We went to LA a few weeks ago to escape the rain. It was cloudy the whole time we were there! Experiencing warmer temperatures after months of ice and snow was still well worth the trip. We visited Huntington Botanical Gardens for the first time and it was so beautiful. I could have easily spent the entire day wandering around the grounds. It's definitely worth touring if you get the chance.
The two of us here at OLO Fragrance have spent the last 24 hours reflecting on what is important to us and how to move forward in a positive way to support our community and stand up for marginalized people and the environment. We are educating ourselves to seek out organizations to donate our time and money in order to lift up those in need.
Today we have made a donation to the ACLU. For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.
We are also donating 25% of online sales from customers using discount code: MOVINGFORWARD
From Thursday 11/10 through Saturday 11/12 you can use the discount code to receive 25% off your online purchase and we will donate that amount to the ACLU.
One of the best parts about running OLO has got to be seeking out stores to represent our brand. Or visiting the stores that already do. We went to Belgium, France and Iceland back in January to visit some of our European stockists. You can find OLO at Tom Greyhound in Paris, Aftur in Reykjavik and Clouds in my Coffee in Gent.
Here are some of our favorite pictures from all three countries.
This isn't about a collaboration, this is about an alliance. Three people doing what they do best just for the experience.There are those moments in life when you see a person's art and you not only admire the work but you like the person without even knowing them. That's how I felt when I came across Romy Northover. I first saw Romy's ceramics online. Even before I was able to experience her ceramics in person I was immediately struck by how her work was both raw and refined. Each piece has it's own story and personality. She is such a talented artist. We picked up her line for the shop and I've been in love ever since.
Through Instagram, I became familiar with Maxim Northover. He's a stop-motion animator and illustrator and Romy's brother! I started following him on Instagram and became familiar with his drawings and films through his posts. His puppets are my faves. The Northover's are such genuine and gifted people. I'm lucky to have the opportunity to share my perfume with them and have them reciprocate in such an extraordinary way.
Our focus for these works, GOLD. Au. Atomic number 79.
Golden Vein is a scent I released for a limited run in 2011. Golden Vein smells like the warm sun baking a field of flowers onto the skin. I reworked it recently and thought of Romy because of her 22 Karat Climax Cups. They make my heart fill with warmth just looking at them. She made a vessel to compliment Golden Vein and it's perfect. Maxim's video captures the transformation the piece makes with the application of gold, how nature makes magic combining the elements.
Thanks to Romy Northover for the vessel, Maxim Northover for the video, and sound design by Owen Wallace Lasch.
Remember that time I was walking down the street and rented a storefront without a plan? What was I even doing? I was so nervous to open a store but I just couldn't pass on the opportunity. It was a stressful endeavor but I'm glad Jonathan and I decided to expand this business together. It's been a little over a year and things are finally settling down. The store feels like home and it's great to actually meet the people that wear OLO.
Building out a store is crazy! We are grateful to Matthew Philip Williams for his design collaboration skills and building super powers. He was able to bring to life both our clean esthetic and sense of humor. It's the perfect space for us to spend the day. Anna Korte, of AKVintage, also created the beautiful string painting that occupies the wall behind the jewelry case. It fills the room with softness. This place wouldn't be the same without these touches. Thanks friends!
Jonathan and I are here working almost everyday, even if the store is technically closed. If you see us just knock on the door and we will gladly let you in. Hours do fluctuate because this business is just the two of us. We communicate via Twitter and Instagram if you want to double check before stopping by. If you still us the telephone for voice talking our digits are (503) 970-1173. Call us.
Milk Milk Lemonade 1407 SE Belmont St, Portland OR 97214
Hours: Thursday-Saturday 11am-6pm, Sundays 11am-4pm
We took a much need mini vacation to Palm Springs and Joshua Tree last week after our work trip to Los Angeles. The desert is the perfect place to escape from the everyday stresses of life and just be alone. So alone. It was perfect.
We just paid a visit to the Rice Museum of Rocks and Minerals. Definitely check this place out if you haven't yet! Words cannot describe.
The great February Fake Out 2015 continues on into March here in Portland, Or. Daphne has been blooming for weeks! In celebration of this fortunate weather we will be giving away 1ml vials of Dafne with all online orders through March 8th. Enjoy!
We are excited to debut Calcine incense cones and our new body care line, OLO Botanique. The first items to be released in the OLO Botanique line will be the Rose Face Solution, Cedar & Rose Body Oil and Cedar & Rose Moisturizing Soap. The fragrance formula for these products is based on the popular Cedar & Rose perfume and hair tonic. The OLO Botanique line is vegan and 100% natural.
Cedar & Rose Moisturizing Soap
Cedar & Rose Body Oil and Rose Face Solution
Calcine Incense Cones
The soap is made of shea butter, olive oil and RSPO-certified palm oil. Your skin is left clean and soft with just the hint of cedar and rose.
We use organic apricot kernel, jojoba and rosehip oils for the body oil and face solution. This blend of oils is formulated to hydrate your skin without leaving a greasy residue. The rose rejuvenates and tones the skin while the oils replenish moisture.
The Calcine incense are packaged 26 cones to a tin along with a small ceramic plate for burning. The burn time is 15 to 20 minutes and will leave the room scented with notes of cedar and vetiver for a few hours or more.
This line will only be available at our store, Milk Milk Lemonade. We are located at 1407 SE Belmont here in Portland for those of you that were unaware of our location. Hours are posted daily on our Twitter but we are typically open to the public Thurs-Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 11am-4pm. We will put them on the website soon but feel free to email directly if you just can't wait!