June 2014: All On a Summer's Day

June 02, 2014

Now that summer has unofficially begun, we've been thinking about how to spend our days. No, no—aside from work and all of the usual obligations. Ignoring the constraints of time and space. Forgetting about "impossible," because "impossible" is no way to dream. 

Here's how we'd start.

Morning in Marrakech. We sit on a hotel balcony in the sun, surrounded by green vines creeping up the rails. Our fingers drip with the juice of a peeled orange.

For this part of our perfect day, we look to Swiss perfumer Andy Tauer and Cologne du Maghreb. It's rare that we return to a single perfumer's work so soon after featuring a scent (you adored L'air Du Desert Marocain in April) but this new summertime gem from Andy is too wonderful to pass up.

Afternoon in Napa. We walk among the grapevines until we find an out-of-the-way spot shaded from the slanting sunlight. We lie down with a dog-eared copy of The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Next, we transport ourselves to the vineyards of California's Napa Valley—or we just let Wilde, from Jardins d'Écrivains, do that for us. Here, we smell all pieces of the picture: sunny leaves, dewy grass, ripening fruits, and warm woods in the distance. It's a scene as charming as Oscar Wilde, perfumer Anaïs Biguine's inspiration.

Evening in Italy. In the springs of Saturnia, the surface of the water throws candlelight reflections onto the rocks around us. We watch the steam rise and then disappear into the cool air.

We wrap up our perfect day in the Roman-style baths of Italy. As the latest from Josh Meyer's Imaginary Authors, Mosaic is a sheer, cooling veil of petitigrain, citrus, wood, and mineral water. It's inspired by an imaginary work of fiction that creates an irresistible back story and, as always, makes wearing Josh's perfumes such an experience. (Is anyone else starting to think that Josh Meyer should be a writer, too?)

We hope you love this month's collection as much as we do. Happy summer!

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