Hi all, I haven't on for a while and it feels great to be back amongst you endearing scent lovers.
I recently starting making my own natural perfumes (essential oils+carrier), however I would like to enquire about how exactly alcohol based perfumes are made.
There are two questions in particular that I would like for you to enlighten me with.
1) 100% synthetic perfumes: When making these do the companies simply mix the component chemicals (in top, middle and base note) formation and then mix with perfumers alcohol? So as in my example above, naturals are made from a mix of EOs and carrier. Are 100% synthetics made from synthetic chemicals+perfumers alcohol and if so what are the rough percentages (to make an EDC, EDT and EDP)?
2) Making niche perfumes (like Amouage for example).
Are these EOs+synthetic chemicals+perfumers alcohol?
If so what are some rough percentages to make an 'Amouage' like scent?
E.g. 85% EOs+15%synthetics=T
Now 20% T+80% perfumers alcohol to make a niche (EDP) perfume for example???
Should it be more EOs or more chemical based? Does it have to be 80% EOs to smell smooth and 'niche' like?
Thank you for bearing with me I am fairly new in the game.