The Body: The Scent of Summer
The olfactic memory is one of the most potent. It’s very likely that you can still remember an obscure scent from your childhood; the biscuits you ate in nursery, the perfume your grandmother wore, the freshly cut grass of your frequented park, however, there’s one scent that trumps them all and that is the smell of summer. It’s a scent that comes back every year and lingers until the autumn closes in. It’s a scent that's warm and bright like summer itself.
Ray Bradbury writes in Dandelion Wine:
“Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don't they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.”
- Dandelion Wine
One brand that has eloquently captured this scent is F. Miller skincare. Created by Fran Miller, F. Miller takes a holistic approach to skincare that’s truly natural and when we say natural we mean natural; no synthetic fragrances and colourings, or noxious preservatives, sulphates, parabens, PEG's and SLS’s are used. So what gives it’s products that distinctively summer scent?A blend of citrus oils. Simple.
The body oil moisturises and nourishes the skin (which of course is cherished) but the standout factor is the rich mix of grapefruit, neroli, bergamot, palmarosa and (an astute juxtaposition of) frankincense which leaves the skin with a fresh, bright scent that allows you to neglect your summertime perfume. The cleansing oil, face oil and hair oil all encompass a similar aroma but come with their own charms. Argan and rosehip oil in the face oil will reduce redness, diminish scarring and promote a generally even completion, while avocado oil, sweet almond oil and avocado oil will deeply condition your hair and promote shine and growth. For the scent of summer that sticks to your skin and lingers in your locks F.Miller is the brand to go to.