The party’s not until November 5, but today is the actual one year mark for Arielle Shoshana. When I open the shop this morning, I’ll see your faces smiling at me from the Polaroids on the shelves. I’ll see the cash register that my mom manned for seven straight Saturdays after we opened. I’ll see the shelf lights that my dad spent hours soldering into place. I’ll see the exquisitely organized drawers that my best friend Daisy came all the way down from New York to help us set up. I look at the shop that they and you and I have kept open for an entire year, and I feel completely overcome.
Thank you to each and every one of the 1,483 people who’ve chosen a fragrance at Arielle Shoshana in the last year. Thank you for proving that D.C. was ready to smell more interesting. Thank you for the utter privilege of getting to meet you and talk with you and sniff with you. Today and every day, I feel so, so lucky to have you.
16 thoughts on “An Anniversary Thank You”
Congratulations Ari! You and your shop are a beacon of beauty in the Washington DC area. Thank you for shining so bright! xoxoxoxo
I will never forget you and the Hound husband coming in the very first day with your incredibly generous housewarming gift, Steve! Daisy and I toasted you late into the night!
And thanks to you, we had something to toast with / get toasted with 🙂
So proud of you! It’s been the most exciting thing, seeing your idea and your dream take shape and become reality. Now I just need to visit!! xo
Thank you from the bottom of my heart, my dear J. Maybe you can carpool with Cecile Hua to the anniversary party! 😉
Happy Anniversary, my Dearest Friend! Was so pleased that you let my OCD Virgo nature run amok. L’Artisan Parfumeur has never been so alphabetized before 🙂
I am also incredibly proud of you. You are one of the bravest, kindest, and creative people that I have had the pleasure to know. Here’s to year 1, and many more!
Our L’Artisans are out of order ever since the repackaging! WE NEED YOU BACK, DAISY!!
Congrats and many more years to come! I bet one day you’ll go to Esxence or Pitti to search for something new to bring to your perfumery and we’ll meet then in person
Nothing would make me happier, Lucas! In the meantime, thank you for letting me live vicariously through your Pitti posts!
Dad and I couldn’t be prouder!
Congtatulations on your one year anniversary! I remember parts of the planning and the informal survey on which lines to carry! I know, don’t remind me about my New Year’s resolution. Come to think of it, did I say which year?
Congratulations, Ari! Cheers to many more beautifully scented D.C. (and not only) citizens!
Thank you so very much, Lyubov! Probably my proudest achievement of this first year is that of those 1,483 bottles, 29 were my beloved Safran Troublant! There is no greater joy than slowly-but-surely filling D.C. with Safran Troublant 🙂
Congratulations on the first of, hopefully, man-many more important milestones!
Thank you so much, Undina! I still smile every time I see one of your comments (which has been for much longer than just one year!)
Congratulations to the continued success of the best perfumery and proprietor of fine sniffs.