Fragrance oils are made up of various scents, referred to as top, middle and bottom notes. These notes come together to create a complete and complex fragrance. Designed to smell fantastic alone, fragrance oils can also be blended together to create your own custom blend. Blending fragrance oils together is a lot of fun, but it can sometimes take a little trial and error to get the blends “just right.” If you’d like to learn more about fragrance blending, click here to read my tips and tricks.
Every month, our team comes up with more than 15 scent blends for each fragrance of the month sample (did you know you get a free .5 oz. fragrance oil sample with each Bramble Berry order?) The team and I chose 4-5 of our favorite blends each month to spotlight. Below are our favorite scent blends for the first six months of 2015. You can always find these blends along with a tutorial on the “Sample of the Month” page, which is located on the right hand side of the Bramble Berry homepage.
We are working on blends for next month’s sample of the month, Vanilla Rosewood Fragrance Oil!
To make each blend, our team starts out with “one part” of the sample of the month fragrance oil. Then, other equal parts of other fragrances are added. The fragrance oils are added one “part” at a time to find the right balance. The term “part” simply refers to any unit of measure. We recommend measuring parts by weight, because some fragrance oils are more dense than others. Click here to read more about weight vs. volume. When formulating scent blends, we use .1 ounces as our “one part.” That way if you don’t like the blend, you are not wasting a large amount of fragrance oil. Once you find a blend you like, you can increase the “parts” to represent larger amounts of fragrance oil such as 1 or 2 full ounces.
Below are our favorite fragrance blends made with the winter and spring sample of the month fragrances. These fragrances are: Lavender & Cedar, Espresso, Crisp Cotton, Island Escape, Pure Honey and this month’s fragrance, Ginger Patchouli. Our team looks for blends where the fragrances complement each other to create a completely new scent, while still being able to pick out notes from each fragrance within the blend. If you have discovered a new blend that you love, we would love to hear it!
Be on the lookout for a project and fragrance blends featuring Vanilla Rosewood Fragrance Oil in July. The Vanilla Rosewood Fragrance Oil was a winner of the Fall 2014 S.O.A.P. Panel, and features notes of cedar, warm vanilla and musk. It’s a great woodsy scent! Do you have a fragrance blend that you absolutely love? I would love to hear it!