It’s mid-August, it’s hot and muggy here (for many of us in the Northern Hemisphere at least) and I’m well ready to be done with summer, and to welcome autumn’s charms with open arms. Even though I know Mother Nature likely will not oblige me until at least early October. But in the spirit of our imagination-laden post last week, I’m thinking of faraway places I would love to visit on holiday, a fantasy vacation, if only the wallet were willing.
So, what would be your late summer fantasy trip, holiday or vacation? What scent(s) would you take to accompany you on your journey, or would you just wait and get your fragrance there?
Mine would be a getaway to London, looking forward to at least a few coolish, rainy days, having a lovely afternoon tea or two, wandering about the neighborhoods and parks, and of course, fragrance shopping. And what trip to London would be complete without a visit to Harrod’s in general, and the Roja Dove boutique in particular? And this time around, stops at Ormonde Jayne, the Jo Loves boutique, Amouage, Penhaligon’s and Selfridge’s would round out my fragrant vacation. And I’d swing by Fortnum & Mason, too, for good measure.
And, as it’s my fantasy, I’d travel across the Pond in first-class, stay in a posh hotel within walking distance of Harrod’s, so I could easily make multiple return visits to spritz new scents. I’d also have a private car available to take me to destinations that weren’t close to a Tube station, or to fabulous restaurants at which I could wear fabulous high heels. Never mind that I haven’t been out of my Brooks sneakers or flats in years. 🙂 Hey, if you’re whipping up a fantasy, might as well go big, right?
I visited London in 2002, but was not quite the perfume fiend that I am now, and I had my elderly mother-in-law with me, who does not do well around a lot of fragrance. Besides, our days were jam-packed trying to see all the wonderful sites in London and beyond (it was her first trip there), get some good fish and chips, have a few glorious afternoon teas, and take in some marvelous British theatre. So my fantasy holiday would revolve around fragrance for sure this time.
What about you?