Fragrance | Slow Explosions
When to Wear: With pops of rose and hits of saffron, this scent explodes on the skin and awakens the senses. Every inhale will open you up to the idea of escape, push you to take risks, and embolden you to get truly lost. Let us know how it goes.
“I was lost, aimless, and depressed. Now I’m only two of those things.”
-Gwen K. Vroomen
In 1980, Gwen K. Vroomen quit a monotonous job, went to the corner bar, and – on the bartender’s urging – threw a dart at a world map tacked on the wall. She had never heard of Goa but knew immediately she needed to go. Three months later she was celebrating Hindu New Year at a tea garden high in the hills of Kerala, fireworks exploding below. She wrote of that night: “I was resuscitated by color, redeemed by the vibrant unknown.” Her self-proclaimed “Journey out of darkness,” dotted with unforgettable stories of night markets, river floats, and harrowing moped rides, inspired a generation of young Americans eager to buck the drudgery of ordinary life.
Art as provocation. Like a good book, these scents are meant to inspire you. In each bottle, layered narratives that are sure to stir conversation. The hope is these scents not only invigorate and intoxicate, but also take you to new places.
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Custom items will ship within 7-10 business days.
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Yes! Son of a Sailor accepts returns on most new, unused items within 14 days of delivery for store credit. Please note that shipping is not refundable.
If you would like to return an item, please contact us with your order number and details about the product you would like to return. We will respond quickly with instructions for how to return items from your order.
Sales are final on: all custom items, sale items, all apothecary, consumable goods, and any items marked “final sale.”
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Bring happiness to life’s daily necessities.
billy + jess
In 2011, Billy + Jessica launched Son of a Sailor out of their East Austin home. Before they were even married, they knew they wanted to join forces creatively. Over a decade later, Son of a Sailor has become a staple Central Texas brand with two brick & mortar locations. Get to know the hands behind the goods.
deep in the heart of texas
While Jess was born in Texas, Billy "got here as fast as he could" as they say. Each having moved around the country more than their fair share, Billy and Jess met in San Francisco, and before too long Billy brought Jess back home.
A graphic designer and screenprinter by trade, Billy’s work takes on organic forms while Jessica’s background in fine art photography gives her a strong eye for framing, precision and composition. Son of a Sailor was born out of their shared love of thoughtful design and the ways it can spark joy in the lives of others.
With the belief that a rising tide raises all ships, they work hard to preserve the art of the handmade. Much of the inspiration behind Son of a Sailor's products comes from the application of color, pattern and geometry to materials with a rich history and story.
In our shop, you’ll find jewelry and lifestyle goods ranging from beaded earrings and bracelets to painted keychains, playful home goods and men’s leather accessories—all of which are designed with the intent of bringing happiness to life’s daily necessities.