Perfume Blends for Cooler Temps

Perfume Blends for Cooler Temps
As we transition from overwhelmingly hot temperatures to some what cooler ones, the scents you wear will also take on a transition of how you wear them. If you’re inclined to make some of these yourself here are a few tips and recipes for you to try.

Before I grasped a sense of how to blend, I did not know that there was a difference between fragrance and essential oils. Essential oils are the pure essences of the flowers, leaves, bark and roots of flowers and trees. Fragrance oils are synthetic combinations that have been created to smell like the real essence of the flowers.

You'll find that in the science of blending there are what's called top, middle and base notes. Top notes are the scents that you smell first, middle notes come next in the scent and finally the base notes represent the aroma the lingers for hours long after you’ve applied your perfume.

The base notes are what tie your blend together and should be somewhat subtle and not too overwhelming. There are also blends that can be one or two scent blends that are made up of one or two notes.

The key to blending is that everything has to be done with patience. Getting the right scent blend is a lot like a science experiment. Although I’ve got you starting with 1 or 2 drops, if the blend doesn’t have the smell that you want once you take a whiff, you can add drops until you get your desired blend. Starting with one or two drops also allows you to test small without waisting your oil.

The first time you create a blend, allow it to sit for a week or two before you use it. This time line will tell you whether or not your creation is something worth wearing or something that should be tossed. If you like what you created, you can now add your carrier oil or distilled water to the blend. You can also add it to bath salts for a nice relaxing or uplifting bath.


Here are a few recipes that you can try.

Clean and Refreshing

1 drop lemon essential oil
2 drops lime essential oil
1 tablespoon of carrier oil (jojoba, olive, coconut or grape seed)
10-15ml brown bottle

Holiday Cheers

1 drop orange essential oil
1 drop cinnamon leaf essential oil
1 drop of cedar or spruce essential oil
1 drop of peppermint or 2 drops of spearmint essential oil
1 tablespoon of carrier oil (jojoba, olive, coconut or grape seed)
10-15ml brown bottle

The Woodsman - For Men

2 drops frankincense essential oil
1 drop balsam fir essential oil
2 drops rosewood
1 tablespoon of carrier oil (jojoba, olive, coconut or grape seed)
10-15ml brown bottle

Winter Spice - For Men

1 drop orange essential oil
1 drop cinnamon leaf essential oil
1/2 drop spruce essential oil
1 tablespoon of carrier oil (jojoba, olive, coconut or grape seed)
10-15ml brown bottle

These recipes should keep you busy as you experiment your way to perfection in the art of blending. Keep things simple when you first start. As you mature in your blending process you'll know what to add to your blend and how much of each.

That's it for this week.

Life Never Smelled So Sweet!

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