LA --> Seattle --> Portland. See you there!
If you're in Seattle and are interested in checking out the Dead Writers and Literary Lovers collections in person, come down to the Rhino Room from 12-5pm on October 30. More details here. See you there?!
2016 is in full swing...I know this because I have meetings almost every night and a steady flow of orders and show appearances for all of the perfume fans out there. Life is good! Here are some store updates for you.
February 12: Covet Valentine's Pop Up at The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel in Portland.
March 30 - April 2: AWP Conference Bookfair, Booth #554 located in Downtown Los Angeles
New Perfumes for 2016
Be excited. If you're a reader, the new perfumes will certainly delight you. They will be debuted at the AWP Bookfair so if you're in LA you will be the first to sample. I can't tell you more yet because they're still cooking in the lab but if you're not signed up for the newsletter yet, sign up to be the first to hear about their release. - UPDATE: These won't be at AWP after all...they will debut closer to summer.
Perfume Oil Sprays
I'm bringing back the vintage bulb atomizers with an all new alcohol free formula! Look out for the new spray bottles in the coming weeks. They will be on hand in Portland on February 12.
I'm incredibly excited to announce that my hometown of Culver City, CA has the nation's first entirely romance themed bookstore...and they are carrying some of STA's perfumes! The Ripped Bodice opens in March.
Price Changes + Shipping Increases
Don't hate me too much but after keeping prices the same for two years I've had to do a slight increase after the soul crushing work of doing my taxes and inventory lol. Samples have gone up by $1 and are now $4 a piece. 9ml has gone up by $2 to $30. 15ml has the most dramatic increase because it was purposely priced lower than it should have been to encourage sales when I was starting out. It is now $50. The perfume oil sprays which are roughly 50ml will retail for $90 (they are so pretty!).
Shipping increases are thanks to USPS which hike their prices every January. These didn't change too much for US customers (I think about 50 cents) but they went up by about $4 for international customers (sorry international friends).
My heartfelt thanks to all those who have supported this shop since it opened in 2012. Every year has gotten bigger and better (which is what you want in a small business!) and I'm so thankful to each and every one of you whether you're here to buy perfume, learn how to make your own, or you come out to visit me in person at shows. Always feel free to contact me for any new perfume requests! - JT
It occurred to me that some people might want to try my perfumes but find the cost of trying before buying cumbersome. So I give you the $1 sample sale. Since it's Labor Day, and as we all know the entire point of Labor Day is to have sales (/sarcasm), I figured it was a good time to try this out. If successful I'll do more of these sample sales in the future.
I've been lazy and promise to do a full write up of all my California shows (spoiler: Unique USA is amazing and if it's in your city you need to do yourself a friggin' service and go). But East Coast, it is now your turn! I will be doing my first East Coast show in Brooklyn, New York on September 13 & 14 as part of Renegade Craft Fair. I'd love to meet you!
Lets see what else? My label printer broke so I have returned to the old days where I have to manually cut out and tape shipping labels which is a huge pain. Hopefully Dymo gets their act together and responds to my request for repair. I've also been working hard on some new perfumes and hope to get those out in time for the holidays. I guess that's it on the business front, summer is a more easy-going time of year. Hope it was wonderful for all of you!