ImmortalPerfumes

Historically inspired perfumes. Home of Dead Writers.

Seattle, Washington · 2169 Sales

ImmortalPerfumes

Historically inspired perfumes. Home of Dead Writers.

Seattle, Washington 2169 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(713)

Announcement   **Please email hi [!at] immortalperfumes.com with questions as I don't check Etsy convos often, thanks!**

Formerly Sweet Tea Apothecary. Home of the Dead Writers line of literary scents and other historical characters.

Gold Medals at Seattle Artisan Fragrance Salon: Best in Salon, Best Aroma, Most Unique, Best New Product.

Available Sizes: 9ml - $30, 15ml - $50. All are perfume oils (essential and fragrance oils in a base of jojoba). 9ml and 15ml have a rollerball.

Shipping info: Due to high order volumes, orders will leave me between 5-7 days from when they were placed. After that the USPS takes an additional 3-5 days for domestic and up to 6 weeks for international (no longer shipping to China, Singapore, and Hong Kong due to issues with missing packages). If I've made a mistake or you experience a problem with your order, please let me know and I'm happy to fix it :)

NEW - COVEN COLLECTION

-Aleister - Night Queen, Spice, Palo Santo, Sandalwood, Egyptian Musk, Cypress, Opium, Bark
- Voodoo Queen - Black Cardamom, Saffron, Sage, Rose, Jasmine, Palo Santo, Cedar
- Weird Sister - Apricot, Yarrow, Belladonna*, Dragon's Blood, Labdanum, Wormwood, Dark Amber, Mimosa

*The Belladonna is a fragrance oil and will not hurt you*

PERFUME/COLOGNE OILS

- La Reine Antoinette: Moss, Rose, Bergamot, Jasmine
- Beatrix (A Dead Writer Perfume): Chamomile, Spanish Moss, Fire, Spruce, Dragon's Blood
- Boleyn: Vegan Civet, Champagne, Dragon's Blood, Violet
- Her Grace, The Duchess Georgiana: Black Tea, Lavender, Jasmine, Amber, Bergamot
- Madame Moustache: Vegan Egyptian Musk, Tobacco Pipe, Vanilla, Fire
- Lenore: Moroccan Rose, Oak Moss, Clove, Dragon's Blood
- Pamplemousse: Ginger, Bamboo, White Tea, Saffron, Grapefruit, Honey
- Pemberley - Rosewood, Coriander, Cedarwood, Honeysuckle, Hyacinth, Peony, Vetiver
- Remy: Saffron, Sandalwood, Honey, Lavender, Amber, Vanilla
- Archibald: Tobacco Pipe, Blood Orange, Vegan Egyptian Musk, Fir, Oak Moss
- Dead Writers: Heliotrope, Tobacco, Vetiver, Black Tea, Musk, Vanilla, Clove
- Dharma Bum: Cedarwood, Patchouli, Coffee, Sage, Opium, Bergamot, Clove
- VIII: Ambergris, Belladonna, Bay Leaf, Tobacco, Fire, Clovebud, Peru Balsam
- Ka'iulani: Hawaiian Sandalwood, Tuberose, Fern, Pink Jasmine, Coconut
- Lady Day: Tonka Bean, Opium, Hawaiian Sandalwood, Lily of the Valley, White Peach, Gardenia
- Sylvia: Cedarwood, Black Tea, Vanilla, Clove, Cassis, Fig
- Death in the Afternoon: Bay Leaf, Tobacco, Fennel, Bergamot, Champagne, Sandalwood, Egyptian Musk, Clovebud

LITERARY LOVERS
- Hades - belladonna, amber, oak moss, orris, opium, cypress, and narcissus.

- Persephone - ylang ylang, sweetgrass, white musk, sandalwood, and pomegranate

- Heathcliff - amber, leather, labdanum, white patchouli, cedar, myrhh, saffron, and chocolate

- Catherine - white musk, amber, English Ivy, frangipani, rain, white patchouli, and heather

- Montague - myrhh, labdanum, dark amber, and Moroccan Rose

- Capulet - tonka bean, white patchouli, amber, pear, and magnolia

**Thoreau, Clara, Victoria, and Maynard have been discontinued**

::Are all of your perfumes 100% natural?::
No, and despite what you may have heard that’s not a bad thing. Here are the reasons why I’m proud to use a mix of fragrance and essential oils. First, some essential oils come from animals which I don't believe in harming for the sake of a luxury like perfume (musk, ambergris, civet). Secondly, not all essential oils exist. If you want to smell like gardenias and chocolate, you'll be wearing a fragrance oil. Third, fragrance oils get a bad rap for being man made. However, what a lot of people don’t realize is that essential oils, while natural, are heavily concentrated and can be very irritating (many of them are medicinal after all). That is actually the reason why synthetic fragrance oils were introduced to perfume in the first place, a desire to keep irritants down (in fact in the European Union there are new guidelines that forbid certain natural scents such as oak moss). Some people are very sensitive to synthetic fragrance but please note if that’s you, you should also be careful around essential oils as well or at least make sure that the concentration is low and always keep these oils away from your face especially. The last reason is economics. Natural ingredients are very costly. As a small time shop it's not possible for me to spend large amounts of money for small amounts of ingredients (although I hope in the future to be able to carry a line of 100% naturals for my customers who desire that). These savings are passed on to the customer in that I offer mid-range prices. All perfumes are made with a mix of essential oils, fragrance oils, and Jojoba oil. That's it, nothing else added. None of this is to say that I think botanical vs. fragrance oil is inherently better than the other, just trying to do my part to dispel the myth that perfumes with fragrance oils are bad because they don’t use the word “natural.” In the meantime, if you're looking for a 100% botanical perfume, there are several excellent perfumers I would be happy to recommend.

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Announcement

Last updated on Mar 8, 2018

**Please email hi [!at] immortalperfumes.com with questions as I don't check Etsy convos often, thanks!**

Formerly Sweet Tea Apothecary. Home of the Dead Writers line of literary scents and other historical characters.

Gold Medals at Seattle Artisan Fragrance Salon: Best in Salon, Best Aroma, Most Unique, Best New Product.

Available Sizes: 9ml - $30, 15ml - $50. All are perfume oils (essential and fragrance oils in a base of jojoba). 9ml and 15ml have a rollerball.

Shipping info: Due to high order volumes, orders will leave me between 5-7 days from when they were placed. After that the USPS takes an additional 3-5 days for domestic and up to 6 weeks for international (no longer shipping to China, Singapore, and Hong Kong due to issues with missing packages). If I've made a mistake or you experience a problem with your order, please let me know and I'm happy to fix it :)

NEW - COVEN COLLECTION

-Aleister - Night Queen, Spice, Palo Santo, Sandalwood, Egyptian Musk, Cypress, Opium, Bark
- Voodoo Queen - Black Cardamom, Saffron, Sage, Rose, Jasmine, Palo Santo, Cedar
- Weird Sister - Apricot, Yarrow, Belladonna*, Dragon's Blood, Labdanum, Wormwood, Dark Amber, Mimosa

*The Belladonna is a fragrance oil and will not hurt you*

PERFUME/COLOGNE OILS

- La Reine Antoinette: Moss, Rose, Bergamot, Jasmine
- Beatrix (A Dead Writer Perfume): Chamomile, Spanish Moss, Fire, Spruce, Dragon's Blood
- Boleyn: Vegan Civet, Champagne, Dragon's Blood, Violet
- Her Grace, The Duchess Georgiana: Black Tea, Lavender, Jasmine, Amber, Bergamot
- Madame Moustache: Vegan Egyptian Musk, Tobacco Pipe, Vanilla, Fire
- Lenore: Moroccan Rose, Oak Moss, Clove, Dragon's Blood
- Pamplemousse: Ginger, Bamboo, White Tea, Saffron, Grapefruit, Honey
- Pemberley - Rosewood, Coriander, Cedarwood, Honeysuckle, Hyacinth, Peony, Vetiver
- Remy: Saffron, Sandalwood, Honey, Lavender, Amber, Vanilla
- Archibald: Tobacco Pipe, Blood Orange, Vegan Egyptian Musk, Fir, Oak Moss
- Dead Writers: Heliotrope, Tobacco, Vetiver, Black Tea, Musk, Vanilla, Clove
- Dharma Bum: Cedarwood, Patchouli, Coffee, Sage, Opium, Bergamot, Clove
- VIII: Ambergris, Belladonna, Bay Leaf, Tobacco, Fire, Clovebud, Peru Balsam
- Ka'iulani: Hawaiian Sandalwood, Tuberose, Fern, Pink Jasmine, Coconut
- Lady Day: Tonka Bean, Opium, Hawaiian Sandalwood, Lily of the Valley, White Peach, Gardenia
- Sylvia: Cedarwood, Black Tea, Vanilla, Clove, Cassis, Fig
- Death in the Afternoon: Bay Leaf, Tobacco, Fennel, Bergamot, Champagne, Sandalwood, Egyptian Musk, Clovebud

LITERARY LOVERS
- Hades - belladonna, amber, oak moss, orris, opium, cypress, and narcissus.

- Persephone - ylang ylang, sweetgrass, white musk, sandalwood, and pomegranate

- Heathcliff - amber, leather, labdanum, white patchouli, cedar, myrhh, saffron, and chocolate

- Catherine - white musk, amber, English Ivy, frangipani, rain, white patchouli, and heather

- Montague - myrhh, labdanum, dark amber, and Moroccan Rose

- Capulet - tonka bean, white patchouli, amber, pear, and magnolia

**Thoreau, Clara, Victoria, and Maynard have been discontinued**

::Are all of your perfumes 100% natural?::
No, and despite what you may have heard that’s not a bad thing. Here are the reasons why I’m proud to use a mix of fragrance and essential oils. First, some essential oils come from animals which I don't believe in harming for the sake of a luxury like perfume (musk, ambergris, civet). Secondly, not all essential oils exist. If you want to smell like gardenias and chocolate, you'll be wearing a fragrance oil. Third, fragrance oils get a bad rap for being man made. However, what a lot of people don’t realize is that essential oils, while natural, are heavily concentrated and can be very irritating (many of them are medicinal after all). That is actually the reason why synthetic fragrance oils were introduced to perfume in the first place, a desire to keep irritants down (in fact in the European Union there are new guidelines that forbid certain natural scents such as oak moss). Some people are very sensitive to synthetic fragrance but please note if that’s you, you should also be careful around essential oils as well or at least make sure that the concentration is low and always keep these oils away from your face especially. The last reason is economics. Natural ingredients are very costly. As a small time shop it's not possible for me to spend large amounts of money for small amounts of ingredients (although I hope in the future to be able to carry a line of 100% naturals for my customers who desire that). These savings are passed on to the customer in that I offer mid-range prices. All perfumes are made with a mix of essential oils, fragrance oils, and Jojoba oil. That's it, nothing else added. None of this is to say that I think botanical vs. fragrance oil is inherently better than the other, just trying to do my part to dispel the myth that perfumes with fragrance oils are bad because they don’t use the word “natural.” In the meantime, if you're looking for a 100% botanical perfume, there are several excellent perfumers I would be happy to recommend.

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J.T. Siems

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Historically inspired perfume

Hello and welcome! My name is JT Siems and I am the perfumer behind Immortal Perfumes, Historically Inspired Perfumes.

So how did Immortal Perfumes begin, you ask? As a reader, a writer, and a lover of history, I found myself excited by the idea of writing about, and teaching people about, history's most famous ladies and gents. Combining my hobby of blending my own perfumes, I decided to take the thought experiment to the next level and began creating my perfumes based on what I imagined those heroes of history would have worn.

All of my perfume blends are original recipes made from a mix of essential and fragrance oils. None of the oils used in this shop are derived from animals. Every bottle is handmade by me in my Seattle studio.

So whether you're just looking to smell nice or you love Queen Victoria and Marie Antoinette, I hope you enjoy Immortal Perfumes!

If you would like to read more about my musings on literature, history, scent, and the power of memory, check out this blog post I wrote for Ethos Journal: http://www.ethosreview.org/cultural-interventions/deconstructing-scent-musings-on-history-literature-memory/

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Last updated on May 23, 2018
Hello and welcome to my shop.

I make all of my perfume blends by hand, one drop at a time. You may notice that each perfume is named after a historical or literary figure – many of whom are tragic or tragically flawed. I create all of the perfumes with these personalities in mind. History and literature have always been keen interests in my life and I decided to dedicate my perfumes to all those who dream big and live large.

**My perfumes are made with a mix of essential oils and fragrance oils. See below for more details.**

To learn more about perfume (tutorials on how to make it etc) check out my blog: http://immortalperfumes.com/

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or 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)
It's always a good idea to try a sample before investing in a larger, more expensive size, but that being said, if you really hate your perfume let me know and we'll find a way to work it out. Same goes for any damages in shipping. Customer service is very important to me so I will do my best to make sure that you are satisfied.
Payment
Paypal - please pay within 7 days or the transaction will be cancelled.

Now offering Direct Checkout.
Shipping
For US domestic orders, I ship United States First Class Mail. All items are shipped in glass bottles so insurance is always recommended but not required. If you would like insurance please put a note in the message to seller. If you don't receive your item within 1.5 weeks from the date it is marked as shipped, please feel free to convo me so we can work it out. If you are ordering something and it is time sensitive, please communicate with me BEFORE purchasing as I have a 3-5 day processing time due to high order volumes.

For international clients, I ship United States First Class Mail with the caveat that you are responsible for all customs fees, tariffs or government fees. I am sorry for the inconvenience, but I cannot mark your item a gift. If you don't receive your item within 6 weeks of being marked shipped, let me know and we'll see if we can't track it down.
Additional policies and FAQs
::Turnaround time::
5-7 days for order processing and an additional 3-5 days for domestic shipping. International shipping can take up to 6 weeks.

::Sales Tax::
Applied to all orders in Washington.

::Are all of your perfumes 100% natural?::
No, and despite what you may have heard that’s not a bad thing. Here are the reasons why I’m proud to use a mix of fragrance and essential oils. First, some essential oils come from animals which I don't believe in harming for the sake of a luxury like perfume (musk, ambergris, civet). Secondly, not all essential oils exist. If you want to smell like gardenias and chocolate, you'll be wearing a fragrance oil. Third, fragrance oils get a bad rap for being man made. However, what a lot of people don’t realize is that essential oils, while natural, are heavily concentrated and can be very irritating (many of them are medicinal after all). That is actually the reason why synthetic fragrance oils were introduced to perfume in the first place, a desire to keep irritants down (in fact in the European Union there are new guidelines that forbid certain natural scents such as oak moss). Some people are very sensitive to synthetic fragrance but please note if that’s you, you should also be careful around essential oils as well or at least make sure that the concentration is low and always keep these oils away from your face especially. The last reason is economics. Natural ingredients are very costly. As a small time shop it's not possible for me to spend large amounts of money for small amounts of ingredients (although I hope in the future to be able to carry a line of 100% naturals for my customers who desire that). These savings are passed on to the customer in that I offer mid-range prices. All perfumes are made with a mix of essential oils, fragrance oils, and Jojoba oil. That's it, nothing else added. None of this is to say that I think botanical vs. fragrance oil is inherently better than the other, just trying to do my part to dispel the myth that perfumes with fragrance oils are bad because they don’t use the word “natural.” In the meantime, if you're looking for a 100% botanical perfume, there are several excellent perfumers I would be happy to recommend.

::Proper application::
Coco Chanel said that you should wear perfume wherever you want to be kissed. This is true, just make sure that's externally only. Apply liberally to pressure points such as your wrists, neck, and behind your ears (no, really it smells nice and the Jojoba feels good back there). With all perfumes, make sure to test on a small patch of skin before going straight for the jugular - it would be unfortunate to find out you're allergic after rubbing it all over your skin.

::Do you do wholesale?::
I have both bulk pricing rates (10-30+ bottles), and wholesale rates starting at 60 bottles. Please inquire via email: hi [!at] immortalperfumes.com

::Will you sponsor my charity/event? Will you provide samples for review?::
I love working with charities and artists but can only sponsor a few events per season. For consideration for either a sponsorship or a review, please email hi [!at] immortalperfumes.com (please don't send requests via Facebook or Twitter, it's harder to keep track of). In your email please describe your event or website, what your goals are, what you need from me, and links to your website and social media sites. I do my best to honor as many as I can but it's not always possible. Looking forward to working with you!

Any questions I haven’t thought of? Convo me! I like to talk. You can also reach me via Facebook, Twitter, or my blog: http://immortalperfumes.com/

:::Legal disclaimer because I prefer not to get sued:::
None of my fragrances or balms should ever be ingested. Keep out of reach of children and animals, and if you are pregnant it’s not a good idea to use essential oils. Additionally, essential oils are very potent and can cause allergies or rashes. Always test a fragrance (mine or anyone else’s) on a small patch of skin to make sure that it won’t bother you.

Now that I have covered myself legally and probably scared you, I can tell you that I have extremely sensitive skin and a sickly disposition and I have never had any rash or allergy from my perfumes.

Privacy Policy and Personal Data
Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data. Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. By visiting Immortal Perfumes or placing an order on this site, you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.

Information Collected

To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (in a note at checkout or an email about your order), if you contact me directly.

Why Immortal Perfumes Needs Your Information and How It Is Used

Immortal Perfumes relies on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

as needed to provide services, such as when your information is used to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law;
To maintain my own accounts and records; and
To inform you of news, events, activities and services running at Immortal Perfumes
Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about customers is important to the functioning of this business. Your personal information is shared for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

Service providers. Immortal Perfumes engages certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.

Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.
Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU

I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction.

Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, JT Siems owner of Immortal Perfumes, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at hi [at] immortalperfumes [dot] com.