BlackBaccara

Black Baccara Perfume And Curio

2632 Sales

BlackBaccara

Black Baccara Perfume And Curio

2632 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(1423)

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Kalliope

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Announcement   We do not keep our entire inventory on Etsy. Please visit our main website to view our entire collection.

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Last updated on Apr 16, 2018

We do not keep our entire inventory on Etsy. Please visit our main website to view our entire collection.

🌿 Current processing time prior to shipping: 2-4 business days.

🖤Follow us on Instagram @blackbaccaraperfume

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5 out of 5 stars
(1423)
Jess Robinson

Jess Robinson on Jun 7, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely perfume! This one does smell lightly earthy...probably the moss! It has a great resinous/incense vibe and it blends really well with my skin chemistry. Love it! <3

Jess Robinson

Jess Robinson on Jun 7, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I love every one of the perfumes I got! They are dark and beautiful. This one has a strong cinnamon opening but eases back to blend with the other beautiful notes. It does have a spicy earthy vibe all the way through. I want a bigger size of this!!! The packaging is adorable...sturdy tiny black boxes with tissue paper and a pretty label. Everything made it safe and sound through travel. Included in one the boxes was a free sample of Carnival of Ghosts.I promptly bought a bigger bottle! :D I am glad she added that because popcorn notes are usually a big no no for me but this is just the tiniest whisper of popcorn that recedes into the most gorgeous sexy dark perfume. Pretty fast turn around too! Thank you!

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We’ve just launched a new blend! Wilde is a classic, spicy, men’s cologne inspired by one of our favorite authors.
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About

The Art Of Perfume

Founded by Kalliope Amorphous in 2010 as an extension of her work in experimental and conceptual art, Black Baccara is a one woman operation where each perfume oil is carefully crafted by the artist from beginning to end. From the initial aromatic concept, to the label design, to the final boxing, each perfume is created and hand-poured by Kalliope Amorphous in either her New York City or Rhode Island studios.

Black Baccara blends are unique, complex, original mixed media recipes created by the artist in small batches using the finest essential oils, phthalate-free fragrance oils, resins, absolutes, and aroma compounds. When crafting a blend, we want to create an evocative and sensory experience which not only enhances your personal style, but brings you to another time and place.

In concepts ranging from the dark and haunting to the whimsical and nostalgic, we view fragrance as a form of wearable art that goes beyond simply smelling good. Fans of Kalliope's visual art will recognize a similar aesthetic in her olfactory art. Perfume has the ability to both evoke old memories and create new ones, to bring emotions to the surface, and to create a storied aura on the wearer. We are perpetually chasing the most evocative elements of scent and developing new and creative ways to bottle and share that magic through the medium of perfume.

Each bottle of perfume oil is thoughtfully and carefully crafted with intention and great love for this form of art and our fans appreciate the discernable difference compared to perfumes that have been mass manufactured. Our desire to create an enchanting experience begins with our evocative perfume blends and continues with the smaller details like our carefully and beautifully hand-wrapped packaging.

Black Baccara is for everyone who wants to embrace the transformative and transportive power of fragrance. We are here for the dreamers and poets in search of enchantments, for the outsiders and eccentrics looking for that elusive scent that encapsulates their personality, for old souls and romantics in search of the timeless and haunting, and for all curious souls in search of a unique handmade perfume experience.

Please visit our sister Etsy shop, Arcana Curio: http://www.etsy.com/shop/arcanacurio

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For over a decade, Kalliope Amorphous has explored dreamlike and surreal narratives through a diverse portfolio of fine art, portraiture, and experimental photography. Her passion for creative fragrance, and the desire to expand into new mediums, provided the inspiration for her foray into the world of olfactory art.

Kalliope has received worldwide recognition for her work in creative and conceptual art. Her photographs have been widely published and exhibited throughout the United States and internationally and are included in private collections worldwide including Spain, Romania, Germany, Holland, India, Russia, and the United States. She currently divides her time between Providence, Rhode Island and New York City.

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    Kalliope explores time, memory, and transcendence though a diverse portfolio of conceptual and fine art. She currently divides her time between Providence, RI and New York city.

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Last updated on Dec 30, 2017
Frequently asked questions

What are the differences between perfume oils and alcohol-based perfumes?

Conventional perfumes use an alcohol base, which serves to dilute the fragrance. Perfume oils are commonly 50 to 80% pure aromatic oil in an additional carrier oil base, without fillers or preservatives.

Oils tend to be more complex, rich and long-wearing than alcohol based perfumes and the way that they reveal their notes is sometimes nonlinear. Oils also feel a bit more personal, because unlike alcohol, they absorb into the skin, become warmed by body heat, and react with the body chemistry of the individual to create a unique experience for each wearer. Oil-based fragrances also wear closer to the skin creating a halo of scent around the wearer instead of the room.

Is this the same Black Baccara that closed in 2014? If so, are the blends the same?

This is the same perfume company that you may remember saying goodbye to in 2014. Kalliope's exhibition and travel schedule didn't allow her to devote herself to such a quickly burgeoning perfumery at that time.

Several of customers favorite blends are being brought back, and while they are as close to the original formulas as possible, you may notice slight changes in the new iterations (we think you’ll like them even more). Some of the early blend-inspired reformulations have also been renamed, so if you don’t see your favorites, please check the description or get in touch and we can direct you to the correct blend. We recommend trying a sample of the new iterations to decide if they are a match for you.

Are Black Baccara perfume oils vegan/cruelty free?

We are huge animal lovers and all perfumes are tested on humans. No animal derived fragrances are ever used. Since the beginning of time, animal musks have been a staple of perfumery. Black Baccara blends which list animal musks utilize synthetic animal musks created through the blending of essential oils or fragrance oils to create a near identical match to the animal musk fragrance. Some perfume blends which contain honey or beeswax may not be vegan. Blends containing non-vegan honey elements will be clearly marked non-vegan.

What are the ingredients in Black Baccara perfume oils? 

All Black Baccara perfumes are mixed media blends created from high quality essential oils, fragrance oils, synthetics, accords and resins. Black Baccara does not use animal-derived, mineral oil based fragrances or fragrances containing alcohol, water, surfactants or other dilutents. All oils are blended into a skin healthy carrier base of fractionated coconut oil, which has an excellent shelf life. On rare occasions, certain Limited Edition or special conjure oils may have a grapeseed or jojoba oil base.

How long will my perfume oil last?

For daily wear, the longevity of your initial application depends upon your body chemistry. The scent will evolve slowly, going through several slight changes and revelations. Some blends will wear longer than others. Most people apply perfume oil periodically throughout the day as a refresher.

Your perfume oil should last for a year or more if kept out of heat and sunlight. You will find that most of these oils age beautifully and become more complex and deep over time. We have some blends that are over five years old and smell as enchanting as they did the day they were made.

Are there any safety precautions or allergy issues?

Some essential oils are not recommended for women who are pregnant or nursing. If you are pregnant, please consult with your doctor before using any product containing essential oils. Always keep fragrances away from children and pets. Pets (especially cats) are very sensitive to plants and essential oils, so please don't pet your fur children if you have oil on your hands. 

Always run an allergy patch test on a small area of your arm and leave it on for 24 hours before committing to a full application. Black Baccara blends are created to be skin-friendly using premium ingredients but as with all products applied to the body, discontinue use should you experience irritation. 

Do you accept refunds?

Due to the nature of the product, we unfortunately cannot accept returns and all sales are final. We highly recommend that you purchase samples before committing to a full-sized bottle. If we make an error in your order (like sending the wrong perfume, for example), we will do our best to make sure it's corrected.

We do not replace or refund lost or stolen packages. Once an order is shipped, we don't have control over how USPS handles the package. At checkout, please make sure your shipping address is accurate. If you have made a mistake in your shipping address, please contact us within 24 hours to correct it.

Do you ship internationally?

We ship all over the world with the exception of several countries who have restrictive customs regulations or other issues which would impact safe delivery.

For international customers, since we don't know the import restrictions in your country, please be aware of your import restrictions before ordering. We cannot mark packages as “gift", so please do not ask us to. All duties, taxes, brokerage fees, shipping fees or any additional expenses are the responsibility of the purchaser.

Overseas packages usually take between 3-5 weeks to arrive and are sometimes delayed by customs. Once a package has been processed through customs we are unable to track it on our end. Please check with your local office if your package has not arrived.

Do you offer your products wholesale?

We are always open to discussing opportunities with brick and mortar stores who share our aesthetic. Please get in touch to discuss opportunities and collaborations, or to inquire about carrying Black Baccara oils in your store.

What are limited editions?

Our Limited Edition blends are limited to between 5-20 5ml bottles and 3 or fewer artist's reserves. Once the Limited Edition is sold out, that particular blend is gone forever. We will occasionally list one or several of the artist's reserves for sale if they are available after the main run has sold out.