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Discover Your Signature Scent and Craft Truly Personal Perfumes at Home!
Just take the quick "personal scent profile" quiz in this book to pinpoint your fragrance preferences, then create perfumes, splashes, and colognes that are uniquely you!
Professional perfumer Nancy Booth provides step-by-step, illustrated instructions for making personal blends -- and creating your favorite perfumes -- using herbs, essential oils, fragrance oils, and alcohol.
With Perfumes, Splashes and Colognes you'll learn how to:
*Craft personal fragrances for the entire family
* Make fragrant mixtures for the home, including potpourris and burning perfumes
* Care for, store, and apply your homemade fragrances
* Package your creations as attractive gifts
Discover the joys of crafting your own unique and personal perfumes. Nancy Booth shows you how to pinpoint your fragrance preferences and design personalized products for both body and home. Learn how to use herbs, essential oils, natural plant extracts, and alcohol to create one-of-a-kind perfumes, sprays, colognes, and potpourris that not only smell great, but are free of harsh chemicals. With helpful tips on storing, packaging, and even marketing your products, you'll be inspired to explore the aromatic world of homemade fragrance.
With Nancy Booth's easy instructions and "Personal Scent Profile Quiz,"
readers will learn how to create customized perfume blends and re-create favorite commercial perfumes at a fraction of their retail price.
Discover the satisfaction of creating and making your very own personal fragrances in perfumes, splashes, and colognes. Here are step-by-step instructions and easy recipes for creating custom blends.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 156) and index.
About the Author
Nancy M. Booth is the author of the popular natural health and beauty book, Perfumes, Splashes and Colognes. However, Booth is also busy spending her time as owner and operator of Gingham `n Spice, Ltd., a wholesale and retail fragrance and country gift business. She has been selling dried herbs, potpourri, fragrance, essential oils and other similar items internationally since 1980. Nancy teaches classes in perfumery and lives in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Essentials of Fragrance
Chapter 2: The Ingredients of Fragrance
Chapter 3: Building Your Fragrance Profile
Chapter 4: How to Create Your Own Fragrances
Chapter 5: Recipes for Perfumes, Colognes, and Sweet Waters
Chapter 6: More Forms of Fragrance: Bath Salts, Incense, and More
Chapter 7: Packaging Your Fragrances
Appendix A: Perfumes Listed by Fragrance Family
Appendix B: Perfumers and Their Perfumes
Appendix C: Fragrant Flowers and Their Scents
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