New Scent from Olivine Smells Like a Perfect Tropical Isle

By Seattle Mag

May 9, 2013

This article originally appeared in the July 2013 issue of Seattle Magazine.


Longtime Seattle shoppers will remember Julie Merriman Wray as the proprietress of the now-mythic Olivine boutique that once graced Ballard Avenue NW. Perfume lovers will know her for Lulu Beauty—recently renamed Olivine Atelier—which includes a lush collection of fragrances whose heady scents are redolent of sweet pikake, sandalwood and Merriman Wray’s favorite sultry gardenia. With a new focus trained solely on her perfume line, she is launching her latest fragrance, Amongst the Waves, this July as an olfactory ode to Hawaii, a place she calls her “second home.” This perfect balance of tropical gardenia, coconut milk and salty ocean spray is so potent, you can almost feel the sand between your toes. Perfume oils $48 and eau de parfum $80 (5 percent of which goes toward Every Mother Counts, a campaign to end preventable maternal deaths around the world). Available at Essenza, Fremont, 615 N 35th St.; 206.547.4895


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