Sunday, July 01, 2012

Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day by ankakay
Happy Canada Day, a photo by ankakay on Flickr.

Hope you all had a happy and wonderful Canada Day!

And sending a far-away shout-out to the other Canadian perfumers scattered around the country and the globe, some of them I am lucky to know in person and be friends with. Ineke Ruhland (Ineke), Jessica Buchanan (1000Flowers), Isabelle Michaud, Susanne Lang and Claude Andre Hebert.

It's been what we consider a "nice weather day" in Vancouver - aka not rainy. Overcast mostly, which only encouraged wearing Immortelle l'Amour (a rather wintery scent otherwise, which resembles maple taffy...) and baking mapley things (maple & hazelnut granola, anyone?); but the sun finally decided to grace us at the end of the day so we went for a picnic on the beach with watermelon and feta cheese to match the colours of the Canadian flag.

And since tomorrow is going to be a holiday too for many Canadians, let's begin the Monkey Monday giveaway tonight:
If you're not Canadian, share with us your favourite Canadian perfume; and if you live in Canada or ever visited here - I would love to hear from you what scents (natural or otherwise) represent Canada to you.

Among the readers who leave a comment, I'll be giving away a little whiff of the Pacific forests and Stanley Park in particular: a mini bottle of Rainforest.

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At July 02, 2012 8:51 AM, Blogger Jonnie (JB) said...

Maple is a scent that represents Canada to me

At July 02, 2012 1:34 PM, Blogger yash said...

Hi Ayala..Happy Canada Day..
I would find the scent of poplar buds very much reminiscent of Canadian forests and wilderness..the sheer greenness and woody juiciness of it makes me think of humid(canadian) forest walks

At July 02, 2012 1:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would think that maple leaves and all of its derivatives(thick gooey maple syrup) represents Canada for me and your Immortelle l'Amour is pure Canadian decadence!
Happy Canada Day

At July 02, 2012 8:27 PM, Blogger Princess Ellie said...

Happy Canada Day! I visited whistler one of my trips to Canada. The cool, fresh scent of mountain snow reminds me of Canada. Along with salty air from the ocean and the smell of cedar and fir trees along the sea to sky highway

At July 02, 2012 10:27 PM, Blogger Ayala Moriel said...

Happy Canada Day!
Maple rules - as "cliche" as it may be, it's great to know that its sweet scent reminds you of Canada :-)
Princess Ellie - Whistler is so beautiful - and the scent of snow is something that's very difficult to describe. Canada is so full of wonder.

At July 05, 2012 10:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ecetEI haven't been to Canada in over a decade. Oh how I've missed it. What reminds me of Canada is the scent of sweet maple. Yummy!


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