At one time, the novel "Perfume" Patrick Zuskindshocked reading public. Those who did not read the novel, were shocked to see his eponymous adaptation. A shocked readers and viewers were not only a detective story and historical details, but also an awareness that the smell has power over man. However, the novel is a novel, but in life everything is much simpler. To extract and store smells, and also use them for their utilitarian purposes, people have learned a long time. At first they were liquids based on fats and oils, then the smells began to be preserved with the help of alcohol, then they came up with firm perfumes, learned to make perfumes with pheromones, and what will happen next - one can only guess. But guess how to make perfume yourself, no longer necessary. Because to the delight of home-grown perfumers and cosmetologists there is not only all the materials available for this magical process, but also detailed instructions. We offer them to you.
The most laborious stage of making perfume (tojoys of modern masters) took over cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies. His essential oils are the main components of fragrant home perfume compositions. Therefore, it is them, in the first place, that you will need to acquire. And they are sold in any pharmacy or in shops for needlework. Note that the perfume is made on the basis of oil or alcohol. Therefore, depending on the type of perfume chosen, you will need a base oil (jojoba oil is best used) or medical alcohol. Perfumes based on oil have a very rich flavor, and the composition itself ripens two to four weeks. Spirits on an alcohol basis you will be ready in four days, but aromatic shades in them will be much less. An important advantage of alcohol spirits is the possibility of their application to clothing and hair. But oil perfume can be applied only on the body, add to the bath as a perfume or use for a flavored medallion or pendant. In addition to essential oils and the basis of perfume, you will need tightly closing bottles. The volume of such vessels should be sufficient for convenient mixing of the components. But too spacious dishes will not work either, since after clogging an air layer remains inside the vessel. And the less it is, the better the spirits will turn out. So choose bottles of this volume, so that the amount of air left in them after the preparation of perfume was minimal. Another necessary material for the production of home perfume - a strip of paper. It's not even material, it's a tool that you'll use to sample while mixing components and test the maturing aroma. That, in fact, and all that you need to make man-made perfume at home.
Creating a perfume composition
Before starting to make perfume,it is necessary to learn how to make perfume compositions. And for starters, it is not unreasonable to learn the principle of their compilation. A fragrant composition (bouquet) of any perfume includes three smells. Like the musical composition, these components are called notes. All three notes of fragrances should be revealed gradually. The initial note (in the language of professionals - the head one) is the top perfume. The average note is the central smell, which is called the heart note. The final note is the base aroma and is called the perfume foundation. All fragrant notes of perfume composition are revealed at different times, and the duration of this process is the period of life of the note. Naturally, each note has a different period of life. The shortest life at a head note, the note of heart for a little bit longer lives, and the longest life at fund of perfum. Accordingly, the quantity of essential oils for each note is taken - one part of the top, two parts of the heart and three parts of the foundation. Note that to create each note it is not necessary to use only one flavor. That is, for one note, you can take two, three, or even five different essential oils. And in complex perfume compositions, a single note can consist of dozens of fragrances. In fact, not only practical skills, but also knowledge of the compatibility (complementarity) of fragrances, about their minorness or majeure are needed to make perfume at home. Experienced masters not only know how to correctly combine odors, but also to recognize individual flavors in an already finished composition. A beginner perfumer-amateurs can use a small clue:
- oils for the main note - carnation, juniper, patchouli, sandalwood, rosewood, cinnamon, cypress, incense, cedar, musk;
- oils for the head note: bergamot, lemon, peppermint, orange, verbena, mandarin, lemon grass;
- oils for medium notes - mimosa, ylang-ylang, rose, jasmine, chamomile, lemon balm, iris, geranium, hyssop, myrtle.
The process of making perfume
This process will not only allow us to produce our ownindividual spirits, but also will deliver the master herself a lot of pleasure. Because this is a creative process. Mix different scents, achieving a special flavor of each note, and as a result, invent a unique perfume composition! This can be compared with the work of a painter, poet or director. This process is similar to musical creativity. Only the composer has only seven notes in his arsenal, and the perfumer simply has an innumerable number of different flavors. The whole process of creating perfume comes down to several basic stages:
- Mixing of essential oils to obtain the aroma of each note;
- the music mix in strict sequence: foundation oil, heart note oil, top oil;
- Adding the basis of perfume - alcohol or jojoba oil;
- perfume packaging in vials;
- maturation of the perfume and its storage.
The proportions of the components for perfume on oilbasis: 10 milliliters of jojoba oil is taken from 15 to 20 drops of essential oils. If you are preparing your perfume on the basis of alcohol, then observe the following proportions: for 10 milliliters of medical alcohol (90%) is taken 5 or 10 milliliters of distilled water and 10-15 drops of essential oils. Keep in mind that the number of drops of essential oils is the total of all three notes of perfume. Therefore, you must first make each note, and already this mixture is added to the composition in the right proportion. In practice, everything will look like this. If for each note you use several essential oils, then first make fragrant mixtures. Now take the right amount of base oil or alcohol - about two-thirds of the volume of the bottle. Then, be sure to respect the ratio of the amount of base and amount of essential oils, add a base note. Shake the bottle, check the fragrance obtained, applying a little mixture on a strip of paper or on the skin. If everything suits you, add a heart note, stir the mixture again, and at the end pour in the oils of the upper (head) note. If any odor dominates in the final fragrance of the composition, it can be counterbalanced or muted by any other note oil or a few drops of neutral lavender oil. After that, the bottle is tightly clogged and removed to a dark place where the spirits must brew and ripen. Depending on the basis, it takes from one to four weeks. During this time, every three to four days a bottle of perfume should be shaken. And your ready-made perfume must be stored in a dark and cool place. Ideally - in the refrigerator.
Perfume with pheromones
Many people are interested in how to do in the homeperfume with pheromones. Prepare to be disappointed, because you can not make perfume with pheromones yourself. And it's not about perfume manufacturing, but about the fact that pheromones are special organic compounds with very low molecular weight. Pheromones are handled only by chemists, and they are made only in specially equipped laboratories. So, if you are not a high-class chemist or the owner of a special laboratory, you will not be able to make perfume yourself with pheromones on your own. However, if you really want to have your spirits with pheromones, then they are easier to buy than to try to make yourself. Nevertheless, there is an alternative to spirits with pheromones - these are perfumes with aphrodisiac oils. They have, if not an identical property, something very similar. Aphrodisiacs are really capable of arousing sensuality, increase potency, cause sexual desire or help to relax. In addition, aphrodisiacs contribute to the release of pheromones by the human body. So try to make home perfume not with pheromones, but with aphrodisiacs:
Believe me, perfume with these oils will be no less thanare more effective than perfume with pheromones. By the way, it was the hero of the novel Perfume that was able to make perfumes with pheromones. But remember how exactly he did it, and how it ended. So leave in advance a failed venture of hand-making such perfume at home.
In time, you will definitely learn how to make your ownown perfume with a unique aroma. But the novice masters often find it difficult to choose the right combination of oils, so you can use ready-made recipes for perfume. Perfume "Artemis" For active ladies, leading an active lifestyle and engaged in sports.
- The top note is 1 drop of peppermint and lemon oil,
- The average note is 2 drops of myrtle and cypress oil,
- Base note - 5 drops of sandalwood oil and 3 drops of bergamot oil and muscatine sage.
Perfume "Veil" Suitable for women who like spicy and warm scents.
- The top note is 2 drops of ylang-ylang oil,
- The average note is 3 drops of orange and incense oil,
- The base note is 10 drops of sandalwood oil and 5 drops of benzoy oil.
Perfume Monica Perfectly suited to romantic natures, as well as ladies who value their sexuality and sexuality.
- The top note is 2 drops of rose oil,
- The average note is 2 drops of verbena oil, patchouli, ylang-ylang and jasmine,
- The base note is 10 drops of sandalwood.
Perfumes of "Terpsichore" Spirits for creative natures, keen on art, literature and, surprisingly, by needlework.
- The top note is 1 drop of rose oil,
- The average note -3 drops of oil of iris and 2 drops of cinnamon and millet oil,
- The base note is 10 drops of sandalwood and 5 drops of lemon grass.
Perfume "Princess" The combination of fragrances in these spirits contributes to a decrease in appetite. So they are perfect for ladies who want to stay slim.
- The top note is 1 drop of rose oil,
- The average note is 3 drops of lavender and jasmine oil.
- Base note - 5 drops of grapefruit and bergamot oil.
Perfume «Mon Ami» Self-made perfume, which can be an excellent gift for a loved one and will not be worse than factory toilet water.
- The top note is 1 drop of vetiver oil and lemon,
- The average note is 2 drops of juniper and lavender oil.
- Base note -4 drops of bergamot oil and 3 drops of sandalwood and myrtle oil.
Perfume "Splashes of the sun" The combination of fresh citrus aromas with a delicate smell of roses excellently raises the mood, refreshes thoughts and exacerbates feelings.
- The top note is 5 drops of rose oil,
- The average note is 7 drops of petitgrain oil.
- Base note - 15 drops of orange oil.
After training on proven and alreadytested in practice recipes of perfume, you will learn how to combine flavors. By the way, this can be learned in an experimental way. Just try mixing different essential oils, apply them not strips of paper and test the fragrance. As you can see, it's quite possible to make perfume on your own. To do this, you do not need to equip a whole laboratory or workshop at home. The necessary knowledge, suitable components, imagination and desire - that's all you need for a beginner perfumer. Do not be afraid to experiment, for creativity is a creative process. Dare! And all of you will definitely succeed! We advise you to read: