CUSTOM

FIND YOUR SMELL.

CUSTOM PERFUME CREATION CONSULTATIONS

30-45 Minute In-Person Consultations in Berkeley, CA.

You'll smell a variety of essential oils to determine what resonates with you. Based on what feels like a YES and what you want for yourself, we will custom craft your personal scent. Empower. Inspire. Turn on.

$50 Initial Consultation

(includes 10ml custom scent & label, shipped to you within the week)

$25 for Scent Reorders

(includes shipping anywhere in the US)


How it Works:

1. Smell as many essential oils as you can handle to find what resonates
(my collection has over 70 unique scents)!
2. Discuss and explore any aromatherapy effects you are interested in.
3. Choose your favorite essential oils for your blend.
4. We mix up a sample for you to take home and try out.
5. I work my Alchemy and send your scent within a week.

Your Personal Scent Comes As:

One 10ml roll-on perfume/cologne oil
 (+ $25 add-on for One 2oz perfume/cologne spray)



Call or Email to Inquire

908-625-8749   alex -at- alchemistalex.com


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Life is a journey.
Let your senses carry you.

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FAQ's For the Curious...


WHY ESSENTIAL OILS?
The smells of nature are more real and evocative of our own true nature.

Personally, I am put off by most perfumes and synthetic scents. Many studies also show synthetic fragrances to be toxins, disrupting our hormonal system and body functioning. Certain essential oils can be too, so it is important to be educated on what we are putting on (and thus into) our bodies.

Quality is of the utmost importance to me.
I source organic or wild-harvested essential oils as much as possible, and vet my suppliers carefully.


HOW LONG WILL THE SCENT LAST ON ME?
Essential oils do not behave like mainstream perfumes and colognes. They are more subtle and do not have synthetic fixatives added (though some essential oils themselves act as fixitives and lend wonderful base notes to scents), so they tend not to last as long.

Expect your scent to linger and evolve for a few hours. You smell a scent as it evaporates from your skin. Some essential oils evaporate in a matter of minutes, some hours, some days. Different elements  and dimensions will reveal themselves over time.

Similarly, your scent itself will evolve with time, like a fine wine.


CAN I DO THIS IF I'M NOT LOCAL?
Until we can smell virtually, no. It is imperative that my clients be able to sit down and smell the essential oils. This is a scentual art that, at this point, requires we sit together.

I do travel to central New Jersey from time to time. Do let me know if you'd like to be notified when I will be in the area and I can arrange to bring my oils.


CAN I GIVE THIS AS A GIFT?
Absolutely. You are welcome to gift the whole package of a consultative session so that your beloved may find their personal scent!
Designing a custom gift to send to someone is also delightful, thoughtful and unique!


WHAT BASE DO YOU USE?
My standard oils for bases are organic, cold-pressed fractionated coconut oil (a truly saturated oil that remains liquid at room temperature), organic refined hazelnut oil, and organic cold-pressed jojoba oil. We will discuss all options during your consultation and determine what is most suited to you.


WHAT IF I WANT TO UPDATE MY SCENT LATER ON?
Fabulous! We will reconvene to tweak or recreate a scent that matches your personal evolution. The options and subtleties abound!


WHAT IF I DON'T LIKE MY SCENT AFTER I GET IT?
If after two weeks of getting and trying your oil,
you may return it if it is not working for you.
We will explore what didn't work and try again.
My intention is for you to feel turned on and at home in the scent we create.
This does not apply to custom orders created as gifts.


WHAT IS THE CONCENTRATION OF THE SCENT?
For the perfume/cologne oils, a 20% dilution of essential oil in the base oil.

In traditional aromatherapy, 2% is used to treat various physical and mental symptoms, but I find for perfuming purposes, 20% is more appropriate.

I strive to be conscious of skin sensitivities, being very sensitive myself. If you tend to be sensitive or are concerned, we can spot test essential oils during your consultation and test out various concentrations.


ARE ESSENTIAL OILS SAFE FOR PREGNANT WOMEN?
Some are in small doses and some are certainly not. If you are pregnant or plan to get pregnant, please do your research to find out what you are comfortable with. I am happy to make recommendations as well. It is safest to stop using your scent if you get or suspect you may be pregnant until you can get more information.


OTHER QUESTIONS? PLEASE ASK BELOW!

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