Ah, August – the dog days of summer are still going strong here in the Northern Hemisphere. Although I can’t complain too much as here in the southern U.S., we’ve been enjoying a period of on-again, off-again rain showers near daily, and those have been giving us a bit of relief. But I’m still feeling the late summer blahs.
You know, when you’ve enjoyed the season you’re in, but it’s lasted long enough and you’ve had enough (insert weather here) and are ready for something new (such as fall here).
To help keep things refreshing, I’ve been turning to a couple of hot-weather staples to help defeat the blahs, including my newest mainstream love: Aerin Lauder’s Mediterranean Honeysuckle. A few spritzes of this sparkling gem and I automatically feel 10 degrees cooler, fresher and much less sticky. Also, I’ve been playing with a sample of Hiram Green’s Dilettante (love that orange blossom lift) and am thinking about a small decant to see how this baby does sprayed. Clinique’s (formerly Prescriptives) Calyx also has been getting some love; its lively, fruity vibe takes my mind off things and sometimes makes me feel like dancing. Although with my office’s no-scent policy, I’ve been mostly limited to weekends and after-work hours, but I think that’s made me appreciate fragrance even more.
So what about you? What are you wearing to beat the blahs? Or what are you really loving right now?