To make your very own simple perfume at home isn’t difficult, in fact you may already have some of the ingredients available right now.

Commercial perfume such as Dior or Ralph Lauren is primarily made from a special perfumers base- which put simply, is very strong, very pure, and very high proof denatured alcohol.Of course there are many other chemical additives and extenders, which vary from perfume to perfume, but carry out the purpose of both preserving and fixing the scent.

A note: Before you reach for the gin, I’ve tried making perfume from shop bought bottles of vodka, gin etc. in the past, and although I met with some level of success, the proof of the alcohol really wasn’t strong enough to be effectively miscible with the fragrance oils. So for now, we’ll talk about making an oil based perfume, as the ingredients are readily to hand in local health shops and maybe even your own fridge right now!

How to make perfume (33 downloads)

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