Perfume and Discount Cologne Making: Your Own Unique Discount Perfume

By: Patricia - The perfume Lover

How much a bottle of perfume or cologne cost today can be a little pricey. For a bottle of a popular perfume by Ralph Lauren or Chanel, you can expect to pay anywhere from $50-$100. Although you can go online and usually get your perfume at a much better price. This price is pretty high for a perfume or cologne that is not even unique! For a little less money and some ingredients, you can make your own customized perfume or cologne fragrance and monitor what goes into it as well. Although I would not recommend this for everybody. There are alot of great designer fragrances out there. However, if you are the kind of person who likes to be a little creative and have a little time on your hands, then you might want to try to make your own perfume! Its pretty cool to make a unique scent and name it after yourself!

The basic formula for perfume is 15% to 30% essential oil, 70% to 80% of pure grain alcohol, such as vodka, and 5% of distilled or bottled spring water. If you want, you can use fragrance oil and replace essential oil for a little cheaper price.. although the quality will be a little lower also on the discount perfume. The right essential oil for this job can be rather easily found at a health food store or a local craft store. Make sure to store your perfume or cologne in a small glass or plastic container for safe storage. You can buy a container with a sprayer at almost any local craft store. Be on the lookout as you might also be able to pick up a designer vintage perfume bottle at a local flea market or a thrift store.

You will have to play around with the oils to create the perfect perfume for you. To begin, you might start by mixing 1/4 cup of vodka with 4-5 drops of your fragrance or essential oil. Depending on how strong you want the perfume, you can let the mixture stand for as little as 48 hours all the way to a month. Remember, in creating your own signature perfume, this process cannot be rushed or your discount perfume might not turn out the way you want. The longer it stands, the stronger it will be. After your perfume has sat for your preferred time, add 2 tablespoons of the diluted water. If the perfume fragrance is too strong for you, you can add a little more water to get your desired fragrance strength. To make your perfume last longer, add a tablespoon of glycerin to your perfume mixture. Glycerin is a neutral, colorless, thick liquid. It can be found anywhere soap making supplies are found. When added to water and alcohol, glycerin remains liquid and helps the other ingredients dissolve faster and better.

When you are ready to start combining fragrance/essential oils for a scent that is completely unique, understand that there are three different notes in scented oil. The first is base notes, which will stay longest on your skin. Base notes include oils such as vanilla, cinnamon, and sandalwood. Notes number two include middle notes which add a little extra kick to the perfume but do not last as long as the bass notes. These oils include lemongrass, geranium, neroli, and ylang-ylang. The last of the notes are the top notes which do what they say, they top off the scent. The top notes do not last as long as the other two notes, but add to the perfume or cologne significantly. Top notes include fragrance oilds like orchard, bergamot, jasmine, lavender, and rose. When making a perfume of more than one scent, add the base note oil first. Follow the base note with the middle note oil, and finish with the top note oil.

There are unique perfumes that can alter your mood or state of mind. Jasmine and lavender can calm the anxious and aide in sleeping, orange and ylang ylang can ease anger, and sandalwood and grapefruit can fight fear. Need a boost of confidence? Try rosemary or cypress. Frankincense, rose, and bergamot can help relieve depression and grief. To increase memory powers, try peppermint and black pepper. You may want to keep this in mind when you are creating your concoction.

You can also get many recipes for perfume and cologne online. While playing with perfume can be fun, it can also be frustrating if you cannot get the desired perfume fragrance you want. Now that you know the basics of perfume making.. feel free to give them as valentine, birthday, or christmas gifts. Who wouldn't love their own signature perfume, especially if it is named after them? Now go try to make your own perfume or cologne!

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I 've had my fair share of troubles with picking or creating the right perfume or cologne for me or a gift for someone else. I have been around perfume and cologne for over 20 years. A great company I've found and used many times to purchase discount perfume and cologne is YourNewFragrance.Com.

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