For the past few months, it’s just been illegally warm. I still remember from my twenty something years in life, it’s never been this warm. The rays of the sun seem to be neverending, even at 4pm – I still get that glare.
With that, I’ve adapted a new daily routine that I never did before :
* deliriously apply sunblock on my face, neck, and hands to start the day
* wear shades whenever I’m in the car because the sun just shines too brightly!
* turn on the AC at full blast, whenever I may be – in the office, in the car, or in my room.
Don’t get me wrong, the sun, and heat is not only causing us wrinkles, and that potential sun burn, the heat nowadays is causing us so much discomfort, higher blood pressures, dizziness, and really bad headaches. ( No to heat waveee!!! ) I can only call a glass of ice cold water my saving grace, keeping me hydrated, and cool all day.
What makes me more uncomfortable, is basking under the sun and feeling horrible. Okay, the perfect setting for that perfect summer is definitely on the beach, as you get a sense of serenity and relaxation, but those stuck in the city just need to keep their minds clear and positive as they beat the heat. The heat risks us from being “amoy araw.” “Amoy araw” is a Filipino term that literally means “smelling like the sun,” but it is more correct to interpret it as someone who perspires, and as his perspiration dries up on his skin, there is some smell that lingers on him – that isn’t good at all. Of course, right now, my elegant-smelling fragrances are shelved, to make way for summer scents that are light and wonderful, that they surely would beat the summer heat!
This summer, stay fresh, smell fresh as the temperature rises with the following summer releases available at Rustans,
Cool Water Man Ice Fresh (picture above)
Just like getting right out of the sea! An invigorating wave of oceanic and aquatic notes blends with a citrus cocktail for a fresh and masculine scent. Frozen Lemon peel mingles with Mandarin and Grapefruit for a new zest of energy. Basil, Sage and Juniper bring a touch of green freshness to soothe sun-kissed skin.
Cool Water Woman Ice Fresh(picture above)
This new interpretation is ideal for back from the beach. The summery composition exudes vitality for a fresher sensation. Fruity top notes of Melon and Pineapple refreshed by Mint leaves give way to a transparent oceanic heart of Water Violet and Lotus Flower. A beachy base of airy amber and sensual woods completes this sensuous scent
ck IN2U HEAT For Her
ck IN2U HEAT For Her opens with all the anticipation of summer with a sparkling top of guava, juicy raspberry and apricot fizz. the soul of the fragrance is a colorful, playful display of magnolia flower, flirty tiare flower and jasmine sambac. the feel of summer nights is accentuated with a mouth-watering dry down of creamy butterscotch, rich tonka bean and cedarwood.
CK One Summer
CK One Summer all you need is sun. ck one summer captures the spirit and energy of a fun-filled summer.
ck one summer opens with a juicy cocktail of succulent pear, mandarin and kaffir lime leaves. violet leaves, crisp verbena and water lily create a vibrant heart, while rich textural notes of vetiver, patchouli and cedarwood wrap the fragrance in the comforting sensation of suntan lotion on warm skin.
< ETERNITY for women Summer.
The essence of a beach at day break captured in a watery floral fragrance.
ETERNITY summer opens with tangy notes of grapefruit, ginger and passion flower. The heart bursts into a beautiful bouquet of water florals with pink peony, freesia and muguet. A seductive summery drydown of musks, white amber and driftwood adds sensuality and warmth.
Well, just one tip about summer fragrances. Why not store them in the fridge? In that way, you spray yourself with some chilly freshness. Totally love that idea!
Stay cool and beautiful my lovelies!