Our Responsible Business Practices

Sustainability:

  • Our products are handmade in our studio using non-industrial techniques that minimise the waste of materials and ingredients.

  • Our packaging is designed specifically to reduce waste, especially waste that cannot be recycled. For example, our boxes are sealed using a solution that means that they do not need to be wrapped in plastic or cellophane. 

  • We strive to use organic ingredients and responsibly sourced materials wherever possible though we recognise that full provenance is still an area that many parts of the industry need to improve. Similarly we encourage all the noses with whom we work to consider provenance and ethical sourcing at all times.

Corporate Social Responsibility:

  • Despite being a small business we are committed to corporate social responsibility. We support causes that resonate with us and look to contribute creatively in ways that bring the optimum benefit through our limited resources. A good example of such a project is our Jazz Hands initiative.

Compliance & allergens:

  • We take the health and safety of our customers seriously. All of our fragrances are certified as compliant with IFRA guidelines. Among other things, these evidenced-based guidelines reduce the risk of allergic reactions and ensure that our fragrances are free of other substances known to be harmful. However; please note: being IFRA-compliant statistically reduces the risk of allergic reactions by avoiding known allergens but it does not guarantee it. Some individuals may still be sensitive to individual ingredients.

  • A list of ingredients is listed on each product. If you wish to know the list of ingredients in addition to notes published on the product pages for any fragrance, please email us. 

Labour practices:

  • Because all of our products are hand-produced in our studio, we can 100% assert that no one involved in their manufacture or other activities of the business are exploited for their labour.

  • We recognise that we and the noses with whom we work do not always have 100% transparency into how some of the substances regularly used to make perfume are produced. Wherever possible, we source materials from first-line producers that can demonstrate ethical and responsible management. 

Animal products:

  • We are committed to only using animal products that do not harm animals or are the result of unnecessary cruelty. Many of our products do not use animal products at all.

  • The musk and civet used in our fragrances are synthetic. 

  • Some products use real ambergris. This is a natural whale waste product that is collected from shorelines where it washes up. It involves no direct contact with whales.

  • Some products use real beeswax. This is a product gathered through the ancient tradition of apiary and does not involve killing bees. 

  • Some products use real castoreum. This is a naturally occurring scent found in beavers. The castoreum used in our products is recycled from beavers that are culled as part of ongoing environmental management. 

Industry ethics:

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