Although it may seem a complicated process, making perfumes it is basically something very simple. To understand it is necessary to understand what is, from a chemical point of view, a perfume. This is nothing less than a solution, it is a set of substances where is the solvent in which other liquids or solids are dissolved. In the same way that wine production has remained virtually unchanged in its basic concepts from hundreds of centuries, the development of perfumes also performed in more or less similar to the Egyptians elaborated these substances for cosmetics and personal the mummification process.I
Consequently, knowing the exact formulas and proportions, and following a rigorous quality process, you may engage in making perfumes and colognes. But once the product is achieved, the real challenge lies in the logistics of distribution and marketing thereof. For this reason, almost as important as achieving a perfume or a nice colony, it is to develop a packaging that is a wrapper that efficiently communicate the quality of our product.I
The solvent used in the preparation of perfumes and colognes is ethanol or ethyl alcohol, in combination with distilled water. The other essential element that is required are essential oils or essences that can be achieved in any premises specialized field. In addition, some perfumes and colognes carry some type of dye that contributes to the professional presentation of the final product.I
The procedure is very simple. At first the essence mixed with ethanol in small amounts until a complete dissolution. This stage is key, as is necessary to achieve complete dissolution so there are no solid residues present in the perfume. Once we achieve this, we proceed to the addition of distilled water. This mixture should be macerated, ie must stand until the full expression of the fragrances used is achieved. For maximum effect you can leave in a cold environment such as a small refrigerator intended purpose. In general, and depending on the essences used, this maceration take between one and three months.I
Then proceed to the filtrate to remove any small particles that may remain in the suspension. And with that we basically developed our perfume. It may be a good idea to give to our friends and family, or if we dare to take a step further, become true perfumers, and make perfume craftsmanship our livelihood.