How do I reverse engineer a smell?
April 13, 2007 11:57 AM Subscribe
How do I reverse engineer a scent?
posted by iurodivii to clothing, beauty, & fashion (7 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Well over a decade ago I purchased a small vial of homemade perfume/cologne in the parking lot of a Grateful Dead show. I am getting close to using the last of it, but I love the smell so much I want to figure out a way to copy it.
It is not patchouli, or any of the other common scents you find in that crowd. I do believe that there is some Frankincense and most probably Myrrh. Unfortunately these oils are quite expensive (around $50 an ounce) so I want to avoid just buying oils and mixing them. I also have no idea what the carrier oil is.
I have read Jitterbug Perfume and it did not answer my question.
Are there any Master Perfumists out there?