I’m not a big perfume person (luckily I suppose, as Japan is a bit scent averse on the whole). There are a few scents though, that I am a sucker for: much of the Philosophy line of perfumes (so light! So fresh! So clean!), the scent of the beach (well, let’s clarify and say the Okinawa beach in summer, not the fishy-briny Alaska beach), and peaches. Imagine my happiness when I saw Philosophy launched their limited edition summer fragrance this year and it was a beach version of their regular Pure Grace perfume. And even better, for me anyway, is that they had a body spray version as well (they’re usually even lighter in scent than regular perfumes).
I’ve also really been on a tropical scent kick, perhaps at least partly because we’re still waiting for summer to reach Okinawa. Seriously, we should be sweating our balls off by now but instead, we’re trying not to drown on the walk to the car. After using a sample of Brazilian Bum Bum body cream a while back (yes, that really is the ridiculous name of that product) and loving the scent, I looked at the product on Sephora to buy. Aaaaand it was $45 for a tub … that was a hard pass. That was a while ago, but this year, they launched the same fragrance in a body spray. OMG, get in my cart!