lightning paw.

April 13, 2011

jasmine, wilmingtonolojasmine, wilmington

i first read about olo fragrance in anabela’s space this winter and i’ve been dreaming about being doused in sweet smells ever since. i finally mustered the courage to order a new fragrance by mail, and last week a little bottle of lightning paw arrived at my doorstep. heather, the genius behind olo, describes lightning paw as “free-spirited and feminine without even trying to be.” that sounded just right to me, but it was the promise of scents like bergamot, vanilla, and jasmine that really lured me. 
i can assure you, i have not been disappointed. my little bottle reminds me of warm afternoons in wilmington–just the sort of thing i need to be reminded of on grey days like this one. 

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  • Reply cottagefarm April 13, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    sounds simply divine

  • Reply Jane Flanagan April 13, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Sounds gorgeous! A new fragrance is such a treat!

  • Reply Erin April 13, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    yes, indeed! i'm tempted to follow in your steps now, and try out the new one you just got–so much fragrance inspiration from my canadian friends!

  • Reply Maria Diana April 13, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    I love lightning paw! dafne is a really lovely one too. šŸ™‚

  • Reply caroline April 13, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    i've been wearing the same fragrance since i was 16. maybe it's time for a change… i'm going to look into olo!

  • Reply Mo Pie, Please April 13, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Now I want to be covered in its sweet scents, too!

  • Reply melissa April 13, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Beautiful post! x

  • Reply anabela / fieldguided April 13, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    I'm so, so glad you like it! I'm wearing it today. It doesn't trigger any associations for me, but I love when that does happen.

  • Reply cindy k April 14, 2011 at 12:11 am

    the fragrance sounds as lovely as the jasmine & honeysuckle in your wonderful photos!

  • Reply Meg April 14, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    mmm sounds like a delicious combination of smells… deep and velvety, but light because of the jasmine. gorgeous!

  • Reply Cat April 14, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Sounds lovely! I am a "scent-a-holic" and am always on the lookout for new goodness! btw…I adore reading the discriptions of scents…"earthy, notes, undercurrent of vanilla, etc."…they should almost poetic!

  • Reply Andrea April 14, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    MMMmmm love new scents. And your photos are GORGEOUS!


  • Reply Julie April 14, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Sounds pretty and I'm really big on essential oils so maybe this will be right up my alley! Beautiful photos by the way:)

  • Reply A "cheery" disposition April 14, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    your blog is beautiful, and the scent sounds wonderful.

  • Reply Erin April 14, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    thanks for your sweet notes. you guys should definitely check out olo's collection. lots of goodies.

  • Reply lady lyles April 14, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    I've been looking for a signature scent. My favorite is called The Charmer. Only 28 dollars at Anthropologie. However, it ALWAYS leaks! After buying my third bottle, I've decided as much as I love it, I've got to find something new. I'll definitely be checking into this.

  • Reply chelsea April 15, 2011 at 12:36 am

    that garden looks amazing!!

  • Reply Char April 17, 2011 at 3:14 am

    oh how i love jasmine

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