Welcome back to Nocturne Alchemy!
Halloween 2020 begins September 5th at 8am Pacific through Halloween evening and ends at Midnight Pacific October 31st.
DUE to the volume of perfume offered for the Halloween Limited and Resurgence Collections, and the volume of orders please expect 2-3 weeks turnaround time although we will work 7 days a week to get your orders to you sooner. We appreciate your patience.
ADD-ONS END DATE: Add-ons are not offered at this time but will turn back on September 21. Provided your order has not shipped, we will accept add-ons at this date forward.
Halloween 2020 arrives 8am Pacific Saturday September 5th through MIDNIGHT October 31st.
The new Studio Limited Collection tentatively called Project O (Veil, Dark Matter, Nibiru and a few more with ongoing new and outgoing once sold out) will arrive BETWEEN Halloween and Holiday 2020.
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 TBA.
Holiday TBA November
Annual Store Closure December 27th through ALL of January 2021 (subject to change)
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!