Fragrance is considered an important aspect of self-care for both genders. This article will show you how to create your own quality men's cologne using a technique similar to the one used by high-end fragrance manufacturers. The resulting cologne will be virtually indistinguishable in overall quality to those sold in luxury retail stores. You can begin this project over a weekend, but be advised that each batch must "mature" for three weeks before it will be ready for use. When you hold the finished product, you will know why it was well worth the wait.
Add 5 teaspoons of the perfumer's alcohol to your mixing bowl. Use the eyedropper to place the oils in the following amounts one drop at a time into the bowl containing the alcohol. Begin by adding 10 drops of grapeseed oil to the bow. Add five drops of either the sandalwood or cedarwood oil. Place 5 drops of patchouli oil and 3 drops of allspice oil to the bowl. Mix the essential oils and the alcohol gently until they have been evenly combined.
Permit the contents of the bowl to sit for 48 hours in a location away from sunlight at room temperature.
Add 1 cup of distilled water to the bowl containing the essential oils and alcohol. Stir slowly for up to one minute to completely distribute the water. Place the bowl in a darkened, cool area for a minimum of 21 days while the cologne develops.
Line a strainer with a coffee filter. Open a colored glass storage bottle. Place the funnel into the opening of the bottle. Hold the strainer containing the coffee filter over the funnel in the bottle. Slowly pour the cologne into the strainer, allowing the cologne to flow through the coffee filter, into the funnel, and into the storage bottle. Any sediment that may have been formed in the bowl will be strained out, leaving you with only pure cologne.
Store the cologne in the bottle by replacing the cork or cap. To use your cologne, pour the desired amount into a spray bottle and use as you would any commercial cologne.
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Genae Valecia Hinesman, former banking executive, entrepreneur and fashion model, began writing professionally in 2002. She is a Cum Laude graduate of the University of Southern California where she studied business, finance and exercise physiology. Her articles featured in Living Healthy: 360, Life 123, the American Chronicle and Yahoo Voices.