AZPerfumes

Anna Zworykina Рerfumes

Moscow, Russia | 392 Sales

AZPerfumes

Anna Zworykina Рerfumes

Moscow, Russia 392 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(82)

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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Olfactory art in a bottle: eco-luxury and a source of joyful creative inspiration.

Anna Zworykina Perfumes are all-natural artisan "Olfactory art in a bottle" 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.

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  • Anna Zworykina

    Владелец, Автор, Создатель

    I am the Nose and the Soul of Anna Zworykina Perfumes. I't my life and passion, I've been creating "art in a bottle" for over 15 years.

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Shop policies

Last updated on October 23, 2018
Welcome to a shop of all natural art-extracts!
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.
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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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
I gladly accept returns, exchanges and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 3 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Custom or personalised orders
Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Questions about your order?
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Payment
I accept PayPal and Etsy Payment
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.
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
Privacy
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can read Etsy’s Privacy Policy here - https://www.etsy.com/legal/privacy

1. Information I Collect
To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, sometimes phone (if you need it to be included) and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information for a custom order.
I do not have access to debit/credit card information which is collected separately by Paypal or Etsy's payment processor.

2. The Legal Base for Information Collection
The General Data Protection Regulations (25, May 2018) (EU) (known as GDPR throughout the rest of this Policy) requires that I explain the legal bases I rely on to collect, use, and share your personal information. This may include a buyer’s affirmative consent to receive marketing messages, compliance with legal obligations, and a seller’s use of the personal information in their legitimate interests (improving their services, for example). Throughout this privacy policy, I will explain where and why I rely on these different legal bases.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
• as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
• when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time (example, for shop updates);
• if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
• as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as
o 1) Providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and
o 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information is necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

3. Information Sharing and Disclosure
The GDPR requires that I disclose the details of any personal information I share with third parties.

I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
• Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
• Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies – Slovak state post, courier companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
• Accountancy and tax. I engage secure third party accountant firm to make all legal documentation for tax purposes. Also this information can use Tax department. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
• Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
• Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to:
o (a) respond to legal process or to government requests;
o (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies;
o (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or
o (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

4. Data Retention – the length of time I keep personal information
The GDPR (2018) requires me to disclose the period of time during which I will store personal information.
I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. Under Slovak legislation I have to keep accountant records for at least 10 years for tax purposes.
5. Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU
GDPR requires me to disclose if you transfer personal information outside of the EU and the legal bases you rely on to do so, such as consent and contractual necessity.
I have offices and facilities in Slovak Republic. I use complaint to GDPR rules Google mail to get emails from Etsy that can include your personal details. I would transfer personal information out of the European Union for delivery purposes through trustworthy services such as Slovak state post, Russian Post or similar postal services. As stated at the top of this document, this Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy.

6. Your Rights regarding my use of your personal information and my contact details
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
• Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
• Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
• Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
• Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Anna Zvorykina, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me through Etsy conversations or email me at annazworykina [!at] gmail.com. Alternately, you may mail me at: annazworykinaperfumes [!at] gmail.com
Anna Zvorykina


I am not the data controller for any other Etsy shop – If you wish to access, correct or delete personal information held by Etsy or another shop please contact that shop or Etsy directly for assistance. If a customer contacts me to access, correct or delete personal information held by Etsy, I will request that the customer send a request directly to Etsy.

As of May, 17 2018