Bad news for perfume lovers in the NY Metro area. LuiLei in Brooklyn has closed, leaving us with less options for niche shopping. I'm not too surprised, because unlike their competitors, Aedes in Manhattan and ScentBar in L.A., LuiLei never seemed to do marketing or shown any effort in reaching out to their potential customers. Still it's sad, especially since they had at least one East Coast exclusive: Tauer Perfume.
The notice on their former website says they might return as an online business. I sure hope so, but I still believe that our area can support more than one store dedicated to niche and artisan perfumes.