Black Baccara Perfume Oils

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Black Baccara Perfume Oils

2452 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   An avant-garde perfumery featuring handmade, small batch conceptual perfume oils created by artist Kalliope Amorphous. These evocative blends are inspired by history, folklore, nostalgia, myth, and memories.

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Last updated on Aug 15, 2017

An avant-garde perfumery featuring handmade, small batch conceptual perfume oils created by artist Kalliope Amorphous. These evocative blends are inspired by history, folklore, nostalgia, myth, and memories.

🌿 Current processing time prior to shipping: 3-5 days.

🌿Please read the shop polices and FAQ before purchasing. Your purchase from Black Baccara constitutes agreement to abide by our polices:


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dontra2010 on Jun 23, 2014

4 out of 5 stars

I bought this for my best friend, as she fondly talks of loving the childhood scent of a new rubber dolly! I tested just a bit first myself, and after having it on for about ten minutes it really & truly does transform into that aroma of a brand new dolly. She really liked it too, but more for nostalgia I think than for actually wearing as a perfume... but she liked it nonetheless!! Thank you. Sorry your shop closed and I don't have the opportunity to try more lovely scents.


cynagua on Jun 13, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

what I wanted in a custom blended scent.

Hillari Salvino

Hillari Salvino on Jun 9, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Great scent great shipping as always

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The Art Of Perfume

Black Baccara originally existed from 2011-2014. After much deliberation, I closed the shop because I was involved in several visual art projects that didn’t allow time for such a rapidly expanding business. Over the years, I thought of Black Baccara longingly, because even though I continued to create unique perfumes for myself and friends, I missed sharing them with the world and being able to touch others with such a sensory form of art. In 2017, I decided that it was time for the resurrection of Black Baccara.

It is my goal to offer perfumes which not only defy the monotony of department store perfumes, but which also offer a glimpse into something deeper and timeless. Perfume, much like music, utilizes the arrangement of notes and chords to provoke an emotional response. When I am creating a blend, the process is similar to writing a poem or creating an image. As with my visual art, I use perfume as a way to turn archetypes, myths, and memories into something tangible, timeless, and evocative. I think of these perfume blends as bottled poetry and I hope that you will enjoy wearing them as much as I love creating them.

To view my handmade curios, please visit my sister Etsy shop, Arcana Curio:

For over a decade, Kalliope Amorphous has explored dreamlike and surreal narratives through a diverse portfolio of fine art, portraiture, and experimental photography. Whether excavating the contents of her own subconscious in self-portraiture, documenting the people and environment around her, or experimenting with unique processes, Amorphous takes the viewer to a place where alienation and fragility are offset by moments of beauty.

Kalliope has received worldwide recognition for her work in creative and conceptual imagery. Her photographs have been widely published and exhibited throughout the United States and internationally. Her photographs 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 Aug 16, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Are Black Baccara perfume oils vegan/cruelty free?

All perfumes are tested on humans and we ensure that all of our suppliers are cruelty-free as well. 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.

What are the ingredients in Black Baccara perfume oils?

Perfumes are created from high quality, paraben free fragrance oils, synthetics, accords and essential oils. 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.

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. It will then linger on the skin for several hours before subduing. Some blends will wear longer than others.

Your perfume oil should last for a year or more if kept out of heat and sunlight. Black Baccara oils are presented in thick, dark amber glass apothecary bottles, which are helpful for extending the life of the oil. You will find that most of these oils age beautifully and become more complex and deep over time. Citrus/fruit scents tend to have slightly less longevity than woodsy and spicy scents.

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. In my opinion, oils are far more complex, rich and evocative than alcohol based perfumes. Unlike alcohol, oils 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.

Are there any safety precautions?

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.

Please don't do strange and dangerous things with your perfume oil. Don't put it in your eyes, for example, or store it near an open flame.

Do you accept refunds?

Due to the nature of the product, we cannot accept returns. We highly recommend that you purchase samples of the products 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, stolen, or misdelivered 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 attached to Etsy is accurate.

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. All duties, taxes, brokerage fees, shipping fees or any additional expenses are the responsibility of the purchaser.

Overseas packages 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 within the estimated time frame.

I'm a blogger/writer. Will you send me some perfume gratis so that I can review it?

We don't give way free product, but we have several different sample sets to choose from and encourage you to purchase a sampler if you'd like to review them. Due to time constraints and inability to send free items outside of a giveaway or contest, any requests for free product will go unanswered.


🌿Perfumes are for personal use only. You may not rebottle, resell, or distribute Black Baccara perfumes for sale in soaps, lotions, cosmetics, or other bath and body products.
🌿Black Baccara designs, descriptions, texts, and photography (except public domain images) are the exclusive intellectual property of Black Baccara and/or Kalliope Amorphous and are protected under United States and international copyright laws. Use or reproduction of any original works is a violation of copyright and any infringements will be pursued legally.