From Perfume to Potpourri: How to Give New Life to Old Scents

Do you have a shelf full of old scents you no longer use? The good news is that if you are not going to use them on your body, you can put them to good use instead of throwing them away. Here are 6 ideas for repurposing your old scents and giving them a new life.

1. Personalise Your Potpourri

Potpourri is made from a mixture of dried flowers, herbs, spices, and other natural materials that are used for their pleasant aroma to freshen up a living space without using artificial air fresheners or candles. Sprinkle a few drops of perfume onto your potpourri to add your own choice of scent. It can be placed in bowls, sachets, or other decorative containers to add a wonderful aroma to your room, cupboard, or drawer. 

2. Room & Linen Spray

Instead of using costly room and linen sprays, you can make your own by repurposing your old perfumes. Mix one part of perfume and two parts of water in a spray bottle and use it to renew the scent in any room, as well as your linens, curtains, and furniture. This is the perfect way to add a touch of your favourite scent to your living spaces.

3. Scented Candles

Making your own scented candles is an easy and creative way to repurpose your old scents. Carefully melt candle wax in a double boiler or in the microwave. Add a few drops of your old fragrance to the melted wax, stirring gently to ensure the scent is evenly distributed. Pour the mixture into a candle jar or mould, and insert a candle wick into the centre. Allow it to cool and harden completely before using. 

You can experiment with different amounts and mixtures of perfume to find the perfect scent for your candle. This fun and eco-friendly way to add personal style to your home decor also reduces waste.

4. Bath Salts

Mix six parts coarse sea salt, three parts Epsom salts, and one part baking soda. Add a few drops of perfume and a few drops of food colouring to create a luxurious addition to your bathtime routine. It will soothe tired muscles and reduce inflammation and skin irritation ‒ the perfect way to relax after a long day at work. 

5. Car Freshener

Place a few drops of perfume on a cotton ball and position it in your car’s air vent or on the dashboard. This is a great way to keep your car smelling fresh and clean.

6. Add Scent to Your Hair

You can use your old perfume in your hair to add another layer of fragrance. Rather than spraying directly onto your hair, spritz some onto your hairbrush for a lower concentration but just enough to create a subtle enhancement to your scent for the day. This will help keep you smelling fabulous all day long. 

So now that you know how to give a new life to some of your old scents, shop our male and female fragrances at Homage Perfume today and order some fresh, new scents. We are dedicated to bringing world-class, quality perfumes at affordable prices to everyone.

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