It is the summer perfume slump. Not much exciting in the way of new releases, and very little ambition to put on perfume. It’s 100 in Denver this week, my AC is on the fritz in the upstairs, and of course every AC service company is booked until next week. I am roasting at night when I sleep.
So I grabbed something summery – one of the last 2016 Art and Olfaction Award nominees that I just got, Juliana Parfums Waiheke Dreams. A New Zealand perfume company, Waiheke Dreams has notes listed of hokey pokey, praline, pina colada, New Zealand summer fruits, cherries, strawberry, apples, vanilla, coconut, candy bonbon, Amber, marine accords, seagrass.
I was expecting a fruity mess when I put it on, but it’s not that at all, and it’s not that gourmand’ish. I’m not even sure how to explain it except it feels like a long, lazy weekend on a very expensive beach – think Cap Juluca in Anguilla. It’s perfect for the 100-degree days we are having and letting me feel more elegant about the sweating I’m doing. How is it June got so hot so fast?
Of course in this heat we are painting the trim on my brick house. This seems like such a small job in theory until you start doing it, and then you realize how long and tedious this really is. I thought I had a guy to paint it, and I hired him to paint the garage, and he just never gave me a bid for the rest of the house. I think he didn’t want to do it.
So my other summer dilemma – how many pairs of sandals are too many? My sister and I had this conversation recently when I fell into a shopping accident involving my fifth pair of new sandals for the year. This seems perfectly reasonable to me somehow. I wear sandals from about March until October. In October or November I switch to boots. It makes sense to me to have a large sandal wardrobe. So how many are too many?
The nice people at Juliana Parfums sent me three carded samples of their lovely fragrance, so we are going to give those away. Just leave a comment to be entered in the drawing.
Winner of the sample grab bag from last week – Lemoncake. I loooove your user name. Just click on Drop Us a Note at the top, send me an e-mail, remind me of what you won and get me your mailing address. I’ll send you a quick e-mail to let you know I got your e-mail and it didn’t land in a spam filter and then get it on the way to you. I only check Posse e-mail like once a week, so it can take a few days sometimes to respond there.