The heat continues on both coasts; a friend of mine flush with frequent-flier miles chose to run away from New York to Alaska for a vacation. Those of os us who are closer to being at sexes and sevens camp out in the Library or the mall.
Dashing into more AC I stopped into ScentBar looking for something light and refreshing. I found it in Almost Transparent Blue by A Lab on Fire.
Opening with really frozen notes of lime and yuzu it quickly adds in a clean soapiness that has something that’s slightly industrial. It’s subtle enough that it’s a winking, performance art sort of effect, like an Andy Warhol soup can. From there it adds in cool woods and a faint note of sparkly aldehydes and finally a cool musk. The yuzu manages to stay in the mix right down to the end which for me was about 4-5 hours.
As for the heat, in my hood it’s been in the 80’s with mid-range humidity so I’m not complaining. I could be in Palmdale. Palm Springs or Pacoima. Or for that matter Passaic. I hope all the US readers are keeping hydrated and cool..
Notes (from luckyscent): Lime, yuzu, thyme flower, aldehyde, hinoki, cedar wood, musk.
$110 for 60ML at luckyscent, I asked for and received my sample came from ScentBar.
Image credit: luckyscent website.