Scented oils are supposedly big business on the West Coast, in the Midwest and in the South.
But apparently not in downtown Hartford.
The House of Essence on Pratt St., which opened a little over a year ago, has closed, and furniture was being moved out of the storefront today.
The fragrance boutique offered exotic soaps, mud-based body washes and over 1,000 scented oils.
Owners Jermaine Johnson and Niwkia Honore, who financed the opening entirely out of their personal savings, couldn’t be reached for comment today.
See The Courant’s story on store’s opening here.
Pratt Street, while quaint, has had mixed success in recent years with retailers.