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For those of you unsatisfied with department store fragrances, or just with finicky noses, we've perfected and expanded our custom perfume process that was originally offered at sweetanthem.etsy.com. Our new method allows you to add more notes – should you desire. Now you'll also find a wider range of fragrant material – from notes we created in house as a part of Sweet Anthem, to rare and hard to find exotic oils. This new process also better matches the experience you'll find in our West Seattle atelier when you stop in to create a custom fragrance of your own.

This listing falls under our sister brand, "Hearts of Oak" – an homage to vintage apothecary labels and magically infused perfumery techniques. You'll notice a slightly different feel to these listings, one we hopes better portrays the blending process.


About Perfume :

Much of perfume is a game of time. The perfume composition is made up of many layers that reveal themselves throughout the course of its wear. These layers and the duration in which they linger are due to the volatility (the rate at which a liquid evaporates into the air) of the oils in the perfume.

There are three classifications of volatility when discussing perfume ingredients: Head Notes, which dissipate into the air almost immediately; Heart Notes, which are drawn out over time and evolve very maturely; and Base Notes, which last the longest and remain closest to the skin once the other notes have faded.

How It Works :

The basic custom perfume listing (what you are viewing now) includes 3 notes of your choice – one each Head Note, Heart Note, and Base Note (at the bottom of this listing). Purchase this listing and leave your selections of scents in the notes to seller section at checkout.. If you are happy using only notes from this listing, proceed to checkout, and you're done!

Additional Notes :

To add more notes to your fragrance, or to substitute more premium ingredients into your basic listing, please visit the "Hearts of Oak" section of sweetanthem.etsy.com to view other options. Add any additional notes to your cart and then checkout following any instructions from those listings.

What You Get :

You will receive a 5ml perfume oil (40% concentrated aromatics in fractionated coconut oil) in a glass apothecary vial. It will be simply adorned with a label depicting your chosen notes and presented in our signature packaging.


About Our Ingredients :

The true definition of perfume is that it is a mixture of botanical and synthetic ingredients – therefore, botanical perfume is something of a misnomer. To that end, we offer premium fragrance oils from high-end manufacturers, our own in-house accords, and our favorite organic or wildharvested botanical ingredients.

You'll notice the basic listing is heavy on the synthetic side. Many of our botanical ingredients are part of the additional notes section due to cost or difficulty of procurement. While we're happy to hunt for ingredients you might not see here, please check the additional notes section before convoing us.

EO = Essential Oil
FO = Fragrance Oil
C0 = C02 Extract
AB = Absolute


– Aether –
FO Cashmere 
FO Dirt
FO Firewood
FO Gold
FO Hay
FO Powder
FO Sea Breeze
FO Sea Moss
FO Sea Salt

– Floral – 
FO Opium

– Gourmand –
C0 Butter
FO Chocolate, (White)
FO Chocolate (Dark)
EO Cocoa
FO Coconut
FO Oatmeal, Milk, & Honey

– Herb, Spice, Tea –
FO Tea (Black)
FO Tea (Green)
FO Tea (Red)

– Leather, Musk – 
FO Ambergris
FO Leather
FO Musk (Civet)
FO Musk (Clean)
FO Musk (White)
FO Suede

– Balsams, Resins –
FO Amber, Dark
FO Amber, White
EO Balsam, Copaiba
EO Balsam, Peru
EO Dragon's Blood
EO Cedarwood
EO Frankincense
EO Tonka Bean
FO Vanilla Bean
EO Vetiver

– Smoke – 
FO Hemp
FO Tobacco

– Woods –
FO Agarwood
FO Bamboo
EO Guiac
FO Mahogany
EO Oakmoss
FO Patchouli (Dark)
FO Patchouli (White)
FO Pine, Scotch
FO Sandalwood (Indian)
FO Sandalwood (Sensuous)
FO Teak


– Floral (Heady) –
FO Edelweiss
FO Gardenia
FO Hyacinth
FO Jasmine
FO Pikaki
FO Peony
FO Tuberose
FO Ylang Ylang

– Floral (Sharp) –
FO Bluebonnets
FO Heliotrope
FO Lavender
FO Lotus
FO Magnolia
FO Neroli
FO Osmanthus
FO Pikaki
FO Wisteria

– Floral (Spicy) –
FO Carnation
FO Orchid
FO Rose (Powder)
FO Rose (Red)
FO Rose (White)

– Floral (Sweet) –
FO Alyssum
FO Cherry Blossom
FO Daffodil
FO Honeysuckle
FO Lilac
FO Linden Blossom
FO Lily of the Valley
FO Wildflowers

– Fruits, Citrus –
AB Currant, Black
FO Currant, Black
FO Currant, Red
FO Fig (Spicy)
FO Fig (Sweet)
FO Lemon Verbena
FO Papaya

– Gourmand – 
EO Coffee
FO Honey

– Herb, Spice, Tea –
EO Anise
EO Basil
EO Eucalyptus
EO Cinnamon
EO Coriander
EO Ginger
EO Juniper Berry
EO Lemongrass
EO Litsea Cubeba

– Woods –
EO Armoise
EO Elemi
EO Magnolia Bark


– Aether –
FO Abalone
FO Breeze
FO Grass
FO Ozone
FO Rain
FO Satin
FO Snow
FO Soap
FO Water

– Boozy –
FO Absinthe
FO Beer
EO Bay Rum
FO Berrywine
FO Bourbon
FO Champagne
FO Lemonade

– Floral –
EO Geranium
EO Ginger Lily
FO Hydrangea
EO Rose Geranium

– Fruit, Citrus –
FO Acai Berry
FO Apple
FO Apricot
FO Banana
EO Bergamot
EO Bergamot Mint
EO Bergamot (Petitgrain)
FO Blackberry
FO Cherry
EO Citron
EO Grapefruit (Pink)
FO Guava
FO Lemon
EO Lime (Kaffir)
EO Lime (Peel)
FO Lychee
EO Mandarin
FO Mango
EO Orange (Sweet)
FO Peach
FO Pear
FO Plum
FO Strawberry
EO Tangerine (Peel)

– Gourmand –
FO Almond
FO Caramel
FO Hazelnut
FO Pumpkin
FO Sugar (Brown)
FO Sugar (Maple)
FO Wasabi

– Herb, Spice, Tea –
FO Aloe Vera
EO Cardamom
C0 Cardamom (Black)
EO Chamomile (Roman)
EO Chamomile (German)
AB Clove Bud
EO Clover
EO Nutmeg
EO Pepper (Black)
EO Pepper (Pink)
FO Pepper (White)
EO Peppermint
EO Spearmint
FO Tea (Chai)
FO Tea (Matcha)
FO Tomato Leaf
EO Wintergreen

– Woods –
FO Bonsai
EO Fir Needle
EO Fir (Silver)
EO Galbanum
FO Pine, Pinyon

HEARTS OF OAK is part of the Tucker Oil Co./Sweet Anthem family.
Find more at sweetanthem.etsy.com.

Design Your Own Perfume - Hearts of Oak Bespoke Perfume - 5ml Perfume Oil