The latest store to open on Melrose Avenue is home to some of the most unique and beautiful fragrances. Founded by husband and wife team, Mike and Linda Sivrican, ORRIS Perfumery features all of their handcrafted fragrances under one roof. They make everything in house in Los Angeles, so it only made sense to open a flagship on one of Los Angeles’ main shopping drags. Their current lineup includes five fragrance brands—and counting—which include Fiele Fragrances, Capsule Parfums, Musc et Madame, Litoralle Aromatica, and Saguara Perfumes. The couple sat down with us to talk shop, scents, and what they have in the works.
How did you get started in the world of perfume?
When we first started in the business 15 years ago, we had a brand we operated much like many modern brands today. We used to buy formulations from outside fragrance houses who employed perfumers to create perfumes for us under our creative direction. Now, we are truly artisanal because we make everything by hand and all of our formulations are created in-house by us.
How long did you operate your online store before the Melrose venture?
Since 2014, we have always offered our fragrances on our online sites, but our online sales were never a priority for us. Our main focus has always been our wholesale business and to support our retail partners. We recently opened our first brick and mortar retail store, Orris Perfumery, to showcase all of our brands under one roof.
Which brand was first?
What are your top three favorite scents?
Jasmin Cuir, Squad, and Coyote Mint.
You’ve done many great collaborations—any that stand out?
We don’t do collaborations or custom work very often, but when we have, it has always been with friends and early supporters. Poketo was our first. Dream Collective was our second. Apolis was our third. All were very special.
We are working on our sixth fragrance brand, as well as more additions to each collection.
What will you be doing at Capsule LA?
We will be bringing all of our current offerings and introducing a few new ones!
7970 1/2 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles
See them with us at Capsule Los Angeles March 13th & 14th!