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Anna Zworykina Perfumes are all-natural artisan fragrances for those perfumery connoisseurs, who would like to expand their horizon of olfactory sense and get incredible olfactory experiences. Adventurous explorers that appreciate soulful hand-crafted creations will be glad to discover the unique symphony of natural perfumery, its diversity and opportunities for self-exploration and expression.

ADVENTURE

Connecting with natural perfumery is always a unique adventure, exploration of the world and of your own self, discovery of yet unknown aspects of life.

Multi-dimensional compositions of natural fragrances are similar in nature to complex paint palettes or unique voices of ethnic musical instruments. Unlike open notes of synthetic perfumes, these are softer, quieter, manifesting in a more intimate way. And yet with all this quiet subtlety, natural fragrances can astonish you with their hidden depth and warmth; they can help you forget about the bustle of everyday life and find a source of joyful creative inspiration.

Using natural perfumes is a special ritual, a moment for you alone to contemplate the subtle aromatic play, submerging into the depth of aromatic polyphony.

Anna says that "you cannot enter the same fragrance more than once" describing a changing living nature of natural perfumes. Playing upon thousands of variations, a fragrance will act differently depending on every person, depending on the time of the day and the season, even on your mood.

Fragrances of Anna Zworykina Perfumes are living beings that grow, change, blossom and fade, connecting with your skin, entering into a dialogue with you, inviting you to participate in perfume creation by adding your own notes and meanings.

UNIQUENESS

Artisan perfumery is a choice for those who seek individuality of style. Hand made by an artist these creations let us express our personalities by finding something that resonates with you and no one else.

Nowadays, getting tired of modern world standards, more and more people are leaning towards a "slow-life" style and choosing hand-made creations. Hand-made things allow us to be in harmony with ourselves without chasing after superfluous expectations.

Intriguing compositions of artisan perfumes are not like perfumery mainstream: even the most traditional and classic fragrances among them still carry their own style, a spark and a note of humor.

DIVERSITY

In Anna Zworykina Perfumes collection you can find fragrances to accompany every unspoken song of the soul, find a fragrance to accompany any and every day, every hour and second to make every moment of your life's journey unique and incredible.

Perfumes for the social events that will highlight your style and taste.
Perfumes for you alone – for those sacred states and moments that are only for you to experience.
Perfumes for the two. Fragrances to express the feelings, which cannot be put into words.
Perfumes about a dream to carry you off into the realm of your imagination.
Perfumes for an ordinary day, and perfumes for exploring unknown cities.
Diverse array of natural ingredients and vast olfactory library of perfumes.

 

Anna Zworykina Perfumes are all-natural artisan fragrances for those perfumery connoisseurs, who would like to expand their horizon of olfactory sense and get incredible olfactory experiences. Adventurous explorers that appreciate soulful hand-crafted creations will be glad to discover the unique symphony of natural perfumery, its diversity and opportunities for self-exploration and expression. 

Anna Zworykina Perfumes are all-natural artisan fragrances for those perfumery connoisseurs, who would like to expand their horizon of olfactory sense and get incredible olfactory experiences. Adventurous explorers that appreciate soulful hand-crafted creations will be glad to discover the unique symphony of natural perfumery, its diversity and opportunities for self-exploration and expression. 

In Anna Zworykina Perfumes collection you can find fragrances to accompany every unspoken song of the soul, find a fragrance to accompany any and every day, every hour and second to make every moment of your life's journey unique and incredible. 

Perfumes for the social events that will highlight your style and taste.

Perfumes for you alone – for those sacred states and moments that are only for you to experience.

Perfumes for the two. Fragrances to express the feelings, which cannot be put into words.

Perfumes about a dream to carry you off into the realm of your imagination.

Perfumes for an ordinary day, and perfumes for exploring unknown cities.

Diverse array of natural ingredients and vast olfactory library of perfumes.  

Anna Zworykina

Anna Zworykina Perfumes are all-natural artisan fragrances for those perfume connoisseurs who would like to expand their olfactory horizons and experiences. Adventurous explorers that appreciate soulful, hand-crafted creations will be glad to discover this unique symphony of natural perfume, its diversity and opportunities for self-exploration and expression.

Anna Zworykina Perfumes is an artisan perfume house, creating hand-crafted perfumes exclusively of pure and natural essences for almost 15 years.

Anna is well-known among Russian perfumistas as a perfumer and popularizer of the natural perfume trend.

Anna Zworykina Perfumes are created exclusively from of pure and natural essences. Anna has over 500 natural ingredients in her perfumery palette. Anna's experience, her theoretical and practical knowledge enable her to select only the best quality perfumery materials. In years of working in perfumery field, Anna selected suppliers with impeccable reputation and best products on the market.  

Regular Сollection and Limited Edition Collections of Anna Zworykina Perfumes contain about 100 perfumes - from classic compositions to avant garde, "rebel" scents. It is represented by light and sunny groups of "Landscape" fragrances, "Floral" perfumes, cozy "Warm and Enwrapping" fragrance compositions. Special pride of regular collection of Anna Zworykina Perfumes is the "Leather" collection that explores all leather themes, and also "Gothic" collection that contains perfumes with the intriguing game of aromatic notes and shifting accents, creating perfume tales for the most demanding and unusual olfactory tastes.

Most perfumes created by Anna Zworykina are unisex and will suit both male and female aficionados of natural perfumery.

Regular Сollection perfumes are alcohol based in Parfum and Eau de Parfum concentration.

 

 

 

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I find Anna Zworykina‘ fragrances very impressive indeed, and largely immune from the mushiness of most natural perfumery. Wisely, she seems to stick to classical forms and puts her skill into making them work optimally. Verdigris, for example, is a resplendent, stonking chypre. You can clearly smell the superb bergamot, cistus and oakmoss singing in harmony. Young Cossack (in Russia Cossacks have a more positive reputation than abroad) is a lovely animalic hay-tonka accord that would make a wonderful masculine, with or without sabre and horse. Her Cuir de Russie is the most eccentric of that name I remember smelling, very floral and less smoky than the usual fare, with a strange and beautiful sweet-green drydown. In the end, empirical evidence prevails: these are perfumes that even a fan of synthetics like me would love to wear.

Though the idea can fuel the imagination profusely - even in my wildest dreams never did I imagine an independent natural perfumer in Russia. Is her apothecary facing the vast tundra? Or hidden in an abandoned shed in the kolchoz? Maybe it's a posh Moscow boutique, with checkered marble floor, where ladies in Russian furs and Chinese silk tafetta marvel at her new creations over caviar and black tea drizzled with sour cherry preserves... Either way, I was intrigued. And lo and behold, not only does such a person exist - she is also talented and adds a fantastic dimension to the international indie perfumers scene. Her name is Anna Zworykina All the perfumes of hers that I've smelled were of a similar style and character: sophisticated, intriguing, purely natural, with depth and complexity that is usually achieved by incorporating house-made botanical tinctures.

It has been my absolute pleasure to have spent many months with the perfumes of Anna Zworykina, and I wish I could review all of them as each one is worthy of a dedicated review. Alas, favorites must be chosen, and Black Gardenia rose to the top rather quickly with its heady mix of white flowers and leather. A lot of leather, and a lot of smoke as well. Anna writes about Billie Holiday and jazz as her inspiration for this perfume, and it would fit right in at a dark smoky club with the scent of a balmy gardenia tucked behind thick sultry hair. Black Gardenia is not a fresh-from-the-garden flower, and it’s not purely gardenia either. It’s an indolic jasmine merged with powdery iris, in addition to notes of bitter crushed leaves amidst the aforementioned leathery backdrop. This is one of those shape shifting perfumes that smells intensely smoky one moment, then utterly inky or floral the next. Complex and sexy, I adore it. Jasmine and Agarwood is another tropical floral from Anna that I was drawn to, but it’s quite different from Black Gardenia. Jasmine and Agarwood is more radiant, but nevertheless intriguing. Gentle mimosa and violet leaf guide this particular perfume experience into luminous green and bright honey. The jasmine feels very dewy and even though this metaphor gets overused when describing perfumes, it really does smell like a tropical garden after a summer’s afternoon rain shower. We are in the middle of a snow storm right now, but somehow Jasmine and Agarwood is sitting well on my skin and doesn’t feel out of place, most likely because there is that hint of agarwood to keep the sweet and misty jasmine from getting too saccharine or fluffy. Ambrette and sandalwood augment this grounding effect even further, but only a touch, as the green aspect of jasmine truly shines in this beautiful fragrance.

Video Review on Maximilian Must Know youtube channel

These samples are truly excellent. They are complex, sophisticated, and evocative--fine achievements in perfumery!

The scent has a smoky dark quality to it, in fact I have not smelled a gardenia scent like this before. It scent reminds me of the period of the book, when the love affair is further along into Anna’s and Vronsky’s romance, and as the many love affairs such as theirs things can sometimes go horribly wrong. Black Gardenia is Karenins holding of hands, whispers of forgiveness, the moments of hidden lust, and the mystery of what can be. A warm, dark, lush flower.

Winter Rose by Anna Zworykina The snow might be fluffy but this rose is not powdery at all. The rose’s scent is tempered by the snow. I can smell an almost citrusy sweetness. Although its called Winter Rose it’s not cold or metallic but warm and ambery. Starts cool and frosty but warms to a bouquet seen through Russian amber.

Anna Zworykina will be responsible for me retuning home from Russia and getting rid of almost all of my perfume collection. I have never before encountered such complexity in natural perfumes. And they are so much better than both mainstream and niche ones- almost always there's something chafing my nose there. But AZ's masterpieces are just perfect!

Amazing natural perfumes with a complexity and depth that is like nothing I have smelled. A profound mastery demonstrated in masterfully developed frangrances that glow all day, over 12 hours, with an interplay of accords, notes and emotions that never disappoints.

Anna Zworykina is not only a perfumer, she is an artist. Her perfumes are liquid art. She is especially good when she works with themes such as sadness, sorrow, things lost, decay and melancholia in her perfumes. The scents are so evocative, unique, creative and beautiful, and of such good quality. Sillage is fabulous, and so is the longevity of her creations. I'm definitely a fan, and will purchase several scents in full bottle size after trying the samples.

Introduction to Anna Zworykina Perfumes (Russia) with Igor + Worldwide Sample Set GIVEAWAY

«Сuir de Russie Anna Zworykina perfumes: Warm horse saddle worn smooth from use, a pitch black velvet cloak flying madly, a majestic beast in the wilderness»

FAQ

If you cannot find the answer to your question here, please, write Anna, she will be glad to answer you.

WHAT MATERIALS ARE USED IN CREATING ANNA ZWORYKINA PERFUMES?

WHAT ARE YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR GETTING TO KNOW NATURAL FRAGRANCES WHO ARE FAMILIAR ONLY WITH SYNTHETIC MOLECULE BASED PERFUMES?

WHAT ARE THE SAFETY RULES FOR USING NATURAL PERFUMES?

WHAT IS A RIGHT WAY TO STORING NATURAL PERFUMES AND WHAT IS THEIR EXPIRATION TIME?

IS IT POSSIBLE FOR NATURAL PERFUMES TO GO BAD?

HOW LONG-LASTING ARE NATURAL PERFUMES? WHAT IS THEIR LONGEVITY?

WHERE DO YOU RECOMMEND TO APPLY NATURAL PERFUMES?

 

WHAT MATERIALS ARE USED IN CREATING ANNA ZWORYKINA PERFUMES?

I create my perfumes exclusively from natural plant (very rarely animal) substances in the form they were extracted: as essential oils, absolutes, concretes, resins, alcohol or oil infusions, or pomades, resulting from home enfleurage. 

With some rare exceptions, extractions are not modified; certain parts are not separated to enhance best aromatic qualities. 

All materials are 100% natural. I get them from trusted suppliers in the US.

Some materials are "certified organic", however, Anna Zworykina Perfumes are not organic.

All my perfumes are alcohol based. 

In creating my perfumes I do not use synthetic fragrances compounds and fixatives, synthetic musks and pheromones. 

 

WHAT ARE YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR GETTING TO KNOW NATURAL FRAGRANCES WHO ARE FAMILIAR ONLY WITH SYNTHETIC MOLECULE BASED PERFUMES?

Try natural perfumes only on the skin. Smelling perfumes in a bottle or on a blotter strip may create a distorted impression about a fragrance because natural perfumes are meant to be used only on the skin or on the clothes. 

While you get to know natural perfumes always follow the safety rules that I describe in the next section.

Before trying on  perfumes that were delivered by mail, especially during colder seasons, let them sit in the room temperature for a few days.

Standard places for applying a fragrance are the wrists and inside of your elbows. Natural fragrances have a tendency to change significantly as they develop. What you smell during the first minute after applying, in a couple of minutes and in ten minutes will differ. Skip the first ten to fifteen seconds, letting the alcohol evaporate from the skin. 

I recommend introducing yourself to one fragrance in one day because comparing to synthetic perfumes, natural ones have a much more complex structure and they unveil in unpredictable ways.  Some spark brightly from the start while others need more time to fully shine.

It's recommended not to try more than two perfumes in one day. If you have to try more in a short period of time, refresh your olfactory receptors by drinking water or tea. I prefer warm, smooth-flavored green tea.

 

WHAT ARE THE SAFETY RULES FOR USING NATURAL PERFUMES?

Certain essential oils and absolutes that are used in natural perfumes may cause allergies. 

I advise those who are prone to allergic reactions, pregnant and nursing women, as well as people with chronic illnesses to be extra careful. 

Before trying on natural perfumes, study the list of ingredients and consult with your doctor.

If you're prone to allergies, always perform an allergic reaction test before using a new perfume: apply perfume to the inside part of your elbow. If there is no sign of unpleasant reaction (redness, swelling, rash) in the course of a few hours, you may safely use the fragrance.

Before going outside into the sun, do not apply fragrances made from natural ingredients to the exposed parts of the skin because some essential oils may cause the skin to become extra sensitive to various kinds of ultraviolet light. 

 

WHAT IS A RIGHT WAY TO STORING NATURAL PERFUMES AND WHAT IS THEIR EXPIRATION TIME?

Keep perfumes away from abrupt temperature changes and store them in a dark place.

I would not recommend to store perfumes in a very humid place.

Natural perfumes that do not contain citrus oils that are easily oxidisable, can live for up to 5 yeas. Light, citrusy fragrances for up to a year and a half to two years.

Perfumes will not turn to poison after that but will loose their initial brightness of fragrance. 

 

IS IT POSSIBLE FOR NATURAL PERFUMES TO GO BAD?

Natural ingredients contained in perfumes slowly change over time. For example, citrus oils are oxidized loosing brightness of the fragrance. 

Perfumes cannot turn "bad" or "sour", because it's an alcohol based compound of aromatic extracts that does not contain water.

However, if a perfume bottle is not properly closed and kept in a very humid place, perfume's structure may change.

Perfumes in sample vials are not meant to be stored for many years.

 

HOW LONG-LASTING ARE NATURAL PERFUMES? WHAT IS THEIR LONGEVITY?

Natural perfumes can last from 1-1,5 hour for Eau de toilette concentration to a few days (applied to hair or clothing) for Eau de parfum or Parfum concentration.

Lasting time also depends on a perfume group. For example, fragrances from the "citrus" group tend to disappear from the skin faster than those from the "oriental" group.

Natural and "not only natural" but otherwise similar fragrances from the same group of perfumes taken in the same concentration will have different lasting times.

"Not only natural" ones will retain their scent longer because of added fixatives. The lighter the fragrance is, the faster it will vanish from the skin if it's not anchored by fixatives which is typically done in "not only natural" perfumery.

At the same time more complex perfume compounds in oriental style that contain more basic aromatic ingredients can easily compete with similar "not only natural" fragrances of the same concentration level.

 

WHERE DO YOU RECOMMEND TO APPLY NATURAL PERFUMES?

Where to apply a perfume depends on what scent longevity and intensity you expect to get. Usually, perfumes are applied to the "pulse points" - the inner wrists, neck, behind the ears, inside of the elbows, dip on the collar bone. It is done so because the temperature is higher where blood vessels are closer to the skin which makes fragrance molecules evaporate faster, emanating scent from the skin.

Usually fragrances last much longer on the hair and clothing than on the skin.

So, if you especially value scent's longevity - apply perfume to the hair or to the clothing if it's dark enough not to be stained or if perfume is colorless