An Anniversary Thank You

September 26, 2015!

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

    1. 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!

  1. 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!

  2. 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

  3. 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?

    1. 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 🙂

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