Why We Are

SAMAR is a duo of self taught perfumers who are on a mission to craft fully immersive and captivating perfumes. Our gender-fluid perfumes are lovingly handmade in small batches using high quality ingredients sourced from around the world. In late 2023, we will also be launching a line of lightweight, plastic free, travel-ready skincare formulated with acne prone skin in mind.

We are a Queer, Black, Asian, woman owned company based in Seattle, WA and are firmly rooted in civic engagement. We donate a minimum of 10% of our quarterly profits to a community organization providing vital services (linked on our website). In total, SAMAR (meaning both "fruits of paradise" and “evening conversations with friends” in Arabic) unites three of our passions: effective + joyful personal care, education, and supporting community organizations providing vital resources.

We believe fragrance making is the natural coupling of art and science that exists solely to bring us joy and pleasure. The Scentuary is our homage to timeless beauty, the uncanny, and the surreal. We aim to defy expectations and create an olfactory experience that is intriguing and pleasurable from your first inhale to the final lingering moments on your skin. As two people driven by our love for experimentation and discovery, we will be developing new fragrances on an ongoing basis and rotating them in/out semi-seasonally.

In late 2023, we will be launching a trio of travel ready skincare products. True to its name, SAMAR was inspired by a 2 am conversation about our elaborate travel dreams. As someone with oily, reactive, acne prone skin, Na-Moya brought up that it might be challenging to find reliable, travel-easy skincare for months long trips where packing light/strategically saves on space, frustration, and baggage fees. Once she ran out, she would be rolling the dice on finding comparable products locally when she couldn't speak or read the languages fluently. After trying to window shop potential options with little success, we realized we'd found a gap in the industry. 

Fueled by excitement that we'd come up with a unique idea, we researched and contacted over a dozen cosmetics labs before we enthusiastically entered into a partnership with Elitegen Innovation, a woman of color owned and operated lab. Together we are working towards the release of a skincare trio that works beautifully as a system or can be integrated individually into your existing routine. 

To stay up to date on upcoming products and to provide your input on what you'd like to smell next, follow us on Instagram @samarpitcrew