Press Photos

see more photos below


Roxana Illuminated Perfume is located in the Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The current space is divided into three sections: the front entry area is contains the scent bar/showroom in an antique apothecary type setting, as you pass through the macrame "wall" is the School of Lost Arts, library and distillation. Up the stairs in the lab and studio where I have the fortune of creating my products.

The scent bar features glass domes with each perfume on an antique apothecary glass and oak cabinet which contains the Roxana Illuminated Perfume collection of products. Each dome sits on a wood pedestal with a colored crochet flower indicating the fragrance within. Aromatic molecules are volatile thus they rise and are trapped within the glass dome as they rise up from the little tin of solid perfume.

The front showroom area also contains the collection of lockets, including the super popular solid perfume pendants. Antique and vintage items evoke the old world feeling associated with the era and my great grandfathers homeopathic pharmacy in Buenos Aires, back when medicines and perfume were handmade with plant materials. Since I works only with high quality essentials oils and plant materials the imprint of the past is an important part of my brand. Included within the space are three chandeliers which were found at a salvage yard in downtown LA, two scones that belonged to my grandmother, various other items from local flea markets and artwork by my husband Greg Spalenka.

On the other side of the long macrame curtain, that was specifically made for the space by an artisan in Pennsylvania, is the School of Lost Arts containing a long table, books on alchemy, herbology and art.

I am the artist, nose and maker behind of the brand Roxana Illuminated Perfume. My story includes my great grandfather which opened the first pharmacy in South America , a career as an award winning freelance illustrator in NYC and a professional background in aromatherapy. In September of 2014 I was a speaker at The World of Aromatherapy Beyond Aromatics conference held at Bastyr University in Seattle. Read more by following these links here at the website.

The first perfumery was located at Whizin Market Square in Agoura Hills, CA.

If you would like to use any of these images make sure to credit the photos and link back to the homepage of this website. For inquiries please use the contact page or e-mail roxana (at) illuminatedperfume (dot) com. Thank you!