How to make your own perfume for under $500

Ideal for test marketing, gift giving, or just a personal project

Want to become a perfume entrepreneur without having to raise start-up money? "How To Make Your First Perfume For Under $500" gives you a clear path forward ... and today the book is FREE!

I wrote this book back in 2011 but reading it over again – in 2019 – I find it is still a perfect guide for the person who has no money and no investors but wants to become a perfume entrepreneur ... or just develop a nice gift for friends ... or have the satisfaction of having produced your own perfume.

There are a few changes I would make if I was to revise the book today. The suggested 'fragrance to alcohol' ratio is too high. I would cut it in half. There isn't enough discussion on water in perfume but for that you can read "Water in perfume: Why? What? How much?"

The "Resources" page is outdated but you can find current vendors here.

The Perfume Makers Club no longer exists. I burned out after publishing the 100th issue of the Club's monthly newsletter but many of the Club's most important resources can now be found on this website. Follow the links on the main menu.

If making perfume is of serious interest to you, the books featured below can be quite helpful.

Meanwhile, you can download "How To Make Your First Perfume For Under $500" in pdf format here. It's my free gift to you.

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