Perfume Production Checklist
Are you ready for the questions you'll be asked by suppliers as you develop your first commercial perfume? Will you find yourself making snap decisions that could come back to haunt you ... simply because your were not prepared and had never given any thought to some of the steps involved in manufacturing your perfume?
Using my Perfume Production Checklist you can study the decisions you will be making, in advance, and be ready to give the technical specifications you want, for your perfume, so that the final product will be exactly what you wanted.
Don't be caught off guard. Hasty decisions can lead to an inferior product and a financial mess.
Here are some of the points my Perfume Production Checklist can guide you through —
- Developing the scent
- Can you describe the scent you want in words?
- Can you name an existing fragrance with a scent similar to what you are looking for?
- Do you require an "exclusive" for your scent?
- Do you know how many pounds/kilos of the scent oil will be required?
- Have you considered how will this requirement will match your expected production run?
- Have you discussed lead time with your supplier?
- Have you discussed lead time for a reorder?
- Bottles & Pumps
- Have you given consideration to available spray pumps when selecting your bottles?
- Will you have continuity on your bottle if you need more, or will you be buying a closeout?
- Have you tested your spray pump with your bottle to be sure that the bottle will not leak?
- Does the overshell you have selected for your pump fit snug but not tight?
- Will you be able to purchase both bottles and pumps in the quantity you really need at a price that meets your cost target?
- Graphics for bottles and packaging
- Will your artist design a box for your fragrance?
- Have you given your graphic artist the correct specs for both the bottle's labels and the box design?
- Have you selected a printer to produce your box?
- What minimum run will the project require?
- Will you be forced to pay for more boxes than you will ever need?
- Will your filling house provide alcohol for your fragrance?
- Have you decided what type and grade of alcohol will be used?
- Have you been told how long you will have to wait after your fragrance has been blended before filling can begin?
These are just a few of the points my Perfume Production Checklist covers. Each decision is important. None of difficult, if you are prepared.