Vegan solid perfume recipe

This is a simple recipe for a solid perfume base that contains no beeswax or animal products, so perfect for those who are vegan or vegetarian. It’s made in the same manner as a traditional solid perfume base, except soy and olive waxes are used in place of the beeswax. This is the perfume base… Read More

Lime notes in perfumery

  Limes come from a small, thorny evergreen citrus tree with dark green leaves and small white flowers (blossoms) which turn into the fruit. Native to South-East Asia, it is naturalized in many tropical and sub-tropical regions around the world. In the Caribbean, for example, it’s common to see a lime tree growing in the backyard of… Read More

What is tincturing?

Tincturing is when you take flowers, fruits, herbs, leaves or any other plant materials (fresh, not dried) and soak them in undenatured alcohol for a long period of time so that you can extract and capture their scent. The alcohol solution is usually stored in a clean, sterilized wide-mouth jar in a cool, dark place and at regular intervals – for… Read More

What is an accord?

  An accord is basically when you combine two or more aroma materials together to create a completely brand new odour impression that is harmonious and balanced. It’s a concept similar to that found in music – whereby a chord is described as three or more musical notes played simultaneously to create harmony and balance to a song. Without chords,… Read More