Can perfume directly from the bottle be used to make a gel scent-diffuser?

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Offline emufrep

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I am basically looking for a way to make a gel scent-diffuser with my own perfume's scent. Could i simply take the liquid from my perfume bottle to do this?
I can't seem to differentiate "essential oil" from the properties of "perfume".
Also, I thought of using "floral water beads". Anyone have a better idea? (Less necessity for water/lasts longer/can be packaged efficiently?)

Any answer helps! Thanks in advance.

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Essential oils are extracts from plants and fruits used in the manufacture of fragrances. Any number of these can be mixed to obtain the desired resulting aroma which will then be mixed with the carrier (including alcohol) to the desired concentration for a parfum or eau de parfum, eau de toilette or eau de cologne. The higher the concentration of perfume oils, the longer lasting the smell and the more expensive the product.

Most of the products found in high street retailers (the popular brands such as Eternity & Chloe) will be eau de parfum (edp) or eau de toilette (edt) these have a concentration of between 8 -15% & 4 - 10% respectively.
Actual parfum oil (between 15 - 25% concentration) is generally restricted to the high end retailers because of the high price. You are unlikely to ever see these brands advertised on TV or even in such publications as Cosmo.  For example the brand Strangelove NYC has a fragrance called Dead of Night. At 295 for a 50ml bottle of edp its expensive enough, but if you want the pure parfum oil, it will set you back an astonishing 240 for just 10mls. Or you can take out a mortgage on a bottle of a whole 70mls of Henry Jacques for a trifling 3,500

So I think the use of parfum is going to be an extremely expensive way to diffuse a scent in a room. It might also be rather overpowering. The cheaper options of an edt or cologne might be better but not so long lasting.

If you are wanting this for your own use, I would suggest you stick to the essential oils available from retailers for the purpose. But if it is in your mind to enter into a commercial venture, then you would need to bear in mind copyright ownership of the fragrance. While Pam's Pongs might be a willing partner, the likes of Guerlain might take strong objection to you filching their product.
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