BoticaBotanica

Handmade, small batch, botanical fragrance & skincare

Portland, Oregon | 271 Sales

BoticaBotanica

Handmade, small batch, botanical fragrance & skincare

Portland, Oregon 271 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars (72)

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Last updated on Dec 15, 2018

Free standard domestic shipping through the end of the year with orders of $30 or more! Use code HOLIDAYSHIPPING2018 at check out. Last day to order for items to arrive before Dec. 25th is Dec. 20th (domestic shipping)!
Follow Botica on Instagram: https://instagram.com/botica_botanica/
Like Botica on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BoticaBotanicaPDX
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>>Botica Natural Fragrance<<

I’ve always wished I were a perfume person. I like the idea of having a “scent”-- some smell that people associate with you; kind of a part of your identity. Scent has always played a very strong role in evoking vivid memories for me. Often times, smelling something familiar will bring back many more details about a place, person, or situation than even looking at a photo might.
The problem is, I can’t stand most perfume. The chemicals burn my nose and throat, most of them smell “fake” to me. And it seems that all the worst of people’s perfumes and colognes are often invading my personal space.
A few years ago I happened upon book at the library about natural perfumery. The author wrote a lot about the relationship we have had with scent throughout time. I was fascinated by the natural ingredients described and how deep our history with scent goes. I began reading more books on perfumery, natural perfume materials, and aromatherapy. I decided to gather a basic few essential oils and mess around with creating some unique combinations. I loved getting to know the qualities of each essential oil and imagining how two or more of them would compliment and interact with each other. I began to expand my collection of essential oils and other natural perfumery materials, and with that, my range of experimentation.
I love the fact that I’m working with materials that come from the natural world. I’ve always been drawn to smells that exist in the wilderness. Trees, dirt, rain, flowers. Crushing leaves and pine needles between my fingers to get at their fragrance.
It’s so fun and challenging to try to recreate a specific scent from one of my childhood memories, evoke a certain place, or formulate the smell of something in nature that may not be available among the raw materials used in natural perfumery.
I want to create a unique experience for those who wear and smell my fragrances, using all-natural and beneficial ingredients. I want it to be a personal experience -- shared only with those who are close, not everyone within a 15 foot radius.
The personal and intimate nature of natural fragrances is part of what makes them so special. The scent will not fill a room. These fragrances remain close to the body for the enjoyment of the wearer, and those who are near to them. These scents will last anywhere from 3 to 8 hours, depending on the ingredients used to create each scent.. Think of re-application as a personal ritual -- taking a moment out of your day to make yourself feel (and smell) good.
Find Botica products in Portland at all Tender Loving Empire locations, Cactus in Montavilla, Darling Letter Press on SE Foster Rd & Zuzu Salon on NE Alberta!

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  • Reyna

    Owner, Creator, Perfumer

    I love to research, explore, experiment, and create. I am very fond of and intrigued by the deeper discussion that can be had about scent and memory, and enjoy attempting to evoke places, experiences, people, and feelings through fragrance.

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Last updated on March 28, 2017
Botica is hand blended, small batch natural fragrance conceived and created in one tiny bedroom of one tiny house by the train tracks that run through Portland, Oregon. As a self-taught perfumer, I use scent to create feeling (and vice versa, in fact). After having read several fascinating books on the art and history of natural perfumery, In 2011, I began to mix my own olfactory magic. After much experimentation, obsession, further study on the subject, and countless custom blends for friends and family, Botica was born.
Botica scents are made using all-natural essential oils, concretes, absolutes and resins. These materials are mixed into a base of pure, nourishing apricot kernel oil. Beeswax and raw coconut oil are added for solid perfumes.
Inspired by experiences had and experiences wished for, by times long past and times that have yet to come, by wanderlust and by travel, by nature and by the city, by nature in the city. Botica will take you somewhere you are not, or help you appreciate where you are.

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Returns and exchanges
I do not accept returns, generally, as I cannot resell my products once they have been used, even slightly. An exception would be made, of course, if there was an error on my part. In that case, we could do an exchange, and I would cover the shipping cost for the return, and the new item shipping out.
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Contact me directly with inquiries regarding wholesale or consignment of my products.