Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Day 19 ~ One Year, One Nose
I'm giving away a formulation here. Just for fun to see if anyone is paying attention ~ ha! I make a small batch of this mock-up scent almost every winter and give away tiny bottles to people in the spring who want to know what 'that natural perfume thing' is about. I often tweak this formulation to change up the profile a bit -- because I like doing things like that. But it begins with jasmine grandiflorum 10% 5 mls, tuberose absolute 5% 5 mls, orange blossom absolute 10% 5 mls, vanilla absolute 1% 5 mls, then add 1 ml 10% sandalwood (any variety will do), 5 drops of whole lemon eo, 5 drops of whole lime eo, 5 drops of whole bergamot eo, then add 10 - 15 mls of alcohol -- if you have the following items, use them, if not, start to tweaking -- hyacinth absolute or evulsion (abs. at 1% 1 ml; evulsion 3 mls); tincture of figs (real figs, preferably the green Calimyrna) 2 mls. The materials you might substitute these two would be more tuberose/jasmine, and a ml. or two of 5% osmanthus. Then allow this formulation to marry and mature at least 6 weeks. It is a very close approximation to the scent of jonquil, heady, sweet, floral, warm, spring-like, sensual, pretty -- and the scent has nice longevity, up to 2-3 hours. You may also use this formulation to flavor scones, whipping cream, cream cheese, tea, cakes, cookies and sugar.