Filigree is an independent perfume atelier in Seattle, creating harmonic perfumes of the finest natural materials in melodic themes. Our name stems from a twice-borrowed reference to the song Filigree & Shadow. All fragrances are developed and handcrafted in small batches using only botanic ingredients. We divine our inspiration from nature, histories, memories, philosophies, and the arts. Our natural perfumes are designed to be provocative and create a memory for something unexpected to happen.
James Elliott is the Head & Nose of Filigree. He studied perfumery for over five years before releasing his inaugural collection. As a self-taught perfumer, James finds inspiration in the emotional effect of music, how fragrance can intertwine music and memory. He began his formal education at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and completed his BFA in Design at RMCAD. James has worked as a designer for nearly 20 years with a focus to create elegant design simplicity across all experiences. He has a rare mix of sense and skills that allow him to make the most of his design talents.
James produces everything by hand in Seattle, WA.
We only use botanic essential oils, extractions, and absolutes. The colors of our natural perfumes are dictated by the ingredients used in each fragrance. We do not use paraffin, synthetic materials, fragrance oils, dyes, or chemical fragrances. We are committed to a 100% vegan product line: our fragrances are certified vegan by Vegan Action Network, and we are proud to be a member of the Vegan Trade Council.
While we strive to use organic ingredients whenever possible, our perfumes are not 100% organic. We use certified organic alcohol as the carrier in our eaux de parfum, and certified organic jojoba oil as the carrier in our huiles de parfum.
- Eau de parfum is 15% fragrance and 85% organic alcohol. Alcohol fragrances produce a sillage (wake) that allow others to enjoy your fragrance.
- Huile de parfum is 20% fragrance and 80% organic jojoba oil. Oil fragrances don’t produce a similar sillage, they are meant more for others to appreciate when close to you.
Our perfumes are constructed using the time-honored tradition of top, middle, and base notes; base notes may last up to 24 hours after application. Re-apply the perfume as needed: a general rule of thumb is that the wearer should enhance, not announce, their presence so, start with no more than 2–3 sprays on your person.
Our perfumes should be enjoyed within 2–3 years after purchase. After time, the top notes in our perfumes will dissipate, changing the overall profile of the fragrance.
We recommend storing your perfume in a cool place away from heat or excessive light.
Common sense warnings: For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. In case of eye contact rinse thoroughly with water. Keep out of reach of children. Keep away from heat and open flame.