I don’t think I’ve ever found the perfect perfume. Usually, by the time I’ve exhausted my capacity to sniff little strips of cardboard, my nose is so overwhelmed I have no idea whether my decision to hand over so much money is the right one. I like some scents more than others (fresh and light over musky) but there’s never been one that stands out, one that I feel is just right. And it’s always more than I’d like to pay. How is it possible that this little bottle could be worth $100, anyway?
Making my own perfume was never something I considered an option until I did some research and found out that it’s actually not too difficult. And the idea of having a scent I’ve created myself at a price that doesn’t give me sticker shock is a welcome one.
The Power and Perils of Fragrance
Scent is a powerful thing. It can evoke strong memories and emotions, positive and negative, and even change our level of attraction to the people around us. Research has shown that our sense of smell is so powerful, in fact, that we are 100 times more likely to remember something we smell than something we see, hear, or touch. Not surprisingly, then, the perfume industry is a thriving one.
All the more reason to adopt a DIY approach to perfume.
Source: Fix.com Blog