Solid Perfumes and Antique Cases
The Aftelier solid perfume case is designed by me and made by hand from an ounce of sterling silver. This elegant square case is the perfect size and shape for the palm of your hand, with rounded corners and etched with our stylized "woodcut" rose and leaf. The sterling case ages in a beautiful wabi-sabi way, as it becomes part of your life and history -- evolving a tactile polish from being lovingly handled. I am always glad to see them sent back to me at the studio when empty, loved, and well-used -- to get a refill and a polish.
My solid perfumes, in a base of unfiltered beeswax and jojoba oil, blend with your body chemistry, leaving a veil of fragrance on the skin. Each case is presented in your choice of one of our four handmade silk pouches. Compact and unspillable, these 1/4 oz. (8 ml) solid perfumes are ideal for travel. I also offer handmade double solid cases, which hold 1/4 oz. each of two perfumes side-by-side. This actually provides three fragrances, as the two perfumes may be blended together on the skin to create a third.
I also love to offer a selection of gorgeous one-of-a-kind antique cases for your solid perfume (see more below). I love the process of searching for these special unique cases; each comes with a history and patina from its previous lives. It is romantic and meaningful to integrate one of these beautiful cases into your own life. Pricing includes perfume.
Once empty, any case can be sent back to us for a refill, starting at $225 [click here to purchase]. You keep your case for life and it can be filled -- and refilled -- with your choice of any of my solid perfumes. And, as a special order ($50 added charge), I will make any of my retired solid perfumes (see Perfumes Past) or a solid version of any of my liquid perfumes. To special-order a retired solid perfume or solid version of a liquid perfume, simply choose that option from the pull-down selection menu, and then add a comment to your order specifying which fragrance you want.