Thank You and Goodbye...

Thank You everyone who took advantage of our summer sale. It has been a very interesting week. With the overload after the weekend of packing and shipping I put off going into the city to my painting studio and then I had an accident straining the lower Achilles on my left foot prompting me to take strategic action where movement was concerned, limiting me to doing only what absolutely had to be done. It was the perfect opportunity for me to just sit or lay around with my computer, working on the new labeling for ACOUSTICJUS. Once again and after a couple of years selling AJ almost exclusively in my perfume shop, I am relaunching the website and store for this brand. We will no longer have the AJ oils available through Soivohle once the switch is made. So it will be goodbye and then a cheerful hello to the future of this fun little brand of essence oil creations.

The relaunch of AJ will take place (hopefully) in early fall of this year. I am almost finished with the packaging changes and am working on both an onsite and etsy store to get things going. With Acousticjus being all oils we can ship just about anywhere in the world.

I will also be relaunching the Acousticjus FB page and for the first time it will have it's own Twitter account. The new web address is the same as the old one acousticjus.com  The new email is stellaroils@acousticjus.com  Bookmark the new site, I will be updating it with new pages and info over the next few weeks leading up to the official launch.

SOIVOHLE - not to leave out our flagship brand, I will not be making any changes to Soivohle other than creating gift boxed sets of mini perfumes for the holidays. 

Soivohle News

I have had a lot of interest in the Street Collection Oils that I mentioned in my last post. These are not available onsite, but are available in my studio/shop. As I had mentioned, I will be closing the perfume shop, and moving some of those items to the online shop. Some will be available for immediate sale and others will not.  I will be in the studio on Wednesday taking inventory and packing up a lot of the perfume stuff... I will then decide which scents stay and are moved online and which ones are archived (if any) and which ones go...

NEW MINIS - I am working on labels right now for a new 5ml size that will be available in the Demis and EDT/Colognes... I had offered a smaller pocket spray in the past, but these will be small open cap bottles. I sometimes give these out with orders, and will be adding them to the site soon. They will be available individually and as curated sets..

STUDIO Z - I have had no news about moving yet... Still waiting on studio space in the city. In the meantime Studio Z will be open for business, perfume bar and all, for the upcoming art walk at the Art Center. I will not be moving anything until I have my new lease confirmed. This could be a month, two or three.., so when I know I will pass on the info. The perfume shop will remain as is until that time. and yes I can still come in for special appointments. just shoot me an email or call. My schedule is pretty flexible at the moment, but prefer that it be during regular business hours at the art center which is 11-5 Tuesday thru Friday, 11-3 on Saturdays.

Studio Exclusives-Street Collection

Box label for street collection oils

Box label for street collection oils

Over the years I have created several essences that have remained exclusive to the physical location. Now that I will be closing the perfume boutique and moving my painting studio back to downtown Cincinnati, I am left with a decision to make about the studio exclusive scents. The ones that are most on my mind are the Acousticjus Street Collection oils. These are inexpensive oil roller ball parfums that were created for individuals looking for something nice, fun and not all that complicated. Whereas the bulk of the Soivohle line are either all natural or mostly natural with no scent having less than 85% natural ingredients the Street Collection oils are about 50/50. They do not contain any rare or costly absolutes or painstakingly thought out tinctures. The most complex of them can contain up to fifteen ingredients, while the lesser ones can have as little as three to five. Having said all that I am thinking more about all of the customers and repeat customers who have been purchasing these parfums over the years, and enjoy wearing them. I do not want to just toss them aside as they have garnered quite a local and loyal following.  I will be going through the list and picking out the most popular ones to add to the online store. Things like Fig Black Tea, Dulce Crema, Egyptian Musk, Lilacs In Spring.. Some of the more earthy and masculine scents are lower on the list, but I do not want to leave them out just because they did not sell as well. So as I will not be adding them to the site until I have closed the boutique, I am going to post the titles here and let people take a look and see if anything pops out.

HIPPIE PATCHOULI
STREET LEATHER
FIG BLACK TEA
SWEET LOVE AMBER
WHITE FLOWERS
ORANGE BLOSSOM
PURE MUSK
COCONUT LIME
DULCE CREMA
LILACS IN SPRING
AIR N SEA
SOFT LEMON RAIN
LEATHER N WOOD
PLUMERIA PURE
ROSE SOLIFLORE
EGYPTIAN MUSK

I could of course just offer them all, and let the larger Soivohle/Acousticjus online audience work out the difference, and may decide in the end to do that.  My main concern is space. I currently keep the formula bases and all of the bottles and packaging for all of the parfums at the studio. I need to make room for all this in my stock/work room.

It's crazy just how much stuff accumulates over a few years, and I have been adding to this collection scent by scent, but always working from the other location. Now thinking about moving the other half of Soivohle to the home base I am scrambling to figure out where I will store everything. I really need to be working on that now before I find myself just putting things in boxes to be thought about later, or knowing me as I do, forgetting all about them.