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Lily of the valley, Cashmere & Amber


Arete is a serene fragrance, possessing a nearly ephemeral quality. Transparent musks and sweet tones flow through this ephemeral fragrance.

Notes: Lily of the Valley, Vanilla, Amber, Cashmere

From The Perfumer

"I really enjoy ephemeral things and ideas with two or more meanings. Arete, the idea of spiritual enlightenment and defined by the apex of a mountaintop seems like two separate ideas but, to me, they seemed like one in the same. Arete was designed for that express purpose: To reach the metaphorical apex of the mountain of enlightenment.. in fragrance form."

Additional Information

The Parfum comes in spray vial, Perfume Oil comes in a roller vial, and all orders arrive in a gift-able box. The Alchemist utilizes professional fragrance ingredients & raw aromatics to create unique, high quality, small-batch scents by hand. What is Parfum? Pafum is the most pure and highest quality of fragrance types. Parfum scents typically last up to 6-8hrs and are best for your skin with the least amount of alcohol and highest concentration of fragrance oils (15% - 40%).

NOTE: International Shipping is available for Perfume Oils only.

Why Perfume Oil? Perfume Oil is a more intimate, natural, and subtle carrier choice. Holding fragrance closer to the skin, perfume oil evaporates scent layers at slower and more uniform rates. The Organic Jojoba oil used in our Perfume Oil promotes healthy skin with the same pure, high-quality concentration of fragrance oils as our Parfum (15% - 40%). Other Types of Fragrances: - Eau de Parfum (EDP) 15% - 20% (4-5hrs or less) - Eau de Toilette (EDT) 5% - 15% (2-3hrs or less) - Eau de Cologne 2% - 4% (2hrs or less) - Eau Fraiche 1% - 3% (2hrs or less) Scent Concept Photo by Samuel Ferrara Product Photography & Graphics by "Pixxi" with Redwood Alchemy ALLERGY ALERT: These products were created in a facility that uses concentrated natural plant ingredients and may cause reactions in people with plant related allergies. Before using any new product you should perform a patch test for reactions or sensitivities. For external use only.

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Customer Reviews

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As it says in the tin and how this shop's stellar customer service painted it- haunting and ethereal. I've only had my mini bottle of Arete a few days, but I'm already impressed and want to try more. The spice note (very much like coriander) that appears first to the nose is another welcome surprise from this sample box and I'm downright smitten with the romantic musky vanilla and Lily of the Valley that manifests and stays for hours afterward and lends to an overall expensive smelling vintage quality that fits in perfectly with my personal aesthetic and is right at home on my vintage vanity table. I can't wait to see (and smell) what else this charming little house of fragrance has planned next.