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The Perfumer's Workbook®
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Design your own perfume today!
And get your sample in the mail just a few days from now!

Now you can design your own perfume - today - and receive a sample and price for a larger supply in just a few days.

The tool you need to do it is available to you as an instant download. The perfume company that developed this tool stands ready to serve you and provide you with a sample of a perfume you have designed for just ten dollars. Then, if you want to place a large order - even a very large order - they can make that for you too.

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Order a sample of your formula
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No experience required!

All you need to use this tool is your own good sense about the perfume or cologne you want to develop. You don't need college. You don't need chemistry. You don't have to do any mixing to get your fragrance compound made.

And the fragrance you design will be yours alone. This is not the same as simply putting your name on a ready made fragrance oil that is available to everyone and anyone. The fragrance you design with this tool is exclusively yours. The manufacturing - even of the sample - does not begin until you provide the formula, using this tool. Then your fragrance will be custom blended.

An industry tool newly available to you

The tool you need to design your own perfume - without experience and without any training - is a computer program called The Perfumer's Workbook. It is not new. In fact, users of this tool number in the thousands and include industry professionals, trainees, and serious perfumery students.

This tool has long been an integral part of the perfumery training programs offered by its inventor, Stephen V. Dowthwaite. It has been included, in the form of a CD, with the PerfumersWorld Foundation Course and is given to students of PerfumersWorld who attend both their 5-day and advanced workshops. From time to time an older version is made available, for free, for those using older, slower, computers.

Today you can have this tool in your hands in a matter of minutes as an instant digital download, ready to set up and use on your desktop, laptop, or tablet computer. Or, for greater flexibility, you can install the software on a thumb drive memory stick and carry it with you, for security purposes, and use it on the computer of your choice.

Older versions of The Perfumer's Workbook could be used only on older Windows computers and never on Apple's Mac. Today's Perfumer's Workbook is new generation software compatible with all 32 and 64-bit Windows computers as well as all recent Macs.

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Here's how easy it is to use

Ten screenshots from The Perfumer's Workbook show you how easy it is to use. After you have installed it on your computer, and executed these ten steps, you'll be ready to order a sample of the perfume or cologne you just designed - for just ten dollars.

Step 1 (Screenshot #1)

When you launch The Perfumer's Workbook the Quick Start menu, "What do you want to do?" is displayed. To begin the process of designing your own perfume, click on the "Create using the Graphic Odour Design's Wizard." But notice, before clicking on this link, the seventh link on the menu, "Order my sample online." Once you finish designing your perfume you can click on this link to order a sample quantity of the actual perfume you have just designed. Now let's begin designing a perfume.

Step 2 (Screenshot #2)

You now enter The Graphic Odour Design Wizard with three choices. You can start a New Formula (on your own, if you are ready), Open Format (if you are ready to work with a classic fragrance format, or you can select a format from the fragrance types listed. The fastest was to begin creating your own fragrance is to select a fragrance format, highlight it with the cursor, and click on "Next." In this example we have highlighted "Fougere," a very all-time favorite format.

Step 3 (Screenshot #3)

Now you can enter a working name for your perfume, the date, and your name (the perfumer). For now, that's all you need to do at this screen. After you've entered the information, click on "Next."

Step 4 (Screenshot #4)

Now, if you have studied perfumery with PerfumersWorld, you have the opportunity to adjust your formula using the ABC's of Perfumery which you learned in the Foundation Course. If you have not been student of PerfumersWorld, not a problem! You can just press the "Calculate ABC's Automatically" button. Depending on the ABC percentages already shown, this may or may not make an adjustment in these percentages. Now you can click on the "Next" button to proceed.

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Step 5 (Screenshot #5)

You are now shown a graphic representation of your fragrance based on the ABC's of Perfumery. When you first use the Wizard this graphic representation may seem strange to you. If you continue working with perfume, in a short time you will understand what each color represents and why it is important. After you have finished writing your formula, you can watch how is changes during evaporation by using the Graphic Odor Display.

For now, we will proceed by clicking on "Next".

Step 6 (Screenshot #6)

Now you must make some important decisions. But, while these decisions are important, they are not at all difficult to make. If you are making a perfume, you will NOT be selecting "Flavour 352 materials only." Nor will you be selecting "Flavour applications."

If you are an advanced perfumer developing a fragrance to use for a shampoo or body wash, where your perfume would be interacting with the functional chemicals needed to make these products, you might select "Perfume applications." But let's leave that for the future.

If your intention is to make a natural perfume, you will check the box "Natural 139 materials only."

If you are going to mix the perfume yourself, from ingredients you have on hand, you will check "Stock 125 materials only." The quantity of in-stock materials here is given as 125 for demonstration purposes. If you have added your own stock numbers to The Perfumer's Workbook, you may find yourself with more than 125 materials to work with, or you might have fewer.

If you do not wish to purchase your own raw materials and mix them yourself, simply check "Use all 559 materials in the database."

If you wish, you can now check the "Ethanol" box, to remind yourself that in order to complete your perfume, the formula you have designed will be mixed with ethanol (alcohol). You do not have to check this box as the Wizard will assume that your formula will be blended with alcohol. (If you were creating a fragrance for a shampoo, body wash or to be blended with some other product, you would consider the other options here.)

Now you can select the maximum number of aroma materials you want for your formula. The default is 50 and this is a good option. But you could ask the wizard to use as many as 90 aroma materials in your formula. making it a good deal more complex and, possibly, more expensive.

After having checked "Use all 559 materials in the database" and "Ethanol," click on "Next."

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Step 7 (Screenshot #7)

Although you now see several options, for your first perfume, simply click on "Finish."

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When you are asked if you want to start a new formula in column 1, click on "Yes."

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Now you can enter the working name of your perfume and click on "OK."

Step 10 (Screenshot #10)

You now see your finished formula displayed, with all the aroma components. Be sure to SAVE the formula, using a "Save Formula 'l'" button under the "Formula" heading on the toolbar.

You now have the formula for the fragrance you designed.

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Get your sample made!

You can have a sample of your new perfume or cologne in your hands in just a few days. Open The Perfumer's Workbook. On the toolbar click on - Formula > Order a sample of a formula online > Order a Sample of Formula (name or number).

Next Step - Bottle, Label & Sell

The Perfumer's Workbook will guide you through designing your own perfume or cologne. You can do it in minutes following ten simple steps shown above. (Of course we encourage you to think about it first, and have a good idea of what you want fixed in your imagination.)

Steve Dowthwaite at PerfumersWorld stands ready to prepare and mail to you a sample of your perfume or cologne. The current charge is ten dollars and it takes only a few days. Then, when you want more, PerfumersWorld can manufacture it for your, in any quantity, large or small. (Of course since you have the formula, you can always shop around for the best price.)

If you don't yet know how to get your perfume or cologne bottled and ready to sell, download your copy of Creating Your Own Perfume With A 1700 Percent Markup!

if you're not yet sure how to sell your perfume or cologne, download your copy of 61 Basic Strategies For Selling Your Own Perfume!

If you want to learn more about making perfume, order the PerfumersWorld Foundation Course.

Order this fine product directly from our friends at PerfumersWorld


Making Perfume By The Quart
Making Perfume By The Quart: A do-it-yourself project book

Many who love perfume dream of having their own -- but it can seem too complicated, too "from another world." Making Perfume By The Quart brings it down to earth for you in ten remarkably easy to understand chapters of instructions that guide you through the complete production process, from concept to finished perfume. But you make just one quart.


Creating Your Own Perfume With A 1700 Percent Markup! (3rd edition)

Perfume is famous for the markup it can achieve, even for a middle market fragrance. While "everybody knows" that perfume costs next to nothing to make (not completely true) the making of it is often considered an esoteric secret. "Creating Your Own Perfume With A 1700 Percent Markup!" details how a 3-person company with no experience created their own fragrance in response to a marketing opportunity that was too good to pass up. The book explains exactly what was done to create a fragrance for that opportunity but it is far more than a history of the author's project. "Creating Your Own Perfume With A 1700 Percent Markup!" lays out every step in the process of creating your own perfume, either as a do-it-yourself project – and without the benefit of automated equipment some compromises and workarounds are required – or full bore professional production under your supervision. Either way you will be producing a quality fragrance at a remarkably low cost. Do you have a marketing opportunity that would be wildly profitable if only you could obtain your fragrance at a ridiculously low cost? "Creating Your Own Perfume With A 1700 Percent Markup!" is the guide you need to do it.


Naming Your Perfume And Protecting Your Name

A really great name, a special name that is just right for a particular perfume or perfume marketer (or entrepreneur with money to invest!) can be worth a ton of money. But few individuals with great ideas ever manage to cash in on those brilliant ideas. Instead they wait while others "discover" their idea, acquire legal rights to it and make all the money while they are left out in the cold without a penny having been earned for what was once THEIR idea.

If you are struggling to name your perfume and are looking for a name that will have real value, "Naming Your Perfume And Protecting Your Name" will help you weed out low value names and point you to names that have better marketing value plus the potential to become valuable assets in themselves.

If you have a great name you want to protect but no fragrance, "Naming Your Perfume And Protecting Your Name" will guide you through the simple steps you must take to acquire a legal right to that name before someone else grabs it! Best of all, "Naming Your Perfume And Protecting Your Name" shows you how to gain strong legal protection for your name without a lawyer and without spending more than pocket change.

Never had an idea for a product name? Never thought much about perfume? "Naming Your Perfume And Protecting Your Name" may stimulate your interest in a whole new game that, when played well, can make you lots of money without your having to leave the comfort of your home office.


How To Launch Your Own Perfume Company: A Simple Business Plan

You can build a perfume business of your own using this business plan as a guide. By following its detailed strategy you learn to identify motivated groups of potential perfume buyers. Members of these groups are near the tipping point of desire for a new perfume. You don't know these people and they don't know you but you know a marketer they trust, one who does not currently sell perfume and might never think of selling perfume were it not for your approach. Here is where you step in with a professional plan, promotion, and perfume to take advantage of this ripe opportunity for mutual profit. Before your first promotion has peaked, you will already be developing a relationship with your next marketing partner. Following this plan, you will gain more and more profit with each new marketing partnership.


Creating your own perfume from dropper bottles: Methods, mechanics, and mathematics

Now when you make your own perfume you can make it fully "commercial" meaning you will be creating a product ready for regular, continuous sales to friends, relatives, and the public! If the fragrance you've made has already won praise, why not share it with others? Some might pay you for it and want it for their web stores or retail boutiques! Creating your own perfume from dropper bottles: Methods, mechanics, and mathematics guides you through steps that can turn your hobby project into a perfume business. Discover how close you are now and how little more you must do to take what you made with essential oils and dropper bottles into a business of your own! For an introduction to this book, watch this video.


How To Create A More Valuable Name For Your Perfume

When you name a perfume you create a valuable asset – the name itself. To sell your perfume you want the most effective name possible. But a good name can have value beyond the edge it gives your sales. In naming your fragrance you are creating a trademark and a trademark can have value independent of the product. The value of that trademark can vary. Much depends on how well, in naming your perfume, you follow the trademark "rules." How To Create A More Valuable Name For Your Perfume first helps you develop a name that will be effective in selling your perfume. It then prods you to make use of certain techniques that can turn a good name into a great trademark, strong and valuable. If you have questions about how to protect a name, How To Create A More Valuable Name For Your Perfume will answer many such as:

  • Can you protect your name yourself or do you need a lawyer?
  • Can you register a trademark without a lawyer?
  • What does it cost to register a trademark?
  • How do I enforce the rights I have established?

How To Create A More Valuable Name For Your Perfume covers both state, federal, and international protection.


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