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I love all things summer so when the days grow shorter and darker the challenge for me is how to keep that summer feeling.  Recently, I discovered a great way to add the freshness to autumn and winter days: combine citrus with woodsy in a fragrance!  Here are my top choices that capture the essence of this idea beautifully;  both are designed to appeal to a man or a woman-even better:

Aqua di Parma Colonia Essenza,  made in the Italian tradition from this perfumerie begun in the 1930’s will not only sit pretty (or handsomely) on your counter but it will be even more wonderful on you. Citrusy bergamont, lemon, mandarin, orange and grapefruit combine with woodsy notes including vetiver and amber to produce this elegant and understated fragrance.

Voyage d’Hermes is housed in an outstanding bottle design.  Modern and sleek and (a plus) refillable!  This fragrance from luxury brand Hermes fragrance designer Jean-Claude Ellena, smells citrusy at first then becomes woodsy and musky.  A great choice for an everyday fragrance – in spite of the moniker voyage- I see it more as a stay put kinda scent that you can wear around town for work and other appointments.

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