Q: What is perfume made of?
A: Commercial perfumes are made from essential oils(obtained
from flowers and plants),
Synthetic fragrance chemicals, dilutents and fixatives, all blended
into an alcohol base.
Q: Why are Aroma Sanctum's perfumes
A: At Aroma Sanctum we blend our perfumes from natural
essential oils and fragrance oil compounds, without the use of
alcohol dilutents or harsh chemicals. The resulting scent is more
natural and pleasant, and lasts 8-24 hours on the skin. Oil perfumes
react more with individual chemistry, creating a signature scent
unique to the individual. They have a long shelf life (2-10 years
if stored away from heat and sunlight) and are well tolerated
by allergic people. Also, none of our perfumes or products are
tested on animals.
Q: If I am allergic to regular
perfumes, will I have a reaction to Aroma Sanctum's natural perfumes?
A: Individual reactions do vary but we have found
many people who discover they can wear our scents safely. Softer
scents like Egyptian Musk, China Musk Rain and Amber seem to be
safer than strong fruity or floral perfumes. We can advise you,
based on how sensitive you are, which perfumes would be best to
try, and you can order samples at a low cost.
Q: How can I tell what fragrance
is right for me?
A: You may order samples of our House Blends or other
fragrances to try- our perfumes really need to be experienced
on the skin since they react so individually. We can advise you,
based on what types of perfumes you have worn in the past. Perfume
designer Akuura Kulak does specialize in creating signature scents
for men and women by working with them in person- she will be
available to do so at coming events, shows etc.- (check our Upcoming
Events page for info.)
Q: What is aromatherapy?
A: Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils, which
are extracted from plants and flowers, in the healing of the body
and mind. The oils are used in therapeutic bath and massage treatments
for various conditions. This ancient art has become very popular,
and there are many excellent books on the subject. Aroma Sanctum
sells many of the essential oils used in aromatherapy.