Hey there APJ! How have you all been doing?
Summer has gone by in a flash here. The schools only have six weeks of vacation which in my mind is too short. That aside, it was a fantastic summer here in the Netherlands with high temperatures and no rain. You see, I love the heat and sunshine.
Neela Vermeire Creations
So, in order to get my yearly fix of heat and sunshine I flew with my son to Atlanta to visit my parents and see family and friends. I decided to travel with a couple of Neela Vermeire Creations perfumes.
We left the house at 4am to get to Schiphol to start our journey. I know many people worry about offending fellow passengers on flights but I needed a spritz or two of Ashoka to get me through the day. Once we were checked in, we were greeted by the most gorgeous sunrise over an airplane. Ashoka was my perfume of armour to get through the security, connecting flights and turbulence without breaking a sweat.
Ashoka is one of my go to fragrances. It gives me strength when I need it. It gives me courage to do things outside of my comfort zone. It gives me the peace of mind to know that everything will be alright. Yes, almost sounds like a miracle drug. Come to think of it, Ashoka is my miracle drug of choice. It wore beautifully in the Atlanta climate. Completely different than wearing it in the Netherlands. Who knew?
When we got to Atlanta my sister and nieces had also arrived from Seattle. The cousins had a hoot together since seeing each other two years ago. Sometimes being this far away from family can be really challenging.
We spent the next three and a half weeks swimming in warm pools until we our fingers turned all pruney. Evenings were spent at the BBQ, chatting and meeting up with old friends. The kids all stayed up late, laughing and giggling until they had to go to bed. My son was tickled pink to see his first firefly which brought memories of my childhood chasing fireflies on the summer nights.
Another NVC love of mine is Mohur EdP which by the way was stunning in the heat and humidity. I was so amazed at the tranformation in the Atlanta climate that I wore it until my mom snagged my bottle! Hehe – so happy that she loves it as much as I do.
Mohur EdP makes me feel pulled together. It is a gorgeous elegant perfume which I dare to wear almost daily. Why should I wait and wear it only on special occasions? Mohur is a now or never perfume; put on dark red lipstick, let my hair down and enjoy life as much as I possibly can. The vibrant fuchsia and red of the crepe myrtles brought to mind the roses in Mohur.
On one of the evenings we had a big homemade taco night with several of our Latino friends and family. Much to my own surprise, a friend of mine asked me about perfumes and I quickly ran upstairs and brought down my NVC perfumes and samples which I had brought with me. Some of the favorites from that night were Pichola, Rahele and Bombay Bling. We all spritzed while the men sat around wondering what the heck was going on. I hope that my friends walked away curious and willing to sample niche perfumes.
Neela Vermeire Creations GIVEAWAY
Throughout my years of buying NVC perfumes, I have received several samples. Who is up to trying their perfumes? Drop me a line sharing a fond summer memory with us and I will let random.org pull a name.
Until next time.
Oodles of fragrant kisses,