I'm excited to announce the release of the new fragrance OLO created for TENOVERSIX. It is notes of sage, incense and amber and I've been wearing it exclusively all month. This is my new favorite OLO blend.
One of my first "adult" flirtations with wearing fragrance that didn't involve a drug store and the color pink was when I found myself in a head shop for the first time. I believe it was called Infinity's End. I was fifteen and my friend had her driver's license so we could go anywhere we wanted. Without our parents. The forbidden head shop was our first outing. I remember feeling so giddy walking into a store like that. So much MAGIK! I bought a ying yang symbol ring, a tie dyed t shirt, Nag Champa incense and some Egyptian musk perfume. It was all so exotic to me.
Naturally, my tastes have evolved since then. I still love amber, frankincense and myrrh but I'm pretty particular about the quality these days. When Kristen and I were throwing around ideas for the TENOVERSIX custom fragrance I originally was going for a more lavender and sage, coastal bonfire vibe. Something kept pulling me back to resinous incense, a more glowing ember ritualistic feel. I wanted this fragrance to be a reflection of that youthful quest for more meaning and connection to the mind, body and spirit. I feel like TENOVERSIX brings together the playfulness of youth and the sophistication that comes when you know who you are as a person and have the confidence to present yourself with honesty. An elevation of self and spirit was what I kept seeing in the images Kristen sent me for inspiration so I just went for it and gave myself up to my intuition when making this blend. I had worked on it for months and just couldn't get it right. I kept resisting the urge to put in nag champa, just a hint. I eventually had one of my uninhibited moments in blending where I just stopped thinking so hard and put in everything I wanted whether I thought they would work or not. That ended up being my favorite version and luckily it was Kristen's as well!
TENOVERSIX fragrance blend is bottled magic. It captures the ritual of lighting incense, the glowing ember and finally, the smoke rising along with it the elevation of spirit and self.
Notes of sage, incense and amber
We will be at TENOVERSIX Thursday, October 23rd to celebrate the release of this new collaborative fragrance. Details about the event coming soon!