Arielle Shoshana

Arielle Shoshana Washington, D.C's first niche fragrance boutique.

Bastille, my heart! 🇫🇷❤️ Happy Bastille Day to our French friends! What better way to celebrate than with a fragrance ho...
07/14/2019

Bastille, my heart! 🇫🇷❤️ Happy Bastille Day to our French friends! What better way to celebrate than with a fragrance house founded during the French Revolution: Lubin, established by Pierre Lubin in 1798. Pierre served as assistant to Marie Antoinette’s personal perfumer; Lubin’s most famous fragrance, Black Jade, is named for a black jade perfume bottle the Queen carried with her.

As featured in issue 07 of Nez, The Olfactory Magazine: our crowd-favorite Juliette Has A Gun Not A Perfume! Olivier R.P...
07/13/2019

As featured in issue 07 of Nez, The Olfactory Magazine: our crowd-favorite Juliette Has A Gun Not A Perfume! Olivier R.P. David writes of it in his article on woody ambers.

"Beyond the single-ingredient concept (here, Cetalox), in reality this non-perfume provides the molecule with a coating of musks, Hedione, and Iso E Super, giving it the classic structure of a truly modern composition."

We couldn't agree more, Olivier!

http://ow.ly/UkLD50uZNYO

07/12/2019

Get ready for your Close Up: Olfactive Studio founder Céline Verlure is coming all the way from Paris for an evening at Arielle Shoshana! Meet Céline and the newest Olfactive Studio fragrances on Thursday, August 15, 7-9 PM. RSVP at arielleshoshana.com/events!

The only thing better than a freshly-popped bag of kettle corn at the drive-in? SMELLING like a freshly-popped bag of ke...
07/10/2019

The only thing better than a freshly-popped bag of kettle corn at the drive-in? SMELLING like a freshly-popped bag of kettle corn at the drive-in. 🍿😋Salt Caramel is so undeniably delicious that you'll barely be able to concentrate on the cinematic masterpiece that is Pixar's Coco.
https://www.arielleshoshana.com/products/salt-caramel

Is that Ormonde Jayne AND D.S. & Durga we see in the New York Times? 👀We've always known that both brands are two of the...
07/09/2019

Is that Ormonde Jayne AND D.S. & Durga we see in the New York Times? 👀We've always known that both brands are two of the best fragrance lines a perfume shop could hope to carry, but it's nice to have the Gray Lady's stamp of approval!

"The Understated Elegance of Frangipani Fragrances" name-checks Ormonde Jayne Frangipani and D.S. & Durga D.S., both of which are available to sniff at Arielle Shoshana. Stop by and smell what all the frangipani fuss is about!

(Photo credit: Mari Maeda and Yuji Oboshi for The New York Times Style Magazine)

Blinded by the white light! Lumière Blanche was inspired by and named for Massimo Vitali's photograph of the summer Ital...
07/05/2019

Blinded by the white light! Lumière Blanche was inspired by and named for Massimo Vitali's photograph of the summer Italian coast. Its gauzy, milky cardamom and chai richness is light and diffusive, just like the white light in the photo. Bonus: it's a gourmand that's actually airy enough to wear all summer! https://www.arielleshoshana.com/products/olfactive-studio-lumiere-blanche

Patriotic perfumes for your 4th 🇺🇲 Arielle Shoshana is open our normal hours today, so stop by and smell the made-in-the...
07/04/2019

Patriotic perfumes for your 4th 🇺🇲 Arielle Shoshana is open our normal hours today, so stop by and smell the made-in-the-USA fragrances that make America The Beautiful smell so beautiful! Or, if you can't quite fit us into your busy barbecuing schedule, just click this link 😉

https://www.arielleshoshana.com/collections/america-the-beautiful

Just arrived at Arielle Shoshana: Gallivant Brooklyn! If you've ever grabbed an ice-cold bottle of Sunkist/Fanta/Orangin...
07/03/2019

Just arrived at Arielle Shoshana: Gallivant Brooklyn! If you've ever grabbed an ice-cold bottle of Sunkist/Fanta/Orangina out of the fridge of a Brooklyn bodega on a scorching day, you've practically already smelled our newest Gallivant fragrance. Tingling with that orange soda citrus sparkle, Brooklyn is exactly the kind of impossibly refreshing scent you'd spray all summer long in a Flatbush studio apartment with no air conditioning. 🌡😫🍊
https://www.arielleshoshana.com/collections/gallivant/products/brooklyn

07/01/2019

Coconut is the smell of summer vacation, so why not double your pleasure with this compelling cocktail of coconuts? Mix one part D.S. & Durga Debaser oil, one part Arquiste Sydney Rock Pool, then garnish with a paper parasol, if you're feeling flirty.
https://www.arielleshoshana.com/collections/compelling-coconut

Pink flamingos, you're the ones! You make bath time lots of fun. And for added fun: the amazing Maison Francis Kurkdjian...
06/29/2019

Pink flamingos, you're the ones! You make bath time lots of fun. And for added fun: the amazing Maison Francis Kurkdjian Amyris Femme body cream! With shea butter, iris from Florence, and Callifornia orange, this supremely slatherable body cream upgrades your nighttime post-bath ritual, majorly. https://www.arielleshoshana.com/products/maison-francis-kurkdjian-body-cream

Confession: we live in dread of the first scentless sunscreen. It's only a matter of time before scientists conquer the ...
06/26/2019

Confession: we live in dread of the first scentless sunscreen. It's only a matter of time before scientists conquer the distinctly summery scent we associate with SPF 😭With its smooth, balmy coconut and sandalwood notes, Sunny Side Up will serve as a Sunscreen Smell time capsule when that dark day finally comes.

(Fascinatingly, what we think of as "sunscreen smell" is actually a LACK of fragrance! Since some fragrant chemical compounds can increase skin's sensitivity to sunlight, cosmetic chemists usually don't add fragrant ingredients to sunscreens. The "sunscreen smell" is the inherent scent of the sunscreen's components, with no fragrance to mask them. 👩‍🔬)
https://www.arielleshoshana.com/products/sunny-side-up

06/24/2019

Don't be intimidated by fragrance layering! We promise it's not advanced calculus 🤓It's a simple matter of finding two fragrances that complement each other in some way: in this case, Radio Bombay and Mx. share a sandalwood note. A spray of Mx. applied over a dab of Radio Bombay deepens the woodiness of the creamy, sheer Mx. Sandalwood addicts and soon-to-be-sandalwood-addicts, come get your fix!
https://www.arielleshoshana.com/collections/sandalwood-sexiness

Let’s call it a wash 🛁 Transform your tub time with Tangent Garment Care’s unexpectedly complex body washes, now availab...
06/23/2019

Let’s call it a wash 🛁 Transform your tub time with Tangent Garment Care’s unexpectedly complex body washes, now available in Tulip, Yuzu, and Oud! (Rubber duckies sadly not included.)

06/21/2019

Friday drop: we've just DOUBLED our selection of D.S. & Durga pocket perfumes! For those who love perfume and portability with equal fervor, Bowmakers, Radio Bombay, and Mississippi Medicine pocket perfumes are now available at Arielle Shoshana.

https://www.arielleshoshana.com/collections/pocket-perfumes

Radio Bombay: The earliest transistor radios were sometimes encased in wood instead of plastic: walnut or even sandalwood. Radio Bombay is the creamy hint of sandalwood still clinging to the glossy wood of a vintage radio case, warmth pouring out like music from a Zenith.

Mississippi Medicine: Mississippi Medicine is an overdose of smoky, savory birch tar, smoldering like a heavy pour of the darkest bottle of mezcal on the shelf.

Bowmakers: Smell like the prodigy your parents always wanted with Bowmakers, D.S. & Durga’s olfactory recreation of violin practice. Rich, resinous mahogany and maple shavings conjure up the rapturous first stroke of a symphony on a Stradivarius.

06/21/2019

Friday drop: we've just DOUBLED our selection of D.S. & Durga pocket perfumes! For those who love perfume and portability with equal fervor, Bowmakers, Radio Bombay, and Mississippi Medicine pocket perfumes are now available at Arielle Shoshana.

A steamy summer date with your bae calls for an equally sizzling summer spray. Please enjoy the first of our recommendat...
06/20/2019

A steamy summer date with your bae calls for an equally sizzling summer spray. Please enjoy the first of our recommendations for unique fragrances to wear on (varying levels of) unique summer dates!

The Date: Smithsonian Butterfly Pavilion
The Scent: L'Artisan Parfumeur La Chasse Aux Papillons

La Chasse Aux Papillons may translate to "the butterfly chase," but you won't need to chasse anyone if you're wearing this sensuous tuberose fragrance. A staple species of the Monarch butterfly's diet, tuberose's creamy white petals attract butterflies AND Tinder matches. Suggest a stroll through this under-the-radar wing of the Natural History Museum, and your date will be easy prey for your metaphorical butterfly net. (They'll look so nice pinned to your wall!)

You know you’re a niche perfume shop when you carry not one, but TWO wasabi fragrances 💚Yes, the green glob that comes w...
06/18/2019

You know you’re a niche perfume shop when you carry not one, but TWO wasabi fragrances 💚Yes, the green glob that comes with your sushi is an increasingly popular perfumery material! Olfactive Studio and Gallivant offer two intriguing interpretations of this unexpected accord: Panorama and Tokyo. Panorama amps up the greenness with bamboo and fig leaf notes, while Tokyo tends warm and resinous with incense and hinoki wood. https://www.arielleshoshana.com/collections/wasabi-fragrances

St. Tropez, sunkissed skin, and a sip of something fizzy and vanillic? It's got to be the va-va voom queen of solar flor...
06/16/2019

St. Tropez, sunkissed skin, and a sip of something fizzy and vanillic? It's got to be the va-va voom queen of solar florals, Ormonde Jayne Frangipani! For days when you need something devastatingly happy, this is IT. #letthesunshinein #frangipani #sttropez #beachy #futuresobright #vacation #holiday #solar #soakupthesun #chic #happinessinabottle #happy #mellowyellow #perfume #nicheperfume #cologne #nichefragrance #fragrance #luxury #ormondejayne #ormondejaynefrangipani #vanilla #lime #fancysunscreen #destination #beach #summerscent

Summer supplies: D.S. & Durga's Rose Atlantic body lotion and edp. Smell fabulous. Get free popsicles. Stay/smell enviab...
06/15/2019

Summer supplies: D.S. & Durga's Rose Atlantic body lotion and edp. Smell fabulous. Get free popsicles. Stay/smell enviably lush and jammy, June-August. Repeat. #perfume #nicheperfume #roseatlantic #saltsprayrose #dsanddurga #dsanddurgaroseatlantic #crueltyfreebeauty #cakebytheocean #rose #smellspectacular #summerscents #summerfragrance #atlanticbeaches #layering #colorblockin #popsicles #cologne #fragrance #nichefragrance #beachvibes

06/14/2019

Etat Libre d'Orange's Modern Classics Discovery Set is ELECTRIC! Try seven samples of our favorites, in one adorable tin :) From the delightfully mojito-esque You or Someone Like You to Tilda Swinton's ultra orange Like This, to edgy leather Tom of Finland, it's easy to smell great on the go! #perfume #nicheperfume #cologne #sampleset #etatlibredorange #catchthemall #fragrance #nichefragrance #unisexfragrance #frenchperfume #likethis #tomoffinland #youorsomeonelikeyou #hermannamescotesmeparaissaituneombre #remarkablepeople #uneamourette #dontgetmewrongbabyyesido

Leather clothes during summer? 👎Leather scents during summer? 👌Wrap yourself in smooth suede without the unbearable summ...
06/13/2019

Leather clothes during summer? 👎Leather scents during summer? 👌Wrap yourself in smooth suede without the unbearable summer stickiness.

Iris fragrances always remind me of those delicately violet-scented cosmetic powders we watched our mothers and grandmot...
06/11/2019

Iris fragrances always remind me of those delicately violet-scented cosmetic powders we watched our mothers and grandmothers apply (with a pink or white powder puff, of course). Not because iris smells like violet, but because iris scents can have a very powdery feel. Iris Rebelle is more root than powder, but its softness still calls for an old-school compact powder and a fluffy pink makeup brush.

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06/11/2019

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Presenting our Father's Day gift guide! 👨‍👩‍👧👨‍👨‍👧👨‍👧‍👦If even one dad smells better next Sunday (aka Father's Day, aka ...
06/10/2019

Presenting our Father's Day gift guide! 👨‍👩‍👧👨‍👨‍👧👨‍👧‍👦If even one dad smells better next Sunday (aka Father's Day, aka less than a week away), we'll all have done our jobs. Let's make it happen, team! arielleshoshana.com/fathersday

Rebel in Bahia will have your home smelling like Gisele Bündchen multiplied by Adriana Lima to the power of Alessandra A...
06/09/2019

Rebel in Bahia will have your home smelling like Gisele Bündchen multiplied by Adriana Lima to the power of Alessandra Ambrosio- in other words, smelling like Brazil’s national GDP, sexiness 🔥 An orange blossom oasis of a candle, Rebel in Bahia is an all-expenses-paid ticket to one of Brazil’s most gorgeous getaways.

No need to panic! at the disco. Arquiste Ella is inspired by the big, brassy chypres floating around the dance floor of ...
06/07/2019

No need to panic! at the disco. Arquiste Ella is inspired by the big, brassy chypres floating around the dance floor of a 1970s Acapulco club. For shameless vixens everywhere that want to conjure up a little of that fabulous Studio 54 glam, pair with a plunging Halston dress and devastating stilettos (six inches MINIMUM)! #perfume #nicheperfume #cologne #arquiste #arquisteella #studio54 #coolchypre #acapulco #disco #glam #party #partyfragrances #fragrance #nichefragrance #youmakemefeelmightyreal #fridayfragrance

Mûre et Musc Extrême is a berry gorgeous bowl of berries: blackberry, blackcurrant, and redcurrant. The vivacious little...
06/06/2019

Mûre et Musc Extrême is a berry gorgeous bowl of berries: blackberry, blackcurrant, and redcurrant. The vivacious little sister to L’Artisan Parfumeur’s long-time bestseller, Mûre et Musc.

Timeline Photos
06/04/2019

Timeline Photos

Happy EIGHTH birthday to Zelda, beloved shop cat! 🥳😸 I can still see the tiny, instantly lovable Baltimore street kitten...
06/04/2019

Happy EIGHTH birthday to Zelda, beloved shop cat! 🥳😸 I can still see the tiny, instantly lovable Baltimore street kitten when I look at her. Middle age has not touched her irrepressible energy, or her thirst for human blood. ❤️💉

Yuzu NEED to know this citrus! Native to Asia, this fantastically tart citrus fruit is known for its effervescent and br...
06/02/2019

Yuzu NEED to know this citrus! Native to Asia, this fantastically tart citrus fruit is known for its effervescent and bright scent, somewhere between grapefruit and mandarin. In Japan, yuzu baths during the winter solstice help chase away the blues. For an easier way to get your intake, sttart with a bubble bath using Tangent Garment Care's fun, frothy body wash and finish with a spritz of Olfactive Studio's Still Life, a yuzu perfume spiked with reckless rum notes and sizzling Szechuan pepper! Lather, rinse, repeat. #tangentgarmentcare #olfactivestudio @olfactivestudio @tangentgarmentcare #perfume #nicheperfume #yuzu #yuzumusttrythis

06/01/2019

Happy Pride Month! Every June is the time to celebrate life to the fullest and honor the remarkable people that fight for LGBTQ rights.

We have always believed fragrance is for everyone and are proud that our first fragrance has been worn by a veritable rainbow of fragrance lovers.

So with every order of Arielle Shoshana Saturday EDP this month, we're donating 10% to Casa Ruby, a DC-based charity that provides social services and programs to the LGBTQ community. Smell great, do great! #pridemonth2019 #perfume #nicheperfume #casaruby #lgbtq🌈

All hail our spectacular new queen of drag, Yvie Oddly! Yvie won our hearts from the moment of her workroom entrance, be...
05/31/2019

All hail our spectacular new queen of drag, Yvie Oddly! Yvie won our hearts from the moment of her workroom entrance, best described as “Hot Wheels Realness.” Yvie’s wild creativity puts her in the realm of legendary artists like director Federico Fellini; @vilhelm_parfumerie Basilico & Fellini is the perfect accessory for that Drag Race crown. 👑

Not a Perfume is charmingly cheerful and sunny, much like a solar powered toy kitty. This is Not a Very Direct Connectio...
05/28/2019

Not a Perfume is charmingly cheerful and sunny, much like a solar powered toy kitty. This is Not a Very Direct Connection but we thought it looked cute ;)

#perfume #notaperfume #nicheperfume #juliettehasagun #luckycat #seductionisagame #juliettehasagunnotaperfume #yellow #hellokitty #perfumelover #pure #unique #clean #ismellamazing

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2920 District Ave Ste 145
Fairfax, VA
22031

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Monday 11:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 19:00
Thursday 11:00 - 19:00
Friday 11:00 - 20:00
Saturday 11:00 - 20:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

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