These are everything that I wanted. High quality sprayers (and crimped), and a style that allows me to get more creative and showcase different art I create with every bottle. OG bottles will remain in 50ml size for the forseeable future for the debut line. As the rest of the 30ml bottles sell out, they will be replaced with a new style artwork bottle.
3 new releases. I will release more details about Pop and Pillow Lips after the first batch is sold to give folks a chance to experience them blindly with no expectations. I know a lot of people appreciated that about the initial launch. Read all the details about Fiona... it has become clear this one will be popular. By far my greatest creation. Taking pre-orders now for batch 2.
Valentines day special edition hand-painted bottles and wine-stained wood boxes for Wine and Chocolate. 4 made.
I have made individual samples available for purchase for each fragrance now
The sample pack is now the “TSVGA SUPERSTARS” sample set. This will be an ever changing assortment of my current top 10 creations I feel best represent the brand. The sets will have a different number on the box whenever there is a change. I decided to go with this rather than putting pressure on myself to create enough for a whole new collection of a discovery set every time i want to do a release.
Special One of a kind Editions of each new fragrance will be available which include a 30ml bottle along with the original painting i made for the label. The ones for Pop and Pillow Lips are quite affordable, unlike Fiona, which is a much larger and more detailed painting. More special editions will become available in the coming weeks.
Quality Hindi Oud chips and Oud Oils are now available for sale in the shop.
Beard Oils are a thing now. A mixture of oils with amazing qualities and benefits for your skin and beard. All notes disclosed as well! See in shop!
Due to many requests, I have decided to sell small samples of various raw ingredients for fragrance lovers to get their noses on. All of the tinctures, I make myself. I have also chosen to share some important raw ingredients that I purchase like Oud and Jasmine Sambac. It is important to smell these ingredients to be able to really identify them in fragrance. You might find that they are far from what you thought they smelled like. A real floral absolute like Jasmine, is very dark and "indolic." Real deer musk smells very "pissy." Most people who describe a fragrance as musky; likely have never smelled musk, and the fragrance may not resemble it at all.
The Oud Oil is from Trat. I chose this out of my collection of ouds to share because it is a nice easy going entry to oud. It is not super barnyard/poopy/animalic.
Note: All of these come in vials and I will put 0.5ml in each one, except for the oud, which will be 0.2ml. This is in effort to make it as cheap as you can find just to be able study the smell, and maybe apply on skin or paper a few times. It may be good to just keep the juice in the vials to be able to revisit from time to time when trying to determine if it is what you are smelling in a perfume.
I do NOT supply larger amounts to perfumers. I do not have enough to distribute. I am only doing this for folks looking to further their insight on these aromas.
Also note that I do my due diligence to ethically source animal ingredients. I care about animals and have my own set of beliefs around why use of these products in perfumery are okay.
If you refer to “About Pricing” in the dropdown menu, you will see a breakdown indicating price per ml depending on the size bottle you buy. You will find it is actually cheapest per ml to buy the Discovery Atomizers, as the presentation is not a factor in the price. It never did make sense to me that brands charge so much more per ml for small sizes...
Post date: 8/24/2020
I used to volunteer as a big brother. It is a pretty special organization. Being a mentor to a child who may be without a significant father or mother figure, or who is just having a rough time and could benefit from a mentor. Unfortunately, As I started grad school while working full time, I didn’t have much free time to volunteer. Well now grad school is over, and all my free time goes into perfuming. So if I can’t volunteer my time, then I’d like to support them this way.
I could say something like “10% of proceeds go to BBBS,” but I think this is more fun and allows you get the special feeling of donating to a good cause, and knowing your money is going there. This organization thrives off of donations.
So how does this work? I will put the link below (i dont think you can click but maybe copy and paste or just google ‘donate to bog brothers big sisters’). Make your donation, and take a screenshot of the confirmation of you submitting payment for the donation. Send me the screenshot, and I will give you a coupon code. $20 off a sample set if you donate $10. $50 off a bottle if you donate $25.
I will be doing this offer from now until 9/18. This should give folks plenty of time to 1.) order a sample set 2.) decide if you want a bottle after sampling and be able to participate in this donation paired with a discount.
A lot of you have supported me financially by ordering sample sets and bottles already. I am so grateful as you all help me to climb out of this hole of an investment i have made (now over 20k put in before launch🤦♂️). Because of you putting me in a better place financially, and mentally due to your overwhelmingly positive feedback, I want to pay it forward somehow. The first thing I want to do when I am arriving in a good place, is spread the love. So I shall spread my thanks to you with a discount code, and let us collaboratively do a good deed to support a great organization :)