I’ve been all about scents lately. Proof here, here, and here. Beyond just wanting things to smell nice, I’m totally preoccupied with how tangled up with memories scents can be. As a kid, my mom wore Oscar de la Renta’s Oscar perfume. I remember the funny shape of the bottle and its little spot on a crocheted doily on her dresser, but I especially remember the associations I had with the smell. She wore it when she went out and one sniff conjured babysitters and watching Chitty, Chitty Bang, Bang for the 100th time, and eating macaroni and cheese out of tupperware bowls.
A few years ago, I figured it was high time to develop a signature scent of my own, and I was delighted to find OLO Fragrance. Each of their perfumes is hand-blended in their Portland, Oregon studio and the result is pure magic. This fall, I’ve been wearing their newly released Cedar & Rose fragrance. It goes on strong, but mellows out quickly–leaving a fragrance that is sophisticated and woodsy and never a bit cloying. Just like me. (Ha)!
OLO, who helps sponsor this site, has been kind enough to offer readers a chance to win a bottle of Cedar & Rose perfume along with a bottle of Argan Oil Hair Tonic in the same scent. As a fine-haired girl I’ve always had a hard time with hair oil, but I’ve been using this just on my ends, and I couldn’t be happier. Silky smooth. For a chance to win, leave a comment here (complete with contact information) with a sweet scented memory of your own and hop over to take a peek at OLO’s website. The descriptions alone will lure you in.The giveaway will close on Thursday evening and a randomly selected winner will be announced on Friday. G’luck!