Composing Your Own Fragrances

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.

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Dr. Terri Parrott has a bachelor’s degree in speech communication, a master’s degree in business administration and a doctorate degree in business administration with an international management concentration. She has been active in the financial industry for over twenty years; having worked as a banker for two of the largest United States based banks and a financial advisor with one of the largest investment firms in the United States. Terri has also been a sales manager for a large United States based rental car company, as well as adjunct professor in the business department of Florida based universities. She is the author of three blogs: • godandwisdom.com focusing on quick-read concepts of ancient wisdom with a modern twist • mindprompts.com focusing on personal energy and meditation techniques as well as holistic approaches to everyday life • greatwrinkles.com focusing on a light-hearted look at growing old. She has authored Quick Tips for Your Small Business, a quick reference book offering hands-on information for small business owners. Dr. Parrott has also published the following e-books available through the Amazon Kindle site: • Embrace Chaos to Create Change focusing on non-traditional ways to bring about lasting change in your thoughts and behavior. • Voice on the Phone: A Quick-Read Guide to Successfully Building Customer Relationships Using the Telephone. A practical guide for anyone relying on the telephone as a sales tool. • Quick, Easy Ways to Compute Everyday Business Formulas: A Handy Reference for Small Business Owners.