Pineward perfumes capture abandoned alpine farmsteads, boreal bracken and briars, frost-laden and fog-blanketed firs, loam-covered logs, prickles of pine, thickly thicketed thistles, rotting rooted carpets, morel mushroom mycelium, sap encrusted spruces, misty, murky, mossy, forests up in a stoppered bottle. My hope is that wearing Pineward perfume will transport you to remote untamed forests far, far, past the reaches of civilization and into primeval black woods of fantasy.
I love all things pertaining to pines and conifers, but I find most perfumes I've tried shy away from the raw forest aspects. I have sampled and bought no small amount of conifer perfumes, and you can read my older reviews for others here. My goal in crafting these scents is to create the ultimate line of pine and fir perfumes, using the highest-quality natural ingredients possible to source. I don't wish to box myself in by making only coniferous perfumes, but they are a core tenet of Pineward. These perfumes are raw, unapologetically brutal affairs that attempt to emulate the gorgeous smells already found in nature.
The perfumes of Pineward are crafted largely using heavily concentrated absolutes and should be tested on small patches of skin before further application, or alternatively they may be worn on dark-colored garments. The perfumes are alcohol-based (using 200 proof grain alcohol), containing a mixed medium of natural materials and aromachemical components for support and stability. Steading is a non-vegan blend as it contains beeswax absolute and beaver castor, Velvetine also contains shore-gathered ambergris.
I don't wish to market Pineward by hype and fear of missing out, and none these perfumes are limited editions save for Christmas Wine, which for now will likely be a seasonal offering returning again around the holidays. When they sell out, I will produce more of each based on demand, availability of materials, and personal judgement. I do not provide free products in exchange for reviews or exposure.
Standard processing processing times are 2-4 business days from the time an order is placed, though they may be slightly longer with seasonal releases.
Returns are not accepted, and it is strongly reccomended that you sample before ordering. Please reach out if there is an issue with your order.
Over time, or from batch to batch, you may notice color changes, deposits, or slight alteration to the composition. This is due to the high percentage of natural ingredients in the compositions and is normal. I filter the completed perfumes as little as necessary to leave the soul of the perfumes intact.
Pineward perfumes are not IFRA compliant.
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International shipping is available, but a $20 surcharge will be added and processing times may take up to a week, and the only courier option is USPS. In the past year international shipping parcels have been consistently taking over a month (or even 2 months) to reach the destination, please keep this in mind when ordering. USPS First Class international shipping does not update the tracking after it leaves US international shipping hubs, so it will not be possible to track your parcel once it leaves the US. Upgraded international shipping using USPS Priority Mail Express is also available is available for $60 which includes full tracking. International shipping is at your own risk; in many cases of lost packages I can send replacement parcels, but I do not have any control over shipping conditions. Please contact me if you would prefer Fedex, UPS, or DHL which are available for additional fees.
The Pineward line is also carried internationally by two retailers, Perfumeria Lulua in Poland, and Ecuacion Natural in Spain
Larger 107ml bottles are also available for purchase upon request ($320 for each 107ml bottle), please use the contact form to request an invoice if interested. These orders may take up to two weeks to fill.
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