Frequently Asked Questions
How do I wear Perfume? What's the difference between solid perfume or oil based?
Oil based perfumes have a wider reach than solid and can be detected from further away. They can be worn on the wrists and neck, but traditionally are stronger when applied behind the ears and allowed to blend with your body heat like waxes.
Spray perfumes, usually alcohol based, have the largest reach and speak out the farthest, yet dissipate the quickest. The immediate impact of the scent lingers for a short time and gives way to the last act within an hour or two. Best applied in exposed areas as heat will increase the rate of evaporation of the scent molecules.
What does 'Natural' mean?
Fragrances are made with a combination of botanical infusions, enfleurage, and essential oils.
Is natural environmentally friendly?
How are natural perfumes or commercial perfumes different?
Natural perfumery requires a different understanding of composition. Many scents like “apple” do not exist and must be carefully hinted at in creations. The scents are more romantic and earthy – evoking something primordial. They evolve throughout the day and you might be surprised how complex they can be. Natural perfumery requires you to listen in a different way. It can take time to adapt away from the linear power of synthetics to the subtly of natural scents.
Truthfully though, commercial perfumes and natural perfumes are two completely different products. They have so little in common that it’s almost difficult to compare.
I have Allergies. What should I do?
• Certain oil based products will contain a variety of oils, among the most common are coconut oil, avocado oil, almond oil, and moringa oil.
• No products contain gluten or wheat derivatives
• Certain products contain concentrated plant oils that may cause a reaction. Some botanicals or oil may cause a rash in persons sensitive to those ingredients. If you have plant allergies, let us know, or otherwise test the product on a small area.
Can I Change or Cancel My Order?
When Will I Receive My Order?
Our ground shipping typically takes 3-9 business days for your order to arrive at your door.
What is Your Return Policy?
Do any of your products contain any animal by-products? Is everything vegetarian?
Our products are vegetarian and usually vegan – the only animal-based ingredients that may be used are beeswax or honey derivatives. No other animal ingredients are used.
We are looking to add butter extractions and ethically harvested civet paste (a by-product of roaming civets) from an ethical farm as well as beach-combed ambergris.
We are investigating options from farmers and small businesses that can guarantee no animals are harmed – or even annoyed – by the process. Civets naturally spray their perfumed paste onto the landscape throughout the month – and it is reasonable to collect without intruding on the animal. If we begin to produce fragrances with these derivatives, details will be updated.
If you have any questions about what “ethical” means in this context, please reach out! There is a significant amount of incorrect or hyperbolic literature out there and I’d love to point folks to better articles. That said, ensuring no animals are harmed is core.
100 & Natural products.
Broome & Kenmore products are herbalist mixtures utilizing old world perfume-making techniques with modern research to create fragrances that do more than scent your day.