Fragancia de la Noche(Fragrance of the Night)

Fragancia de la Noche(Fragrance of the Night)

In the Facebook of yesterday I took up the theme of Spain, the aromatic plants and oils distilled from them, images of the many incredible landscapes, various foods and beverages, music and literature related to fragrance in Spain.
One of the most enjoyable perfume exercises is to create special essences that in some way reflect the ambiance of a particular country and this one can do by studying the many fascinating aspects of that culture which are included in the above. It helps one get in a creative "mood" for perfume blending.
There are innumerable approaches to creating a thematic perfume and one has to personally respond to the information that attracts them so it is unlikely that two people will come up with the same blend which is what makes the exercise such an attractive one.
The following recipe is one that I like drawing upon essences that are derived from aromatic plants that can be found in Spain but not necessarily extracted or distilled there.
I hope it provides some ideas for others to build upon. Remember that any perfume blend needs to age for 6 months before one truly knows what it smells like as that is the time it takes for individual essences to meld and mature together into a harmonious unit.
The essences included are ones available in the White Lotus Aromatics palette of offerings.
Fragrance de la Noche(Fragrance of the Night)
All such formulas are meant to be tweaked according to ones personal olfactory perception. It is equally important to remember that each and every essence has its own unique aromatic personality depending on the country of origin, the distillation or extraction technique, the specific environment in which it grows, etc.
The world of natural essences is characterized by variety, hence ones creations will be always unique, special and difficult to repeat.
Lastly, the above formula is the concentrated essence base. Once one has put the final touches on their creation, then it will need to be diluted in the carrier oil, solid perfume base(beeswax/carrier oil) or perfumers alcohol of ones choice. The dilution rate depends on the end use and can be as little as 5%-30% of essence to diluent.