Candlefish Fragrance Blending Class
Brought to you by Chandler Cat
Have you ever wondered how your favorite candle fragrance came to life? Perfumers around the world use their expert noses to carefully combine all sorts of ingredients to create fragrances for all things scented. It’s an age-old process, and if you’ve ever wanted to give fragrance blending a shot, now’s your chance! Coming soon to a Candlefish near you: our Essential Oils Fragrance Blending Class.
We’ve combined our love of fragrance with our knack for candle making, allowing you to create your very own blend of fragrance oils and pour two hand blended candles, all guided by our expert chandlers. Slap on a custom label, designed by you, and presto, you’re a candle-maker!
To keep it simple, what we are going for when blending oils is balance, that perfect combination of fragrance notes that leaves you saying “YES.” As I research the ancient art of fragrance, listening to classical music and sipping brandy, a few common themes come up: balance, harmony, and dimension. Just like cooking a great dish, to make a scent profile that really sings you need a balance of flavors. What I’ve learned from making my own candle blends is that fragrance blending can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be. Practice makes perfect, and just like the first time you tried the tree pose in yoga class, you may be a bit wobbly at first. But as you know, at Candlefish we are here to have fun, meet new peeps, and try something new, and we think you’ll really enjoy this class.
Step one is meeting the various oils on their own and digging deeper into the many fragrance families. We’ll hang out with a few old faves like lavender, pink grapefruit, and eucalyptus essential oils, plus get to know some less familiar (and super awesome) new notes like vetiver, musk, and oakmoss. You’ve probably seen the notes “musk” or “amber” listed on your favorite candles or perfumes, but what do these oils smell like on their own? And what even is musk? Well now’s your chance to find out!
So are you excited yet? Do you love candles and want to develop your own fragrance? Are you interested in essential oils and their therapeutic properties? Are you the best at finding something new and fun to do with your friends and family? Then this class is for you! Tell us what you think in the comments below, we love to hear what you are interested in and what classes you’ve been dreaming of too.
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