Monday, January 12, 2015

January Fragrance of the Month

January's Fragrance of the month is:

Doll Parts

Free perfume petite with every order of $25.00 or more in addition to the free perfume petite sample included with every order of $10.00 or more.

New Winter & Valentine Scents

We will begin to restock our regular line items next week. I will also be listing valentine scents next week from past collections. New scents will be making their debut January 26th. I can't wait! The inspiration for the new valentine scents came from my love of sweets (paleo sweets that is). So the new line will be more of a bakery line with a debaucherous twist of course!

Some scents that we normally carry in perfume only will be making their debut into other products soon, they include:

Marshmallow Lavender
Mr Hyde
Dr Jekyll

New Scents that are coming soon:

Valentine Collection:

Blue Winged Angel~ Blackberries, White Cake, Hungarian Lavender, Precious Woods and a tincture of Patchouli.

Cherub~ White Cake, Fluffy Pink Marshmallow Creme, Sugared Violets and Tonka Bean.

Bleeding Heart~ Red Velvet Cake, Buttercream Frosting, Blood Red Roses, Vintage Wine.

Trinkets~ Stark White Lilies, Antique Lace, Sweet Musk, Soft Violets, Night Blooming Jasmine and Vanilla Bean.

Blush~ Golden Peaches, Aged Vanilla Beans, soft pink roses with a touch of tonka bean.

Secret Admirer~ Sweet Tart Candies, Sugar Cookies, Buttercream Frosting, Candied Cherries and a Dusting of Cocoa Powder.

Cocoa Rose~ Dark French Chocolat, Red Velvet Roses, a hint of rosewater and dustings of cocao powder.

Angelic~ Fluffy White Clouds, Soft Powder, English Lavender and crushed white rose petals.

Additions to the Wonderland Collection:

Mad Alice~ Peach, Cardamom, Marshmallow, Honey and a dash of White Wine

The Drunken Hatter~ Aged Oak Barrel Rum, Pink Grapefruit, Fresh Ginger Root and White Amber.

A Very Merry UnBirthday~ Freshly Baked White Cake, Lemon Curd, Matcha Green Tea Frosting Sprinkled with Jasmine Petals.

Winter Collection:

Winter Rose~ Stark Red Velvet Roses, Freshly Fallen Snow, Fir Needle, Egyptian Amber and a Wicked Incense.

Hearthside~ Buttery Butterscotch, Crunchy Toffee, Creamy Vanilla, Freshly Brewed Coffee by a Warm Fire.

Frozen~ A Single White Magnolia, Freshly Fallen Snow, a hint of blue mint and powdery vanilla.

Perfume petites in these scents will be available January 23rd. The collections will make their debut January 26th.

Seasonal Scents Update

Current TAT is now 5-7 business days.

All Christmas and Fall/Halloween scents are no longer available in any sample form as these scents will be retiring until Fall/Christmas, this includes perfume petites as well.

Some scents will be retiring very soon, they include:

Spider Silk (this will only be offered during the Fall season)
Twilight Night
Drink Me
Can Can Girl
Cinderella's Carriage (this too will return in the Fall) 

Fall, Halloween and Christmas scents will be available until sold out. They will not come back until next Fall/Winter. This includes:

Headless Horseman
Prized Pumpkin
Pretty Red Apple
Wild Apple Tree
Madame Violca's Midnight Carnival
Pumpkin Regal
Aunt Hattie Mae's Sweet Potato Pie
Charles Dickens
Peppermint Bark
Candy Cane
Black Cat
The Pumpkin Head Girls
Halloween Pin Up
Autumn Heirloom
Harvest Porridge
Indian Summer
Bewitching Hour
Coyote Red
Pumpkin Lavender 
Autumnal Equinox
Thanksgiving 1893
Blackberry Hill
Naughty Mrs Claus
Cookies for Santa
Kiss Under the Mistletoe
Grandma Lee's Eggong
Sankt Nikolaus
The Victorian Queen
Christmas Carol
Spiked Coffee

Have a fabulous week!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Happy New Year & 2015 Policies Update

I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday! I was able to rest a tad, aside from visiting family, we all got sick. Always lovely, although we did get our flu shots, that can't hold back getting colds. But we are all on the mend thank goodness! This is just one of the perks of being a large family. ;-)

I just wanted to let everyone know there have been a few changes this year to the way we are doing things around here. This is going to be a long post. :-(

As a result to sample and coupon abuse this past busy season, we have been forced to make a few changes sadly.

I feel like such a scrooge in doing this, but after much consideration and talking it over with my business attorney, a revised business plan was put into place effective January 1st, 2015. Part of that plan involves how coupon codes and samples will be issued/given.

There will be less coupon codes/sales this year. For one, any type of sale seems to slow us down dramatically, resulting in letting customers down, which we do not want. We want to give you the best experience at Debaucherous Bath.

At the same time, it just seems that not many are reading the policies, or even the disclaimer when it is right next to the coupon code/sale itself. Coupon codes/sales do not, have not and will not ever apply to samples. The work that goes into making each sample on top of the costs for the ingredients is time consuming, to which the sample is already discounted. Our products are not mass produced, we are a small handmade business that hand makes each and every product myself alone, up until this past season, with Lori helping out with the packaging, shipping and customer service. It's just not feasible to offer discounts on already discounted samples.On top of that, etsy just does not have a feature where we can eliminate the samples from the coupon codes.

Which leads us to when and how many sales a year we will be offering. We have contemplated long and hard on this one and have decided that sales/coupon codes will only occur twice a year (semi annual). There may be a time where we will make an exception to the rule and have one due to inventory, etc. But at this time, they will only happen twice a year. This will help in keeping the TAT faster which in turn will allow us to provide you, the customer, with exceptional service.

Which leads us to the coupon codes that have been issued previously, these codes will be valid until the end of the month. So those that have the codes will still be able to use them until January 31st, 2015.

Samples, every order of $10.00 or more will recevie a free perfume petite sample, of your choice, with the exception of the followig scents:

Debaucherous Amber
The Queen Bee
Big Bad Wolf
Beguiling Violette
Golden Frankincense
Bella Miele
Apothecary Rose
Arctic Wolf

The above listed scents are not included due to the costs in formulating them.  These scents are made with CO2's, absolutes, resins and essential oils that are much more costly and are already discounted as samples for purchase.

The fragrance of the month perfume petite sample will still be offered with any purchase of $25.00 or more.

Another issue we came upon in the past year, lip balm tubes. We had quite a few complaints about the tubes twisting up but not back down. After much discussion with our supplier, these are not made to go back down like a lip stick tube does. So therefore, there is no defect with the lip balm tubes themselves.The lip balm tubes are made to twist as needed. 

As always, we thank you for your patronage and for your understanding.