Perfumes, Splashes and Colognes : Discovering and Crafting Your Personal Fragrances


With Nancy Booth's easy instructions and "Personal Scent Profile Quiz,"

readers will learn how to create customized perfume blends and re-create favorite commercial perfumes at a fraction of their retail price.

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With Nancy Booth's easy instructions and "Personal Scent Profile Quiz,"

readers will learn how to create customized perfume blends and re-create favorite commercial perfumes at a fraction of their retail price.

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We live in a world surrounded by scents, some pleasant and some not always to our liking. Homemade natural scents can provide a pleasing alternative to commercial products. Booth, a teacher of perfumery, provides recipes for perfumes and other scented items using mainly essential oils, spices, herbs, and fruit extracts. A description of perfume ingredients and correct use of scents is included. Practical line drawings typical of this publisher accompany the text. A good selection for crafts collections.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882669854
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 1/11/1997
  • Series: Herbal Body Series
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 804,531
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy M. Booth is the author of the popular natural health and beauty book, Perfumes, Splashes & Colognes. However, Booth is also busy spending her time as owner and operator of Gingham 'n Spice, Ltd., a wholesale and retail fragrance and country gift business. She has been selling dried herbs, potpourri, fragrance, essential oils and other similar items internationally since 1980. Nancy teaches classes in perfumery and lives in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1: The Essentials of Fragrance

Chapter 2: The Ingredients of Fragrance

Chapter 3: Building Your Fragrance Profile

Chapter 4: How to Create Your Own Fragrances

Chapter 5: Recipes for Perfumes, Colognes, and Sweet Waters

Chapter 6: More Forms of Fragrance: Bath Salts, Incense, and More

Chapter 7: Packaging Your Fragrances

Appendix A: Perfumes Listed by Fragrance Family

Appendix B: Perfumers and Their Perfumes

Appendix C: Fragrant Flowers and Their Scents

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    Posted February 28, 2000


    Lasting perfume is one of my favorites, but I can't find it on the market anymore. It happens everytime I find a perfume I like they take if off the market.

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