tools for mixing perfume oils

formulation-bars

This is a great tool I use to mix my perfume oils in.  LV made these because I needed something to hold up my vials while formulating and it’s interesting to note how much freer I am to create when not unconsciously preoccupied with spilling an accord I’d painstakingly worked on for weeks.

This got me thinking, how to avoid this as much as possible and since I like experimenting with many trials I asked LV for three bars of 10 vials each and look at the beauties he lovingly created for me!

I find 5 trials of an accord a nice easy number.  Let’s say I’ve got a few ideas for a floral accord, I’ve got 3 florals in mind and I want to explore a “Floriental”, a woody floral and a powdery floral.  So I grab my first formulation bar and drop five vials in there and get to work! There’s even a place for a larger vial for accords that have matured for more than a year that I may want to add.  Using this method I’ve been able to increase dramatically my rate of experimentation — I have over 90 accords maturing!  Less than half will make it past the evaluation stage but who cares, I’m creating!

Life’s wonderful pleasures: someone who cares about your happiness enough to make you stuff by hand!  Love, love, love this tool and can’t imagine working without it now!

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4 thoughts on “tools for mixing perfume oils

  1. How wonderful Maxine! And what an organised person you are. I hope other students will get inspired by your creativity. You are lucky to have a DIY husband who can make this… I can’t wait to see the perfumer’s organ next:)

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  2. Hi there, just love reading your blog. Do you know where I can purchase the wonderful square glass bottles you have on your blogs in your “perfuming making lesson 1, 6 and 8, series? They look like little Chanel bottles with the pipettes leaning on them. I am looking for a supply of that bottle. Appreciate your hard work, thank you, Vilma, USA.

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    1. Hello Vilma!
      Nice to have you around with us :). Aren’t those bottles the coolest?! I got them from Neroliane in France. Since I’m in Italy it’s cheaper for me to source a European supplier but I think they ship worldwide. The exact link is: http://www.neroliane.com/flacon-parfumerie-50ml.html. They only come in 50ml sizes and they’re not exactly cheap, but if you only want to do a few really special formulations these are beautiful!
      Best of luck and happy perfuming!

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