There’s nothing like the smell of the warm season coming in, and it’s not just because we get to enjoy all the fresh scents. The summer scent evokes memories of long, lazy days and picnics in the park. And with it comes the smell of a new atmosphere and fruity fragrances.
We’ve rounded up some of our favourite ideas for incorporating fruits into your home for a summery, fresh scent. From fragrant candles to diffuser blends, you will be able to do this at home no matter your skill level.
Make candles from fruits
Candles are a great way to add a fresh scent to your home for summer, and you can even find some scented with fruits! You can use fresh or frozen fruit to make your candles, and for best results, you should let the fruit macerate for a few hours before using it to make your candles. You can also add alcohol to help the fruit smell stay longer.
You don’t have to be a candle maker to create scented candles with fruits. To make a fruit candle, you can use your favourite fruit preserves, fruit puree, or even juice. You can also get creative with your moulds and scents, even making themed scented moulds. Moulds can be found in many craft stores, and they’re great for creating candles shaped like fruit or flowers.
Incorporate diffuser blends
If you have a scented diffuser, add some fruit blends for an extra fresh scent. You can find a variety of combinations from different sources or make your own fragrance by adding just one or two fruity elements to create a light and sweet blend.
You can even use fresh or frozen fruit, and for best results, let your fruit macerate for a few hours before using it to make your blends. You can also add coconut or olive oil to your mixes to add a creamy texture. When all is done, use your diffuser’s mist function to create a fruity, flowery mist for your home.
Make a fruity body powder
This is an easy and simple project you can do to add a fruity scent to your home. Combine your favourite dehydrated fruit or fruit puree with a homemade body powder, and then mix the two.
Use it as a dry body powder for a light, and sweet scent or a wet body wash for a more natural scent. If you want to take it a step further, you can make a scrub for your feet or other areas.
This is an easy and inexpensive project that you can do for a fresh scent in your home or a gift for someone else. It is an excellent option for those planning a bridal shower activity to do in Singapore. The shared activity can make a great bonding experience with a souvenir that everyone can bring home at the end of the day.
You can also use this as a craft project for kids, so they can learn about mixing ingredients and creating something new. It’s an excellent project for them, and they can even help you add the components once they get the hang of it.
Summertime is the season for smelling fresh, and the best way to do that is by adding some fruits to your home. They make the perfect seasonal fragrance. The possibilities are endless, whether used as a candle, diffuser blend or added to a room. Make your home summer-ready by incorporating these fruit elements into your home today.
Have you ever wandered what are you actually paying for when you purchase perfumes? Why is it so expensive and yet why people still opt for better priced perfumes as compared to the ones that are not as well known?
There are many misconceptions in regards to perfumes being better quality when it is more expensive and of a certain brand. Of course, I would not negate the probability that better-known brands could secure the credibility of perfume quality but there are also perfume gems out there that are of a good quality and sold at a more affordable price!
Hence, before you make a decision to purchase a perfume, you may want to consider what you may actually be paying for, and determine if you really do need that high-end luxury brand perfume instead of perfumes other retail store perfumes after all!
Branding can be one of the spending traps some would fall into. Why? Because of the polished advertisements, the gorgeous super models, and their many enticing claims and benefits that comes after buying them! I mean, how wrong can I be to trust in long-established brands?
Please do not misunderstand, I believe that every brand has their pros and cons in buying them. However, most of the time advertisements do not deliver the reality of the product, only allowing us to see the good sides of it and never its possible flaws. Therefore, before you go forward in buying that branded perfume, you may want to look into not just their reviews but if possible, head down to try it on your own to determine the advertisements’ credibility.
Final Formulation Product
Quality perfumes must firstly possess a scent that we like! If the scent is not something we like, whether the perfume provides good strength, power or long lastingness, it will still not be added into our shopping cart.
Next you can now figure out by testing out the perfume fragrance’s power. Can it be perceived? How is the intensity? This is important to judge its quality as some perfumes can be too diluted where its odor is too mild and subtle to even detect. While some perfumes may be too intense and overpowering for your preference. Good quality perfumes are of appropriated intensity and concentration as allowed according to IFRA standards.
Lastly, perfume quality includes the perfume’s synergy. The perfume synergy is influenced by fragrance composition synergy and fragrance interaction synergy.
Fragrance composition synergy checks if the fragrance smells wholesome. This means that it ensures that the perfume doesn’t smell singular, flat or owns an uneven fragrance mixture.
As for fragrance interaction synergy, it is the synergy effect of how the fragrance interact with your own skin. Everyone has their own unique scent, so what smells good on your body may not on another.
Fragrance Ingredient Cost
Cost of Fragrance ingredient can very closely affect the cost price of a perfume but may not influence the perfume quality as much as we expect. This is because even if simple and more affordable fragrance ingredients are used to formulate the perfume, it could also be very well made if done properly.
Like limited edition items, the lesser quantity it has, the more expensive it is, yet the higher demand, making it appear like the product could be worth what you are paying for. Therefore, creating the mistaken belief that rarer the fragrance ingredient automatically makes the ingredient a good one, so the pricier a perfume is, the better it is.
What I would like to end off is that price is not always a determining factor to conclude if the quality of the perfume is good or not. Looking into other factors such as its fragrance profile likability, strength and synergy could help you determine the perfume’s worth better.
Attend a perfume workshop to create your very own quality and personalized perfume now! It is not only an exciting learning process on how perfume could be made but also a fun and interactive experience to get to more knowledge about fragrances but also about your perfume preference inclination!
These links can give you more information about this perfume workshop and guide you on how to book a class:
Perfume Workshop General/Team Building links for more information:
Couple & Bridal Showers Perfume Workshop:
Perfume is something that people wear to make themselves feel a specific way. It’s an indulgence, something to splurge on and treat yourself to. When you stop wearing your favourite scents, they don’t just stop smelling like themselves. They lose their identity and character.
Perfumes have a shelf life. So, what do you do when you have one too many? Here are eight ways to make your favourite perfumes work longer.
1. Don’t store it upright
It seems logical that you should store your perfume upright in a dark, air-tight container to lengthen the shelf life as long as possible. However, this isn’t the case. When you store your perfume upright, you’re pushing the air out of the bottle.
Once the air in the bottle has evaporated, you have minimal chance of getting more. Oils have a short shelf life, so you’re essentially swapping out the active ingredients for air by keeping your bottle upright.
2. Don’t heat it above body temperature
One of the most common ways people damage their perfume is by applying heat to it. If you use your perfume above body temperature, you’re doing more harm than good. You’re going to stretch out the fragrance and change its smell.
If you’re eager to get more use out of your favourite scent, try blotting it with a cloth rather than applying heat.
3. Keep it out of direct sunlight
If you have a bottle of your favourite perfume, you have probably kept it in a drawer or a cabinet kept out of the light. This is a mistake. Whilst you don’t need to expose it to UV rays, you need to let it shine slightly.
Place your perfume in a room where there is plenty of natural light, and it will be able to look forward to lots of love from you. Your perfume will thank you for it.
4. Shake it gently before use
As soon as you bring your new perfume home, give it a gentle shake. This works twofold. Firstly, you’re mixing the ingredients to create a more even scent. Secondly, you will expose the molecules to the air, which will help them last longer.
Of course, if your bottle is too full, you may create more of a mess than anything else. If this is the case, simply use a tissue to remove any excess before giving your bottle a shake.
5. Use quality oils
Perfumes are made up of various ingredients, and some will be more important than others. The scent of your perfume is largely down to the oils in it.
Oils such as citronella and eucalyptus tend to be the most common in natural fragrances, and these will evaporate relatively quickly. You can try swapping these for more long-lasting ingredients such as patchouli, vetiver or amber, although this will add to the price of your perfume.
6. Keep the lid on tight
You will find that most perfume bottles have a plastic lid. This is to help keep the scent in, and you should keep it on the bottle as much as possible.
If you keep the lid on tight, your fragrance should be able to breathe without getting too much exposure to air. Whilst you don’t want your perfume to be exposed to direct sunlight or heat, you should be able to leave it out without having to worry about it evaporating.
7. Don’t pump the bottle
As soon as you have opened a new perfume bottle, you should give it a little shake. This will help your scent settle and evenly distribute the oils. Once you have done this, you should not pump the bottle. This creates more air space in the bottle, which is the last thing you want.
8. Do let your perfume breathe
You should be able to smell your perfume from a distance, but you should let it breathe for the best results. This means that you should hold your bottle at a slight angle so that the scent has the opportunity to seep into the air.
Don’t hold your bottle directly under a light source, or it could oxidise, and don’t store it in a crammed dresser. Let it breathe, and your perfume should last longer.
The lifespan of a perfume will vary depending on the scent and how often you wear it. While some scents can only last for about a few hours, others can last for months. So, to extend the life of your perfume, you will have to be more selective about what you buy. You can do several things to help ensure you get as much use out of your perfumes.
Perfumes are a delicate matter but are a great payoff. You can either make your own perfume or get them off a store’s shelf. Whether you need help bringing a new fragrance into your home or just want to try something new, there are plenty of options for perfumes.
Perfumery is an art and science that can be perfected with time by taking notes from the scent itself as well as its impact on our surroundings. You might even attempt to create your own perfume for the next project!
Many times, people have second thoughts about gifting a perfume to their love ones, family members, their friends and colleagues as they are afraid, they would not like the scent they have picked for them.
However, before you make this decision, let me give you reasons otherwise on why you should add perfumes to your to-buy gifts!
First: Reveals a Sufficiently Close Relationship
The first reason to gift a perfume is that it shows very clearly how much you know about the person.
To pick a perfume, you will have to know and consider not yourself but the party you are buying it for and do some homework for it. You will have to know about what they would like, what scent they would avoid and what brand series they like.
Second: Expresses Sincere Affections
No matter how easy it seems, to select a scent that they like or something that suits them, you may have to narrow down the brands, go down to the store to try out and comb through some series in the retail store before getting one.
Hence, this effort and money paid will definitely put a smile on the receiver’s face especially if the perfume is something they like and would use!
Scents are great tool in imprinting our memory and making them unforgettable. However, despite how research has proven its credibility, this knowledge is not as widely known as the other memory exercise techniques commonly used.
Remember the smell of your partner, spouse, friends or even family members? What about the times and memory when you can smell them? Or a particular memory in your childhood where the trigger is the smell of cinnamon or vanilla from your kitchen or the bakery store near your house? Do you also recognize the smell of rain, and get reminded of a memory when you smell the arrival of rain?
These are just some examples that help you to see that this perfume you gift your friend can create another wonderful memory that you can look back to when you smell this same familiar scent again in the future.
Fourth: Valuable since Ancient Times
Historically, perfumes have also been greatly revered. It is also known in Christianity that frankincense and myrrh fragrances have been selected as gifts to their King and Lord, Jesus when He is born.
Other than Christianity, Hinduism also used sandalwood aromatic incense for worship and its scents carry a symbolism of wealth, and prestige as well.
Not only frankincense, myrrh and sandalwood but other scents have also been used by the royals and nobles since the past and seen as precious as or if not more than gold. Perfumes can represent status, and embodying graceful perfumes garners respect and admiration from others.
Fifth: Great to Lift Moods
Fragrances are well known to be able to soothe and influence our emotions. This effect allows us cleverly make us of the perfumes we buy as a gift to support our fellow love ones or friends through their stressful and anguished moments.
Fragrances that helps improve our moods include scents such as Chamomile, lavender, rose, musk and citrus scent like mandarin and oranges.
Boosting focus could also be accomplished with certain types of fragrances such as lemon, bergamot, eucalyptus and Rosemary.
Last but not least,
If after reading this you are still uncertain of what type of perfume to buy for your love ones, why not bring them to a perfume workshop and make one for each other yourselves?
It could not only provide you more quality time with them but gain all the benefits you could have as stated above with proper guidance from the perfumers there.
For more information or to book a session now, head down to the links below:
Perfume Workshop General/Team Building links for more information:
Couple & Bridal Showers Perfume Workshop:
Christmas is a season where magic happens, especially when the whole atmosphere brightened and sparkled with colours of the Christmas lights and music!
Fragrances are enchanting creatures that can deepen the festive ambience of lovely Christmas with its entrancing scents! Thus, making your Christmas a little more special this year, why not purchase, gift or even personalize your own very fragrance for your partner, spouse, family or friends?
#1 Magical Unicorn Potion
Perfumes can seem alive with its fragrant evolution and it is one of the highlights of perfumes that makes it appear magical. This is due to the perfume’s composition of the Top, Middle and base notes which evaporates at different rates, producing such charming effect.
A perfume can one moment change from having a citrus boost to produce fresher aquatic nuances and smoothen out to produce floral and even woody notes.
With perfumes complexity, there can be thousands or if not hundreds of thousands different formulas or perfumes where each evolution has their own unique trade mark and character profile. Add a little magic now to your Christmas with a sweet fantasy-like Christmas themed Perfume formulation!
#2 Beautify the Festive Mood
Just when you cannot imagine Christmas to be any better or magical, imagine if you could be enveloped with the beautiful scent from your perfume while admiring the festive lights and soaking in the festive music playing as you stroll around. Wouldn’t it just be beautiful?
This fragrance addition even helps give you the added vibes to your festive mood and giving you a dream-like feels to Christmas.
#3 Romantic Endeavour
Yes, Romance, the very distinct pink coloured romance you see all around the streets during Christmas season. Christmas has long since been associated to be a festive season where romance often blooms and flourishes, where love confessions happens and the veteran couples shows their affection more generously in gifts, words of affirmation and quality time together.
Do you know that not only does putting on perfume or cologne can potentially enhance your attractiveness, but gifting perfumes can also show your familiarity with the other person by buying or even making the perfumes that they like for them could significantly increase your brownie points with your partners?
Remember to note down what kind of fragrances your partner loves and as much as possible meet these criteria in your perfume and you will never go wrong in your upcoming date!
#4 Cherished Memory
Fragrances have been scientifically proven to help create impactful memory in our lives. Like how you can remember a certain memory in your life that connects to a fragrance you smell which evokes a certain emotion in yourself.
It could be the laundry detergent you smell that comforts you when you felt stressed while you were studying or the smell of your partner during the times that he/she hugs you.
All these memories are tightly connected to fragrances which makes fragrances the trigger points that weaves together the memories you have.
Don’t wait any longer to make your decision in making perfume your top choice for a Christmas gift. To show even more sincerity and affection to your love ones, you can even choose to attend a perfume workshop and personalize a perfume for them!
To personalize the perfume, go down to the links below and find out more or book a class now!
Perfume Workshop General links:
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