Q: Where does the name Blackbird come from? 

A: We were searching for a name that worked with the menswear concept we were working on back in 2004. It had to be something easy to remember but that was Googleable. We just liked the name. A Blackbird is a very specific type of bird and not just any black bird is a blackbird. There is also a really nice song by the Beatles called Blackbird that we were not aware of when we named the store but we think the song is fitting. We are also not called Blackbird Ballard, although this is our web URL, and signifies the neighborhood we are located in. Black Bird is also not our name.

 Q: How do I burn an incense pyre? 

A: First find a heatproof, non-flammable container such as a seashell, clay bowl, a rock or a device designed to burn incense cones. Place the cone in or on the container and light the tip of the cone with a lighter or match. Allow to burn for 10 to 15 seconds until a red ember is visible and then blow out. Your cone should smoke and continue to burn on its own. If it does not stay lit, try again.

 Q: How long will a cone of incense scent my room? 

A: Many hours depending upon your room size, ventilation such as AC or drafts. For larger rooms, burn two or three cones at once.

 Q: Which of your scents are for men and which are for women? 

A: We believe that scent is a personal expression of your individuality and it's truly up to the individual to select scents that are right for them based on their skin type and personal preference. This is one of the main reasons that we offer all of our scents in sample sizes for purchase.

Q: How may I sell your products in my store? 

A: Contact wholesale@blackbirdballard.com for inquiry. 

 Q: Will you ever produce your Hazelwood jeans again? 

A: Possibly. Right now we are focused on our fragrance business but if the right circumstances came up we would make them. Email info@blackbirdballard.com to let us know if you are interested.

 Q: Will you open a retail store again? 

A: Possibly. We love retail but right now we are focused on our fragrances. 

Q: Why can't I smell my Pipe Bomb Perfume? 

A: Pipe Bomb contains so few molecules that the nose may become anosmic to the scent. Read more about it here.

 Q: Where can I smell your incense and perfume in person? 

A: You can either purchase an incense sampler pack, or the eau de parfum sampler mix. Or you can check our retailer page for a local vendor near you.

Q: Will you ever make the Black Square Soap again? 

A: Yes. Soon.