It has been a long time since I last posted something here. Been very busy with work. Anyway, I’ll be sharing my journey to perfumery.
Everyone of us experienced bum days at one point or the other. During my bum ol’ days, I stuck myself on books and the world wide web. I made earrings, bracelets and necklaces for the fun of it. Then one day I was searching something, I landed on a site about perfumes. I’ve been wanting to make my own perfume ever since. I got inspired and searched for people on the web who supplies fragrance oils and bottles, etc. After a day of searching I found the best supplier of perfume raw materials. I ordered a few for compounding for myself and my boyfriend. Since I haven’t found the right supplier of bottles yet, I thought of using empty perfume bottles for my first trial. There I went searching and computing the right formula. I experimented on eau de parfum and eau de toillete. It turned out awesome. Mine was Be Delicious and my boyfriend’s were Acqua di Gio and CK One. He loved it dearly that he wanted more scents. What a very demanding boyfriend I have. Haha! Then came my friend who’s about to marry then. She wanted a perfume giveaway for the sponsors. I offered to do it for her as a gift. (She paid for the materials though. Labor and skills were my gifts.;) )I enjoyed the compounding and the processing from ordering the bottles and the perfume raw materials to designing the label in accordance to the invitation motif. Here are some Eau de Parfum giveaway photos:
My passion with the label. I also designed the Invitation. (Photo by Guilly Roy Natividad)
After a while, I got more busy with work but I never stopped into thinking on selling what I do. I once again made another batch just last weekend for my sister (as promised) and my demanding boyfriend. I was able to sell some to my cousins and friends. Not bad for a start.
Photos of Eau de Toilette:
Will post soon on the label.