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My Nose Knows

14 Feb My Nose Knows

Some of my  earliest memories are of my mom in her bathroom  getting ready in the morning.  She had her routine which consisted of  layering scent after scent all over her body.  These were not your ordinary, corner drug store bottled perfumes.  Instead, my mom would wander into Barneys and go to her “guy”.  It was there, at the perfume counter, that she would inquire about the latest scents; fresh off the boat from Europe.

For most of my birthdays, in additional to a little play money, she would give me one of these delicious indulgences. For some reason, my body  chemistry responds well to good scents.  Hence, my nose is cultivated from years of watching and smelling my mom.

Recently while in NY, I sauntered into Le Labo and fell in love.  Le Labo is a very unique place. Not only are the interiors exquisite, but the chemists behind the counter are spell binding.  After speaking with some of the sales associates, I got the low down on their philosophy and knew I was hooked.  I had wished for a store like this to pop up in Los Angeles.  Then, when I moved into my store on Third Street, I was thrilled to  stumble upon their Los Angeles store location, which happens to be just down the street from us!

I’m not a chemist, nor can I do what Barneys and Le Lebo do best. Thus, I have researched and found a few exquisite lines that I am in love with. I am confident that my customers will fall in love as well.

This past month, I walked the halls of all the January Gift Shows. I was determined to find a few new and fresh scented candle lines that would turn me on as much as Le Labo did.  Not only did I find some unique and delicious products, but a line that I have been watching for a while, Lollia, came out with a host of new products.

Two years ago, when I found Lollia they were developing a candle line.  I immediately fell in love with their packaging.  The color combinations were so fresh and interesting  and the whole collection  meshed together so well. I was already sold on the packaging alone.  This January the line premiered at the Gift Show.   I opened up the lid of one of the boxes. I was taken to another place. I continued to open each and every box and smell and each and every candle. Each scent was better than the next.  I was hooked.  The “Poetic License Candle” became the new love of my life.

With descriptive names like Another Quiet Day, The Air I’m Breathing, Wind in the Trees, and Stacks of Pretty Paper, I knew I had to have each one; not only in  my retail store, but throughout my house.

Valentine’s day isn’t all about a box of chocolates, it is about feeling good about yourself.  This coming Monday, take a bubble bath, eat something delicious, light one of these candles, and take a moment to embrace the day.

Because I love these candles, and because it is Valentine’s Day, I want to give one of these luscious candles to one lucky reader.  Our very first giveaway, we will be giving away the Lollia # 56 "Score from the End Credits"; Candle.

How to enter?
Each item you do on the list, will give you ONE chance to win(a total of 6 chances).  If you already do any of these things on the list, they still count.  So make sure to comment for each item! You MUST leave each entry as a separate comment or only one comment will count!

1.  Follow us on Twitter . Come back and tell us about it in the comments box.
2.  Follow @lollia_life on Twitter and come back and tell us about it.
3.  Tweet the following statement then come back to this post and tell us you tweeted:

I just entered to win a Lollia Candle as a Valentine’s Day present from @DLRheindesign.  Enter here: http://is.gd/9D4IOR

4.  Join and like D.L. Rhein on Facebook and then come back and tell us.
5.  Subscribe to D.L. Rhein email updates.  When you click on this link, you will see the subscribe to this email on the home page of our blog.  Once you subscribe you will get an email confirming your subscription.  Just follow the instructions in the email.  Come back and tell us you are now a DL Rhein subscriber
6.  Send a link of this blog to 5 of your friends and tell them about the fabulous giveaway.

Important Details:
• This giveaway is open to USA residents only and will run until Friday, 2/18/11 at 11:59 p.m. PST.
• Winner will be chosen via a random number generator software program.  Will will be notified via the contact email provided on the comment contact form.
• Winner will have until Monday, 2/21/11 to respond to our email regarding their win, or  we will choose another winner.
• Winner will receive one candle and will be shipped from DL Rhein Design Studio, Los Angeles.

Good Luck!

  • Lisa!
    Posted at 21:21h, 14 February

    I follow you on twitter!

  • Lisa!
    Posted at 21:23h, 14 February

    Following @lollia_life on twitter!

  • Lisa!
    Posted at 21:23h, 14 February

    Tweeted my contest entry on twitter!

  • Lisa!
    Posted at 21:24h, 14 February

    I LOVE D.L. Rhein on facebook… (seriously, they need a LOVE button.)

  • Tweets that mention My Nose Knows -- Topsy.com
    Posted at 21:26h, 14 February

    […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Deborah Rhein, Susan Salzman. Susan Salzman said: I just entered to win a Lollia Candle as a Valentine's Day present from @DLRheindesign. Enter here: http://is.gd/9D4IOR […]

  • Lisa!
    Posted at 21:26h, 14 February

    I am signed up for the D.L. Rhein email updates- that’s how I discovered this cute contest! (Plus I got a great 20% off coupon that I’m going to use this afternoon on a belt for my new bod!) – Just for clarity, I do not work for DL Rhein, just love their stuff….

  • Lisa!
    Posted at 21:33h, 14 February

    Just posted off to SIX of my buddies about the contest (that’s worth at least one extra brownie point, right?)

    • admin
      Posted at 21:44h, 14 February

      you are fantabulously fantabulous!

  • Anne
    Posted at 22:09h, 14 February

    You are now being followed on twitter by me

  • Anne
    Posted at 22:10h, 14 February

    Lollia is being followed on twitter by me (mosaiciste)

  • Anne
    Posted at 22:11h, 14 February

    I tweeted the phrase: I just entered to win a Lollia Candle as a Valentine’s Day present from @DLRheindesign. Enter here: http://is.gd/9D4IOR
    — and I really hope I win it, the candles sound yummy!

  • Anne
    Posted at 22:12h, 14 February

    DL Rhein is being friended by me on facebook

  • Anne
    Posted at 22:15h, 14 February

    I am on the mailing list, now, waiting for something in my in box

    • admin
      Posted at 03:36h, 15 February

      Thanks, Anne for all of your comments!! Spread the word!

  • Linda
    Posted at 22:25h, 14 February

    I am flattered beyond words, yo the best!!!

  • Brandy
    Posted at 22:31h, 14 February

    Added as a friend on Facebook!

  • Brandy
    Posted at 22:31h, 14 February

    signed up for emails

  • Sharon Lippman
    Posted at 23:56h, 14 February

    I love D. L. Rhein’s fabulous gifts!

    • admin
      Posted at 16:48h, 21 February

      Sharon – Congratulations! You are the winner of the candle. Can you please contact us so you can redeem your candle! Thanks!

  • Cheryl
    Posted at 11:51h, 16 February

    Follow you guys daily on facebook…..candles are one of life’s divine pleasures….light them in my house every day!

    • admin
      Posted at 19:47h, 16 February

      Cheryl, You will love this candle! Good luck!

  • Karena
    Posted at 19:57h, 18 February

    Oh this is a most wonderful valentines Giveaway, a luscious scent!!
    Yes, yes I would love to win!
    I am subscribing to you site and also follow on Twitter!!

    Art by Karena

  • Karena
    Posted at 19:59h, 18 February

    Oh and also on Facebook yay!

    Art by Karena