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Custom blended 6
Strange Invisible Perfumes
How it works: Founder and perfumer Balahoutis interviews the client, asking for preferences in literature, music, art and aromas. Then a “Floral Water Tasting,” during which the client sips waters infused with blue lotus, jasmine, orange blossom and violet leaf, is used to gauge preferences. A number of compositions and essences are patch tested, and Balahoutis spends the next month formulating the scent.
What it costs: $2,100 for the custom blending, which includes the first quarter-ounce bottle of perfume. Reorders, $250 a bottle.
Where: Strange Invisible Perfumes, Venice