Sometimes when I’m out walking, as I round a corner on the path and pass a big clump of bushes, I’ll get the most wonderful whiff of honeysuckle. “Oh, if we could only bottle that exact scent,” I think to myself. Well, I have yet to smell a complete and utter dead-ringer for honeysuckle on the vine, but there are some nice scents out there that fill the bill. And one I’ve recently discovered is Aerin Lauder’s Mediterranean Honeysuckle.
It creates an overall honeysuckle effect and then adds a citrus kick to it. And that tart underpinning (bergamot and grapefruit) is what really pulled me in, as I found it to be quite refreshing on these hot July days.
Also refreshing is the fact that this scent won’t break the bank. Other pluses: It also comes in a body cream, which I saw in the store. As I poked around on the Nordstrom site, I see that there’s also a body wash (mmmm … sign me up for that!), bar soap, and a rollerball, always a nice addition. Although I think with this one, it’s just so refreshing to spritz away, that I’ll stick with a spray. Obviously, this is not going to be a long-lasting fragrant experience, so frequent spritzings will be necessary, and welcome.
I’m finding that Mediterranean Honeysuckle isn’t likely to wear out its welcome anytime soon. I’ve worn it five nights in a row now and not tired of it. I think I’ve found my summer craving, folks!
What about you – what are you craving so far this summer, perfume or otherwise? What are your favorite honeysuckle scents? I enjoy Annick Goutal’s Chevrefeuille quite a bit, but haven’t been able to lay my hands on my little bit of it, although I’ll keep looking until I do. Because this summer, I just can’t seem to get enough honeysuckle.