Saturday, September 12, 2015

What I Actually Wore This Summer


The funny thing about those pesky summer lists is I am never quite sure that is really will be reaching for, so I thought I would take a look back at what I have actually been wearing this summer.

1. Santal Majuscule by Serge Lutens
I acquired this in July and found myself wearing it repeatedly. A reminder that in the heat, a good sandalwood can bring you delight. Love this confection of rose and sandalwood with hints of immortelle syrup and musk. Mainly though it is a creamy delight of rose and sandalwood.

2. Elle L'Aime by Lolita Lempicka
This choice actually proved true in my summer wearing. Such an easy scent and worked great in brutal heat.

3. Ao by MikMoi
Yet, another scent I actually wore from my original summer choices for the season. It really did prove to be "serenity now" on hectic days and had a wonderfully cooling effect in the heat.

4. Lolita Lempicka L'eau en Blanc by Lolita Lempicka
Proving a gourmand can be worn in the heat and not be suffocating. This scent worked beautifully the musk and iris keeping the gourmand elements in check and providing a cool powdery effect.

5. Blush by Marc Jacobs
A cool and fresh floral in the summer heat. Gave off the quality of flowers at the florist in the fridge.

6. Eau de Minimes Cologne by Le Couvent de Minimes
Another one from the list. This was frequently applied after work and before classes. Spritzed with abandon.

7. Rose Flash by Tauerville
I thought it would be too sweet but this beauty bloomed in heat and was grounded by earthy notes of musk and tobacco.

8. Osmanthus Interdite by Parfum D'Empire
Another repeat from the list but then again with all the humid days we had it really proved itself as usual.

9. Un Jardin Apres la Mousson by Hermes
This strange spicy juicy watermelon scent is wonderfully invigorating in the heat.

image from booooooom.com

6 comments:

marzipan said...

I wore nothing but my own essential oils blends the entire summer...no work...no computers and no social media! It was blissful!

Jennifer Koth said...

What were you blending? :-D

marzipan said...

Oh goodness...where do I start?
I began making blends for my yoga teacher (all natural essential oils is all that I use). Then her students wanted me to sell but I said no. My daughter, however said yes, and I allowed her to steal my recipes. She now sells at various boutiques and gift shops locally (nothing online yet...she is only a teenager!).

I make my blends with essential oils from Eden Botanicals....I tend to try to recreate some of my favorite perfumes from the past . For example, I just made a solid perfume with galbanum. violet leaf, bergamot, orris root, vaniila absolute, jasmine, amber , vetiver, oakmoss and 12 other essential oils and to my nose it smells akin to no 19 (pre- reformulation).

I also made this gorgeous tuberose oil blend with 31 different essential oils.

I have zero training but I like to play around and tweek until my nose says "yes"...so far my friends and family have been happy and my daughter has been selling pretty well (she gets her bottles and boxes at best bottles dot com

Jennifer Koth said...

Sounds like a fun summer. I've been thinking about trying my hand at making body oil blends for myself, it is my favorite form of moisturizer for myself, but I am not always happy with the scent selection that is available. Which reminds me I still have to try the Eden Botanicals Sandalwood you spoke of.

marzipan said...

Goodness....get over to Eden Botanicals!!!! They have the most amazing e.o. selection! You can even buy samples for relatively cheap ($2-$3 ) if you don't want to commit to full bottles of essential oils. Once you get into it , it becomes addictive-LOL!

Then maybe you might want to purchase a few pretty roll-on bottles and use your blends as perfumes :)

Jennifer Koth said...

Frankly it is a project I just have to plunge into. Hopefully soon.