Blouse: H&M (similar here) – Skirt: Chic Wish – Perfume: Parisian Bouquet
These are some behind the scene photos of me creating my perfume and a little bit about the history behind my fragrance and why I wanted to create a my own perfume. I wrote this for my monthly fashion column with Monday Magazine. If you haven’t yet checked out my Etsy Shop then please feel free to have a look. Below is my full article from Monday Magazine.
Today, perfume has become a billion dollar industry with every celebrity and fashion house releasing a new fragrance every season along with the latest fashion trends.
There is a great mystery behind perfume because the majority of people don’t know how it’s made or the difference between synthetic and natural perfumes. Synthetic perfumes contain notes that can’t be extracted from nature, which creates longer staying power – but which could be at the expense of your health.
As a way to protect trade secrets, companies are permitted by the FDA to withhold fragrance ingredients, which means the consumer is left not knowing what they are actually spraying on their body. The most common ingredients for concern in synthetic fragrances are parabens, phthalates and synthetic musks which are all known carcinogens and hormone disrupters.
Consumers like myself are starting to become more educated and suspicious of the chemicals in mass-marketed personal care products and have started to seek out safer and healthier alternatives.
My passion for perfume came as a second nature alongside my love for fashion as they go hand-in-hand. I never used to pay attention to the ingredients in personal care products and perfume until my skin became irritated by the common ingredients found in synthetic perfumes and beauty products. This started my interested in natural skin care and fragrance and my quest for a natural perfume.
I searched high and low for the perfect natural perfume that matched my own physical chemistry but kept falling short. I decided to take matters into my own hands and contacted Karen Van Dyck, a master natural perfumer, to aid me in the creation of my own signature scent. Karen is a professional herbalist, green cosmetic formulator and natural perfumer who has been trained by the renowned perfumer Mandy Aftel in Berkley, CA. She guided me through the creation of my own fragrance through her in-house blending bar. As a result, I created a fragrance called Parisian Bouquet that can be found at Migration Boutique located at The Bay Centre in Victoria or online at my fashion and lifestyle blog laurajaneatelier.com
For those of you who are interested in creating your own fragrance, Karen guides her clients through an hour long, in-house blending bar session or offers a full custom perfume experience where the client experiences hundreds of exotic essences from around the world, find her at naturesfirstbeautybar.com
Sarah ChloéJanuary 29, 2016 at 5:09 am
You are lucky ! Beautiful pics by the way !
Laura Jane AtelierJanuary 31, 2016 at 11:18 pm
Candice PetersenJanuary 29, 2016 at 5:32 am
Can’t believe you created your own fragrance this is amazing
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Laura Jane AtelierJanuary 31, 2016 at 11:20 pm
Jacquard FlowerJanuary 29, 2016 at 6:00 am
Sounds and looks wonderful! Beautiful blouse too. Gemma x
Laura Jane AtelierJanuary 31, 2016 at 11:21 pm
May ChoJanuary 29, 2016 at 6:02 am
I’ve never been to a perfumery before but have always wanted too. It sounds like such a lovely experience, Laura!
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Laura Jane AtelierJanuary 31, 2016 at 11:22 pm
Thanks May, it was really fun
Len Dela Peña ParentJanuary 29, 2016 at 6:48 am
In love with your smile, Babe. You are sooo gorgeous! Have a fabulous weekend!
Much love, Len
Laura Jane AtelierJanuary 31, 2016 at 11:23 pm
Awe thanks Len
Monique | WritingMoniqueJanuary 29, 2016 at 7:33 am
Oh wow! Someday. Someday I would love to visit a perfumery!
Laura Jane AtelierJanuary 31, 2016 at 11:25 pm
Thanks Monique, I think you would love it
WhatWouldVWearJanuary 29, 2016 at 7:48 am
How fun! I would LOVE to visit a perfumery one day! You look gorgeous, as always!
Happy Friday, my gorgeous friend!
Laura Jane AtelierJanuary 31, 2016 at 11:27 pm
Style TomesJanuary 29, 2016 at 8:32 am
Great job on formulating scents without the dangers! I was so surprised when I learned that the word “fragrance” can be the most dangerous part of any product. It really is the man behind the curtain of the beauty world. Wishing you all the best on your amazing adventure!
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Laura Jane AtelierJanuary 31, 2016 at 11:30 pm
Thanks N, I know I am learning so much by this project
Melissa CuentasJanuary 29, 2016 at 9:55 am
Oh, wow! That’s so amazing, I totally agree with you, every brand now has to launch their signature perfume, because it really is a rich industry that’s where most incomes come from! You’re so lucky to have created yours, good job girl! 🙂 Wish you all the best!
XO, Melissa’s Diary
Laura Jane AtelierJanuary 31, 2016 at 11:31 pm
Thanks so much Melissa
Aubrey YandowJanuary 29, 2016 at 10:08 am
That looks like so much fun! I’ll put that on my bucket list.
xx. The Coastal Confidence
Laura Jane AtelierJanuary 31, 2016 at 11:32 pm
Lubka HenryJanuary 29, 2016 at 10:40 am
This is so interesting. I can’ find a perfume that I complete relate to, but in same time I know the ingredients I love. Signature perfumes are a great idea!! 🙂
Laura Jane AtelierJanuary 31, 2016 at 11:34 pm
Thanks Lubka, I totally agree
MollyJanuary 29, 2016 at 11:40 am
This sounds really interesting!
I would love to create my own perfume, I think it would be a lot of fun!
Molly and Stacie
Laura Jane AtelierJanuary 31, 2016 at 11:36 pm
Thanks Molly, it was super fun
Valerie PriceJanuary 29, 2016 at 2:44 pm
This is so wonderful! I love the label on your perfume!
Laura Jane AtelierJanuary 31, 2016 at 11:37 pm
Thank so much Valerie
Allie MackinJanuary 29, 2016 at 6:48 pm
Wow how industrious of you, and her line of perfumes sound truly wonderful.
Allie of ALLIENYC
Laura Jane AtelierJanuary 31, 2016 at 11:40 pm
AnoukJanuary 30, 2016 at 12:22 am
Thanks for sharing more behind the creation of your fragrance. It must have been such an exciting and insightful collaboration!
Laura Jane AtelierJanuary 31, 2016 at 11:42 pm
Thanks Anouk, it was a great experience
Pink PeoniesJanuary 30, 2016 at 2:19 am
How exciting!! Bergamot, Lavender, Coconut, Gardenia, Rose, and Freesia are some of my favourite scents. 🙂
Luzanne | Pink Peonies Blog
Laura Jane AtelierJanuary 31, 2016 at 11:44 pm
Thanks so much Luzanna
Melange-Boutique by Noe&LolitaJanuary 30, 2016 at 3:08 am
Must be really great creating your own fragance, relaly lovely experience (looooveeee the nice skirt and blouse too 😉 )
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Laura Jane AtelierJanuary 31, 2016 at 11:47 pm
Thanks Melange, it was a great experience
AliceJanuary 30, 2016 at 5:41 am
Congrats, your perfume looks amazing! The packaging has such a wonderful romantic vibe! Would love to try it!
Laura Jane AtelierJanuary 31, 2016 at 11:49 pm
Thanks so much Alice
Tash CollierJanuary 30, 2016 at 7:31 am
Wow so amazing dear! Congrats to you 🙂 Love the bottle!
Laura Jane AtelierJanuary 31, 2016 at 11:51 pm
RingsABelleJanuary 30, 2016 at 9:07 am
Congratulations on creating your own fragrance! I absolutely adore perfume, and I love that it smells differently on everyone. No one perfume smells the same on everyone which makes every scent unique to the wearer. I’m curious as to how yours smells!
Laura Jane AtelierJanuary 31, 2016 at 11:54 pm
That is so true, thanks Belle
mahryskaJanuary 30, 2016 at 9:27 am
kisses from the sandpits of dubai ❤️
Laura Jane AtelierJanuary 31, 2016 at 11:56 pm
NicoleJanuary 30, 2016 at 3:13 pm
Amazing post! Thanks for sharing the process with us 🙂
Laura Jane AtelierJanuary 31, 2016 at 11:59 pm
Thanks for stopping by Nicole
Caliope CoutureJanuary 30, 2016 at 3:49 pm
Really fascinating! Also love your blouse…so fitting for perfume making 🙂
Christina ♥ https://caliope-couture.com
Laura Jane AtelierFebruary 1, 2016 at 12:02 am
Thanks so much Christina
Sera | Stardust BohemianJanuary 30, 2016 at 5:05 pm
So awesome! your bottle is adorable 🙂
xx Sera | STARDUSTBOHEMIAN.COM
Laura Jane AtelierFebruary 1, 2016 at 12:03 am
Birdie LiauJanuary 30, 2016 at 9:09 pm
Wow making your own perfume sounds like so much fun. x amazing post dear
Laura Jane AtelierFebruary 1, 2016 at 12:05 am
Thanks Birdie, it was really fun
RachelJanuary 31, 2016 at 3:06 am
It is so cool that you got to make your own perfume Laura! You look so cute in this floral blouse too
Laura Jane AtelierFebruary 1, 2016 at 12:07 am
BibiJanuary 31, 2016 at 3:35 am
Oh beautiful pictures and what a nice event! x
Laura Jane AtelierFebruary 1, 2016 at 12:08 am
Zarrah JaneJanuary 31, 2016 at 3:52 am
This is a lovely experience to make your own scent.
Looks like so much fun.
Laura Jane AtelierFebruary 1, 2016 at 12:08 am
Thanks Zarrah, it was really fun
HanaJanuary 31, 2016 at 5:41 am
How exciting that you now have your own perfume! I’d love to do this myself in the future.
Laura Jane AtelierFebruary 1, 2016 at 12:09 am
Thanks Hana, you totally should!
Gabrielle RoseBonnieeJanuary 31, 2016 at 6:51 am
Wonderful photos, wonderful outfit, wonderful blog design ♡
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Laura Jane AtelierFebruary 1, 2016 at 12:10 am
Thanks so much Gabrielle
elaineaJanuary 31, 2016 at 9:26 am
Whoa this is so cool! I had no idea it was really possible to mix perfumes this elaborately at home. I would definitely love to do something like this.. I think it’d be super cool to have a signature scent. Thanks for sharing!
toast the girl almighty
Laura Jane AtelierFebruary 1, 2016 at 12:16 am
Thanks Elainea, you totally should!
Arya Elsa JoseJanuary 31, 2016 at 2:26 pm
WOW! Seems like you had the perfect day, I can’t wait to get your new perfume. I love something light and airy:)
Laura Jane AtelierFebruary 1, 2016 at 12:19 am
SybilJanuary 31, 2016 at 2:32 pm
omg!! that’s amazing!!! i wanna try making my own scent too!! 😀
Have a great week!
Laura Jane AtelierFebruary 1, 2016 at 12:21 am
Thanks Sybil, you totally should
PLAYING WITH APPARELJanuary 31, 2016 at 8:25 pm
Oh how fun!!! Loving these images
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Laura Jane AtelierFebruary 1, 2016 at 12:24 am
Meron DymphanaJanuary 31, 2016 at 9:32 pm
You go girl!!! I am happy for you dear. i can’t believe you have your own perfume, am happy for you and the sky is the limit. I hope to make my own scents someday!
Laura Jane AtelierFebruary 1, 2016 at 12:27 am
Awe thanks for your kind words Meron
Alyssa Monique BustilloJanuary 31, 2016 at 10:54 pm
Yeah being organic is always safe. Thanks for the other tips and cheers.
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Laura Jane AtelierFebruary 1, 2016 at 12:30 am
Nora GoumaJanuary 31, 2016 at 11:27 pm
Love organic as well, thanks for sharing!!!
Laura Jane AtelierFebruary 1, 2016 at 12:32 am
Ellie AdamsJanuary 31, 2016 at 11:40 pm
This is so amazing Laura, I absolutely adore fragrance and would love to creat my own. Gorgeous!
Laura Jane AtelierFebruary 1, 2016 at 12:33 am
Thanks so much Ellie
KarenFebruary 1, 2016 at 2:02 am
That is so fantastic Laura Jane, I also had no idea about the withholding of ingredients and now I’m considering digging a little more before my future perfume purchase. I love the simple bottle adored with your blogging header 🙂
Have an excellent and productive Monday beautiful 🙂
Much Love Karen
Laura Jane AtelierFebruary 1, 2016 at 9:47 pm
Thanks so much Karen
Blue AdriaticFebruary 1, 2016 at 2:35 am
So happy for you dear Laura. It so amazing to have your own fragrance. Great text! I agree with the thesis about avoiding synthetic compounds in frangrances.
Laura Jane AtelierFebruary 1, 2016 at 9:49 pm
Jewel ClicksFebruary 1, 2016 at 2:56 am
OMG! These are lovely. thanks for sharing the behind the scenes. So amazing you can create your own fragnance. 🙂
Laura Jane AtelierFebruary 1, 2016 at 9:49 pm
Thanks so much Jewel
RakelFebruary 1, 2016 at 4:51 am
OMG! This is lovely! I want to create my own fragrance too 🙂
Rakel ♥ http://www.alovelystyle.com
Laura Jane AtelierFebruary 1, 2016 at 9:51 pm
Thanks Rakel, you really should! It is so fun
NaomellaFebruary 1, 2016 at 9:18 am
This is so great that you have an own fragrance! A great post Laura! xxx
Laura Jane AtelierFebruary 1, 2016 at 9:53 pm
Patricia SaladinFebruary 4, 2016 at 11:06 am
So in love with your blog! You’ve got such a fresh style and it really is a pleasure to read it!
Would you like to follow each other on GFC? If yes just let me know once done and I’ll be right back!
Laura Jane AtelierFebruary 4, 2016 at 10:18 pm
Thanks Patricia, I will check out your blog
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