The Bermuda Perfumery Navy Lime
This weekend was a warm one in Los Angeles, which sent everyone to the beach. Everyone except me, that is. I went inland to the Homestead Museum which was really a treat, despite the heat. Nestled in an almost completely industrial area are these two houses, one from the 1800's and the "Casa Nueva", built in to 20's when the family struck oil and designed by society Architect Roy Seldon Price. The Casa Nueva is a treasure trove of beautiful tile work, thick adobe walls and the latest in 1920's tech. In the heat of the day the house was blissfully cool, needing only fans to be blissful. Sadly, they seemed to think that at some point I should go home, rather than move in and take advantage of one of the giant bathtubs in one of the gorgeously tiled baths. I once toured an open house in my neighborhood by the same architect in the same style and built at the same time. Lotto winnings I didn't have so I was not the lucky buyer..
You would be forgiven for asking at this point whether you'd this was still a perfume blog. Well it is, and here's what I wore that was coincidentally absolutely perfect for both the surroundings and the heat of the day. something that Donna reviewed (and I think sent me the sample of..), The Bermuda Perfumery Navy Lime. I love limes in fragrance (and hardly ever run across it these days) and this is lovely in an old-fashioned men's cologne sort of way. It's perfectly balanced with bergamot and vetiver and has a lovely ambery-powdery drydown. As you all know, I'm willing to throw down on the skank at a moments notice. But in that house, set up perfectly with the silver on the dining room table and the closets with period clothes in them as if the owners had just stepped out for a moment, nothing could have been more correct. I also couldn't have been more refreshing for the stop/start drive on the 10 Freeway on the ride home, with the less than effective AC in my Honda. Best news? It's under $50 at their website. Short of a trip to Bermuda, could it be better?
Image source, homesteadmuseum.org.