As a lover of fragrance, I have always been intrigued as to the process of creating a perfume. Aspects such as deciding which notes to use, understanding the construction of a scent and creating a fragrance that has perfect longevity has always fascinated me. It was due to this curiosity that I came across The Perfume Studio, a company in London who can provide that exact insight.
The Perfume Studio have a range of experiences that allow you to learn about their fantastic selection of perfume blends. After sampling the array of blends, you can then pick your favourite and combine them to create your very own bespoke fragrance. With a range of venues across the United Kingdom, it is the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the delightful world of perfumery.
The Perfume Studio believe that everyone should have their own unique fragrance. Therefore, they have created specific collection kits enabling you to do just that. I recently tried out their ‘Design your own Fragrance for Men’ kit and was extremely impressed by it. This collection contained easy to follow instructions, pipettes, scent strips, and a personally inscribed 30ml glass bottle. In addition, this kit most importantly contained six perfume blends that have been meticulously selected by their in-house master perfumer; Francois Robert.
The notes included in this specific kit were Citrus, Woody, Mossy, Neroli, Tonic Sport and Amber. The first step of the process was to identify which of the blends stood out. I done this by immersing the scent strips into each of the blend bottles and allowing them to absorb into the paper.
I recommend that you take the time to smell each one, setting aside the scent strips that you prefer. Then you can pick up some of the chosen strips and combine them together into different combinations. Once you have found the perfect arrangement for you, then you are ready to make your fragrance.
I chose a total of three blends; however, you can choose from two or all six if you wish. I was specifically drawn to the top note of Citrus, the middle note of Neroli and the Woody base note. The Citrus has a zesty combination of Bergamot, Grapefruit, Neroli and Mandarin. The Neroli blend has a fresh floral citrus harmony of Bergamot, Lemon, Neroli, Mandarin, Rosemary and Green tea. Finally, the Woody base has a beautifully warm and creamy blend of Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Tonka and Amber.
The next step of the process was to combine the blends into my personalized 30ml bottle. Using the enclosed pipettes, which hold 0.5ml, calculate how much of each blend you will need. After carefully filling your bottle, you will end up with your very own unique fragrance to enjoy. The great thing about it is that once you have created the fragrance, you can register this online and order it again at future date.
For a completely personalised experience you can purchase their ‘Design your Fragrance – Bespoke Collection’ kit. This allows you to choose from a selection of blends online, making the fragrance you create even more unique. The Perfume Studio also have a choice of Floral, Exotic, Natural and Fresh collection kits.
I absolutely loved this kit from The Perfume Studio as it’s a fun way of getting involved in creating a fragrance that is unique to you. The process is very easy to follow and allows you to truly appreciate your final fragrance. I especially liked how the bottle can be inscribed, hence making it a more personal and unique experience. Not only did I enjoy this, I think it will make a fantastic gift idea for any fragrance fanatic. The fragrance I created turned out just the way I envisioned, and I can now relish in the fact that I have my very own ‘blublazerguy’ scent.
For more information or to purchase these fantastic kits, click here and visit The Perfume Studio Website.
Check out the video below to see how I got on making my very own fragrance or head to my IGTV in my Instagram @blublazerguy