As you start your journey of creating your custom perfume, the number of different perfume ingredients can really send your head in circles…. Luckily Maison 21G eliminates the confusion, and instead provides you with the best guidance, including a wide range of the most desired ingredients for your custom elixirs!
As Paloma Picasso once said, "A perfume is like a piece of clothing, a message, a way of presenting oneself, a costume that differs according." Your fragrance is your signature, your voice, and it becomes a pillar in sculpting and reflecting your mood and emotions, whilst also moulding a perception of yourself, to those around you.
What better way to achieve this, than by creating your signature fragrance at Maison 21G?
To ensure you create your dream eau de parfum, one that will best reveal your personality, your individuality, whilst suitably adapting to your tastes, and the DNA of your skin; here are a few pointers that we highly recommend!
To start understanding the basics of scent design, it's simple, it's all down to the families! The different fragrance oils fall into various categories or 'olfactive families'. Woody, oriental, aromatic, gourmand, fresh-citrusy, we truly don't have enough fingers to count them all!
Your choice of scent families will sublimate you, as well as mirror your character and emotions, and therefore, picking the correct one, the right material for your eau de parfum, is the first step in your perfume recipe.
At Maison 21G we are here to empower and guide you throughout your scent design journey, while also revealing secrets of how each family has different impacts. Be prepared for the true magic behind the art of combining fragrances to be unveiled!
Your perfume has different layers, which are composed of different notes: the top, middle, and base, as well as bridge and heart notes. Therefore, don’t be shocked to find that your fragrance can say a lot more about you than just what you “like”. Let’s decrypt the language of scent together!
For seduction: It's no secret that both sexes use the invisible power of perfume, as their weapon for crafting emotions, deepening their sensuality, and alluring the desired sex. Most commonly found in the base and bridge notes, as they linger longest on the skin; for sharp women, the irresistible gourmands, such as Vanilla, or Tonka bean, are perfect. Contrastingly, playful women, who prefer to envelop their partner in a cloud of sexual mystery, should consider Amber and Havana scents.
For boosted freshness: Seeking to underline your dynamic, bubbly character? Then top, and heart notes such as fresh, light, zesty citruses, like Bergamot, Neroli, Ginger, or even Coca-Cola, are exactly what you need. Equally, middle notes, such as green and ozonic florals: Muguet (Lily of the Valley), and Mimosa fragrance, could be your ideal mixes too!
For enhancing elegance and feminity: Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, yet if not at hand, then these ingredients surely will do the job! For sophistication, turn to middle notes, such as florals: Jasmine, Rose, and Tuberose. Delicate in their nature, they can be mixed with soft, bridge notes, such as Cedarwood and Sandalwood, to create a light, alluring, beautiful blend!
For the unique, strong characters: Woods is amazing when worn by men, yet totally unique when worn by women. Intense, warm, and bold, these base notes include Patchouli, Cedarwood, Sandalwood, and Orris, and are the hidden weapon of successful, empowered women. Blend with any citrus or floral notes to add light freshness and feminity.
For a more homely, family feel: These will be more subtle and non-invasive. They will be an extension of your natural character, and commonly are notes that are familiar to your nose. Perhaps Orange blossom, the so-called Neroli, or a fresh, natural Lavender, mixed with delicate White Musk, or a touch of Honey fragrance. It will perform as your second skin and will imprint a unique scent of your motherhood in the memories of your children.
For women with a busy, physical day: You would need materials that provide long-lasting freshness, to support your day of intensive physical activities. Invigorating, aromatic, middle, and base notes, like Sage or Myrrh, are very natural and energy-boosting. Moreover, they would mix well with citruses such as Bergamot, as well as Marine or other Oceanic notes.
For the trendy, young women: Want to feel millennial, and chic? Then fruity, middle and heart notes, like juicy Raspberry or Rhubarb, would be your best go-to’s. Mix with any fresh florals: Mimosa, Rose, Orange Blossom, or Jasmine, and voila! Feminine, light, addictive, and sparkling, leaving a feisty desirable trail!
The world of fragrance is hidden, which consequently, often puts, us, the consumers, in the position of following trends, or in harsher terms, following the ‘dictations’ from different brands. It is now time to stop. With the opportunity of personalising your scent, you become the master perfumer, and you are empowered to design, to add your favourite ingredients, and to sculpt the unique message you want to portray.
At Maison21G, we believe transparency is key and the power can only be in your hands. You wouldn't wear your gym kit to work, or your casual weekend outfit to your date in the evening… and the same goes for scent! So why not finally treat yourself to a scent wardrobe, fitting a perfume for each of your different occasions and different moods?
Create your unique custom perfume at Maison 21G, and we can assure you, you’ll be rushing back for more!