How to Blend Perfume Oils for a Totally Personal Scent

Custom fragrances have been around for years, but typically getting one made means going to a perfumer and having a professional mix you one unique scent. When that’s not an option, scent-lovers have taken up the art of perfume layering, which is tricky (mixing your two favorite scents does not guarantee a successful outcome) and only customizable to a degree (because there’s only so much you can do it before things go terribly wrong). Today, perfume aficionados have gotten wise to a similar but better option: blending pure fragrance oils. When you’ve got a collection of individual scents, you can mix and match yourself a one-of-a-kind fragrance for every day of the week (or month or year). And it’s easier than you think.

Keep reading for your foolproof guide to perfume oil blending!