My Very Own Fragrance

If you remember, some weeks ago, I mentioned the fact that I have been trying my hands on creating my very own fragrance. I created the perfume in the comfort of my bedroom with my daughter’s input thanks to The Perfume Studio. For those who have never heard of The Perfume Studio, the brand stocks exquisite range of blends sourced from the world’s finest ingredients to create personalised fragrances.

I had the privilege of getting the Exotic Collection, which had 6 carefully selected blends – Fruity Amber, Musky, Exotic Floral, Spicy, Amber and Gourmand.

 

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How I Created My Very Own Fragrance

I stated on a smooth flat surface with some kitchen towels close by. After taking a quick sniff of each of the blends, using the scent strip, I noted my favourites and stated the process of filling the perfume bottle with the blends using the pipettes provided in the box.

I wanted a floral scent to match the current season, so I started with the Exotic Floral Blend. The blend is dry, sweet and floral. I poured in about 7ml of the Exotic Floral Blend as I wanted it very summery and I needed the gold colour of the blend to reflect in the final look of my perfume.

 

Fragrance Tip 1 – Keep some coffee beans handy to help neutralise the nose in between smelling the blends.

 

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Then I went for the Gourmand Blend next. This blend has a stronger scent and I didn’t want it overpowering the floral scent. So I poured in only 4ml of this blend.

The Musky Blend went in next. I needed only 2ml of it as I didn’t want it overpowering the overall floral fragrance I was going for.

I love the sweetness of the Amber Blend scent a lot. 5ml of it went in next, with another 5ml of the Spicy Blend going in to add some spice to the final fragrance.

Finally, 4ml of the Fruity Blend went into the perfume bottle.

 

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I really like this fragrance I created. The final scent is just what I wanted – sweet and floral. I also got the gold look I wanted as well. If you are interested in creating a unique fragrance, I suggest you check out The Perfume Studio. I enjoyed my first experience of creating my own unique scent. And I am looking forward to creating many more scents.

 

Fragrance Tip 2 -Keep your perfume in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and temperature changes.

 

 

 

The Gift of a Scent

The gift of a scent is one of the best gifts you can give a perfume lover like me because you are not only giving me a perfect present I would love, you are also gifting me a memory. And since it is the season of giving, I have been thinking of various fragrances and perfumes and which scents I would love to give and receive this Christmas. Choosing the right scent for a loved one can be very tricky, you have to get it right which means you have to know what scents the person would like. It can’t be too strong or too mild, it can be a weak or an overpowering fragrance, it has to be just perfect. Which is why I won’t recommend you buy a perfume as a Christmas gift except you know the recipient of the gift inside out.

Here are a few perfume ideas you may find useful –

 

Estée Lauder Modern Muse Le Rouge Eau De Parfum Spray

 

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I love this fragrance. It smells amazing and stays on all day. The bottle is a beauty, and I think it would make a fabulous Christmas present. It may be pricey for many with prices ranging from £64 to £90, but I bet it would make that special person very happy.

 

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau De Parfum

 

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This is another great Christmas gift idea for a perfume lover. This YSL Black Opium is a lovely and fresh feminine fragrance. The packaging is so beautiful. And it stays on for ages too. Prices vary from £47 to £87.

 

Gucci Bamboo Eau De Parfum

 

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This Gucci Bamboo perfume has a fruity/floral fragrance that smells divine and stays on all day. I would be thrilled to receive this perfume, I think it looks heavenly and smells even more heavenly. Prices range from £68 to £80.

 

Prada La Femme Prada Eau De Parfum

 

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This Prada perfume is a true jewel. The amazing bottle is a stunner, and the floral fragrance leaves you smelling amazing all day. It is a great scent for the season, and a fantastic Christmas gift idea. Prices range from £49 to £99.

 

These perfumes are great Christmas gift ideas for the perfume lovers in your life, or anyone who likes to smell nice. You can get them and more at House of Fraser.

What do you think of them? Have you used or sniffed any of them before? Do share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Thank you for reading.

 

*This is a collaborative post.

 

 

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