To play around with Iso E Super and get closer to creating my first fragrance - Super Base.
Materials of Interest
Iso E Super - superstar molecule; woody, cedar, ambergris, velvety.
Ambroxan - amber, woody.
Oranger Crystals - orange blossom, floral.
I started with a lot of Iso E Super. I wanted the final fragrance composition to be around half of this lovely molecule. I am always tempted to add ambroxan to IES for some reason but I am going to resist that urge here. The two of them already smell similar and I really want this fragrance to be about IES (that is what the fragrance will be named after). Instead I added some oranger crystals and ended up with a beautiful and woody fragrance with notes of orange blossom. Quite an ethereal floral vibe.
I wanted to add some citrus top notes so I decided to add dimethyl octenone for its fresh grapefruit qualities. I also added some orange terpenes to enhance the orange notes of the oranger crystals. This gave me a lovely aroma of bright citrus on a velvety base of cedar-like woods.
I could tell that the top notes and the base notes should be left alone and that I should try to fill out the middle of the fragrance. To do this I added a bit of peonile for it’s gentle floral notes that are reminiscent of a rose. Then, I decided that I actually did want to add some ambroxan so I did that at the end.
I enjoyed building a fragrance around this molecule. I will require a bit more experimenting to get better acquainted with it. Iso E Super is ubiquitous in the fragrance world so it is a great material to work with to create my first perfume, and to grow my knowledge as I embark on my fragrance journey.
|Iso E Super||Base||8.5%|