How was everyone’s holiday, if you were in the U.S. and celebrate that? Mine was uneventful. I wanted to garden, but with all the hailstorms, put it off until this week. So I caught up on a lot of stuff, knitted, read, it was lovely. I made a Pot au Feu for my sons on Sunday. That was fun! I haven’t made a big French dish for a while. I’m inspired to go back and make another Beef Bourguignon again.
There are a lot of beach perfumes out there or some. My favorites are the CB ones, At the Beach and Mr. Hulot’s Holiday. I typically don’t like the all coconut/vanilla ones overly much, like the Estee Lauder one or Bobbi Brown Beach. They are fine, but I just won’t wear them. I’ll go put on suntan lotion instead.
Nuxe had so many requests for the smell they had in their Huile Prodigieuse that they finall made it into a perfume, Nuxe Prodigieux Le Parfum. Notes of orange blossom, bergamot, tangerine, rose, gardenia, magnolia, vanilla and coconut milk. Okay, all the usual beach perfume subjects are present and accounted for. I really do love the sell of their Huile, and I was hoping this would be close. Now I’m sitting here going by memory because I don’t have nay of their Huile to compare it to! Probably better, though, I can just evaluate it on its own.
At first I was horrified. It went on with that “Tampax-fresh” smell that sends me with a sick headache to my bed. Blessedly that quickly subsides, and it is just lovely oil-drenched skin warmed by sunshine and some white florals. Okay, that end part never happens, but imagine you tucked a magnolio or gardenia blossom behind your ear. It’s really lovely. The longer it’s on, the softer and more like what I remember of Huile it gets.
If you are a fan of beachy white floral vanilla coconut scents, but prefer the to not be a complete dead ringer for your Coppertone and a little more sophisticated beach, try the Nuxe Prodigieux Le parfum.
I’ll give away 5 samples in a drawing to commenters. So hate beach scents, love them, never tried them? If you like them, what’s your favorite?