Usually available exclusively through sale on the 12.29 website, this pop-up will be the only place in Chicago that you will currently be able to purchase these ambrosial scents in person. Having created fragrance for celebrities and internationally recognized brands, 12.29 has also created custom auras for runway shows from Rodarte to Jason Wu.
Thompson Chicago partners with 12.29 who are also the creators of Thompson Hotels’ signature brand scent, “Velvet” - to debut this premiere lobby boutique. For the first time, visitors and Chicago residents can sniff and purchase the new extension of 12.29, an eponymous candle collection that is otherwise only available online.
Why 12.29? The 12.29 candle collection saturates personal spaces with aromas that highlight bold notes and textures to evoke feelings of comfort and warmth – the epitome of “home.” At the lobby boutique, pick from three variants: “A Dark Affair Desire” (hints of textured amber, smoked woods, deep resin, and incense); “A Forgotten Memory” (sumptuous leather, fresh tobacco, and earthy woods entangled in warm spices - perfect for men); or “Forget Everything but Me” (a passionate mix of luxe saffron, animal notes, dark woods, and resin).
These luxurious candles are very limited and sure to sell quickly to beauty and fragrance aficionados all across Chicago. This installation is free admission, open to the public, and will run from March 13-20 on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m..
21 E. Bellevue Pl