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Essential oil alternative/substitutes

by Louis

Hi there. I will soon be attempting to make my first homemade essential oils-based perfume to try and make a copy of a discontinued perfume that I love (D&G Masculine). I Have purchased essential oils of all the notes listed on the Fragrantica website except I cannot find essential oils or extract/powder for teak wood or fig leaf, so was wondering if you could advise any other essential oils that would be good or average substitutes/slightly similar scents to use instead of these two notes? Or should I just add a bit more of some of the other oils to make up for the 2 missing notes? Any help/advice on this will be greatly appreciated. Many Thanks.

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Sep 27, 2020
Recreating a Scent from Your Favourite Perfume
by: Jen

Hi Louis, thanks for reaching out with your question about recreating a scent from a perfume you love. In my perfume course "The Art of Aromatherapy Blending for Perfume" we cover how to recreate a scent in detail. Grab my free eBook here and you will be the first to hear about the online course which is being released in the next couple of weeks.

There are some substitutes you can use such as cedarwood. Cedarwood is a base note, so you would use very little of this. Sometimes, it won't be the exact scent, but in my experience, you will get a much better blend recreating the scent using the right combination of top, middle and base notes.

Most people comment when it is an essential oil, not fragrance oil. So please use high quality essential oils for your perfume and it will be stunning!

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