About Us

While I create and market my own perfume on a limited scale, this website is about resources that can help you create and market your own perfume by providing resources to inspire you, inform you, and provide you with the technical guidance you may need to develop your own fragrances successfully.

If your interest is in creating perfume totally "hands on" but you don't yet understand the technology needed to bring your inspirations to fruition, I commend Steve Dowthwaite's home study Foundation Course to you. Through his Bangkok-based PerfumersWorld, he has trained a many in the art of perfumery, myself among them.

Transforming a scent you have created — your own special perfume oil — into a finished, bottled, ready to sell perfume or cologne involves additional skills. My own ebook, Creating Your Own Perfume With A 1700 Percent Markup!, is a step-by-step guide to smoothly assist you through the process with cost savings that allow a more profitable markup without sacrificing quality.

(The title — Creating Your Own Perfume With A 1700 Percent Markup! — was inspired by a project where we produced 1,000 bottles of a men's cologne at a cost of less than $1.50 per bottle and sold every one of those bottles, by ourselves, for $26.95.)

Working with perfume is a great pleasure, both for its aesthetics and for its financial possibilities.

I invite you to explore our offerings.

Phil Goutell

I create and sell my own fragrances and you can to. See a sampling of some fragrances I've created at my online display space — PGLightyears.com

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Philip Goutell
Lightyears, Inc.