How to Blend Fragrances and Scents

Perfume Blending 101 - How to Blend Fragrances and Scents

There is no right or wrong when it comes to combining perfumes.

As you continue to work with smells daily, your nose for aroma will become more developed. As with food and wine, the more you work with and pay attention to the subtleties of various fragrances, the more your sense of smell will evolve.

Blending is a terrific method to "work out" your nose while also allowing you to customise aromas and make your candle scents. Not to mention, it's just plain entertaining!

However, getting started can be a little frightening. But have no fear: anyone can become a fragrance mixologist for scent marketing solutions with a little knowledge and imagination.

Fragrance Notes and the Language of Scent

We talk about top notes, middle notes, and base notes when describing the character of a fragrance. Every perfume has its distinct profile due to how the fragrance notes blend.

  • The top notes of a scent are the fragrances that you smell first, which make an impression and entice you. Top notes are usually lemony or delicate florals and have a milder scent. These are the most volatile notes, which means they fade faster than the others.
  • The middle notes, commonly known as the "heart," serve as a counterpoint to the top and bottom sounds. Bright florals, gourmands, fruits, and lighter woods are common choices. The centre notes are usually the most noticeable fragrances when a candle burns.
  • The base notes constitute the foundation of any fragrance, providing depth and longevity. Vanilla, spices, musks, woods, and amber are common examples of these notes. These aromas linger in a room after extinguishing a candle, leaving a lasting smell impression.

Paying attention to the fragrance notes is a terrific method for finding new perfume combinations to test, and it also helps you develop your nose.

Combining The Fundamentals

When considering fragrance combinations to test, we recommend starting with scents you're already familiar with. Knowing how a single smell performs in the cold and hot throws will make it easier for you to perfect your preferred combination.

Jumping right into your blending journey is the greatest way to start! Blotter strips are a simple and quick method to try out different fragrance combinations and begin training your nose to recognise the nuances. Here's how to put them to work:

  • Dip the blotter into the scent bottle, guiding yourself with the red lines at the tip. Dip one fragrance into the second line if you want it to have a stronger presence. Dip both to the first line if you want a 50/50 blend.
  • Wait 10 seconds for the blotter strips to dry.
  • Hold the blotters together and fan them a few times under your nose until you get a good sense of the combination.

What Characteristics Distinguish A Fragrance As A Good Blender?

That's all there is to it: simplicity! For the greatest outcomes, stick to more basic smells while learning and perfecting your approach. If you wish to test a blend with a more complex scent like a New York scent, be sure the other fragrance(s) is/are simple.

Blending is also an excellent approach to work on your creativity. Scent combinations can inspire creative fragrance names, label designs, and interesting branding ideas. Here are some candle aroma name suggestions for fall and Halloween-themed smells to get you started.


Blending perfumes is fun, but it's also a great way to differentiate your company. Customers are drawn back by one-of-a-kind scents that can't be found anywhere else. You can even create an entirely new scent collection for your aroma store in Australia without having to purchase, test, or assess any new perfumes!

Scent Australia Home has been painstakingly developed to bring a sense of luxury to every moment and every space. Our perfumes were hand-picked to fit a variety of moods and locations. Choose from our range of room sprays to create instant ambience with just one spritz, or explore our variety of incense to light up your favourite area with lashings of atmosphere for those who love their home aromas smoky and intense. Shop with us for your scent marketing solutions today!
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