{week 28} perfume making

I hadn’t thought of having a go at making perfume until I watched Kirstie & Phil’s Perfect Christmas. It’s a great idea for Christmas presents for your friends, mum and sisters – and with a kit it’s really straightforward.

Perfume making is thought to go back 4000 years – people used herbs and spices, like almond & coriander, as well as flowers.

I bought my kit from Plush Folly – there are instructions and more suppliers on the Channel 4 website.

The kit comes with full instructions, explanations about different ‘notes’ (top, middle, base) and ideas for blends but I came up with my own blend – eau de Christine – made up of sandalwood, rose, vanilla, geranium, cucumber and orange.


It was great fun playing with the different oils to get just the right combination – I’ll definitely be making more eau de Christine and more blends.


1 Response to “{week 28} perfume making”

  1. 1 Sarah December 20, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    wow, i always thought that making perfume would be a crazy complicated thing to do. you are brave to take something like this on!

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