Nigredo - olfactory art in a bottle, woody-balsamic, with spikenard, frankincense, cognac, vanilla, osmanthus, agarwood, orris, patchouli



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  • Handmade
  • Materials: alcohol, vanilla absolute, essential oil, absolute, cognac, rose otto, natural botanical extracts, tuberose, agarwood, oakmoss, vetiver, spikenard, frankincense

Natural olfactory art in a 6 ml ( 0,2 American oz) square glass bottle. ("perfume" strength)

Nigredo - a thick woody-balsamic perfume. It is the soul of the dark, nature’s deep sleep, hidden movements of a soul. Melt and patterned they form a kind of Materia Prima – the base of all matter, the quintessence.

Nigredo, or “blackness” is the first pathway to the philosophers’s stone, when all alchemical ingredients are cleansed and then cooked together to a uniform black matter.

The story about humus, the beginning of everything matter, the beginning of time: dense, thick, bitter-sweet, with very interesting ingredients – tuberose, boletus absotule, vanilla, patchouli, spikenard, ciperus, green pepper an cognac oil.

Elemi, spikenard, frankincense, cognac, tuberose, rose, osmanthus, mushrooms, agarwood, castoreum, orris, opoponax, vetiver, vanilla, patchouli, oakmoss.

This extract is also available in "edp" strength in 10 ml (0,27 American oz)
glass bottle with spray here -

My perfumes are all-natural artisan fragrances!
Anna Zworykina Perfumes is an artisan perfume house; creating hand-crafted perfumes exclusively of pure and natural essences for almost 15 years. I create my perfumes only with essential oils, co2 extracts, absolutes and my own plant tinctures. I have over 500 natural ingredients in my perfumery palette and select only the best quality perfumery materials.
No synthetic materials, no animal testing by me or my suppliers and no isolates.


The samples ensure that you can try the scents before you decide to purchase a full size bottle. I strongly encourage my customers to try samples of my natural perfumes before purchasing full sized versions.
You can order this perfume in perfume concentration in sample packs:
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10 sample set -
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You can order this perfume in eau de perfume version, in sample packs:

Natural eau de perfume sample set: 10 custom sampler pack -
Natural eau de perfume sample set: 5 custom sampler -
Gothic natural eau de perfume sample set--
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If you have any questions, please, don't hesitate to contact me!

Luca Turin is one of the most respected fragrance critics in the entire world: «I find Anna Zworykina‘ fragrances very impressive indeed, and largely immune from the mushiness of most natural perfumery. Wisely, she seems to stick to classical forms and puts her skill into making them work optimally. Verdigris, for example, is a resplendent, stonking chypre. You can clearly smell the superb bergamot, cistus and oakmoss singing in harmony. Young Cossack (in Russia Cossacks have a more positive reputation than abroad) is a lovely animalic hay-tonka accord that would make a wonderful masculine, with or without sabre and horse. Her Cuir de Russie is the most eccentric of that name I remember smelling, very floral and less smoky than the usual fare, with a strange and beautiful sweet-green drydown. In the end, empirical evidence prevails: these are perfumes that even a fan of synthetics like me would love to wear.»

Ayala Moriel, Perfumeur: "Anna Zworykina Perfumes' My Vanilla is a juicy bundle of cured vanilla beans whose sweetness is cut by green lentsicus leaves and smouldering incense. Through the thick smoke you can feel an exotic sweetness that is surprisingly floral - not at all gourmand as one would expect from anything containing "vanilla" in its title. It is spicy, exotic, narcotic. While I can see how vanilla migh`t have been a starting point for this fragrance - the result is not vanilla-dominated. Rather, it is a voluptuous oriental, influenced by the bombastic nature of Shalimar: burnt sugar and sweet spices are balanced with intensely smoky and slightly animalic choya nakh (destructive distillation of seashells) smoky-woody cedar to counterpoint the sweetness and pastry association, and perfumed with indolic jasmine and buttery orris and tonka beans. A very interesting addition to my gradually growing list of favourite all-natural perfumes. At first, My Vanilla has a strong, almost heavy presence - yet is utterly enjoyable to wear. The kind of scent that requires a special occasion. But of course like a good oriental, it fades into the softest, sweet whisper of vanilla. "

Erica Golding‎, «Australian Perfume Junkies» сontributor: "They're really fascinating and unusual and they get locked into your head. I need to try more!"

"All the perfumes of hers that I've smelled were of a similar style and character: sophisticated, intriguing, purely natural, with depth and complexity that is usually achieved by incorporating house-made botanical tinctures."

"These samples are truly excellent. They are complex, sophisticated, and evocative--fine achievements in perfumery! "

«Anna's perfume making skills are amazing. In my pack I chose Fallen Leaves, Wind from mount Kailash, My Vanilla, Second Skin and Green Madness. Every single one of them is a master piece, a journey, a story, a dream. I would like to write about all of them individually, but the review space doesn't allow me to. They are all very curious in their own way, like only handmade perfumes can, but also very strong, so spraying it in the air in front of you and then walking through it is a better choice than spraying them directly on you. Definitely worth the money, and I am yearning to order more. My favourite was Wind from mount Kailash, so herby and thyme-y, but still cold and deep. Like magic in a bottle.»

«Anna Zworykina is not only a perfumer, she is an artist. Her perfumes are liquid art. She is especially good when she works with themes such as sadness, sorrow, things lost, decay and melancholia in her perfumes. The scents are so evocative, unique, creative and beautiful, and of such good quality. Sillage is fabulous, and so is the longevity of her creations.»

«An absolutely precious little collection of stories in a bottle. I have only tried two out of 6 (thank you for the extra sample!), but I am already in love, and I want to make the introductions last a little longer. The fragrances are marvellosuly intricate, interesting, unexpected, made to fuel the imagination. I love the smokiness, the absence of sugar-sweetness. These perfumes are very grown-up, mature, perfectly sophisticated.»

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227 shop reviews

5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars

Anna is a master of perfumery. These will smell unlike anything you've tried in conventional perfumery. I've sampled Tobacco Tuberose, Young Cossack and Hue and they are all very long lasting. Projection is mild, but that doesn't stop me from snuffing my wrists all day. I live in the US, and it shipped FAST. Only took 2 weeks to get to me after Anna shipped my order. Will be ordering more in the future!

Hava buchanan Jun 21, 2022

5 out of 5 stars

I have not yet had chance to fully explore the samples I bought as I want to make sure there are no interferences (with shampoo etc) but first impressions are that these are complex fragrances and very different to most on the market. Anna is so helpful and kind over messages for any questions, and the parcel arrived to the UK from Russia very quickly. I'm looking forward to trying them out.

Holly Jul 28, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Madly in love with all of my samples. I've tried them all already and used them up. Some I'm on my 3rd sample of. I like to have the entire suite on hand just in case I need to be reminded or I want to share with a friend. Anna is perhaps the most gifted natural perfumer on our planet. I recommend everything. My only problem ever with this shop is the full size bottles sometimes leak. An easy fix, transfer to your own vintage bottle at home. Blame it on Putin.

Jesser Oct 22, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Those messages in a bottle are full of magic! There are some cheery conifers from a crispy winter wood, a railroad from the childhood adventures, a very comforting mimosa and a gorgeous floral bouquet full of mellow roses that bloom so beautifully on my skin. A special thank you for the romantic fire surrounded by songs that smell of dreams and flowers! I love that subscription so much!

Annie Jan 7, 2022

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