Howdy, Posse folks! For those of you in the Northern Hemisphere, we are now well and truly into the dog days of summer. Those days when summer’s winding down and it’s nearing back to school time (which many of us have already started), and the long, hot, often humid days have many of us thinking ahead to cooler fall days and chilly autumn nights. Not that I’m complaining about summer, mind you, just getting a little antsy for some seasonal change.
So what to wear during these dog days? During them I tend to avoid anything too complicated or structured; things that are somewhat light, not too bright, but pleasant and easygoing are at the top of my list.
Some of my usual summer staples are just too much/too late right now, a bit too bright and fizzy — much as I love them, looking at you Calyx and Wrappings, among others of their ilk.
So I’ve been pulling out some of my favorite standbys, scents that please and are not too demanding or over-the-top, such as Chanel’s 1932, Guerlain’s Cologne du Parfumeur (perfect even for anti-perfume situations and blends beautifully with just about anything else), and my old summer standby, Aerin Lauder’s Mediterranean Honeysuckle. Each of these makes me feel happy and refreshed and better able to deal with the lingering heat and humidity.
What about you? What scents do you turn to during these dog days of summer? Or is there a particular hair or body product that you enjoy that helps you get over the hump during a long stretch until the next season?