Happy Monday, everyone, and if you’re in the U.S., happy Labor Day to you! Since it’s a holiday here and many folks are in and out, traveling, etc., let’s keep this short and sweet. What are your plans for today, and what are you wearing? Which scents are your favorites for holidays and weekends?
What’s your choice to wear to your neighbor’s backyard barbecue, to that picnic in the park, or to a friend’s pool party? Or around the firepit or fireplace, for those of you who might still be a bit chilly in the Southern Hemisphere?
This Labor Day will find me cleaning for a while, going to visit my mother-in-law and then picking up my son from his weekend at the beach with his aunt, uncle and cousins, so it’ll be a fairly low-key day for me.
Today, instead of my usual hot-weather staples, I was craving something a bit different. So I’m trying out a recently obtained sample of Jo Malone’s Wood Sage & Sea Salt scent. The Jo Malone line tends to be so-so for me, but I do try to sniff each of them when I can because you never know when you’ll discover a gem. I find the Wood Sage nice enough; it’s soft and a bit comforting, not too sweet, with a beachy-kind of vibe (but not like falling into a bottle of tanning oil) with an almost bittersweet aura, without sliding over into melancholy. Its vibe is fitting for today’s Labor Day holiday weekend, which tends to be seen as the last gasp of summer here. And even though I’ll be nowhere near a beach (or any large-ish body of water, for that matter), I think I’ll enjoy it as a drive-time scent.
Have any of you tried this one, or any the line’s other newish ones? I have a tiny dab of the Saffron Cologne Intense but haven’t gotten around to sampling it yet, although one of my perfume pals has and really likes it. The only saffron scent that I’m familiar with is L’Artisan’s Safran Troublant, and that one is lovely. In fact, that reminds me to go dig it out and enjoy.