Sometimes inspiration just drops into your lap (in this case, my mailbox). When a lovely and generous perfume pal sent me a sample of L’Artisan’s Batucada, I tried it and liked it, but as often happens, life intervened, and I kind of forgot about it.
Now mint, and drink-inspired scents, have never been much of my thing. Although I do love a cup of mint green tea, especially after dinner (note to self: make a pitcher of this iced, pronto!).
So now a few weeks later, when a sweet sales associate mailed me some of Annick Goutal’s Nuit Etoilee, I liked it and was intrigued. Intrigued enough to wear it again and again, nearly draining my sample bottle. Intrigued enough to give the mint note a second look. Perhaps I’d been too hasty in dismissing it a while back as ho-hum, and now the universe was sending me a sign. So back into it I dove, trying out the Batucada, Guerlain’s Aqua Allegoria Mentafollia and CdG’s Sweet Nomad Tea. Now to get my hands on some AA Herba Fresca and Jo Malone’s White Jasmine and Mint.
Despite the obvious, these scents really are lovely for hot, humid days and offer a break from citrus, should you want a change. Another plus: Most are light enough to last just a few hours, and then they’re easily refreshed or just switch to another scent.
So what say you: Any mint scents float your boat? What else should I be trying?
BTW, I am seriously coveting that gorgeous Nuit Etoilee blue bottle — could a very rare FB purchase be in my future? Hmmm …