Happy Monday and happy fall, everyone! (Or at least those in the Northern Hemisphere.) Even though where I am, it doesn’t feel a bit like autumn, and in fact, it’s been hotter here lately than much of July was. But that’s OK, because at least I know that we’re heading in the right direction.
And of course, pumpkin spice season is now in full swing. I got a little annoyed in August when a few retailers started pulling out their pumpkin spice products, but now that it’s officially fall, it’s not so bad to see the deluge of seasonal goodies at every turn. I’m especially looking forward to getting into the big city to snag some of Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Spice almond beverage. I tried it late last fall and really liked it, but by the time I got back into town to get more, they were sold out of it and had ended its run. Also, pals have raved about TJ’s pumpkin cheesecake, so when I hit the city, I’ll pack a big cooler and give that a try as well. It might be a nice dessert option at Thanksgiving.
Scentwise, as I’m poking through my cooler weather scents, I see newcomers (to me, at least) Van Cleef & Arpel’s Ambre Imperial and Jo Malone Ginger Biscuit waiting in the wings. And in light of Tom’s post the other day, I’m anticipating trying out Portrait of a Lady body oil on a day or night ahead that clocks in at less than 80 degrees. Portia wrote recently about Eight and Bob Egypt, so I recently snagged a sample of that to sniff, and also hoping to try Byredo’s Eleventh Hour.
When it does finally get to mid-October, even if the days are still pretty warm, the nights cool off nicely and those are good opportunities to ease into a few seasonal scents.
Some of you may already be experiencing a taste of autumn; if so, what are you wearing to celebrate? And others of you, like me, will be waiting awhile for it; what fall-type scents are you most looking forward to wearing?
Have a wonderful week, everyone!