It's done, it's done!!! We are launching Spartan next week in Austin. That's Texas. I'm going to Texas for the first time ever! Please join us for the fragrance launch party at Spartan next Wednesday, October 23rd from 5pm-8pm. I will be there to talk about the new scent and free samples will be given to the first 20 folks in attendance. Come see me!
Spartan is inspired by the Texas landscape and the people that love it. Austin is home to Spartan the store so it made sense to try to capture the essence of the place and people involved. I've never been to Austin but store proprietress, Currie Person, filled me in on her favorite smells from her hometown and surrounding areas.
There were a few notes I knew I had to include in this scent, things that I always think of when I think of Texas. First off, tequilla! Every Texan in my life knows their tequilla. Therefore, the top notes of Spartan are tequilla, lime and cilantro. That sweetness mingles with notes of rhododendron, cactus flower and yellow rose. I wanted to capture the idea of the variety of landscapes of Texas. The seemingly unforgiving desert and it's delicate cactus flowers combine with the oasis of humanity, the gardens of Austin. As the scent settles, it dries down to sage, hay, Mexican linaloe, ponderosa pine and Ashe juniper (Texas cedar), all native plants of the area. There is a hint of leather too. It ain't Texas without boots!
Spartan (the fragrance) is exclusive to the store for a few months so it may only be purchased at Spartan or on their website. It may also be made available at their sister stores, Beam & Anchor and Voyager in coming months.
P.S. I will be traveling October 22nd-28th. A friend will be living here, feeding my cats and filling OLO orders. If I don't answer your email or fulfill your special requests it is not because I don't love you, I just need a break. I'll be home soon.