Well, it’s almost October and it’s still in the upper 80s, with a day in the 90s forecast for later this week. So in the spirit of making the best of it, we went to our local pool for its final weekend being open, basically our last gasp of summer.
The pool complex was being renovated into early in the summer, so they decided it was only fair to keep it open a little longer, past their usual Labor Day weekend closing. And it was so nice to be out there without it being an oven. They’ve expanded the one pool and made it rather resort-like, with great landscaping, cabana areas, an expanded snack bar with huge pitchers of lime and lemon water out front, a ping-pong table, foosball and more. And then created a new kids’ pool with a waterslide, a water cannon and those water mushroom things. Such fun to see the kiddies laughing and splashing and having a ball!
It was such a pleasant experience that it even made me a little bittersweet, even though I dearly love autumn. So even though it may be already fall where you are, it really did feel like my last gasp of summer, and as such, I’m struggling with what to wear, perfume-wise.
So on a visit to Nordstrom a day or two ago, I had the kind SA make me up a sample of Chanel Cristalle. And I think it’s doing the trick to get me over this hump; crisp enough to cut the heat but not overwhelmingly summer-y either. I’d forgotten how much I liked it, since I began wearing it since its launch back in 19?? And I think I’m going to pull out the Annick Goutal Les Nuits d’Hadrien as well to get me through the next week or so.
Anyhoo, what are your scents for your last gasp of summer? Or if you’ve passed your last gasp, what are you wearing and loving now?