Marie Mason

Best of LA, January 2008
Marie Mason was a beauty buyer for Studio at Fred Segal for 15 years before opening her apothecary in the Brentwood Country Mart. The shop, with its cream-colored silk curtains and Tiffany blue walls, is smaller than most Beverly Hills bathrooms, so the selection of products—a mix of heavy hitters like Kate Somerville and niche players like Diana B. crammed onto whitewashed shelves—is discriminating by necessity. A circular cosmetics bar and 100-scent blending station allow for unimpeded sampling. Mason’s recommendations have earned her a loyal flock of customers (her in-house fragrance Hippie Chick has been particularly popular).