Eiderdown Press
Unique Books and Hand-Decanted Perfumes

Offering books published by Eiderdown Press & hand-decanted perfumes from the personal collection of Suzanne Keller

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Amouage Epic Woman

Amouage Gold (ladies)

Amouage Jubilation 25

Amouage Lyric Woman

Amouage Opus I

Amouage Ubar

Byredo Green

Caron Parfum Sacre
Caron Tabac Blond

Caron Yatagan

Cartier IV: L'Heure Fougueuse

Chanel Chance

Chanel Coromandel

Chanel Egoiste

Chanel No. 22

Coty Chypre
  (Vintage 1970s)

Creed Fleurs De Bulgarie


Donna Karan Black Cashmere

Estee Lauder Private Collection

Frederic Malle Bigarade Concentree

Frederic Malle Carnal Flower

Frederic Malle Geranium Pour Monsieur

Geoffrey Beene Grey Flannel

Gucci L'Arte di Gucci

Hermes 24, Faubourg

Hermes Eau Des Merveilles

Hermes Hiris

Honoré des Prés Vamp à NY

Jean Desprez Bal A Versailles

Jean Patou 1000

Jil Sander No. 4

L'Artisan Parfumeur Nuit de Tubereuse

L'Artisan Parfumeur Tea for Two

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Absolue Pour le Soir


Molinard Habanita

Mona Di Orio Les Nombres d'Or Vanille

Montale Black Aoud

Montale Boise Vanille

Odin 04 Petrana

Parfumerie Generale Un Crime Exotique

Parfums de Nicolai Sacrebleu

Parfums Delrae Amoureuse

Pascal Morabito Or Black

Profumum Roma D'Ambrosia

Robert Piguet Fracas

Robert Piguet Visa

Serge Lutens Arabie

Serge Lutens Borneo 1834

Serge Lutens Chene

Serge Lutens Chergui

Serge Lutens Muscs Koublai Khan

Serge Lutens Un Lys

Serge Lutens Vetiver Oriental

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb

What Is A Decant? 
Decanting is a method of transferring the contents of a larger container into a smaller one.  A fragrance is decanted from its original manufacturer’s bottle into either a small glass sample vial or atomizer bottles of various sizes by one of several methods: either by transferring with a sterile pipette, or by pouring the perfume through a small metal funnel, or often by directly spraying the contents into the smaller container. Each fragrance is freshly decanted just prior to shipping or delivery.

Why Decant? 
The reasons are many: it allows perfume aficionados to sample scents that aren't available in their area, or to "test drive" a fragrance and prolong the purchase of a full bottle until they know whether it clicks with them.  Decanting allows a person to buy a small quantity of a pricey perfume that is otherwise unaffordable – and it’s great for the person who only wants, say, a quarter-ounce of a fragrance rather than a huge amount.  For the truly scent-obsessed, decants make it affordable to have an entire perfume wardrobe and to enjoy sniffing a little bit of everything!

Image: 5-ml glass spray decant bottle (left side of photo) along with 1.5 ml spray sample vials (foreground and left) and packaging materials, including gift bag. Original manufacturer's bottles are in the background (these are the bottles I decant from). Photo by Suzanne Keller.


Read the latest in
 Suzanne’s Perfume Journal 

Beatnik Emptiness Incense: Elegant Smoke Signals

(Created by a Cherish Blogger)

There are a number of blogs where I can call myself a faithful reader, which for me implies that I show up at least once a week and consume pretty much everything the blogger has written since my last visit, and this is certainly the case with Victoria Jent’s perfume and beauty blog EauMG. Considering how long I’ve been involved in the online perfume community, and how I’m now at a point where I’m essentially sated when it comes to perfume collecting, it takes something unique to bring me to a blog regularly, and in the case of EauMG, there are several things—the first one being the sly humor and quirky descriptions one often finds in Victoria’s posts, if one visits often enough. Take, for instance, her review of Frederic Malle’s Dans Tes Bras, a perfume created to mimic the scent of skin and which Victoria reveals to have a number of facets—not just a powdery violet floral, but also a tinge of something that smells like salt, blood and mushrooms—and which she ultimately describes as smelling like: “A really cute nosebleed. I know that sounds gross, but that’s what it is like on my skin – mineral violet-heliotrope. It’s the kawaii-est bloody nose ever,” she says in the wrap-up of her review (Victoria’s Final EauPinion). »Click to read article in its entirety

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