FAQ


Some frequently asked questions answered...

Where do you buy your ingredients?
Essential oils and aroma chemicals at 100% strength available by Hexapus (English) and Hekserij (Dutch). 
Incense and raw resins and woods are available through Wierook.org.

They are all trustworthy, good value for money and they know their stuff ;-) 
Oh, and did i mention their excellent service? 

Can you explain...
Probably not as good as others ;-) 
Please refer to excellent sites on the internet explaining the art of perfume making. 
I've found them with a few clicks, i bet you can too...

Seriously, you must have some favorite sites to share?
Yep, i'll give you some:

Besides the recipes, do you have some great tips and tricks?
Sure. Here they are ;-)

I want to say "thank you"!
Thank you for the compliment, much appreciated! 
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*) Raw perfuming materials are suited best for professional perfumers. Beginning perfumers may have more success with Perfumery Aromas. 
Perfumery Aromas are blends of many raw perfume materials and have developed aromas, unlike the raw perfume materials.

Aroma chemicals are manufactured smells. They are the bits and pieces of fragrance that make up unique perfumes. Some are wonderful in their raw state while others are stinky, but when used in small quantities, they lend certain aroma qualities. Some unpleasant smelling aroma chemicals may be necessary to achieve a full bodied and elegant perfume.
Animal smells like civet and musk are synthesized to prevent cruelty to animals. Some aroma chemicals have little or no smell until they are blended with others. The use of synthetics helps keep trees, vegetation, and precious flowers from being depleted. Synthetics have been used in perfumes as early as 1882.
All designer perfumes you buy in department stores are made from aroma chemicals. Although the idea of an "all natural" perfume seems great, in truth, it is extremely difficult to achieve the same sort of fresh, clean, floral fantasy appeal that come from synthetic materials. Many essential oils have a degree of harsh medicinal smell that may be unwanted in your perfume. I am not saying there’s not a place for essential oils in your perfumes. Essential oils add natural body and earthy depth and lift to perfume. Many men’s perfumes depend heavily upon essential oils.

If you have ever wondered what fragrance oils are, they are combination of aroma chemicals usually in a D.P.G (Dipropylene Glycol) or I.P.M. (Isopropyl Myristate) base. In perfumes aroma chemicals may be in a base of alcohol, oil or DPG or other dilution.
A great many aroma chemicals are synthesized from natural sources. Many aroma chemicals are also used in food preparation as flavors, especially candy, soft drinks, cheese and meat products. Creating Perfume's aroma materials are the same raw aroma materials used in fine perfume houses all over the world. 
 
Some aroma chemicals MUST be used within their percentage guidelines. Click Here for a list of aroma chemicals that can cause allergies and are restricted in large amounts. Many of these aroma chemicals can cause adverse reactions if the guideline percentages are not adhered to. 
10% is 10% of the total perfume formula concentration. Click here for important info from the IFRA










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