5 DIY Eau de Cologne, Refreshing Homemade Fragrances

This post is dedicated to refreshing homemade Fragrances.

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Antic cristal perfumes bottles photography

Below, you will find 5 DIY recipes to create your own fresh Eau de Cologne

Coco Chanel once said :

“A woman who doesn’t wear perfume is a woman without future” 

To realize your own creation, pick one of the recipes below, and follow the instructions. The procedure will essentially be the same but with different formulas

1 Classic Eau de Cologne (this recipe is propably inspired by the most ancient Eau de Cologne)

– 15 drops of orange essential oil

– 10 drops of neroli essential oil

– 6 drops of rosemary essential oil

– 15 drops of lemon essential oil

– 10 drops of bergamote essential oil

– 80 ml of Vodka or pure alcohol

– 2 tbsp of mineral water

 

2 Citrus Eau de Cologne

-20 drops of orange essential oil

-10 drops of lemon essential oil

-2 drops of petit grain citrus essential oil

-10 drops of bergamote essential oil

-2 drops of rosemary essential oil

-80 ml of vodka or pure alcohol

-2 tbsp of mineral water

 

3 Rose Eau de Cologne Formula

-10 drops of rose essential oil

– 3 drops of lemon essential oil

-3 drops of orange essential oil

-1 drop of basil essential oil

-2 drops of neroli essential oil

-2 drops of bergamot essential oil

-1 drop of petit grain citrus essential oil

-80 ml of vodka or pure alcohol

-2 tbsp of mineral water

 

4 Geranium Eau de Cologne

– 2 drops of geranium essential oil

– 10 drops of palmarosa essential oil

– 4 drops of petit grain bigarade essential oil

– 2 drops of lemon essential oil

– 80 ml of vodka or pure alcohol

– 2 tbsp of mineral water

 

5 L’Eau Impérial Inspired by the first Eau de Cologne of Guerlain.

-12 drops of lemon essential oil

-12 drops of bergamote essential oil

-8 drops of neroli essential oil

-4 drops of petit grain bigarade essential oil

– 1 drop of rosemary essential oil.

– 80ml of vodka or pure alcohol

-2 tbsp of mineral water

How to proceed :

-Mix all the ingredients together in a dark tinted glass bottle and let it stand for 4 weeks (we know it seems long but you need to let it sit for all the scents to develop in synergy, so patience!)

-Proceed to an « icing » of your mixture.

How and why “ice” your perfume ?

By putting your preparation for 12 hours in the freezer (in a temperature around 0°C or 34 °F, you will allow your preparation to stabilize. All the impurities present in the oils will precipitate and will enable the perfume to be cristal clear.

After this icing, filter your mixture with a coffee filter and pour your perfume in a nice glass perfume bottle.

Your Eau de Cologne is ready! However our advice is to let it stand for a couple more weeks. This will allow your perfume to really develop nicely.

Now some history on L’Eau de Cologne Impériale de Guerlain :

This Eau de Cologne was created in 1830 by Pierre François Pascal Guerlain. In 1853, he dedicates it to the Empress Eugenie after her mariage with Napoleon the 3rd. The Empress, who had a legendary beauty and elegance, was touched and conquered . And on the 11th of May, a letter edited by the State Minister announced to Mr Guerlain that he was the « Official Provider » for the Emperor’s House!

This title ensures the « Maison Guerlain » its amazing reputation.

Guerlain window inspired by spring

At the time, his boutique was located at 15, rue de la Paix. This street is still to this day, a very strategic place for jewellers and designers.

Any questions or comments please do let us know in the comment section below!

 

Lots of Love

The Spoiled Bee Xx