Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Essences and Accords in my Perfumes

Animal essences impart unrivalled depth, strength, and sensuality to any perfume formula. They have been used since ancient times. I use Ambergris, Hyraceum, Honey Beeswax, and non-animalic leather notes such as blonde tobacco, Muhuhu wood, and a leather accord I created. Please know that no animal was experimented on or injured in any way to produce my perfumes. If you do not wish animal essences (Ambergris (water), Hyraceum (earth), or Honey Beeswax (air) in your perfume, simply let me know. As each batch is made fresh, it is no problem at all to make it just right for you.

Floral essences add a luscious full body to perfumes. Using myriad combinations of Rose, Jasmine, Carnation, Iris Root, Frangipani, Ylang Ylang, Tuberose, Golden Champa, Geranium, Lavender, Orange Blossom, Linden Blossom, Mimosa, Chamomile, Pink Lotus, Ginger Lily, Exotic Osmanthus, Genet, Neroli, and various accords I’ve created to mimic other flowers such as Honeysuckle, Magnolia, Hyacinth, and Heliotrope, the heart of a perfume is created.

Fruity essences lend a yummy juiciness to the perfume formula. I use Davana, Caraway, and various citrus such as Sweet Orange, Tangerine, Bergamot fcf, Lemongrass, Lime, Litsea, and Melissa. The citrus oils used are steam distilled so non-photo toxic and are therefore safe to use on skin that will be exposed to sunlight.

Spices such as Cinnamon Leaf, Pimento Berry, Turmeric, Anise, Mint, Ginger, Cardamom, Coriander, Black Pepper, Green Pepper, Pink Pepper, White Pepper, Rosemary, Sage, Clove Bud, Allspice tincture, and Clary Sage add zest and texture.

Woods, seeds, grasses, lees, gums, and resins, such as Ambrette Seed, Cabreuva, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Green Cognac, Hay absolute, Labdanum, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Vetiver make up the bulk of the base, grounding the fruits, florals, and spices into Mother Earth once again. These act as an anchor, along with animal essences, to 'fix' the perfume and keep it close to the body and long-lasting.

Various accords have also been created to give further personality, charm, and character to the formulation – smoky, dry, green, fruity, ambery, spicy, Chypre, powdery – all have their place in the process of creating an aroma that you will love.

1 comment:

  1. Nice post, finding a good perfume is not a difficult job, but finding a perfume in antique bottle is quite difficult.