The Perfumed Court, the perfume sample/decant store that opened in 2007, has now split in two. The original Perfumed Court is still open, but two of the proprietors, Patty White (of Perfume Posse) and Lisa Lawler, have left to open the new Surrender to Chance store:
The unique name came about on a recent trip to Morocco, where they realized their vision of the world of perfume was expanding beyond the scope of their previous venture. They believe perfume is fun and want people to surrender the way they think about perfume, to take a chance and try something completely different .
The new site will provide decants of niche/mainstream//indie/discontinued fragrances as well as educational sample packs by notes, historical significance, award winners, perfumers, and perfume houses.
The new site will also focus on enhanced customer service, realtime inventory controls to track stock, streamlined shipping, and easier site navigation for the beginner as well as the experienced perfumista.
(via press release)