Named Best Independent Perfumer and Perfume House
It is an honor to be named ÇaFleureBon's best independent perfumer and independent perfume house for 2020.
Find Us in Saint Louis
Many people get in touch asking if they can come by my store in Saint Louis if they live here or are visiting. Unfortunately, the time and resources that it would take to maintain a brick and mortar store would be completely unfeasible for a one-person company.
However, you can find my fragrances at Bonboni Mercantile in the Shaw neighborhood, which is nearby Shaw's Garden (now the Missouri Botanical Garden and Tower Grove Park), the inspiration for Rose Santal and Yuzu/Rose/Patchouli.
Find Us on Basenotes, Fragrantica, Parfumo
My name is Shawn, and I started this business in South Saint Louis with the help of some friends. Now I am proudly making handcrafted fragrances and skincare supplies that reflect the history and boundless inspiration found throughout my hometown. Get in touch! My email is Shawn@ChatillonLux.com
What's the story behind Chatillon Lux?
Herman Melville, in his review of The Oregon Trail, said that Chatillon was “as gallant a man…as ever shot buffalo. For this Henry Chatillon we feel a fresh and unbounded love. He belongs to the class of men, of who Kit Carson is the model; a class, unique, and not to be transcended in interest by any personages introduced to us by Scott…May his good rifle never miss fire; and where he roves through the prairies, may the buffalo ever abound.”
Chatillon’s first wife was a Sioux woman named Bear Robe, daughter of Oglala Chief Bull Bear. Chatillon was accepted into the family, and his brothers-in-law considered him a true brother. Unfortunately, Bear Robe passed away as Chatillon was wrapping up his final adventure, and Chatillon returned to his hometown of Saint Louis alone and heartbroken to raise their children, eventually marrying the widowed Odile Delor Lux, uniting Carondelet's founding family.
Odile Delor Lux was the granddaughter of Clement Delor de Treget, the founder of the French trading hamlet of Carondelet, located in present-day South Saint Louis at the confluence of the River Des Peres and Mississippi River.