In today’s world customization is everything. You go to Starbucks and customize your coffee (double shot on ice with pumpkin spice syrup, please), you can order a handcrafted engagement ring, you can have clothes tailored and you can hand pick your perfect eyeshadow palette. Cuztomization allows you to be unique and gives you a sense of exclusiveness.
Like each of us, scents are also very unique. Different smells bring different memories, they remind us of people and places, they evoke strong emotions. Scents are very personal and that’s why very often picking a fragrance for someone else is a challenging task, even if we know that person very well.
In the past I got to create my own perfume and I absolutely loved that experience. So when I was contacted by Fragrance By Me to try out their custom made fragrances, I didn’t hesitate even for a second.
Fragrance By Me is a new, internet based perfume shop, in which you get to be your own perfumer. It was created by a group of fashion and beauty lovers who always wanted to design their own scents. To create your own fragrance you need to complete a few easy steps.
First, you search the website’s database and pick 3 designer perfume names that you already love. I usually go for scents that are heavy and oriental with a touch of floral notes.
Based off your picks in Step 1, in Step 2 the website recommends notes to you that you can use while creating your own fragrance. For me the notes were sweet, powdery and sweet floral.
In Step 3 you get to pick up to three main notes.
In Step 4 you pick the undertone notes (that are also based off your preferences from Step 1).
Step 5 is where the magic happens. Fragrance By Me creators mix 3 samples of perfume for you that get sent to you. The first sample is based strictly on your picks and preferences. Sample 2 and 3 are suggested combinations, that are similar to Sample 1 yet they have some subtle note nuances that the people creating your fragrance think you might enjoy.
The Starter Kit retails for $20.00 and contains 3 samples (each sample is a size of a standard perfume sample you can get at Ulta or Sephora). After you try them at home, you can order your favorite one for $40.00 (for a 0.5 fl oz bottle) and you can also name your fragrance if you wish so.
It all sounds quite fun, doesn’t it? How was my experience with creating my own fragrance then? Let me tell you. The process itself was very easy and simple to follow, the Fragrance By Me website is easy to navigate as well. The only problem I encountered was the fact that not every perfume that I wanted to pick in Step 1 was present in their database. The samples were sent to me pretty quickly and they came in a cute cardboard packaging with a Fragrance By Me logo tied with a black bow. The size of each sample was just perfect and it allowed me to wear each fragrance twice. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked each of the samples and how long they wore. Funnily enough, sample 1, which is said to be the closest to what you pick, was not my favorite. I quickly fell in love with the amazing notes of sample 3. The only other thing that I’d love to see is the breakdown of all the notes that each of the samples contains, just for a feature reference and to satisfy my own curiosity.
Overall, my experience with Fragrance By Me has been very positive. Creating your own fragrance and being your own perfumer is pretty fun. The best part is that you can do so from the comfort of your own home and that you don’t need to know anything about creating fragrances. You just pick what you like and all the customizing is done for you.
If you’d like to try Fragrance By Me you can check their website and let the experts help you create your own fragrance and indulge in the scents you love.
Have you ever created your own perfume? What scents do you usually wear and do you own any customized products? If so, what is it? Do you think you’d enjoy creating your own perfume?
the founder and editor of Her and Makeup.