Can I get a collective “Hallelujah!!”?
Yep, it’s that time of year again: back to school.
Now those of you who don’t have kids may not
care, but for those who do, it’s a pretty big day.
As much as we love them, it will be nice to get a break
from the frequent refrain of “Mom, I’m bored” that the
end of summer often brings. And it will be good to see
them get back into a routine.
My son heads back today, even though it may seem awfully
early to you. (It does to me, too.) But that “first day” will be here
for everyone else before you know it.
Here’s a look at scents that might work for several
For the mom or dad for whom summer has gone on justa little too long: By Kilian’s Sweet Redemption (sweet relief,
perhaps?) or even A Taste of Heaven (of course you miss them,but ahh, that peace and quiet is nice, isn’t it?).
For those with little ones heading off for the first time:
Divine’s L’Infante or By Kilian’s Love and Tears (they were
just in diapers yesterday – how can they be in kindergartenalready?).
Oh, no! In all the excitement, they’ve left their lunchbox,
backpack, etc. at home and you’re already late for work:
For dealing with diehard sleepyheads on that first morning,
i.e., “Go away, Mom, I was having the most wonderful …”
thump – head hitting the pillow again: Montale’s Sweet Oriental
When your daughter finally does get up, who will youencounter at the breakfast table: Miss Charming or
Let’s think positive and assume it’ll be Miss Charming.
To go with her carefully chosen outfit: Dior’s New Look 1947.
Speaking of teens, what else might they be packing: Encens et
Bubblegum, or, heaven forbid, Jasmin et Cigarettes.
And with that, ahem, more mature crowd, there’s not likely
to be much goodbye affection for the parental
units: Take comfort in Kiss Me Tender or Love Comes From Within.
When they come home that afternoon and you ask, “What did you do
at school today?”: Jacomo Silences will get you prepped for the
noncommittal shrug and mumbled, “Nothing,” that might beforthcoming.
Helping your college-age son or daughter move into a dorm or
apartment? Heeley’s Menthe Fraiche to keep your cool
during the move-in madness. When tempers flare and things
get ugly: Step back with Vol de Nuit’s Evasion.
And when it’s all over and you’re heading home: Jubilation 25
with a spot of Champagne, Gin Fizz or Elixir of your choice.
OK, enough silliness. What scents remind you of back to school
or have you thinking ahead to fall?