Memorial Day musings

memorial holiday 2Happy Monday, everyone, and if you’re in the U.S., happy Memorial Day to you! Take a moment today, if you will, to remember service members around the world, past and present.

Since it’s a holiday here and many folks are in and out, traveling, etc., especially with graduations, let’s keep this short and sweet.

I’m hanging out at home today, going to put on my domestic goddess hat and get some house-y stuff done; DH and son have gone to play tennis and enjoy a little pool time.

What are your plans for today, and what fragrance will you be wearing? What are your favorite summer holiday / cookout scents, whether out to Aunt Betty’s backyard barbecue, to that picnic in the park, to a friend’s pool party? Or around the firepit or fireplace, for those of you who are chilling in the Southern Hemisphere?

It’s going to be warm but not too hot here for our Memorial Day, so no need to pull out the heavy-duty heat-busters yet. I need something I can dab on; I’m almost over a nasty bout of bronchitis, so I’m a bit gun-shy of spraying anything at all as I don’t want to get anything up my schnoz and spark a coughing fit.

I’m considering something moderately cool and refreshing, maybe something along the lines of Frederic Malle’s Cologne Indelible, Byredo’s La Tulipe or Guerlain’s Cologne du Parfumeur.

In fact, better yet, a dab of some Coty Muguet des Bois, which a wonderful Posse pal sent to me the other day. That will be a fun blast past from the past since I adored that when I was young, always filching a spritz from the tester when we visited the store.

Wherever you are or whatever you’re doing on this Memorial Day, enjoy yourselves, lovely Posse folks!

  • rosarita says:

    Hi Ann! My husband and I were married on a Memorial Day weekend and today is our 31st anniversary so I’m wearing a spritz of vintage Coco edt. We did some celebrating over the weekend so today is pretty laid back….I have some domestic goddess chores to take care of, too.

    • Ann says:

      Oh, how wonderful — 31 years!! Congratulations to you and big hugs! And Coco is THE perfect choice, isn’t it? Enjoy some R&R in between your domestic goddess work 🙂

  • eldarwen22 says:

    I have no idea on what I am going to wear today but Jicky is definatly in the running. Since I work in retail, I don’t have today off.

    • Ann says:

      Hi, eldarwen22! Jicky is a good choice for today. Sorry you have to work but here’s hoping you can get off early enough to have some fun!

  • March says:

    I’m mostly working in the garden and thus today’s scents are sunscreen and bug spray. I hope you have a lovely day.

    • Ann says:

      Hey, lady! Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day playing in the dirt and hope you and the kids have a great holiday!

  • Hi Ann, I’m going to a super casual barbeque today, so I’ll only spritz a tiny spray of Houbigant Oranger en Fleurs. Even the men who seem to prefer no makeup or perfume on a gal seem to really like it. I’m making coconut lemon bars to take with me. Have a great day!

    • Ann says:

      Hi, lady! That is such a nice scent, isn’t it? I need to go dig up my sample of it. Mmmm …. your dessert sounds yummy. Enjoy the barbecue!

  • Portia says:

    Hey there Ann,
    No Memorial day here but i wore Madonna’s Truth or Dare all day. Super fun and cheap tuberose/white floral. YUMMO!
    Portia xx

    • Ann says:

      Howdy, Portia! Thanks for the reminder of the Truth or Dare. I couldn’t wear it sprayed but it did well dabbed and the body lotion was quite nice. Have a great day!