London Fog Lip Balm

I am quite smitten with this glossy, fragrant lip balm. Inspired by the lovely latté made with Earl Grey tea, steamed milk, and vanilla syrup, it conjures up memories of misty days wandering cobblestone lined streets with a woolen jacket and a chunky scarf. Perhaps you’re wearing a pair of knee-high boots and carrying a worn leather bag carrying a favourite book and a stamped postcard in need of a postbox. There’s a café in the square up ahead where you’ll warm up with a London Fog and do some people watching from a booth in the corner. There’s something just lovely about misty cities.

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Lavender Vanilla Soap

This pretty speckled, swirl-topped soap smells of soft lavender and vanilla. It brings to mind warm, dry summer days in Provence (in my imagination, at least). I can see pretty pastel-painted wooden furniture, bundles of lavender hanging to dry in the window, and a basket of fresh produce on the counter. A bar of this soap rests in a chipped porcelain dish next to the wash basin, with a striped dish towel hanging nearby.

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Secret Garden: A Perfume

This lovely, summery perfume is an uplifting blend of floral and fruity, with a soft, sweet base. It has the sweetness of a well-tended garden on a hot summer day, and an exotic undercurrent that I find both exciting and intriguing.

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Something about this blend makes me think of a first date on a summer afternoon that’s just going brilliantly. One of those dates where neither of you want to go home, so you go for a walk after grabbing a tea, and then grab drinks, and then just wander around until you well and truly have to part, well after the sun has set. One of those dates.

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