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Wait, Shraddha Kapoor Makes Her Own Perfume?

Wait, Shraddha Kapoor Makes Her Own Perfume?

At the recent MyGlamm event, ambassador Shraddha Kapoor spoke to Vogue India about her favourite scent. And while it might be unbelievable to most, she actually makes her own perfume at home.

In the video, she can be seen saying that she likes to mix a little bit of distilled water with a few essential oils. While it sounds pretty easy, there are a lot of nuances that go into this process and we’ve broken them down for you below!

Ingredients & Tools You Will Need:

  • A Dark Amber Bottle: This protects your scent from the light, keeping it potent and increasing the shelf life. If you’re putting in that much effort, you might as well reap the benefits for the next few months.
  • Essential Oils: You’ll need base, middle, and top notes. We dissect these for you further below.
  • Perfumer’s Alcohol/Carrier Oil/Distilled Water: For a perfume, you can use a light and skin-friendly oil like jojoba. For a mist, like Shraddha’s – you can use some distilled water instead.

Step-by-Step Guide With A Carrier Oil

  1. Gather Your Notes: Start with 15-20 drops of your chosen base note – this is your fragrance’s foundation and lasts the longest. Popular base notes include vanilla, cedarwood, and sandalwood.
  2. Add Heart To Your Perfume: Incorporate 10-15 drops of your middle note, often a floral or spice to give your perfume its characteristic heart. Think jasmine or cinnamon for their captivating essences.
  3. Top It Off: Finish with about 10 drops of your top note, which provides that immediate impression when you first spray your perfume. Citrusy and herbaceous oils like lavender and grapefruit are perfect as top notes.
  4. Mix With A Carrier: Blend these oils with 1 to 4 fl oz of perfumer’s alcohol or a carrier oil to dilute them properly and make your fragrance skin-safe. You can replace the oil with distilled water as well.

Understanding Perfume Notes

  • Top Notes: These are your greetings; they’re light and evaporate quickly. They should make up about 30% of your blend.
  • Middle Notes: Representing the heart of your perfume, these come through after the top notes and should constitute about 50% of your fragrance.
  • Base Notes: Adding depth and longevity, these underpin the scent and fill the remaining 20% of your fragrance.

Why Make Your Own Perfume?

Creating your own perfume isn’t just a fun DIY project. It’s a great way to ensure you’re wearing a fragrance that’s all-natural and free from the unknown chemicals often found in commercial perfumes. Plus, it’s a satisfying method to tailor a scent that perfectly suits your style and mood – just like Shraddha Kapoor might for a red carpet or screening!

So whether you’re stepping out for a glamorous event or just want to add a touch of luxury to your daily routine, a custom-made perfume can elevate your presence significantly. Personalised scents speak volumes about your personality and style. Why not channel your inner Shraddha Kapoor and experiment with fragrances that resonate with your personal flair?


Featured Image: Instagram / @shraddhakapoor

15 Apr 2024

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