The kits were developed based on our drop-in sessions at the IAO HQ. Observing what people needed and wanted when they were first starting out, we included the perfect amount of tools and information – the things a budding perfumer might need to support his very first efforts.
Not sure about being a perfumer? Avoid the rabbit hole and just use this kit as a palliative. With a well-balanced mix of notes, it’s a good gift for a casual DIY-er. Just make sure you don’t give it to the kids: it contains professional-grade materials at lab dilutions, and aromamolecules tend to work better in a bottle than they do in eyes, up noses, or down throats. In other words: For adults only.
Winter 2014 Blending Kit
Limited Edition of 45 kits
$85.00 + shipping & sales tax, where applicable
Fifteen 2-dram vials of aromamolecules
Four 1-dram vials for test formulas
A bottle for your final scent
A ton of tester strips
The graduated pipettes you need
An instruction sheet
Our selection of molecules:
Propel yourself through winter and into the first rites of spring with our selection of aromamolecules. We added a generous amount of citrus topnotes, with some subtle floral middle notes and our favorite selection of warm, musky woody bottom notes- with a dash of synthetic civet to add a little dirtiness. If you insist on gendering your scent, well do not fear: Depending on proportions, this kit can make a masculine or a feminine perfume.
Bergamot (10% dilution): Bright citrusy top note.
Peppermint (10% dilution): Winter fresh mint with a kick.
Pink Grapefruit (10% dilution): Bright sweet citrus.
Lemongrass (10% dilution): Slightly bitter citrus.
Orange (10% dilution): A zest of orange.
Hexenol Cis 3 (10% dilution): Grass, to the max.
Cedarwood (10% dilution): Texas cedarwood.
Civette (2.5% dilution): Synthetic civet. Use with caution.
Ebanol (10% dilution): Soft, synthetic sandalwood
Frankincense (10% dilution): Woody, warm and resinous.
Galaxolide (10% dilution): A sweet musk, like fresh laundry.
Hedione (10% dilution): A light luminous floral.
Iso E Super (10% dilution): Woody with serious projection. Note: This cannot always be smelled directly from the bottle.
Rose Oxide (10% dilution): A vaguely metallic floral.
Safraleine (2.5% dilution): A warm leathery synthetic.