CRE­AT­ING SCENTS

Herbs & Superfoods - - Make Your Own Herbal Perfumes -

You don’t have to shell out large amounts of money for con­ven­tional per­fumes. In­stead, use them as in­spi­ra­tion for mak­ing your own nat­u­ral scents. Chanel No.5, for ex­am­ple, con­tains the oils of berg­amot, lemon, jas­mine, rose otto, ylang ylang, ve­tiver, cedar­wood, neroli and vanilla; use these as in­spi­ra­tion to create some­thing sim­i­lar.

Per­fumes like An­gel by Thierry Mu­gler are a bit more tricky to repli­cate. This much-loved fra­grance is a com­plex mix. Top notes in­clude melon, co­conut, man­darin orange, cas­sia, jas­mine, berg­amot and cot­ton candy. Mid­dle notes in­clude honey, apri­cot, black­berry, plum, or­chid, peach, jas­mine, lily-of-the-val­ley, red berries and rose. Base notes in­clude tonka bean, am­ber, patchouli, musk, vanilla, dark choco­late and caramel.

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