I’ve had a secret desire for many years to design my own fragrances. I was so serious and interested about the process that I bought a vintage copy of William Poucher’s out of print book Perfumes, Cosmetics, and Soaps. Poucher was a chemist who worked for Yardley – which you may have heard of. He wrote his book in the early 1920’s and is still regarded as an expert by many in today’s industry. There was only one problem with my interest – I could not tolerate exposure to more than one fragrance at a time. As soon as I am exposed to two or more fragrances (being it perfume or oils), I start to feel sick. Can you believe it? While I have no issues if many different oils are in one mixture, I can’t handle them sitting out individually. Weird.
So when I learned about IslandGirlz over at Etsy, I was excited. This shop allows you to create custom designed tropical fragrances. Choose up to 6 different fragrances and IslandGirlz will blend them for you! She also has a sister shop called Opulent Alchemy that you will want to check out if your in the market for designer inspired perfume oils.
Imgaes: Opulent Alchemy