Welcome to Nocturne Alchemy!
HOLIDAY Limited Collection Nov 14 @ 8am - Dec 27 @ midnight Pac time
Holidays are upon us! A special sample of OPAL VANILLA will be included in your HOLIDAY order. $24 or less will receive a 1mL Opal Vanilla, $25 or more will receive an upgrade to a 2mL sample of OPAL VANILLA. This is inclusive to the Holiday Limited Collections orders only. As long as your order includes something from the Holiday LC (new Holiday LC or Resurgence Holiday). One per customer so that we can share the perfume sample gift with as many people as possible. Subsequent orders will receive a different random, Studio-chosen sample for your order. Unfortunately we cannot take requests as samples are made in big batches and prepped to ship with Holiday orders quickly!
OPAL VANILLA (coming soon to the Studio Limited Originals in 2021): Bastet’s Vanilla Custard accord, Bastet’s Ice Cream Absolute accord, Crystalline Vanilla Absolute, Vanilla Pudding accord, Vanilla Liqueur accord, True Vanilla Absolute from pod/fleck/orchid, French Vanilla Whole Beans pods, Bavarian Crème accord, Vanilla Crème, Vanilla Caramel, Brown Sugar and Vanilla Cookie essence accord. Apply, go about your day, wafting here and there a sweet perfume of Vanilla goodness.
are accepted on an extended date to Wednesday November 18th at 4pm Pacific time. Please email us at Support@NocturneAlchemy.com to add-on to your current pending order. After this time, no further add-on requests as we prepare your orders. We will turn on the add-ons again in two weeks from launch date.
How do I get my order quicker than the current TAT?
Holiday perfumes are ready to ship. If you order only from the Holiday Resurgence or the new Holiday Limited, your order will ship way before the current ship time below. If you order samples, we will need to prepare these by hand and your order will remain within that 2-3 week window. We strive to ship sooner and usually do! The Holiday update is early so that we can have time to prepare thousands of orders and ship to you in a timely manner so that you may enjoy them over the holidays! You will receive a tracking email once your order has shipped or use the emailed receipt at the time of your order to check the button there to see if your order has shipped, if there is no tracking, we're still working on orders and appreciate your patience. Sending an email asking where your order is will stop Freja from assisting shipping and slow the process down. We truly do appreciate your patience.
HOLIDAY SHIP TIME 2-3 weeks (not including weekends/holidays/store closures).
The Observatory is now LIVE in the Studio Limited. Every Observatory order (add-on or new order of any Observatory will receive a 2ml sample of the unreleased Observatory perfume Zenith while supplies last). Please return to that particular page and read the intro and outro regarding Zenith and how many Studio Limited bottles there are and what happens when one is sold out. If you order from both Observatory and Holiday Collection, you will receive the newer sample for either collection.
IMPORTANT USPS SHIPPING Seasonal Increase as of 10.18.20
SEASONAL PRICE FOR Small, Med and Large PRIORITY Boxes:
Small Flat Rate Box:$8.05
Medium Flat Rate Box:$13.60
Large Flat Rate Box:$18.70
HOPEFULLY after the seasonal prices return we will see the following. But we'll let you know HERE when we know more. We're also looking into other alternative shipping. This is still less than retail price at the actual Post Office which is as follows:
Small Flat Rate Box:$8.30 Medium Flat Rate Box:$15.05 Large Flat Rate Box:$21.10
November 26 (Tofurkey Day)
December 25 (Christmas Day)
House of NA Closure
November 26/27 and 30. Store remains open and work resumes December 1.
House of NA Annual Holiday Closure December 27 - January 31. Return February 1 for the Valentine Limited and Valentine Resurgence Limited Collections!
Holidays arrives November 14th @ 8am Pac time!! Through December 27th at midnight Pac Time.
New Labels will begin phasing in, starting in December 2020 and fully transitioned by December 2021, for: Bastet's Garden, Studio Limited, Osirian Purnima and a few others. Long labels are being updated to square labels to match the rest of the store for a streamlined look.
RETIRING: Studio Limited are essential perfumes available while source materials are attainable. Darks and Anniversary blends from the Studio Limited Originals retire permanently late 2021 or while supplies last, so if there is a favourite, please pick them up now!
Iconic Oudh will be on hold as per the move to LV from SF, our focus has been on the very large Halloween and Holiday update. We will recommence with special Oudhs in 2021.
Holiday Closure for November, 2020: House of NA Studio will be closed completely November 26-30 and will resume on December 1.
Annual Store Closure December 27th through ALL of January 2021 (subject to change). While the store is closed we will continue shipping all orders until completed. Store will go dark after the 27th of December and resume in February for the Valentine 2021 Limited Collection.
A few words from the Creators of Nocturne Alchemy, Bastet & Emerson Hart
The past few months have been circumstance after circumstance, not only for us, but for everyone in the entire world. Knowing how much you all love NA feeds our artistry to push through the obstacles and this move from San Francisco to Las Vegas (still ongoing), has been circumvented along with the world virus but we knew we could not give up. We have you to embrace our return.
I don’t think we’ll ever quite know everything about the artistry of perfume and this allows us to never stop learning. During the lock-down in SF (aside from packing a million things), we were part of perfume education online in Paris, Germany and Italy. We learned more in the past few months than we have in a very long time because we had the time to fill and took advantage of the lock-down.
After a fifteen+ (years) tenure of perfume making, according to JP Morgan – “roughly a third of new businesses exit within their first two years, and half exit within their first five years.” We are completely grateful that we are still here, inventing, reinventing, creating from our spirits our love of perfume for you! Being an artist comes down to an open mind, trial and error and definitely perseverance. I nearly gave up on so many perfumes, like Bastet’s Musk until I had a revelation in my dreams and went back to the drawing board and discovered how enfleurage can change everything and make the most minimal of notes so much more. I’m drawn to the minimal on the skin and then building but to get the minimal there must be perseverance because a skin note is harder than it smells.
For us to be congruent with our customers and evolving we want to create good in the world where there needs to be more of it and remind ourselves what we contribute in our private lives and we hold a place special for animals and the majority of our charities are animal but not entirely - having given to the tsunami victims years ago, for animals effected by the fires in Northern California, The NAACP legal defense and educational fund, helping the homeless in SF, supporting the native animals and people during the fires in Australia late last year and early this year by selling our perfumes and donating 100% to so many causes because of you…we must celebrate life together in the most beautiful of ways by giving where we can. Use your precious time toward the wonderful and the love of humanity not anything less than this. You have the power to do wonderful things. Small actions can make big movements and create a more beautiful future for all.
With Love, Light, Compassion and Purrs,
Bastet, Emerson and all of the NA Crew
Special thank you to Erica, Samantha and Jennifer in the NA Tent on Facebook and everyone in the tent for your love and support.
A very very special thank you to Thoth, Freja and Ian for being part of our move. Their move is coming along in SF and will join us full time in the Fall. Jacek and Seth work from Hungary and Paris and we're grateful to have you as part of the NA Crew. Love to you all.
SEE our NEWS section for more information about the new update and procedures!