Hello friends! It is me again! Been playing hide and seek with my own blog, i know. Hehe. Today in this entry, i would love to share with all my readers the experience of making own perfume and also my personal experience attending a Tea Party!
As you may all know, i am always on the go when it comes to The Butterfly Projects group events. This would be my first blogger group that i entered and i make loads of friends from this group alone! I have also been trying to go to Paris for quite sometime, having a cup of tea while sitting at the sidewalk cafe, people watching, reading magazines or even newspapers. On the 31st January 2015, i have the opportunity to have a tea party ala Paris and make my own perfume as well! Who would not want to miss this!
The event was held at Betjeman & Barton shop in One Utama. Did you know that they have this super lovely shop here in Malaysia? Perfectly in One Utama? If you are not familiar with the name, Betjeman & Barton is the world renowned French tea brewing and they open up their first shop here in Malaysia at One Utama. If you are a tea lover just like I do, you will definitely love this shop!
They have varieties of tea! Very nice packaging for a gifts as well!
We were being served with their finest tea flavor Pouchkine Tea which has a lemoney flavor to it. If you are into tea and sugar, don’t worry they do have sugar to sweeten you tea as well. I like a little bit of sugar in my tea, just to have that sweet after taste but not to also ruin the original tea flavor. Apart from tea, we were served the most delicious Oreo Mousse de Fromage (aw! So French-y), Orange Chocolate Cake, Raspberry & Green Tea Macaroons and Pure White & Pure Milk Chocolate. All are available at the shop as well, for dine in or take away!
The Oreo Mousse is simply delicious! As a cake lover, I recommend this 100%! It has a very gelatinous texture which is very different from other mousse cakes that I have ever tasted before! You can definitely taste the Oreo cookies inside the mousse.
The Orange Chocolate Cake is a little bit sweet for me. But it taste super citrusy! If you love orange flavor, you will going to love this cake. You might say that this is a small piece but it is VERY RICH in chocolate and orange flavor. Those two lovely macaroons and chocolates are simply delicious! The macaroons are chewy and the chocolate is divine! This is heaven in a plate to me!
We started our tea party by having Shelby from Bisou Bon Bon to give some speech and introduction about her self and also about Bisou Bon Bon.
Shelby thought us on how to make our own scent aka perfume! She brought up all the basics scents of making our own perfume and she also taught us on how to make it as well. First thing first, we should start with the base note and move on to the middle note and then the top note. She also advised us that the base note would be something musky and deep smell like almost like a male perfume kind of smell. The top note should be something that we love to smell. All the scent that I love, I have to have it inside my own made perfume!
First thing first, you need to add 2ml of oil inside the mixture of scent.
Feels like I’m in a chemistry lab now! Oh how I miss my school years when I am way too lazy to learn. haha
Next would be the base note. We have to divide 15 drops of scented oils inside the mixture as the base note and I have chosen these three incredible smell ever, Sandalwood, Neroli & YlangYlang. Shake the scent to mix it all together.
Following with my middle note which needs about 9 drops which I have chosen Geranium (one of my favorite scent!) and Cypress! Two fresh, not so sweet but still lovely scent! And again, shake the bottle for the scent to mix it all together.
Last but not least, the top note which my most favorite fruit scent ever, Grapefruit!
With all of that settle, we need to give a nice shake for ALL the scent to blend and and then add in 20ml of alcohol.
The mixture of scents and alcohol needs to be stored in a dark cool place for the minimum of 4 hours and maximum 6 weeks for the scent to blend evenly. Shelby also has provided all of us with a mist bottle, water and stickers for us to label our own perfume!
I have the best tea party ever! Just can’t wait for my perfume to set in 5 weeks time (from this post is being up)! I know I have the best scent possibly ever! Grapefruit scent is so me! If they have Pomegranate scent, I would definitely chose that one too.
I would like to say a HUGE thank you to :
Betjeman & Barton Malaysia for the lovely tea and cakes &
Shelby from Bisou Bon Bon
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