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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

mage by Saliko - Antique radio amateurs exhibition - Florence, Italy, Feb. 2014 - Wikimedia Commons

“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

 

 

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.

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