Fragrances have played an important role in human attraction for thousands of years, succulent fragrances stimulate your mind. You’ll feel refreshed and revitalized when you apply any of these traditional formulas. Smells sway emotions, modify perception, and are the ultimate wake-up call for your senses.
For basic formulas mix together about ¼ cup of vodka, 1 teaspoon of distilled water, and about 25 drops of the essential oil of your choice, and shake vigorously. The resulting fragrance is soon ready to be enjoyed.
Try sandalwood and cedar for masculine scent mixtures. For a flowery aroma, use patchouli, geranium, or lavender oil. Opt for orange or bergamot oil to obtain a charming fresh scent, and use violet or rose oil to achieve heavy, sensual notes.
Oxygen, heat, and light destroy fragrances, therefore keep homemade perfumes in a tightly sealed bottle in a cool, dark location, and it’ll last around 3 months.
• Eau de cologne: A time-tested classic, mix ¼ cup of water with 12 drops each of bergamot and lemon oil, 10 drops each of orange and geranium oil, 6 drops of rosemary oil and 3 drops of neroli oil. Shake vigorously and set mixture aside for two days. Then add ¼ cup of distilled water, shake once again, and let steep for about a week before using.
• To produce a feminine fragrance with a subtle vanilla aroma, slit open 2 vanilla beans and soak in about 3 ½ ounces of vodka. Remove the vanilla pods after three days and add 1 cup of distilled water.
• To make a classic summer perfume that relies on the pure, fresh scent of citrus fruits, mix together 1 tablespoon of vodka, 10 drops each of orange, neroli, lemon, mandarin orange, and rose oils, plus 5 drops of bergamot oil, then add about 3 ½ ounces of orange flower water. This scent needs a week to develop fully.
• For a distinctive violet perfume, pour about 1 ½ ounces of rubbing alcohol and ¼ cup of distilled water over 3 ½ ounces of violet flowers and let steep for a full week. Strain the liquid and mix with 3 ½ ounces of distilled water. You can also substitute two handfuls of lavender or rose flowers for the violets.
• For a fragrant rose water, pour 1/4 liter boiling over 3 ½ ounces fresh rose petals and steep for an hour, then strain. Bring the rose water back to a boil and pour it over another 3 ½ ounces of rose petals. Store the cooled rose water in a dark bottle.