I absolutely love that parfumerie’s are now trending! That aside from labouring over a hot stove and boiling down your own aromatics, herbs and oils, should one craft their own scents. Maybe it’s because I’m not one to wear perfume every single day (even though I do have my favourites), I do have many bottles that have been sitting on my dresser for years!! That being said, maybe if I had my own custom tailored Eau de Toilette, I’d be a more frequent user of scents!! Especially my own custom made special blend.
Depending on your time frame, budget, and requirements, here are three different (very different) ways to acquire your very own custom fragrance.
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The exclusive retailer of Le Labo Fragrances in Toronto, these one-of-a-kind creations are both handmade and personalized to have you smelling extra fabulous.
Not only can you create customized fragrances while you begin to fully decipher the subtleties between each scent, but you can also make custom candles and interior fragrances as well.
A three-step process that allows customers to choose from six different base scents and then 15 different top notes, your custom perfume then comes bottled in either 50mL ($90) or 100mL ($160) sizes. While they don’t have a standalone shop just yet, the sisters in law behind Aromachology have made their custom-tailored fragrances available in 11 different retailers across Toronto.
Taking their background in the fragrance industry and turning it into a unique online business, the Perfume Lab allows creative minded consumers the chance to curate their own concoctions.
Step 1: Choose the family or “heart” of your perfume. With ten different options for the family, they suggest that this become the base for 50 percent of the fragrance.
Step 2: Add varying combinations of 20 different ingredients until the scent strip gauge reaches capacity. At €50 per 50mL bottle (roughly $66) this is an approach for the more adventurous creators.