|Some of the fragrances available at Aroma Sanctum|
Akuura explained to me that while she does have a number of ready-to-use blended fragrances (as you can see from the photos above) many of her clients enjoy the process of having a custom-blended fragrance made just for them. She is very skilled at doing just that, and you can clearly see that she enjoys the process as well. In the course of our conversation I learned that she can even resurrect and reconstruct a discontinued fragrance for her clients if she can have access to that last little bit that you have. She has even recreated samples from little slivers of soap that clients have brought to her.
This kind of customization s what sets her shop apart from many other places one can obtain fragrance.
Aroma Sanctum was started 16 years ago inside a no-longer-extant book store here in Salem. It was located for a period in the old Daniel Lowe building, but has been at its current location at 5 Central Street for about 11 years.
When I asked, Akurra told me that her clientele is made up of around 50% "locals" and 50% visitors from out of town. Now that I know about her store, I'm sure I'll be one of those "locals."
For more information you might want to visit her website: Website for Aroma Sanctum
I hope to see you here, or there.