I have owned many brands of perfume, hits and misses, some were memorable, some were just left on my shelves even before finishing the bottle. Of late, I tend to steer towards smaller bottles ie 30ml/50ml so that I can have a variety of scents for different occasions and time of the day too.
When the invitation by Maison 21G to create my own perfume, I couldn’t be more excited as this is my first time creating and my own perfume.
Maison 21G is a House of Scent Designers, they believe that no matter your age, race or background, everyone is able to create their own unique individual scent. Their perfumes are also safe as they are made with essential oil blends, it’s great for expectant mums and mummies with babies and young kids as there are no preservatives or chemicals and at the highest concentration of 21% in the industry.
You can also design and customise your own perfume online based on personality, perfume preference or ingredients, but I would recommend you doing it at their boutiques (addresses listed below) especially if you are a first timer like me – I totally enjoy the one-hour doing something different for a change.
I dropped by at Maison 21G flagship boutique at Duxton Hill and had the most amazing experience of creating my own perfume with Amanda. Their flagship shop is a sanctuary in the middle of the leafy and lush Duxton Hill – stepping into their boutique was a reprieve from the busy street of restaurants and cafes.
There are so much more to perfume creation than how lay man like me appreciate it – purely which scent I prefered ( I will share more later what I learnt from Amanda after 1 hour spend creating my own perfume)
There are an extensive range of 34 scents for you to pick, choose and blend. It may get overwhelming for the creator ie you and your senses , so there is always a perfume expert like Amanda who will need to find out more about your preferences and usage pattern so that you can narrow to between 2 to 4 essential oils to mix and blend. For my creation, I only tried less than 10 scents before narrowing it to my own blend.
Of course you don’t need to know all these to be able to create your own perfume as Maison 21G will have perfume experts like Amanda to introduce and explain all these but these are the little interesting facts of a perfume which totally make me sound like a perfume expert in an afternoon.
All perfumes, regardless of where, are made with 3 notes.
Top Notes: First thing you smell when you spray any perfume. Most volatile molecular structure, lasts for about an hour
Muguet 1.5g – positivity, anti-depression and improves complexi
Patchouli 1.0g -enhances weight loss, relaxing and calming
Rose 1.0g – anti-aging , aphrodisiac, harmonising
Tonka 0.5g – relaxing, aphrodisiac and alleviates anxiety
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