An Australian designer has been using an ancient perfume recipe to make $1.5 million dollars in a few days.
Sarah Dank is a designer who’s worked with perfumes, cosmetics, and nail polish brands including Guerlain, Sephora, and Nivea.
But she wasn’t ready to try out her own perfumes until she stumbled across a recipe from ancient Greece.
Sarah had never seen a perfume recipe until she saw an ad for an ancient Greek perfume called “Cupid’s Pecan Pomegranate.”
After a few attempts, she realized it was the perfect match for her “pink love” perfume.
“I love perfumes,” Sarah told BuzzFeed News.
“They are so beautiful and it’s so hard to get.
I think they’re just so unique and beautiful, and I really wanted to get a taste of what they looked like.
So I read the recipe and I just thought, this is what I should do.”
Sarah Danks “Couple of years ago I got this idea to make some sort of perfume from a Greek recipe.
I knew I wanted to make something like this, so I thought, what if I did it with perfume?”
Sarah told us she started to think about making some sort, but “it was so far out there.”
She started looking through Greek perfumes to find a recipe, and then decided to follow a few simple steps to get started.
First, she got her hands on a Greek perfume bottle from an antique shop in Athens, where they were selling a bottle of the popular “Coupe de Vincennes.”
“The owner of the shop gave me a bottle that was very, very old,” Sarah said.
“It had a little Greek writing on it, and the Greek letters were on it.
So that made me very excited because I had never had Greek perfume before.”
Sarah took a sample and “scraped” it from the bottle.
Then she applied it to a paper towel and applied it with a damp brush to her finger, and it came out as pink.
Sarah then applied it over her hand to make it pinker, and she used her fingers to apply it to the paper towel to get it to look more “natural.”
Sarah put the bottle in her bag, and after a few hours she was ready to start making the perfume.
Sarah went to a small shop in Australia, and there was a perfume shop nearby.
She waited outside for hours until the shop manager told her that there were a lot of people in the shop, so she was going to go there herself.
“There were only about 20 people in there, and they were all wearing masks, so they were basically just holding up masks that they had just gotten from the perfume shop,” Sarah explained.
She then made the perfume out of her own skin.
She placed a few drops of her perfume on the mask, and a few minutes later, she applied the perfume to the inside of the mask.
“So there was this lovely shimmery pink, and in my hand it was like, oh, that’s gorgeous,” Sarah recalled.
“And I was like: that’s it!
That’s my first smell!”
“I was completely amazed, because I didn’t even know that I could smell it.”
After putting on the perfume, Sarah applied it onto her hands, and noticed that the skin of her hands smelled of the perfume and was very smooth.
She used the same method to apply the “Pincers” perfume to her feet.
The perfume smelled nice on her feet, but Sarah wasn’t sure if it would be able to last.
“After the first application I noticed a little bit of a difference, and that was the last time I smelled it on my feet,” Sarah added.
“That was really cool because I thought: wow, I think I can do this.
I mean, that was definitely a breakthrough.”
Sarah was so impressed by the results that she decided to keep going, and made another batch of the “Coup de Peacock.”
The first batch of “Cucumber” made $3,000 in a week, and Sarah has since made “Cumber” into an annual party fragrance.
The next batch, “Piper,” made $10,000, and is currently on sale at her boutique.
“Pigments are so important, especially in perfumes because they’re such versatile and you can do anything you want,” Sarah says.
“If you don’t know what you want, you can’t even do it.
You can’t go in and say: this is how I want this to smell.
And I think it’s really important to make sure you’re aware of what you’re making.”
Sarah said she likes to have a small bottle, so “I can have a little something that’s not as large.”
The fragrance company is offering a $20,000 reward to anyone who can come up with a new recipe for “Cottonwood” in the coming months