How to Make Homemade Perfume

Updated on March 14, 2016
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I love perfumes. I have this personal obsession with collecting perfume bottles from the perfumes that I have worn.

I have a long list of my personal favorites; to name a few, I like scents with traditional notes of grapefruit, bergamot, baby’s breath, fresh cotton or crisp linen, and that fresh grassy scent after the rain. I enjoy something immaculately groomed and naturally chic when I wear it, one that makes me feel crisp during the day and seductive at night. Why not? Scents simply set the mood for me, and I am not a big fan of anything too sickly or sweet.

I love the sparkling notes of citrus and pink pepper; their effervescent quality makes me feel energized. I like the delicate bouquet of peony and wisteria and the rich and feminine touch of amber and cedar.

The Fragrance Wheel

Before you start mixing, learn a little about the types of scents and how they are mixed. What is your favorite scent? The fragrance wheel, widely used in retail and in the fragrance industry, recognizes four families of fragrance: Floral, Oriental, Woody, and Fresh, and sometimes a fifth, Fougère. Each of the main families of fragrance appeals to a different personality type.

Perfume notes
Perfume notes

Five Types of Fragrance

1. Floral

Floral scents are the most popular. They can combine the bouquets of gardenia, rose, tuberose, jasmine, and white peony. These fragrance mixtures may be pure and flowery, or delicately mixed with a touch of fruit, soft spice, or powdery finish.

Examples: Amarige by Givenchy, Bvlgari Pour Femme, Dior Midnight Poison, Ralph Lauren Romance, YSL Paris, Hermes Kelly Caleche, Daisy by Marc Jacobs, 2000 Fleurs by Creed Perfume, Anais Anais by Cacharel, Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani.

Personality Type: A dreamer, a hopeless romantic: sensual, flirtatious, fashionable, and confident.

2. Oriental

Oriental, also known as “amber," stands out because of its unique mixture of warmth and sensuality. Oriental scents draw richness from heady substances like musk, vanilla, and wood. Oriental fragrances are often associated with exotic floral and spicy scents.

Examples: Donna Karan Cashmere Mist, Sage Machado Garnet, Kiehl’s Original Musk, Hanae Mori Butterfly and Black Pearls by Elizabeth Taylor, Victoria’s Secret-Heavenly Desire, Incognito by Dana, Flower by Kenzo, and Spirit Woman by Antonio Banderas

Personality Type: Independent and unconventional, a creative sort with a dramatic flair. Very polished around the edges but can be reckless at times. Bold, but sometimes aloof and mysterious.

3. Woodsy

Woodsy fragrances are spicy and nutty, with sensual notes of cedar wood, amber, sandalwood and a subtle touch of patchouli. They may have a hint of cinnamon, a sprinkle of nature, or a puff of tobacco.

Example: CB Patchouli Empire, Givenchy Organze, Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque, Guess Seductive, Vivienne Westwood Naughty Alice, Tokyomilk Parfum Dead Sexy, Very Sexy Hot by Victoria’s Secret, Angel by Thierry Mugler and Clinique's Aromatics Elixir.

Personality Type: Stubborn, free spirited, self-assured, and a go-getter. Genuinely compassionate and affectionate.

4. Fougère

These are especially popular as fragrances for men. Many modern fougère fragrances have animal, herbaceous, or citrus notes.

Examples: Lacoste Style In Play Aftershave, Polo Sport, Havana, Aigner No 1, Cool Water, Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin Fraicheur and Paul Smith for Men aftershave.

Personality Type: Likes to be in control and be noticed in a crowd. Outdoor type, adventurous, always experimenting with new things.

5. Fresh

These are clean and zesty fragrances, like those of citrus fruits such as grapefruit, lemon, and lime, or smells that are crisp and green, like fresh-cut grass and leaves. Some fresh scents are aquatic, like those of the sea breeze and fresh dew.

Examples: Omnia Amethyste by Bvlgari, DKNY Pure Verbena Scent Spray, D& G Light Blue, Ralph Lauren Blue (discontinued), Philosophy Falling In Love Spray, Clinique’s Happy, Gucci Envy Me, CK One by Calvin Klein, Happy by Clinique, Coconut Tuberose by GAP, and Aeries' Day Dream (one of my favorites).

Personality Type: Outgoing, sociable, and energetic. Rich in culture and prone to strong bursts of energy. A zesty adventurer, disciplined and organized, with perfectionist tendencies.

Your Perfume Says a Lot About You

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Spicy, fruity, intoxicating and beautifully made with notes of citrus, French rose, blackberry, fig, spices, woods, and amber - one of my favorites.
Spicy, fruity, intoxicating and beautifully made with notes of citrus, French rose, blackberry, fig, spices, woods, and amber - one of my favorites. | Source

What Is Your Signature Scent?

Audrey Hepburn's signature scent was Givenchy's L'Interdit, Marilyn Monroe’s favorite scent was Chanel No. 5, and for Princess Diana, it was Diorissimo.

Your favorite fragrance can tell a lot about your personality. Are you an outdoor type who loves fresh scents; a romantic or adventurous person who loves mysterious, woodsy scents; a modern woman who enjoys changing it up and mixing up styles; or the classic type who appreciates simplicity in all aspects of life?

Your beauty rituals say a lot about you already, but none is more revealing than the choice of fragrance that you wear.

Choosing a perfume is a personal thing. It sends a message and reveals many aspects of your personality. People will remember you by the smell of your perfume. And wearing the right scent can put you, yourself, in the right mood: energized, revitalized, happy, joyful, lovely, or romantic. So, choose carefully. Do not buy perfume because you like how it smells on someone else. Perfume should complement your personality and should blend well with your body chemistry and the pH of your skin.

High-proof vodka for use in making perfume
High-proof vodka for use in making perfume
Making homemade perfume
Making homemade perfume | Source

Create Your Own Fragrance Using Vodka and Essential Oils

What You Need

  • Vodka (the higher the percentage of alcohol the better)

  • Essential oil, fragrance oil, infused oil, or pure extract (like vanilla)

  • Glycerin

  • Distilled or spring water

  • Funnel

  • Dropper pipette

  • Aluminum foil or wrapping paper

  • Measuring spoons

  • Glass jar for mixing fragrance

  • A pretty glass bottle for the final product (re-use is good)

Directions

1. First off, clean and sterilize the bottle, especially if you are re-using it.

2. Pour 1/4 cup of vodka into the jar.

3. Add approximately 25 drops of essential oils, fragrance oils, or extracts.

4. Swirl and smell, and add more drops of oil until you reach your desired fragrance.

5. Cover the mixture and let it age by placing it in a cool, dark place for at least 48 hours, or up to a month. Aging allows the fragrances to mingle and get stronger. The mingling may change the scent, so don’t hesitate to add a few more drops of your fragrant oil to tweak it. Once it has aged your desired length of time, smell it again.

6. Depending on how strong or subtle the scent that you desire, dilute your fragrance with two tablespoons of distilled or spring water. If you are using spray, add more water. Add five drops of glycerin to preserve the fragrance.

7. Transfer your finished mixture into your pretty bottle using a funnel or dropper. If you are using a clear bottle, you will need to cover it with aluminum foil or wrapping paper to protect the perfume from light, or the perfume will deteriorate and go off.

8. Dab a bit on your wrist to test it. If you are happy with it, use it as you would any other type of perfume.

9. Label it with some fancy name, whatever you wish to name your product.

10. Enjoy, sniff and smile!

You’ve just saved a lot of money, and you’re a genius!

My pretty collection of Egyptian perfume bottles
My pretty collection of Egyptian perfume bottles | Source
Three "notes" of a fragrance
Three "notes" of a fragrance

Base, Middle, and Top Notes

When you are mixing your perfume, start with your base notes, work up to the middle note, and end with your top notes.

"Notes," in perfumery, means the sequence in which scents can be distinguished when you wear the perfume. There are three classes of notes: top ("head") notes, middle ("heart") notes, and base notes.

The top note is the scent you immediately perceive when you first put on the perfume. It then evaporates quickly. Top notes create a person’s initial impression of the perfume. Top notes are strong and very volatile. Some common top notes: grapefruit, bergamot, lemon, orange, spearmint, and peppermint.

The middle note appears after the top note evaporates. The middle-note compounds are the "heart" or main body of a perfume and arise in the middle of the perfumes’ diffusion process. Common middle notes: rosemary, geranium, and lavender.

The base note emerges after the middle note and is the base of the perfume. Base notes bring depth and solidity to a perfume. Base notes are fixatives used to hold and boost the strength of the lighter top and middle notes. The most common base notes of perfumes are sandalwood, cedarwood, patchouli, frankincense, and vetiver.

Tricks to Help Your Fragrance Last Longer

Scents fade faster when applied onto dry skin. So, it's always best to spray or apply your perfume right after a shower. A good tip is to apply a fragrance-free moisturizer or lotion first, while your skin is still damp, and then wear the perfume. This way, your perfume will absolutely go the distance.

Also, try to layer the same scent on your skin. For example, use a body gel of the same scent as in your lotion and then spray your perfume on top . The combination of products, all with the same scent, will help make your perfume last longer.

And, always apply perfume before putting on your clothes and jewelry, to avoid staining your clothes or tarnishing your jewelry.

Caution: Don't go overboard when putting on your perfume; be mindful of other people who may be "scent-sitive."

Life is Beautiful Because We're Free!

That's the message from Julia Roberts' La Vie Est Belle one-minute perfume commercial.

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        lotus perfumery 

        16 months ago

        شكرا لكم للانضمامي معكم سوالي هو لماذا اضافة الجليسرين مع الكحول

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        Trinitysite 

        2 years ago

        I made an after shower spray using distilled water, Amber, Sandalwood and musk essential oils. It was my first time and the scent is fantastic . My question is, I want to make it into perfume, what do I need to do differently since there won't be water in it? I've read about carrier oil , what if anything do I need to do. It has a wonderful Musky scent.

        Thanks

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        sweet pea 

        2 years ago

        Nice tips-Helpful!

        Does anyone know how to dupl.

        make a very similar smell/vintage

        cologne like Oh de london yardley

      • CrisSp profile imageAUTHOR

        CrisSp 

        3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        Kristen Howe: Thank you for coming by. I hope you get the chance to make your own perfume. I promise it's fun! I usually would start the process by Sept-Oct and have them ready for Christmas gift giving to family and close friends specially knowing their preferences. :)

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        Kristen Howe 

        3 years ago from Northeast Ohio

        Great hub, CrisSp. I would love to create my own perfumes and fragrances someday. I tend to prefer floral scents.

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        CrisSp 

        3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        monia saad: Hello and thank you for coming by here. I also love DIY and this homemade perfume is one of my favorites. Enjoy!

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        monia ben saad 

        3 years ago from In my Dream

        vey important explanation to have fresh pafume i love homemade things

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        CrisSp 

        3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        PinoyMom: I collect these bottles and I find them fascinating. Sometimes, I'd buy perfume only because of the bottle and not really for the actual perfume. :)

        I also learned the process for this home-made perfume during my university days. It's fun experimenting with different aroma and I do enjoy it, much as I enjoyed writing about it.

        Thank you for reading and commenting. Appreciate it. Cheers!

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        Shiela Gerona 

        3 years ago from Philippines

        You have an awesome collection of perfumes. I still kept my favorite perfume (Paris Hilton) given by my husband during courtship days. Maybe my daughter will be able to use it someday. I love Lacoste inspiration perfume but it's expensive. I have tried making a home-made perfume during high-school days for our classroom experiment.

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        CrisSp 

        4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        Hello grand old lady! Isn't Science interesting? Thank you for dropping by. You have just reminded me to start doing it now (again) in preparation for the forthcoming gift giving season (Christmas) since "ber" month is here. Cheers!

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        Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 

        4 years ago from Philippines

        What an interesting hub! I rarely use perfume, but probably will do so more often now that you've told me how to make it. Never imagined that Vodka is an ingredient in perfume:)

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        CrisSp 

        4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        joedolphin88: You're welcome and thank you for stopping by.:)

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        Joe 

        4 years ago from north miami FL

        Wow, how did you figure this out, I'm very impressed.

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        Joe 

        4 years ago from north miami FL

        Awesome, however you came up with this is amazing. Thank you for sharing.

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        CrisSp 

        5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        beingwell: Thank you for the compliments and for sharing. Enjoy your personalized perfume. *smile*

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        beingwell 

        5 years ago from Bangkok

        You're a genius, crissp!! I have a lot of perfumes at home. Boy, are they all expensive!! This tip you've just shared is priceless to me. I'll keep this in mind and hopefully make a decent personalized scent one of these days. Shared to my followers. Thankies!

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        CrisSp 

        5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        jellygator: Thank you for the compliment. That's the best one I've ever received, so far. As well, I'm pleased to meet you here on HP. Cheers!

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        CrisSp 

        5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        idigwebsites: Welcome to my hubspace and thank you for reading and commenting. Enjoy your signature scent.

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        jellygator 

        5 years ago from USA

        This is one of the best hubs I have ever read. HOTD worthy, in my opinion.

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        idigwebsites 

        5 years ago from United States

        Sounds easy, and fun to make! I'd love to make my own signature scent, might go and try creating it! Thanks for sharing Cris. Voted up and useful, awesome and shared. :)

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        CrisSp 

        5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        livingsta: I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for your readership. Happy sniffing!

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        livingsta 

        5 years ago from United Kingdom

        Wow, this is very interesting. So much useful information here and i thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Lovely photos of your collections. Thank you for sharing your ideas. Voting up and sharing!

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        CrisSp 

        5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        Hello lanablackmoor! Way to go there! I am excited about your success! I'm definite it smells good. Thanks for coming by. Enjoy it!

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        CrisSp 

        5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        Lumitare : Welcome and thank you for stopping by. Enjoy it!

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        CrisSp 

        5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        Kathryn: My pleasure to share and good luck experimenting. It's no rocket science and I'm sure you'll succeed. You may try the vodka first without the essential oil....lol! Kidding aside, thank you for your readership.

        Happy sniffing!

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        lanablackmoor 

        5 years ago from New England

        Wow! Okay, I finally got the time to try this with vanilla and sandalwood essential oils and the results were amazing!! This method really works!

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        Lumitare 

        5 years ago from Helsinki

        This sounds really fun. I never thought that making your own perfume could be this easy (at least theoretically). And I am happily surprised that the ingredients are that simple.

        Thanks!

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        Kathryn 

        5 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

        I almost didn't look at this, because I thought it would require all sorts of ingredients I didn't have! I'm surprised to see it can be made using vodka! I am so happy, I am going to try it when I have some essential oil. Thanks for sharing this!

        By the way, your perfume bottle collection is so pretty!

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        CrisSp 

        5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        Hi Liz! This for sure will save you some money plus you get to customize your scent. It could also be a lovely personalized gift. Good luck and happy mixing! Thanks.

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        CrisSp 

        5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        Thank you dghbrh. Good to see you back here and glad you like it. Appreciate your comments and votes. Namaskar!

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        CrisSp 

        5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        Hi faythef! You're very welcome and thank you for dropping by. Enjoy your favorite scent(s)!

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        CrisSp 

        5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        Hello Suzie! Thank you for stopping by and for leaving me such lovely comments. Please feel free to link it. It'll be my pleasure. Cheers!

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        bizarrett81 

        5 years ago from Maine

        This is awesome and I am going to Pin it so I can try this when i get a little time! I'm all about trying to find ways to limit my spending and I LOVE knowing every ingrediant that is going into something.

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        deergha 

        5 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

        Very interesting hub here. Your Egyptian collection is simply awesome. Thanks for sharing this excellent information here. The easy way of making own perfume is sure going to be a hit among the active crowd here. Shared across the board and votes ++++++++++

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        Faythe Payne 

        5 years ago from USA

        Great article, I had no idea what so ever that I could make my own perfume...But I am sure going to give it a try ..thank you for sharing..

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        Suzanne Ridgeway 

        5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

        Hi Cris Sp,

        Thanks so much for directing me here! LOVE IT! I see Bergamot is a favorite scent of yours, me too I adore it. This is a great informative piece and adore your Egyptian bottles, they are stunning. I will link this to my fragrance hub if okay, it is excellent!!

        Votes across the board, shared and pinned!!

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        CrisSp 

        5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        Riviera Rose: First of all, that's a beautiful pen name. Thank you and goodluck in mixing your scents. I guarantee it's fun to do and very satisfying when you get to the final sniffing and see the end product. I had it mixed a month before Christmas, bottled and specially wrapped for a more personal Christmas gift. The receivers all love it and I do too!

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        Riviera Rose 

        5 years ago from South of France

        Love this hub! I'd love to make my own perfume so will bookmark this and revisit. A really wonderful read.

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        CrisSp 

        5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        @Vellur: Thank you.

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        CrisSp 

        5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        @Turtlewoman: Welcome to my home(made perfume)! Glad you find it interesting. Sometimes, it's nice to know your signature scent, so you could identify yourself. You could be a combination of any as I am both woodsy and fresh. Slow down on the vodka, if you decide to make it. Lol! Happy sniffing!

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        CrisSp 

        5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        Thank you Ruchira. Pleased to see you here.

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        Ruchira 

        5 years ago from United States

        I loved your hub. It is useful and resourceful and interesting.

        many votes and sharing it across!!

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        Kim Lam 

        5 years ago from California

        Very interesting! I would love to try doing this some day. I don't have a signature perfume but I think I'm more of the woodsy type. You got me at "vodka" lol. Great, beautifully written hub.

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        Nithya Venkat 

        5 years ago from Dubai

        Very useful, a great idea to make our own fragrances. Voted up and shared.

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        CrisSp 

        5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        @FreezeFrame34: Glad you like it. Thank you for the enthusiasm and goodluck! I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

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        CrisSp 

        5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        @Indian Chef: Yes, vodka is perfect to mix with oil for a beautiful scent. You can also cheat and try the vodka first before working on your perfume concoction. Lol! Thanks for dropping by Indian Chef and for voting up and sharing.

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        CrisSp 

        5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        Thank you Mary. I started mixing in the last week of October and now they're ready in time for Christmas...next week, I'll check them out and probably start pouring them in bottles and dress them up for giving away. Saves me some money instead of buying commercial gifts. I just have to use my creativity to present it nicely. Regards,

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        FreezeFrame34 

        5 years ago from Charleston SC

        I love this!

        The only way this could get any better would be to make it scratch and sniff! Your excellent descriptions will do though!

        I can't wait to try this.

        I'll have to hit up the local thrift store for some cute bottles too!

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        Indian Chef 

        5 years ago from New Delhi India

        Interesting and really never thought anyone can make perfumes at home so easily. Also no Idea perfumes had vodka in it . Very intersting hub and I hope to show it to my friends and if they can use your knowledge to make the perfumes at home. voting up and sharing.

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        Mary Hyatt 

        5 years ago from Florida

        I learn something new every day, and this is another example of that. This Hub is very informative and interesting. Never knew you could make your own perfume.

        I love your collection of perfume bottles, they are beautiful.

        I voted this UP, etc. and will share.

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        CrisSp 

        5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        @ Cyndi10: Hello and welcome to my home...homemade perfume. (: Thank you for your visit and the vote. Lavender and peach combination sounds nice to me. I never have thought of that but really you can make and mix anything to your delight here.

        Good luck and enjoy the scents. I'll see you around HP.

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        CrisSp 

        5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        Lol! I wasn't expecting a visit from you here Lord but sounds like you enjoyed reading it and glad you found it useful. This was a project way back my university years and when I thought I'm into science, only to realize I'll leave it to Einstein.

        Always good to see you Joseph. Thank you.

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        Cynthia B Turner 

        5 years ago from Georgia

        I love scents and perfumes. I can get lost sniffing the different scents and perfumes. This is a great article explaining the types of perfume. Your "recipe" for making perfume make the article that much better. I've smelled a combination of lavender and peach as a candle and think it would make the basis of a wonderful perfume. Now that you've explained how to make it, maybe I can duplicate that scent. Voted up.

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        Joseph De Cross 

        5 years ago from New York

        Great recipe...oh is not a recipe! Lol! This was so useful Cristina! I mean, Cleopatra would've hired you... for the delight of Mark Anthony. "Cest la vi, mon Cherie..!"

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        CrisSp 

        5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        Thank you for your visit lanablackmoor! I'm glad you find this hub useful. I'd love to get some feedback after you do it and let me know if you have any further questions about it. Goodluck!

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        lanablackmoor 

        5 years ago from New England

        This is such an awesome Hub! I never knew you could make your own perfume this way! There's a little shop that sells oils in the next town, so I'm absolutely going to have to try this. I never really been fond of most perfumes in the store, so I can't wait to try blending my fragrance. I love that you not only told how to make perfumes but went into descriptions of many of the possible scents as well. Voted way up!

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        CrisSp 

        6 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        Thank you for coming by ignugent! Let me know how it goes...cheers!

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        ignugent17 

        6 years ago

        Very useful. I would try to make this . I will be back if I am ready to do it.

        Thanks for sharing. :-)

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        CrisSp 

        6 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        Hi Thelma! You can definitely substitute ethyl alcohol if you don't like to use vodka. All these ingredients are readily available over the counter and inexpensive. You already have exciting array of oil with you. Depending on your type of scent, you could also add rose petals on your mixture. I like to play around with my concoction until I get that unique beautiful scent. I tried lavender, bergamot (which is one of my favorites) and lemongrass. Hmmm...so nice! Goodluck and thanks for coming by.

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        Thelma Alberts 

        6 years ago from Germany

        Wow! It seems easy to make. I love to try making my own perfume but I don´t like the smell of vodka. Can I use another kind of alcohol? I have lavender, patchuli, bergamotte, lemongrass and neroli essential oils at home for making this perfume. Thanks for this interesting and informative hub. Voted up and useful.

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        CrisSp 

        6 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        Hello Rajan! Nice to see you. Yes, it isn't difficult to mix your own scent with ingredients that you could buy over the counter. It's exciting when you get to the final product. Maybe, I could turn this into a home base business. Why not? Thank you for dropping by and leaving some comments. Appreciate it.

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Very interesting. I had no idea one could make a perfume so easily. thanks for the method. Some neat tips to make perfume last longer. Many thanks for sharing this useful info. Bookmarked and voted up, useful and interesting. Sharing it too.

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        CrisSp 

        6 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        Thanks charlynjune! I love fresh scents too! So, stay fresh! ♥

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        Charlyn June 

        6 years ago from Philippines

        I'd go for fresh scents..

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        CrisSp 

        6 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        Hi Lynn! I'm certain you'll enjoy it. Thank you for coming by and for sharing. Pleased to meet you.

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        Lynn Kelly 

        6 years ago from Florida

        I never thought of doing this but I think after reading this hub, I will try it! Thanks for sharing!

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        CrisSp 

        6 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        Thank you Eddy! So nice of you to visit. Appreciate it.

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        Eiddwen 

        6 years ago from Wales

        So useful and interesting.

        Thank you for sharing this one.

        Eddy.

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        CrisSp 

        6 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        Welcome back my shiningirisheyes and thank you for your visit and for sharing. The process is indeed very simple and all the ingredients that you need are basic. Trust me, you'll be proud of yourself when you see and smell the final product. It's also fun and enjoyable specially sneaking vodka down my throat. Lol! Have a lovely day now my shiningirisheyes!

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        Shining Irish Eyes 

        6 years ago from Upstate, New York

        I looooooove this! I had no idea I could make my own perfume. My favorite scents are citrus or fruit based aromas. I can not wait to try this! Especially since it seems so simple and provides me with a scent no one else has.

        Voting up and sharing this.

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        CrisSp 

        6 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        Thank you coffee for coming by and for your feedback. Appreciate the vote too. Yeah, I've seen "Perfume" but I think I fell asleep in between because I find the movie too long....you know me, can't stay in one place for a longer period of time. Like a tadpole, I have to move my body. That's why, I don't enjoy Yoga because I find it boring (no offense). I'd rather sleep. Lol! But ask me to play basketball or do some kick boxing and I'd definitely go with you. Better yet, walk around Goody. (: Anyway, I digress (I always do).

        I am a combination of Oriental and Fresh. Love spicy scents (and food with vodka). Lol!

        Love to you from the sky my friend. Thanks again.

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        Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

        6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

        On the kind of perfume for my personality type, I am both Floral and Woodsy, but I always pick the floral scent with a hint of sweetness and lightness. I don't like the spicy fragrance.

        On one note, remember the movie "Perfume"? Hope we don't get devoured with the scent of Vodka by men who are inclined to this alcohol. And hope we don't start sniffing like crazy and aim for a new scent of a perfect perfume, lol.

        However, let's try it together (as you've mentioned- DsMs!) :)

        Good job, Cris! Such an interesting read. You got my votes.

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        CrisSp 

        6 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        Thank you Deepak. Appreciate your visit. Cheers!

      • CrisSp profile imageAUTHOR

        CrisSp 

        6 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        Thank you ishwaryaa22 for your kind words and all the accolades, including sharing. I'm glad you find it useful and interesting. *hubhugs*

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        Deepak Chaturvedi 

        6 years ago from New Delhi, India

        It is good and useful guide to make some prefumes at home for whom have interest to do so. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

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        Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 

        6 years ago from Chennai, India

        A wonderful hub! You possessed plenty of knowledge concerning different brands of perfumes and various scents. Your homemade perfume tutorial is detailed and your photo of your collection of Egyptian bottles is beautiful. Well-done!

        Thanks for SHARING. Useful, Awesome & Interesting. Voted up, pinned & shared

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        Hawaiian Odysseus 

        6 years ago from Southeast Washington state

        Back at you, CrisSp! Someday, while situated a mile or so above the earth, I hope I see your pretty face smiling back at me and asking me what I'd like to drink.

        Remember, I'm that guy who'll ask for the whole can of pop along with a cup of ice. Ha-ha!

        I give you lots of credit...you hold down (or up!) a full time flight attendant job yet manage to find time to write extremely well-written articles and poetry. Love that Asian work ethic! See you at the next Hub site!

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        CrisSp 

        6 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        Lol, hawaiianodysseus! You always make me smile. My inspiration on this hub probably rooted from the recycled air that I breathe when I'm contained in the big capsule. You know, what I mean. Hard to maintain that equilibrium level between the atmospheric thermodynamics of my position simply because there's no way to escape.

        Thank you so much for your visit.

        Sending you love from the sky~

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        CrisSp 

        6 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        You bet BMalin! This is absolutely fun specially when I get to the end product. What joy, trust me! And, naming them is so cool. You get to be creative inventing labels. For my Christmas give away, I'm just thinking of putting my friends' initial and for my own bottle, I'm just gonna name it "mine". Lol, a lot easier to remember which is which. Last time, I did it as give away, I labeled each bottle based on how I'd describe my friends in one word, like "charming, dreamer and unpredictable". --Might sound cheesy but hey, it's personalized!

        Thank you for coming by bMalin. Hub hugs to you.

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        CrisSp 

        6 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        Hello alifeofdesign! That's the spirit there, to find your signature scent and I'm glad you found it. Thank you for dropping by. Appreciate your comments. Cheers to the good life!

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        CrisSp 

        6 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        NMLady, thank you. Pleased to meet you. I'm glad you found this informative. Let me know how it goes when you get the chance to do it.

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        Hawaiian Odysseus 

        6 years ago from Southeast Washington state

        A well-researched and (holiday) timely article! Wow, that thin air in the stratosphere must have a positive effect on your brain cells because you sure write some dynamite Hubs! Way to go, CrisSp!

        Aloha and mahalo!

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        b. Malin 

        6 years ago

        Wow, what a Fun, Educational read CrisSp. I'd really be Tempted to try to make my own "Scent", not sure yet, what I'd call it...I'll come up with something appropriate and Fun!

        I'm definitely going to Bookmark this HUB. And Yes, it sounds like a Good Gift Idea. Thanks for sharing!

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        Graham Gifford 

        6 years ago from New Hamphire

        I just love this idea! I'm a diy fan and I have yet to make my own scent. I have considered creating my own scent for years, but I discovered an essential oil that I have been wearing since high school and have never won anything else. I get so many compliments and it has become a facet of who I am, so I'm not sure if I can change now, but the prospect of creating my very own scent...that may be too much for me to withstand........fun hub

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        NMLady 

        6 years ago from New Mexico & Arizona

        I plan on trying this. Great hub. So informative and well done!! Kudos!

      • CrisSp profile imageAUTHOR

        CrisSp 

        6 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        Hi Carol! Long time no see...I was crazy busy up in the sky too and only catching up now while sitting on home reserve. I am also prepping up now for Christmas and so this hub came to mind; thinking of giving them away as presents for Christmas. I think it's perfect! I'd personalize the label for my few select friends. Don't you think it's wonderful?

        Anyway, appreciate your presence here and for voting and sharing. Thanks. You have a lovely day now!

        Love from the sky~

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        carol stanley 

        6 years ago from Arizona

        This sounds like fun. I would love to make my own perfume but never thought of it. Great hub and worthy of a bookmark in my archives..Also voting up and sharing.

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