Lovorika

Jerusalem Dry Oil Vegan Parfum | 2ml-50ml

£7.50 — £90 £7.50

Ships from United Kingdom | Import duties may apply

We often hear of political conflicts overland. But what does the land have to say? There is wisdom if we listen closely enough. It’s telling us that it’s not peace that we seek, but harmony. A balance rather than a silence. We are part of a magnificent ecosystem - and it will always be more powerful than our squabbles.

And so, Lovorika decided to create a natural fragrance that embodies one of the most contentious places on earth: the Middle East. We named it Jerusalem as it is the epicentre of a deep, mystical and often misunderstood history. The markets of Jerusalem are adrift with Middle Eastern aromas. If you’ve ever walked through its buzzing stoney passages you’ll smell fresh herbs, fruit, incense, tobacco, flowers and attars. Jerusalem fragrance is a genderless evocative, soft spicy-floral that encapsulates the best of Middle Eastern culture. If the ‘leaders’ are not ready to bring harmony to the land for their people, then we’ll bring the people the harmonious land. 

Grapefruit is grown in the coastal plains of Israel. Not only will you see locals eating it on the beaches and having it with their breakfast, it is believed to be the original fruit that tempted Eve in the Garden of Eden. It has been indigenous to the land since the very beginning of recorded history and so it is aptly their top Top Note.

From Palestine, we have olive oil ethically sourced from rain-fed and hand-picked olives that have been pressed on the day they were picked, which adds not just to the taste but to the aroma! The local farmers have tended their trees by hand for generations. Agriculture is the most significant sector in Palestine and it comes from a company committed to protecting, supporting and making local farming sustainable.

Jaffa orange is particularly special. Not only is the intoxicating aroma sweet, but so is the history of coexistence from which it is born. Jaffa (in Hebrew Yafo and in Arabic Yafa) is an ancient port famous for the biblical story of Jonah and the whale. It is an area today - in Southern Tel Aviv - where Jews and Muslims live together peacefully. It is also home to the Armenian Church at Saint Nicholas Monastery. It is a vibrant, diverse, and artistic area that - Lovorika thinks - exemplifies ‘peace in the Middle East’.

Jasmine is one of the most popular flowers in the Middle East. It is also the national flower of Syria. The two types popular in the Middle East are jasmine (Jasminum officinale) and Arabian jasmine or al-full (Jasminum sambac) - both in Lovorika's Jerusalem. Some in the Muslim world believe that the jinn, or genies – spiritual beings said to interact with the human world – are attracted by the plant’s heady, intoxicating fragrance.

Orange Blossom from Tunisia is a refreshing and uplifting floral. Early spring is the time of year when Tunisians living in Cap Bon have their annual orange blossom harvest. The days of distillation are a time of celebration and perhaps no coincidence that the oil is known for calming the nerves and soothing the soul. 

Turkish Rose simply exudes joy and is grown in Isparta, also known as the Rose District and located in the south west part of Anatolia aka Asia Minor, the peninsula of land that today constitutes the Asian portion of Turkey.

Persian Saffron. Just. Magical. This popular spice from Iran has a salty-leathery aroma that is tremendously sensual and warm. Saffron is quite significant in Iranian culture. In mythological episode of Shahnameh, there are cases provided on how ancient Iranians used saffron in their ceremonies and rituals.

Frankincense is synonymous with church. As soon as you enter the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, incense bearers waft frankincense throughout (they take this role seriously- you may not want to get out of their way!) The Church was built into the traditional site of Jesus’ crucifixion and burial. But did you know most frankincense today comes from Somalia? Lovorika's comes from a Somalian Cooperative project committed to granting small, local stakeholders both access and control on the frankincense market.

Tobacco. No, it’s not originally from the Middle East, however it has been embraced into the culture. Hookah is the name of a large water pipe that originated in India but gained popularity in the Middle East, and Shisha is the name of the tobacco mixture that is smoked in it. The smoke dances throughout the Armenian, Jewish, Muslim and Christian quarters of Jerusalem... and so it’s in Lovorika's Jerusalem.

Jerusalem is not about politics or religion. It is about a unified culture with an intertwined history that harnesses scent to tell its story. 

TOP NOTES:

Israeli Grapefruit
Jaffa Sweet Orange 
Palestinian Olive 

HEART NOTES: 

Egyptian Jasmine 
Arabian Sambac
Tunisian Orange Blossom 
Turkish Rose 

BASE NOTES: 

Persian Saffron Attar 
Frankincense 
Tobacco 

INGREDIENTS:

Coco-caprylate, Crocus sativus (Saffron), Nicotiana (Tobacco), Citrus aurantium var. amara (Orange Blossom), Rosa Damascena (Rose), Citrus aurantium dulcis (Sweet Orange), Boswellia Serrata (Frankincense), Jasmine Officinale (Jasmine), Jasminum Sambac (Arabian Jasmine), Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit), Santalum Spicatum (Sandalwood), Olea europaea (Olive), Vitis vinifera (Grape), Limonene*, Linalool*, Citral*, Citronellol*, Geraniol*, Eugenol*, Farnesol*,

*Natural isolates

ALL LOVORIKA's PARFUMS ARE VEGAN, PARABENS-FREE, ALCOHOL-FREE, ETHICAL AND SUSTAINABLE.

Lovorika is an ethical fragrance brand rooted in natural perfumery & aromatherapy. They use the highest grade essential oils, luxurious Absolutes, Resins, CO2s, and Natural Isolates sustainably sourced globally. As scent is processed in the same part of the brain as emotions and memory, Lovorika believes that olfaction plays a seminal role in a healthy lifestyle.

They are home of the innovative Dry Oil Parfum spray. The non-greasy formula lasts longer while hydrating and moisturising your skin. Each parfum is hand-blended, then aged 4-6 weeks in Miron glass, a bio-life enhancing container that allows the oils to blend and mature.

Lovorika have been awarded the Eco-Age Brandmark in recognition of championing the exclusive use of natural ingredients through handmade and homemade gender-neutral fragrances, engaging with the local community, and integrating circularity through glass bottle take-back initiatives.

Founder Daphna Rowe is an Ethical Fragrance Ambassador advocating for better transparency on fragrance labels.

Lovorika perfumes are:

DIRTY FLORAL:  a gender neutral, sullied sweet composition of musky tobacco floral.

EDEN ROAD: a harmonious, gender neutral blend of honeysuckle citrus with coffee and vetiver.

FRESH WOOD: a gender neutral woody and sage scent with mimosa and violet leaf phantoms.

VIA BLANCA: a gender-neutral white floral heart, citrus top and a gently spiced base, embodies the vibrancy of Southern Europe’s coastal cities.

To discover more like this, visit our vegan perfume collection.

As a marketplace, we sell many beautiful vegan and sustainable brands – but we don’t hold stock, so when you order a product from us, the item is shipped from the brand directly. This eliminates needless carbon emissions and use of resources from not having to have the item packaged and shipped to us, and then repackaged and shipped out again to the customer; and not having to run major warehouse operations in addition to those of our brands.

If you have purchased multiple items from different brands at the same time, each item will be sent separately and directly from each individual brand.

We manage all customer communications, so if you have any questions or issues with delivery of your item, please contact us at customers@immaculatevegan.com.

Delivery Times

Our brands usually dispatch items within 1-2 days of your order. Shipping can take between 3-10 days depending on where you are based and where the brand is based. If an item is made to order, this will be clearly indicated in the product's description.

Delivery Destinations & Costs

We currently ship to the following territories: UK & Europe, North America (US, Canada, and Mexico), Australia, New Zealand, Israel, UAE, Hong Kong, and Japan.

Note: Each of our brands select which countries in the world they deliver to, and they set their own delivery costs for each country (which will vary). If this is not clearly stated on the individual product page, then you will be able to check in the shopping bag before proceeding to payment.

Our brands also select their own couriers, which may also differ by country.

Our Prices, VAT & Import Taxes

If you order an item that ships to you from within your own country, there will be no additional taxes or fees on receipt of goods.

If you order an item that ships to you from another country, your order may be subject to VAT and/or import duties, which are the result of international trade agreements between countries and unfortunately not within our control.

All of the prices shown on our store already include UK VAT at 20%. However, please note the following scenarios:

Customers within the UK:

  • All products shipped to you from within the UK already include VAT, and there will be no further charges.
  • Products shipped to you from outside the UK under £135 will also include VAT, with no further charges.
  • Products shipped from outside the UK over £135 may be liable to import duties on delivery of the item.

Customers within the EU:

  • All products shipped to you from within your own country already include VAT, and there will be no further charges.
  • Products shipped to you from outside your country under 150 Euros will include VAT, with no further charges.
  • Products shipped from outside your country over 150 Euros may be liable to import duties on delivery of the item.

Customers in the rest of the world, including USA & Canada:

The majority of regions outside UK & EU do not have VAT or import duties that apply except for very high value orders – however this differs by country, so please check with your local customs office if you aren't sure.

Payment of VAT & Import Duties

As the customer, you are responsible for paying any duties that apply in your region. These will be charged at point of delivery, and payable through the courier. Please note, you will be required to pay any relevant VAT & duties before your order will be released to you.

Depending on the courier used by the brand, you will have either an option to pay any additional fees online by following the tracking number available once your order is shipped, or directly to your courier upon delivery.

Unfortunately, if you fail to pay these charges and the parcel is returned to sender, we will not be able to refund your original shipping costs, although we will of course refund the cost of your item, when it has been received by the brand.

Delivery Confirmation

A delivery confirmation email from Immaculate Vegan will be sent to you as soon as the order has been sent. This email will contain a tracking number and the date the brand dispatched the item.

If you want to know the status of your delivery, please use the tracking number and link in this delivery confirmation email. This is the easiest and quickest way for you to get this information. 

If a brand is experiencing a high volume of orders, or other factors such as poor weather or postal strikes, delivery may be delayed by a few days.

If you experience a delivery issue which has not been resolved by the courier, please contact us and we will do our best to resolve this. 

Incorrect Address Details

Please ensure your address is completed correctly and a valid phone number is available at order. Immaculate Vegan does not take responsibility for lost or undelivered items if the address is incorrect.

If your order is returned to the brand, the cost of redelivery must be paid before it is despatched again.

Damages

Please see our Returns Policy

We hope you love the items you buy from us; we take the utmost care in ensuring our brands and products are of a high quality. Additionally, as shipping goods has an environmental impact, we hope to minimise returns by giving you as much information as possible about each product. 

However, we understand that from time to time things might not be quite what you expected. So here is our policy and instructions if you ever need to return a product.

How do I request a return?

Immaculate Vegan is a multi-brand marketplace. That means that we offer products from different brands based in different countries. So you need to return your item directly to the brand supplier, not to Immaculate Vegan.

If you want to return an item, you need to inform Immaculate Vegan, not the brand. Please email us at customers@immaculatevegan.com. We will email you with instructions, including a returns form with the returns address for that brand.

How long do I have to return my order? 

You have 14 days to inform us of your desire to return an item, and then a further 14 days from the date you notify us to send back the item.

Do you offer free returns?

Unfortunately because they are small, independant brands, the vast majority of our brands are NOT able to offer free shipping. If the supplier offers free returns, a Free Post sticker or code will be included in the packaging.

In what condition will you accept returns?

All items returned must be in their original condition – unused, unworn, unwashed, in the original packaging and with original labels and any hygiene stickers attached. All beauty products must be unopened, with all seals in place. Unfortunately, our suppliers will not be able to accept any items that fail to meet these criteria. 

What can be returned?

Any item – regular priced or sale price – may be returned and refunded. This includes items purchased with a promotional or discount code.

However, any custom-made / made to order products cannot be returned and refunded.

Return costs

Unfortunately because they are small, independant brands, the vast majority of our brands are NOT able to offer free shipping. If the supplier offers free returns, a Free Post sticker or code will be included in the packaging.

If the supplier does not offer free returns, you are responsible for packaging up the item and posting it back at your own cost. In this instance, we recommend a signed-for and tracked delivery with proof of postage. This is to ensure that if an item goes missing, it can be tracked.

The exception to this is when the item is faulty, in which case the brand is responsible for paying for costs of returning the item. Please inform us if you receive a faulty item as soon as possible, by emailing us at customers@immaculatevegan.com.

Any delivery costs or import taxes you may have had to pay to receive an item cannot be refunded by us upon the return of that item.

You are responsible for any item being returned until it arrives back at the supplier.

It is your responsibility to fill out any customs declaration form correctly. When filling in the customs declaration form, please consult with your post office personnel how to declare a return exempt from import duties. Otherwise the brand may be charged customs import taxes, which they will deduct from your refund amount.

Processing your return

Once your returned item is received and inspected, the supplier will notify us, and we will then send you an email confirming this.

If your return is approved, your refund will be processed. We aim to refund you as soon as we can, once your returned item has been processed by the supplier.

We are legally obliged to ensure your money is refunded within 14 working days of receipt of the returned goods in a saleable condition.

Please note that original shipping costs are not refundable unless the delivered item is faulty.

Exchanges

Most of our brand partners allow exchanges, although some only offer a return and refund. If you wish to have an exchange, please contact us at customers@immaculatevegan.com.

Duties

If you have had to pay import duty on a purchase, then you may be able to reclaim that from your local tax office, if you return the goods. Immaculate Vegan is not responsible for any additional customs and taxes applied to an order.

Returns & Damages

Immaculate Vegan is not liable for any items damaged or lost during delivery. If this does occur, please let us know and we will contact the brand and then follow up with you. 

Cancellation policy and process 

You can cancel an order that you have paid for if it has not yet been dispatched. To do this, please notify us by using the Contact Us form on our website or email us at customers@immaculatevegan.com.

If you cancel an order that has been dispatched you are obliged to pay the cost of the return shipping. Note: we are unable to refund this or the original shipping fee.

We aim to process your refund within than 5 days of receipt of goods.

Any custom-made or made-to-order products cannot be cancelled.

Note

This policy applies to products purchased from the www.immaculatevegan.com website only.

Questions?

Please contact us using the Contact Us form if you have any questions about returns or cancellations that we haven’t answered, or email us customers@immaculatevegan.com.

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