How to begin perfumery
purchase an essential oil.
smell it, wear it, enjoy it, live with it.
make notes, keep notes, revise notes.
describe this oil with as many adjectives as possible.
what do you smell, what comes to mind?
describe: personal memories, textures, degree of transparency, warmth, coolness, objects, foods, drinks, places, people
how long does this oil last on your skin?
how long does this oil last on scent strips?
use google - what do other people observe bout this particular oil?
what adjectives do they use? do you agree or disagree with them?
once familiar with your first essential oil, now it's time to make friends with your second oil.
repeat the steps above.
compare these first 2 essential oils
which one is warmer, which is cooler, sweeter or dryer? which lasts longer, which is more or less transparent? etc.
Repeat the above steps with the following materials.
It should take 1 years to become familiar with 76 common perfume materials
(natural and synthetic)
Materials can be purchased here (2 sets)
76 common perfumery materials
Animalis Hypo 27
Basil (Sweet) EO
Bergamot - EO (BF) - Calabria, IT
Birch Tar 10% in BB
Clary Sage EO
Coriander Seed Russia
Fir Balsam Reconstitution (IFF)
Frankincense (Olibanum) EO
Gardenia - Key Accord
Ginger Fresh Madagascar
Hexyl Cinnamic Aldehyde
Iso Bornyl Acetate
Iso Butyl Quinoline
Iso E super
Jasmine Grandiflorum (Absolute)
Orange (Sweet) EO
Orange Flower (Neroli)
Petitgrain Paraguay EO
Phenethyl acetate a.k.a Phenyl Ethyl Acetate
Phenyl Ethyl Alcohol
Pink Peppercorn EO
Rose - Absolute
Styrax (Storax) Essence
Star Anise EO
Tuberose Artessence (Biolandes)
Vetiver EO - Indonesia
Ethyl Linalyl Acetate