Hi, everyone! One of my biggest weaknesses in the beauty industry is any product that allows for customization. A product made just for me with my own personal touches? Sign me up! Given that I'm a sucker for such individualized creations, I was thrilled when a bunch of us from the Canadian Beauty Bloggers posse were given the chance to blend our own custom fragrances with Demeter!
Demeter is a brand that has been piquing my interest for years, with their immense selection of unique, singular fragrances that capture everyday scents simply and flawlessly. With options ranging from Laundromat to Sunshine to Vanilla Ice Cream to Dirt, they really offer a scent for anyone!
Recently, Demeter has created Foolproof Blending Trios** ($45 USD), which allow you to choose three of their best-selling scents to then combine into your very own fragrance masterpiece using their Foolproof Blending Tool Kit** ($6 UDS).
The Foolproof Blending Trios** come with three full-size(!) Demeter fragrances that are designed to blend easily with each other for a guaranteed (hence, fool-proof!) beautiful, wearable combination. The kit encourages you to tap into your creativity and to play around, mixing and matching the scents until you've found a custom fragrance that's totally you!
The three scents I chose were based on aspects of summertime that I love- fresh, water-side air, sexy flowers, and summer cocktails! I chose:
Salt Air- a scent that Demeter describes as channeling "the perfect sea breeze on the perfect beach at your favourite tropical island" (from demeterfragrance.com). Sounds magical, right? Unfortunately, this was my least favourite of the trio. I was hoping for this scent to be more crisp and earthy and instead found it a little too reminiscent of musk and seaweed (maybe my nose is just weird?)
Jasmine- I typically don't love floral scents, but jasmine I can get behind. I always find it to be a sexy, more complex floral that's right up my alley. Demeter describes it as "an exotic, sweet, warm floral bouquet". This was my favourite of the three! It really captures the flower just right and is a perfect balance of depth and freshness.
Gin & Tonic- My favourite summer drink in a bottle! This fragrance is described as "a light crisp fragrance... with a... juniper finish and a citrus twist". I definitely found this fragrance to be light and refreshing as promised. It's the kind of scent that might be a bit underwhelming on its own, but was the perfect finishing touch to my custom fragrance (more on that below)!
Along with the fragrance trio was the Blending Tool Kit**, which includes an empty full-sized glass bottle for your new creation, paper strips for testing, and droppers and a funnel for the actual mixing process. It helps channel your inner perfumer and chemist all in one, which I found to be quite fun!
I have to say that, even with the dropper and funnel, the mixing process was a bit messy (again, maybe I'm just that awkward and clumsy?), but with a bit of persistence and mastering a steady hand, it was a really fun process!
In the end, I was thrilled to create a fragrance that I quite like! I used 1 part Jasmine to half parts Salt Air and Gin & Tonic. The Jasmine gave the fragrance a deeper, sexy base (just how I like a fragrance), while Salt Air gave it a touch of musk and Gin & Tonic upped the freshness factor.
Demeter was lovely enough to provide us with some crafty extras (a Sharpie and stickers galore) so that we could also customize a bottle for our masterpiece. Since my fragrance was designed to capture the crisp, lush aspects of summertime, I adorned my bottle with some beachy footwear, a sunny-hued smiley face, and some water droplets. And thus, Salted Jasmine Gin & Tonic (longest fragrance name ever?) was born!
Overall, I had such a fun experience with this kit from Demeter, as it allowed me to harness my love of customized beauty while also channeling my inner chemist and crafter. I'm super happy with the end result and this little bottle will forever hold a place on my vanity as a souvenir of Summer 2016!
You can now find the Demeter Foolproof Blending Trios on the brand's website, here!
What kind of fragrance would you design if you had the chance? Do any of the scents I chose sound up your alley?
Have an amazing day! xo