How to Use Lori’s Perfume Blending Worksheet

Top Half Perfume Blending Worksheet

Lori's Perfume Blending WorksheetWhen it comes to taking notes, most people don’t like to stop what they’re doing (especially when in a creative groove), and take notes. When it comes to perfume blending, recording every single drop that you put in a blend is tedious. But, take it from my regretful experience that it’s the times you DON’T do this that you create the masterpieces (go figure, right?!). I always recommend that students take & keep good notes, whether it’s in a *~fancy~* perfume notebook, or a simple 3-ring binder. Find a method that works for you, and make it a habit by recording every single blend that you make. You can thank me later.

Top Half Perfume Blending Worksheet

To help make the process of keeping organized notes a little easier, I’ve created a Perfume Blending Worksheet. It’s a free PDF that you can download, print, and use when blending. It can be found on our website under the RESOURCES tab, and in the section called HANDY DOCS (lots of great stuff there).

Here’s a 5-minute video that explains how I use the worksheet – with a sample EO blend that’s perfect for the holidays:

The ratios & goal number of drops for each category are totally optional, but I included it for perfumery students who are still learning how to blend.

There is a lot more I could say, but I didn’t want to make the video too long. I plan to do more videos, so if there’s an area you’d like me to expand on, just let me know.

Interested in making your own Natural Perfume? Check it out Lori’s newest Video eClass!

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4 Responses to How to Use Lori’s Perfume Blending Worksheet

  1. Donna DeRosa November 30, 2016 at 2:16 pm #

    Nice video. Very clear instructions.

    • The Nova Studio
      The Nova Studio November 30, 2016 at 2:39 pm #

      Thanks Donna! I was battling some bad allergies, and I just ordered a tripod for my iPhone, but it’s a start. More videos to come :).

  2. Elizabeth Aprea December 13, 2016 at 3:02 am #

    Hi Lori,
    Thanks for the nice video! Do you use vanilla extract?

    • The Nova Studio
      The Nova Studio December 13, 2016 at 5:38 am #

      Hi Elizabeth, so glad you enjoyed the video! Regular vanilla extract isn’t strong enough to really last in any perfumes or bath & body products. My favorite vanilla is this one from New Directions Aromatics. They now call it a Vanilla Oleoresin, but they used to call it an essential oil (which it is not, since it’s not steam distilled), and I’ve also seen it described as a “boosted extract” – but 10-fold (meaning 10 times as strong): https://www.newdirectionsaromatics.com/products/essential-oils/vanilla-oleoresin-10-fold.html – Do be aware that most types of natural vanilla (including this one) have a very difficult time mixing into a blend and will often separate out. In an oil-based perfume, it looks like a lava lamp effect and you have to shake it before using. Hope this helps!

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