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Mint Condition

When the days are sizzling, keeping cool is a priority. While some people steer clear of fragrances when the temperatures soar, I reach for my mints. The cooling tingle of a mint fragrance is always a treat on my skin. It’s best when newly spritzed, and later on, it’s nice to catch the drydown’s herbal whirl.

Here are a few of my favorite mint fragrances, along with their scent notes:

Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Mentafollia – Mandarin Zest, Mint Leaves, Rose, Jasmine, Green Tea & Cedar

Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Menthe Moderne – Bergamot, Lime Peel, Spearmint, Green Tea, Peppermint, Petitgrain, Silver Fir, Violet & Virginia Cedar

Jo Malone Fresh Mint Leaf – Mint, Basil, Mate, Violet, Jasmine & White Musk

Gorilla Perfume Dirty – Spearmint, Thyme, Tarragon, Lavender, Sandalwood & Oakmoss

Philosophy Tea – LE & discontinued, no available scent notes. Spearmint predominates.

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Tending Garden

Nothing makes me happier than being surrounded by wonderful scents. And one of the best ways to do it is by tending a garden. After several years of growing vegetables in containers, I figured that starting a backyard vegetable garden was the natural next step. I put my thoughts out into the universe, and amazingly enough, my guys made the garden a reality. Mothers’ Day found them preparing a 10 x 10 plot of land, tilling the soil, digging holes for the seedlings, and installing a deer-proof fence.  With the preliminary work done, I joined in and planted my crops, adding a moderate sprinkling of dehydrated manure (which, thankfully, has very little scent!)

 

Now that my garden’s growing – the corn was knee-high by the 4th of July – so are the weeds. Which means the tending is very hands-on, dirt-under-the-fingernails (ok, I do wear gardening gloves!) maintenance that keeps your nose close to the soil and all the glorious earthy & green smells. Many of these scents can be enjoyed year round, thanks to the talented perfumers who have recreated them.