The Dog Days...Amouage Relection for Men
The July 4th weekend was lovely here in Los Angeles: the leftover "June Gloom" kept the temps under 80 and made the evenings cool. Back East where I grew up it's been just this side of, well, hell. Triple digit temps with humidity, and notices from the powers that be that due to low-hanging ozone one should avoid breathing when outdoors.
This is weather I moved away from.
One of the ways to deal with the heat has always been to keep some light, refreshing scent in the icebox to spritz or splash on when you are at the point where the heat makes you want to mainline iced vodka or commit seppuku with a sharpened popsicle. Back when it was good, 4711 was a candidate. Eau d'Hadrien or Eau Sauvage is one as well. Amouage Reflection for Men might deserve some space in the Frigidare as well.
According to Marina it was created in 2007 and the scent has notes of red pepper berries, rosemary, bitter orange leaves, orris, jasmine, neroli, cedarwood, sandalwood, patchouli and vetiver and compares it to "sun rays playing on the surface of the ocean". It does have a beachy, summery vibe to it without being literally aquatic; the sharp vetiver is balanced by the softly sensual woods in the drydown while the rosemary and orange nicely balance the neroli.
The fly in the ointment is of course the price: $225 definitely takes this one out of the "splash away" category that something less expensive might engender. But then again this might be a bit strong to be thrown all over the place.
Amouage still hasn't convinced me that $225 for 50ML is a great idea. This one might have gotten me the closest. Not quite there, but close.
What's your default icebox refresher, splash on or swallowed? I'm leaning towards Guerlain Vetiver and an icy G&T these days..
At Amazon and Luckyscent. I was given a sample by a generous friend.