Austin-based perfumery Roux Saint James announces a change of location for their new studio and showroom. The perfumer will now be based at East Austin’s newest creative hub, Springdale General, located at 1023 Springdale Road, Building 9, Suite F, Austin, Texas 78721. The grand opening event will be at that location on Friday, Sept. 14 from 6 - 9 p.m. and is open to the public. To RSVP, please see here. The company will not only showcase its perfume and product line at the new location, but will also offer workshops, custom perfume formulations and access to a large collection of essential oils. For more information on Roux Saint James and for inquiries on the company’s upcoming events or custom projects, please see: www.rouxstjames.com.
“We had a change of plans come up with our original store location that actually, and to my surprise, was the impetus to me now landing my dream showroom location and studio space,” said Roux Saint James Founder Krista Lacey. “I have been blessed to find a space in an area I have pined after for years. The new Springdale General location allows me to be closer to many of my artists friends and be part of an ever growing creative community. It also gives me more flexibility to showcase the product line as well as give a glimpse into the perfumers studio. I am so incredibly excited about this unexpected adventure and I am looking forward to the positive changes it will bring."
Roux Saint James has been producing small-batch, all natural, intention-based botanical compounds and perfumes since 2011. Their products beautifully blend the art of high perfumery and aromatherapy using essential oils that revitalize the connection between scent and the sacred. Master perfumer and Roux Saint James Founder Krista Lacey is truly one of a kind in the sense that there are only 1,000-1,200 perfumers like her worldwide. As a self-taught perfumer and craftswoman of essential oils, she looks for distinct scents and compounds in nature that call to her senses and then uses them to create aromatic, enticing unisex perfumes. This coming year, she will also be announcing the release of a new line of botanical incense and will be adding some architecturally inspired incense burners and vessels to compliment the products.
“Scent is all around us, whether we recognize it or not,” says Lacey. “It can be pleasant or foul, just like our daily activities. So many of our memories are not only based on our sense of smell but are wildly triggered by scent. The idea of creating something that can have a direct effect on the human spirit fascinates me, since most memories evoke emotions of some kind. So why not create something that can make people feel better and have pleasant, loving memories? Scent has the ability to transform us. It sets a tone for the day. It can soothe, energize, center, and heal. It can remind us to take time, reflect on ourselves, enjoy the moment.”
Roux Saint James currently carries eight botanical perfumes available in both an oil-based perfume and an alcohol-based perfume. Each scent is unique and comes with a small meaning card that outlines the key notes in each perfume, as well as a intention card revealing the meaning of each scent which can be used as a mantra when applying the perfumes.