Tuesday 24 September 2013

Perfumery Kit - Review!!

When it was Becky's birthday she received the Perfumery kit made by Galt Toys....

Explore the science of perfume making. It's real chemistry! Many scientists work as perfume chemists, experimenting and mixing scents to create new fragrances. You can do the same with this exciting kit! Mix exotic scents and create a signature fragrance. Have a perfume making party or make gifts for friends!

My first impressions when opening the box.....I was  disappointed...I didn't know what to expect but expected more...But Becky and I got on with it and soon realised there was more to it then initially seemed....

In the instruction booklet there was plenty of activities to do and information....This kit is more of a science kit rather then just a 'make a nice smelling perfume kit' which I think is fantastic!! 

The first thing we did was open the bottles and Becky had a guess at identifying the fragrances....There was Apple, Heliotrope, Jasmine, Lily of the Valley & Peppermint....

I think I only got the Apple and Peppermint correct....They were hard to identify but Becky made her guesses.... According to her Apples smell like the doctors and
Heliotrope smelled like nothing....After Googling it I found out that it is actually a purple flower? You learn something new everyday!!

Then we got onto the best part.....Making the perfume!! There were simple instructions on how to make it which were clear and easy to understand....Add the specified amount of drops then give it a good shake!!

We made Napoleon's Scented Gloves first..... 

A useless fact for you!.....Napoleon the emperor of France loved perfume and would put on heavily scented gloves before mounting his horse and riding into battle!!

All in all I think this is a good kit and will keep a tweenager amused for an hour or so and they will then have the perfume to use afterwards.....There is certainly more to it then first meets the eye....

If nothing else after they have finished with it you will have a lovely smelling home afterwards....lol

Prices do vary but I found it on Amazon for £10.49....

I was not sent this to review I just thought it was a good product and thought I would write about our experiences!


  1. What a great idea, I would have loved this as a child - It looks so much better than the rose petals in water that I used to make.

    1. hahaha! I used to make perfume with rose petals too :) x

  2. interesting... I used to love making perfumes out of flower petals but this does seem better :D

  3. this looks really great fun, my niece would love it xx

    1. It is very girly but with the added science part :) x

  4. I would have loved this when I was little - I remember my friends and I used to make 'perfume' by smashing up rose petals and mixing with vinegar! We must have stunk!

  5. Can't wait until Bob is old enough for presents like this! Perfume making when I was younger involved rose petals and water. :0) x

  6. I can't wait until my daughter is old enough for presents like this! Perfume making when I was younger involved rose petals and water. :0) x