Important Note!This ebook is like a virtual workshop. It is a photo project guide that focuses on one specific thing: making pretty darn good designer knock-off perfumes.If you want to get many mass market perfumes on the cheap, this is the bookMore Important Note!This ebook is like a virtual workshop.
It is a photo project guide that focuses on one specific thing: making pretty darn good designer knock-off perfumes.If you want to get many mass market perfumes on the cheap, this is the book for you. I cover it in detail, complete with screenshots of suppliers and step-by-step photos.If you want to learn to make your own blends and perfume recipes, this is not the book for you. It does not contain any perfume recipes, perfume theory, essential oil blending information, or anything related to creating original perfumes.***I’ve always loved fragrances, ever since I was a kid. My younger sister and I would look in my mother’s home decor magazines and stop at the lush, brilliant ads for designer perfumes.
Naturally, we’d fight over the strip of paper with the perfume sample on it!Perfume, to me, represented both the fantasy world of grownups and the fantasy worlds of the fragrances themselves. It is a product of pure imagination.Being a do-it-yourself person, I got into essential oils in middle school. This was an expensive hobby for someone with only babysitting money. Still, I created thrifty fragrances of lavender and orange, feeling like I was harnessing some of that romance and fantasy for myself. However, I never came close to the complexity of the coveted Chanel, Armani, and Lancome fragrances I adored.My obsession with scent continued through college, but I was both thrifty and poor… a combination that ensured I didn’t buy anything from any department store!
I did “splurge” on a few of those oil perfumes at summer fair stands, which I grew to love because of their earthier, smoother scents.A few years after college, I got a job at an independent fragranced product boutique. We sold many of our own smell-alike products — the one I remember was Cool Water soap molded in fancy shells, which was very popular with tourists! (It was in a beach town.) When I made friends with the lab technician, I learned exactly how they made soap that smelled like Cool Water… and thought, “Hey, maybe I can use this to make my own perfume.”I didn’t expect it to work, but I took note of the labels on some of the ingredients, looked up the supplier, and ordered some supplies for myself.
It was totally easy, and my perfume turned out great. This eventually led to me informally teaching some of my friends, then setting up a website, and then publishing some how-to books, back before the Kindle was even out.Unfortunately, I had to stop running my blog and website due to me having a job and a baby (6 now!), but a previous reader suggested that I redo this tutorial for Kindle.
My friends seconded the notion not to let it languish on my hard drive, so here it is: the third edition of my “virtual workshop.”What youll learn:* Where to buy all the materials you’ll need, complete with screenshots of suppliers.* A buying guide, so that you can get a good idea of how much to order for your first time. Not too much, not too little.* How much to expect to spend (it’s not expensive, don’t worry.)* Mixing your perfume with step-by-step photos.* How to make both alcohol and oil-based versions of designer fragrances.What you wont learn:* The art of original perfumery — that is complicated, time-consuming, and expensive!* Aromatherapy.
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