This morning’s blip notwithstanding, the weather’s been only norjus for the last few days in Ireland East, with the sun beaming down from an almost clear azure blue sky on election posters that flutter in the gentle breeze. And just in time for this bit of dear-God-please-let-it-keep-up-for-the-long-weekend fine summery weather is the new limited edition fragrance from Kate Moss.
Appropriately called Summer Time (someone had their thinking caps on when they come up with that name for a May release perfume, hah?), this is a fresh floral that the blurb sez “evokes memories of flower meadows under a hazy summer sun.” Makes me want to plait my hair and run around fields in cheesecloth, that.
Top notes are of neroli, bitter orange, wild blackberry and bittersweet glabanum (nope, me either, but apparently it smells of grass and greenery) to invigorate and uplift. The heart of the perfume is decidedly feminine and reads like a cottage garden who’s who : English rose, peony, wisteria and bluebell all feature here. Base notes are warm and comforting mahogany, spicy tonka beans and the woody accents of musk moxalone, which Google tells me is a fruity musk. Right-o!
Summer Time is on counter now and costs €19.95 for a 30ml EDT.