I promised a few of you that I would put up my formula for perfume (12ml) create a cypher. finished weight approx. 1oz (29.6 ml)
Description of Scent: NancyPantz rose, brightness, softness, leaf and sweet woods, smart
(top) 3.6ml 30% total top
2.6ml Rose de Mai
.25ml black tea
.25ml black pepper
0.25ml glucam p-20
(heart) 3ml 25% total modifier
2ml Rose Damask
.125ml Damascone Beta
.125ml rose oxide
.125ml Peonile (G)
.20ml ylang ylang
(base) 5.4ml 45%
4.25ml white musk
0.125ml Opopanax-Sweet Myrrh Kenya resin
0.125ml Iso E Super (I)
This idea came up as a joke that took on a life of its own. I was creating a sizing for a canvas to be used to make a painting and decided it should smell good as well. I then quickly realized the beauty of similarity between perfume and painting joined by chemistry.
a few perfume notes: Glucam P-20 Fixative (2-5% of your fragrance formula concentrate) for the top mid notes
Juice new undiluted mix sit a at least a few days in order to get an idea of what the scent will really be. After diluting, you need to let it sit for 4-6 weeks. Otherwise, all you will smell is alcohol if you're using that as the carrier agent. measure this all out in ml everything by volume and refer to math formula, perfume oil 8 parts (29%) alcohol 19 parts (95%) water 1 part (5%) This percentage is extremely important: it is, for the major part, responsible for the tenacity of the perfume. A perfume containing 20% of bases, 30% of modifiers and 50% of top notes will lack tenacity, since the percentage of bases would be relatively too low as compared with that of the more volatile modifiers and top notes. Therefore, the proportions are selected so as to obtain a balanced evolution during evaporation.
sources: The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques by Ralph Mayer, perfumersapprentice.com, two thousand formulas, recipes and Trade secrets by harry bennet F.A.I.C.