Monday, March 11, 2013

Mélange Perfumes: Make your Own Scent Combo

Have you ever dabbled into mixing one or two essences or even ready-made perfumes to create a third one that would be just so? This "layering" exercise sometimes ends up pretty and more often it ends up disastrously. It takes a bit of experience and training to be able to combine successfully, you see.
So the news of a specifically produced "palettes" (seriously, they look cute like eyeshadow palettes off MAC or something) comprising solid scents for mixing and matching was quite interesting to me. After all, I do get emails and questions about mixing one's own scent all the time.

Exclusive to, Mélange Perfumes ($28 each) are a blend of fragrance notes artfully blended in a base of natural Beeswax and Jojoba, which produces a perfect solid perfume that glides onto the skin. Each Mélange Solid Perfume Blending Palette contains four solid perfumes with blending instructions. All of the fragrances are designed to be worn alone, or blended with others in the palette to create a unique custom blend all your own (And I venture to add that one might even be tempted to combine freely from across the palettes, let's live dangerously!).

And of course the Mélange solid perfumes fit into any handbag for touch-ups throughout the day or for taking along on your weekend escape. They also sound like a great little gift for your girlfriends.

The declinatations are as follows:

Green Notes: Green Tea & Honeysuckle; Cut Grass & Paperwhite; Cucumber, Sakura Blossom & White Tea, Mimosa, Mint & Citron.
Floral Notes: Jasmine & Neroli; Casablanca Lily & Tuberose; Japanese Tea Rose & Sakura; Frangipani & Gardenia.
Citrus Notes: Grapefruit & Pomegranate; Bergamot & Jasmine; Mandarin & Tea; Citron & Casis.
Fruit Notes: Currant & Grapefruit; Plum & Tobacco Leaf; Sakura Blossom & Ginger; Pear & Fig.
Amber Notes: Amber, plum & Vanilla Orchid; Santal, Lily & Tonka; Tobacco Leaf, Patchouli & Musk

 Products are $28 for each palette and available at


  1. If you were a teenager in North America in the 1970s, you remember Coty Sweet Earth solid perfume compacts (, trios of mix-and-match scents: my sisters and all their friends had them. They were a lot less than $28, but that's inflation for you.

  2. Dearest Shrine

    Having perused the notes here I find these might well be an acceptable addition to the Dandy's satchel too!!

    I do hope the plum and tobacco is not overly sweet though...

    Yours ever.

    The Perfumed Dandy.

  3. Anonymous15:01

    What a great idea! I have tons of MAC
    shadows. I might pop them out and
    make my own. If anyone wants to experiment, I like using soy wax with just a tad of beeswax. The soy is very pliant, soft/velvety, and holds scent very well.

    You could easily blend an evening scent from your daytime perfume and not throw it off.

  4. Eva H.10:28

    These look interesting and the notes sound as if they would mix well together. I personally prefer liquid perfumes but the palettes sure look nice and handy.

  5. P,

    I should seek these. It sounds like a logical thing. I wonder why not more companies don't issue that play stuff.

  6. TPD,

    sounds like pipe tobacco unlit (which is one of my fav smells in the world)

  7. Anon,

    nothing would indicate that that wouldn't be a great idea indeed!

  8. Eva,

    I prefer liquid as well, but the solids do sound handy in a number of cases, one of which is air travel ;-)


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