A Wish & A Fragrant Prayer

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With Tom Ford’s Private Blend summer offering, Fleur de Portofino, proving a little too floral for my taste, I’m requesting an easier and more financially reasonable wish for an anniversary gift from Andy. This month marks our 15th year together – a whole decade and a half – but rather than go for the extravagant, I’m keeping it tried and true with this summer request from Hermès. (Besides, people should be getting the big guns ready for my 40th birthday.)

In his last official submission as their cologne guru, Jean-Claude Ellena has crafted ‘Le Jardin de Monsieur Li‘, inspired by a fictional Chinese garden. Slightly reminiscent of ‘Un Jardin après la Mousson‘ (one of my favorites) this is a gorgeous watery scent, evoking aquatic gardens and summer evenings. As the sun sets on Ellena’s glorious Hermès run, the gorgeous swan song of Mr. Li is a beautiful way to complete this line.

['Le Jardin de Monsieur Li' is available at Sephora (online here, or on the right side of the Colonie Center store). The 3.3 oz. Just saying.]

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