Artisans have a nose for fresh alternatives to mass-market fragrances.
By: Cara S. Trager
Crain’s New York Business
March 4, 2014
Tucked away in a TriBeCa basement, behind a sliding glass door, is a by-appointment-only custom—fragrance studio, elegantly decorated with antique furnishings, floral pictures and South African artifacts.
It’s all part of Sue Phillips’ strategy to infuse her one-of-a-kind fragrance shop, Scenterprises Ltd., with an air of exclusivity. And inside the 350-square-foot space, Ms. Phillips reinforces that mystique as she helps patrons discover their olfactory preferences and then blends fragrant drops from assorted small bottles to create scents just for them.
Private one-hour consultations run $350 per person and include a half-ounce bottle of handmade, personal perfume. Refills run $85 for a half-ounce.
Click the link to read the entire article which includes several quotes from Milton Pedraza, CEO of Luxury Institute: http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20140304/SMALLBIZ/303029994/niche-perfumers-sniff-opportunity