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Here's what people are asking.
Who is the perfumer?Miriam Shechet is the perfumer and owner of LabHouse Perfume. She has been working with fragrance since 2017. Her background also includes a B.S. in chemistry, two years of research in the biochemical field, and industrial laboratory experience with P&G - Gillette. She is easy to talk to and loves to connect with her subscribers! Feel free to reach out via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you ship internationally?We currently only ship domestically within the United States.
Are your fragrances unisex?Yep! We believe that all types of fragrances can be worn by all types of people. For this reason, we find that our range is suitable for anyone who enjoys smelling good! We do our best to provide a fragrance description for each perfume so that you can better decide which one fits your preference. We are doing things this way because we find that a lot of "unisex" fragrances in the market are simply lacking character. We dont shy away from bold olfactive signatures!
Are your fragrances all natural?No! We use a mixed ingredients palette consisting of both naturals and safe synthetics. There are several reasons for this: 1) All natural does not always mean safer. Many essential oils contain allergens or other potentially harmful compounds that restrict their usage levels. For instance, cold pressed lemon oil (which smells heavenly, BTW) can only be used in tiny amounts in perfumes, this is because the natural oil contains compounds that can make your skin more sensitive to the sun (potentially leading to a sunburn). In instances where we hit the upper-limit for essential oils, we rely on our palette of safe synthetics to construct our fragrances. 2) Sustainability: Unfortunately, not all natural products are sourced sustainably. In the case of sandalwood and rosewood oils, these products have been subject to overharvesting and endangerment. The good news is that we can create these wonderful aromas using molecules that are safe for your skin and the environment! What is even more exciting is the technological advancements that have been made in what is called "White Biotechnology." This where microbes (such as brewer's yeast) can be used to produce fragrance materials that would otherwise require an enormous amount of resources to cultivate, grow, extract, and purify the aromatic substances from a botanical source. 3) Essential oils are complex: If you have ever had the chance to smell a perfume made only with essential oils, you may have found that they have a characteristic "muddy" smell. That is because essential oils are generally very complex mixtures. When mixed together, you get an even more complex mixture. Unfortunately, not all of these components harmonize well with eachother, leading to a formulation that is in disarray. This is similar to what happens when all of the colors of the colorwheel are combined; you get good ole' brown. That's not to say we dont use essential oils...Quite the contrary actually, we use them a lot. But, they need to be dosed precisely with one another as to not create "mud". Believe it or not, just a single drop of rose essential oil contains many hundreds of different chemical compounds. When we are formulating a perfume and need a precise control of the mixture, we use our aromachemicals to achieve simplicity...no brown paint for us!
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