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1805 Tonnerre – dark and romantic and original

Tonnerre EdP - beaufort.com

Stetson – Surprise! It’s gorgeous

 

 

I love drugstores, the big city ones with all the shiny packaged stuff in them, and the old ones in little towns with all the shopworn, dusty stuff in them. Those small-town drugstores are the best. You get a free trip down memory lane and sometimes a treasure, if you have eyes to see, and a nose to smell.

“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 - courtesy of 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.

Au Delà Narcisse – Edgy and beyond beautiful

 

Au Delà Narcisse bottle and print - brunofazzolari.com

“Eau! Those Colognes” Decant Pack

4711 Eau de Cologne bottle - Wikimedia Commons, by Nevit Dilmen

Colognes are designed to keep you fresh as a daisy and cool as a cucumber in the sizzling summer heat. Believe it or not, we like to store ours in the fridge for an extra shot of cool.

But what exactly is the technology behind them?

King Baby – warm and woody and pitch-perfect sweet – June 20, 2018

Photo: Permission of King Baby

I discovered King Baby jewelry, many years ago. I’m drawn to silver jewelry, especially well-designed pieces that have a presence to them and many of the pieces from this California-based biker inspired line, suit me perfectly. I’m not a biker chick, so while the skull, dagger and handcuff motifs don’t appeal to me, the heart and rose designs from the Queen Baby collection, do.

Eau d’Orange Verte – Citrus explosion + vibrant green = complex cologne

Eau d'Orange Verte - hermes.com

The weather is officially HOT! The world tends to think of Canada as being constantly c-o-l-d, which is a myth. Winters are cold, yes, but with the exception of the cooler Pacific and Atlantic coasts, summers across Canada are hot, especially in the Eastern provinces, which always have lots of humidity.

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