Over the past year, I have developed a great love for fragrance. So, of course I was excited to be included in a campaign all about fragrance with Demeter Fragrance and their Fool Proof Blending system (one of the great things about being part of the Canadian Beauty Bloggers Network).
Demeter, a company founded in New York in 1996 is known for their wide range of one-note scents that are meant to be mixed to create your perfect scent. I love how customizable it is, and their philosophy that there are no rules when it comes to blending — just experiment! For my personal fragrance experiment, I was sent Clean Skin & Sunshine from the Foolproof Blending Duo ($35), which is a part of the Permanent Collection and the Vanilla Foolproof Blending Trio ($45, with Hawaiian Vanilla, Angel Food and Gingerbread).
The Foolproof Blending Duo Custom Fragrance Kit comes with two fragrances that work well together, no matter how you blend them. It also comes with an empty fragrance bottle, a fragrance funnel and droppers. All you have to do is add each fragrance into your empty bottle to create your custom scent. Because of the “foolproof” nature of the combination, you can experiment with different proportions to find the right mix for you. I decided to use about the same amount of Clean Skin and Sunshine (with just two or more drops of Sunshine) to create my fragrance. Together, they smell like summer on my skin. I added a bit of Hawaiian Vanilla (just five drops to the ten drops of the others) to add some sweetness and it became “Sweet Summer”. For me, this is perfect for snowy days when I’m missing the sun and the beach and want to pretend I’m back at Newport Beach (one of my favourite places). Funny enough, I’m listening to “Summer Breeze” by Seals & Crofts right now and wondering if I should change the name…
The Fool Proof Blending Trios contain three fragrances with a common theme. Together, they smell lovely, warm and sweet, but they also smell delightful alone (especially Gingerbread). Just like the Duo, you can mix and match these fragrances to find your perfect scent and play around with the proportions. I like to spritz all of them on top of each other, with Gingerbread as the base (because I find it stronger), with Angel Food and Hawaiian Vanilla on top. Once it sets (which I find is especially important with these fragrances), I want to eat my arm off it smells so good. I’m thinking it could be good for days when I want something sweet, but don’t want to bake — kind of like burning a cookie scented candle.
Demeter is continually launching new fragrances and collections, so be sure to drop by their site to find something that will work for you. I’m eyeing the February/March Limited Edition Blending Trio right now, because I love anything with Patchouli in it.
Have you tried anything from Demeter Fragrance Library? What would be in your perfect perfume?