Sucreabeille

Xanadu

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Scent notes: fragrant white tea, grated ginger, saffron, a field of lavender swaying in a cool breeze, carrot seed oil, damp pine needles.

Deep in the jungle on the outskirts of civilization, a man is lost, confused, and scared. He’s been wandering for hours, if not days at this point, and he’s long past panicking. Somehow, he got separated from his tourist group on the edge of the forest, and he stupidly wandered further and further in, completely away from anything he can recognize. Not that he could recognize much in the first place; he’s a stranger in a strange land, now stuck in an even stranger land. He’s on the verge of collapse when he sees a shadowy figure up ahead.

“Hey!” he screams. The figure ignores him. “HELLO!!” He begins to run towards the figure, dodging strange fauna, desperately wishing for something to drink, and some food for his growling stomach.

The figure keeps slipping ahead of him, until suddenly he is at the gates of a glorious, amazing castle. He stops in his tracks, shaking his head in disbelief. A castle! What good fortune! And then everything goes black.


He awakens in the largest bed he has ever been in, covered in silk and velvet blankets. The whole room is ornate and gaudy; everything that can be made of gold or coated in sparkle has been made of gold or coated in sparkle (or both in not a few cases). The air is thick with enticing aromas: incense, spices, and fresh flowers, and he finally notices that he’s not alone. There’s a woman walking over to him now with a big tray of saffron rice and a teapot; she pours him a steaming mug of crisp white tea, which he takes gratefully. There’s women lounging in the middle of the room on luxurious pillows, reading to one another in a tongue he doesn’t understand. Every woman is the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen, and he’s not quite sure how he got so lucky. It doesn’t matter how he got here; he never plans on leaving.


He begins eating the rice, tasting the saffron, happy to fill his exhausted body with tasty food. The tea is strangely delicious; he cannot stop drinking it. The woman smiles at him and pours him another cup, and then another. He tries to talk to her; she answers in that language he can’t understand. “Where am I?” he asks, and her smile just broadens. “Can I please stay? I would happily marry any of these women, even if I can’t talk to any of you.” The smile doesn’t leave her face, as she suddenly answers in perfect English, “No man can live in Xanadu.” And everything goes black again.


A hard slap on the face wakes him up yet again. He’s face-up in the dirt of the forest, shaking on the ground. The tour guide has been slapping him to rouse him from his jungle mud slumber. “Where am I?!” he asks. “Where is Xanadu?!”

The tour guide stops abruptly. “Xanadu doesn’t exist, sir. I think you partook too heavily in the local delights. We need to get you back to town, immediately.”

Two other people from the group help the guide lift the man off the ground, as they begin to stumble out of the jungle. Is that true? Did he have too much to drink? Did he merely dream of that magnificent palace? He looks at his fingertips, which are stained with saffron, and decides he needs another drink.


Scent notes: fragrant white tea, grated ginger, saffron, a field of lavender swaying in a cool breeze, carrot seed oil, damp pine needles.

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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 facebook.com/groups/sucreabeille

 

 

 

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 https://www.facebook.com/MMBespokedesign


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 (https://facebook.com/groups/sucreabeille) 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.

If you need help, send an email to shopsucreabeille@gmail.com. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have!

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