The Scented Hound

Abbreviated perfume & fragrance reviews from one man's perspective


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Open for Business: Arielle Shoshana Scented Luxuries

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The Washington DC area is lucky enough to now have it’s own premier destination for niche perfume shopping.  This past Saturday, Arielle Shoshana opened its doors for the first time and the Scented Hound wanted to experience the excitement of this new perfume hotspot.

Your proprieter, Ari!

Your proprieter, Ari!

The owner of Arielle Shoshana, Arielle Weinberg, better known as Ari from the Scents of Self perfume blog, worked hard to make this new venture a reality.  Located in the very hip and happening Mosaic District in Fairfax County in northern Virginia, Arielle Shoshanna is the right fit for what has been missing from the DC perfume marketplace.  The store is beautiful in its simplicity, but luxurious in its appointment.  The perfumes are the stars of this new store and rightly so.  And of course, when you enter the store, you’re greeted with the smiling face of Ari who lives, breathes and loves this industry and it clearly shows.

So what does one do when you go to a beautiful perfume store?  You buy perfume of course.  Since the better of half of the Scented Hound always complains that he gets my perfume hand-me-downs, Ari walked him through a multitude of perfumes that would fit his personal style and taste.  And he walked away with a bottle of Atelier Cologne Cedre Enivrant.  The man does have good taste!  Of course it was hard to choose the right perfume, because Arielle Shoshana carries some incredible lines.   Besides Atelier Cologne, they offer Maison Francis Kurkdjian, CB I Hate Perfume and even Neela Vermeire as well as many others!  Thankfully, DC is not the only way to experience Arielle Shoshana, their lines can also be purchased through their website.  I took some pictures while we visited,, but they don’t nearly capture the beauty of the store.  If you’re in the area, please check them out.  And next weekend is the official gala opening which means that party pics will be coming!  Congratulations Ari!

For more information on Arielle Shoshana, check out their fantastic website!