BAE Vegan Perfume Launches Shopify
Finally we launch! It has been a long time coming but we made it. We have transferred from our current platform to Shopify. Our motivation for doing this was so, after many requests, we could offer AfterPay. You ask, we listen!
With the launch of our new Shopify store come several changes. For existing customers, you will notice a price increase. We are sorry for this our accountant crunched the numbers and informed us straight up that we were undercharging, and this was before adding in the cost of upgrading to Shopify and offering AfterPay.
There has also been a massive shortage of raw fragrance ingredients which has pushed the price of our perfume formulations north-bound.
On that note, I’d love a moment to talk up our perfumes. The fragrance we source is exceptional. Beyond exceptional. This is one thing I knew I had to get right from the start and I believe it is why we receive great feedback. There are many fragrance manufacturers and there are big price variations between them. We will never go cheap. Ever. It is imperative that our beautiful customers know this. Back to the matter at hand, with these combined elements, our price increase unfortunately had to occur.
Oil Based Perfumes. We are longer offering oil based perfumes. Instead we have sourced an absolutely gorgeous alcohol free base that spritzes just like traditional perfume. It is totally natural, vegan, palm oil free and silicone free. Cyclomethicone is a popular alternative to alcohol however we did not wish to use a silicone base so instead undertook extensive research for an alternative. The downside is that it is expensive in comparison to cyclomethicone and will add $2.95 to the cost of a 20ml bottle.
The bottle that we will be offering on our new store is a 20ml hexagonal spritz bottle. There are only a handful of Australian perfume bottle suppliers and the choice of bottle options are small. I had learned from previous experience that I had to make sure whatever bottle we decided upon would be accessible long term. As we offer masculine perfumes, I had to find a bottle that was unisex, one that could respectfully pass if it were given to a male. I also had to consider the weight, for postage calculations as well as being suitable for handbags and travel. They will still last 6-12 months even with daily use, depending on the spritz count.