Listen here, Old Man Winter – we’ve had enough of you here in the Northern Hemisphere, and yet it looks like you won’t be done with us for a while yet. So let’s take a mental vacation and transport ourselves elsewhere in our minds via a little beach dreaming. What scents do you wear to conjure up a warm, sunny beach as we plod through the often dreary, bone-chillingly cold days of February?
My latest beach dreaming scent is the new Tom Ford, Soleil Blanc (and I’m intrigued by the Shimmering Body Oil as well). Yes, it’s got a touch of the predictable beach-y vibe, but somehow it skirts the edge of those trashy, fun scents that are a cross between suntan oil/lotion and a frosty daiquiri-type drink in a tall glass with requisite umbrella. Not that there’s anything wrong with those, of course – sometimes they’re just what you need.
Another fragrance that transports me to the beach of my choice — probably somewhere in Hawaii — is Kai. It’s not terribly complicated, but its blend of white flowers, gardenia and green goodness just plain makes me feel good, warm and happy to be alive.
There’s another beach -conjuring scent I wanted to mention, but it escapes me now, alas.
But please do share your fragrances that send you to your choice of sun, sand, and surf, and are helping you cope with winter. Or whatever else helps you keep your sanity until spring arrives. 🙂
P.S. Wanted to apologize for not chatting with folks on last week’s post. Our Internet went out right after I got the post put up and we were bereft for several days. I always like to reply to people, but sometimes circumstances don’t allow it. But please know that I always read your replies if there’s any way possible, even if I’m not able to answer. Thanks!