Friday, June 10, 2011

Deborah Dolen's Perfume Formula | Savannah Botanicals



Excerpt How to Make Perfume and Aromatherapy Basics Copyright © Deborah Dolen 2011 This e-book is available in full version on Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble Nook. By Deborah Dolen Mabel White

Deborah Dolen's Savannah Botancial's Perfume Formula

Excerpt How to Make Perfume and Aromatherapy Basics Copyright © Deborah Dolen 2011 This e-book is available in full version on Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble Nook. By Deborah Dolen Mabel White
Formula #01
Fragrance Oils
Rose Fragrance Oil 2 Ounces
Musk Fragrance Oil 2 Ounces
Clove FL 1 Ounce
Vanilla 1/2 Ounce
Cinnamon 1/2 Ounce
Oak Moss 1/2 Ounce
Vetivert 1/2 Ounce
Lilly 1/2 Ounce
Jasmine 1/2 Ounce
Hyacinth 1/2 Ounce
Orange Blossom 1/2 Ounce
Bergamot 1/2 Ounce

Savannah Botanicals Perfume is a beautiful expression of the Savannah Garden's Crabtree fragrance. At one point it was discontinued for several years, and why I felt compelled to make a close reflection. I worked on this for a few years and came up with a spicy, sweet floral that is a professional smelling blend. I formatted the formula in fragrance oil terms as well as essential oil terms. Most people cannot afford essential oils but have an easier time securing fragrance oils.

Formula #2
Essential Oils
Rose Attar oil 4 drops
Musk Essential oil 4 drops
Clove Essential oil 2 drops
Vanilla Essentail oil 1 drop
Cinnamon oil 1 drop
Oak Moss Resin oil 1 drop
Vetivert Essential oil 1 drop
Lilly of the Valley oil 1 drop
Jasmine essential oil 1 drop
Hyacinth essential oil 1 drop
Neroli essential oil 1 drop
Bergamot essential oil 1 drop

You can test this on a small scale, using fragrance oils - to see if you like the end result. Basically, to conduct a test using fragrance oils-just use the second formula that call for drops. When you feel you love it, you can then drop it into ethanol or perfumers alcohol to a dilution ratio you are happy with. This is the best way to convert an oil based recipe to a water based recipe. I use it for room and linen spray, and at times, I give it as a gift in a solid perfume form. I discuss dilutions here, in Perfume Crafting, and how to make solid perfume here.

If you like the perfume you can also put it in bath oils, body lotions, and so on. You may want to get picky about your fragrance oil sources anytime you put products on your skin - meaning when you are going beyond making room and linen sprays. To see what is your favorite fragrance profile, meaning what notes you are attracted to, click here. Select a few of your favorites scents and I am positive you will find they all have common notes. Click here for more on Perfume Blending. Deborah Dolen also teaches how to make perfume at Petal Science.

Excerpt How to Make Perfume and Aromatherapy Basics Copyright © Deborah Dolen 2011 This e-book is available in full version on Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble Nook. By Deborah Dolen Mabel White

Spreading Joy by Rose Maison also has a great narrative of Deborah Dolen's work.

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3 comments:

  1. Deborah, I used your extraction method (Ethanol) for some awesome smelling wood I had. I actually used saw dust from it. Since I did this backwards-how do I now add oil based scents in such as cardamom or vanilla?

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  3. Yeah, it finally took a post. I was just testing Matthew. Most of the time it does not work. I will answer your question at Petal Science.

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