Imaginary Authors The Complete Works Sample Set

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About the Set

Josh Meyer of Imaginary Authors created The Complete Works, Volume 1 & 2 to celebrate ten years of creating wildly inventive and totally original unisex perfumes. Essentially an anthology of Imaginary Authors perfumes to date, these 16 "titles "are stories imagined and told in a bottle. A delightful add to your perfume library, or as a gift for any perfume-loving-bookworm.

Editors Note: One line summaries just won't do these perfumes justice. We've included a few notes to give you a sense of each scent, and we encourage you to click the links of any that pique your interest to read more about the literal story behind each fragrance. Happy browsing!

What's Inside Volume One:
  • Saint Julep
    sweet mint, bourbon, sugar cube & crushed ice
  • Slow Explosions
    saffron, rose absolute, cashmeran & Arpora night market
  • Sundrunk
    neroli, rhubarb, honeysuckle & your first kiss
  • Telegrama
    lavender absolute, black pepper, teak
  • The Soft Lawn
    linden blossom, fresh tennis balls & clay court
  • The Cobra and The Canary
    lemon, orris, tobacco flowers & leather
  • Whispered Myths
    natural Cambodian oud, cantaloupe, honey & salvaged shipwreck
  • Yesterday Haze
    fig, iris, tree bark, walnut bitters & orchard dust
What's Inside Volume Two: FYI

Set contains 16 x 2ml perfume sample spray vials. The 2-volume set is housed in signature Imaginary Authors book-inspired boxes. Sold as a set.

Fulfillment & Shipping

We provide free shipping for USPS orders $75+. 

Ministry of Scent offers shipping to the United States through USPS Ground Advantage and UPS. We process and ship orders within 1-4 days, major holidays excluded. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at

We do not ship on Sundays; Sundays are not included in our shipping window.

We are not responsible for lost or stolen packages. We will not provide replacements or refunds for lost or stolen packages. If you have a risk-prone address, we recommend you send to a safer locale.

First-time orders $125+ and all orders $200+ will be shipped with signature confirmation to ensure safe delivery. Customers may request "no signature confirmation" in the Order Note section of the Shopping Cart page, at their own risk. If the item is stolen after tracked delivery, the order cannot be refunded or replaced. 

We cannot file claims or be held responsible for orders that have been designated as "delivered" by UPS or USPS (and/or signed for by recipient). We can file claims for orders that have be designated as "lost in transit" by UPS or USPS. 

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Sample-only Orders (including Sample Sets)
USPS Ground Advantage*
Standard Shipping
(orders under $75)
USPS Ground Advantage* or UPS Ground  (depending on destination)
Free Shipping
(orders $75 and over)

USPS Ground Advantage* or UPS Ground (depending on destination)

3-Day Shipping
UPS 3-Day Service



*Ship times vary. All products ship from California, shipments can take up to 5 business days to the East Coast. 


We do not accept returns of perfumes, simply because perfumes can't be resold once they've been opened and used. We encourage you to order samples before purchasing full bottles of perfume. And here's the good news — with every sample purchased, we'll send you a coupon code that allows you to redeem the cost of the sample and sample shipping if you buy a full bottle of the fragrance you tried (in other words, you get $10 off).

Please contact if you have a question or issue related to your order or shipping.

Sample Orders

Samples are designed to help you evaluate scents you might want to later purchase as a full bottle. You may order one sample per fragrance, up to 15 total in a single order. Samples are non-refundable.

For sample orders, please check your packing slip for a special code that will allow you to redeem the price of samples and sample shipping when purchase full bottles of the scents you sample ($10 off full bottles).

Complimentary Samples

We provide complimentary samples with $75+ full bottle purchases. You may request up to 3 samples with any qualifying order. Please use the Order Note section on the Shopping Cart overlay to let us know which complimentary samples you would like. We'll try to provide the scents you've requested, but substitutions may occur if items are out of stock. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews

This was quite possible the most well packaged product I’ve ever ordered. I was really amazed at the amount of detail they put into packing my items with care. I received everything in a very timely manner. I am very pleased with the products that were ordered. You can tell the fragrance was made with great care as the first scent I’ve sampled has lasted all day. I would recommend purchasing products from this company to anyone in the market for a new fragrance.


These are so FUN!! I haven’t found a ton between the two boxes that jive with me personally, but mostly because the scents are on the stronger side. I’m newer to the perfume game because my nose is sensitive, but I HAVE found a favorite and the packaging is 10/10 👌

Chapter 1: The Let Down

Was super excited to try this set but ended up being pretty disappointed. While I did enjoy the concept, and some of the scents are an interesting experience, my wife and I didn't find anything that really resonated with us as a scent you'd want on your person. In my opinion, these scents would be better suited as room sprays or candles as they all have a synthetic quality about them.

I will say, I was super curious so see what The Soft Lawn was all about as the tennis ball note was super intriguing and I'll be danged if it didn't actually smell like opening a can of tennis balls on a nice spring day so I do think they hit the mark on their descriptions most of the time.

If this set was half the price, I would say go for it but I can't help but feel a bit let down at the price I paid.

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