Frequently Asked Questions
Our ingredients are as follows:
- Distilled water
- Parfum (fragrance)
- Our natural perfumes contain a fragrance blend with essential oils, extracts, and absolutes.
- Our conventional perfumes contain a fragrance blend with natural and synthetic materials.
- A surfactant blend of PPG-26 Buteth-26 and PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil designed to enable water to be used as a substitute for alcohol in perfume.
Where applicable, we also list the allergens present in a fragrance in order of percentage.
California Proposition 65 warning
Natural perfumes can expose you to beta-Myrcene (β-Myrcene), Methyl Chavicol (Estragole), Methyl Eugenol, and Styrene, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer. Proposition 65 does not differentiate between naturally occurring amounts and industrial concentrations: the studies that resulted in listing β-Myrcene as a carcinogen were toxicity tests of over 90% pure β-Myrcene on laboratory animals that were force-fed over virtually their entire lifetime doses that far exceed any human exposure related to common uses of β-Myrcene containing plants and their essential oils. For more information go to https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65
Our natural perfumes are made using essential oils, CO2 extracts and absolutes, yet each of these extractions methods require different means to achieve their ends. Essential oils such as bergamot, lavender, and patchouli are manufactured using either cold-press extraction or steam distillation. CO2 extracts such as ambrette seed, cardamom, and champaca are produced using supercritical carbon dioxide as an inert solvent that returns to its gaseous state after extraction. Absolutes such as tuberose, jasmine, and tobacco are manufactured first using a solvent such as hexane to extract the aroma, and then adding ethyl alcohol to remove waxes and/or other deposits. Companies can further isolate aromatic compounds from natural materials to produce what are known as isolates. (We do not use any isolates or fractionals in our natural perfumes.)
We recommend that you apply a small amount to your skin and allow a few hours to fully experience the scent as it reacts with your body chemistry. If you have questions or concerns about a particular fragrance note, please contact us.
Our natural perfumes should be enjoyed within 2–3 years after purchase. After time, any citrus notes will naturally dissipate, thereby changing the overall profile of the fragrance. Always store your perfume in a cool place away from heat or excessive light.
Common sense warnings
- For external use only. A patch test should be performed before use for those with sensitive skin. Discontinue use if signs of irritation or rash occur.
- Avoid eye area. In case of eye contact rinse thoroughly with water.
- Keep out of reach of children and pets.
We may limit a product due to scarcity of their natural ingredients. Other products may be discontinued to make room for new creations. If you have specific questions about a product you can’t locate online, please contact us.
We have transitioned our Etsy store to sell our remaining stock of alcohol-based perfumes. We strongly recommend you purchase the fragrances you want now as we will only manufacture alcohol fragrances for bespoke clients (upon request).
We accept the following payment systems:
- American Express
- Diners Club
We are required by law to charge sales tax on orders being shipped to Washington State at the local tax rate.
We try our best to deliver your order in a timely fashion. We prepare all shipments Monday through Friday during regular business hours Pacific Time. Please allow up to 24 hours for your order to be prepared for shipment.
U.S. orders are delivered via USPS first-class shipping.
International orders are delivered via USPS First-Class Package shipping. Please allow 6–14 days for international delivery due to customs, postal delivery where you live, etc.
Please review the Canadian policies for importing goods by mail or courier. You are responsible for tax and customs for goods sent from abroad.
Please review the EU policies for buying goods online from a non-European Union country. You are responsible for tax and customs for goods sent from abroad.
Please review the UK Government policies for imports and exports. You are responsible for tax and customs for goods sent from abroad.
Due to the personal use of perfume, all sales are final. If you are new to our perfumes, we strongly recommend you order samples before committing to a full-size bottle.