A Seattle Shop Made a High-End Vegan Perfume for 'Warrior Women'

West Seattle gallery and boutique Virago debuts a signature fragrance.
| FROM THE PRINT EDITION |
 
 

Tracy Cilona was seeking a fragrance that embodied the spirit of her gallery and boutique, Virago.

Latin for “Woman Warrior”—for her shop’s annual wearable art show, Our Daily Armor (opening Saturday), so she tapped one of her vendors, James Elliott of all-natural, certified-vegan perfume atelier Filigree, to create the signature scent. Luxurious and earthen, Elliott describes “Virago” ($179/15 milliliters/0.5 ounce) as “the curl of dirt in your hand, the scent of honeyed hay under your feet and the embrace of roses on your skin.”

It’s what to wear for whatever battle lies ahead.

Virago
West Seattle, 4306 SW Alaska St.; 206.933.2444

 

 

Related Content

Seattle shop has been a hit with tenants and customers

Fernish co-founders Lucas Dickey, left, and Michael Barlow

If you lack couch commitment, you can rent instead

Tinte Cellars has curated a selection of holiday gifts.

Go small to go big this holiday season with these unique gifts

The holiday season is the perfect time to support local, independent retailers, either in person or online

The holiday season is the perfect time to support local, independent retailers, either in person or online