Fragrance advice

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    I've not been very successful with fragrance combination. Due to lack in usage or combinations.
    What I have is
    Lemongrass
    Tea tree
    Lavender
    Rose
    Eucalyptus

    What combination n ratios will work? I've been told to use at min 5% weight of oils.. I've a little confused about the combination n what will stick
     
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    I like to use Brambleberrys fragrance calculator to get an idea of the total amount to use: https://www.brambleberry.com/pages/Fragrance-Calculator.aspx
    Just put in all of your EOs separately to see what quantities are recommended (some EOs you can use more, some less), then make your blend quantity so that you aren't using an unsafe level of anything.

    As far as blends go - here are some sites that helped me with ideas:
    http://joliechose.tripod.com/joliechosearomatherapy/id17.html
    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/fb/bd/9b/fbbd9be1f3a6febc68f423a600c72e20.jpg
    http://soapteacher.blogspot.com/2010/10/suggested-essential-oil-blends-for-soap.html
     
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    lemongrass and lavender is really nice. Can't help with ratios, I usually just wing it but I do use more of the lavender.
     
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    Are the these FOs or EOs? Especially the rose.

    Get some tiny jars - like baby food jars - and put a strip of paper towel or coffee filter in each one. Try a different combo in each jar. put a piece of tape with the combo on the jar. Sniff it daily over 4-5 days.
     
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    These are eo
     
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    Lavender and rose or lavender and vanilla make good combinations.
     
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    My dad loves the Hugo boss edition 6 perfume n is crazy bout it. I mean he would reach multiple outlets to get the specific bottle.. Now I want to make him a soap with same scent..
    I thought of trying various combinations of FO listed in the ingredients of the perfume bottle.
    Do u think the company mentions all the FO's used??

    I've tried combination in lavender n rose

    Lavender n tea tree
    Today made rose n lemongrass.. Let's see how what works..
     
  8. Dec 21, 2017 #8

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    Probably, but the way perfumes/colognes work, and are made is completely different than the way FO's work and are made. You can probably get close, but not exact. If you were here in the states, I'd say to look for a dupe, but the shipping to where you are probably isn't worth it even if you do find a dupe here.
     
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    Hmm. The bottle costs about 5 grand here... In recent cases.. Major online retailers like Amazon n flipkart selling dupe product rather then original ..

    I'll try to give it a try n see
     
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    Jcandleattic isn't talking about a dupe of the cologne. You can't use cologne in soap. She is talking about a dupe of the scent of the cologne made into an FO.

    https://www.naturesgardencandles.com/hugo-boss-for-men-type-fragrance-oil
     
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    Yes, what penelopejane said. A fragrance oil that smells like the cologne.
     
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    I'm a completly new to this fragrance section.. I've not even seen what a bottle of Fo looks like
    I've only worked with eo around 20 batches so far.
    I'm not able to find suppliers for them.. I recently heard about a chemical n perfume distributor. Who can also supply tons of FO. IM planning to visit them next week. Hope they have what I need and genuine once...
     
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    Good to know.. The shipping is almost double the product cost $15. For a $8 bottle

    Hey.. I found some local supplier. But in his website it's stated as soap perfume.. And they have a list of soap perfumes of few leading products in the market...
    Show I go with it.. I've not heard about soap perfume . So bit skeptical.. Check out http://candlemould.com
    Your suggestions is highly valuable
     
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    I think I would be skeptical of a supplier selling "soap perfume" unless they could provide me with some sort of official certification that it is skin-safe, and at what rate. Or if it is stable when used in a lye product. It might be worth a call to them to find out....but I wouldn't take their word for it. You'd need written certification or the liability is on you if someone gets injured. The photos of these "soap perfumes" and the colorant son their website all have a niralbi.com watermark on them. When you go to their website they offer home-based business courses. The soap course only mentions melt and pour. I wouldn't be so sure that the perfumes and colors on the site were meant for CP/HP.
     
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    I felt the same..
     

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