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Independent artisan project Acidica Perfumes was founded in 2011 by Elena Markova. It started as natural perfumery, based on tinctures, high quality alcohol, essential oils, absolutes only. Later Elena Markova, the olfactory artist, began using synthetic components. Acidica Perfumes edps and perfumes are alcohol based.
Credo of this project is to make everything with own hands. Texts, perfumes, photos, website, videos, podcasts, articles include a flicker of their creator's soul and we appreciate a lot when our perfumes get to the right people. Then true magic starts, and each perfume helps and raises the spirit of those who wear them with pleasure.
Each perfume feedback section has its own background color on this website. This is author's idea of synesthetic perception of odor and correspondent colors, one more manifestation of perfume as a kind of art that evokes imagination and is not limited just by smelling.
Acidica Perfumes sit close to skin, all of the perfumes are different and have strong personality. Perfume collections are dedicated to Russian nature, tea, elements. Beautiful and natural landscapes, dreams and memories hidden in artisan perfume invite to travel together and to get many vivd impressions at once. Everyone who likes to change perfume few times a day depending on their mood will find these perfumes very handy.
Acidica Perfumes inspired Elena Pilgun from Petersburg, Russia to draw a series of watercolors based on her impressions of the perfumes. This is how our postcards appeared, and you can enjoy them on this website and order any you like.
We create multidimensional stories uniting olfactory, visual arts and storytelling. We invite you to join us in our travel across the olfactory universe and let everybody find his own fragrant Holy Grail.
Photo by Natalya Vitkovskaya
Color of scent collection
Russian forest collection
The black four collection
The elements collection
Dolce vita collection
Perfumes out of collections
Click on the collection's name to find out more about each of the collections.
Color of Scent collection (Monarda obscura, Amber labyrinth, Helleborus, Summer is back, Rose cider, Winter forest) 2019-2020 Tea collection (Marsala chai, Ginger tea, Boston tea party, 8 jewels tea) 2016-2017
Russian forest (Roads of Ladoga, Moon of honey, The Dark path, Northern magic, Tree's blood, Misty Samhain) 2011-2017
Dolce vita (911, Second skin, Mesoamerica, Rosa mystica, La Femme amoureuse, Candied orange) gourmet fragrances 2012-2016
The Elements (Fire, Water, Air, Blade, Earth) - a series of natural edps 2018
The Black 4 (Slovenian vine, Alba, Harem, In Love) semi-synthetic edps series 2018
The other perfumes (Creosote time, All summer in a day, Avenue of Desires, Indian Summer) 2012-2018
Feedback on Acidica Perfumes
Helen's perfumes are like a secret garden for my soul, dwelling in which softens and replenishes it. I do love them, all of them, taking them as they are – wild and non-conformist, and so out-of-the world. Once in a while I find my true love among these beautiful creatures, like Time of Creosote that simply swept me off my feet with its sweet boldness and strong character. And it makes me feel snug and warm and safe, and – yes, it's so very enchanting... Thank you, Helen. I guess, I'll be back soon for another handful of wonders!
It seems that you can make a perfume of any idea or story, and this is true magic!
"I'd like to thank the artist! I'vé got the responce to my order in a couple of hours, Acidica kindly proposed to meet in a suitable place and time for me so that I could confirm my choice of perfumes. Indeed, I changed my opinion during the relaxed degustation, I was totally charmed with the perfume 911 and later with Moon of Honey. Pleasant and polite communication, smile, comments and delicacy, and the most important – excellent artwork, are the traits of true artist. Highly recommend to everyone!
Total true about communicable and pleasant to talk to artist! Fragrances are not flat, they transform and reveal themselves on skin without giving away all their secrets, and it is a great pleasure for me to watch this process. I got on well with «911» and «Northern magic» instantly: 911 is creamy and grassy, very comfortable and substantive, Northern magic is wonderful fragrance of holiday and Yule (I was lucky to meet dark and gloomy smells of conifer needles, but this one is fresh, light and sweet due to the mix of apples and fir needles). I did not manage to feel «Roads of Ladoga» at its best at once, but the colder is the weather, the better it smells on me. «La Femme Amoureuse» did not suit me due to my antipathy to a certain note, but this is my individual trait that revealed itself suddenly. I thank the artist a lot!
"Great acquaintance in every sense, including both the author and the perfume. I recommend the meeting in person, then you have an opportunity to try the fragrances and finally make sure you've made the right choice. Half of the day I'm dwelling in unfamiliar and beautiful new world. I recommend the artist"
"My olfactory literacy is close to zero, and most part of natural perfume seemed alike to me when I got first acquainted with it. I could name a couple of the most impressive. But ALL of your perfumes look different and I can even guess the ingredients – this really impressed me) Each of your perfumes has its unique «face» and the author's hand is familiar. Plus, you make fast progress in this kind of art. I wish you inspiration!"
The artist is very communicable and polite. I tried my purchase on at once. It seems that this perfume can detect customer's gender:) It smells like northern feminine magic – fir needles (one of kennings for woman in scaldic poetry is «fir-tree of necklaces»), apples (the fruit of eternal youth kept safe by Idunn, the goddess of youth and spring («Renewing»)), smoke of the hearth and smell of dried skins and herbs. And again come out fir needles and warm smoky wood. Thank you very much!
Mutual love at first sight and instant contact with the perfumes, they are vivid, bright, striking, true, natural, gorgeous. Really substantive and strong.
Meet Acidica Perfumes
How to try our perfumes
You can order any of more than 30 Acidica Perfumes original perfumes and edps. Try our sample set. It includes a number of glass vials or plastic atomizers 1 ml each. We have sets of 4, 6 or 9 samples of any perfume you choose. Please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Participation in artisan perfume exhibitions
Acidica Perfumes often takes part in artisan perfume exhibitions. Due to COVID19 such events happen much less than usual and sample ordering is more safe and preferable.