16 March, 2011

Receipt from Doctors Without Borders

Here is the first receipt to Doctors Without Borders. Thank you for the donations!



Contributors list:

Pullman, WA, USA
Seattle, WA, USA
Clemmons, NC, USA
Chico, CA, USA
New Westminster, BC, Canada

There are about three sets left: JAPAN RELIEF Set



Again, thank you all so much from the bottom of my heart.  ~Sara

12 March, 2011

Japan Earthquake Tsunami Relief

I've created a perfume set whereby all proceeds, minus shipping, will go to Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders). The set is $10 and features two of my popular scents: Elf Princess and Midnight Kiss. They are both in cute 2ml (1/2 dram) bottles and the set will even be gift-wrapped. You can purchase the set in my Etsy shop: 
http://www.etsy.com/listing/69912720/japan-relief-set

If you've wanted to try perfume oils, now is a good time - your money will go to a worthy cause in the wake of this devastation, and you'll be getting some fabulous perfumes too. When all the bottles have been sold, I will tally the results here on my blog. I will list the individual amounts and the countries of where the donations came from (if you'd like to add your name too, just let me know), and post a copy of the Paypal receipt.

Other ways to help:
Red Cross Canada
Red Cross US
Doctors Without Borders
Shelterbox 

If you're looking to locate someone or have information about an individual involved in the quake: 
http://japan.person-finder.appspot.com


Thanks for considering to help,

~Sara
SarawenArt@gmail.com
www.sarawen.etsy.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sarawen-Perfume-Art/108497302551842

10 March, 2011

Victorian Labels and NEW scents!

I am re-working some of the perfume labels at Sarawen to incorporate a more Victorian feel. Having researched some vintage Victorian advertisements, I've come up with a basic design. I hope you enjoy the new packaging!

Also, there are two new fragrances at Sarawen: THORNFIELD - a spring limited-edition scent inspired by Jane Eyre, and VAMPIRE VAMP - a sexy tropical vanilla scent.

Thornfield 4ml Perfume

Vanilla Vamp 4ml Perfume
Not sure about purchasing a full-size bottle? Get samples first! They're a great way to try out new scents: Sarawen Perfume Samples.


Have a wonderful week!  ~Sara

02 March, 2011

Perfume, perfume everywhere!

Unsure of which perfume to buy? Opt for sample sizes!


Perfume List as of 10.28.2011
* indicates men's or unisex fragrance

*ARCANE: Mysterious labdanum and cloves tendered with a touch of warming vanilla. Starts off with a fresh herbal note, then gradually relaxes into mild sweetness. This unique blend is inspired by Anders, the handsome rogue mage from the RPG game, Dragon Age 2! This fragrance is a unisex blend that borders towards masculine.

ATHENA: Ripened figs and pomegranates blended with cedarwood and darkened incense. Bold, feminine, and intoxicating!

ABSINTHE NOIR: Dance with the Green Fairy without the consequences! Pure anise blended in notes of ripe blood orange and honey, then darkened with deep amber and dragon's blood. A perfect balance of absinthe that's not too heavy or sweet!

ABSINTHE SOLEIL: Similar to Absinthe Noir, but lighter and fresher. Pure anise lightened with notes of lemons and neroli, then whipped with a touch of honey and sugared vanilla. Go on, dance with the Green Fairy!

AKKASHA: Crushed white jasmine flowers and blood-red roses strewn around her tomb, the faint scent of her musk blanketing and alluring all who look upon her. A sultry floral blend, this scent is inspired by the Vampire Queen of Legend!

AMBROSIA: Sweet chocolate drizzled with honey and topped with a hint of vanilla cream! In Greek mythology ambrosia was a honey-flavoured food of the gods that kept them immortal, and was also used used as a perfume for anointing. This scent is truly a feast for the gods! A scrumptious blend of tasty treats over a base of amber with a touch of patchouli. Delight!

ARTEMIS: Succulent grapes mashed with ripe pomegranates and oranges at her forest altar, mingled with the freshness of the woodland. A bright, fresh, fruity-herbal scent fit for the Goddess of the Hunt!

*BEER N' BUTTER: A delicious and foamy elixir! Creamy butterscotch, dreamy vanilla, and a dash of pumpkin layered with a drop of coffee as you sit relaxing by the pub's roaring fire. Beer n' Butter is inspired by Harry Potter and is a unisex gourmand fragrance that borders towards feminine. Yum!

BLACK APPLE: Sweet, red, ripe apples corrupted with poisoned honey and labdanum. A base of dark incense and roses completes the fragrance. Starts off fruity and innocent, then the darkness emerges.

CAKE OR DEATH: When you -must- have your cake or die! Decadent buttercream frosting and vanilla cake with a touch of spice over a darkened amber base. Delicious but wicked. Beware!

*DEATH'S DAY FEAST: Hallowe'en is in the air, and it's time to celebrate! The scent of comforting warm pumpkin, delectable caramel apples, chocolates, and spicy incense fills the Great Hall. Just watch out for Nearly Headless Nick! Death's Day Feast is inspired by Harry Potter and is a unisex gourmand fragrance that borders towards feminine. Yum!

ELF PRINCESS: She dances merrily through a meadow of lavender and wild roses, her long dark hair smelling faintly of sandalwood as the wind brushes through her fair form. A pretty soft floral scent fit for a princess! This scent was inspired by the beautiful elf character Luthien, from J.R.R Tolkien's Silmarillion.

ELF QUEEN: A powerful but sweet fragrance blend with notes of vanilla cream, honey, jasmine, and patchouli. Inspired by the character Galadriel, Lady of Light, Queen of the Golden Wood!

*ELVEN PRINCE: An uplifting and joyful lemon-herb fragrance! This scent is inspired by the character Legolas from Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. Created for gentlemen, but prince-adoring ladies can also wear!

EMPRESS: A throne room, fragrant with the scent of blood-red roses strewn on the marble floors and the aroma of musk and spices. A dark, spicy blend of roses with hints of musk and amber.

*FUGITIVE: Exotic amber with incense and dragon's blood topped with sensuous ylang-ylang. A broody, musky oriental perfume with hints of floral. This sexy blend is inspired by Fenris, the runaway elf warrior from the RPG game, Dragon Age 2! This fragrance is a unisex blend, good for men or ladies!

GEORGINA: Spend a lovely summer afternoon with a pot of fresh-brewed mint tea, a bowl of ripe peaches, and a plate of delicious dainty cake! A scent that is fruity, sweet, and refreshing, with just a hint of underlying gloom beneath the sunny sky. A limited edition fragrance available only throughout summer!

*HUNTER: Who is the hunter and who is the hunted? Musk-laced leather coupled with dark myrrh and rosewoods. A hint of romantic rose and neroli tops off this sensual and decadent unisex fragrance! Ideal for either amorous lady or passionate gent.

ISIS: Her temple blossoms with the offering of honey and almonds on the altar, as the musky scent of rich incense swirls around the room. A sweet, rich, alluring scent dripping with honey and amber. This perfume is inspired by the ancient Eyptian goddess Isis, who was worshiped by Cleopatra VII, last Queen and Pharaoh of Egypt.

LADY NIGHTINGALE: Fragrant white flowers of ginger blossom, jasmine, and gardenia over a sensuous base of light musk. Topped off with a single note of sweet vanilla. Delicate and innocent, yet charmingly sexy. This scent is an ultra-feminine floral musk inspired by Lelianna.

LADY ROMA: The fragrance of a dusky evening in ancient times of Rome. The air is filled with the scent of pomegranate trees and ripe fruit, while sandalwood burns brightly in a brazier by the atrium. A feminine fruity scent with a hint of depravity hidden within!

*LOGICAL DEDUCTION: Sophisticated notes of bay rum, Earl Grey tea, and tobacco, with a hint of leather and dark chocolate. This is a unisex fragrance inspired by Sherlock Holmes, and is reminiscent of a gentleman's Victorian parlour.

*LIONHEART: The king lounges in his scented tent contemplating the next battle. He breathes in the heady fragrance of sandalwood incense and eastern spices as he reaches for a honeyed date on the silver platter beside him. A spicy, charming mixture of sandalwood, honey, and a hint of musk. This scent is inspired by King Richard of England, who was called the 'Lionheart'. Created for gentlemen, but a lion-hearted lady could easily wear it!

MARI: The splendour of summer tea-time in the afternoon shade - the scent of sugared tea, tropical jasmine, and a hint of grassy bergamot! A sophisticated, clean, floral fragrance.

MIDNIGHT KISS: A forbidden kiss at midnight tasting of honeyed red ripe fruits while the air is scented with hints of roses and musk. An alluring, feminine, yet bold fragrance with red fruits, roses, and dragon's blood. A word of warning: you may be devoured by handsome vampires when wearing this perfume!

MINA: The freshest blooming rose, cut down and corrupted with the taste of sinful depravity and wickedness. A seductive scent flushed with decayed roses, notes of myrrh, musk, dragon's blood, and dark temptations! Be on your guard when wearing this scent, lest you be spirited away by a handsome demon.

PIXIE DUST: What would pixie dust smell like? I would say oodles of vanilla butter-cream and cake, honey, and orange drops! Now think of happy things and away we go!

*POTION MASTER: A mysterious unisex fragrance brewed from the dungeons! Black tea, labdanum, frankincense, and ylang ylang, with just a hint of tobacco and vanilla. Potion Master is inspired by Harry Potter (or specifically Professor Snape!) and borders towards towards masculine.

QUEEN OF THE SEAS: The scent of fresh open seas mingled with fragrant violets and lively geranium. This fragrance is a feminine floral-aquatic blend inspired by Isabella, the feisty and sexy pirate captain from the RPG game, Dragon Age 2!

RAVISH: A delicious blend of summer raspberries and decadent chocolate over incense and amber. Sultry, sweet, and indulgent! Beware, an innocent little nibble could quickly turn into love bites!

*THE ROSE KNIGHT: A gift given in friendship and love - the beauty of a single beautiful red rose. Notes of musky leather, exotic cassia and frankincense evens out the rose fragrance, then a touch of bergamot and apple lightens the entire scent. This scent is a deep and complex rose-based perfume that can be worn by either gentlemen or ladies, and is inspired by the character of Alistair. It borders towards masculine.

SHAPESHIFT : Fresh cypress leaves, cedarwoods, and labdanum, topped with wild honey and blood orange. A scent only a wilderness witch would dare to wear. Inspired by Morrigan, this fragrance is a wild mix of forest herbals and florals. Created for ladies, but there are enough woodsy notes for the witch-adoring gentleman to wear this scent with ease!

*TEA WITH WATSON: Take a break from adventuring and stop at 221 Baker Street for awhile. White tea, delicious yellow cake, and a dash of cream caramel layered over light tobacco and bay rum. It smells just like a tea party at Holmes and Watson's flat! This is a balanced unisex fragrance inspired by the world of Sherlock Holmes.

VAMPIRE PRINCESS: Withered snow-white jasmine and ylang-ylang flowers layered over rich honey, a whiff of musk and darkness creeping beneath. A hypnotic and sweet floral scent perfect for a fanged princess!

VANILLA VAMP: Rich, sensual, musk-laced vanilla topped with tropical fruits and almonds over darkened myrrh. Hard to resist but oh so good!

VICTORIA ROSE: The scent of a dozen perfect roses - perfect, delicate, and lovely, then mingled with a touch of sweet pink wine. Very feminine and fragrant!

VIOLETTE: A sun-filled day, heady with the fragrance of ripe grapes and blooming lilacs, and a hint of lilies.A lovely fruity-floral perfume inspired by the south of France!

*YULETIDE AT BAKER ST: Sugared peppermints, delicious butterscotch candy, and almonds with dried fruits decorated around the tree. The scent of light tobacco lingers in the background. Spend your holiday with Holmes and Watson! This is a balanced unisex fragrance inspired by the world of Sherlock Holmes, and is perfect for the merry-making lady or gent! Available only through Winter 2011-2012