Creating a natural perfume is a beautiful voyage of discovery. Each perfume is entirely unique and the end result is always an unexpected surprise.
The key to natural perfumery is to build it like a house.
The perfume needs good foundations. These come in the form of base notes. Base notes are essential oils that have a lasting fragrance. In a natural perfume, it is the scent you will still be smelling a few hours later.
Once you have your foundations in place. You need to create the heart of the scent. These give the fragrance body and fullness. They gently linger around your heart, giving you that sense of peace, like you are getting a nurturing hug.
Finally, If you wish, you can put the roof on the house, or should I say, give it a top note. These are often light scents that quickly evaporate. They give you the first impression of the perfume, but they do not hang around for very long. Once they have given you that initial hit, the perfume develops into something fuller and more lasting.
Creating natural perfumes is a beautiful thing.
Each perfume is like a story.
The story I am sharing with you today has no top note. Instead I have chosen to leave this scent lingering around your heart. This perfume has depth and warmth with a beautiful heart centred fullness, and to tie it up, there is a mildly indecipherable kick from the black pepper.
I hope you enjoy!
What you will need:
5 drops black pepper essential oil
11 drops peru de balsam
7 drops sandalwood dilution
7 drops jasmine dilution
10 drops tuberose dilution
9ml light coconut oil
1 x 10 ml bottle
What to do:
Most of the above oils can be purchased at Star Child of Glastonbury
In the case of absolutes, a good tip is to buy the smallest amount and then turn it into a dilution by adding some light coconut oil up to 10 ml in total. You can then add the same number of drops outlined above.
The peru de balsam can be purchased at The Aromatherapy Shop.