News & Updates

25 July 2014

Happy to update the Carry Alls page with five beautiful, new bags!

xxoo,
Astrid

 

23 July 2014

This week (wait, it's Wednesday already?!), here's a treat for you! Place an order of $40+ and choose your freebie treat: a Kiss Kiss of your choice (in stock flavors only, of course) OR a sample of Eau Douce Facial Spray OR a Mystery perfume! Order $60+, choose two of the above, order $80+ get all three treats! Simply let me know what your wish is in the comment box of the order form! This offer runs through Sunday.

Happy Wednesday,
Astrid :}

 

10 July 2014

Eau Douce is back! Please note that orders containing this fabulous spray that you will utterly adore, will not ship before the 19th.

 

23 June 2014

Welcome to this summer’s Simplicities offerings! This season’s selections mostly are a combination of summery beverages and beach vacation-inspired scents with a few others tossed in for good measure. Thank you to many of you who provided good ideas for Simplicity offerings. I hope you like them as much as I do!

Please note that the Aviary and May Day perfumes will be coming down in a week or so. Please make your purchases accordingly. These have been marked down 30% for one last hurrah.

If you are on Facebook, make sure you like Blooddrop’s Facebook page to keep up with things in between updates.

I hope you are having a wonderful summer so far! Don’t forget your sunscreen!

Xxoo,
Astrid

 

12 June 2014

Ah ha! I can’t believe I’ve finally finished this update for you! It has felt like it would never get done! But it’s finally here and it’s pretty big as far as summer updates go for Blooddrop. Lots of bath items and a pretty big perfume series that I’ve been itching to do for a long, long time. So! Without further adieu….

New flavors of Kiss Kiss Lip Balm are here! Inspired by summer beverages, I’ve made for you Root Beer, Cucumber Soda, Peach Juice, and Watermelon Spritzer flavors.

New sugar polishes are also here to keep your skin soft, smooth and fabulous; Pink Bubblegum (I have a thing for bubblegum flavor and scent right now…. It’s been seeping into a lot of things), Blueberry & Ginger Tea, and Rose & Lemon Garden.

The long awaited companion to my Rose & Green Tea Facial Cleanser is now here! Aloe & Lemon Facial Cleanser is for oily, combination, and/or blemish prone skin. It contains aloe extract to sooth and cool iritate and inflamed skin, lemon to rejuvenate, green tea to repair, blue German chamomile to calm and reduce redness, apricot kernel oil to maintain elasticity, and wild lavender, Egyptian geranium, and rosemary to fight bacteria and prevent blemishes.

 Some new scents of Silken are here for the summer; Coconut, Green Tea & Lotus; Raspberry, Chocolate & Meringue; and White Amber & Summer Blossoms.

 Silken now comes to you in an easier to use upside down bottle! I hope you will like this container. It is easier to squeeze Silken out than with the other type of bottle. I still have some stock left of the other bottles, but have transitioned with new scents of Silken to the new bottles.

 Two lovely Milk & Honey Soaks are debuting; Cooling and Renaissance.  The Cooling Soak is made to chill out after a hot summer day and refresh your body with cucumber, calendula, and a pair of mints! The Renaissance Soak is made to feel renewed, softened, and soothed with mallow, borage, mandarin, and lavender.

 There is brand new, gorgeous Amazon of Camargue Bath Salt Soak. You will love this! First of all is smells ultra beautiful! Its fragrance is a blend of oceanic spa-inspired notes, lavender, bergarmot, palo santo, and agave for a refreshing and relaxing aromatic experience. Secondly, it comes in a great big one pound jar! And thirdly, it’s a blend of Dead Sea, European, and Epsom salts for maximum, minerally, salty goodness!

 Also, if you follow on Facebook, you might have heard about Aurevoir, which is an insect repellent made with a selection of essential oils targeted to shoo away pesky pests but not leave you smelling like a giant citronella candle!

 And, before we get to this summer’s perfume series, there is one more new product and it is SO. MUCH. FUN! Let me introduce you to Wonder Wash! Wonder Wash is a wiggly jiggly soap in the form of jello. What? Jello? Yes! It is ridiculously fun, but also a really nice body wash that leaves your skin soft and nicely scented. It has an added bonus of being vegan, too! I am offering this in three delicious scents: Gardenia, Lavender & Skin Milk, Spiced Peach & Patchouli, and Strawberry & Honeyed Lemon.

For perfumes! This summer, I have created a series called “Together ~ Women & Horses” and it is a series that has been simmering for a very long time in the back of my mind. Given that this is the Year of the Horse in Chinese astrology, it made perfect sense that I make this idea real. These perfumes were created from the inspiration of a group of antique photographs and post cards that I have been collecting. Some of them I have actual information of the women and horses pictured, some I do not. I have used some of that actual information for a few of the pictures, but for most, I have used my own imagination to create a small story, the title, and the scent that revolves around the image. Even if you are not a horse person, I think you will appreciate this series and the relationships that occur between a woman and a horse.

Summer Simplicities will come in a few weeks. I am still putting together this collection for you. I think you will love this one! There are a lot of fun perfumes in this group!

Well, so there you have it! I hope you are as excited about all these goodies as I am! Orders are still a teensy bit slower than usual to ship out, so your continued patience is much appreciated.

See you in a few weeks with the Simplicities!

xxooxx,
Astrid

 

 

30 April 2014:

Before I get on with the update, I am most utterly over the moon to tell you that I gave birth to my second son, Julien (French spelling of Julian), on the 4th of April! Aside of being a little sleep-deprived at times (I not he), we are both happy and healthy. Family as a foursome is awesome!

I love May! Spring takes FOREVER to come around here and we don’t get much of it either! We have winter for an eternity, a handful of spring-y days, and then it’s suddenly summer. But here, May really is the herald of the nicer weather and that is why it has become one of my favorite months. I’ve created this mini line of perfumes marking May 1st and some of its key celebrations. In France, the first commemorates la fete du travaille (worker’s day) and it is on this day that little bouquets of lilies of the valley are given. In a nod to this tradition, you will see lily of the valley in all but one of the perfumes. The perfumes have been created in smaller batches than usual, so please purchase accordingly.

In addition to the May Day perfumes, I have made a collection of scent lockets that allow you to carry your perfume of choice on you without putting it on your skin. Scent lockets are perfect if your skin is sensitive to an ingredient or if your skin chemistry morphs a scent in a direction you do not like or “eats up” a scent. The lockets can also be hung up (such as in your car) to scent a very small space. Each locket is mostly one of a kind, but I am happy to remake something if you are interested in a sold piece or if you have an idea for a certain color combination.

Given that we have welcomed Julien to our family and I am learning a new juggling trick with having an infant in my life again (what a treat!), please allow some possible minor delays with order processing. Thank you for your understanding!

Cheers and kisses,

Astrid

 

 

 

 

28 March 2014:

 

Welcome to the Blooddrop Springy Eastery update! I was debating on holding out on this update for a few days, but I thought, given my current condition, I better get this one the website sooner than later! Here is what I am bringing you today!

Whinnies Marshmallow Ponies Easter Treats Perfume Collection
Whinnies are my gourmet interpretation of popular, Easter time marshmallow chicks, but if you made them in the shape of little ponies and then rendered them into perfume form! This said, please don't eat or taste these perfumes. Yucko!

Whinnies are available as 5ml bottles. No sample sizes are available for these perfumes.

This collection will be available until mid-May or while supply remains. Please note that this collection has been made in much smaller quantity than usual limited edition series. Once they are gone, that is it!

 

Whinnies No. 1
Marshmallow with strawberry jam, fresh kiwi, bananas, and a tiny sprig of rosemary.

 

Whinnies No. 2
Marshmallow with vanilla mango sorbet, dusted with nutmeg.

 

Whinnies No. 3
Marshmallow with bourbon vanilla, black cherry, and tobacco.

 

Whinnies No. 4
Marshmallow with white rose and wild raspberry.

Whinnies No. 5
Marshmallow with coconut milk, guava, and monoi tiare.

 

 Whinnies No. 6
Marshmallow with passion fruit and organic French lavender.

 

 Whinnies No. 7
Marshmallow with peach compote, blood orange, and patchouli.

 

 Whinnies No. 8
Marshmallow with ripe watermelon, bergamot, and white cognac.

 

 And accompanying the perfume collection is a new linen & chamber spray!

 

Whinnies in the Wind Linen & Chamber Spray
Whinnies in the Wind is the scent of soft, fluffy clouds of vanilla marshmallow, sweet pears, wild lilies, and bright, fresh Italian lemons. Available in both 2 ounce and 4 ounce bottles!

 

Also with this update comes the arrival of Blooddrop’s hand and body lotion, Silken!

 Silken Hand & Body Lotion
I’ve been wanting to offer you an in-house made lotion for some time. Especially since Flutter really should not be shipped during the summer months lest it melt. And also because sometimes you just want something a little lighter like a lotion as opposed to a rich butter. Silken is just that and you are going to looooove it! I named it Silken precisely because it leaves your skin feeling so deliciously silky and it is filled with ingredients to specifically address the needs of itchy, dry, and thirsty skin. Currently, I am offering it in 4 ounce and 2 ounce sizes. The 2 ounce sizes may be temporary. I thought it would be a nice way to allow you to try Silken without buying a big bottle. Or perhaps you would like to keep a smaller bottle in your purse or yoga bag or desk drawer at work? Also, more different fragrances will be coming! I had a little snag with my bottle supplier, so I am not able to offer as many scent options in this update as I would have liked (I had been hoping 4 or so). I will add new scents as soon as possible, so please keep checking back over the next few weeks.

 

In other news, I am discontinuing my current collection of make-up. My plan is to continue to offer occasional limited edition series, but no longer will I offer a continuous line year round. The collection will remain on the website until the 15th of April. Please make any purchases before then.

 

And last, but not least, Tuesday the 1st is my due date! Will baby arrive on time? One way or another, baby will be here between now and in two weeks! Please know that when I go into the hospital to deliver, orders will be delayed during this time. I hope to keep delays to a maximum of 7 days, but until baby arrives, I cannot say. Please be patient with me during this time! I appreciated it very, very much!!! I will post updates to Blooddrop’s Facebook page and if there are specific or other extended delays, I will contact you regarding your order.

 

I hope Spring is beginning to settle in your corner of the world! Here, it is dull and grey, but the snow is slowly melting and the robins, grackles, and a handful red wing black birds have come back!

 

Here’s to the sunshine,
Astrid xxoo

 

 

11 March 2014

 

Welcome to the 2014 Spring Simplicities collection! Because winter has been so hard on us across the majority of the northern hemisphere and is still being quite rude by not packing up its bags and getting ready to go, I was inspired to bring you a collection that is very anti-winter with lots of beautiful blossoms and cheerful notes! (Some of these were also your requests!)

This season offers the following twelve single notes/accords: Early Grass, German Chamomile, Lilac, Linden Blossom, Melissa, Peony, Pussy Willow, Raspberry Tisane, Somalian Rose, Strawberry Buttercream, Ume Blossom, and Vanilla.

These will be around until late May or as supply remains.

I have more items to come in the next few weeks, depending on what I am able to complete and when baby decides to come!

Also! A little special this week good through this Friday the 14th! Use coupon code HURRYSPRINGHURRY for free USA shipping on your order of $75 and up!

 See you soon,
Astrid xxoo

 

 

25 February 2014

At last! I wanted to have this update done several weeks ago, but this winter has not been very easy to say the least! I am so happy to finally have this ready for you because I’m so excited about so many of the items that I’m bringing to you!

First, there are three new Carry Alls! There are two Parisian themed bags and one bag made with fabric I stole from my corset fabric stash and is just so dreamy!

Secondly, I have improved my Kiss Kiss Lip Balm recipe. As an artist it is important to keep ameliorating your skills. It’s no good to stay in one place doing the same thing over and over and so I have been playing around with my lip recipe to settle on an improved version that is so much creamier than the previous version! The only real downside to this improvement is my recipe is no longer vegan because it contains beeswax instead of candelilla wax, which is of vegetal origins. In addition to the new recipe, Kiss Kiss has been made in three fabulous cookie inspired flavors: Amaretti Cookies, Berry Shortbread Cookie, and Sicilian Lemon Cookie.

Thirdly, the Bath Oil has been restocked! Beloved Night Night is back plus there are three new fragrances with two being equine-themed to celebrate the year of the horse: Banbury Cross, Lady Godiva, and Treasure Box.

Fourth up are the returns of Blue Moon Baby Butter Balm and Luminous. I know at this time of the winter our skin is screaming for relief and these two will definitely help you help your skin! Blue Moon Baby is a melt-on-contact-with-skin butter balm that is made to soothe and moisturize in a very natural, straightforward state. I originally made this because I needed a solution to my son’s irritated and dry winter skin when he was a year old.

Luminous is back and I listened to your requests as it is now available in three fragrance options: Morningtide (a brightish scent), Eventide (a gentle, nighttime scent) and Unscented (so you can follow with whatever other scent you’d like).  Luminous is a rich, nourishing recipe and can be used year round, not just in the winter.

Last, but definitely not least is the product I am most excited to bring you: my Rose & Green Tea Facial Cleanser! For a very long time, I am have been wanting to offer my own facial wash. I wanted something gentle, something that would clean the skin, but that wouldn’t strip the skin of the oils it needs to remain healthy and elastic, and that would also be beneficial to the daily care and maintenance of your face! This facial wash is suited for normal, dry, and combination skin types and I have another facial wash in the works for particularly oily skin. You may find Rose & Green Tea Facial Cleanser a little expensive for a facial soap, but please give it a try! I think that after a week or two of using it, you are going to find it worth every penny! It is also offered in a large pump bottle that should last you several months.

On the up and coming list are Spring Simplicities, perfume lockets, Bath Butters, more carry-alls, lotion (yes!), a small Easter/Spring line, and a significant line of equine inspired perfumes and bath goods!

I do want to state a little reminder that I am nearing the home stretch of my pregnancy (35 weeks today!), so if I happen to go incommunicado for a few days…. You should know why! I have no intention of closing Blooddrop, but orders and email replies will experience several days of delay when it’s baby time!

Oh and before I forget! Blooddrop finally has its own Facebook page! Please like me over there: https://www.facebook.com/blooddropclothingandfineries I post messages over there regularly!

Hope you love this update and will give these items a try! I would also love to hear what you think about them, so please feel free to drop me a line.

Dreaming of green and spring,
Astrid xxoo

 

19 February 2014

 

Just a quick word to let you know that lots of new bath goodies are coming VERY soon! How soon? Within a week or less, I'd say! So keep checking here or sign up for the email list to be the first to know!

Also, I would like to send a huuuuge thank you to The Velvet Rider for the super fun, fabulous review of The Horses of the Carousel perfume line, the Ecurie Blooddrop line, and a handful of bath items. I am so happy you had so much fun testing everything!

See you back here soon,
Astrid :)

 

15 January 2014

 

Welcome to the first update of the New Year! This update brings three very special limited edition perfume series.

To start, I have a new selection of 13 Musks for you! All are new except for Vanilla Musk, which was so ridiculously popular last year, it made sense to offer this one again. These will be here until about late March.

On the 31st marks the beginning of the lunar New Year and, in the Chinese zodiac, it is the year of the horse! As you may have noticed, I’m quite the hippophile and every year is pretty much the year of the horse for me. So this year at chez Blooddrop, you are going to see a good bit more equine-inspiration! To begin the year off, I have created a dreamy collection called Horses of the Carousel that are inspired by the idea of magical carousel horses and scented with a gloriously decadent cupcake theme. These will be here until about late April.

For Valentine’s Day, I am bringing you the highly requested return of the perfumes inspired by The Cure’s album Disintegration. I have completed the entire album this time whereas in 2009, I had only done about three-quarters of the songs. These will be here until about mid-March.

The Winter and Holiday perfumes will be leaving on the 1st of February. As well will the Winter Simplicities be leaving at that time, too. Please make your purchases accordingly.

A few markdowns to note: bath oils are $10 off (were $22 now $12), sugar polish are half off (were $13/$20 now $6.50/$10), and all linen and chamber sprays are also half off (were $20 now $10)!

Next month, I will be bringing you new bath goodies and I also have several Carry Alls in process that I will make available on the website as soon as they are all completed.

To all of you, may 2014 be a year of good health for you and your families (two and four legged!), compassion towards your own self and the ability to project it outwards towards others, and the fierceness of joy to raise you and carry you through difficult times. I wish you these good things and more! See you in a few weeks!

With much gratitude,
Astrid xxoo