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The other day my husband and I decided to take a long, leisurely country drive. We put the top down on the jeep, climbed into the car and took off for hours, meandering through small towns, winding lanes and waterfront streets. I don’t know what it was that day — maybe it was a perfect storm of the warm temperature outside, the clean air quality, and the plants in bloom — but whatever the reason, at times we’d get a whiff of fresh flowers and it made me yearn for a new summer fragrance. Though citrusy scents are usually my thing and are an ideal choice for summer’s steamier days, this time around I’m feeling tuned into a light, fresh floral — Something to bring me back to this perfect day
If there is one thing fragrance fanatics know, that’s to be seasonally appropriate when picking a perfume. As much as you may love the notes of summer, melon and strawberry have no place during the cold winter months. Think about the restaurant industry; chefs try their best to use seasonal produce to reflect the mood of the moment and so must we.
Winter is a time when you can easily switch to dramatic and impactful fragrances that you couldn’t have worn during the summer months because they are overwhelming in the heat and humidity. The winter air, which is drier, crisper and cooler, calls for headier scents. Notes that really have an impact during the winter season include; amber,
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John Keats once wrote, “A thing of beauty is a joy forever” and that saying is true of Crabtree & Evelyn’s new Himalayan Blue collection. The packaging alone is something of a marvel and the prints and colors are reminiscent of the works of Joan Miró or Kandinsky in their playfulness.
There is something mystical and enigmatic about the entire thing too: what, after all is Himalayan Blue? Surely, it’s a place where there is great tranquility, but also with a quiet, calm glacial appeal. Hence the packaging and the array of blues (light and dark) and the nods of pale color—a tribute to an explorer’s quest for the mythical blue poppy.
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Fans of the rose, here’s a new fragrance option for you just in time for Valentine’s Day. L’Eau de Chloé is a new interpretation of the city-chic rose scent made popular by the original Chloé Eau de Parfum that launched in 2008.
Created by the same master perfumer as the original, Michel Almairac of Robertet – a company famous for working with natural ingredients – the new scent contains an exceptional concentration of distilled rose water. Lighter than the original, L’Eau de Chloé is a refreshing, dewy alternative. Described as a chypre rose, the new scent features a citrus blend as well as notes of patchouli in addition to rose water.
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