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UK Shipping Options Now Available

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UK Shipping Options Now Available

We know it has been frustrating for our UK customers who have been wanting to place a Black Baccara order. We have heard you and we have spent some time trying to figure out the best way to continue to ship to you in light of the new VAT obligations for small sellers.  We are happy to announce that we are able to resume UK shipping with several options. You may order directly from our website with a minimum order of $135 GBP ($190 USD). For lower value orders, you may order from our Etsy shop, as Etsy will handle the...

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Perfume Oils Vs. Alcohol Based Fragrances

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Perfume Oils Vs. Alcohol Based Fragrances

While both oil-based and alcohol-based perfume formats are a wonderful way to experience fragrance, they differ in the way that they are experienced by the wearer and those around them. Both oil and alcohol are perfect carriers for aromatics, but if you prefer a more intimate fragrance experience, you may find that you prefer perfume oils.  Oil perfume represents one of the oldest perfume formats, and they are a unique way to experience scent. Due to the oil format, you will typically experience oil-based perfume differently than alcohol-based perfumes. In addition, because of how oil interacts with the skin, the...

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Artists Notes: All Hallows

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Artists Notes: All Hallows

All Hallows is a complexly beautiful blend inspired by the rituals that honor the dead in various faiths from October 31 through the first week of November. It’s both dark and soothing, much like the atmosphere during this time of year. There are libations, flower offerings, burning incense, a bit of fruit, and the four elements flowing through this enchanting fragrance. Highlights include a deep earthy bouquet of frankincense, myrrh, and galangal root. Accented by top notes of basil, nerolina, and soft bursts of citrus from yuzu, this haunting blend reveals ylang ylang, petitgrain, and autumn leaves as it unfolds....

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Artist's Notes: Lacrimosa

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Artist's Notes: Lacrimosa

Lacrimosa is a deep, haunting, melancholy botanical blend inspired by Mozart's Requiem In D Minor. Lacrimosa is the Latin word for "weeping/tearful" and also derives from Our Lady of Sorrows, an aspect of The Virgin Mary. It is part of the Roman Catholic Requiem Mass and sits at the heart of my first musically inspired botanical perfume.This one opens with the deep blue note of blue tansy, which lingers throughout as the haunting refrain of the blend. As the drydown begins, my blood accord darkens the herbal with a touch of earthy metallic. While this blend lingers on the skin,...

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Artist's Notes: Book Fair

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Artist's Notes: Book Fair

I’ve been technically working on Book Fair since 2017 when I first had the idea for this unusual atmospheric blend. Many times I start creating a complicated work, leave it for a few months (or years) and return to it when the muses call again. When I’m conjuring something so specific, I tend to leave it and revisit it over and over again until I have a eureka moment. I find the art of perfumery to be a slow art in general, and that whatever is meant to incarnate does so at the right time. Boy, is this the right...

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