CherrykasTrunk

Witchy fragrances for all genders, Est 2013 🌹🌵🏜️🌵🌹

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Announcement    Are you a fan of gunslingers, space explorers, superheroes, zombies, supernatural hunters, and horror? We've got the perfect fragrances for you! Established 11 May 2013, we have over 400 handmade fragrances for all genders in 100% jojoba carrier oil designed to help you put on the mantle of your favorite hero, be transported into their arms, or act as your passport to a specific moment in time and place.

Take a look around and choose which story you want to drop into, whether it's the back seat of a big black car roaring down the road as two brothers listen to classic rock, a crumbling Southern plantation in the grips of the zombie apocalypse, a city at the bottom of the sea, cloudy skyscrapers over which vigilantes fly, or many more.

Welcome to Cherry-ka's Trunk. There are other worlds than these. 🌹

22 August 2022 C.E. Announcement: I have been obliged due to inflation, war, the ongoing global pandemic, Etsy's raising its sellers fees despite record profits during the aforementioned pandemic, and my constant increase in material quality, among other reasons (my health chief among them) to end my practice of offering a free sample per order. I had been doing that since I opened my shop over nine years ago, and simply have not been able to afford to do so.

I wanted to bring a luxury good to as many people as possible, and make as safe-ish as I could the practice of buying a fragrance online where you can't smell it, and I have been so grateful for the time I have been able to spend doing that. This is my middle ground, between keeping the free samples and raising my prices to keep up with inflation, and removing the free samples and not drowning under capitalism.

I appreciate your understanding and your support immensely. This is currently my only job due to my current location and the dangers of the pandemic. I am so grateful to all of you, and hope to see you 'round soon, and for many more years to come.

Personal requests:
We ask that you don't gender our fragrances. Fragrances take on the gender of their wearer at that moment in time (and there are far more than two genders), and therefore are themselves gender neutral. It would also make us feel safer if they didn't get a gender assigned to them.

We ask that you note if you aren't already aware that "gypsy" is a racial and ethnic slur used against the Romani people. "gyp" and "gypped" comes from this word and are also slurs. The word for us in English is Romani, and only Romani sellers have a right to use it and profit from the racist stereotypes associated with it here on Etsy, as it is still used to this day to discriminate against us, kick us out of countries, bulldoze our homes, and traffic us to this very day.

Thank you so much for the consideration, this helps make the world a safer place for trans and Romani consumers and creators! :)

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 6, 2022

Are you a fan of gunslingers, space explorers, superheroes, zombies, supernatural hunters, and horror? We've got the perfect fragrances for you! Established 11 May 2013, we have over 400 handmade fragrances for all genders in 100% jojoba carrier oil designed to help you put on the mantle of your favorite hero, be transported into their arms, or act as your passport to a specific moment in time and place.

Take a look around and choose which story you want to drop into, whether it's the back seat of a big black car roaring down the road as two brothers listen to classic rock, a crumbling Southern plantation in the grips of the zombie apocalypse, a city at the bottom of the sea, cloudy skyscrapers over which vigilantes fly, or many more.

Welcome to Cherry-ka's Trunk. There are other worlds than these. 🌹

22 August 2022 C.E. Announcement: I have been obliged due to inflation, war, the ongoing global pandemic, Etsy's raising its sellers fees despite record profits during the aforementioned pandemic, and my constant increase in material quality, among other reasons (my health chief among them) to end my practice of offering a free sample per order. I had been doing that since I opened my shop over nine years ago, and simply have not been able to afford to do so.

I wanted to bring a luxury good to as many people as possible, and make as safe-ish as I could the practice of buying a fragrance online where you can't smell it, and I have been so grateful for the time I have been able to spend doing that. This is my middle ground, between keeping the free samples and raising my prices to keep up with inflation, and removing the free samples and not drowning under capitalism.

I appreciate your understanding and your support immensely. This is currently my only job due to my current location and the dangers of the pandemic. I am so grateful to all of you, and hope to see you 'round soon, and for many more years to come.

Personal requests:
We ask that you don't gender our fragrances. Fragrances take on the gender of their wearer at that moment in time (and there are far more than two genders), and therefore are themselves gender neutral. It would also make us feel safer if they didn't get a gender assigned to them.

We ask that you note if you aren't already aware that "gypsy" is a racial and ethnic slur used against the Romani people. "gyp" and "gypped" comes from this word and are also slurs. The word for us in English is Romani, and only Romani sellers have a right to use it and profit from the racist stereotypes associated with it here on Etsy, as it is still used to this day to discriminate against us, kick us out of countries, bulldoze our homes, and traffic us to this very day.

Thank you so much for the consideration, this helps make the world a safer place for trans and Romani consumers and creators! :)

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About CherrykasTrunk

Sales 6,316
On Etsy since 2013

The road so far...

About my Shop: The inspirations for my fragrances from my own life, whether it's places I've been, people I want to hug, and cool stuff I've smelled. Whenever possible, I try to use oils native to the areas I'm capturing in fragrance, or that would be worn or smelled on the people and items that I'm inspired by, in that particular time. I want to capture, as accurately as possible, how these people would smell walking through their world, and the smell of those worlds themselves.

I use jojoba, found in the Mojave, as my carrier oil. Jojoba has a 5+ year shelf life, can extend the life of other oils, and can act as a second skin while allowing the skin to breathe. I use high quality essential oils, key accords, and fragrance oils that I test extensively for accuracy of scents represented, longevity, and how well they mix with other fragrances. I also make my own blends, for such things as various fabrics, metals, or other items like pearls and teas, purely out of essential oils.

All of my fragrances are parfum concentration, meaning 20% to 30% aromatic oil to 80%-70% carrier oil.

None of my items are for resale, or use in other peoples' products.

The name of my shop is a pun, involving my love of cherries, and a word in High Speech, from In-World, known in Stephen King's The Dark Tower, which is "chary-ka".

My shop is a dedicated safe space.

Shop members

  • Derin

    Owner, Photographer, Maker

    Howdy, I'm Derin, a DID system. Our pronouns are (mostly) he/him/his and plural they, and I'm a Romani, Aniyvnwiya, Jewish, and Creole Two-Spirit person who loves to travel. I'm a desert witch, tour guide, and ranch hand.

  • Banan

    Inspiration

    Here's Banan! He's the inspiration for three of my scents thus far~

Production partners

  • E

    LA, CA

    E

  • Raven Belmont

    Las Vegas, NV

    One of my companions.

  • S

    LA, CA

    The froodiest dude to ever crawl out of a barrel.

  • T

    LA, CA

    T

  • W

    LA, CA

    W

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Sep 21, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Is this note/fragrance feminine/masculine/unisex?

All notes and fragrances are gender neutral. Firstly, there are more than two genders. Secondly, it's impossible for a fragrance to have a gender, or to work better with a specific gender. All fragrances can be worn by all people; it's simply a matter of what scents they prefer. I ask as a non-binary trans man that no one describe any of my fragrances in a gendered way, and thank them for their respect. :)

Will you make a fragrance inspired by (X)?

Probably! Please see both my Bespoke Exclusive Fragrance listing: https://www.etsy.com/listing/260236261/bespoke-exclusive-fragrance and my Sponsor a Fragrance listing: https://www.etsy.com/listing/499829732/sponsor-a-fragrance

Just send me a message and we'll discuss my making your fragrance idea further.

There are a few fragrances that I will not make for any reason (even if you're fictionkin, fictive, or have them as your headmate), due to safety concerns. Those include:

• Fragrances you've come up with ALL of the notes for already.
• Nazis and other fascists (this includes Hydra, a Nazi organization, & Templars, the Empire etc)
• Rapists (Eddie Gluskin included)
• John Winchester, Castiel, etc.
• Albert Wesker

I'm allergic to (X) ingredient and I want (Y) fragrance. Can you make a version without (X) ingredient?

I can do my best!

Please see both my Bespoke Exclusive Fragrance listing: https://www.etsy.com/listing/260236261/bespoke-exclusive-fragrance
... and my Sponsor a Fragrance listing: https://www.etsy.com/listing/499829732/sponsor-a-fragrance

We can also discuss other options for wearable fragrances.

Why won't you make X scent?

I) I'm a DID and natural multiple system of fictives, and pop culture practitioner.
II) "RAGE:
Sing, Goddess, Achilles' rage,
Black and murderous, that cost the Greeks
Incalculable pain, pitched countless souls
Of heroes into Hades' dark,
And left their bodies to rot as feasts
For dogs and birds, as Zeus' will was done.
Begin with the clash between Agamemnon--
The Greek warlord--and godlike Achilles."
-- Homer, The Iliad, Lines 1-9, Stanley Lombardo translation, 1997 Common Era

Do you offer refunds if my package was lost in the mail?

I'm afraid not.

When will my order ship out?

Etsy includes a real time tracking estimate in the body of every single listing, under Shipping and Return policies. If you hover over "Order placed", you'll get more information. Please check this information before placing an order.

Do you use water/alcohol/coconut oil/sweet almond oil/other non-jojoba oil as a carrier?

No. My fragrances use 100% pure jojoba oil as their carrier, in a parfum strength concentration, which is the strongest, safest concentration I can provide. Jojoba is the best carrier oil you can find. That is part of why these are priced as they are. 🤠

Why are your fragrances priced as they are?

My experience, the price of materials and shipping, Etsy fees, and the quality of materials I use, including making my own fragrance ingredients that can be found nowhere else. I try to keep my costs as low as possible to bring luxury goods to as many folks as I can, but this is my primary job, and I am obliged under capitalism to price my fragrances in a way that serves not to be an expensive hobby, but a profitable business that feeds my family and helps us to help others along the road. I am always happy to provide resources and education about the materials I use to share perfumery with all who are interested in it.

What are your credentials as a perfumer?

I've been a professional perfumer since 11 May 2013, and I've been working with and creating fragrances my entire life. I've been a witch my whole life (and a studying drabarni since 2016), and I am majoring in herbalism, which I hope to achieve a masters' degree in. I have been a professional wilderness survival guide focused on wildcrafting since early March 2013. I offer classes and consultation on desert survival (focusing on the flora of the Mojave and Sonoran) and perfume creation, and have done since 2016. I've worked in the outdoors with plants my entire life. I've also got scent-color synesthesia, which I hope lends an even more uncommon and magical element to my work. 🤠

Are your fragrances available in roller ball or spray bottles?

They are available in dabber bottles (sample sizes) and roller ball bottles (larger sizes). They are held in an oil carrier, not a water or alcohol carrier, so cannot be sprayed.