January 24, 2010

Perfume Recipe ala Cantata by Yves Roche

Yves Roche introduced Cantata perfume probably 15 years ago and after a short period of time replaced it by a new line of perfumes as they would normally do. I know several people who still remember this particular perfume and they even contacted the company with a request to re-introduce Cantata but without much luck.

Anyways, I decided to give it a try and reproduce Cantata based on some sketchy descriptions and my personal memory of that fragrance. As it is true for every fragrance formula using essential oils and aromatic compounds - you consider your project rather successful if you manage to get the main theme of the perfume. To my surprise the following perfume recipe rather closely resembles the main character of Cantata, which is driven primarily by middle notes and the wonderful combination of Jasmine, Osmanthus, Plum and Cedar.


  • jasmine EOS - 0.3 drops (3 drops of a 10% dilution)
  • orris TGSC - 1.5 drops


Please do not hesitate to suggest how can I further improve this formula. Have fun!

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