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Scent Notes: Many strong cups of black tea, burnt sugar, a library of old books.

It was a busy day in Constantinople. The Emperor was set to make a speech on the state of the empire to all of the surrounding kingdom. Constantine knew that Minervina, his mistress, was taking a luxurious bath to ready herself for the occasion. He knew his wife, Fausta, was also bathing. He liked his women clean; well, as clean as possible for the time period, let’s be honest. What he didn’t realize was that his wife and his mistress also liked their women clean, and that they preferred to bathe--among other things--together.

Minervina and Fausta were fairly discrete with their relationship, for the most part; they had trusted servants who knew that they were close, and this wasn’t entirely abnormal behavior for the time. What was abnormal, though brilliant, was their strategy to secretly rule the whole empire, together. Constantine confided in each woman separately, thinking that his secrets, thoughts, hopes, and dreams were secure. He didn’t realize that Minervina and Fausta were, uh, friendly, and talked everything over together, and steered Constantine’s decisions with their advice and ideas, which the two women would thoroughly discuss over many cups of black tea before gently discussing their notions with the Emperor. They pretended not to have a thought in their heads, or that an idea had just suddenly occurred to their small, inferior female brain, when in actuality the two women had spent many long hours poring over old parchment and correspondence in order to figure out what best political action to take to advance the empire.

He never did find out that his lovers were also lovers, and the two women secretly ruled the empire behind his back for years. Clever girls.

Scent Notes: Many strong cups of black tea, burnt sugar, a library of old books.

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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

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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!

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