Mother’s Day is just around the corner and if your mother is anything like mine, you are probably freaking out, unless of course you already found the perfect gift in which case feel free to ignore what follows. Okay, I am just kidding. Even if you did find the perfect gift, I do recommend you read the rest and no, not because I wrote it.
I love my mother, don’t get me wrong. However, it is incredibly hard to shop for her. My mom’s tastes are so different compared to mine that I never know if what I want to get her is something that she would like. It is not like I can get her something that I hate, that would be rude of me and I definitely cannot get her the same thing over and over again just to wake up one day only to realise that the only reason she liked the item I gifted repeatedly was because it came from me. Now, that sounds too much like a lifetime movies, doesn’t it? Well, you get the point. This year though, I think I finally found the perfect gift – A bespoke fragrance set from The London Studio.
The London Studio bespoke fragrance set
The bespoke fragrance set from The Perfume Studio is a pretty little set that comes with 6 perfume oil blends of 9ml each that you get to pick, a few pipettes and a perfume bottle. All you have to do is find the perfect mix of blends you wish to include in the bottle and voila, you have a completely new fragrance that is all yours. The best part? There are no rules so you can create whatever you want to.
The perfume creation process
The process is very straightforward and really, but really fun. I could not help myself and try it myself. I wanted to share with you what the process was like, but also due to the fact that I wanted to be a perfumer growing up.
The first step is to take each oil blend and test it on a paper strip by placing the tip of said paper strip inside the bottle. Remember to write the number of the blend on each strip so you remember which was which. Once you have all the oils sampled try grabbing different combinations and waving them in front of you in order to get a feel of what the actual fragrance would be like. Do not skip this process. I mean it! Certain blends might smell incredibly nice on their own but combined they might not be quite as great.
Once you decided which blends you are going to keep, whether two, three, four or more, place them all on a flat surface and begin mixing them by taking 0.5 ml of each using a pipette and repeating the process until you are done. However, make sure that you include the right amounts of each. There is a card with all the instruction you or your mom would need placed inside the box so no worries. Like I said before, the process is really straightforward and I just wanted to give you an idea of just how simple it is. I hope that I managed to convey the information the way I desired, but feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
This is it basically. It does take some time, but think about it this way – you mom might have something to do when you are on a date so she won’t call you *wink. Maybe that only happens to me!
My unnamed fragrance
I won’t go into too much detail, bu here it is, my own fragrance. I haven’t named it so far, but I will have to do that soon. I used only three blends – Amber, Gourmand and Transparent. While the fragrance does remind me of the ones I usually use, it is unique in its own way. It is normal to remind me of my usual store bought fragrance as I used notes that are included in basically all my fragrances. However, you can tell that it is something you cannot buy in store. The scent I created is elegant, but not feminine. If I were to place it somewhere, I would say borderline unisex. However, the quality of the product is amazing. It feels just like any high end fragrance I own and for that I am really happy as this one costs way less and you get the chance to create something that is you uniquely yours.
Overall, I am in love with the bespoke collection set from The Perfume Studio London and I will definitely get my mother one as well as I am sure she will love it. I’ve done my research on the notes she usually wears and I will try to pick similar blends so that she can create something she will like. She deserves something special and I am pretty sure this is it. Honestly, this is a great gift idea. It is not expensive and you cannot go wrong and that makes is oh so amazing. I know that Mother’s Day is next week and now it is kinda late, but the reason I wanted you to keep reading is because this makes a great gift regardless the occasion – a birthday, an anniversary, another holiday. What are you waiting for? Go get your own set. 🙂
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