There’s something (still) wrong with my computer – I can’t download photos so you get no gorgeous vizs of burgers, ribs, potato salad, cole slaw…oh, yes…it’s that Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Fourth of Ju-ly! I love this holiday – it’s all about the food and the fireworks. Gotta love it. I have never been to a 4th of July barbeque where there was family drama – or at least not enough for it to matter – or maybe it’s because it’s outside, so you’re not totally trapped, like at Thanksgiving and Christmas? If Uncle Bubba gets drunk and falls in the petunias? Oh, well. You can roll him over onto the blanket and he can sleep it off under the umbrella – way better than the big mess in November when he falls face-first into the mashed potatoes. No crappy presents, no weirdness, just a big ol’ lovefest of smoky meats and fizzy beer! And nobody gets mad if you need to stretch out in one of those strappy chaiselounges (yah, y’all remember those? My parents had them in green and white and those plastic straps would leave a helluva welt on the backs of your thighs. I miss those loungers)….it’s the Fourth! Fun all around!
So what to wear with those smoky meats? Do you go with something equally smoky, like March’s Sausage Perfume? Or ashy/charcoal-y, like Tea for Two? Or the dragstrip smell of Bulgari Black? What about potatoes? My choice would be Cartier Les Heures Brillante, which smells like a martini. Vodka’s made from potatoes! Yay, vodka!
Iced tea: my wonderful go-to, Agraria Bitter Orange. Iced Constant Comment in a glass. Yum!
Lemonade: Fresh Lemon Sugar (yah, like you didn’t see that one comin’)
Suntan Lotion: Coty Sand and Sable or CB I Hate Perfume At the Beach
Hot dogs: Anne Pliska (I mostly get Play-Doh. But Play Doh smells like raw hot dogs to me. See what I did there?)
Dessert: Oooh! That one that …heck, the English translation is ‘soft ice cream in the snow’…. or what about something chocolate? I hate gourmand scents so I’m lost here. Is there one that smells like apple pie?
What are your plans for the Fourth? International Posse, play along! Just pretend you’re going to the beach or a barbeque, with the iced tea, beer and fireworks. What scents evoke that feeling for you?
And Happy Fourth of July, everybody!!!!