Three perfume ingredients

It’s been a while since I wrote about some of the perfume ingredients that I have been experimenting with in perfume blends. GERANIUM ABSOLUTE is extracted from the leaves and tops of geranium flowers. It’s a natural material from Egypt, but much more potent and penetrating than the better-known steam-distilled geranium essential oils. Fresh, sweet,… Read More

Methyl laitone – the scent of creamy coconut milk

Methyl laitone is a synthetic fragrance ingredient I became familiar with a few years ago. I fell in love with it immediately and have since been using it in nearly all of my blends. It’s lactonic (sweet and milky), works as a base note, and can bring a formula to life by giving it “cosmetic body and milkiness”…. Read More