The problem with photographing them all is that the bottles are exactly the same: 5ml amber bottles. The only difference is the label, and those *are* on the site now (they weren't on the old site). Looking at photos of the general catalog bottles is *boring* because it's just endless little brown bottles with little brown labels! There are a few of the bottles (mostly discontinued limited edition) up on etsy if you want to see them, but, seriously, aside from a few very specific oils (Snake Oil, TKO, Jack), they all look more or less alike except for the LE, and those differ only in the label art:Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab (@meaganola you've convinced me I want to try these, I just wish they had photos of the actual product on the site)
Yeah I'm definitely interested in getting into Indie perfume, I used to hate all and every perfume because it would give me a headache, but now I just realize it was just bad perfume that I didn't like the scent of. My recent favorite is the Harvey Prince Hello. I received a sample in a Birchbox pick two that spilled and I thought it smelled terrible, then I got a sample in last month's box, and tried it on and it smells really lovely. It's so cool how perfume can completely change once it's on your skin. I wouldn't say I have real knowledge of what kinds of scents I like, but usually I like most florals, sweet scents, food scents, I just usually don't care for really woody, or musky scents or anything that would be considered masculine. So if you have favorites you'd recommend, let me know!@@Kelly Silva Ah, got it. They're 5ml (that seems to be the standard for indie perfume oils), which is about the size of a nail polish mini, which sounds like a teeny tiny amount since it's something like a teaspoon, but you barely need any oil. One bottle of the right oil can last years, even with daily use (a lot of people cut it with jojoba oil to help with potential overdosing on scent, and that will help stretch it out even longer). I had an imp (a sample that's equivalent to about one-sixth of a bottle) that I used every workday for a month or two, and I *still* have quite a bit of it left (I've since bought a bottle and am using that. I'm keeping the rest of the imp for work scent emergencies).
This stuff is uncut with perfumers' alcohol like most mainstream fragrances are, which is why they can be POTENT LIKE WHOA. And these are all-natural scents, so they can smell radically different once they hit your skin than they do in the bottle or on other people, and drydown can be a fairly legendary journey with some of these scents. And the same oil can smell different from batch to batch. Fun with all-natural indies!
Even though Dorian was created for a man (the creator's then-boyfriend/fiance, now-husband), it's very, *very* unisex and very sweet and creamy with a teensy bit of lemon. I get compliments on it almost every single time I wear it, and I've actually been followed in stores by people who want to know what I'm wearing. Dragon's Milk is fantastic, too. I'll have to think about an imp pack to suggest based on your preferences when it's not melting-hundred degrees in here. I'm not big on sweet/floral/foody scents, so it's going to take a little work remembering some since they're not right at the front of my mind, but all I can think about right now is drinking lots of cold water and going to bed (where my AC lives).I wouldn't say I have real knowledge of what kinds of scents I like, but usually I like most florals, sweet scents, food scents, I just usually don't care for really woody, or musky scents or anything that would be considered masculine. So if you have favorites you'd recommend, let me know!
Shadow only? Those are the only three I know of. Kiss My Sass used to have one, but it seems to have stopped. And... Crap, something about moons and rabbits? I can't remember the name of that one. They had a lunar program where (if I recall correctly) they sent out a package every full moon. But I can't remember the name of it! Ooh, I just guessed a string of words that seemed vaguely familiar. Moon Rabbit it was! The Lunar Bunny Club is the sub, and it's $13.50 for three full moons.Do you know of indies that have monthly subscription boxes?
I'm signed up to glamour doll eyes and it seems I will not be able to sign up again, since it goes extremely fast the last 2 months.
I wanted to sign up for innocent+twisted alchemy but the subscriptions were gone before I knew it.
The only other I know is madd cat and I may subscribe to it soon.
Do you know any others that sent internationally I can try?