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How to Make Perfume
Author: Wholesale Supplies Plus
Thursday, January 11, 2024

Creating your own perfume is an art form that combines science and creativity. It's a process of blending scents in precise measurements to produce a fragrance that is uniquely yours. At Wholesale Supplies Plus, we believe in empowering you with the knowledge and tools to dive into this fascinating world. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned perfumer, this comprehensive guide will walk you through making your own perfumes, natural scents, and even luxurious fragrances akin to those found in high-end boutiques.

What Ingredients Do You Need to Make Perfume at Home?

Perfume making requires specific ingredients and tools to ensure a high-quality result:
  • High-Percentage Alcohol: Acts as a carrier for the fragrance oils. The higher the concentration, the better the quality of the perfume.
  • Essential/Fragrance/Infused Oils: These oils create the most important part of your DIY perfume, the scent.
  • Distilled or Spring Water: Used to dilute the perfume mixture.
  • Glycerin: Helps to preserve the fragrance and stabilize the perfume.
  • Glass Bottles/Containers: To store the final product.
  • Glass Jar for Mixing: A clean, sterilized container for crafting your scent.
  • Measuring Cups/Spoons and a Dropper: For precise measurements.
  • Funnel: To transfer perfume into bottles without spilling.
  • Aluminum Foil or Wrapping Paper: To protect your perfume from light if using clear bottles.
These ingredients and tools lay the foundation for creating a range of perfume types, from simple DIY scents to sophisticated, luxurious fragrances.

Note: For those looking to skip some extra steps, check out this perfume base that eliminates the need for both glycerin and water!

How to Make Perfume for Beginners

For beginners, perfume making can be a fun and rewarding process:
  • Preparing Bottles: Sterilize the bottles and jars, especially if they are being reused. Cleanliness is key to prevent contamination of your perfume.
  • Adding Alcohol: Start by pouring 1/4 cup of high-percentage alcohol into your mixing jar. This acts as the base for your perfume.
  • Understanding Scents: Familiarize yourself with the different notes. Top notes provide the initial impression, middle notes form the heart of the perfume, and base notes give depth and longevity to the scent.
  • Creating Your Fragrance: Begin by adding your base notes to the alcohol, followed by the middle and then top notes. Experiment with around 25 drops of essential/fragrance oil in total. Swirl, smell, and adjust as needed, noting the number of drops used.
  • Aging Your Perfume: Let your creation age in a cool, dark place for at least 48 hours to a month. This process allows the scents to meld and intensify.
  • Diluting and Preserving: Add 2 tablespoons of distilled/spring water and around 5 drops of glycerine to your aged perfume. This dilutes and preserves the fragrance.
  • Finishing Touches: Transfer the perfume into your prepared bottles using a funnel. If using clear bottles, wrap them to protect from light. Label your creation with a unique name.

How to Make Natural Perfume

Creating natural perfume involves using organic carrier oils and essential oils:
  • Mix Carrier and Essential Oils: Choose a carrier oil like jojoba or almond oil. Add your selection of essential oils to the carrier oil in a glass jug.
  • Blend and Transfer: Stir the mixture until well blended. Carefully pour the blend into your chosen bottles, leaving a little space at the top.
  • Infuse and Age: Add a few flower petals if desired. Cap the bottles and shake gently. Let the oils infuse for a few days in a warm, sun-free spot, shaking occasionally.
Natural perfumes offer a more subtle and earthy fragrance compared to alcohol-based perfumes.

How to Make Luxury Scents

How to Make Luxury Scents
Luxury scents are all about the quality and combination of the fragrance oils used:
  • Follow the basic steps for perfume making.
  • Choose high-quality essential or fragrance oils that mimic luxury scents. Wholesale Supplies Plus offers a range of options, including imitations of famous luxury scents.
  • Focus on creating a harmonious balance between top, middle, and base notes to give your perfume a sophisticated profile.
Luxury perfumes are characterized by their complexity and depth of scent.


Perfume making is a delightful journey into the world of fragrances. Whether you're crafting a natural essence or a luxurious aroma, the process is a blend of art, science, and personal expression. Remember, the key to great perfume lies in the quality of ingredients, the precision of measurements, and the patience in blending and aging. Experiment, be creative, and enjoy the process of creating a signature scent that's uniquely yours. With these guidelines, you're well-equipped to delve into the enchanting world of perfume making, creating scents that captivate and charm.

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