I’m not the most venturous when it comes to perfumes, however, when given the opportunity through Canadian Beauty Bloggers network to try Demeter Fragrance Library and customize my own scent I was excited to give this a try.
What is Demeter Fragrance Library?
Started in 1996 in New York, Demeter Fragrance Library bottles a variety of different single note scents. Looking on their website there are a series of awesome sounding scents like Jasmine or pistachio ice cream, and some really interesting ones, like lobster and pizza. Honestly look at the website, they have a scent for everything!
What I Received
I received two Foolproof Blending kits that are designed to be mixed together or can be worn alone which is a good start for someone like me.
Foolproof Blending Base Note Vanilla Trio
Scents include; Hawaiian Vanilla, Angel Food and Gingerbread. (These smell so yummy!)
Foolproof Blending Duo Custom Fragrance Kit
Scents include; Clean Skin and Sunshine and an empty bottle to put your customized scent into.
I also received a little travel scent called Laundromat. The duo kit came with a funnel, test strips and droppers to mix scents.
At first I was thoroughly confused, I had some really interesting scents to work with and was lost as to what went well with what. Demeter does have a guide to help you get started in the Blending Basics section of their website but they also state that “there are no rules” and encourages you to just experiment.
I used the strips to test out different scent combinations, and after about 10 minutes of spraying, I started to create smells that I really liked. For a week I mixed different scents for each work day. With the rules out the window, I really had fun with this and got more comfortable combining different scents. I would start with one of the Vanilla scents in the trio and then layer it with one of the Foolproof blending scents in the duo. I like spraying the scents directly onto my skin and just layer them with whatever I feel that day.
My favourite combo is 2 parts Gingerbread and 1 part Clean Skin – I’ll call it “Day-Time Hottie” because the spicy scent of the gingerbread makes this a little bit more sultry.
It’s awesome that you can customize a scent to make it unique to you and what you like, and it’s not some off-the-shelf scent. The scents are not overwhelming but still last all day. I’m already looking for new scents to try.
Disclaimer: I was sent these products for reviewing purposes. All thoughts expressed are my honest opinions.
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