As I’ve got older I’ve realised that the dark days of winter are not for me. Come September, I know my social media will be filled with others’ delight in the need for layers and a return to tights. Not me, though. My inner goth is perfectly happy with dressing in summer blacks (see About a Look) and tights are a pain in the backside.
I like summer and, like a baby duckling forever following its mama through the waters, I want to imprint the carefree nature of the warmer months deep within my psyche in the hope that it will sustain my spirits once the leaves start to fall from the trees. And, what evokes memory better than scent? British perfumers’ Floral Street have collaborated once more with the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and the result, Sweet Almond Blossom, will more than meet my needs.
Sweet yet sprightly, the juicy citrus notes of pomelo and passionfruit are made creamy with mouth-watering vanilla and the yummy nuttiness of tonka bean. At some level the distinctively green, earthy Matcha becomes apparent. Although I hesitate to describe it as a caustic note, I find it works to balance the other more dulcet delights and make them lively. Hopefully when I’m spritzing in November I’ll be transported back to the blissful memory of sun on bare skin and long, lazy days.
Sweet Almond Blossom, Floral Street X Van Gogh Museum.
From £28 for 10ml, with purchases supporting the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam