Bergamot Recipes

Bergamot Solid Perfume Blending Guide

Here are a few recipes to help you get started.

Hints: You can blend the solid perfumes in any order. Try varying the amount of each solid perfume too e.g. a lot more lemon and a little less amber. Sniff and adjust the blend accordingly. You are in control so experiment and find what feels right to your nose.

Tip: Try blending on paper with cotton buds. Just layer one solid perfume over the other as you would on your skin. This way if you make a scent you don't like, you won't need to wash it off.

We hope you have fun and enjoy these recipes. Please get in touch if you have any questions.

A WOODLAND WALK

Bergamot

Pear

Virginia Cedarwood

 

INSPIRATION
'A slow meander through a British woodland.
Sun speckled bright green leaves that rustle in the gentle breeze.
Relaxed, optimistic and feelings of enjoying the fresh air.'

 

Opens with a burst of citrus freshness creating the illusion of being outdoors and a gentle breeze. Pear gives a fresh greenness and crisp fruity scent. The freshness is balanced with virginia cedarwood creating the image of woody tree trunks and bark.

 

CHARACTER

Fresh green woody fragrance.

Masculine

 

Daytime

 

CHYPRE

Patchouli

Oakmoss

Bergamot

 

INSPIRATION
'Rather than creating a picture this scent is about personality, an attitude. Definitely not whimsical, the scent is for serious minded individuals, straight talking and decisive. The person wearing this combination does not toy with emotions and knows what they want.'

 

Unencumbered by the frills of fruit and flowers, this fragrance gets straight to powerful earthy and grounding notes. Patchouli and oakmoss create a warm and strong green base. Bergamot adds lightness and a jovial characteristic.

 

CHARACTER

Chypre fragrance.

Feminine

 

Daytime

 

WOODCUTTER

Bergamot

Lemon

Virginia Cedarwood

 

INSPIRATION
'Beautiful clear mountain views. A man splitting logs with an axe'

 

A scent centred around woody and smoky virginia cedarwood. The dryness and freshness of the cedarwood has a masculine and rugged feel to it, lending the illusion of roughly cut chunks of wood ready for the fire. The woody scent is complemented with an uplifting dose of citrus. Lemon and bergamot adds clarity, mimicking the mountain air and the feeling of the spirited and dynamic action of woodcutting.

 

CHARACTER

Woody citrus fragrance.

Masculine

 

Daytime

 

UNDER THE ARCHES

Patchouli

Bergamot

Peony

 

INSPIRATION
'Paris in spring, standing under a large archway along a tree lined boulevard. Embracing the one you love.'

 

Youthful and pretty peony bursts with optimism and romance. Bergamot is reminiscent of the fresh spring air and the emerging small green leaves on the trees. Warm, patchouli imparts sincerity, making the scent feel more 'in love' than a temporary infatuation.

 

CHARACTER

Floral chypre fragrance.

Feminine

 

Daytime

 

TWEED

Vetiver

Lemon

Bergamot

 

INSPIRATION
'Rolling green hills of the english countryside. A gentleman dressed in a tweed blazer, boots and flat cap pauses as his spaniel chases bewildered ducks in the nearby lake. '

 

Earthy, mellow vetiver conjures up images of running your hands through dark, damp, compost-rich, sweet scented soil. It creates the feeling of being in touch with mother nature and going back to your roots. Lemon and bergamot lift the scent, and add refinement and freshness. The overall effect is regal and speaks of heritage.

 

CHARACTER

Woody fragrance.

Masculine

 

Daytime

 

STARLET

Tuberose

Bergamot

Vetiver

 

INSPIRATION
'A nod to the roaring twenties. An era of high energy and change, where men and women ditched their restrictive clothing (like corsets) and took on a more comfortable and relaxed attitude towards fashion.
Ultra glamorous fur coats, sequins, short bobbed hairstyles and shorter hemlines were the order of the day'

 

Tuberose showcases the 1920s flapper aspect, a confident woman rebellious and intent on enjoying herself. Bergamot in the top note increases the evergy level, creating feelings of novelty, excitement and a fast paced life. The woody vetiver (masculine) and floral tuberose (feminine) combination hints at modernity. This androgynous scent at heart reflects the mood of the time, as women's rights (e.g. UK women's vote, 1928) became a step closer to those of men.

 

CHARACTER

Woody fragrance.

Masculine Feminine

 

Daytime

 

SCEPTRE & ORB

Virginia Cedarwood

Bergamot

Imperial Rose

 

INSPIRATION
'The coronation day of the queen. She walks towards the throne to accept her crown. Lords and ladies dressed in robes and finery can be seen throughout the cathedral. An exciting and monumental day.'

 

A scent with pomp. Virginia cedarwod is the main element in this scent. Its strong woody scent lets the mind imagine old church pews and carved wooden statues. Imperial rose reminds you of medieval England (Tudor Rose) and the history of the monarchy. Bergamot brightens up the scent adding a touch of modernity and excitement.

 

CHARACTER

Floral woody fragrance.

Feminine Masculine

 

Daytime Evening

 

AROUND TOWN

Iris

Bergamot

Imperial Rose

 

INSPIRATION
'A snowy winter's day just before Christmas. The town is bustling as people rush to get presents for under their tree. You're wrapped up in a thick woollen coat with a scarf twirled around your neck. It's icy cold outside but the lights of the shop windows make the atmosphere warm and full of spirit.'

 

A heady floral fragrance perfect for winter. Full bodied imperial rose creates warmth, festiveness and colour in the bleak snowy landscape. Powdery iris adds a metallic note that feels icy and cold. Fresh bergamot and iris mimic the frosty air as you go around town.

 

CHARACTER

Floral fragrance.

Feminine

 

Daytime Evening

 

SIMPLE EAU DE COLOGNE

Neroli

Bergamot

Lemon

 

INSPIRATION
'Although fleeting, a refreshing citrus burst to awaken your senses.'

 

Tangy, sharp and sour springs to mind when you first encounter the bergamot, lemon and neroli mix. Reminiscent of the traditional style eau de colognes that were first created for gentleman as a splash, after going to the barbers for a shave or haircut. Uplifting, refreshing and bright.

 

CHARACTER

Citrus fragrance.

Masculine

 

Daytime

 

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