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The second most important thing is that there are 3 key ingredients to a perfume recipe: essential oils (extracts from various plants, organic or non-organic, that combined, give you smell of your perfume), pure grain alcohol and water.
Another thing you should know about oils, plant extracts is that there are 3 different types of oils which will ultimately influence smell of your perfume in time. The base notes will be scent that will stay longest on your skin and that is why it is usually added first in mixture. The middle notes will also influence smell of perfume for a pretty long time, although not as long as base notes, while top notes will give perfume its specific scent when just applied. The top notes will be added to mixture after middle notes and may be followed by some other substance to bridge scents. It is very important that you mix extracts in given order and that you use a sufficient quantity of each type, usually same for all three.
Last, but not least, here’s a list of most easily found oils that may lead you to your dream perfume:
1. Base notes – sandal wood, vanilla, cinnamon, mosses, lichens, ferns;
2. Middle notes – lemongrass, geranium, neroli, ylang-ylang;
3. Top notes – orchid, rose, bergamot, lavender, lemon, lime.
One more thought to take into consideration above all… have fun!
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