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    Default Can I dilute a commercial fragrance?

    I'm not a perfumer and don't have any such expertise, but could use yours...

    There have been a few times in my life where I've come across a fragrance that I really love, but even in its lightest available form, its just a little too strong for me. Or sometimes I can deal with the strength, but it overwhelms my husband or others I have close contact with, as if I doused myself with the scent, even though I only applied a little.

    Is there a way that I could successfully dilute said fragrance to achieve a lighter version of the same scent? If I could, what would be involved and what original strength would I have to start with (the perfume, EDT, etc.)?

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    Default Re: Can I dilute a commercial fragrance?

    just use everclear alcohol, anything around 190 proof should be fine

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    Default Re: Can I dilute a commercial fragrance?

    The easiest thing to use is distilled water. Follow the recommendations for amounts of water and alcohol/essential oils/aromatypes (or, in your case, the prepared perfume) at http://www.snowdriftfarm.com/perfume.html

    TucsonTrina

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    Default Re: Can I dilute a commercial fragrance?

    Thank you Czesc and TusconTrina (and welcome Trina!):

    Sorry I didn't see your posts before now. I hadn't received any replies to this question, so I posted it again (before I knew we weren't supposed to do that) on the women's fragrance board. Below is the link. Several people answered there too, so now I have several ideas to try! Thanks!


    http://www.basenotes.net/community/Y...num=1147197282

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