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Anna Zworykina Рerfumes

Moscow, Russia · 102 Sales

AZPerfumes

Anna Zworykina Рerfumes

Moscow, Russia 102 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(27)

Announcement   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.

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REVIEWS FROM OUR CUSTOMERS AND PERFUME CRITICS:

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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YOU CAN FIND ME:

http://azperfumes.ru/en - English site
https://www.facebook.com/AnnaZworykinaPerfumes
https://www.instagram.com/AnnaZworykinaPerfumes/

Hope you will enjoy my perfumes!

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 19, 2016

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.

***

REVIEWS FROM OUR CUSTOMERS AND PERFUME CRITICS:

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.»

***
YOU CAN FIND ME:

http://azperfumes.ru/en - English site
https://www.facebook.com/AnnaZworykinaPerfumes
https://www.instagram.com/AnnaZworykinaPerfumes/

Hope you will enjoy my perfumes!

Anna Zworykina

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5 out of 5 stars
(27)
Olga Vlasova

Olga Vlasova on Mar 5, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I talked to Anna about this series (she was very helpful) and we decided to customize it. I wound up picking only 3 of the Gothic perfumes (Dark side of the Goddess, A ghost house and Hannibal) and the rest were substituted from other collections. The Gothic fragrances I got all smell a lot like the Insense series by Comme des Garcons. I love them, they are unique and full of character. But certainly not for everybody and you have to see how they behave on your skin - there's a lot of individual chemistry involved. Basically, you have to buy a sample collection before you invest in a full size perfume but I'm sure that if you love unique fragrances you'll love at least some of these Gothic perfumes.

Olga Vlasova

Olga Vlasova on Mar 5, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I love unisex leather fragrances and every single perfume in this collection is a winner. My personal favorites are probably Heroic Oud and Second Skin - to me they both represent a perfect balance of sweet and bitter. But all the others are great too. Young Cossak was the longest lasting one on me. New Suede is probably the most feminine out of the whole collection. You just have to try them all and see which works best for you. If you like leather fragrances, this collection is a must try.

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Natural artisan perfumes: eco-luxury and a source of joyful creative inspiration.

Anna Zworykina Perfumes are all-natural artisan fragrances for those perfumery connoisseurs, who would like to expand their horizon of olfactory sense and get incredible olfactory experiences. Adventurous explorers that appreciate soulful hand-crafted creations will be glad to discover the unique symphony of natural perfumery, its diversity and opportunities for self-exploration and expression.

ADVENTURE
Connecting with natural craft perfumery is always a unique adventure, exploration of the world and of your own self, discovery of yet unknown aspects of life.
Multi-dimensional compositions of natural ingredients are similar in nature to complex paint palettes or unique voices of ethnic musical instruments. Unlike open notes of synthetic perfumes, these are softer, quieter, manifesting in a more intimate way. And yet with all this quiet subtlety, natural fragrances can astonish you with their hidden depth and warmth; they can help you forget about the bustle of everyday life and find a source of joyful creative inspiration.
Using natural perfumes is a special ritual, a moment for you alone to contemplate the subtle aromatic play, submerging into the depth of aromatic polyphony.
Anna says that "you cannot enter the same fragrance more than once" describing a changing living nature of natural perfumes. Playing upon thousands of variations, a fragrance will act differently depending on every person, depending on the time of the day and the season, even on your mood.
Fragrances of Anna Zworykina Perfumes are living beings that grow, change, blossom and fade, connecting with your skin, entering into a dialogue with you, inviting you to participate in perfume creation by adding your own notes and meanings.

UNIQUENESS
Artisan perfumery is a choice for those who seek individuality of style. Hand made by an artist these creations let us express our personalities by finding something that resonates with you and no one else.
Nowadays, getting tired of modern world standards, more and more people are leaning towards a "slow-life" style and choosing hand-made creations. Hand-made things allow us to be in harmony with ourselves without chasing after superfluous expectations.
Intriguing compositions of artisan perfumes are not like perfumery mainstream: even the most traditional and classic fragrances among them still carry their own style, a spark and a note of humor.

DIVERSITY
In Anna Zworykina Perfumes collection you can find fragrances to accompany every unspoken song of the soul, find a fragrance to accompany any and every day, every hour and second to make every moment of your life's journey unique and incredible.
Perfumes for the social events that will highlight your style and taste.
Perfumes for you alone – for those sacred states and moments that are only for you to experience.
Perfumes for the two. Fragrances to express the feelings, which cannot be put into words.
Perfumes about a dream to carry you off into the realm of your imagination.
Perfumes for an ordinary day, and perfumes for exploring unknown cities.
Diverse array of natural ingredients and vast olfactory library of perfumes.

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    I am the Nose and the Soul of Anna Zworykina Perfumes. I't my life and passion, I've been creating natural perfumes for over 15 years.

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Last updated on November 19, 2016
Welcome to a shop of all natural perfumes!
Anna Zworykina Perfumes is created from 100% pure and natural botanical, and, sometimes, animal essences. My collection of materials includes essential oils, absolutes, concretes, co2 extracts, tinctures of ambergris, castoreum, and tinctures of some rare exotic flowers, roots and wood.
Natural perfumery -my passion and business , I transform my love and ideas to luxurious and natural fragrances. In each perfume, I try to capture an inspriration, dreams, reminiscences.

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Shipping
Your package will be shipped within 3-7 days after cleared payment. I ship via RussianPost.
I'm not responsible for items lost by post.
Delivery takes about 1-3 weeks (sometimes up to 1,5 month) depending on your location.

Customers are responsible for any fees, taxes, and duties associated with shipping & purchasing to their respective countries.
Refunds and Exchanges
I do not accept returns. 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.
If you have any questions previous to ordering, don't hesitate to send me a message and I will help you find just the right scent for you!
Additional policies and FAQs
FAQ!

- WHAT MATERIALS ARE USED IN CREATING ANNA ZWORYKINA PERFUMES?

- I create my perfumes exclusively from natural plant (very rarely animal) substances in the form they were extracted: as essential oils, absolutes, concretes, resins, alcohol or oil infusions, or pomades, resulting from home enfleurage.
With some rare exceptions, extractions are not modified; certain parts are not separated to enhance best aromatic qualities.
All materials are 100% natural. I get them from trusted suppliers in the US.
Some materials are "certified organic", however, Anna Zworykina Perfumes are not organic.
Depending on the nature of a particular perfume, I use different bases: alcohol, fractionated oils, beeswax and flower waxes.
In creating my perfumes I do not use synthetic fragrances compounds and fixatives, synthetic musks and pheromones.

- WHAT ARE YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR GETTING TO KNOW NATURAL FRAGRANCES WHO ARE FAMILIAR ONLY WITH SYNTHETIC MOLECULE BASED PERFUMES?

Try natural perfumes only on the skin. Smelling perfumes in a bottle or on a blotter strip may create a distorted impression about a fragrance because natural perfumes are meant to be used only on the skin or on the clothes.
While you get to know natural perfumes always follow the safety rules that I describe in the next section.
Before trying on perfumes that were delivered by mail, especially during colder seasons, let them sit in the room temperature for a few days.
Standard places for applying a fragrance are the wrists and inside of your elbows. Natural fragrances have a tendency to change significantly as they develop. What you smell during the first minute after applying, in a couple of minutes and in ten minutes will differ. Skip the first ten to fifteen seconds, letting the alcohol evaporate from the skin.
I recommend introducing yourself to one fragrance in one day because comparing to synthetic perfumes, natural ones have a much more complex structure and they unveil in unpredictable ways. Some spark brightly from the start while others need more time to fully shine.
It's recommended not to try more than two perfumes in one day. If you have to try more in a short period of time, refresh your olfactory receptors by drinking water or tea. I prefer warm, smooth-flavored green tea.


- WHAT ARE THE SAFETY RULES FOR USING NATURAL PERFUMES?
- Certain essential oils and absolutes that are used in natural perfumes may cause allergies.
I advise those who are prone to allergic reactions, pregnant and nursing women, as well as people with chronic illnesses to be extra careful.
Before trying on natural perfumes, study the list of ingredients and consult with your doctor.
If you're prone to allergies, always perform an allergic reaction test before using a new perfume: apply perfume to the inside part of your elbow. If there is no sign of unpleasant reaction (redness, swelling, rash) in the course of a few hours, you may safely use the fragrance.
Before going outside into the sun, do not apply fragrances made from natural ingredients to the exposed parts of the skin because some essential oils may cause the skin to become extra sensitive to various kinds of ultraviolet light.

- WHAT IS A RIGHT WAY TO STORING NATURAL PERFUMES AND WHAT IS THEIR EXPIRATION TIME?

- Keep perfumes away from abrupt temperature changes and store them in a dark place.
I would not recommend to store perfumes in a very humid place.
Natural perfumes that do not contain citrus oils that are easily oxidisable, can live for up to 5 yeas. Light, citrusy fragrances for up to a year and a half to two years.
Perfumes will not turn to poison after that but will loose their initial brightness of fragrance.

- IS IT POSSIBLE FOR NATURAL PERFUMES TO GO BAD?

- Natural ingredients contained in perfumes slowly change over time. For example, citrus oils are oxidized loosing brightness of the fragrance.
Perfumes cannot turn "bad" or "sour", because it's an alcohol based compound of aromatic extracts that does not contain water.
However, if a perfume bottle is not properly closed and kept in a very humid place, perfume's structure may change.
Perfumes in sample vials are not meant to be stored for many years.

- HOW LONG-LASTING ARE NATURAL PERFUMES? WHAT IS THEIR LONGEVITY?

- Natural perfumes can last from 1-1,5 hour for Eau de toilette concentration to a few days (applied to hair or clothing) for Eau de parfum or Parfum concentration.
Lasting time also depends on a perfume group. For example, fragrances from the "citrus" group tend to disappear from the skin faster than those from the "oriental" group.
Natural and "not only natural" but otherwise similar fragrances from the same group of perfumes taken in the same concentration will have different lasting times.
"Not only natural" ones will retain their scent longer because of added fixatives. The lighter the fragrance is, the faster it will vanish from the skin if it's not anchored by fixatives which is typically done in "not only natural" perfumery.
At the same time more complex perfume compounds in oriental style that contain more basic aromatic ingredients can easily compete with similar "not only natural" fragrances of the same concentration level.

- WHERE DO YOU RECOMMEND TO APPLY NATURAL PERFUMES?

- Where to apply a perfume depends on what scent longevity and intensity you expect to get. Usually, perfumes are applied to the "pulse points" - the inner wrists, neck, behind the ears, inside of the elbows, dip on the collar bone. It is done so because the temperature is higher where blood vessels are closer to the skin which makes fragrance molecules evaporate faster, emanating scent from the skin.
Usually fragrances last much longer on the hair and clothing than on the skin.
So, if you especially value scent's longevity - apply perfume to the hair or to the clothing if it's dark enough not to be stained or if perfume is colorless