Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Gift of Scent


An introduction and a beauty products card, just for you.

We often bring our fondest and most treasured memories with us wherever we go. Like a letter that is carefully folded into an envelope, and then sealed inside—they too are patiently awaiting for our next visit. Even so, as we walk along the bustling streets, we come across freshly baked bread, that reminds of us Grandma's baking at Christmas... we come across lush flower stands, with a jovial seller, who instantly reminds us of that summer spent in Paris, and perhaps, as we travel through the market, we pick up a mere hint of perfume... a perfume that seems so familiar... and so, a sweet wonderment that breaks the sense of time takes off, and brings us back on a vivid journey yet again, to that fond memory, just for a moment... or two...












As Spring is approaching, I always look forward to wearing my most favorite scent, daily—Wish, from Lollia. (I believe that you can never know when you might need a dash) Indeed, that tiny bottle of perfume was my travel companion from Vancouver to London, from London to Paris, and from Paris to the south of France. It stayed beside me, tucked into my purse the entire time. But of all memories, whenever I smell Wish, I recall the excitement and pure joy of waking up in the chateau each morning. When the sun began to pour in through the openings, and the vast shutters were thrown open. My day always began this way, followed by a bath, and just a dash of Wish, and I was on my way... set out for a whole new adventure...

"Lollia feels sweetly familiar and delightfully luxurious. Unconscious allure. Unstudied sophistication. Quiet moments and close friends. This is Lollia." Do you have a favorite (or favorites) scent that brings back fond memories, as well? I would love to hear!

quote: Lollia's about page / images: 01, 03, 05, 08 by: Jamie Nelson, discovered via the stunning blog, Absolutely Ladylike / 02, 06 by: Corrie Bond, and styling: Amanda Moore / 04, 07, 09, 10: Lollia—products compiled, and card designed by myself

29 comments:

  1. Dearest Sarah,

    Oh sure; In Love because of its Jasmine -- my all time favorite scent!

    Rest well!

    Mariette

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  2. pretty and poetic.....
    it's so like a dream.....
    maureen

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  3. Oh Sarah, how beautifullly put...I must try some...I adore all the photo's.
    xoxox

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  4. Beautifully written Sarah! I love Lollia and their packaging. They are my regular tester when I walk in Anthropologie store :)
    I didn't get a chance to read your posts over the week but hope you are feeling better? Many hugs to you!!

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  5. Your images are divine!! I almost always wear Angel and always get compliments when I do! Another forever favorite is Chanel #5!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  6. Wonderful images.Thank you.

    Havenlife@rocketmail.com

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  7. Love how the sunlight is highlighting the models face. I remember almost buying this for you in New York, but all the packages weren't in perfect shape :( Next time though!

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  8. what a beautiful post, both the images and the writing. I've never tried that scent but I'm definitely going to!

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  9. Lovely!! I also happen to have a scent that reminds me of a French chateau, but in Burgundy - L'Occitane's Eau d'Azur (or Mimosa), which I believe is discontinued. I still have a small solid perfume that always reminds me of springtime, my bed with blue ticking and the view from my window of the sprawling backyard. It's one of my favorite memories. What a nice way to wake up on a Sunday morning...

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  10. oh Sarah, beautiful post, so dreamy. my favorite scent is fresh jasmines, they remind me of my grandma that used to love them. hope you're having a lovely weekend, darling! xo

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  11. These photos are so romantic.... lovely!

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  12. Yes, scent is the sense most linked to memory. I love Lollia and always carry a little tube of Lillia Imagine hand cream in my purse - the loveliest scent!!

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  13. beautiful! i've never tried lollia, but i will now!

    xo.ashley

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  14. Sarah, the pictures are absolutely breathtaking! I love to spend my Sundays checking out your posts which are always a piece of romance and delicacy! Hope your weekend is lovely! xo

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  15. Sounds amazing! I also love the scent. There is something so romantic about it.
    Much love,
    B

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  16. If you like Lollia -- I can trust it is a wonderful brand. I will check it out.

    I have tried and bought a zillion expensive perfumes, but the one I really care for and keep coming back to (and people always stop me and want to know what I am using) is Stiletto Musk by Sula. Nothing fancy, but unique and lovely! And I first got it when Prince William was just the sice of a small bunny!

    Happy almost new week to you.

    Mon

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  17. WoW! What a post! they are all fabulous! The images are great,You have an incredible blog,thanks for sharing.

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  18. Beautiful, Sarah! I love how a scent can bring you back to a certain place in time just with a spritz! Hope you are feeling better, Sweetie! xo

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  19. such a beautiful, beautiful post. Spring is already here before we know it & yes Lollia, always so dreamy & such beautiful packaging!

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  20. So ao beautiful, Sarah! I love to hear people describe fragrance since my job is a fragrance developer :)

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  21. Love this scent !
    Enjoying your blog a lot ! Fabulous pictures and taste !
    Bisous
    http://lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com

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  22. Hello all! Thank you for such kind comments and sharing some of your favorites :)

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  23. I have been dying to try this brand!! and now this post makes me want to crave it even more...beautiful!!! Hope you are feeling better dear..!! sending you hugs & kisses...!!

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  24. Such lovely packaging!
    Right now loving Narcisco Rodrigues, these type of soft, feminine fragrances always remind me of my mum :)

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  25. Oh I just love Lollia, they're branding is so gorgeous! I love how fragrances can remind you of certain times of your life, so neat...

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  26. Hello gorgeousness!
    lovely and inspirational post, as always!

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  27. Lollia is one of my favorite brand. Such a stunning post! Thanks for the lovely mention dearest Sarah, it means a lot!

    Much love: Evi

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