Beat the Heat

I know it´s only the beginning of June, but you´re all going to have to indulge me for a bit. My aunt´s air conditioning has been busted for the past week, and I´ve been schvitzing like a pudding at a picnic. Not that I wish I was buried under 5 feet of snow right now, but I miss the air conditioning! And yes, it does get hot here in Canada, contrary to popular belief; unless you want to live in Nunavut where you can enjoy the arctic climate, pretty much year round.  Thankfully the new AC unit is being installed tomorrow morning.

In the meantime, I´ve been craving not only citrus, but fruit. I think I am desperately in need of a fragrance shrink, because my scent schizophrenia seems to be out of control lately. Last week, I posted on my Facebook page that I woke up wanting to smell like a fruit salad.

Well, I did indulge in a bit of a drive-by “fruiting” at Bath and Body Works.  I went in, just to appease this ridiculous craving of mine, and damned if I didn´t walk out with a “Buy Three Get Two Free” bag o´ goodies. I have to say, what I bought really hit the spot, and it didn´t cost me the proverbial arm and a leg. Their new White Citrus scent has the perfect bit of sharp, tangy ginger and it doesn´t pull the disappearing act most citrus scents tend to.  And, I finally bought that bottle of Sweet Pea Forever, the one with the cute little peace sign on it. If you want fruit salad, that one is fruit salad in a bottle.  Check out their new Exfoliating Shower Gels; three tubes completed the BOGO deal, and they´re pretty awesome if you´re into body wash/scrub/shower gel.

The real surprise discovery for me is Burberry Sport For Women. Like Kevin over at NST (he reviewed Burberry Sport For Men on Wednesday), I´m well aware that “sport” fragrances are generally scoffed at.  I was turned off of sport scents rather early on, traumatized as a teenager by à” de Lancà´me Pour Le Sport. Now, I see they´ve dropped the “Pour Le Sport” from the name, but I am reluctant to go near it again. I doubt it smells anything like I remember, but honestly, I’ve got bigger fish to fry.

Burberry Sport for Women´s notes include mandarin, sea salt, vetiver, freesia, honeysuckle and something called “Solar Sand Notes”. What it boils down to is a tangy, slightly floral citrus, with the clean saltiness I love in certain summer scents. Two of my hot weather faves are Bond No. 9 Hamptons, and Antonia´s Flowers Sogni del Mare.  I wouldn´t go out of my way to purchase a bottle of Burberry Sport for Women, but at least I know the whole “sport” category of fragrance seems to be undergoing a bit of a makeover.  The bottle is in keeping with the casual sporty vibe this fragrance attempts to convey, and it is rather charming. I like the contrast of the red glass with the white rubberized material, and the rectangular shape. The women´s version also comes with a red rubberized bracelet around the cellophane wrapping; just what we need – another LiveStrong rip-off. But, all in all, it is wearable and gets all nice and salty on my schvitzy skin. Once I´m back hanging in the meat locker, (as much of a meat locker as my aunt will allow) I´ll have to go back and try it again.

So, who here likes salt? Do you like a salty rim around your margarita, salt and vinegar chips, or a salty fragrance on your skin? Speak up please…

Disclosure: White Citrus and Sweet Pea Forever are part of my personal collection. Burberry Sport for Women was sampled at The Bay.

94 Comments

  1. Adore bacon, Doritos, marcona almonds, and popcorn – all of which I have forsworn for the sake of my heart. Sigh! I find vetiver is often salty and most likely GOOD for the heart, I imagine! =:)

    • Yes, by all means, go for the vetiver. But, I do know how hard it is to turn down bacon, Doritos and popcorn…:d

  2. I love salty food, much more of a favorite indulgence than sweet food and can easily walk away from chocolate while popcorn has me in a corner hogging the whole bowl.

    Salty fragrance is fun in hot weather. I live in Malaysia, where it’s around 90F/30+C all year round, and it’s just too boring to wear citrus every day. Sel de Vetiver is interesting (until I remember why I hate vetiver), as is Parfums de Rosine Ecume. I ordered a decant of Fleurs de Sel twice from TPC, but had bad luck with the mail here and now just imagine that’s the perfect hot weather scent:((

    • I love Sel de Vetiver, but it has no life whatsoever on me. 🙁

  3. A friend gave me some chocolates, filled with caramel, and sprinkled with sea salt. 😡 Yum. I like the salty note in the Leslie Blodgett Bare Skin perfume

    • Isn’t is great how sea salt enhances the flavour of sweets? I adore that combination as well.

      • Like Dutch licorice? I looooove Dutch licorice. And slightly salty butterscotch. The family I married into (husband included) is disgusted by my tastes 😉

  4. Oh dear – I tend to avoid sports scents like the plague, but solar sand and salt has me intrigued. My favorite parts for both Alien and Bronze Goddess are the warm sand smell they both get. So, despite my previous trauma both with sporty scents and with Burberry Weekend (a truly horrific scrubber on me), I’ll have to give this a sniff if I see it.

    • This is definitely not one of those sporty scents of yesteryear. I was really surprised the first time I smelled it. Definitely worth checking out when you spot it.

  5. Two already mentioned are hot weather faves for me – Sel de Vet (best in prpoerly HOT weather) and Fleurs de Sel (best when hot but not HOT – and my dacant is empty, I tells ya!).

    I like salty more than sweet, but tend to be a little austere with my intake. Best salty for me are roasted almonds with smoked paprkia and seasalt. Oh yeah baybee.

    Good luck with that Perfume MPD.

    • Well, from a female perspective, austerity goes out the window at certain “times”. I would lick salt off the ground if given the opportunity. But, those almonds sound divine. 😡

      • “I would lick salt off the ground if given the opportunity”

        =))

        Ditto!!!

        And around those “times” I’ll take an extra side of grease along with it, with a choclate chaser.

        PS….if you have really intense salt cravings on an ongoing baisis, have your thyroid checked.

    • Oooh! I’ve SO wanted to try those sel scents. Have been curious why MH doesn’t sell FdS in the US? I can’t find it anywhere online anyway. Though I’ve read they’ve had distributor issues, true? Could this be the problem, or is there another reason?

      • Karin, I wondered the same thing, since FdS sounds so good. I believe Lee commented a couple of months ago that this one is only sold in the UK. I think I’ve seen it on ebay but it was very expensive. I keep meaning to order a sample from TPC….

        • Unfortunately, the Nouvelles range does seem to be only available, directly from Miller Harris… Sorry to say. I thought it was gonna be distributed further afield, once upon a time…

          http://millerharris.com/nouvelle/

  6. loooooove salt in every form, and when I read that Vanille Gallante had a salty note I HAD to buy it. It really does have that salty feel to it, and yet holds on to that summery quality with that faint wisp of vanilla and fruits that don’t become cloying, but rather refreshing. I love it.
    Sports scents: wha? I still associate them with over the top citrus and great lashes of ozone. I’ll need more convincing before I ever assume that one will work on me. The closest thing I come to sporty on myself is Terre De Hermes or Trance Essence Chen Xi (which is not a sporty scent at all but it does have a beautiful lemongrass note, which I usually don’t like but it WORKS in Chen Xi)

    • I think that’s why I latched on to this one: no ozone.

      Your interpretation of Vanille Galante sounds wonderful. On me, it was all Stargazer Lily. 🙁

      • Not even salty, Stargazer Lily? That’s what I get – salty lilies.

  7. I love bacon and chocolate with fleur de sel.

    The BF is captain of the University sailing team, and the smell of his gear when he gets back from pratice in Lake Ponchatrain is amazing, sort of a salty, murky smell with an edge of vegetation.

    Is that a sport scent?:d

    • Bacon and chocolate with fleur de sel. I think that would make a great sandwich!

      Eau de Lake Ponchartrain? I’d buy it. :d

  8. I like salt in my scent; in my food, not so much. Give me sweet anytime 8-|

    I do have a mad crush on Acqua di Sale, and finally splurged on first a decant, now a bottle. It’s got a bit of a raunchy seaweed opening, then blooms into a salty light floral-perfect in the heat. I love Sel de Vet as well, though more on a certain gentleman than on me.

    Other heated favs-Miller&Bertaux Greeeeeeeen, and AA Ansia Bella-the latter turning into a long-lasting citrus after a brief flirtation with the anise note.

    Hmmmm, must try the White Citrus-nothin’ wrong with a little BBW 😮

    Happy Weekend, all 😉

    • Oh, wait! Do caramel/fleur de sel treats count as salty??? I’m in 😉

    • Have you smelled the new Prada Vetiver? I’d wear that in a heartbeat.

      B&BW has been surprising me lately. White Citrus is good…:)

  9. Ack! No air conditioning last week would have been awful! I was walking on Bloor on Sunday and the back of my t-shirt was all wet… which is always a classy way to walk into Holts to buy that unseasonable bottle of Chinatown ;))

    I swear that none of the stores I went in had A/C running. It was just sweltering. Good thing I like salty food, gotta retain those electrolytes! 😉

    • Thank you! It’s been dang hot here, hasn’t it?

      You could walk into Holts sweaty anytime if you’re dropping $$$ on a Bond. I doubt they’d mind!

  10. You may see a :@) here. I see slabs of baaaaaacon.

    Baaaacon.

    Other than baaaacon I’m not a huge salt-lover, preferring my margaritas rimless and my potato chips not overloaded (though a hint of salt is a good and wonderful thing).

    The only salty perfumes I like ( I think – there may be more) are that Heeley one – Selmarine? And that only on the hottest day imaginable – and TDC’s Sublime Balkiss, which has a hint of salt sprinkled on those berries.

    Sweets must be very dark – unless they are Recchiuti Fleur de Sel caramels, in which case they can be any way Michael and his elves make ’em up!

    I’m not one for AC except under dressy conditions so I cannae commiserate with you much……hot hot x( is the perfect excuse for an icy lemonade!

    xoxo >-)

    • Ah, the divine swine. I do love my bacon, too. But, I think if I had to choose between it and air conditioning, A/C would win hands down!

      Next time you’re in Barneys look for Antonia’s Flowers Sogni del Mare. I think you would like it. 😡

      • I have a decant of the Sogni del Mare. Naturally, I amp the flowers.

        There is no such thing as a life where you have to choose between bacon and A/C. Right? Because you’re starting to make me nervous…but I’m kinda with Musette on this one. I feel…weird? like I can’t breathe fully?…in air conditioning. I think I would have done well in the days when you’d go to the movies in order to get a break in “refrigerated air”….

        • Have you tried Tiempe Passat? There’s some salt in that one, too.

          I am my mother’s daughter: she loved the air conditioning and so do I. I’m thinking about taking in a movie tonight just so I can wear a sweater!

  11. I llluuurrrvvveee salt on food, and so far the blood pressure is fine. (Don’t much like it on rims of glasses though.) I miss swimming in the cold briny Pacific — the Gulf waters are like soup. That would be the gulf of Texaco, er, Mexico.

    Here in the sultry southeast we drink Iced tea all day. I make it with mint. But anyway…right…salty fragrances. I guess the heat is getting to my brain. Um, I’m not sure I could really identify it? I have a mini of vintage Fendi coming, and that’s supposed to be a salty amber. We’ll see.

    But I do really like O de Lancome for summer. It’s like a stronger 4711 that actually lasts for awhile.

    • If a scent has salt, you know it. At least that’s what my nose tells me. 🙂 If you can get to a bottle of Bond Hamptons, you can definitely smell the salt.

      Enjoy that iced tea!

  12. I’m not much of a salt fan in fragrances, but I haven’t done much exploration. I should try the ones that have been touted here. I’d probably like them. One little known salty guy sits in my collection and beckons to me on really hot days. Ferre Bergamotto Marino edc has bergamot, white florals, a (very light) melon note (hey, it’s a Pierre Bourdon) and black currant on a base of mahagony, oakmoss, seaweed, musk and ambergris. And it really does remind me of the sea.

    Even though I don’t envy you for the lack of AC, I’m craving a little time outdoors in the heat. I’ve been wearing some of my hot weather faves (Amaranthine, AG Tubereuse) and they just don’t bloom on the skin in a dry, air-conditioned workplace. 🙁

    • True…I don’t miss it so much during the day, but at night – I can’t sleep! :((

  13. I llluuurrrvvveee salt on food, and so far the blood pressure is fine. (Don’t much like it on rims of glasses though.) I miss swimming in the cold briny Pacific — the Gulf waters are like soup. That would be the gulf of Mexico, er, Texaco.

    Here in the sultry southeast we drink Iced tea all day. I make it with mint. But anyway…right…salty fragrances. I guess the heat is getting to my brain. Um, I’m not sure I could really identify it? I have a mini of vintage Fendi coming, and that’s supposed to be a salty amber. We’ll see.

    But I do really like O de Lancome for summer. It’s like a stronger 4711 that actually lasts for awhile.

  14. I find Week-end a Deauville salty… a salty floral. But I think I’m the only one that smells it that way. I’m not sure what note it is that creates that for me, but I *love* it.

    Salty florals… doesn’t that sound good??

    • I love salty florals! Gres Cabaret and Ecume de Rose are both salty roses, to my nose, and I love the salty lily of Vanille Galante!

  15. Love salt. Entirely. In scent, in food, on food, on the rim of my glass.

    Back in the day, my Papa used to salt his cantaloupe. I thought he was nuts…but if he could see me with my sea salt chocolate…

    Poor maligned sport scent. Didn’t Estee Lauder start that? Or was she just one who brought one out, and it was unusual in that it was for women? (Too lazy/too aware of what I’m stealing time from to Google right now…) Anyway, I sneak spritzes from DH’s Sel et Vetiver, and covet Sel Marin, and will generally jump straight to (small) decant if anything “sel” comes out from a decent house.

    Did I mention I like salt on the rim? /:)

    • Sea salt and Kosher salt do amazing things to food. I forgot all about EL’s Aliage. I do believe that it was the first women’s sport scent, but I’m not completely sure.

  16. Maybe there’s something in the air???? I almost spit my coffee out reading your post!!!! About a month ago, I went through the EXACT same thing as you, and PURCHASED the EXACT SAME THINGS as you from B&BW……but my “fruity” spending excursion also included a bottle of the Women’s Burberry Sport!!!!…..weird, huh (it had just come out that weekend and I was accosted by the women in the fragrance department at Macy’s….I TOO was attracted to that weird “salty” thing….).

    Anyway, I love the White Citrus – it’s a great not-sure-what-to-wear-cause-it’s-gonna-be-a-scorcher-today fragrance (not crazy about the deep dry down – starts to smell a little “off” and “synthetic-y” on me – but reapplying always solves that problem!) The Sweet Pea I’ve already given away….it was just TOO sweet/fruity, and the Burberry I’ve only worn a few times.

    As far as other “salty” notes, I like the saltiness of Balmain’s Ambre Gris – lots of folks complain about the sweetness of this scent, but laying under that sweetness is a wonderful musky saltiness (at least on my skin).

    • Wow, what a co-inky-dink! It’s so comforting to know I’m not alone. :d

      I’ve been hoping to smell Balmain’s Ambre Gris, but have yet to. Any interpretation of whale vomit always sparks my interest, and the fact that it has a salty drydown makes me want it even more.

      • Hi Nava, I have a little Ambre Gris and I’ll happily send you a bit to try if you’d like. Just let me know …

        • Thanks Ann. Maybe in the fall. I don’t think I’d be able to judge it fairly in the warm weather. 🙂

  17. Love salt! Latest obsession? Salt in dark chocolate. First found it in Lindt’s A Touch of Sea Salt bars. If anyone has other suggestions for dark chocolate/salt combos (not caramel), do tell! Also love bacon, though I have to say I haven’t tried the latest craze – chocolate and bacon. Afraid, I tell ya.

    As for salt in perfume, don’t know that I’ve smelled any so-called salty scents. Commented above that I’d love to try MH’s Fleurs de Sel, but it doesn’t seem to be easy to find.

    • OK, I definitely have to track down some salty chocolate today.

      MH is getting increasingly scarce here in North America. I tried to like a few of her scents, but they just didn’t do it for me. 🙁

      • I discovered those Lindt bars at Target (of all places)!

        • Lindt is available everywhere here – even my fave haunt, Shoppers Drug Mart. Gotta go there later so, hopefully they got some salty chocolate waiting for me!

    • Poco dolce chocolate tiles in different flavors all have sea salt on the top. See: http://www.pocodolce.com/.

      My favorites are the almond and the burnt caramel. The aztec (chili pepper) is interesting. The ginger–I don’t know–somehow ginger, chocolate, and salt does really work for me.

      • Wowza! Those sound good! Maybe the Whole Foods here in T.O. carries them? I didn’t see any listing for it, but it doesn’t hurt to check.

        I’ve had chocolate chili pepper gelato and it was amazing. You don’t really taste the chili, but you definitely feel the tingle!

    • VOSGES GOJI BAR. Goji berries and “pink Himalayan salt.” I thought it sounded stupid. The Earth Moved, I’m telling you.

      • I could stand with some earth moving! Will try. Thanks, March!

  18. I am a salty lass myself 😉 I love salty scotch, and I will pass up chocolate for salty any day, unless it’s Vosges Barcelona chocolate – smoked almonds and Fleur de Sel in milk chocolate-yum! (I think they also have a bacon and chocolate bar…) And I can’t have my watermelon without salt on it, though I get some strange looks when I ask for salt to go with the watermelon here in France!

    Now after all this briny fume talk I may have to go digging through my samples to see what I have to fit the bill!

    • I get the fruit and salt thing, especially with melons. But I’ve totally missed the boat on the salty chocolate. I’ve had fleur de sel caramels, but I have to get me some of that chocolate, pronto!

      • SALTY CHOCOLATE IS THE BEST. Just saying. Love the Vosges Barcelona. Other folks make salty bars too. And salty brownies and salty caramels are wonderful.

        Sorry for the late comment, I’ve had an old college friend (hey, I’m old too!) in town for the weekend.

        The only fragrance I can think of that I enjoy that’s salty but not “marine” is Eau de Merveilles. Actually… Rosine Ecume de Rose (a beach-rose) was pretty great. Haven’t seen that in forever.

    • Yum! That Vosges Barcelona bar is to die for, but the bacon and chocolate one, for me, not so much …

      • Isn’t the saying, “everything is better with bacon”? 😮

      • I gave the Bacon Bar to two different folks who gave it back to me and said, ugh, no thanks!

  19. Saltaholic chiming in. Lindt’s has A touch of Sea Salt bars? Oh, that’s on my list. However, I would take salty chips, smoked almonds over sugar any day, but not those salt & vinegar chips, they make me pucker 😡
    AF sample set is a sweet deal for $5 w free shipping, but only one worked for me and can’t remember which is was. I’m curious about the Burberry and might be nice for the blanket of humidity covering these mountains.
    I love laying on warm sand at the ocean with that sea salt sandy smell all over my arms. Heaven.
    I really need the Bond Hamptons,
    I don’t use my AC unless it’s unbearable, but when you’re not given the choice–ouch!

  20. Adore Sel de Vetiver, and a few other salty fragrances whose titles don’t come to mind right this second. Salted anything! Potato chips, margaritas (especially the non-frozen, austere kind tart with lime), sea salt caramels. Yum.

    • I’m with you on the straight margaritas. Brain freeze does not go well with tequila! :d

  21. I’m so glad to see the love for White Citrus! I bought some last summer and it was a winner in a hot, sweltering summer. Very refreshing, and the shower gel is the perfect “hey, wake up!” thing that I need in the morning.

    I’m not much for salt in food (and a good thing that is too, with my family history of high blood pressure!), but I like it just fine in perfume. Eau des Merveilles, especially. I’m wearing Bois Naufrage today, but not really getting any salty note in it.

    • The new Exfoliating shower gel is the bomb.

      I think my ultimate indulgence is sweet and salty together. Like potato chips and chocolate chip cookies. Or, my favourite: A tuna sandwich, a bag of chips and a chocolate milk. Doesn’t get any better than that!

  22. I love the salty caramel/dark chocolate/almond bark they have at Godiva. Yum! Salty fragrances, not as much… the only ones I have that make me think of salt are Sel de Vetiver and Eau des Merveilles. I wear Mandragore in the scorching heat and don’t use the AC except for dire circumstances… I like the swampy heat of a Montreal summer.

    • It was worse earlier in the week, but it gets pretty bad in T.O. Thankfully I’m far enough away from the lake to avoid “swampy”.

  23. My all time favorite salty skin scent is Oilily Spanish Rose. Too bad it’s been discontinued…

    • See if you can get a hold of some Antonia’s Flowers Tiempe Passat. Great salty rose scent.

  24. Salt? I love salt! How much? Just look at my blood pressure… I seriously love Caldrea’s Neroli and Sea Salt home products (hand and dish soap, hand lotion, assorted cleaning products) and have been using them lavishly for a couple of months. The salt belnds beautifully with the neroli and lemon notes. It almost…almost, mind you…makes cleaning fun!

    • I’ll have to keep that in mind. I’m inhaling the residue of a Swiffer cleaning pad, and it’s not making me happy right how!

  25. Great post, Nava. Sure hope the A/C folks come early and you can crank it up into overdrive, sit back and chill out. Living here in hot, humid Georgia, I feel for you. A/C is an absolute necessity! I, too, enjoy the salty/beachy appeal of Eau des Merveilles and had quite forgotten about Bond 9 Hamptons — will have to go dig up my sample of that. I love all the chatter about great salty foods; fleur de sel caramels and chocolates are among my faves. Michael Recchiuti Chocolates, out of San Francisco, does amazing ones and their burnt caramel chocolates are mighty fine, too! I will definitely have to look up the Lindt ones as well.

    • Thanks Ann. The A/C folks were supposed to come first thing in the morning, but now they’re coming in the afternoon. It’s not supposed to be that bad here over the weekend, but ya’ll down south run that A/C year round, don’tcha?? :d

      I went looking for some fleur de sel chocolate earlier, but no dice. Now I have my mission for the weekend!

      I was never into Eau des Merveilles, but it’s gotten a few mentions today, so I think I must reconsider…

      • I didn’t like EdM much when it first came out, but at a friend’s urging, I tried it again recently and it has grown on me. Ironically enough, we had quite the cold winter here with nearly a week when temps did not rise above freezing. So this year it looks like we’re getting high power bills winter AND summer, with only a few months’ break in spring and late fall. Ah, but let me indulge in some salt, chocolate and caramel and all weather woes will be forgotten. 🙂

      • Ya know … that surprises me about Merveilles, reading further comments. I thought for some reason I was the only person who found it salty. It’s very sexy in a subtle way, too.

    • Another Recchiuti fan! Yay! I love that Michael weaves a ribbon of extremely fine FdS into the chocolate, rather than a coarse sprinkle. And his Burnt Caramel Almonds, with that vague, salty hit. TJ’s has salty chocolate-covered almonds, too, but theirs are too salty, imo. I’m not a fan of a LOT of salt, preferring just a hint of it to bring out the sweet.

      ^:)^ Recchiuti!

      xoxo >-)

      • Hi Musette! Yes, indeedy, Michael is da bomb! I usually go out to San Francisco every year in late May/early June and stop by his Ferry Building store and load up, but alas, my jobless situation has put the kibosh on it this year (and that extra hot-weather shipping charge is too much for my wallet). Haven’t tried the Burnt Caramel Almonds but come cooler weather, I will definitely put them on my list! Thanks!

        • Ann,

          You are in the same boat as moiself, alas. Back when I was in SF once a month, minimum, I took Recchiuti for granted. And Miette (their chocolate sables are the stuff of dreams). Now I rarely get there (not jobless – working like a fiend on our biz – but few disposable simoleans). Several good friends live in SF but they are mean and carp about having to go get them and mail them out – and right now that’s a Bad Idea, as you nebber know what the weather’s going to be like.

          There’s a Certain Thelma here who was incredibly wonderful to me – she went to SF for a family trip and was so kind as to stop at the FB and pick stuff up – I tried to make it as easy as possible (sent packing stuff and paid airbills and had the stuff ready for pickup) but still, the slog over to the FB, if that ain’t your thang, is a pain. And just the willingness to do that was so lovely!

          As opposed to the Mean Folks who LIVE THERE and won’t do it :-w [-(

          And yes! on the shipping. There’s something very offputting about having the SHIPPING cost more than the actual goods, innit?

          But def yes on the BC Almonds. Do yourself a favor, though – get several bags. Srsly. You will HATE yourself if you only get one.

          xoxox >-)

          • Yep, you and I are on the same page. When the shipping charge outweighs the cost of the product, I bow out. Haven’t tried the sables at Miette — that’ll be another must-do!
            I never minded too much bringing back some stuff (as long as I could fit it all in my carry-on and didn’t get kicked off the plane). If I get out there again, I will happily get some goodies for you. After all, what’s a little postage between perfume lovers? (You’re not in Antarctica, though, are you?) ;))

            • no! I hate the cold. Which is why it’s so blitheringly stupid that I am in Illinois (we are looking at a tornado warning – again – just had one pass through about 15 minutes ago – but at least it’s not freezing right now. Love the humidity)

              And ditto re your stuff. La Belle Thelma was such a Princess to do it for me – gotta pay it forward. Click on my name whenev – whichever one of us gets out there first is IT!

              xoxo >-)

  26. Nava, forgot to say how much I LOVE that picture! @};-

  27. I HAVE to recommend Guerlain’s Pamplelune as the ultimate hot weather scent. I’m not sure if it’s been reformulated since its initial release, but the bottle I have now just smells heavenly and cuts right through the heat and the sweat. It starts off with the longest lasting citrus note that I have ever encountered in fragrance and then slowly transforms into a fluorescent (but not loud or harsh or chemical) pink floral. Perfect.

    • Yum! That’s a good one — had forgotten all about it! Thakns for the reminder …

      • I’ve always been a fan of Herba Fresca. Haven’t had any in years though…

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