Homemade fragrance is hardly a novel concept, but it's generally considered to be an advanced and complex art form. Jeremy Glass of Supercompressor has challenged that notion, crafting a wide array of hardboiled scents with a handful of simple ingredients.
His experiments produced a range of rugged aromas, from "Eau de Old Man" to Manhattan cocktails, but our favorite of the bunch involves the robust scent of tobacco. Here's the play by play:
1. Gather a tablespoon's worth of your favorite tobacco. You can use a loose blend, or extract some from a cigar.
2. Place it in a container with a little grapeseed oil, and let sit for an hour or two. The oil will soak up the tobacco's aroma without imparting its own.
3. Strain the oil infusion into a spray bottle filled with grain alcohol—a few small drops should do it. Bonus points if you add a dash or two of your favorite bourbon or bitters.
4. Spritz a bit of cologne on each of your pulse points, and savor your manly quintessence.
To check out the rest of Jeremy's recipes, read the full article here.
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