Return of the Yeti April 01 2017
It's been a while. I've missed you too.
Changes are coming to Smelly Yeti! You might see that the sample pack option is no longer available - that's because individual samples are a thing now. If you buy enough, I'll put em in a little box, but now you don't have to buy everything in chunks of five!
Sadly, this may be the last year Smelly Yeti is around, at least for a while. I'm going to grad school in the fall and SY will go on an extended hiatus. I don't want to say that it'll be closed FOREVER - I really can't predict the future, and I don't see myself ever abandoning it, not entirely. But yeah, it'll be closed for a good long while. I'm not good at juggling a thousand things at once, sadly. I get consumed with stress and all that stuff.
That said, don't freak out! The shop closing is not coming for a while. I just barely reopened the dang thing, for goodness sake. And I have a lot of ideas for how to use some of my remaining soap/salt/etc making supplies before that happens! So keep an eye out for new things.
Black Friday and State of the Yeti Address November 24 2016
Hi everybody! I haven't been on social media much, and I apologize. If you're interested in just the Black Friday code, here it is!
Use it to get 20% off of any orders made in the next few days.
Now, to address other things:
After his long struggle with kidney disease, my cherished cat Darcy passed away. You've maybe noticed a bit of an absence from social media, and the fact that the Spooky Box never materialized - Believe me when I say that I really wanted to do those things, but my plans were derailed. I got a little caught up in grief and some things may have slipped. The spooky things may materialize in the off season of early 2017 - I still had a bunch of stuff made, I just didn't manage to get everything together quite in time.
I'm also taking a bit of a break from Smelly Yeti after Black Friday. I need time to work on product development, streamlining things to make sure that when I reopen I can have a good TAT (and this may result in discontinuing the sample sets and some lower-performing general catalog scents) consistently, and I also need to work on finishing my book. So Smelly Yeti will be closed for all of December 2016, and will probably return in February 2017, but that is subject to change.
To end the post on a somewhat more positive note, the Clue-themed Red Herring collection is back in the store! WOOO
The Mist September 20 2016
One of the biggest problems people have with indie fragrances is the oil thing. The "How do I use this?" thing. The "This takes too much time, I'll just use one of my other perfumes" thing.
People like spraying their scents. And now they can.
The Mist is a water based spray that contains all the goodness of a full bottle of perfume. I've used mine to cover the smell of the cat box, to freshen up before going to the grocery store, and to add fragrance to my blankets before going to bed. It's good stuff!
How does the oil mix with the water? Emulsifiers!
Does it have preservatives? Yes, and that's a very good thing!
Can it ship overseas? Yes, because it's not alcohol based!
Will it save my marriage? Probably not, go to couples therapy.
Is it safe to use on skin? Yes, but scents with high concentrations of citrus oils may make you more sensitive to the effects of the sun. Try to avoid getting any perfume on your face, just in general.
How is Darcy, your cat who almost died that one time? He's pretty good! Very high maintenance, but he's got an appetite again and loves cuddling. He's still got failing kidneys, but we give him pills and special food and subcutaneous fluids.
What's the deal with the Smell of the Month? Where's the September one? I'm working on some surprises of a very spooky nature. Be patient! I'll email y'all when the time is right.
New Smell of the Month and a CONTEST! March 31 2016
In 2015, Ten Three Labs contacted me about the Phantasmagoria box for October, based on a haunted house with ghostly residents who didn't get along all that well. Specifically, a woman hating ghost stuck with a woman for all eternity. Well, naturally, he would have preferred to be with one of his bros forever. Thus, the concept for La Vie En Bros was born.
When the box was released, many of its recipients bemoaned the fact that it was only available in sample form - they wanted MORE. Well, today that wish is fulfilled!
Jean Claude was a yeti with a dream. A dream of painting. I'd say he achieved that dream, but mostly he's just achieved splattering paint all over things. Enter the raffle for a chance to win a painting of yourself to display proudly in your home! Or maybe you'll bind your soul to it, hide it in the attic, and never age! Lots of options.
Lip Things being discontinued February 24 2016
The lip things created by Fiori Herbals have been a popular item in the Smelly Yeti catalog, and for good reason! Providing vibrant color payoff and feeling comfortable on the lips, they've become some of my favorite lip products.
However, issues with the formula have also been common, with some reporting that their balms are grainy or do not perfectly match the site swatches. I also saw that the labels were prone to wear. While a new formula was developed recently (Kurako being made with this) that initially had promise, it too has demonstrated a tendency to go bumpy.
As of today, the lip things are being discontinued. The remainder of the stock will be sold at a discount. When ordering, be aware that the closeout stock may have somewhat scratched labels and a gritty formula. There will be no refunds for closeout lip things.
The good news is, all of the lip things are now more than 50% off, and if you've had your finger on the trigger, now is the perfect time to try them out at a lower price!
For people who have bought lip things within the last month, message me with your order number and I would be happy to give a partial refund, and I apologize for the inconvenience.
For those with bumpy tubes, here's the solution I've found works best to restore a smooth texture:
Microwave until melted, without cap. This takes 30-45 seconds with one tube, or up to two minutes if you have several in there at the same time.
Carefully move them to the fridge, and let them stay there until they've resolidified and are cool to the touch.
Use as normal.
Will the lip things ever return to the store?
I'd like to say yes, though not in the same form they are now. Any future solid form lip products will likely be wax and oil based, without any butters, and at the moment I'm testing a gloss formula that seems promising for the future.
Will the new lip things be manufactured by Fiori Herbals?
Distance and changing demands on time (I have more of it, she has less) mean that I will make the future lip things, though I'll have her formulas for the discontinued lip things and I'll undoubtedly find myself pestering her for advice!
Happy New Year! January 19 2016
There's a lot going on at the perfumery right now!
Sample packs are back!
Graduation is January's Smell of the Month, so if you missed it in December, now's your chance.
All orders in January get a FREE YETI STICKER because you guys are the best.
The Red Herring Collection is a seasonal collection, and that season is Fall. However, samples and full sizes will be available until February!
USPS changed their shipping rates, tacking on a few extra DOLLARS to international shipping. Sadly, this meant that Smelly Yeti rates had to increase as well.
Jelly Yeti is out of stock at the moment, and there's no real ETA on when they'll be back!
New things are in the works here, from new Lip Things to experimental Smells of the Month to a Spring collection that's bound to get a few people hungry...hungry for apples. Wait, I can't say that. That's a rip off of "Got Milk."
IS THE YETIVERSARY YO October 10 2015
Geeze louise just take your coupon codes and run! There's a lot of new stuff, including Lip Things which are vegan creations of Kae Q! I'm really excited about those, and the Red Herring Collection, but just - there's so much stuff to look at. Just start browsing.
Remember, the 11th is the last day for sample packs in 2015.
flames - 10% off orders $10+
FLAAMES - 15% off orders $30+
FLAMESONTHESIDEOFMYFACE - 20% off orders $50+
Post-Quarantine news July 14 2015
Some of you may remember that in early April, the following notice was placed on the listing for a real yeti.
FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY, WE ARE OFFERING ONE OF OUR YETI AT HALF PRICE!
Jean-Claude was trying to recreate Tommy Fresh (already ill advised) by pouring random bottles of stuff together. I think there was dirt involved. Not the scent note, actual dirt. Anyway, despite the frantic yells of NON MON FRÈRE and ÇA SENT MAUVAIS from other yeti, he poured massive amounts of it onto himself to prove that he was qualified to formulate perfume.
Some of his hair actually curled from the combo and it was only due to the heroic efforts of Albain that the whole bottle wasn't spilled. Jean-Claude has been thoroughly sprayed down, but some of the scent yet remains. Until such a time that he can prove he's reliable, he is being offered at 50% off to any customer willing to take him. The standard precautions still apply, but I suggest several baths.
Following a quarantine and the coordinated efforts of Marie and Pierre, we were able to formulate a way to wash him down in the form of a thick jelly to be worked into his fur. Gloves were worn by all involved and Jean-Claude is sleek, shiny, and above all, safe to be around without a respirator. The jelly was such a success that soon all of our customers will be able to enjoy the use of Jelly Yeti in their own homes.
WAKE UP SHEEPLE June 05 2015
New perfumes have been released!
There's a few more Hellmouth scents and some new general catalog stuff, including the much anticipated THE ILLUMINATI IS REAL AND YES I AM IN IT. Containing the essence of real blackcurrant, it's a darkly fruity scent that is absolutely irresistible.
To commemorate this, the first 50 orders will receive a DELUXE sample with their order instead of the usual sample bottle - a packet of Bubble & Soak, a new bath product that does...well, what doesn't it do?
THE SLIGHTLY UNFORTUNATE NEWS
Also, this last spring involved doing business taxes for the first time! Astonishingly, I made a profit! However, "technically making a profit" is not the same thing as making anything close to minimum wage.
Additionally, as I've been filling sample bottles I've realized that each bottle typically has 1.5 ml in it, not 1. I've adjusted the description on the website to read that sample bottles are 1.3 ml, since I don't want to overpromise.
Both of these factors mean that the sample packs really need to cost $15 to make like, any money. I hope you can forgive me.
THE RAY OF HOPE AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL OF PAIN
This year's Halloween collection is Clue themed. That is all.
Shipping and bottle updates February 03 2015
You didn't think we were gone forever, now did you?
Pricing tiers for international shipping have changed. I know that the cheap international shipping was great, but it really was too good to be true. Most Canadian orders were charged $6 for shipping, but on average most of my shipping labels to Canada cost $7.70. Similar things happened with other international shipments, and especially as Smelly Yeti prepares to expand into other product types, the current shipping model had to be reevaluated.
For reference: Priority shipping starts when a package is a pound or more.
Standard shipping $3
Priority shipping $7.50
Free shipping for orders of $100 and up
Standard shipping $7.50
Priority shipping $20 (I know, but that's what the label actually costs. It's terrible. If your order is a pound exactly, I'd suggest splitting it into two orders to save.)
Free shipping for orders of $150 and up
Rest of the world
Standard shipping $11
Priority shipping $20 (Depending on your order and your country's custom laws, splitting your order into two could help save you money if you do it strategically)
Free shipping for orders of $150 and up
BOTTLES BOTTLES BOTTLES BOTTLES
The bottle style has also changed for full sized perfumes, due to supplier issues. The old style of bottle had a glass dropper with a rubber bulb on the top of the lid. The new style has a simple glass wand attached to the cap. It functions pretty much the same way - you can use it to stir your perfume around, and you can use it to apply your perfume in drops. The new caps will have a yeti on top, so you can see clearly what it is from above.
There are a few full sized perfumes which are in the old bottle style, so for now there's no guarantee as to which bottle style you'll get. But a month from now our inventory should basically all be in the new style.
Now that the unpleasantness is out of the way, an announcement!
The Hellmouth collection will be expanding! Though some villains have already been represented in our catalog (Drusilla, Riley) the rest of the main villains will also get their tributes sometime during 2015!
BLACK FRIDAY November 27 2014
The sale is here.
BlackFriday -10% off orders of $10 or more.
BlackerFriday - 15% off orders of $30 or more.
YeBlackestOfFridays - 20% off orders of $50 or more.
And, as always, orders over $100 get free shipping (USA and Canada) with free international shipping at $150.
Black Friday- it approacheth. November 21 2014
BlackFriday -10% off orders of $10 or more
BlackerFriday - 15% off orders of $30 or more
YeBlackestOfFridays - 20% off orders of $50 or more
And, as always, orders over $100 get free shipping (USA and Canada) with free international shipping at $150.
So there's the coupon codes. New products being announced include
The Hellmouth collection, part two (which will be revealed on black friday)
Proserpine, Pumpkin Spice Latte, and Dame It.
This new release widens the scope of SYP's perfume types, with citrus and spice, books and bakeries, dirt and smoke. There's something for everyone, seriously. If you're having a hard time deciding feel free to shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The sale runs from November 28 to December 1, so you've got all of Consumer Weekend (a proud American tradition) to waffle about exactly which perfumes you want.
Bonjour from Smelly Yeti Perfumery! July 28 2014
Well, it's been a long time coming. As the date (which is from July) of this blog post suggests, I've been trying to get everything open for a while now. It's October. I tried to change the date of the blog post but...whatever. Anyway! After months of testing, cooped up in my laboratory, squirreled away doing research in the dark, I am finally (finally) able to announce that Smelly Yeti is open for business! Also, I've forgotten what sunlight looks like.
Smelly Yeti specializes in perfume oils. If you don't know what those are, go to the About page! It's very useful.
THE HELLMOUTH COLLECTION part one is now available! Featuring perfumes inspired by everyone's favorite demon fighters (and demons) there's something to be found for everyone.
CINEMA SCENTS isn't so much a collection as it is a general category. As a depraved Netflix fiend, I am always trying to recreate aspects of my favorite movies and tv shows through olfactory alchemy. This is how we get scents inspired by Back to the Future, The Wickerman, Ouran High School Host Club, and more! Sometimes I'll put a scent there that is a little bit of a stretch - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was a book first, of course - but that's not a problem, is it?
It is, isn't it.
Oh gosh. What did I do.
Anyway, as an opening special, use the code LAUNCH to get 10% off any order for the first month. Unless you've somehow gotten access to a different coupon code, in which case, use that!
Remember - all orders come with a free sample (chosen by me), candy (because candy), and a plastic dinosaur (because WHY NOT) and if you ask nicely I'll draw a yeti on your invoice. Maybe I will anyway. I like drawing yetis.
Keep being awesome!