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Before she became a full-fledged alchemist, little Laura had to learn the tricks and tools of alchemy. This is much easier said than done, as it is with most things. “Just learn alchemy,” like that. Sure. 

Thankfully, she had supportive, weird, hippie parents who indulged in all her strange childhood ventures, whether that was a fleeting interest in beekeeping, a passing desire to be a professional roller derby girl (this one ended quickly when she fell and busted open both of her knees at the same time; she’d never been on skates since), to her hobby of collecting funny/silly coffee mugs from flea markets and vintage stores (she still did this even as an adult), nothing was off-limits or deemed inappropriate.

When she’d first heard the idea of arcanum, or the secret knowledge alchemists were trying to obtain by studying chemicals and reactions to somehow understand the mysteries of the universe, she was hooked. She watched and read all the pop culture depictions of alchemy, from The Dark Crystal to the Discworld novels, that she could get her hands on. Laura was enraptured by this mystical practice; it seemed like actual, practical magic she could do with her own two hands, no special gifts required. All you had to do was study, learn, and try. That seemed well in the realm of possibility for her.

So the years went by, Laura studying and learning and trying as hard as she could to learn both the fantastical and practical sides of alchemy. Her parents bought her some of her first equipment and helped her learn how to make distillates using her alembic. Her mom even found a bezoar, somehow, which Laura kept just in case she made something that went horribly wrong (can’t be too careful when potential poisoning is involved). She perfected her aqua vitae early on, and started studying metals and their properties.

Of course, all this studying, trying to really learn the arcanum, meant that she wasn’t exactly popular in high school; she mostly kept to herself, got through the school day, and went back home where she could read and experiment. Of course she wanted to turn metal into gold, but she was also interested in practical alchemy, self-improvement, and herbalism, and combining those things together became her life’s mission. 

The day she figured out how to turn metal into gold was one of the happiest days of her life. Laura finally figured out the answer to the life, universe, and everything: 42. Applying that principle, she easily turned her small vial of quicksilver into gold. Why all the ancient male alchemists had failed to figure this out and an 18 year-old girl discovered it in just a few years, she didn’t know. What she did know, however, was that she was officially an alchemist, and she was absolutely thrilled.

Scent notes: Oakmoss and labdanum grows on the ancient stone walls of a legendary library. The last peach blossoms blow through the air as autumn sets in, and the last meyer lemon hangs from the tree. Rows and piles of ancient tomes sit, waiting, while students read by the light of carefully protected wax candles.

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Sucreabeille is a vegan, cruelty free brand. We do our very best to keep updated with our suppliers to keep our commitment to just generally being ethical people, but if you ever see something that needs addressing, we'd love to hear from you!

Andrea Fender, Queen Bee


Andrea started making lotions and potions in 2014, and is committed to high-quality products that are handmade. After running her own shop, she happily took over Sucreabeille in April of 2018 and absolutely loves it. Follow her on IG @shopsucreabeille, and join our community on Facebook at




Nicole Antoinette Moore, Scribe Bee



Nicole lives in Colorado and works during the day at a small publishing house. She's our social beedia expert, and she loves books, coffee, sushi, and her cat, Gomez. Feel free to follow her on IG at @atorsoboat



Amy Marie, Bee-Casso

Amy owns Journey West Design, and is responsible for all of the great art on the site. She designed Sucreabeille’s logo and labels, and continues to be an amazing support every day! You can find her at

Didn’t love a scent? Not a fan of that body product? Not a problem, as we here at Sucreabeille have an Extremely Generous Return Policy!

We’re committed to making the returns process simple and easy for you.

But first, a few things to note:

We really encourage you to wait to make a return until at least two weeks after the receipt of your order. Why? As indie perfume makers, we don’t use stabilizers in our blends like mass perfume manufacturers. That means that your scents might undergo the perfume equivalent of bottle shock in transportation, due to extreme fluctuations in temperature, aggressive package handling (tee hee), etc.

You can absolutely sniff your scents when they first arrive, but note that a resting period of at least a few days can make a world of difference in how a scent smells.

Store them in a cool, dry place for a little while and see how they can change. But, if you don't want to wait that long, we understand!

Returns must be initiated within 60 days of purchase.

There must be at least 75% of the product left in the container for us to accept the return.

If you don’t love a scent but would rather rehome it than return it, or swap it for something you know you love, we have an awesome swap/sell thread on our Facebook group (and it’s for all indie perfume companies, not just Suc). You can join our group here ( and then search for “swap/sell” within the group. We post a new swap thread each month, sometimes two!

Sucreabeille reserves the right to limit returns if we have reason to suspect misuse of our Extremely Generous Return Policy (such as, but not limited to, excessive returns, reseller activity, or fraud).Items from the Indie Marketplace are eligible for return.

Items purchased from other retailers, dealers, or resellers and not directly from Sucreabeille are not eligible for return, refund, or exchange.

If you used Sugar Points on your original purchase, we will not be able to refund those to your account. Instead, we will give you a shop credit. (It's basically the same thing, it just won't be found under your Sugar Points.).Here's how it works: Send us an email with a note about what you’d like to return, and we’ll send you a shipping label. Send back the product according to the terms above. Once we receive it and make sure it’s eligible, we’ll issue you a shop credit or a refund to your original form of payment in the amount of the product plus your original shipping charge. We must receive the product before we can issue your credit or refund.

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