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.
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.