Whether you plan to blend your own cologne, perfume, sweet water or potpourri, these general guidelines should help you create the ultimate fragrance.
- Amber adds warmth and sweetness
- Bergamot adds a sunny, citrus scent
- Carnation gives a clove-like fragrance
- Frangipani is sweet and spicy
- Frankincense adds a mellow, woody note to a blend
- Heliotrope and violet enhance each other
- Neroli adds a warm, dry note to a blend and balances the fragrance of rose
- Oakmoss imparts a powdery, lichen scent
- Patchouli adds woodsy, earthy notes
- Rosemary adds green, pine scents
- Sandalwood imparts a warm, sensual note but can also be used on its own without other scents
- Tuberose is intensely sweet and heavy
- Vanilla is a tenacious aroma that enhances, mellows and sweetens any blend
- Vetiver adds woodsy, musky notes to a fragrance.
Source: Perfumes, Splashes & Colognes by Nancy M. Booth.