31 December 2018
Let me be honest. I struggle to type “happy new year!” I know how many of you, myself included, struggled so deeply in 2018. It has been a challenge to be hopeful about much of anything given the current political, social, and environmental state of things. If we only look to the headlines and what social media floods us with, there is just so much unkindness and utter garbage. Goodness rarely makes front page news and, even if it does, it is not for long. But I know, while 2018 was like a giant dumpster fire in many ways, we worked hard to keep each other afloat. We have been fighting the good fight as best as we can. We have been speaking up and, as Dr. Cornell West says, we have been loving fiercely. 2018 has still brought joys to many of us. The horizon still looks rather bleak and who the hell knows that comes in 2019, but we have made it this far and we are sure as heck going to keep on keeping on.
I know many of you have been hoping I would have a line of single notes (Simplicities in the days of Blooddrop) and that was my initial intent, but I was also thinking about something happy and celebratory that I could offer, which raised the idea of a champagne themed line, so I went with that! I have a selection of seven complex perfumes and a selection of seven simple-themed perfumes (Champagne & Guest). I named the complex perfumes in French after the location of one of the featured ingredients. Please note that the Champagne & Guest perfumes are incredibly limited in quantity.
The Orchard will be leaving in a few weeks. Please make your purchases accordingly.
I wish all of us love and fortitude and sass and wisdom as we make our paths in 2019. We’ve got this!
25 September 2018
I am so happy that you are here! Opening this boutique (and closing my beloved Blooddrop) was a rather large leap for me!
I know many of you were (are) fervent Blooddrop fans, so I want you to be assured that all the best parts of Blooddrop will be present here; namely the perfumes and the aesthetic. As for changes, I have new perfume bottles and boxes! The bottles are larger than before (now a full 8mls) and I think share a uniqueness that allows my work to stand out a bit more. The boxes are an extra touch that ups their presentation and gifting factor. The boxes also allow me to reduce the amount of plastic that I was using before (baggies and bubblewrap). This is a bonus to our environment and reduces the amount of non-compostable waste produced. I am trying to make changes to reduce the overall amount of waste my business produces. (Baby steps, right?)
Another exciting change, and this one I am playing by ear to see how it goes as I would like to make it a permanent thing, is to offer free shipping in the United States! No minimums, no coupons. Just straight up free shipping! Orders will be shipped via USPS first class and priority mail.
I am opening the shop with my Autumn & Halloween collection! I didn't want to go overboard with a gigantic collection for the opening because I am still getting used to this shop format and I didn't want to unduly burden myself, so don't be sad if you feel like things seem a little thin compared to your Blooddrop shopping experience. You can certainly expect to see more limited edition collections this season!
I am working on my Permanent collection. I am bringing over some favorites from Blooddrop and will be introducing some new ones as well. I think these will be ready around the 1st of the year.
Bath items will also return down the road. More to be said as I continue to flesh out that line. Froth and Bath Soaks will return for sure, in case you are wondering!
It is my desire with Astrid Perfume to provide you with a precious, unique, whimsical, and thoughtful product while also experiencing an easy and aesthetic shopping experience.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to drop me a line! I am very accessible to my customers. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
So excited to be here and just as excited that you are here, too!