Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Custom Perfume Blends

One particular crafty project I'm working on that I'm very excited about is custom perfume oil blends. I am slowly amassing a small army of single note fragrances and have been playing around and day dreaming about what I want to create! There are so many scents I want to try to create, inspired by so many different things. So far, I'm really enjoying this craft project, how could I not? I get to sit around and smell pleasant things all day (beats smelling E6000 all day!) and trying to imagine what unicorn glens and vampire crypts might smell like.

I hope to eventually have at least a couple scents for sale in my shop, once I work out some kinks and get some unsuspecting test subjects friends to help try out some scents and give me some feedback on them.

I've always had a fondness for perfumes, but I often find that commercial perfumes all tend to be a bit boring and all smell the same to me after a while. Personally, I don't really crave smelling like a purse manufacturer, or a tacky former pop star, there's no imagination behind that! So a few years back on a search for something a little different, something a little more me, I stumbled across the infamous Black Phoenix Alchemy Labs and was delighted to find a world full of perfumes inspired by dusty libraries, ancient goddesses, and witch's parlors. There are literally dozens of other artisan perfume shops out there, and I've sampled around a few of them, and now I think it's turn for me to try my own hand at creating the scents that I've dreamed about. Does the world need another artisan perfume oil vender, aren't there enough already? Probably not, but that doesn't mean I'm not going to experiment a bit with a craft I would love to try!


  1. Unicorn Glens and Vampire crypts? Those would be wonderfully awesome names/smells. I am very interested in what you would come up with! I've always figured perfume making to be hard... I don't even know where you would start.
    Good luck on your new project, and you gained yourself a new follower! (KitsuneSK on swap-bot)

  2. I am with you! And I like just to stick with one smell. I use essential oils, seeing how I'm obsessed with Lavender! lol!

    Good Luck!

    I am RyuLuna on Swap-Bot! Sorry I am late!