ArabesqueAromas

A Botanical Perfume House & Apothecary

Sacramento, California | 1185 Sales

ArabesqueAromas

A Botanical Perfume House & Apothecary

Sacramento, California 1185 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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ArabesqueAromas is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner After over eight years on Etsy, Arabesque Aromas will be closing the Etsy shop. Please copy and paste this link into your browser to sign up for my private, monthly newsletter below to stay in touch. http://eepurl.com/IgI0X

Business will continue but not via this particular platform. A new and improved website is coming soon...

In the meantime, I can be reached at arabesquebotanicals [!at] gmail.com

Thank you for your patronage and for your patience.
~Kirsten

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 21, 2017

After over eight years on Etsy, Arabesque Aromas will be closing the Etsy shop. Please copy and paste this link into your browser to sign up for my private, monthly newsletter below to stay in touch. http://eepurl.com/IgI0X

Business will continue but not via this particular platform. A new and improved website is coming soon...

In the meantime, I can be reached at arabesquebotanicals [!at] gmail.com

Thank you for your patronage and for your patience.
~Kirsten

Kirsten Ismene Schilling

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Kirsten Ismene Schilling

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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.)

Accepted payment methods

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Returns 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.
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.
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.