My Stylish French Box for August
The theme of this summer’s My Stylish French Box subscription box is “Holidays in Provence,” and I think the items that Sharon chose capture it perfectly! It’s such a pleasure when I open the lid to that first glimpse of the gifts inside, and get a whiff of the naturally fragranced products.
This small market basket is so charming and has already been pressed into service in my bathroom to corral small toiletries.
Lavender and olives are two crops that Provence is well known for. The olive oil soap and body scrub included in this collection smell amazing, and I can’t wait to try them. The lightweight scarf is perfect for cool evenings as summer gives way to fall. And the lavender candle….
It has such a lovely, calming fragrance. I’ve been burning this nightly at bedtime.
Blank notecards are always great to have on hand, and these are so pretty!
And fleur de sel!! I can’t wait to sprinkle this on some sliced heirloom tomatoes. And just about everything else…
There are a few more small gifts included as well, all hand-selected by Sharon.
Disclosure: the My Stylish French Box for August was gifted. Thank you, Sharon!
Transitional Season Fragrance
I’ve never been able to settle on a “signature fragrance,” as different fragrances appeal to me in different seasons, and with different moods. Late summer gets tricky. The weather will be warm for weeks yet, but some of the light florals I favored earlier in the year feel too Spring-y now. I gravitate toward something a little more woody, but still light, not oppressive.
I’d purchased this last fall, and recently pulled it out of my stash to try again. It’s ticking all of the boxes for me: fresh top-notes, a bit of chypre, a warm heart. But not too heavy or cloying.
Yet Another Crime Drama…
We’ve been watching the French series “Witnesses” (Les Temoins) on Netflix. We’re now about 1/3 into Season 2. It’s a little suspenseful, creepy (in a way that reminds me of the first season of HBO’s True Detective or PBS’s The Tunnel) and at times more than a little improbable. But it’s a fun glimpse into a region of France that’s not Paris, and a great way to practice my French language listening skills.
How’s your week shaping up?