With so many fragrance houses launching every year, Harrison has some stiff competition. However, King’s Palace operates on a slightly non-traditional model. The fragrance oils retail for $20 USD for a 5ml roll-on but 10% of every sale goes directly to a charitable cause.
“I wanted people to see their money at work with each purchase. If we can afford beauty, we can afford charity. That’s why every product has its own specific charity. Whereas other companies mention who they support, King’s Palace puts the cause front and center. For example, 10% of all sales (before shipping) of Chenonceau, my chocolate truffle musk, go directly to the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. For Chang Samkhan, my neroli sandalwood incense, 10% of all purchases support the foster of Flora and Zurura, elephants in human care in USA and Kenya.”
Originally employed in mental/public health and academia, Harrison has always firmly kept one foot planted in the world of fragrance. His resume boasts an impressive list of industry experience, everything from working as a line representative for Fendi at Neiman Marcus in Washington, DC back in the 1990’s to co-authoring an article on 2013’s top men’s scents for Men’s Journal.
Not yet three months in business, Harrison has already earned an impressive following. “I’m up to over 150 online sales, 21/21 five star reviews in my Etsy shop, and three private label clients. I’ve just brought on Amanda Peterson, an extraordinary soapmaker from Maryland, USA, to help me launch the King’s Palace bath and body line, AlchemistsGarden.com, later this summer.”
In his Etsy shop, clients will not only find perfume but a carefully curated collection of soy-based candles in vintage crystal containers, Buddhist mala beads, and hand-embellished art deco inspired bottles.
Marlen is happy to share with US Basenotes members and is offering twenty-five samples, 3 full bottles, and even a limited edition Chang Samkhan elephant bottle to those who first browse his website and then return to Basenotes to leave a comment below.
Marlen is offering a coupon code for Basenoters too: Until August 31, you can get 10% off all sales before shipping with Coupon code: basenotessummer
Here is Marlen’s question for Basenoters: What monarchies, cultures, palaces, etc. do you wish to see represented at King’s Palace Perfumery? Make sure to check out Marlen’s site first so you get an idea as to what he has already accomplished