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How To Make Perfume From Flowers

How to make perfume from flowers

In the market, there are lots of perfumery industries that manufacture various kinds of perfume products, which are liquid and a combination of aromatic essential oils, solvents, fixatives, etc. Perfumes emit and diffuse a pleasant and fragrant odor.

There are different international brands of perfumes available in the market such as Chanel, Hermes, Dior, Armani, Givenchy, etc at quite expensive prices and can’t easily purchased at affordable prices. But there are various other ways to make perfumes like using essential flowers, oils, etc. In this article, you will get to know how to make perfume from flowers with a step-by-step guide.

So, let’s start with the descriptors of scents!

Descriptors of Scents (Notes)

The descriptors of scents are called notes that are sensed at the time of application of the perfume. There are different layers of scent that give fragrance and there are three types. Its classification depends on how fast they evaporate and stay lasts. It is advised to create top notes, mid-tone, and base because when you first smell the top note two others will be followed. Three layers are given below:-

Top or Head Note:

It is the burst of fragrance that is experienced at first when you apply perfume. The scent of dominance is about 15 minutes. This note is categorized as Grapefruit, Bergamot, Lemon, Orange, Mint, Rosemary, and Basil. It is first to fade but never loses its importance.

Middle or Heart Notes:

It is the core of the fragrance, which comprises 15 to 45 minutes of aroma dominance and works when top notes get evaporated and it also plays a crucial role between top and base notes. It includes Chamomile, Lavender, Fennel, Germanium, Nutmeg and Rose.

Base Notes:

It is the foundation and it also enhances the middle notes as well as gives richness to the scent. For instance, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Pine, Cedarwood and Cypress.

How To Make Perfume From Flowers:

You do not need lots of things or equipment to make flower perfume. You can easily get these materials from grocery stores.

Blooming flowers (1 1/2 cups of flowers):

At home, you can make perfume from fresh flowers by plucking their petals. Flowers symbolize intoxic and sensual aroma. You can choose flowers which depend on your choice and taste. Rose, Jasmine, Lavender, Honeysuckle, Gardenia, etc. are the example of blooming flowers.

Distilled Water (2 cups):

It helps to dissolve and blend the ingredients. Water is neutral and chemical-free, and its use will not alter the fragrance of the perfume.

Carrier oil (3-4 tablespoons):

You can use Jojoba, sweet almond, and coconut oil.

Essential Oils (optional):

These are concentrated plant extracts that increase the aroma of homemade fragrance. These are natural chemical compounds and the essence of plants, which adds earthiness to your perfume. Different essential oils will give you the feeling of freshness, refreshing, sensuous, romantic, wild, etc. So, there is a huge difference between essential oil and fragrance oil.


It is an additive that allows it to be mixed with liquids. It helps to blend the combination of water-based and oil-based ingredients.

Vodka (1/4 cup):

This odorless alcohol is used to dissolve aromatic compounds.


It is used to prevent the growth of germs or microorganisms in perfume. Leucidal, Vitamin E, and Grapefruit are the natural preservatives.

  • A glass container with a tight lid.
  • Cheesecloth
  • Saucepan

How Can You Extract Fragrance From Fresh Flowers

This step-by-step guide will help you to prepare perfumery fragrance from the petals of flowers. There are some steps which are explained to get good results, these are as follows:-

Step 1

Firstly, you can pick the fresh flower of your choice with strong smells. Remove unwanted plant materials such as twigs or any other item that may interfere with the fragrance of perfume.

Step 2

Pull out petals from the flower. Now wash the petals thoroughly with running tap water to clean dirt and sediment from them.

Step 3

Take a clean and sterile glass container and wash it with hot water. Put the cheesecloth over the jar now put petals on it and fill the container with water. Soak petals for a whole night and cover the jar with a lid.

Step 4

Add 3-4 tbsp of carrier oil let the petals submerge into it and leave for 2 days.

Step 5

Take a spoon and mash the petals so these will release their oil into water, this will let out more scent from the petals.

Step 6

Squeeze the cheesecloth and take out the petals. Now add vodka to prevent your perfume from spoiling.

Step 7

Now pour that liquid into a saucepan and stir it at a simmer flame until you get a teaspoon of liquid. Let the hot liquid cool down.

Note: Adding the essential oils is optional but if you want to add some aroma to your perfume you may add this.

Step 8

Now, it is the time, to get the result of your hard work. Transfer that cool liquid into an unbreakable, clean spray bottle. Cover it with a tight lid and place this bottle in a cool, dark place for a couple of weeks.

Step 9

Finally, label the bottle with the prepared date. Then you will get to know how long it will last and mention the ingredients that are used.


Making a scent is a great thing to do at your home. You can create your unique and signature scent for yourself, family, relatives, friends, etc. Instead of buying expensive or branded perfume from the market, you can make it in natural ways.

There is also another way to make perfume by adding essential oils, which you may also try. This is a natural perfume-making process through which you can easily prepare at your convenience and customize the products according to your choice. These fragrances are safe budget and eco-friendly.

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