Patron Formula: Bedlam (Inspired By Joop Homme)

I recently had a fleeting affair with a dangerously sociopathic young man. It left me rather unsettled but as with many trying events in life, it led to a bit of a creative burst. From that burst has come this fragrance which I am calling Bedlam after the famed mental asylum (and now a generic term for an insane asylum or a state of confusion, which sociopaths leave us in).
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Guido
Guido
5 months ago

Wonderful, this is very coincidental because my brother-in-law loves the original JOOP and I was thinking about preparing a perfume for him but I haven’t decided yet what to choose.
So this new formula you’ve posted is very convenient!
I gave my sister-in-law your Summer fragrance I made for her, she and her daughter love it! Now I can surprise my brother-in-law very soon with this.. GREAT, thanks a lot !!

Florian
Florian
5 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

Maybe a dumb question but does the Parfum turn red because of the methyl anthranilate?

Guido
Guido
5 months ago

Mixed it today and now letting it rest for a while. I left a pinch on my wrist….WOW spot on mate! I know the original JOOP scent so this was instant recognition and probably even better!! I think I’ll dilute it to eau de perfume strength in time, the indole has to settle first but it does wonders to this formula I think, what a magic together with the Oakwood and the dihydrocoumarine..!

I have used your Sandalwood imperial base for this formula because I like it so much.
 

Last edited 5 months ago by Guido
Roberto Goretti
Roberto Goretti
5 months ago

Hi jamie, what do you intend for oakwood?

Konstantin
Konstantin
5 months ago

I normally like to work with much simpler formulae so I made this a bit shorter (21 ingredients), divided quantities by 10, made a couple of substitutions, and a pure drop of it is now on my wrist and transporting me to my Highschool days in the 1990s (yes even in the 1990s this was popular among high schoolers – at least back in the eastern block post-communism in Bulgaria). Very interesting perfume, Jamie and one that I will for sure wear (sporadically) when I want to time travel. Isn’t perfumery amazing?!

Abdullay
Abdullay
26 days ago

Dear Jamie,

Appreciate all of your efforts which help us understanding perfumery properly…. i have one big doubt regarding all the formulas ( not only Bedlam formula) during compounding/prodution stage ,which is “ distilled water addition “ :

After i prepared the concentrate and i complete the maturing process (2 weeks roughly) then do i have to add 96% perfume alcohol then i add distilled water prior to maceration ?

-is distilled water addition is a must ? Or 96% alcohol only is enogh ?
-if addition of distilled water addition is important.. how much should i add ?

Thanks

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