3 replies
  • |
Why spend a fortune on perfume or cologne when you can make your own for cheap. Brand name perfume/cologne can cost from $50-100,

why spend that much when you can create your own fragrance with vodka and essential oils

Before the manufacturing process can begin, there are many raw materials that must be gathered

Vodka (the higher percentage alcohol the better) or Everclear if you can get it
Essential oils*, fragrance oils**, infused oils, even flavour*** extracts (make sure it's pure) such as vanilla extract
distilled or spring water
glycerin (this can be found in pharmacies)
Other stuff

pretty glass bottles to put the finished product in, preferably coloured glass, reuse bottles or find them at the dollar store.
glass jar for mixing fragrance in
measuring cup/spoons
a dropper if you have one
aluminum foil or wrapping paper if you are using clear glass bottles
a pencil and paper for jotting down your recipe
a discerning nose is helpful
*You can also make your own perfume oil Be a Romantic Scientist: Distill your own perfume oil.

#fragrances #homemade #making #perfume #scents
  • Profile picture of the author Winning34
    Another top quality article.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10744908].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author perryny
    Here's how one of the world's greatest marketers makes perfume...

    On yet another fine day, the Prince of Print finds himself walking aimlessly through the streets of Westwood Village which is located just west of Beverly Hills. He comes upon an outdoor kiosk on one of the sidewalks of which he happens to be strolling. This little kiosk is filled with hundreds of test-tube-like thingys which are filled with different kinds of liquids. The friendly girl working in the little kiosk explains to ol' Guru Gary each test-tube-like thingy contains a different kind of essential oil... and how... she sells those essential oils to women who like to concoct their own perfumes.

    Hmn. Quite interesting.

    The Prince queries the sales girl, "Is there any one or two kinds of essential oils which women seem to like better than the others?"

    "Oh yes!" she responds. "This one. It's called 'China Musk' and women much prefer it over all the others."

    "No kidding," the Prince continues. "Why doesn't someone pour China Musk into a bottle, mix it with a little water and alcohol and call it 'ABC Perfume'?"

    "Gee, I dunno. That sounds like a good idea," the fair maiden replies. "I guess it's just nobody ever thought of it."

    Hmn. Well, Numnuts Halbert was sure thinking of it, and he bought a test-tube-thingy of that stuff and took it to a high-end jeweler.
    "I want you to make a real fancy bottle to hold this liquid," I told the jeweler. "Then, I want you to have the name 'Tova' etched into that bottle."

    A few days later, I picked up the bottle (it looked great), poured some China Musk, water and alcohol into it, screwed the top back on... and VOILA!... I created TOVA PERFUME!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10745152].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author yukon
    This is literally my go to source for making perfume. I make this stuff in 55 gallon barrels.

    Forget Clive Christian.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10753786].message }}

Trending Topics