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Olfactory Scent Studio Opens at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes in Maple Grove

Nov 18, 2018 04:44PM ● By Wendy Erlien

Olfactory Scent Studio Sue Brady (photos by Maple Grove Voice)

A new business, Olfactory Scent Studio, opened at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes Nov. 2, 2018. 

The retailer provides customers with an opportunity to “custom blend” fragrance oils to create home or body products. 

“Products range from hand-poured natural soy candles, reed diffusers, and room sprays to bath & body products,” the business shared on its Facebook page

One of the newest retailers at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes is a "tried and true" concept on the east coast, according to owner Sue Brady. With the help of a mentor who has opened other stores, the Maple Grove resident was drawn to the custom blending of fragrance oils. 

"I really liked the concept...I'm a scientist by nature," she said. "People can come here, have fun, and leave with a quality product."

After years of consideration and nine months of planning, Brady settled on The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes and the former Tevana location to open Olfactory Scent Studio. 

"It was a big thing for me to find the right space. I'm all about community," she said. "It was important for me to be near shopping and restaurants."   

Olfactory Scent Studio has more than 100 different fragrances for customers to create a variety of products, gifts, and other items. In addition to custom blending, the business offers parties, corporate events, fundraisers, and more. 

Reservations are not required for groups under five. The process can take from 30 minutes to a couple hours, the business shared on its Facebook page.  For those interested in creating an individually blended product, scent stylists help customers from beginning to end.  Ready-to-go items are also available for purchase. 

Olfactory Scent Studio is located at 12113 Elm Creek Boulevard North near francesca's. 

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