A few days ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Arielle Weinberg of Arielle Shoshana at her niche fragrance store in the Mosaic District. I have a huge collection of perfumes at home, but most of them are “mainstream.” Now, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that, but I’ve been looking for a unique scent for god knows how long. Lucky for me, Arielle helped me finally find one!
It was definitely tough because everything smelled so amazing, but we were up for the challenge. Fragrances are divided into seven different categories for your shopping ease: fresh, sweet, citrus, floral, green, fruity, and woods. My personal favorites were fresh, floral, and citrus. I ended up getting Atelier Cologne’s Pomélo Paradis – the third collab between Atelier Cologne and perfumer Ralf Schwieger – and it smelled like a vibrant explosion of juicy pink grapefruit.
In addition to their amazing collection of scents, arielle shoshana offers soaps, shower gels, lotions, creams, candles, diffusers, and teas. I sampled their oolong and earl grey lavender, while I was there and enjoyed both immensely. If you’re a tea aficionado, definitely make sure to indulge.
Perfume is often overlooked, but it’s actually one of the most important “accessories” one can have. Having a signature scent can really help make a good impression. So, if you’re in the market for a unique fragrance, definitely make sure to stop by Arielle Shoshana.
And while you’re at it, just spend the day there. The Mosaic District’s really fun, and there are a lot of cute boutiques and delicious restaurants. Some of my favorite shops are as follows: Erin Condren, Sophie Blake, South Moon Under, Undeniable Boutique, and Lather. Must try restaurants include Sisters Thai and Red Apron. Le Pain and Oath Pizza are solid chains so they’re an option as well! For more on DMV adventures, make sure to check out this tab. Until next time, friends!