Is there any month that inspires such mixed emotions as August? According to the calendar, it's summer—the glorious peak of summer. But according to the rhythms of life, the march toward autumn and stillness has already begun. People are scrambling to get in one more weekend trip. Children are stocking up on pencils and notebooks. In clothing stores, the swimming suits have been pushed to the sale rack by corduroy and sleeves and jackets. The days are becoming imperceptibly shorter, and the color temperature of the light from the sun is getting cooler.
That's why, in this last full month of summer, we treasure everything that is in bloom and in full ripeness—and that feeling is the inspiration for the August Olfactif collection, "In the Summer Garden." It is a nod to summer's bounty, to vegetable and flower and fruit, and to being present in the moment that is here now.