I’ve been dreaming of a tropical vacation lately. I wanted to do something in the Caribbean for spring break this year, but we ended up in Los Angeles instead. That’s okay, everyone should go to LA once in their lives, and my kids got to experience it first hand.
That doesn’t stop me from missing the slow lifestyle of Caye Caulker in Belize, where they actually have signs that say “go slow,” and don’t allow cars on the island. Or the view from under my tiki hut in the Dominican Republic that looks as if there might be an edge to the world. Or snorkeling in the crystal clear Nassau waters in the Bahamas and checking out the conch shells. Or best of all, lying in a two-person hammock at night with my husband listening to the waves in Cabo San Lucas.
I’m in love with the tropics. I can’t get enough.
Memoire Liquide has created Vacances Reserve Edition that reminds me of the tropics, with a bit of a vintage twist. It’s almost powdery, but the white florals balance it perfectly and the dry down is lovely. The sillage isn’t overwhelming, but lingers enough for others to inquire about the scent you’re wearing.
The top notes of Vacances Reserve Edition include Tiare Flowers, Oceanic Accords – those tiare flowers give us that sweet tropical smell. The middle note is Fresh Coconut Milk, which gives you a coconut that isn’t overwhelming. The base note is Tahitian Vanilla. Vanilla does well on just about anyone, and this is a complex vanilla that won’t leave you feeling as if you splashed on some body spray from Bath and Body Works (not that there is necessarily anything wrong with that, but the fragrance can be cloying on some people – especially the ones who use way too much).
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