Fragrance oils, or perfume oils, are formulated with a base of natural essential oils and SYNTHETIC AROMATIC SUBSTANCES. Some fragrance oils can contain over 100 different odoriferous substances. All are composed of a TOP note, a MIDDLE note and a BASE note. For a fragrance to be agreeable to the nose, an equilibrium must be achieved between these three notes. A harmonious fragrance will be composed of 15 to 25 % TOP note, 30 to 40 % MIDDLE note, and 45 to 55 % BASE note.
TOP NOTES are generally comprised of volatile essences with a fresh character. They are the ones that give the first impression of the perfume. Some top notes are lavender, bergamot, lemon, coriander, aniseed, etc. The middle notes follow the top notes.
MIDDLE NOTES are essences that give a fragrance character; they are headier and evaporate more slowly. Some middle notes are marjoram, rosewood, neroli, spices, jasmine, rose, etc. The middle notes serve as a bridge between the top notes and the base notes.
BASE NOTES are more tenacious and they serve as odour fixatives. Base notes can persist for several days. Some base notes are Cedar wood, frankincense, vanilla, myrrh, patchouli, sandalwood, etc.
Fragrances are grouped into families according to their dominating odour : floral, fruity, woody, etc. There are several fragrance families and each one possesses its own unique character.
The family of FLORALS comprises flower essences such as rose, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley, gardenia, tuberose, or a floral bouquet. This is the most important and valued family in perfumery.
The CITRUS family contains the fresh and vivifying notes used in eau-de-Cologne for men and women (orange, mandarin, lemon, bergamot, etc.)
The CHYPRE family contains oakmoss, patchouli, lavender, bergamot, resins, etc. Elements of the Chypre family go well with fruity or floral notes.
The FOUGÈRE (fern) family is composed of essences of lavender, oakmoss, woods, coumarin, bergamot, etc. Many masculine perfumes belong to this family.
The ORIENTAL / AMBER family is composed of warm powdery notes of vanilla and amber. These heady fragrances are for the most part feminine.
The WOODY family is mostly composed of masculine notes: cedar wood, sandalwood, pine, Vetivert, rosewood, patchouli, etc.
The LEATHER family is comprised of leather, tobacco and smoke odours, including honey and birch. Men’s eau-de-Cologne also belong to this family.
The synthetic fragrance oils listed in this section are universal grade cosmetic quality concentrated fragrances. They can be used on the skin only after they have been very well diluted in a vegetable carrier oil or lotion.
THESE ARE NOT EDIBLE; THEY ARE NOT FLAVOURS!
These fragrances are not water-soluble. They need to be solubilized before being incorporated into a water-based product. Our Tween 80 is used as an emulsifier and solubilizer. Tween 80 is a non-ionic surfactant and emulsifier. This oily compound is used to solubilize essential oils and fragrance oils to facilitate their dispersion in water-based products.
Our synthetic fragrance oils are used externally in the following applications:
Creams and lotions
Sugar and salt exfoliants
Some of our synthetic fragrance oils are not compatible with candle bases : wax, paraffin, soy, gel, etc.
Suggested concentrations for beauty, bath and household products:
0.25 % to 0.75 %
0.5 % to 1 %
0.25 % to 0.5 %
0.5 % to 1 % in 65 % denatured alcohol #40
3 % to 4 % in 85 % denatured alcohol #40
Eau de toilette
5 % to 10 % oil per gallon (3.75 litres) of denatured alcohol #39C
20 % to 30 % oil per gallon (3.75 litres) of denatured alcohol #39C
Cream and lotion
0.2 % to 1 %
0.25 % to 1 %
1 % to 3 %
0.25 % to 1 %
0.5 % to 2.5 %
1 % to 2 % in 70 % denatured alcohol #40
0.5 % to 1.5 %
1.5 kg to 6.5 kg oil per 55 gallons of pot-pourri
Some advice: Fragrance oils should be measured by weight, using a scale, or by volume, using measuring cups or measuring spoons. It is very important to maintain consistency when measuring and to always use the same method, otherwise results will vary from lot to lot.
To avoid undesirable chemical reactions while making soap or other products, it is recommended that a small batch test be done before larger lot manufacturing is begun. This is especially essential when working with a new fragrance.
As with essential oils, SYNTHETIC FRAGRANCE OILS should be stored in a cool, dark place, away from sunlight, light and heat. Always keep out of reach of children.
THE SYNTHETIC FRAGRANCE OILS
Opens with white vetivert, orris root, cedar, cypress, and woody amber. A perfumery staple.
Just like biting into a sour Granny Smith!
APPLE, SWEET RED
A true sweet, deep red McIntosh apple.
APPLE & CINNAMON
Sweet McIntosh apples sprinkled with cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar. Holiday favourite.
ARCTIC MINT – FRESH MINT
A blend of spearmint and herbs.
Satiny soft baby powder.
A fresh-smelling unisex fragrance with green notes of bamboo shoots, vivifying lemon and oriental spices.
A true-to-life odour of ripe tropical bananas. Try it with coconut or sugar cookie.
A fruity composition of sweet berries with a light floral touch.
A masculine scent with notes of cedar wood and musk on a backdrop of vanilla. Top seller for men’s products.
Freshly picked sun-ripened sweet blueberries.
BUBBLE GUM – TUTTI FRUTTI
The classic Hubba Bubba bubble gum scent.
CAFE LATTE - COFFEE & CREAM
The enticing aroma of a freshly brewed cup of java with cream and a little sugar.
Just like walking through a field of camomile flowers. A mild relaxing scent.
CHOCOLATE – DARK CHOCOLATE
Dark bitter-sweet chocolate. For a sweeter smelling chocolate, see Chocolate Fudge.
Creamy cocoa, bitter-sweet chocolate and warm vanilla. Mouth-watering!
Succulent mandarin oranges on a base of sweet rich chocolate.
Notes of citrus fruit: orange, grapefruit, tangerine, on a delicate base of orange blossoms. A crisp fresh scent.
A milky fragrance of sweet coconut. Mix it with lime or vanilla for a decadent scent.
COOL WATER WOMAN
A refreshing fragrance evoking the purity of water. Blends aromas of passion fruit, mango, freesia, pink pepper, sandalwood, amber and musk.
This is a pure cranberry scent : just tart enough and not too sweet.
Fresh cucumber slices and green notes. A simple and refreshing scent.
Soft floral fragrance ideal for bath products. Try it with fruity or vanilla scents.
A clean crisp fragrance with notes of heliotrope, juniper berry, vetivert, sandalwood and wild flowers.
Sweet orange, peach, melon, strawberry, mango. A true tropical fruit punch.
Slices of ripe peaches, grapefruit, orange and lemon quarters, red raspberries and strawberries.
This fragrance captures the exuberance and the seductive scent of this romantic flower.
This grape scent smells like candy and grape juice.
A classic fragrance of honeysuckle, jasmine, rose and lilac.
JUNIPER BREEZE - SPRING BREEZE
Notes of pineapple, apple, green leaves, jasmine, ylang-ylang, woods and soft musk. A clean smelling scent.
A soft fragrance, a little on the masculine side, composed of lavender, amber, musk and a touch of vanilla.
The characteristic masculine scent of leather and musk. “New car” scent.
The fragrance of spring. A rich and refreshing lilac scent.
A feminine fragrance with dominating top notes of white flowers, jasmine and hyacinth.
A popular floral fragrance with notes of jasmine, lily-of-the-valley and musk.
A flowering magnolia tree in spring. Notes of rose, jasmine and moss.
Ripe and juicy mangos. Mix it with lime, or better yet, coconut.
MANGO & PAPAYA
A playful and fruity combination of mango, papaya, mandarin, passion fruit and myrtle berries.
A traditional smelling musk. Deeply masculine.
The vivifying aroma of a turbulent ocean on a lightly floral base.
ORANGE ZEST - CREAMSICLE
Smells just like orange and vanilla cream. Or a cold orange Crush.
A heady floriental perfume with amber, vanilla and powdery notes.
An exotic blend of green notes, coconut, sweet fruits and vanilla.
An earthy fragrance that can be used on its own, or as a base note or complement in blends.
Bitter peach accords on a delicate floral base.
PEACHES & CREAM
Ripe juicy peaches and apricots smothered in vanilla cream.
A true pear fragrance ; fresh and juicy, not too sweet. Contains subtle floral notes.
A freshly cut, ripe, juicy and succulent pineapple! Mix it with coconut for a purely delicious smelling Pina Colada scent.
A heady scent of sweet orchids with jasmine, rose, mimosa and musk.
Freshly picked sweet berries.
ROSE SHADOW – OMBRE ROSE PERFUME
A floral oriental perfume very close to the original. Notes of rosewood, geranium, rose, Cedar wood, vanilla, honey and powdery musk.
A concentrated red rose scent.
A sensual fragrance of sandalwood, Cedar wood, amber and musk. As close to the real thing as you can get; less the cost!
SEA FOAM – IRISH SPRING SCENT
A clean, fresh and classic fragrance. Just like an Irish spring!
Complex masculine fragrance containing pepper, white sage, juniper berry, cardamom, gaiacwood, sandalwood and teak.
A refreshing composition of flowers, wild flowers, fruits and spices. A true awakening!
The scent of a strawberry patch in June. Ripe, red, and juicy strawberries.
Fresh and captivating with notes of lily-of-the-valley, hyacinth and wisteria.
A new powdery floral scent ; perfect for a bath line.
An appeasing fragrance reuniting bergamot, lily-of-the-valley, musk and sandalwood.
Refreshing and vivifying accords of white tea and lemon.
The fabulous scent of vanilla.
An exceptional fragrance of French vanilla, white chocolate and sweet cream.
A more refined vanilla scent with a hint of tropical coconut.
Vivifying musk adds depth to notes of vetivert, juniper berry, sandalwood and wild flowers.
Green leaves, lily-of-the-valley and peonies on a bed of musk, lavender and sandalwood.
Ripe and sweet ! (Can be hard to work with in cold process soap)
Wild cherries intermingled with almonds. Classic children’s scent.