Historically inspired perfumes. Home of Dead Writers.

Seattle, Washington · 2073 Sales


Historically inspired perfumes. Home of Dead Writers.

Seattle, Washington 2073 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Note from shop owner Out of town through June 10. Please check for updates and Summer show schedule.

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Last updated on May 22, 2017

Out of town through June 10. Please check for updates and Summer show schedule.

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:


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Last updated on October 11, 2016
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:

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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.
Refunds and Exchanges
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.
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]

::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] (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:

:::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.