Payment is due at time of purchase.
You may confidently use a credit card or a PayPal account
to securely purchase items from Esscentual Alchemy.
Our payment processors have been chosen for their safety features and are rated at the highest level of security. Additionally, your credit card or bank information can never be shared by Esscentual Alchemy because it is not linked to this site; I am never able to see or access your information.
You do NOT need a PayPal account to purchase if using your credit card. (When you arrive at the checkout page, at the very bottom you will see the PayPal logo and when you click it you will be given an option to to pay using your credit card.)
Each perfume is handmade, by me, after payment is received.
► IMPORTANT: I ship to the address you enter at checkout. Please take a moment to ensure that your address is correct before purchasing. Any orders returned to me due to incorrect address can be reshipped if you repurchase postage costs.
All international customs are the responsibility of the buyer, just like any other form of sales tax. The cost will vary by value and location, so it's also your responsibility to research and be aware of what to expect.
Customs fees and/or Duties are taxes imposed on international purchases by your government; as such you are legally responsible for paying any customs fees or duties on your imported purchase. It is a US federal offense for me to falsify purchase amounts on customs forms.
Please keep in mind that customs fees vary greatly from country to country and fees are not applied until the item reaches the destination country. We are unable to predict what fees, if any, will be applied. Again, the sellers cannot be held responsible for unexpected customs fees or taxes.
Fees such as VAT, handling fees, customs charges are imposed after your purchase from your local government and not related to our shop or any lack of paid postage on our end. Paid postage through our shop simply ensures that your items will ship from the United States to your local address.
I do my best to make sure that I source the highest quality, raw perfumery materials.
My perfumes are made by blending pure essential oils and absolutes (derived from plants, flowers and resins, not synthetic fragrance oils) in a base of alcohol or jojoba.
There are many flowers that are expensive to convert into a perfume making botanical. For example: 8000 individual blossoms of Jasmine(carefully hand picked) are required to produce one gram (approx one ml) of absolute. No bruised flowers may be used for extraction, since their aroma is ruined by bruising or mishandling.
In case of a possible plant allergy, do a small patch test first. Perfumes are 100% natural - there are absolutely no synthetics, and they are preserved naturally. Shelf life of perfumes if properly stored will last many years, even improving with age.
About perfume notes and judging a natural perfume:
All natural perfumes are individual for the wearer. They should not be judged too quickly or straight from the bottle, but worn on the skin. Most perfumes go through three stages called the top, middle and base notes.
Top notes are what you smell when you first apply or smell fragrance; generally they won't last very long. Some examples of top notes are: bergamot, rosewood, chamomiles, or lavender.
The "heart" or middle note compounds the main body of a perfume. An example of some heart notes are: jasmine, rose, cinnamon, or ylang ylang.
The base notes are fixatives to help hold the strength of the perfume and add depth. They take the longest time to evaporate. Examples of base notes include: patchouli, sandalwood, vetiver, or vanilla.
Wholesale is welcome, please message me.