Beach Balm

Just back from a week’s vacation to one of my favorite places, York Harbor, Maine. Summer vacations are best when they include a string of lazy days spent lounging on a beach.

My body instantly relaxes with the first deep breath of salt air.  I take in all the sights, sounds, and scents – damp tangled seaweed, fishy sea creatures, sun-baked driftwood, the shell strewn sand. The sun warms my skin as I listen to the rhythmic roll of the waves, the calls of hungry seagulls,  the playful laughter of children.  The cool ocean breeze blows a salty film on  my sunscreened skin. York Beach and a good book are all I need. I dig my feet in a little deeper and find the cooler sand.

Recreate the summer beach any time of the year with these fragrances:

MCMC Maine – Bulgarian Rose Absolute, Clary Sage, Wild Somalian Myrhh, French Seaweed Absolute

Hampton Sun Privet Bloom – Lily of the Valley, Lemon Verbena, Jasmine, Dune Rose, White Hyacinth, Privet Blossom, Low Sea Grass, Sun-Warmed Musk, Blue Plum

CB I Hate Perfume At the Beach 1966 – Wet Sand, Seashell, Driftwood, Hint of Boardwalk

Miller Harris Fleurs de Sel – Rosemary, Clary Sage, Red Thyme, Wild Marsh Flowers, Ambrette Seeds.

Norma Kamali Beach – Sea Air, Coconut Shavings, Exotic Oils, Warm Glow of the Sun

I Profumi di Firenze Brezza di Mare  – Fleur de Sel, Bergamot, Sicilian Lemom, Lime, Watermelon

L’Artisan Cote D’Amour - Golden Yellow Gorse, Heather, Broom, Soft Resin, Floatwood