How To Create Your Custom Perfume:
Fragrance is unique in that it is an experience for both the wearer and the smeller. European perfumers of the 19th century often compared creating fragrances to creating music. Musical scales consist of top, middle and base notes. Creating and combining scents is all about balance. The blending of these notes and or scents, should create a harmony around the fragrance wearer.
YOU TOO CAN CREATE YOUR BOTANICAL SCENT WITH A TRADITIONAL FINE FRAGRANCE PYRAMID:
- Top notes are also referred to as head notes, the initial impression of the fragrance. Top notes are strong, assertive and evaporate quickly. (Eucalyptus, Lavender, Citrus, etc.)
- Middle notes are commonly referred to as heart notes. The scent aspect that is well rounded and carries the body of the scent. (Pear, Rose, Coconut, etc.)
- Base notes bring depth to a scent. They work to ground and enrich top and middle notes and evaporate slowly. (Sandalwood, Vanilla, Patchouli, etc.)
Determining fragrance classification has been widely debated. Here at Bath Bar we just ask that you let your intuition be your guide, keep harmony in mind and have some fun.
- For example, if its winter and you’re creating a massage oil the instinct might be to add some peppermint (top note); A wintery scent that is also cooling and reminiscent of the season. However, a wonderful symphony balance could be achieved by adding some rosemary (middle note) and vanilla (base note) to your peppermint for a holiday symphony.
Smell is one of our most expressive senses. Since the beginning of time fragrance has been used to perfume the air, contest mal odors, cleanse, purify, beautify and evoke nostalgia. From the simple burning of an incense to the smell of freshly baked bread. Scents are time machines, apparition tools, mood shifters and love creators. Let your intuition and sensuality be your guide.