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Filigree & Shadow

Where fragrances become an art of emotions

01 Mar ’23

New Beginnings

Posted by James Elliott in store news

You are probably looking at this image and thinking to yourself this is not a very good photo, and you would be right. But it is also a photo of my new space. You may (or may not) know that I have been looking for a space of my own for quite some time in Seattle, and this search has felt almost Sisyphean at times. I went with ActivSpace in West Seattle because I could afford a 117 square foot studio to manufacture what I sell, and still carve out a small area for retail. In the 17 months I have occupied that space, my business has (thankfully) grown in size. But 117 square feet remeains 117 square feet, so I found myself steadily growing bigger than my space. Last month I walked past a space in West Seattle with a For Lease sign, so I took a chance and sent an email. Within days I was touring the space and taking this photo with my iPhone. A week later I signed a three-year lease.

What makes this space special is that the property is 700 square feet and it’s zoned for both retail and manufacturing. This means I not only have more space to manufacture fragrances but I will have a proper retail space!I won’t be accepting any studio appointments until I’m ready to open at my new address. I will, of course, continue to process all orders as they come.