DeepMidnightPerfumes

Artisan Perfume Oils

Minneapolis, Minnesota · 10401 Sales

DeepMidnightPerfumes

Artisan Perfume Oils

Minneapolis, Minnesota 10401 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(4625)

Shop owner

Catrianna

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DeepMidnightPerfumes is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner Hello, Dear Customers and Friends! The shop is on vacation beginning July 1st. All orders have shipped on time or earlier than normal, with the tracking information being sent to your Etsy account tab and email. If you have any questions, please feel free to convo me and I will answer within 48 hours. With much love---Cat :) XOXO

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 6, 2017

Hello, Dear Customers and Friends! The shop is on vacation beginning July 1st. All orders have shipped on time or earlier than normal, with the tracking information being sent to your Etsy account tab and email. If you have any questions, please feel free to convo me and I will answer within 48 hours. With much love---Cat :) XOXO

Catrianna

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Catrianna

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(4625)
Sarah Draper

Sarah Draper on Jul 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Love that this incredibly kind and talented shop owner contributes to charity. The sugar series is absolutely amazing and I am especially in love with midnight sugar which somehow reminds me of Christmas without being a "Christmas" scent. It's just a hint. Outrageously good stuff. My kid and I love it and I will only ever buy perfume from here! 110% A++ Two thumbs up tripley recommended!

Connie Green

Connie Green on Jul 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Loved every sample and ordered some in full bottles. Cute and secure packaging of the little vials. They never leak and I can stash them in my bag.

Connie Green

Connie Green on Jul 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I received this as part of the triple moon sampler set in my very first order. I bought the full size because I loved the dark sexiness of it. Great evening scent!

Connie Green

Connie Green on Jul 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Blind buy on a full bottle. Super delicious dark rich and dirty chocolate smell. It's very chocolatey and musky, a unique scent I love. Sexy and it does have the edginess of the woods and peppercorn. Really enjoy it.

Connie Green

Connie Green on Jul 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Delicious and feminine. It does take you away to a time past with tropical tones. It reminds me of a musical we did in college theater, South Pacific. Beautiful for summer too.

Connie Green

Connie Green on Jul 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Blind buy again on a full bottle from a recommendation from a perfume forum. This is really unique and strange in a very good way. I keep sniffing my wrist over and over. One woman in the forum said it brings her right to Louisiana in her mind when she wears it. I've never been so I don't know if it smells like that there, but I sure do love this scent combination.

Connie Green

Connie Green on Jul 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

A totally gorgeous sweet exotic floral. It feels ancient and modern both at once. I had a sample from before and needed a bottle for summer!

Connie Green

Connie Green on Jul 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Loved each sample! Will get full sizes when the shop reopens. My favorite was Lorelei's treasure.

Connie Green

Connie Green on Jul 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful feminine scent that does remind you of an elf maiden! Feminine woodsy floral. I had a sample from the first order and had to get full size. The Jasmine in this is my perfect Jasmine!

Connie Green

Connie Green on Jul 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Wow, wow! Super sexy vanilla and dark florals. Just the right amount of patchouli. My boyfriend wants me to wear this a lot!! I love it so much! My second order from here and all the items I ordered were superb. Cat has great communication and service. Everyone I know that buys here, raves about her scents, stories, photos. So unique and just great fun! I'll be back for more.

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About

“The World is Full of Magic Things, Patiently Waiting for Our Senses to Grow Sharper.”

Deep Midnight Perfumes: "Bringing History, Fantasy, Legends and Lore alive to tantalize your senses! " ™

"Perfume oils became my way of telling a story in a unique medium. I want my scents to transport the wearer to another time and place—just as they would be by reading a good book or looking at a fine painting—because of the strong interaction between scent and memory. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and I believe a scent is worth ten thousand." ---Cat Marx, from the Interview with Middle Earth News.

Greetings! My name is Cat, and I am the owner of Deep Midnight Perfumes, an indie perfumery located in Minneapolis, MN. I am passionate about creating fascinating fragrances and I love sharing this grand obsession with my customers. I adore creating perfumes that are unique and deeply complex in character and others that are enchanting in their simplicity. When I describe my blends, I want each perfume I create to tell a scented story.... to create a dreamscape in your mind that will connect with your sense of smell and transport you to where you want to go. I am inspired by the fantasy genre, a variety of historical eras, people and characters - both real and imaginary, places of old, legends, lore, literature, romance, spiritual arts, and theater.

I started creating perfume oils in 1996 and sold them at local artist co-ops and boutiques. Over the years I discovered etsy, and here I am! I spend a lot of time thinking about the unique scents I want to create, and what feelings I want to evoke through the sense of smell. Often the creative process turns into a dialogue between me and the scent. I coax its story out of it, asking it about its environment, the things that are around it, and what story it begs to be told. I find myself adding notes that I never anticipated or considered at the beginning of the process because of this dialogue. It’s all part of the joy, satisfaction, and surprise of creating. Creating a perfume oil blend and perfecting it can take me several months. I am constantly experimenting and trying usual combinations and I literally dream of scents day and night! My customers come from 20 different countries and have also included stars of movies and TV, directors, and authors, some of whom I have been fortunate enough to meet in person.

My perfumes are vegan, preservative free, alcohol free, and cruelty free. My carrier base is beautiful scent free organic jojoba oil from plants grown in the USA. Jojoba oil is the gold standard of carrier oils. I use both fragrance oils and essential oils of premium quality in my blends. All of my ingredient sources also pledge to be vegan and cruelty free. My bottles and tester vials are solid amber or cobalt blue glass to keep the perfumes from being damaged by sunlight and ambient room light.

Most recently I have worked in the field of Chinese/Eastern Medicine and alternative health therapies, but I also have college degrees in Anthropology, History, and Legal Studies, as well as a background in English Literature and Chemistry and these studies have contributed to my perfume inspirations.

I have a great love for animals, and I donate a portion of my monthly sales to the animal charities I support. Donating to these charities is something very important to me. I believe we can all make a difference in this world by caring for the environment, and the people and animals within it.

I love educating my customers on what to look for in perfumes and the chemistry behind the processes. I am happy to answer any questions they may have. I appreciate my customers and enjoy interacting with them. I believe in excellence in customer care, personalized service, and the highest quality products.

I hope you enjoy the perfumes that I love to create for you.

With Gratitude, Joy, and Love---- Cat

Photo credits: Thanks to everyone!
Cat and workshop, bodycream photos: Katina and Katya of Crowning Images
Perfume photos: Jen Perez of Jupiter's Haven
Sampler Set photo: Cat Marx of Deep Midnight Perfumes

Shop members

  • Cat

    Owner, Perfumer

    Perfumer, Storyteller, Artisan, Photographer.

  • Jack

    Assistant

    Shipping Assistant, Marketing, Inventory Control

  • Vincent

    Legal Staff

    Legal Counsel, Business Accounting, Trademark and Copyright Protection

Shop policies

Last updated on July 14, 2017
Welcome to Deep Midnight Perfumes!
"Perfume Oils inspired by Fantasy, History, Legends and Lore! "™

All perfumes are Vegan, Preservative Free, Alcohol Free and Cruelty Free.
All scents are created lovingly by hand with the highest quality essential and/or fragrance oils and organic jojoba oil. Please enjoy your visit to the shop.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Payment
~~ We accept PayPal and major credit cards. We are sorry, but we DO NOT accept checks or money orders. Payment is in advance and in full.
Discounts will be offered to customers on subsequent orders who choose PAYPAL as a payment choice.

-- We are not accepting guest checkout at this time. Please order using a created Etsy account or your order may be cancelled. Thank you for your understanding.

***DEEP MIDNIGHT PERFUMES RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CANCEL ORDERS AND ISSUE REFUNDS FOR ANY REASON.*** If you are rude or abusive as a customer to me in private on etsy or in public forums, try to run scams, break my copyright or IP regulations in any way, Deep Midnight Perfumes has the right to cancel your order, issue a refund, and refuse future purchases from you.

~~ CUSTOMERS CANNOT CANCEL ORDERS ONCE THE PRODUCT HAS SHIPPED. THANK YOU.
Shipping
~~Your full name is required on your shipping address. Deep Midnight will NOT ship to an address that does not have a customer's full name attached to it. Please do not use initials, your name of your business or leave off your first or last name. Your order will be cancelled if you do not provide these.

~~ Shipping times vary due to the seasons. Each bottle and vial is filled from the small batch decant FRESH FOR YOU, please allow at least 7 BUSINESS days before shipping. We always notify customers of parcel shipment.

~~ Shipping is through USPS first class mail and International First Class Mail. Please see the shipping charts in each listing. First class mail to the USA takes between 2-5 business days for delivery AFTER WE SHIP OUT. International times vary by country and take between 10-21 business days. When ordering during the Holiday Seasons, please take into consideration additional length of shipping times.

~~ Once your order leaves our place of business, Deep Midnight Perfumes is not responsible for what the post office does with it. We ship orders on or before the shipping due date. Deep Midnight is not responsible for orders lost in the mail. Please do not leave negative feedback for the shop based on a post office problem, in fact that is against etsy buyer feedback policy if you do.
All packages are sent with a USPS tracking number. Thank you.

~~ Deep Midnight Perfumes is NOT responsible for the customer providing an incorrect shipping address through etsy and paypal. Customers MUST provide the correct shipping address, we will not be responsible for orders going to the wrong address due to customer error.

~~ Items are packed VERY carefully, however the post office is not always gentle. With that it mind, Deep Midnight Perfumes is not responsible for your package in any way once it leaves this facility. If you feel you need insurance for your package, please contact us to arrange this prior to shipment.

~~ International Customers: Please do not ask us to lie on customs forms. We will not do that; it can put our business in jeopardy. We are also not responsible for problems with customs in your country or any duty or customs fees you must pay. Customs fees are the sole responsibility of the customer or purchaser.**

~~ WE MAY REQUIRE SIGNATURE DELIVERY FOR PACKAGES SHIPPING TO A PLACE OF BUSINESS OR OTHER NON PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS. THE ADDITIONAL COST WILL BE THE CUSTOMER'S RESPONSIBILITY.
Refunds and Exchanges
We regret that we CANNOT accept returns or offer refunds on perfume oils and bath or beauty items. Federal law dictates that we must destroy all returned items to due to FDA regulations regarding hygiene and bath and beauty products. We are a small, indie perfumery and we simply cannot absorb the cost associated with destroying product. Every product you receive is filled fresh for you, and only you. Perfumes and scents are very personal to the individual and each person's body chemistry is different.

We ALWAYS recommend buying samples BEFORE purchasing a larger bottle, especially if you are new to Deep Midnight Perfumes or are unsure of the scent you would like to try. Therefore, we do NOT give refunds or re-ship product unless an error on our part has occurred (i.e we sent wrong item out, etc.). Thank you for your understanding!
Additional policies and FAQs
~~Regarding Free Samples: You may choose ONE free sample with each item ordered. If you do not choose one OR if you indicate in the dropdown box you want to choose one and yet do not, we will choose one for you at the time we fill your order. *You will not be contacted if you do not choose your free samples.*

~~ FEEDBACK and REVIEWS: Customers are very important to us! Catrianna loves helping them, communicating with them, and she want all her customers to be satisfied and happy ones! If anything is amiss with your order, contact us BEFORE leaving feedback or reviews.

~~ Please REMEMBER that buying perfumes online is not the same as testing them in a store. If you are unsure of a scent or scents the shop advises purchasing a sample set before buying large bottles. Perfumes are a very personal item, and when ordered online you can never be sure of how it will smell with your body chemistry. Even though Catrianna does her very best to give accurate descriptions of scents and notes, everyone's chemistry and perceptions of scents is different. We have and always will endeavor for the highest quality, value and best service around!

~~ We would like to respectfully request that customer Feedback be left on the ENTIRE experience, quality of the product, level of service, communication, packaging, etc., even if the perfumes were not a fit for you or your body chemistry. Feedback is important to shops and Catrianna is very proud of her five star history. This business that she has built with quality, care and love is her livelihood and her joy and she wants to share that with her customers in the best possible way. Maintaining the highest level of products and service for her wonderful customers is her top priority.


With Gratitude, Joy, and Love---- Catrianna of Deep Midnight Perfumes :)

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~~ PREGNANT OR NURSING WOMEN: Please check with your doctor before using products containing essential oils if you are pregnant or nursing. Some essential oils should not be used at that time. We currently do not use essential oils that fall into that category or are a high quality fragrance oil substitute, but please use common sense if you are pregnant or nursing. NEVER AT ANY TIME SHOULD THESE OILS BE TAKEN INTERNALLY BY ANYONE.

~~ Some individuals are very sensitive to perfumes and as such it must be noted that even though all ingredients are of the highest quality, and skin safe, an allergic reaction may occur. In buying the perfumes, you as the customer acknowledge this and will not hold Deep Midnight Perfumes or its agents liable.

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IMPORTANT: TERMS OF USE: Deep Midnight Perfumes

~~ Copyright 2010-present Deep Midnight Perfumes All Rights Reserved. The product descriptions, notated photographic images, logos, banners and product/label designs are the intellectual property of “Deep Midnight Perfumes” and may NOT be reproduced in any way without written consent from Deep Midnight Perfumes.
Legal Action WILL be taken if copyright and IP regulations are broken.

~~ Deep Midnight Perfumes are for the individual personal use of customers. You may not re-sell, re-bottle, or redistribute my perfumes in any form, without the express written consent of Deep Midnight Perfumes.

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~~ Custom Perfumes: As of July 2013, Catrianna is no longer taking ANY custom orders (due to the high volume of sales and the many new scents she is creating for the shop), except for the individuals and businesses that already have a pre-contract with me for officially licensed book perfume projects. Thank you for your understanding.

~~ Wholesale: We are sorry but Catrianna does not wholesale her perfumes. As a sole proprietor and she does not mass produce her perfume blends, nor do her bottom line business costs and production times provide this availability.

~~ Consignment: Local shops and boutiques only. Requests are taken on a case by case basis and current season and work load in my shop.

~~ Occasionally perfume formulations may change slightly due to supplier changes. Major formulation changes will always be notated in the listings.

Please read "ABOUT DEEP MIDNIGHT PERFUMES" for more information on Catrianna's process and how she has come to do what she loves.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/DeepMidnightPerfumes/about