ArabesqueAromas

A Botanical Perfume House & Apothecary

Sacramento, California · 1174 Sales

ArabesqueAromas

A Botanical Perfume House & Apothecary

Sacramento, California 1174 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(480)

Announcement   An artisan and scholar, and an enthusiast of myth, faerytales, literature, and art history, I enjoy researching and writing about plant folklore as much as I enjoy the art of creating aromatics. Drawing on inspiration and methods from history, I use only pure plant-based ingredients and pure essential oils in my creations.

I have raised the prices of my botanical perfumes at the turn of the new year.
Thanks for your support and understanding as I strive to maintain the same high quality of craftsmanship, integrity, and purity in my artisanal aromatic work as I have for over seventeen years and counting...

Please sign up for my private monthly newsletter, the link is below, to receive news of my Botanical Perfume Sales (I usually have two per year!) Arabesque Aroma's latest creative news, newest scents, and other updates.

Thank you for your interest in Arabesque Aromas Botanical Perfumes!

***Arabesque Aromas Monthly Newsletter Signup:
Sign up for my private monthly newsletter to stay informed of my sales and seasonal creations, and new publications, at:

http://eepurl.com/IgI0X

***Artisanal Botanical Perfumes
Behind each of my botanical perfumes lies a story -- you can explore my perfume collection here https://www.etsy.com/shop/ArabesqueAromas?section_id=7100008&ref=shopsection_leftnav_1

***The Fragrant Kitchen Cookbook: Culinary Recipes from a Botanical Perfumer
I was proud to self-publish an aromatic cookbook in December, 2014.
"The Fragrant Kitchen: Culinary Recipes from a Botanical Perfumer" is sold out in terms of hard cover copies, but is still available via PDF/digital download in my etsy shop.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ArabesqueAromas?section_id=16594806&ref=shopsection_leftnav_3

***Orders:
Due to my busy academic schedule in 2017 I am unable to design new custom scents upon request, but if there is an Arabesque Aromas scent you are looking for that is not listed in the Etsy shop, please feel free to email me! If I can I will be glad to recreate it for you.

***Shipping:
My aromatics are made to order and take approximately 7-14 days to ship, depending on the amount of orders in the queue. I'm in graduate school with a busy schedule, yet it is as important to me as ever to be able to devote sufficient time and loving care to each individual, handmade order.

***Instagram:
My cats, my garden, my kitchen, my travels, my perfumes, and I can all be found on Instagram, here
https://www.instagram.com/arabesquearomas

***Creative Content:
Lastly, please do not use my photographs, writings, aromatic recipes, or my other creative content, without my written consent. All photographs are mine unless otherwise indicated.
Thank you.

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 11, 2017

An artisan and scholar, and an enthusiast of myth, faerytales, literature, and art history, I enjoy researching and writing about plant folklore as much as I enjoy the art of creating aromatics. Drawing on inspiration and methods from history, I use only pure plant-based ingredients and pure essential oils in my creations.

I have raised the prices of my botanical perfumes at the turn of the new year.
Thanks for your support and understanding as I strive to maintain the same high quality of craftsmanship, integrity, and purity in my artisanal aromatic work as I have for over seventeen years and counting...

Please sign up for my private monthly newsletter, the link is below, to receive news of my Botanical Perfume Sales (I usually have two per year!) Arabesque Aroma's latest creative news, newest scents, and other updates.

Thank you for your interest in Arabesque Aromas Botanical Perfumes!

***Arabesque Aromas Monthly Newsletter Signup:
Sign up for my private monthly newsletter to stay informed of my sales and seasonal creations, and new publications, at:

http://eepurl.com/IgI0X

***Artisanal Botanical Perfumes
Behind each of my botanical perfumes lies a story -- you can explore my perfume collection here https://www.etsy.com/shop/ArabesqueAromas?section_id=7100008&ref=shopsection_leftnav_1

***The Fragrant Kitchen Cookbook: Culinary Recipes from a Botanical Perfumer
I was proud to self-publish an aromatic cookbook in December, 2014.
"The Fragrant Kitchen: Culinary Recipes from a Botanical Perfumer" is sold out in terms of hard cover copies, but is still available via PDF/digital download in my etsy shop.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ArabesqueAromas?section_id=16594806&ref=shopsection_leftnav_3

***Orders:
Due to my busy academic schedule in 2017 I am unable to design new custom scents upon request, but if there is an Arabesque Aromas scent you are looking for that is not listed in the Etsy shop, please feel free to email me! If I can I will be glad to recreate it for you.

***Shipping:
My aromatics are made to order and take approximately 7-14 days to ship, depending on the amount of orders in the queue. I'm in graduate school with a busy schedule, yet it is as important to me as ever to be able to devote sufficient time and loving care to each individual, handmade order.

***Instagram:
My cats, my garden, my kitchen, my travels, my perfumes, and I can all be found on Instagram, here
https://www.instagram.com/arabesquearomas

***Creative Content:
Lastly, please do not use my photographs, writings, aromatic recipes, or my other creative content, without my written consent. All photographs are mine unless otherwise indicated.
Thank you.

Kirsten Ismene Schilling

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Kirsten Ismene Schilling

The Man of the Woods botanical perfume
$85.00
The Star Seller botanical perfume 1/2 oz
$85.00
The Green Mantle botanical perfume 1/2 oz
$85.00
The Star Seller botanical perfume sample 1.5 ml
$6.25
The Holly, Moss & Ivy botanical perfume 1/2 oz
$85.00
Kyphi botanical perfume Sample 1.5 ml
$7.00
Veriditas botanical perfume oil - 1/2 ounce
$85.00
The Song of Solomon Anointing Oil
$50.00
Botanical Perfume Sampler: 6 Scent Sampler
$38.00
Arabesque's Comprehensive Scent Sampler
$62.00
Arabesque's Ancient Worlds Scent Sampler
$35.00
Orlando botanical perfume sample, 1.5 ml
$7.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(480)
Elizabeth L.

Elizabeth L. on Jan 15, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Although Kyphi incense evokes a certain solemnity, this versatile fragrance serves as an uplifting companion to the everyday. The cinnamon note might be predominant at first but it morphs into something extraordinarily cleansing and warm.

Kerrie Kordowski

Kerrie Kordowski on Dec 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

My favorite perfumer in all the lands is Kirsten of Arabesque Aromas! I cannot say enough wonderful things about her masterpieces offered. I've been a long time customer for many moons now and I will keep coming back. Thank you Kirsten, again and again!

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About

Arabesque Aromas

A perfumer, cat lady, grad student, baker, tea-drinker, and candlestick maker, I regard the natural world, and my work with plants, with the highest sense of enjoyment, scholarship, and reverence.

I have a background in art, art history, writing, women's studies, mythology, faerytales, and literature. And all of these things inform my creations.

I began researching plant folklore and period aromatics in 1999 and have been creating and selling handmade artisanal perfumes and other aromatics, from the heart, ever since.

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  • Kirsten Ismene Schilling

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I began researching plant folklore and authentic medieval to Renaissance-era aromatics in 1999 with a burning desire to smell history, and have been creating handmade artisanal perfumes, and other aromatics, from the heart, ever since...

Shop policies

Last updated on December 18, 2016
Drawing on methods from the past, I use only pure plant-based ingredients and pure essential oils in my creations.

A visit to the Islamic decorative arts wing in the Victoria Albert Museum, London, became the inspiration for Arabesque Aromas.

I was mesmerized by the sumptuous color and intricate designs in the exhibit, noticing that many of the most striking patterns featured stylized plants or flowers. These mesmerizing patterns, I learned, were known as "Arabesque."

Arabesque - a word I never tire of saying - describes a pattern, arranged symmetrically and extended indefinitely over a flat surface such as that of a textile, a decorative tile or art object. Based on plant forms, sometimes recognizable, other times highly stylized, the character of the arabesque is to morph into a fantastical form unlike anything in nature.

The thought occurred to me that, as in art, a similar abstraction occurs in perfumery when mixing different aromatic ingredients together...

and Arabesque Aromas was born!

(The Arabesque description was paraphrased from the V&A Islamic decorative art exhibit, with thanks.)

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Payment
Paypal is my preferred method of payment.
If one of my items is purchased, but no payment is received within 3 days, the sale will be cancelled unless I receive a conversation/ request from you with a specific time-frame.

For my friends & followers on social media, and my newsletter/blog subscribers, there is an ongoing, thank-you coupon code for you to use. However, please do not combine coupon codes, and please do not combine special sales prices, or custom quotes, with my coupon codes without pre-arrangement.
Thank you.
Shipping
Please allow me one to two weeks to process/ship your order, particularly during the holiday season.

Arabesque Aromas uses the US Postal/Priority system for both domestic and international shipments. Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred.

Everything gets shipped Priority, except for samples, which travel First Class Mail or standard Airmail. Please email me for shipping quotes where international shipping rates are not included. I am happy to ship internationally.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you experience a loss or problem, please contact me immediately so I can resolve the situation to your satisfaction.

Samples of the botanical perfumes are available for purchase in my Etsy shop. Therefore, I prefer not to accept perfume returns unless there is something wrong with the craftsmanship.
Additional policies and FAQs
BOTANICAL PERFUMES

Due to my busy creative and academic schedule of 2016 - 2017, I will not be accepting requests for creating new custom scents.

Happy to still receive requests for The Golden Bough, Veriditas, Drann, single notes scents, or any other Arabesque scent not listed in my Etsy shop. And I will fulfill them if possible. But I will not be available to create new scents by request during 2016-17. Thank you.

Please convo me with any questions or email me at arabesquebotanicals [!at] gmail.com
Private Label and wholesale opportunities are also available.