Via Flickr apped by Michelyn
"August…Like a quick kiss; One wishes for more
But it suddenly turns to leave, Dragging summer away." – Elizabeth Maua Taylor, "August"
Apples from Gail's Garden©
And now – here we are! The end of summer. The end of green buds and blooms. The end of happy promise. The scent of my garden is burdened and cloaked in a haze of scorched air. The apples have fallen, bruised in the dry grass. I harvest the remains, saving the smoke and heat, suspending sun-dried flowers against the dark days of winter.
Gail's Garden apped by Gail©
As late August fills me with melancholy, with regrets and sadness, when smoke gets in my eyes, I clear the air and find the perfect antidote in the radiant and enticing scent of Sarah Horowitz Parfums Verano, the Summer 2018 offering from Sarah Horowitz Thran and her Banq de Parfum collection.
"In summer I love to keep it simple…This fragrance truly is open and bright but has a real playfulness to it…It smells like the yellow of the sun…" – Sarah Horowitz-Thran
Photo of Gail's lawn©
Verano (simply meaning "summer" in Spanish) distills the first flush and fizz of June and early July into a radiant fragrant aura. Opening with one of my favorite notes in perfumery, cassis, Verano sparkles with a hint of fruity mint and a green bubbly aroma, recalling memories of champagne picnics, Pimms in paper cups and late afternoon concerts viewed from lush green lawns. The subtle use of black currant melds seamlessly with another of my most favored floral scents – the perfume of the Stargazer lily.
Gail's photo of an Oriental Lily (close to Stargazer) in her garden©
Stargazer lily? Yes that one! I know this big beauty can be overwhelming, but Sarah Horowitz-Thran uses the larger than life blossom with a practiced, deft hand. Sarah Horowitz Parfums Verano paints an impression of a floral bouquet in transparent pastels. The sensual, spiced and almost narcotic presence of the Stargazer is muted in Verano – the sensation of the lily from a distance, just enough to entice but never overwhelm. The smooth lily petals and the effervescence of cassis fruit and garden flowers luxuriate on a bed of sheer sandalwood, white amber and clean musk. Yes, summer is almost over but I am comforted knowing that the season can be mine again with Verano. Notes: Cassis, Stargazer lily, sandalwood, white amber and clean musk accord.
Disclaimer: I would like to thank Sarah Horowitz Parfums for the generous sample of Verano. My opinions are my own.
Gail Gross – Senior Editor
Art Direction: Michelyn Camen, Editor-in-Chief
Sarah Horowitz Banq de Parfum fragrances are available only for a limited time. Verano was originally scheduled to go back into the Banq at the end of August. But due to the popularity of Verano, Sarah Horowitz Parfums Verano can be experienced through September 15, adding a few extra days of sunshine, sealing the summer of 2018 with a fragrant kiss.
Thanks to the generosity of Sarah Horowitz Parfums, we have one 30 ml bottle of Verano EdP for one registered reader in the US only. To be eligible, please leave a comment saying what appeals to you about Sarah Horowitz Parfums Verano, based on Gail’s review.You can also mention your favorite fragrance created by Sarah Horowitz-Thran or describe a memorable moment from your summer, 2018. Draw closes 8/23/2018
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