creating scents

a teaser photo

finally, we are all, hopefully happily, landed in 2018. Me, too. And as every year, I use the transition from old to new year to clean my desk and make room for myself. It usually lasts a few days only until paper and perfume bottles start covering it again. On top of it sits a paper strip. It sits next to my surface labtop and every day, I am smelling it and see how it develops and lasts.

This one lasts pretty long. That’s good. It is an experimental fragrance. But the formula, in excel, will soon go to my supplier of raw materials. I mentioned it earlier in one my MAG issues: these days I cannot produce all fragrances myself anymore. It is too much volume that I am producing and putting out. Thus, the formula for this guy will go to my producer in Switzerland.

There, it will be checked for compliance with IFRA and EU regulations. As I use all raw materials from this supplier, the quality of the fragrance will not be an issue to worry about for me. In this particular scent, however, I am using a speciality that I will provide my supplier with.

I haven’t tested the fragrance only as concentrate of course. I diluted it in an edp concentration (12.5%) to test drive it. When composing a fragrance, I usually know beforehand to what concentration I want to dilute it. And usually, but not always, it works. Like here with this guy.

I am trying to convince the producer of the speciality raw material to write for me in the next MAG, issue 05. Fingers crossed. It would be so cool (I cannot tell you what or who…..).

I guess, the bottomline of this post is: I am planning an new MAG issue for May 2018. And the perfume in the bottle on today’s picture will play a role.

What a nice way to start 2018.