I was recently invited to come in and experience INDIEHOUSE Modern Fragrance Bar in downtown Alpharetta,Georgia. . Opened in 2020, this niche fragrance bar is such a fantastic addition to downtown Alpharetta. The store carries over 40 brands from all over the country, as well as a fragrance bar that allows you to customize your own scent, and a workshop area to learn more about creating a fragrance.
The store is GORGEOUS! You can tell there was a lot of thought and love put into designing this space. There are tables with common scents that are grouped together. Clean fragrances are housed beautifully on a wall together. To experience a fragrance, pick up the corresponding number below the fragrances, and smell. No more spraying fragrances over and over again.
The one thing I loved about INDIEHOUSE is that I can casually stroll the store and experience the scents and not be bombarded with sales people. The owner wanted the space to be comfortable and inviting. It’s precisely that type of atmosphere. I didn’t feel rushed. I didn’t feel pressured. That’s exactly the type of experience I want when I’m shopping.
Niche Fragrance Bar
I love how a fragrance has the ability to tell a story. I could pick up each bottle of fragrance that I own and tell you what it means to me. The one I worn when I got married. The one that Rob bought for me at Christmas. Fragrances also play a part in our moods. I can instantly spritz a bottle of perfume and my mood changes. The scent can transform our day. It can bring back a memory.
Have you ever created your own signature fragrance? At INDIEHOUSE, you have the opportunity to be able to create your very own fragrance. There is a walk-up scent bar that would be perfect for a girls night out or even a date night. You’ll pick your base and add three notes. You leave with a 20ml fragrance bottle. You name the fragrance and they’ll keep notes in their computer if you want to make again. It’s brilliant!
I was able to create my own fragrance and it was a blast! I think this would be so fun to do with some of your friends or when you need a moment to treat yourself to something different.
If you’re looking for something a bit more, INDIEHOUSE hosts Scent Blending Workshops. You can book workshops like their Scent Blending Beginner class or you can host a private event in their workshop space. Wanting to have a unique bridal event? They have that as well!
I had such a blast at INDIEHOUSE and Hadley the owner was wonderful! She is full of facts and information about fragrances. Another thing to note, they opened right around the whole Coronavirus outbreak. They have a medical-grade air purifier in store running and have started limiting workshops to 6 people at a time. They are constantly wiping down the testers, and not once did I feel unsafe or scared. Worth mentioning in times like these.
If you’re local to Georgia, this is such a unique experience. I highly suggest stopping in. There’s something special about this boutique. Being able to experience fragrances that are not something you’d see on every shelf is so incredible. Plus, she has stocked beautiful candles and body products that would make great gifts.
INDIEHOUSE Modern Fragrance Bar is located at 26 Old Roswell Street, Suite 1010 in Alpharetta. The store hours vary by day. Follow them on Instagram!