Fragrance Test Strips and Aerosol Blotters
Bulk Apothecary's Fragrance Test Strips and Aerosol Blotters are the ultimate tool for fragrance evaluation and development. These professional-grade, pH-neutral absorbent cards are versatile, perfect for evaluating a wide range of aromatic products, like fragrance oils, essential oils, perfumes, room sprays, soaps and shampoos, scented candles, aerosols, and more.
Why use Fragrance Test Strips and Aerosol Blotters?
Inhaling aromatic oil or extract directly from the bottle can hinder the complete revelation of its complexity and full spectrum of aromatic notes due to the narrow bottle neck. Unlike sniffing fragrances directly from the bottle, our strips provide a true representation of the scent's complexity and full range of aromatic notes. They are also perfect for evaluating blends and fragrances you craft for personal care or aromatherapy formulations by using two test strips, each with a different aromatic applied, allowing you to craft your scents with precision. Assess the aroma immediately upon application and monitor changes in the aroma over time, including the evolving top, middle, and base notes.
Top notes are the initial, fleeting scents that you experience when you first apply a fragrance. Middle notes emerge as the fragrance evolves, providing the heart and character of the scent. Finally, base notes are the rich, long-lasting undertones that anchor the fragrance.
Fragrance Test Strips
Measures 5" x ½" and is ideal for testing fragrance oils, essential oils, perfumes, soaps and shampoos, and scented candles.
Measures 5" x 3" and is ideal for perfumes, room sprays, and other aromatic sprays.
How to Use:
- Choose a well-ventilated area.
- Write the fragrance name on the paddle end of the strip.
- Bend the other end about 2 inches (5 cm) from the end.
- Apply (choose an application method):
- Spray: Apply fragrance to the unlabelled end.
- Droplets: Drop oil onto the unlabelled end.
- Dip: Submerge unlabelled end briefly in the container.
- Hold the bent, fragrance-free end.
- Fan the scented end in front of your nose.
- Note initial top notes, evolving middle notes, and base notes.
- Time Evaluation:
- Observe changes in the fragrance over time (e.g., 5 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, several hours).
- Record Observations:
- Keep a record of scent characteristics, including note development and changes.