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Honeysuckle and Davana - Honeyed radiance to sultry chic

Until about a year ago, I regularly bought several magazines but now I buy only one, which is Vanity Fair. It has a new editor, a young woman by the name of Radhika Jones, so it has a brand new streamlined look and pace, which took some getting used to for a long-time VF devotee like myself, but now I’m hooked.

Radio Bombay – woody and sultry and exciting

 

“5-Stars - Old and New and Fabulous ” Decant Pack

NARCISO EdP -Creamy and musky and seductive

NARCISO EdP bottle - narcisorodriguez.com

1805 Tonnerre – dark and romantic and original

Tonnerre EdP - beaufort.com

Stetson – Surprise! It’s gorgeous

Lon Megargee, Stetson advertising poster "The last drop from his hat"

“Summer Escape” Decant Pack

Photo: perfumeniche

How long has it been since you felt the hot summer sun on your bare skin?

When did you last take the time to relax and enjoy a cool summer cocktail?

Or gaze in awe at the beauty of a setting sun on the unbroken horizon of sea and sky?

Lys Mediteranee – floral and aquatic and so very evocative

Menton, Côte d'Azur, France - Wikipedia - Gerard Cohen, 2003

Slowdive – Earthy, honeyed, exotic, and totally unique

Slowdive - hiramgreen.com

When Gwen and I met last year with Hiram Green during one of his visits home to Toronto, he said he was almost finished working on a new fragrance that he thought we would probably like a lot.

“What’s it smell like?” we wanted to know.

Les Colognes Néroli – Refined and romantic and the very definition of a summer day

Bitter Orange Blossom - Wikimedia Commons - Alexander Hardin

A perfect summer Sunday. Agreeable temperature, clear skies and easy chores that are easily dispatched, leaving hours for reading/napping/sipping in a hammock, in a garden that’s in full bloom.

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