TravelingVardo

Personal adornment and fragrance for the free spirit...

3913 Sales

TravelingVardo

Personal adornment and fragrance for the free spirit...

3913 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(1549)
Shop owner

Tina

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Announcement   ☼♥ Hello there, my sweets! I strive to ship as quickly as possible, however, due to order volume and the fact that I'm a one-woman-show with other daily obligations that demand my time as well, please allow for a TURN AROUND / PROCESSING TIME OF APPROXIMATELY 6-8 BUSINESS DAYS for your order to ship. Thank each and every one of you for keeping my little dream alive and thriving! ♥☼
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You can also find me on Instagram at traveling_vardo, and Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/TravelingVardo
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"From the sweet grass to the packing house... from birth to death.... we are all just travelers between the eternities."
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Welcome to Traveling Vardo! My perfumes are created from natural essences, infusions, essential oils, resins, absolutes, and natural isolates as well as high quality synthetics to the fill gaps when Mother Nature doesn't quite provide what I need.

My teas are all premium quality and FRESH!

Questions? Don't hesitate to use the "Contact" link to send me a message right here at Etsy. I'll get back to you straight-away. I'm also happy to hear from you by email at TravelingVardo [!at] gmail.com.

So, with no further ado... welcome to my little corner of paradise, lovely faces! Settle in with a cuppa somethin' and enjoy browsing my selection of hand-crafted aromatic elixirs, teas, jewelry, and other curiosities. ♥

Announcement
Last updated on Aug 21, 2016

☼♥ Hello there, my sweets! I strive to ship as quickly as possible, however, due to order volume and the fact that I'm a one-woman-show with other daily obligations that demand my time as well, please allow for a TURN AROUND / PROCESSING TIME OF APPROXIMATELY 6-8 BUSINESS DAYS for your order to ship. Thank each and every one of you for keeping my little dream alive and thriving! ♥☼
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If you'd like to be receive my newsletter, please copy and paste the following web address into your browser and follow the instructions to subscribe: http://tinyurl.com/oraa6dk. The newsletter is for updates, secret sales, coupon codes, sneak peeks, etc. I promise your information is safe with me and I won't spam you - I hate junk mail too! :-)

You can also find me on Instagram at traveling_vardo, and Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/TravelingVardo
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"From the sweet grass to the packing house... from birth to death.... we are all just travelers between the eternities."
***********************************************************************************************
Welcome to Traveling Vardo! My perfumes are created from natural essences, infusions, essential oils, resins, absolutes, and natural isolates as well as high quality synthetics to the fill gaps when Mother Nature doesn't quite provide what I need.

My teas are all premium quality and FRESH!

Questions? Don't hesitate to use the "Contact" link to send me a message right here at Etsy. I'll get back to you straight-away. I'm also happy to hear from you by email at TravelingVardo [!at] gmail.com.

So, with no further ado... welcome to my little corner of paradise, lovely faces! Settle in with a cuppa somethin' and enjoy browsing my selection of hand-crafted aromatic elixirs, teas, jewelry, and other curiosities. ♥

Tina

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Tina

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1549)
krisclosetattoos

krisclosetattoos on Aug 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I don't even remember choosing this one in my last order, as I'm not a big fan of coconut in perfumes, but I must say it's really really nice. All the notes blend so well together, so the coconut is not a huge stand out. I really love the vanilla in this.

krisclosetattoos

krisclosetattoos on Aug 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Black patchouli. I wore this yesterday, and it's exactly was I hoping for. Dark, substantial, aged, the right amount of dirty/earthiness and very pretty.

krisclosetattoos

krisclosetattoos on Aug 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The peppermint in this is not overwhelmingly minty, it's a nice mild choclately mint blend. I didn't try it with milk yet, just hot water with some agave nectar and I really enjoyed it.

krisclosetattoos

krisclosetattoos on Aug 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

For years I've been trying to find a good anise/black licorice/absinthe perfume. I've sampled lots of niche , indie, and oils. This is the one I ended up getting a full bottle of. I feel like both both men and women can wear this, because it's not overly or cloyingly sweet . It's long lasting on my skin, and there's a great balance between the sweet and the heavier notes.

krisclosetattoos

krisclosetattoos on Aug 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love it! Description is right on, classic head shop incense. It brings back memories of when my clothes would be permeated with this type of incense scent long after I left the store

krisclosetattoos

krisclosetattoos on Aug 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love black tea blends, a couple of cups later and I'm ready to finish all my drawings for the night. This is black tea with orange, cinnamon, ginger, and cranberry and it's very flavorful. This is autumn-like in smell and taste....it's relaxing yet motivating....and it makes me wish the summer would end already ha.

krisclosetattoos

krisclosetattoos on Aug 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I don't know how to describe this one, It's just good. Fruit, some wood, some honey, something that reminds me of incense ( headshop, not church), some florals, some heavier notes. It's great. I wish there was an incense version, I wouldn't mind my whole house smelling like this

krisclosetattoos

krisclosetattoos on Aug 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I burned this last night and still caught whiffs of it in the a.m. Fruity, sweet and perfumey with a nice mellow vanilla

Teresa

Teresa on Aug 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

One of my favorite perfumes! Smells so delicious and divine. Last on my wrist all day. I also received 2 samples that I'll try soon! Just ordered the face serum as well

duckusmom

duckusmom on Aug 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Just beautiful in design and detail. Very lightweight and easy on my ears. This is my 3rd pair of Tina's earrings; I hope she offers more jewelry; I love my earrings as much as I love her fragrances :)

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About

Personal adornment and fragrance for the free spirit...

I've been fascinated with scent all of my life, in particular rare florals, musks, exotic attars, and all sorts of precious essences from around the world. The more obscure and difficult to procure, the more fascinating it is for me!

As a teen I had a vanity table and dresser top overflowing with fancy little bottles of all sorts of smelly goodness and dabbled with creating my own personal concoctions from that stash of perfumes and oils even then. It never really occurred to me to pursue it to the point of actually offering my creations to others until 2009 when a friend and I opened up a bath and body shop together here on Etsy. By that time, I had begun to study aromatherapy, perfume formulation, and natural perfumery in earnest, so I introduced a few of my handmade perfumes there and they were well-received. Eventually, we closed that shop down due to time constraints between the two of us, so I began listing my perfumes in my personal Etsy shop that (at the time) was devoted to jewelry. It didn't take long until the perfumes overtook the jewelry and surpassed it in sales... and the rest, as they say, is history.

I find myself frequently scribbling ideas down in a journal before those ideas are lost forever to my tiny little memory span. I draw my inspiration for scents from the stunningly beautiful nature we're surrounded by here in Wyoming, as well as from historical figures, mythology, literature, childhood memories, dreams, friends, and just the world around me in general. I am constantly studying fragrance formulation to improve upon my skill set, as well as developing new scents.

Ultimately, if I had to bring it all down to one idea, one single concept of why I do what I do, it would be this: I like to paint pictures with scent, to evoke memories for people, and to perhaps create new ones for them. Scent can transport us back in time - like a pin on the map of our memory, and so much emotion can come flooding back to us when that pin is suddenly triggered by a particular olfactory experience that has embedded itself in our subconscious. I'd like to think that sometimes my scents are that trigger for people, a trigger to a memory of a happy time in their lives that perhaps might've not surfaced if not for that explosion of scent into their subconscious.

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  • Tina

    Owner, I'm A One-woman Show... From Concept To Creation, Photography To Listing, Packaging To Shipping. I Do It All From Start To Finish.

    I love to paint pictures with scent. I do what I do from my home studio built inside a 105 year old farm house in the wilds of Wyoming. It's a bit rough around the edges, colored with character and imperfection. I wouldn't have it any other way.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 10, 2016
Thank you so much for choosing baubles and brews from Traveling Vardo... There is no greater compliment for me as a designer than to have someone choose my creations.

Once your package arrives, I'd greatly appreciate it if you would notify me by taking a moment to leave positive feedback. If for any reason there is a problem with your purchase, please convo me here at Etsy or email me directly at TravelingVardo [!at] gmail.com so that we can get any issues resolved promptly.

I sincerely appreciate your business! :-)

Accepted payment methods

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I currently only accept PayPal.
Shipping
Current turn-around time is 6-8 business days. In many cases items ship MUCH more quickly - but depending upon order volume, stock on hand, etc. this can vary.

I ship via 1st Class US Mail Monday through Friday, all domestic packages include tracking. Once your package is shipped I'll send you a notification via Etsy that includes a tracking/delivery confirmation number on your package.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: I'm happy to ship internationally, but please allow up to 4 weeks for your package to arrive due to possible delays with customs.

***Please be aware that I cannot ship the alcohol based eau de parfum sprays nor alcohol based roll ons internationally due to US Postal Service restrictions on the perfumer's alcohol. If you choose the EDP Spray option on perfumes where it's listed as option, your perfume will ship in a base of fractionated coconut oil in the same fine-mist atomizer bottles that my alcohol based perfumes do.***

Due to ever-rising postal rates, I've been forced to raise my overseas international shipping rates. For a small First Class Mail package, the rates can vary wildly from country to country. Thank you for understanding. ♥

Every international package has a tracking number generated via USPS when I print your mailing label, but in general I find that once international packages leave US borders they are no longer trackable beyond that point. This does seem to vary from country-to-country, however.
Refunds and Exchanges
Due to the nature of perfume oils I cannot accept returns or exchanges. I do my very best to describe my scents as accurately as possible, but scent is very subjective and perfumes can smell quite differently on one person than they do on another due to our own unique body chemistry. This is why I offer sample sizes in my shop so that you can try-before-you-buy. I highly recommend that you take advantage of this.

If you receive a package with damaged materials (such as a broken bottle), please contact me right away. I always strive to pack items securely, but occasionally accidents do happen in transit and a package arrives damaged. I may ask that you send me a photo of the damaged / broken items for postal service insurance claims. Thanks for understanding!

DISCLAIMER: I formulate all my products to be as gentle as possible on the skin (I have very sensitive skin myself), but as with all products applied to the skin, please discontinue use if irritation occurs. By purchasing my products, you agree that there is always the possibility that topically applied products could cause irritation or an allergic reaction due to individual sensitivities, and as such I am not liable should such reactions occur.
Additional policies and FAQs
VERY IMPORTANT: Some essential oils, absolutes, resins, and other materials used in my blends may not be safe for use by women who are pregnant or nursing, or those who have certain types of medical conditions. As such, if you're pregnant, nursing, under a physician's care, or taking medication for any condition, please do not use without consulting your doctor first.

Now - I am frequently asked if my perfumes are all-natural... in a nutshell, no. I do have some scents (and my entire line of aromatherapy blends) that are created from pure essential oils or combination of essential oils, absolutes, extracts, resins, etc., but the majority are a blending of both naturals and safe synthetics. Any perfumes that are 100% natural are marked as such in the shop.

One of the most frustrating things for me is that there is a strong notion among some that natural is always better. I'm sorry, but that is simply not always the case. There are plenty of "natural" substances that will irritate, inflame, aggravate, poison, and even KILL us. Not all naturals are inherently safer or better than their synthetic counterparts. As such, if there are safe synthetic alternatives to natural materials that are potential (or known) irritants that will achieve the same fragrance profile, of course we should go that route. There is also an an argument for how "environmentally friendly" many naturals actually are. An example of this would be Mysore sandalwood and the environmental impact of wiping out ancient stands of this precious tree that must be cut down as a mature specimen so that the roots may be harvested, from which the essential oil is extracted. There are numerous examples of this with various natural materials throughout the scent industry. Since I've tried and tried to explain this to folks on many occasions, I'll refer you to the following article found in the San Francisco Chronicle that certainly sums it up much more concisely than I can:

~ Industry insider Carol Maa, a classically trained perfumer and CEO of luxury advisory group ofLeisure, weighs in: "Is natural really the same thing as safe?" she asks. And is natural always environmentally friendly? "Something as basic to perfumery as musk comes from endangered deer," which are poached relentlessly in China and Russia, says Maa. "That's not humane. Yet there are now amazing molecular re-creations of musk, the next generation of musk" - hyper-precise synthetics - "that are not only humane, but sustainable and biodegradable and let perfumers play on specific elements. Molecular geeks can geek out on citrusy musks, say, or smoky musks. Hyper-precise faux ambergris without a touch of real whale? Bring on the atomizers."

None of this is to say that I don't like all-natural perfumes - I absolutely DO as is evidenced by the fact that I offer many all-natural blends. I also take no issue with those who choose to either wear or work with only all-natural materials. It's absolutely personal preference. I just like to put this information out there to give people a different perspective than what they may have begun with. :-)