Make a fantasy wood accord.
Outdoors, agrestic, field flowers, woods, airy.
Materials of Interest
Ambroxan - woody, amber
Auralva - neroli, floral
This fragrance is mostly base materials. I started with ambroxan as the main material to build off of. I then added ebanol® for its beautiful sandalwood notes and, because I have enjoyed it in my last two fragrances, some auralva for its new shoe smells. I had a very clean wood fragrance at this point - something similar to cedar and laundry. Why are all of my fragrance smelling like laundry? I thought it was the musk but it might be one of the materials I just used…
I happened to smell phenyl ethyl phenyl acetate and thought it had a wonderfully fresh outdoor quality to it that would compliment what I already had. I added a few drop of this and thought I had made a rather pleasant agrestic aroma reminiscent of clover and dewy woods. To play up this agrestic, field theme I added a touch of undecavertol for its fresh green notes. I thought that it was just enough to enhance the fragrance without being overpowering. I really loved what I had here. It was very much like a fresh field in the country.
I decided to add a bit of florhydral to give more flower notes. What I ended up with was a very nice outdoors fragrance. Sweet and fresh, floral and airy, on a nice base of woods. I decided this was a good stopping point, a bit afraid that I would ruin what I had if I added any more materials to it.
Although it is not quite the woody aroma I had in mind when I set out to create this fragrance, I am overall very pleased as I was hoping to start creating more agrestic fragrances. I feel as though I now have a good point to start from with future blends.
This strength is quite low. I would have doubled up on the fragrance materials to increase the concentration however I didn’t have enough room in my vial at this point. I will just have to apply this fragrance liberally.
|Phenyl Ethyl Phenyl Acetate||Base||0.4%|