SHP Evolution - Origin Story

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An earthy & sensual blend of jasmine with a rich, warm base of amber, vanilla, and sandalwood laced with deep and smoky notes of patchouli. Origin Story is based on the skeletal structure of the very first fragrance Sarah Horowitz made, and represents the moment of inception for her journey into the world of perfumery.

From Sarah Horowitz
During my first year of college I stumbled into a perfumery on Newbury Street. Enya playing, crystals on the bar, and hundreds and hundreds of beautiful apothecary bottles with mysterious oils inside. It called to me. I fell in love. I stepped through that door in 1988, and although the location has changed- in truth I have never left. When I think of where I am, and where I dream to go, I cannot help but reflect back on where it all began.

Japanese Yuzu, cassis, jasmine grandiflorum, Egyptian jasmine, black rose, spicy patchouli, French vanilla, China musk, Tunisian patchouli, Mysore sandalwood, rich amber

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 ship orders within 1-3 days, major holidays excluded. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at

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. 

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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).

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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. 

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