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Luxury Hand Crafted Perfume Oils, Musks, Attars & Ouds

London, United Kingdom

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Ziza Aroma Scales (ZAS) - Interpretation Guide

Here at Ziza, we wanted to convey deeper meaning about each of our products with more than just words.

And so, after much consideration and discussion within the family we decided to take all our various ideas to some professional consultants here in London. It all went back and forth quite a bit, and the results of the entire process are what we call our ‘Aroma Scales’.

You’ll find that each one of our fragrances have their own unique markers on a uniform set of scales represented as visual graphic on their respective product listings.

This short article aims to help you better understand our intended meanings with each of the 5 scales, which are: Inclination, Mood, Notation, Season and Aura.

Once all 5 scales are read and understood together for any particular Ziza fragrance, the resulting interpretation can be very insightful and unique.

Please bear in mind that just as with visual arts and music, tastes in fragrances and all their components can be quite subjective. And so, here at Ziza, we have given our own views about our scents, as well as in relation to asking over 100 people from all kinds of backgrounds.
They have all contributed to the Ziza Aroma Scales shown for each of our fragrances.

Nonetheless, there can be no absolutes in this regard. Everyone’s opinion has meaning, including yours.

• Inclination

An indication of where any particular fragrance sits in-between sweet and savoury.

Many of our scents bear different balances between these two states; but there are some that may sit heavily on either end of this particular scale. The style of nectar may be in terms of different fruits, honey, caramel, blossoms or otherwise. There are scores of different spices used within our products; such as cinnamon, saffron or nutmeg. Aromas of all the different kinds of spices used by all cultures on our planet are employed in our selection of fragrances.

• Mood

A fragrance can be calming or exciting; soothing or stimulating; at ease or flirtatious.

And we also think that an aroma can be an expression of somewhere in between these two general states that relate to so many different words. The Ziza mood scale is a representation of the general mood of the scent itself.
And therefore, amongst all different Ziza fragrances, there are many choices of different signals you may wish emit, regardless of how you choose to comport at any given time in any given setting.

• Notation

This Ziza scale can tell you in general where a particular fragrance sits between being ‘heavy’ or ‘light’.

The world of perfume in general would have us all know that for any given fragrance, there are top notes, heart (middle) notes, and base notes. There is a seemingly never-ending amount of reference and resource material on this very subject out there.
At Ziza, we thought it might be easier to express this same system in terms that mostly anyone can understand that’s synonymous with hi-fi sound. There’s the bottom end, the mids and the highs.
In this context, examples of bass notes are: cedarwood, patchouli and oak moss. Examples of mid notes are Jasmine, Peach and Ylang Ylang. Examples of treble notes in this context are: orange zest, lavender and sage.
Now please bear in mind, there may be up to 20 or more different notes in each of our fragrances; all completely non-synthetic, harvested, distilled and purified by hand.
And so we went on to think, that for any given fragrance, if we were to identify all the particular notes within the complete notation set, and then take an average of their positioning… we’d be able to give that very indication on one visual scale. Et voila!

• Season

This Ziza scale may be misunderstood upon first glance, but we feel it’s a very important aspect of our overall Aroma Scales for every Ziza fragrance.

This is a representation of the season that the scent itself represents. It is spring, summer, autumn or winter in a little bottle.

It is by no means a suggestion by us of which season is best in which to wear the particular fragrance, since we believe there is no such thing. And we would never presume to tell anyone such a thing!
It may very well be the start of Winter as you’re reading this, and this evening you wish to smell of Autumn. It could be a glorious Spring morning, and you wish to smell like Summer.
We think that any particular fragrance, whether a Ziza product or by any other perfumery in the world can represent a particular season of the year: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.
And just as there are 12 months of each year, and numerous days for each month, so it is that our season scale is an entire spectrum and not just 4 set markers.

• Aura

At Ziza, we believe that luxury fragrances are almost magical.

They’re capable of instantly transporting us to other places and times, real or imagined. They wield power to enable us to instantly recall deeply cherished memories… or imprint powerful new ones. They can change our very states of conscious being within a mere second.
We’re in the craft of wanting you to be distinctly noticed; and at the very least, a Ziza fragrance is sure to entice all around you.
Some of us prefer subtlety. Some of us prefer all out razzmatazz!
This Ziza scale, like the others, is for everyone; and it’s there to provide you with an indication of how powerful a spell you may very well end up casting on those around you.

We would like to respectfully point out that the Ziza Aroma Scales (ZAS) diagram as a whole, its contents (graphical and textual) and this written guide are lawfully the intellectual property and copyright of Ziza En Fleur Ltd, © 2019. We assert that they are works of creativity comprised of ideas, concepts, principles and discoveries belonging to us. No parts of our diagrams or any related text may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, digital, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior consent via written permission from us. In all of these respects, we choose to assert all of our rights.

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Frequently asked questions
What kind of ingredients are in Ziza products?

All Ziza fragrances contain distillates selected from hundreds upon hundreds of ingredients of the following main categories (in no particular order):

• Flowers
• Fruits
• Roots
• Mosses
• Barks
• Woods
• Spices
• Salts
• Resins
• Herbs

All ingredients falling into all categories here are Vegan.

How are Essential Oils related to Ziza products?

All Ziza fragrances are customised blends of numerous natural oils in different measures, derived from the spectacular variety of ingredients listed above: all found within nature. The distillation processes for all ingredients in these listed categories contain zero chemicals and/or other synthetic substances.

The essential oils that are used in all Ziza products are very highly concentrated forms of aromas extracted from their respective natural ingredients. For example, it may take up to 10,000 individual rose flowers to be distilled to fill a single 5ml bottle with pure Rose essential oil.

What Is Attar / Ittar?

These are both variations of the same word whose general translation from Arabic means “perfume”.

They are mostly always comprised of purely natural distillates (ie. without use of any chemicals) of flowers, herbs, spices and the other main categories of ingredients listed above in this FAQ. At Ziza, absolutely all of our Attars are created without any chemical processes.

An extensive definition can be referenced at Wikipedia under the word “Ittar”.

What is Oud / Oudh?

This is a very special type of fragrant dark resinous wood from specific types of trees in different geographical locations around the world.

Oud is also generally known as Agarwood, Aloeswood or Gharuwood. First-grade Agarwood is one of the most expensive natural raw materials in the world. Technically, Oud doesn’t refer to a category of fragrances (just the same as Musk), but rather is a highly revered ingredient out of many that can be used in the making of any particular Attar / Perfume.

An extensive definition can be referenced at Wikipedia under the word “Agarwood”.

Are all Ziza products really Alcohol free?

Yes.

No alcohol is contained in any of the ingredients of our products. No alcohol has been used in any of the processes in the making of all of our products.

All Ziza products contain highly concentrated all-natural aromatic constituents that do not require perfumers’ alcohol of any kind for their distilling, thinning, binding or reasons otherwise.

What is Musk?

Musk is a class of aromatic substances that include secretions from animals such as the musk deer, numerous plants emitting similar fragrances and artificial substances of similar scent. Natural musk was used extensively in perfumery until the late 19th century when economic and ethical motives led to the adoption of synthetic musk, which is now used almost exclusively around the world in the productions of any types of fragrances.

Technically, Musk doesn’t refer to a category of fragrances (just the same as Oud), but rather is a highly desired ingredient out of many that can be used in the making of any particular Attar / Perfume.

Please be aware that there are no animal related Musks in any Ziza products, nor will there ever be.

Does Vegan really mean Vegan?

Yes.

All ingredients within any of our products are not from or related in any way to any kind of animal.

“100% Vegan Product” is printed on all our fragrance boxes without exception.

What Postage Service is used to send Ziza products to my location?

All UK Free deliveries are sent by Royal Mail 1st Class Tracked and Signed For service. This is inclusive in the prices you see listed for all items in our shop if you are a UK customer; there are no hidden charges or extras to pay.

For all other international destinations that we currently elect to send to, we also use UK Royal Mail, and this is also a Tracked and Signed for service. In this way, we have the highest probable assurance that your package will get to you safely and accounted for.

We respectfully decline to use any delivery services that may be more cost-effective, so that we can ensure a consistent high level of customer service and assured delivery.

You don't seem to be selling your products to my country. Will you consider doing so?

If any particular country is currently not showing as a possibilty for delivery of Ziza products, please contact us and we'll look into whether we can make the necessary arrangements.

You may be asked to kindly provide your full exact address to us privately in advance, so we can check if there are likely to be any issues in sending our products to your specific location.

We're always trying to ensure a high level of customer service and want to provide the best consumer experience possible. We thank you for your understanding and patience in these matters.

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Best practice for storage of our products are in a cool dry place, out of direct sunlight when idle.

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At present, we sell all of our Luxury Oils in 3ml size only.

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We are currently exploring custom-made Crystal bottle solutions for larger sizes of 6ml and 12ml of the Overture Range and other fragrances from our complete catalogue of over 80 titles to become available via out Etsy Shop in the near future.

Other 3ml fragrances outside of the Overture Range will become available soon. Please keep checking back.