Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Dark Woods Collection & Christmas/Fall Items

Last time I stated I would not be able to add any of the Dark Woods collection, but...I received a few convos/emails after getting their samples with their orders if I'd be willing to add a few.

Soooo, I have a very, very limited amount in stock that I will be adding. What will be listed on etsy is the only inventory I have and there won't be anymore. I do have more of the blends ready (just not using them in products) but I am holding off until I can see if I can recreate them. I know what I used in them, just not sure amount the amounts used. Who knows if they will ever be duplicated. 

As far as the Christmas and Fall items go, I am in the process of updating inventory on etsy and adding the Victorian collection.

Hope you have a happy and safe new year!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas. Ours was very nice. I love spending time with my family. But in many ways, I am so glad it's over. It just didn't feel like Christmas this year. Not sure why, it just came and went so quickly for us, not to mention this SoCal weather has been very wonky. We went from fall weather to freezing cold and snow in the local mountains to hot again. Well, almost hot, 79 is pretty warm for December. Our youngest has been begging for snow so she can build a snowman. Although we don't typically get snow in our neck of the woods (it has happened though), we have been hoping it'll get cold again and snow up in the mountains for a visit.

Anyways, a quick update. Turn around time is back at the normal 2-3 business days. The shop and website will remain open, but I will not be processing any orders from December 30th until January 2nd, 2014.
I'll be updating inventory this weekend. Many items are still in stock, but only a few are left, this includes scents from the fall line such as Black Cat and Madame Violca's Midnight Carnival as well as some others. 

All Christmas and Fall items will remain in stock until sold out or the end of January, whichever comes first. Also the Victorian Christmas line will be added this weekend since I never got to and many of you have been asking me if I'll be adding them.

All the other Christmas items I didn't get to add are going up this weekend and you probably have already seen them start to go up. These are currently being added to the etsy shop at this time.

The Valentine stock has already begun to have been added this month and I'll add more as I have new scents to be added, just working on the labels for those.

I wish you all a healthy, happy and prosperous new year!

Friday, December 20, 2013

December Order Update

Well, it has been one crazy holiday season I can honestly say. As of the 18th, ALL orders have been shipped. The others that came in after have also been shipped as of today. I would not have been able to get it all done without the help of my daughter. She stayed by my side for an entire day and helped pack every single remaining order. It was her that added all the lovely samples in all the packages for you, her that lovingly wrapped each and every product. She helped pack well over 50 packages that day. Did I mention she is only 10 years old?

Also, a lot of you may have received or will receive a sample, that was not labeled but attached to a little card, called The Missing Lynx. Believe it or not, this was hand blended by my son. Ther were only 20 made, so only 20 people have received this sample. 

Well, I think I know who will be taking over the business when I retire, lol. Christmas will be good for them this year! lol

In case you are wondering, the description for The Missing Lynx is:

Mandarin zest and kumquats, white peach nectar, butter toffee, a touch of ginger, white musk and a dusting of cinnamon sugar.

I want to take a moment to thank every single one of you for your business this year and most of all, your patience during this crazy time of year. Since the return from our vacation, it has been hectic here and your kindness and patience is what kept me going full force. I cannot thank you all enough, honestly. 

The following scents/items are out of stock or very limited inventory:

Army of the Dead (OOS)
Lebkuchen (Very Limited stock)
Snow White (very limited stock)
Aztec Cocoa Lip Balm (OOS)
Wild Blueberry Lip Balm (VLS)
Zombie Girl (VLS)

Army of the Dead will be restocked as soon as one of the notes is back in stock from my supplier. I have no clue when this is as the supplier has not been answering emails. I may just have to see if I can find a replacement.

I'll be relisting many things on etsy sometime today. I'll also begin to list the Victorian Christmas Collection I didn't get to list before.

Any orders received after today will not be shipped until the 26th. We will be closed on the 31st and 1st. Any orders receieved during that time wil be processed after the 2nd.

Thank you again and have Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

December Updates

Just a few updates. All the orders up until yesterday have either been shipped or will be today and then we will be all caught up. Anything from today on will not be processed until after the New Year.

I have to apologize for not being able to get back to some convos and emails. I just haven't had the time as I've been processing orders, which is no excuse. I've been wanting to make sure I get all the orders out in time for Christmas gifts as many of the orders were intended for such. I have to go through Paypal and/or Direct Checkout and refund some shipping overages tonight as well, so be on the look out for your refund. 

The other thing is USPS has either, not been updating tracking on some packages, or showing as being delivered elsewhere (even when being delivered to the proper location) and... once again, recycling tracking #'s. But customers are letting me know they are arriving safely. I've had a few etailers contact me with the same issues which in some ways is a relief it's not just me, but still stressful for us all.

The Victorian Christmas collection, although I did not get to add it in time, I will still add it this weekend. I felt that processing all the orders and getting them out as quickly as I could to be far more important than adding more items to the shop and site. Also, on etsy what is there is all that is available at the moment. I will replenish inventory on my time off.

One last thing, I have been sending perfume petites of the Dark Woods collection with orders (such as Cimmerian, Abeo, Solitude, Intempesta, etc) in preparation for the re-release. I am saddened, and I cannot stress just how saddened I am, that I will not be adding these, not now, not ever. :-( It seems they have been lost forever. Since I have been working nonstop my husband hired some help for around the house to help me out during this busy time, which I greatly appreciate and love my husband for. But during this, my notes for the Dark Woods collection were somehow tossed to the trash and the trash has already been picked up. We went through everything and they are not anywhere to be found. I'm in complete shock right now.

I just didn't have the time to add them to my books unfortunately. I've been praying it was the only thing tossed and not any of my other notes as well. So what you receive will be it, an extremely rare, limited edition, collection that none of us will be able to have again. I still have the blends I made up here, but I don't think I will be adding them to the line. I'll just hold onto them. I've been racking my brain trying to remember what the blends were, while I know which notes I used, in what amounts I cannot remember. I have so many blends it's impossible for me to memorize any one of them. I don't store my notes, blends or formulas in my computer as a wise and successful business woman once old me many years ago to never do that for fear of being hacked into one's computer and stealing everything.

So here I am, with a heavy heart. I am off for now to finish the last. I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Cyber Monday & Current Updates

Today is the last day to get 20% off your order of $50 or more. Use code BLACKFRIDAY2013. 

Also, here is the list for the new Victorian Christmas scents. I will be adding them later today once and for all, lol. Perfume petites will be available shortly.

Silver Bells~

A Pristine Forest of Blue Spruce and Prussian Cypress, Sparkling Snow, Argentinian Lemon Verbena, Precious Woods, Delicate White Florals & a Frigid Ozone.

Joyeaux Noel~

Victorian Christmas Tree decorated with freshly popped popcorn garland, sweet winter berries, silver tinsel and holly.

Charles Dickens~

Ambergris, Wool Coat, Leather Boots, Pine Needles, Old Cedar and Cranberry Chutney.

The Victorian Queen~

Bulgarian Lavender, Amber Resin, Antique Lace and Aged Vanilla.

Christmas Carol~

Bright Red Berries, Rum Laced Cocoa, Butter Rich Shortbread Cookies, Almond Marzipan, Orange Zest and a hint of Nutmeg Butter.

Kiss Under the Mistletoe~

Moroccan Citron, Black Currant, Sweet Fig, Northern Bayberry, Winter White Florals, Watermint, Winter Spruce and Sweet Vanilla.

Christmas Stockings~

Ribbon Candy, Sweet Fudge, a Crackling Fire, Antique Lace, Soft Satin and Colorful Ribbons.

Sleigh Ride~

Buttered Caramel, ribbons of Snow Cream, Bright Red Winter Berries and Lemon Zest.


Sweet Fig, Fresh Pinecones, Apple Cider, Burning Logs, Snowflakes and cinnamon Bark.

Blue Sparrow~

Wild Chrysanthemums, sweet snow, autumn leaves, one last rose, a tinge of cinnamon bark, sweet birch and woodsmoke.

These will be available in perfume, bubbling scrub, whipped soap and lotion.

Turn around time is just about caught up. But to be on the safe side, I am keeping it at 7-10 days from today on. Please keep this in mind when placing your order.

I'm also getting ready to launch Debaucherous Alchemy today, woohoo!

That's about it for now.

Hope everyone has a fabulous day!