Soki London Empress
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SOKI LONDON Empress PETA Approved Vegan & Cruelty Free

The Empress Bottle

Empress is housed in a faceted lilac gemstone with an ethereal presence. The luminous glass bottle is emblematic of opulent treasures found in the temples of Egypt or Morocco: the provenance of jasmine and rose oils which form the heart notes of Empress. The guiding star cap, is a nod to the wonderment of our galaxy and the celestial origins of the Empress herself, will stand with pride and beauty in your home.

The story of Empress

Empress by SOKI LONDON is the first fragrance from perfume enthusiast and YouTube influencer Sophie King. 

Empress is a scented gift to your inner goddess, nourishing her with infinite notes of fresh rose and warm popcorn. Empress embodies a bold and vivacious woman with a floral heart revealing the notes of Moroccan rose and peony, with additional hints of patchouli, toffee and pear. The scent will cloak you in a scented aura of wild strawberry, peony and pear, creating an ethereal atmosphere to intrigue those who you encounter. The trail of Empress reveals the silky accord of tender woods and musks, wrapped in green vines to harness her inner strength.

Discovering Empress

Empress was formulated by blending aromatic oils from Italy, Egypt and Indonesia with top notes of wild berries and pear, a blooming heart of rose, peony and green accord with a woody base of patchouli, toffee and a unique layer of popcorn.

The scent is transportive and is an essence for any woman who seeks confidence in herself, who is fearless, kind and harnesses the power of scent as a vehicle for self expression. Empress is the woman who embodies this fragrance, designed to be worn at any stage in life as she believes in spirit not age. She is an ethereal goddess: feminine, powerful and independent.

How Empress has been made

Accredited Perfumer

Sophie has collaborated with Ruth Mastenbroek, a classically trained perfumer with a degree in Chemistry from Oxford University and former President of the British Society of Perfumers

Community Input

Through surveys, feedback and interacting with her community, Sophie was able to incorporate their ideas and feedback to make Empress a truly niche yet inclusive fragrance.

Custom Design

Everything about Empress, from the bottle, lid, packaging and of course the scent have been personally designed by Sophie

Vegan & Cruelty Free

Empress is accredited by PETA as Vegan & Cruelty-free

Sophie was often disappointed with the sillage of popular, designer fragrances. Knowing other people experience similar frustrations, she decided to create a solution and launch her own fragrance. It is important to Sophie that Empress can be enjoyed by everyone, from fragrance fans to complete novices. The fragrance is blended to have an exceptional lasting power that rivals premium brands, at an accessible price. 

Lifting the lid on the perfume industry is not easy. Sophie’s years of industry experience meant that she was in a strong position to select a team to bring Empress to life. Sophie’s research led her to collaborate with Ruth Mastenbroek, a classically trained perfumer with a degree in Chemistry from Oxford University and former President of the British Society of Perfumers who has developed scents with Jo Malone. Ruth’s passion and talent for scent compliments Sophie’s and together they created a scent that captures the essence of what it is to be an Empress. 

Harnessing the power of her online presence, the SOKI LONDON community has provided collective confidence during the creation and funding process. Through surveys, feedback and interacting with her community, Sophie was able to incorporate their ideas and feedback to make Empress a truly niche yet inclusive fragrance. 

The initial funding for Empress came through a successful Kickstarter campaign which reached its target in June 2022.

“I wanted to create a bottle that sits on your dressing table that you look at every day. Something special, beautiful and intricate. I’ve always loved stars and celestial designs. I remember having glow-in-the-dark stars on my ceiling in my childhood bedroom and the custom design of the cap takes me to that place of childhood wonderment. Empress encapsulates this ethereal feeling for me.”

Sophie King, founder of SOKI LONDON