AscAlchemical

Natural perfumery, spagyrics and herbcraft.

Brooklyn, New York | 470 Sales

AscAlchemical

Natural perfumery, spagyrics and herbcraft.

Brooklyn, New York 470 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars (112)

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AscAlchemical is my chimera project combining my three closely-related, often mysterious, wondrous things: alchemy, herbcraft, and perfume. Here you'll find an eclectic overlapping mix of alchemical preparations, body care, perfume, ritual use objects, remedies and fragrance. Every creation springs from a background of folk medicine, superstition, food science, classic perfumery, and friendly insanity. Enjoy these products for their aroma or flavor alone, or even for their traditional herbalist or metaphysical associations and correspondences.

If you have any questions,, do not hesitate to message.

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Last updated on Oct 10, 2018

Welcome!


AscAlchemical is my chimera project combining my three closely-related, often mysterious, wondrous things: alchemy, herbcraft, and perfume. Here you'll find an eclectic overlapping mix of alchemical preparations, body care, perfume, ritual use objects, remedies and fragrance. Every creation springs from a background of folk medicine, superstition, food science, classic perfumery, and friendly insanity. Enjoy these products for their aroma or flavor alone, or even for their traditional herbalist or metaphysical associations and correspondences.

If you have any questions,, do not hesitate to message.

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Asc Alchemical is my project in combining my three major interests: perfumery, herbalism and alchemy. I operate out of Brooklyn, where I have met many wonderful people and learned many wonderful things while giving presentations on alchemy and selling in local pop-up markets.

My fragrances take inspiration from historical times when science, chemistry, botany, religion and magic were all intertwined, a time when one could distill celestial essence from dew, and anise wasn't 'umbelliferous', it was ruled by Mercury and fire. This was also a time before synthetic fragrances, and my products reflect that too.

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Last updated on October 10, 2018
Welcome to AscAlchemical! Perfumes and products inspired by a time when science, botany, medicine, religion and magic were one and the same.
100% natural botanical perfumes (though responsibly harvested beeswax makes an appearance) in potable alcohol or alcohol-free oil blends. Everything is made from the essences of plants, the way perfume used to be made before synthetics were introduced.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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)
Returns and exchange details
If your items were incorrect, missing, or incomplete/damaged, I will provide you with an exchange or replacement. I do NOT offer exchanges for any other reason.

I can not be held responsible for problems or mistakes caused by USPS delivery. Please contact your local postmaster with your tracking number and file a complaint.

Only unused products may be returned. Returned items must be sent back within 7 days of delivery, intact, in original condition and packaging, or a refund will not be given. A 25% fee to "restock" the product, in addition to shipping costs to send it back to you, will be removed from your refund. When mailing this product to me, please send it in a padded mailer or well cushioned packaging and correct postage. Please provide me with the tracking number, your name, your etsy n ame, your order number and reason for return, and mailing address.
Payment
Payments are accepted only via PayPal or direct Etsy checkout.

Etsy gift cards accepted.

We do not currently ship internationally (sorry)
Shipping
I ask that you let me know via message or email if you experienced problems with your product PRIOR to leaving feedback on etsy. It is important to me that you receive your items in a timely manner, intact, and as described.

All orders are processed and packed in 3-5 business days, so please account for this in your shipping time. I currently ship orders every Wednesday and Saturday morning.

Standard shipping is USPS First Class, which takes 2-5 days to arrive

Packages include tracking information, which will be emailed at the time the order ships and can be accessed in your Etsy account Purchases page.

If you would like to upgrade your shipping, let me know and we can discuss it.

If you are worried that your shipping is behind scheduled delivery, please check the tracking information in the Purchases section of your Etsy account. If it states that it has been delivered but it has not, you need to contact your local postmaster and file a complaint. If it says unshipped or returned to sender, please contact me.
Additional policies and FAQs
These are natural, plant-based perfumes. Their fragrances stay close to your skin and they do not have the ability to create a wall of scent and linger for days on end the way that synthetics do. Those of us who are botanical perfume enthusiasts tend to carry our perfumes with us and reapply them a couple times throughout the day, as a kind of ritual we get to enjoy multiple times while we are out and about. Synthetic/commercial perfumes get their ability to linger for days and fill a room from laboratory-created scent compounds and molecules, many of which never occur in nature and must be tested on animals to show they are safe for humans.

Allergies are a big deal! Some of my products contain coconut or almond oil, these ingredients will be listed. Nothing contains gluten. These are pure, natural and botanical essences, but everyone's skin is unique. You can never really know what random exotic plant matter in the world will react badly with you as an individual. When trying a new perfume, please do a skin patch test. Apply a small amount to a patch of your skin and wait a day to observe for a reaction before incorporating the fragrance into your daily routine.

Fragrances are delicate, and it is the nature of a smellable substance that it will dissolve into the air if not contained. Keep perfume products cool, dry, closed tightly, out of sunlight, and only use as intended. Speak with your doctor if you plan to use perfume or aromatherapy products while pregnant, nursing, or on certain medications.