I will be the first to admit that I love playing around with fragrances and making mood inspired products. However even the most passionate of us can hit a mental block when it comes to producing new ideas and fragrance blends. So I’m coming to you, dear reader, for some help.
I want to make a room spray/ body splash that is fresh, green and spring like with a hint of cold winter frost. Your challenge is to create and share your blend based on the following description. Imagine away.
Tender green leaves are unfurl into the crisp air. A brook babbles nearby, the perfect accompaniment to the chorus of birds heralding the return on the sun. The sun-kissed earth releases its sweet scent, teasing the early spring flowers open. Laced with a touch of frost, this is Spring.
Wow! Okay, so the hard part is that your blend must be able to be described by the description. The easier part is that you can use any fragrance or essential oil of your choice from our catalog. (Well, that might not be so easy.)
To submit an entry, just leave a note in the comments field. Contestants only qualify if they include have percentages/parts/grams so that others may recreate their blend. Also you can only use current MMS fragrance and essential oils. We want everyone to be able to join in the fun. Remember, these are requirements to qualify!
Qualified contestants get a small goodie box from our blog kitchen. So don’t miss out! Pull out your perfume testing strips and get sniffing! Good luck and remember… have fun!
This sounds like fun! Unfortunately, I’m unable to participate because time is at a premium for me right now. But I thought it might help if I share my method for creating scents;
1) Set aside a block of time where you will be undisturbed.
2) Gather the EOs or FOs you want to use.
3) Create labels for each combination you want to make.
4) Place a cotton ball on a square of tinfoil. Use drops to create each combo.
5) Wrap the cotton ball with the tinfoil and add the label. Set aside.
6) Wait 24 hours or longer to choose the best combo.
7) Adjust as needed.
This is great advice! Sitting down with a plan and some quiet time helps a lot. It can be hard to
work your magic when there is a lot going on. It also allows you to see how the blend evolves as
Thanks for sharing!
I am not a pro at blending by far. This was a fun little exercise for me. I pulled out all my MMS FO’s and EO’s and let the mixing begin. I wrote down my initial likes and then came back to them the next day. I had a big range of blends from horrible to very pleasant.
My favorite blend I came up with was:
1 part Icy Waters to 1 part Rhubarb and Sugar Cane
I am a big fan of Rhubarb and Sugar Cane. This gives you the nice floral/fruity scent of spring and Icy Waters give you that crispness of frost and green. This is a strong scent…a little should go a very long way!
Thanks for the fun challenge Taylor!
How fun! I am excited to give your blend a sniff. Thanks for sharing!