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    Question Trying to create woody fresh perfume.

    I'm very new with perfumes and I'm trying to make my first perfume.
    I want to do it woody and fresh style of Dolce&Gabbana Pour Homme.
    I tried several mixtures, but they were not good.
    I learned about perfumes, but I still don't know what proportions of the oils should be.
    Does anyone have an idea for starting point?

    I have these fragrances:
    Patchouli, Amyris, Cedarwood, Musk(Fragrance Oil), Amber(Fragrance Oil), Black Pepper, Geranium, Jasmine(5%), Cinnamon, Sage, Clary Sage, Neroli(5%), Bergamot, Mandarin, Orange, Lemon, Lavender.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Trying to create woody fresh perfume.

    Quote Originally Posted by GGGHHH View Post
    I have these fragrances:
    Patchouli, Amyris, Cedarwood, Musk(Fragrance Oil), Amber(Fragrance Oil), Black Pepper, Geranium, Jasmine(5%), Cinnamon, Sage, Clary Sage, Neroli(5%), Bergamot, Mandarin, Orange, Lemon, Lavender.

    Thanks.
    I hate to say it, but it would be near impossible to use only these to recreate any commercial fragrance .,,,

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    Default Re: Trying to create woody fresh perfume.

    Quote Originally Posted by George Tedder View Post
    I hate to say it, but it would be near impossible to use only these to recreate any commercial fragrance .,,,
    What about something amateurish? (Not Recreating)

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    Default Re: Trying to create woody fresh perfume.

    Quote Originally Posted by GGGHHH View Post
    What about something amateurish? (Not Recreating)
    I think you are able to create nice scents with these ingredients, but it won't have aspects found in perfumes, like a nice developing curve from top through heart to base notes; and amplifying aspects and sparkles, that come typically with the use of aroma chemicals.

    I might have some suggestions and easy steps to follow for you:

    1: it will take time, there are no shortcuts.
    2: no shortcuts! ;-)
    3: dilute your ingredients to 10% (10% oil, 90% perfumers alcohol); this will be far easier to experiment with in small trials
    4: start making 2 and 3 ingredient diluted-drop-based experiments (like 1 drop patchouli, 3 drops bergamot, 1 drop orange; and 1 drop patchouli, 5 drops bergamot and 2 drops orange and compare) And substitute patchouli with musk or cederwood in previous experiment and compare. And add a drop of Black pepper to all these 6 experiments and compare.
    5: compare and evaluate your fresh brew after 5 minutes, 1 hour, 8 hours, 24 hours and 48 hours: make notes, lots of notes, what you think you smell; whats good and bad in each stage
    6: compare and evaluate the matured brews (after some 3 to 7 days) on a blotter strip directly, after 3 minutes, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, 3 hour, 5 hours and 8 hours. Then after 24 and 36, 48 and 60 hours. Make notes!
    7: dare to experiment, but don't change to much (i.e. # of drops and adding ingredients) between experiments you wish to compare.

    For some inspiration for perfumes based on your oils, see my blog with formulas perfume.sparla.com;

    Happy perfuming!
    Please visit my blog for a listing of all my free formulas

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    Default Re: Trying to create woody fresh perfume.

    … and try to get hold of some

    - ISO E SUPER
    -HEDIONE
    and
    - some ALDEHYDE

    you will be happy.

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    Default Re: Trying to create woody fresh perfume.

    Quote Originally Posted by jsparla View Post
    I think you are able to create nice scents with these ingredients, but it won't have aspects found in perfumes, like a nice developing curve from top through heart to base notes; and amplifying aspects and sparkles, that come typically with the use of aroma chemicals.

    I might have some suggestions and easy steps to follow for you:

    1: it will take time, there are no shortcuts.
    2: no shortcuts! ;-)
    3: dilute your ingredients to 10% (10% oil, 90% perfumers alcohol); this will be far easier to experiment with in small trials
    4: start making 2 and 3 ingredient diluted-drop-based experiments (like 1 drop patchouli, 3 drops bergamot, 1 drop orange; and 1 drop patchouli, 5 drops bergamot and 2 drops orange and compare) And substitute patchouli with musk or cederwood in previous experiment and compare. And add a drop of Black pepper to all these 6 experiments and compare.
    5: compare and evaluate your fresh brew after 5 minutes, 1 hour, 8 hours, 24 hours and 48 hours: make notes, lots of notes, what you think you smell; whats good and bad in each stage
    6: compare and evaluate the matured brews (after some 3 to 7 days) on a blotter strip directly, after 3 minutes, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, 3 hour, 5 hours and 8 hours. Then after 24 and 36, 48 and 60 hours. Make notes!
    7: dare to experiment, but don't change to much (i.e. # of drops and adding ingredients) between experiments you wish to compare.

    For some inspiration for perfumes based on your oils, see my blog with formulas perfume.sparla.com;

    Happy perfuming!
    Thank you so much!

    I thought to do 12% Oils, 72% Alcohol(96%) and 16% Water.
    So it will be total of about 70% alcohol.
    I understood that with water the perfume will be remain longer on the body.
    What do you think?

    And does have a formula with the oils I have in your blog?
    (I didn't find)

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    Default Re: Trying to create woody fresh perfume.

    You need to buy Dihydromyrcenol, if you want the fresh aspect commonly found in Men's scents.
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    Default Re: Trying to create woody fresh perfume.

    Quote Originally Posted by GGGHHH View Post
    Thank you so much!

    I thought to do 12% Oils, 72% Alcohol(96%) and 16% Water.
    So it will be total of about 70% alcohol.
    I understood that with water the perfume will be remain longer on the body.
    What do you think?

    And does have a formula with the oils I have in your blog?
    (I didn't find)
    Hi, GGGHHH, and Welcome!

    I think you need to not add water. It will cause solubility issues, and will not add longevity. Read the stickies up top if you haven't already.

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    Default Re: Trying to create woody fresh perfume.

    What Cedarwood do you have? Atlas and Virginian smell vastly different. Also your collection, although a little smaller, resembles mine. I think we're in the same boat. I've realised I'm not going to recreate the commercial stuff with these things so I'm not trying to. I just want to make nice smelling things with the resources I have. I might investigate some of the synthetics mentioned in this thread though.

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    In my limited experience, i can say timbersilk can be easily used for a woody- clean base. I then suggest to look for cool water and fougere in the bn diy database, as a lot of useful suggestions from experienced people are already there and migth better answer your need.

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    Hello, GGGHHH!
    I am a newbie as well. I started out buying essential oils trying to imitate a particular scent, got hooked, and my collection has grown to include aromachemicals. But it started with essential oils and absolutes.
    I tried to use vodka and water: oils didn't dissolve. Same with straight vodka. My best results have been with "everclear".
    I suggest reading the sticky that has a list of aromachems and then looking them up to see what they smell like.
    Another that seems to be along the lines of what I think you're looking for (in addition to those mentioned) off the top of my head...
    Cedramber.
    Happy tinkering and hope that helps!
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