Fragrance Blending and Perfumery 101, Day 5


How did you do yesterday? I hope you came up with a blend that you like! I have a few blends that I’m kicking around in my head that were inspired by the photo yesterday. I’m going to challenge you again today. The only difference between yesterday and today is that I’m going to give you two photos for inspiration!

Cucumber mojito cocktail inspiration picture.

Cucumber mojito cocktail inspiration picture.

The first photo is of a Cucumber Mojito. This beverage isn’t just a mojito, but a mojito with a refreshing twist of cucumber. So let’s back up a little, what is a mojito? According to Dictionary.com, a mojito is “a cocktail consisting of rum, sugar, lime, mint, and soda water.” Our goal is find all these components in your fragrance stash and start blending! The lime and the mint are easy, but what about the sugar, rum and soda water? Look for bubbly or sweet scents like Champagne Sugar, Freckles or Warm Vanilla Sugar. Take the odor of alcohol out of the equation and work with the other components. You will find the blend will magically meld!

A mixed floral arrangement inspiration picture.

A mixed floral arrangement inspiration picture.

The second photo is of a mixed floral arrangement. What flowers do you see and smell? Let’s play around and start using our imaginations. Maybe this arrangement is the centerpiece at a fancy restaurant or used as decoration for a special occasion like a wedding, reunion or celebration. Once you have come up with how the arrangement and the venue smell, write down the descriptor words and then compare to your master list. Like yesterday, look for fragrances that jump out at you. You know your collection better than anyone else does!

I’ve had fun talking about fragrance blending with you and I hope I’ve encouraged you to try something new. Have some ideas and want to talk about them? Comment on this blog post and I’ll be more than happy to help!

If you want to see more blogs about fragrance blending, let me know! I’d love to play!

Andee

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About Andee

I'm a twenty something soap snob. I've grown up with hand made soaps and I love them! I really like making lotions, soaps and perfumes. I adore mixing scents to come up with something new. My favorite scent is either Wicked or Cotton Candy. I tend to hoard fragrances, I even have an Earl Grey Tea from the MMS catalog. I won't tell you how old it is, but it sure is good!

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