- Dec 24, 2022
Obviously, when crafting your own perfume, you can do whatever you want. But are there disadvantages to having no ingredients that are categorized as top notes? I am making a perfume whose concept is dirty-soapy, indolic flowers, musks and some calone. I'm quite happy with how my middle and base accords are interacting but struggling to come up with anything, looking at a list of top notes, that would complement the composition. Definitely open to suggestions. The only disadvantage I can detect so far is, when sprayed, I actually get a hint of the alcohol itself as a top note before the middle accord hits. And the nagging feeling that something seems missing. Has anyone encountered and broken through this compositional problem before?