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Basic Recipes to Begin Toying With

Taking the course will expose you to a level of knowledge of


perfuming that you’re not really going to find elsewhere.

I wanted to share a few recipes with you. This is barely scratching


the surface, and am keeping these simple. Do not fret if you don’t
have some of these materials on hand! Make do with what you
have for the moment.

The course is much more than recipes—it’s about HOW to


compose a fragrance…and there are so many different types and
styles of perfumes out there.

I would encourage you to hop on board for the full class if you’d
like to dig deeper into learning the Art of Perfumery!
1. Basic Eau de Cologne

*This style of fragrance has its roots back in the early 14th Century,
and began with “The Queen of Hungary’s Water”, later known
simply as Hungary Water—and was the forerunner to our modern
day Eau de Colognes.

1 Pint-sized Ball Jar


½ cup of Vodka

Base:
10 Drops Vetiver
5 Drops Sandalwood of your choice
2 Drops Patchouli

Heart:
10 Drops Rose
5 Drops Neroli

Top:
10 Drops Lemon
10 Drops Lime
10 Drops Lavender
10 Drops Bergamot
5 Drops Rosemary

**The longer you can let this meld, the better. 6 weeks would be
optimal, but if you can’t wait that long (and I never can!), you can
begin using it immediately. However, even allowing 2 weeks to
let the ingredients mix would be great. Be sure to roll the jar
between your hands thoroughly and frequently.
2. Simple Egyptian Perfume

*The Egyptians had numerous materials to play with, and had a


highly sophisticated perfume tradition. This is a very simple
formula that can be made at home, using a few materials that the
Egyptians used copious amounts of in their perfumes.

10mL Vial
Jojoba, Fractionated Coconut Oil, or other carrier oil of choice

Base:
15 Drops Frankincense of your choice
5 Drops Benzoin

Heart:
5-10 Drops Rose
3 Drops Spikenard (Can Substitute Jatamansi)

àTop the rest of the vial off with your carrier oil of choice
3. Basic Floral Chypre Perfume

*This is a more modern style of perfume, and dates back to 1917


with the introduction of Le Chypre, by Coty.

3 Individual 10mL Vials for each of the Base, Heart, and Top
Accords
1-10mL Vial to blend your perfume
Jojoba, Fractionated Coconut Oil, or other carrier oil of choice

Base:

20 Drops Oakmoss
20 Drops Bergamot
10 Drops Vetiver
5 Drops Patchouli

Heart:
15 Drops Jasmine
5 Drops Rose
5 Drops Ylang Ylang
3 Drops Lavender

Top:
3 Drops Nutmeg
1 Drop Clove
10 Drops Orange
10 Drops Lemon
10 Drops of Red, Yellow, and/or Green Mandarin

àUse these ratios to fill individual vials, and label each


accordingly, “Base, Heart, Top.” These are called Accords—and
need time to meld together individually, and will later be blended
together to make the final perfume.
àAllow each of these different accords to meld for 2-6 weeks

àAfter proper time melding has commenced, place 5 drops from


each of the 3 vials into your blending vial. Roll the vial between
your hands to blend the ingredients, and then top off with your
carrier oil of choice.

**This final perfume will continue to mature with time. You can
use this now, but do know—the longer it sets, the softer and more
sensual it will become.