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Pilot Bread - Qaqqulaaq - a wearable scent memory - artisan oil - brown sugar, baked bread, coconut, butter

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Our memories are often tied to scents, like the twine wrapped around a package. For me scent has always painted mental pictures. I would often search for products that reminded me of the place that I love, here in the arctic wild. Finding few to none, I created some Scent Memories of my own. Please join me and explore the arctic via scent!

The Aroma: One of the most quintessential modern arctic foods is a very odd flat hardtack cracker that is dubbed 'Pilot Bread'. Almost every Alaskan has a fond memory of growing up with this easy snack, and many have their own special recipe. Alaskans love it so much that we consume about 95% percent of the product sold in the U.S. This is my Alaska gourmand scent.....pale bread with butter and tons of sugary sweetness.

In our language we call pilot bread: Qaqqulaaq

If you enjoy sweet rich gourmand notes then you might enjoy my scent Pilot Bread. This Scent Memory is a feminine scent that will appeal to every man's stomach.

The Medium: You are purchasing your choice of container filled with a scent memory, suspended in skin loving oils. See last picture for an idea of the containers available.

How to use: Apply to your heart points; your wrists, behind the ears, next to your heart itself, and even behind your knees.

The ingredients: Perfume Fragrance Oils, Sweet almond Oil, Fractionated coconut oil.

I use fragrant perfume oils to create all of my scents memories. This allows for more people to experience them without negative reaction or irritation and also helps to lessen the need to harvest the natural world.

Not sure which scent will work for you or your body chemistry? Please purchase my samples!

Need a different carrier oil? Please write in the 'note to seller' your request as it would no problem! I have jojoba oil, fractionated coconut oil, and sweet almond oil. You can request any one or any combination of the three.

Read an online review of this perfume here:

http://spinkykitten.com/2013/06/21/salmonberry-origins-and-pilot-bread/
Our memories are often tied to scents, like the twine wrapped around a package. For me scent has always painted mental pictures. I would often search for products that reminded me of the place that I love, here in the arctic wild. Finding few to none, I created some Scent Memories of my own. Please join me and explore the arctic via scent!

The Aroma: One of the most quintessential modern arctic foods is a very odd flat hardtack cracker that is dubbed 'Pilot Bread'. Almost every Alaskan has a fond memory of growing up with this easy snack, and many have their own special recipe. Alaskans love it so much that we consume about 95% percent of the product sold in the U.S. This is my Alaska gourmand scent.....pale bread with butter and tons of sugary sweetness.

In our language we call pilot bread: Qaqqulaaq

If you enjoy sweet rich gourmand notes then you might enjoy my scent Pilot Bread. This Scent Memory is a feminine scent that will appeal to every man's stomach.

The Medium: You are purchasing your choice of container filled with a scent memory, suspended in skin loving oils. See last picture for an idea of the containers available.

How to use: Apply to your heart points; your wrists, behind the ears, next to your heart itself, and even behind your knees.

The ingredients: Perfume Fragrance Oils, Sweet almond Oil, Fractionated coconut oil.

I use fragrant perfume oils to create all of my scents memories. This allows for more people to experience them without negative reaction or irritation and also helps to lessen the need to harvest the natural world.

Not sure which scent will work for you or your body chemistry? Please purchase my samples!

Need a different carrier oil? Please write in the 'note to seller' your request as it would no problem! I have jojoba oil, fractionated coconut oil, and sweet almond oil. You can request any one or any combination of the three.

Read an online review of this perfume here:

http://spinkykitten.com/2013/06/21/salmonberry-origins-and-pilot-bread/

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(2,018)
Reviewed by Vega
5 out of 5 stars
Aug 1, 2017
Pilot bread is a buttered sweetened coconut scent. It's very cozy.
Pilot Bread - Qaqqulaaq - a wearable scent memory - artisan oil - brown sugar, baked bread, coconut, butter

Reviewed by Ann Marie
5 out of 5 stars
May 17, 2018
Excellent quality - super creamy and foamy. Will be getting the full size!
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Reviewed by Ann Marie
5 out of 5 stars
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If there is something wrong with your product please convo me as soon as you notice it. I will exchange or replace a product if the quality was not to my expectations or if they did not meet the description of the product.

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Are you missing a product from your order? Pleas convo me immediately and I will ship at no cost to you. Sometimes the little lemmings mess up the cogs of the shop!

Shipping policies

I ship using parcel post, first class, priority mail, first class international, or priority global via USPS. Because of my location the USPS is the only service available. Tracking, if available for your package, is included for free. My postage service will email you a tracking number to the email listed on your etsy account, once mailed, if it is available.

~As of FEB 1st 2012 the longest domestic shipping time was 9 days for an envelope, and 2 weeks for a parcel post box. The shortest was 2 days. The shortest International first class was 2 weeks.

~Be aware that I ship to the address listed in your ETSY profile, not your Paypal profile. Unless you notify me in notes on purchase invoice.

~I do what's possible to insure that if you buy herbs from me they are packed to prevent crushing, but expect some settling of product because of transit. This goes for the foot soak also.

Additional policies

Please convo me questions and I will add them here as they are answered.

Q: Why did I see an herb/berry/jam/jelly yesterday or last month and it's not there today?
A: I follow Nature and her whims so once I run out of an herb or product I must wait till the next year to collect another batch. All of these plants can only be harvested during specific times of the year, and it depends on my other activities (we live a subsistence life) and how much time I have to gather them. So get them when you can! I will not stock the herb for more than the next season, which is usually about 9 months. Jams will not be stocked beyond a season also (jams are my best sellers so they go VERY fast!)

Q:Are there any guarantees on your materials?
A: I guarantee that the items are 100% from a registered Alaskan Native, myself. I guarantee that the Alaskan Native materials are authentic and have been gathered with as much environmental awareness and respect to Traditional Inupiaq values as possible. We use these products and ingredients right along with all of our valued customers so quality is paramount.

Q:Why do I only ship USPS and not UPS or any other delivery service?
A: I live in a village in the boonies in which there is no roads, so everything here is shipped in and out using very very tiny planes, which depend on weather conditions, and in which mail an cargo is prioritized.

Q: What do you make your scent memory oils out of? is it real plants? will I be allergic to it? How do you make them? Can I find them mass produced?
A: I buy high quality manufactured ultra concentrated synthetic perfume oils that are sold to be used in the making of soaps and lotions and artisan perfumes. These are produced to be skin safe and very fragrant. I do not use extracts from plants, this cuts down on the percentage of people who have negative and side reactions as it also aligns with our belief that extracts from plants are medicinal and should be treated as such. Plant extracts contain a myriad of chemicals that can, and usually do, react with the systems of the human body, whether the person wants them to or not. Since a fragrance should be as neutral as possible I have chosen to use synthetics. It also opens up the palette for me as the designer, as there are many many more notes of scent available synthetically. I purchase single 'notes' (as in they have one smell ex: orange, or Ivy, or almond) and I combine them in a way so that they closely mimic the desired smell I am aiming for. I also combine them in a way so that the smell changes the way I want it to over time. I then dilute the concentrated mixture I made in oils, oils that are good for your skin and won't dry it out like alcohol, that extend the perfume life, that will prevent the perfume from spoiling over a long period of time. These are called 'artisan' perfumes and you will not be able to find them anywhere else but here. Please send me a note if you wish to offer my perfume oils in your brick and mortar stores as I do offer bulk discounts.

Q: Why do some products carry a aspirin allergy warning? Do you add aspirin to them?
A: No I do not add aspirin to my products. Some of my products do contain wildcrafted willow bark or Alder, which carries a natural form of salicylic acid which is also found in OTC aspirin. So if you have a reaction to aspirin, more than likely you will have a reaction to my products containing Willow or Alder. It is a pain reliever that has been used for thousands of years...it is milder than OTC aspirin, but lasts much longer.

Q: Where is your money going?
A: It is going to help support us in our subsistence lifestyle, and in the long run goes to support this Native community and our long standing Ancient traditions. Thank you for your contributions! If you would like to donate money that will be distributed directly through amazing programs please visit: http://www.arcticslopecommunity.org/
Please convo me questions and I will add them here as they are answered.

Q: Why did I see an herb/berry/jam/jelly yesterday or last month and it's not there today?
A: I follow Nature and her whims so once I run out of an herb or product I must wait till the next year to collect another batch. All of these plants can only be harvested during specific times of the year, and it depends on my other activities (we live a subsistence life) and how much time I have to gather them. So get them when you can! I will not stock the herb for more than the next season, which is usually about 9 months. Jams will not be stocked beyond a season also (jams are my best sellers so they go VERY fast!)

Q:Are there any guarantees on your materials?
A: I guarantee that the items are 100% from a registered Alaskan Native, myself. I guarantee that the Alaskan Native materials are authentic and have been gathered with as much environmental awareness and respect to Traditional Inupiaq values as possible. We use these products and ingredients right along with all of our valued customers so quality is paramount.

Q:Why do I only ship USPS and not UPS or any other delivery service?
A: I live in a village in the boonies in which there is no roads, so everything here is shipped in and out using very very tiny planes, which depend on weather conditions, and in which mail an cargo is prioritized.

Q: What do you make your scent memory oils out of? is it real plants? will I be allergic to it? How do you make them? Can I find them mass produced?
A: I buy high quality manufactured ultra concentrated synthetic perfume oils that are sold to be used in the making of soaps and lotions and artisan perfumes. These are produced to be skin safe and very fragrant. I do not use extracts from plants, this cuts down on the percentage of people who have negative and side reactions as it also aligns with our belief that extracts from plants are medicinal and should be treated as such. Plant extracts contain a myriad of chemicals that can, and usually do, react with the systems of the human body, whether the person wants them to or not. Since a fragrance should be as neutral as possible I have chosen to use synthetics. It also opens up the palette for me as the designer, as there are many many more notes of scent available synthetically. I purchase single 'notes' (as in they have one smell ex: orange, or Ivy, or almond) and I combine them in a way so that they closely mimic the desired smell I am aiming for. I also combine them in a way so that the smell changes the way I want it to over time. I then dilute the concentrated mixture I made in oils, oils that are good for your skin and won't dry it out like alcohol, that extend the perfume life, that will prevent the perfume from spoiling over a long period of time. These are called 'artisan' perfumes and you will not be able to find them anywhere else but here. Please send me a note if you wish to offer my perfume oils in your brick and mortar stores as I do offer bulk discounts.

Q: Why do some products carry a aspirin allergy warning? Do you add aspirin to them?
A: No I do not add aspirin to my products. Some of my products do contain wildcrafted willow bark or Alder, which carries a natural form of salicylic acid which is also found in OTC aspirin. So if you have a reaction to aspirin, more than likely you will have a reaction to my products containing Willow or Alder. It is a pain reliever that has been used for thousands of years...it is milder than OTC aspirin, but lasts much longer.

Q: Where is your money going?
A: It is going to help support us in our subsistence lifestyle, and in the long run goes to support this Native community and our long standing Ancient traditions. Thank you for your contributions! If you would like to donate money that will be distributed directly through amazing programs please visit: http://www.arcticslopecommunity.org/

Pilot Bread - Qaqqulaaq - a wearable scent memory - artisan oil - brown sugar, baked bread, coconut, butter

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  • Materials: fragrance oils, sweet almond oil, fractionated coconut oil
  • Feedback: 2018 reviews
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