March Giveaway

How would you describe your favorite OLO fragrance?

One thing I have learned since entering the world of perfume, no one really describes their favorite OLO fragrance the same way I would. Like other art forms, it is a very much about personal interpretation. I'm not even referring to the actual notes of the perfume. It's often more about the feeling or memory each smell conjures up. I'm so interested in how every person has a very specific reason for wearing the perfume they choose to wear. They find the smell pleasant but it is often something else that compels them to wear it daily or on certain occasions.

People often tell me what their favorite perfume smells like to them. Sometimes I have no idea where these descriptions are coming from. Often though, I'm inclined to say, "you know, I never thought of it before but Victory Wolf actually really does smell like that!" I was recently told of the description a young man gave for the new YACHT anointing oil..."It smells like Bible Camp burning down!" I was delighted. Simple, personal and right on the nose. I never would have described it that way though!

For the March giveaway, describe your favorite OLO fragrance. It can be short and to the point or an epic novel. I will be using these on the website so just know that. The prize will be any 9ml OLO fragrance you want. The winner will be announced March 16th!

Uh oh, I forgot to announce the winner! Names were drawn at random. Thank you all for participating! The winner is...Caroline!!!!!

Comments (8)

  1. jana said...

    I really enjoyed this, and ended up writing descriptions for all four samples that I have. If we're only supposed to submit one, I pick NATIONALE 6/7. But I'll include the rest just in case. NATIONALE 6/7: this scent is a memory of a quiet apiary, full of roses and low beds of verbena. In one corner of the garden, a beekeeper puffs smoke into a straw hive, blurring the air with a soft haze. VICTORY WOLF: this is a smell you had to sneak in to find. Worn leather armchairs, wooden boxes full of arrowheads, and a glass decanter of bourbon sending slender prisms across the desk. The walls are stained with Old Cavendish tobacco. Steady, hushed, yet strong. DAFNE: a maze-like, coastal fragrance, it does not reveal its intricacy to the casual passerby. It begins green and formal, but deepens in complexity with hints of saltwater and fresh-clipped branches.

  2. Half Pint said...

    Victory Wolf-Hollow echos. Tangled curls. Rough hands and soft lips. This song-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY7ToL-xVIw-5 times over-She smells a little like a trainHauling lilacs through the rain-I run it through my hair, a strand whips my face and I remember the first time we touched, your stubble and your smell, your heat and your air.The scent mingles and shifts, dirt and spring water, leaf fires and cut cedar. It fades into twilight and rushes back when my heart pounds and my pulse matches to yours.

  3. olofragrance@gmail.com said...

    Please email me your mailing address because you have won the OLO scent of your choosing! Congrats!

  4. RS said...

    I have yet to smell any of the wonderful Olo fragrances.. but looking at Pauper.. the notes remind me of my trip to Paris last year. I don't drink much but like the licorice flavor of Sambuca so at bars I would ask for that and they would give me something similar to go with the espresso I would drink. I was on a fragrance journey sniffing scents from the many different perfume houses and was looking for the ultimate oud fragrance but I kept finding resinous juices that I loved even more. Perhaps Pauper is the marriage of all the three licorice, oud and resin that would remind me of the wonderful trip.Ronwww.notablescents.net

  5. Catie said...

    Erastus: I'm in rural Oregon, sitting around a campfire with old friends in cool, late October. We're drinking whiskey. Some are gazing into the stars and others focus on the crackling fire. The fog slowly rolls into the forest, and I can feel the coldness creep into my lungs. We go inside the small tool shop to warm up by the wood stove. The night dims down, and I travel up the road a few miles to go home, where I live alone. I open the closet door and run my fingers on the sleeve of an old Pendleton that belonged to my grandpa, who smoked for 75 years. I open the windows to listen to the rain finally come pouring down.

  6. amelia said...

    The smell I've been wearing most lately: It's like sitting outdoors on a sharp night with friends and bourbon, breathing in the clear air. Tiny snowflakes start falling and everybody leaves, and you get into bed with and old book. I wonder if you'll guess which it is that I'm describing?

  7. Caroline said...

    I have smelled most of your scents, but despite the fact I really like them all, my favorite is the smell of the argan oil (cedarwood + rose.)To me, it toally smells like a antique trunk filled with beddings found in an old farm house. I used to visit an abdonned one with my parents as a kid and the smell reminds me of the few times we spent exploring there.I really wish you make it into a fragrance one day!

  8. jenny said...

    foret..this is a scent that sends me into a dizzying upwards spiral.. i'm transported to a time where my sister and i would lay on our bellies, playing with Barbies under my parents' oak tree. then i'm in my ex's studio, with the deep red velvet curtains.. he's reading an 15th century cookbook in a funny British accent. and finally i am laying in the folds of my comforter, a dog-eared novel in my lap, and my phone's buzzing with messages from a boy i am quickly growing fond of.

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