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How to Make Perfume

You’ll be a breath of fresh air wearing your own custom-made fragrance.


  • Step 1: Fit the cheesecloth inside the bowl Fit the cheesecloth inside the bowl. Make sure it comes up over the edges.
  • Step 2: Add blossoms Add blossoms. Honeysuckle, lilac, and lavender make great perfume fragrances.
  • Step 3: Pour water over blossoms Pour water over the blossoms. Make sure they get a good soaking.
  • Step 4: Place plate over bowl Place the plate over the bowl. Keep it covered overnight.
  • Step 5: Pull out cheesecloth and blossoms Pull out the cheesecloth with the blossoms.
  • Step 6: Squeeze the bundle of blossoms Squeeze the bundle of blossoms and collect the water in the saucepan.
  • Step 7: Simmer fragrant water Simmer the fragrant water, reducing it to one teaspoon. Cool the water.
  • TIP: Match your fragrance with your need. Scents such as lavender, for example, are often used for their calming effect.
  • Step 8: Pour water into the bottle Pour the teaspoon of water into the bottle. You’ve now created your own special fragrance – that will last for one month.
  • FACT: When asked what she wore to bed, Marilyn Monroe replied, "Chanel No. 5."

You Will Need

  • A bowl
  • Cheesecloth
  • 1 c. chopped fragrant blossoms
  • 2 c. spring water
  • A plate
  • A saucepan
  • A tiny bottle

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