Nondescript, she steps into a crowded room. Your senses are lightly caressed by the soft aroma of rose and vanilla causing you to raise your eyes. You catch a glimpse of long braided hair as she turns the corner. The subtle, yet sweet smell of her presence remains etched in your memory long after she has left the room.
Like the story depicted above, never underestimate the impact your fragrance creates on those around you. The scent of a perfume is designed to reflect your individuality, almost like saying, 'Hello, this is me'. For this reason, there are no rules when it comes to choosing a fragrance that's right for you.
Your skin has a unique texture and natural odour. The way a perfume responds to you is determined by these factors and other elements like the weather and the food you eat.
You may be a business executive wanting to create a notable fragrance without overpowering your clients or a mother conscious of the need to wear a milder scent because of her infant. Whatever your situation, your natural body aroma may be better complimented by a perfume of your own making instead of a pre-made one.
Making your own perfume is proving to be a popular choice for women and men alike and this can be achieved a number of ways.
Various perfume kits are available on the market which make it easy for a novice to create their own fragrance. All sites listed below offer worldwide shipping.
Bramble Berry stock several DIY perfume kits at reasonable prices. The Perfumer's Apprentice stock beginner perfume kits, perfume party kits and other educational tools to help you get started. Miss Milla's is an Australian site that ships both locally and worldwide. They stock a 'Do It Yourself Perfumery Kit' that is 100% Vegan.
You can also search the online shopping sites eBay and Amazon. Type 'perfume kits' in the search box and check back regularly as their sites are constantly updated with new products.
Classes at Perfume and Skin Care Co.
You may prefer to learn hands on with a professional perfume school. Perfume and Skin Care Co. will teach you how to make your own perfume in classes of 5 or less students. You'll learn the fundamentals of perfumery and create your own individual fragrance. They are located in Berrima, NSW. For more information visit their website or telephone (02) 4885 1377.
Leave it to the experts. If you don't have the time to experiment with scented oils or attend classes, create and order your own scent online. Some popular local and international sites offering this service are Scent Design, Parfums Raffy and Air Aroma.
A unique perfume that is yours alone, created especially by you and for you cannot be matched. It's worth exploring the possibilities above in order to find a perfect scent that compliments your individuality. To learn more about fragrance types visit the International Fragrance Association.
Also Fleurage Perfume Atelier in South Melbourne offers four different classes for individuals or groups. They are run by the perfumer and use no synthetic ingredients so it costs a bit more than most of the other courses you see but its the real deal. Being guided by the perfumer means you get to understand what it is you want to make before the expensive ingredients are mixed together.