Arielle Shoshana

Arielle Shoshana Washington, D.C's first niche fragrance boutique.
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Tea for two? Yes, please! Dear Polly always hits the mark!
09/21/2020

Tea for two? Yes, please! Dear Polly always hits the mark!

You'll want to wrap the shimmering Oud Satin Mood around you, lose yourself in the depth of the moment and suspend time.
09/20/2020

You'll want to wrap the shimmering Oud Satin Mood around you, lose yourself in the depth of the moment and suspend time.

We mourn the loss of a 5'1" giant today. A tireless pioneer of progress.
09/19/2020

We mourn the loss of a 5'1" giant today. A tireless pioneer of progress.

Sweater scents roundup, courtesy of this adorable Richmond scent squad! As it's getting colder, we already have top pick...
09/18/2020

Sweater scents roundup, courtesy of this adorable Richmond scent squad! As it's getting colder, we already have top picks for fall, courtesy of Katy (@snowpuppy482), Vivien, and Keith. Katy's new pick is the sumptuous saffron/suede Notorious Oud from @dsanddurga, while Vivien's got the wonderful cedar/hinoki hybrid, Tokyo, from @gallivant.stories. Keith is especially into the rich, spicy amber Grand Soir, from @maisonfranciskurkdjian.

Apples and honey are a traditional Rosh Hashana treat representing our hopes for a new year sweeter than the past one. (...
09/17/2020

Apples and honey are a traditional Rosh Hashana treat representing our hopes for a new year sweeter than the past one. (Needless to say, we’re VERY on board.) Shana tova to everyone celebrating the Jewish New Year today!

Luminous and sophisticated, Baccarat Rouge 540 lays on the skin like an amber, floral and woody breeze. A poetic alchemy...
09/16/2020

Luminous and sophisticated, Baccarat Rouge 540 lays on the skin like an amber, floral and woody breeze. A poetic alchemy. A graphic and highly condensed signature.

Real men wear vanilla! Hisham @gunjufricvno, Carmine, and Buruk @Buruk_M are all new Poets of Berlin fans, and they love...
09/15/2020

Real men wear vanilla! Hisham @gunjufricvno, Carmine, and Buruk @Buruk_M are all new Poets of Berlin fans, and they love it for the smoky vanilla tones. #scentsquadgoals

Luminously fresh orange blossom. Purposefully simple, like the perfect white button-down.
09/14/2020

Luminously fresh orange blossom. Purposefully simple, like the perfect white button-down.

Imagine trading in a dark, bleak and cold setting for a warmer climate far away, with flourishing green vegetation and r...
09/13/2020

Imagine trading in a dark, bleak and cold setting for a warmer climate far away, with flourishing green vegetation and remote beaches. Where the pace is different, life is simple and dancing is part of everyday. Tropica might be just the ticket to take you there ;)

Time stands still over lake Inlé in Burma. Jasmine absolute. Boats like little palaces. Oil of bergamot. Floating garden...
09/11/2020

Time stands still over lake Inlé in Burma. Jasmine absolute. Boats like little palaces. Oil of bergamot. Floating gardens and orchards, laden with plants and vegetation, treasure troves of scents and flavours. Osmanthus absolute. The first light of day and the first sounds of a celebration, a farewell to night or a welcome to dawn. Oil of mint. A shimmering lake, a russet sky. Maté absolute. Drifting clouds, radiant lights. Inlé.

À La Rose is an ode to femininity, a declaration of love translated into a fragrance. Two hundred and fifty freshly bloo...
09/10/2020

À La Rose is an ode to femininity, a declaration of love translated into a fragrance. Two hundred and fifty freshly bloomed roses from Grasse offer their unequalled richness to every bottle.

Okay, we're calling it: Vilhelm Parfumerie is officially our "wedding scent" go-to. (Our Pnina Tornai, for you Say Yes T...
09/09/2020

Okay, we're calling it: Vilhelm Parfumerie is officially our "wedding scent" go-to. (Our Pnina Tornai, for you Say Yes To The Dress fans, but with significantly fewer plunging necklines.) We've witnessed three brides this month choose a Vilhelm to wear on their wedding day! 👰

Makes perfect sense to us: between hunting down masks that match your bridesmaid dresses and trouble-shooting Grandma's Zoom, wedding planning during a pandemic sounds excruciatingly stressful. Choosing a Vilhelm, on the other hand, is effortless. (Well, deciding between Room Service and Poets of Berlin can be tough, but Melanie and Anthony pulled through in the end.)

https://www.arielleshoshana.com/collections/vilhelm-parfumerie

Tobak is a dark, pointed yet comforting scent composed of sweet smoky notes of tobacco leaf, vetiver, and warm hints of ...
09/08/2020

Tobak is a dark, pointed yet comforting scent composed of sweet smoky notes of tobacco leaf, vetiver, and warm hints of cinnamon. The base is made up of animalic musks and leather ; ‘addictive’ becomes the word.

Roses became an enduring symbol of the labor movement more than a century ago (the origin: 1912's Bread and Roses strike...
09/07/2020

Roses became an enduring symbol of the labor movement more than a century ago (the origin: 1912's Bread and Roses strike by textile workers). Happy Labor Day from a few of our favorite rose fragrances!

Bergamot, the crisp citrus top note, provides a green and vigorous opening. Beneath lies fruitful, bright heart notes of...
09/06/2020

Bergamot, the crisp citrus top note, provides a green and vigorous opening. Beneath lies fruitful, bright heart notes of sweet Fig, Neroli and Magnolia. It is rounded off with subtle base notes of Floral Musks and unvilted Woods. Inspired by Minnie Ripperton’s song ‘Les Fleur' which graced our radio airwaves in 1970, this green floral scent is an unbound celebration of life, love and creation.

With my out-of-control perfume sweet tooth, Vanilj was always going to be my favorite Maya Njie fragrance. If you've bee...
09/05/2020

With my out-of-control perfume sweet tooth, Vanilj was always going to be my favorite Maya Njie fragrance. If you've been lucky enough to try Kanelbullar, traditional Swedish cardamom cinnamon buns, Vanilj will smell instantly familiar. There must have been a warm, happy kitchen somewhere in Maya's Swedish childhood that smelled just like this 😋

https://www.arielleshoshana.com/products/vanilj

The ultimate representation of Sweden for me. It’s a day in the Swedish forest; a damp aromatic morning transitioning in...
09/04/2020

The ultimate representation of Sweden for me. It’s a day in the Swedish forest; a damp aromatic morning transitioning into a beautiful and warm afternoon.

Arielle Shoshana proudly presents our newest fragrance line, Maya Njie! A self-taught Swedish perfumer, Maya Njie's frag...
09/04/2020

Arielle Shoshana proudly presents our newest fragrance line, Maya Njie! A self-taught Swedish perfumer, Maya Njie's fragrances are unusually personal. Her five fragrances are each inspired by a different photograph in the Njie family photo album. The scents draw directly from her olfactive heritages: her Swedish mother's kanelbullar (cardamom cinnamon rolls), her Gambian father's churai (a sweet, resinous incense).

The Baccarat Rouge 540 extrait de parfum augments the strength and radiance of the fragrance’s amber woody floral aura. ...
09/03/2020

The Baccarat Rouge 540 extrait de parfum augments the strength and radiance of the fragrance’s amber woody floral aura. In this exalted version of a signature scent, jasmine blossoms and woody musks engage in an alchemy of the senses. A profusion and fusion of the elements that can only be tamed by the art of the perfumer and time-tested wisdom.

A rose by any other name...
09/02/2020

A rose by any other name...

NEW: Maison Francis Kurkdjian L'Homme À La Rose has arrived! "Real men wear rose" is a deeply-held doctrine here at Arie...
09/01/2020

NEW: Maison Francis Kurkdjian L'Homme À La Rose has arrived! "Real men wear rose" is a deeply-held doctrine here at Arielle Shoshana, so we're thrilled that Francis Kurkdjian agrees 😁 The newest Maison Francis Kurkdjian fragrance is a bright, fresh woody rose made for boyfriends who won't stop stealing spritzes of your À La Rose. (Of course, there's no reason that men should have all the fun; we highly recommend L'Homme À La Rose for rose lovers of any gender!)

L'Homme À La Rose is a rose scent for the Harry Styles, Donald Glovers, and Janelle Monaes of the world: daring, stylish, unconcerned with old-school gender norms. Ready to rose to the occasion? 🌹

https://www.arielleshoshana.com/products/lhomme-a-la-rose

Sunny Side Up: our current mood. Creamy coconut, lush jasmine, and warm sandalwood smell like an impossibly posh tanning...
08/31/2020

Sunny Side Up: our current mood. Creamy coconut, lush jasmine, and warm sandalwood smell like an impossibly posh tanning oil you’d slather on the first day of summer.

What is being French all about? Being deceptively casual. Not quite nonchalant. Leather that rises up beneath the rose.
08/30/2020

What is being French all about? Being deceptively casual. Not quite nonchalant. Leather that rises up beneath the rose.

We already love sea salt on caramels and cocktail rims: now watch it work its magic as a perfume material. Vanilla Vibes...
08/29/2020

We already love sea salt on caramels and cocktail rims: now watch it work its magic as a perfume material. Vanilla Vibes is a sultry summer vanilla with a dash of Fleur de Sel to heighten and balance its sweetness.

When the dog days of August become literal 😂It's yet another 95 degree, 110% humidity day- what are you wearing to beat ...
08/28/2020

When the dog days of August become literal 😂It's yet another 95 degree, 110% humidity day- what are you wearing to beat the heat? (Lilly prefers fresh florals- she's particularly fond of Maison Francis Kurkdjian Amyris Femme and Neela Vermeire Creations Mohur!)

Your favorite Juliette Has A Gun fragrance, now in hair and body mist form! Enjoy Not A Perfume's clean, pure, and uniqu...
08/27/2020

Your favorite Juliette Has A Gun fragrance, now in hair and body mist form!

Enjoy Not A Perfume's clean, pure, and unique scent with this silky hair and body mist. Hydrates and gives the skin comfort and softness. Non-greasy finish and peach skin effect. No artificial colorants, sulfates or SLES, mineral oils, pthalates, or parabens!

"Too much of a good thing can be wonderful," Mae West famously drawled. We have a feeling she would have heartily approv...
08/26/2020

"Too much of a good thing can be wonderful," Mae West famously drawled. We have a feeling she would have heartily approved of the voluptuously luxurious Baccarat Rouge 540, in all its many forms: eau de parfum, extrait, body oil, and hair mist.

Putting the "family" in "fragrance family" 👩‍👦Melissa favors the hushed smolder of Ormonde Woman, with its hemlock and g...
08/25/2020

Putting the "family" in "fragrance family" 👩‍👦Melissa favors the hushed smolder of Ormonde Woman, with its hemlock and grass notes; Zach just discovered Nawab of Oudh, an energetic blend of cardamom and pepper.

https://www.arielleshoshana.com/collections/ormonde-jayne

The ultimate power couple!
08/24/2020

The ultimate power couple!

Okay, let's just get this out of the way: I Am Trash does not smell like trash. In fact, it smells gorgeous: a warm, tan...
08/24/2020

Okay, let's just get this out of the way: I Am Trash does not smell like trash. In fact, it smells gorgeous: a warm, tangy fruit salad of strawberries and citrus slices, without a hint of rot or decay. So what makes I Am Trash so trashy?

Givaudan, the world's largest fragrance manufacturer, recently perfected a new extraction process called "upcycling." A second extraction is performed on materials that have already undergone their usual extraction process, creating new, usable components out of scraps and dregs.

To Etat Libre d'Orange, these "upcycled" materials perfectly embody how much value trash can still have. (After all, 68% of the food Americans throw away is still safe to eat.) I Am Trash contains 3 upcycled extracts: apple, rose, and cedar. It also incorporates 3 synthetic materials (Iso-E Super, Sandalore, and Akigalawood) used as eco-friendlier substitutes for natural materials (sandalwood and patchouli, respectively) that have been over-harvested.

Etat Libre d'Orange had one goal for I Am Trash: to prove that a perfume can be environmentally conscious and still smell fantastic. We think that it more than delivers. So go ahead, smell trashy.

Named for David Bowie's Berlin Trilogy, Poets of Berlin is a subtly sugary confection of blueberry and lemon. But Poets ...
08/23/2020

Named for David Bowie's Berlin Trilogy, Poets of Berlin is a subtly sugary confection of blueberry and lemon. But Poets of Berlin isn't just empty calories: its vetiver undercurrent makes it the perfect perfume metaphor for the serious talent underneath Bowie's glittery glam.

Vilhelm Parfumerie Dirty Velvet is nose-licking good 🐶👃👅Dirty Velvet is one of three Vilhelm fragrances that were rework...
08/22/2020

Vilhelm Parfumerie Dirty Velvet is nose-licking good 🐶👃👅Dirty Velvet is one of three Vilhelm fragrances that were reworked prior to their recent U.S. relaunch, so even if you think you remember this one, you might want to get reacquainted! These days, it's a rich, resinous fragrance that any incense lover needs to get their nose on.

https://www.arielleshoshana.com/products/vilhelm-parfumerie-dirty-velvet

The New York Times said it best: "Now germs can die buried in a heavenly scent." 😇  Big Sur After Rain Hand Sanitizer pa...
08/21/2020

The New York Times said it best: "Now germs can die buried in a heavenly scent." 😇 Big Sur After Rain Hand Sanitizer pairs the best-selling D.S. & Durga fragrance (rain-drenched eucalyptus leaves) with 80% ethyl alcohol and moisturizing glycerin. Can't get enough Big Sur After Rain? We just so happen to carry the hand soap and scented candle, too!
https://www.arielleshoshana.com/products/big-sur-after-rain-hand-sanitizer

08/20/2020

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Luminous and sophisticated, Baccarat Rouge 540 lays on the skin like an amber, floral and woody breeze. A poetic alchemy...
08/19/2020

Luminous and sophisticated, Baccarat Rouge 540 lays on the skin like an amber, floral and woody breeze. A poetic alchemy. A graphic and highly condensed signature.

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Established in 2015, Arielle Shoshana is D.C.'s first niche fragrance boutique. We curate the best in hard-to-find, independent fragrances, home and body products, and other scented luxuries for everyone. Our mission? Fragrances as interesting as you are. Come smell the difference.

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I would just like ya'll to know that opening a Vilhelm Parfumerie box brings me such joy....its like my perfume is a piece of expensive jewelry 😁
Just wanted to let y'all know i ❤❤❤ Dear Polly as well as Basilico & Fellini! I'm having a hard time deciding which one to get, wish you had smaller sizes so i could buy them both 😁 I actually looked up the Vilhelm collection and all their perfumes sound amazing.
Tonight's event was so much fun!! I loved hearing everyone's take on the samples. Thanks for hosting! 😊
Got Gin Fizz a while ago and I've been loving it :) I just have to give you props for awesome mail service! I miss being able to smell y'all's frags in person, and just about every time y'all suggested a fragrance I either enjoyed it (Soft Lawn is both lovely and funny, they aren't kidding about the tennis ball note) or started coveting a whole bottle.
Today's purchase soothes my senses! Thank you Arielle Shoshana.