The sun, the sea and Bronze Goddess

That last will never be applied to me. Not only do I not think of myself in divine terms, but bronze is also a word that people would never apply while looking at me.  I actually got asked (this year again) if I even went to a vacation, considering the amount of tan I got.

I do get tanned but compared to most people here, I’m still fair skinned.

So this where Bronze Goddess comes into play. It is my go-to vacation scent.  I should also remember that for next year’s packing as there is no need to bring a whole bunch of decants when all I’ll be wearing is BG.

But I don’t recommend wearing it to work which is what I did one day when the weather was extremely hot and I was wishfully thinking of the vacation to come – a colleague was sniffing around our room asking who’s wearing sunscreen? 🙂

You’ve been warned.

Now the vacation is over, Bronze Goddess is back to its place to be forgotten until the next summer vacation.

And if you are ready for some wistfulness with me, here are two photos to help you with that:


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25 thoughts on “The sun, the sea and Bronze Goddess

  1. Asali August 22, 2013 at 10:24 Reply

    Dear Ines, yes, wistfulness indeed… At least you’re not alone in the non-bronze goddess department, I’ll gladly subscribe to the *pale and interesting club* 😉


    • Ines August 22, 2013 at 10:45 Reply

      Asali, I believe you’re in the club.
      As evidenced by the cute, young Dutch guys… 😉


  2. Olfactoria August 22, 2013 at 10:45 Reply

    I’m third in the “white as a sheet and proud of it” club!
    BG smells divine!


    • Ines August 22, 2013 at 10:48 Reply

      😀 Ha!
      Our club is growing!

      It does, doesn’t it? I get hooked on it every summer and nothing else feels right for the seaside days.


  3. parfumistasdiary August 22, 2013 at 11:14 Reply

    Every year I’m getting more an more monogamic about perfume on summer holiday.
    I tend to wear confortable clothes, shoes and perfumes.


    • Ines August 22, 2013 at 15:43 Reply

      Oh, don’t start me on the clothes.
      I think I haven’t actually worn 3/4 of the clothes I brought with. I do this every year and I still haven’t learned…


  4. Beautiful Things August 22, 2013 at 11:26 Reply

    Gorgeous photos, wow!

    Yes, Bronze Goddess is wonderful, so evocative. x


    • Ines August 22, 2013 at 15:44 Reply

      Thanks BT!
      Yes, if you want to think about summer vacations, a spritz of BG will get you there. 🙂


  5. Tara August 22, 2013 at 13:14 Reply

    Hope you had a great holiday, Ines. Too funny about the sunscreen comment. That’s what makes the best beach scents though – that coconutty suntan lotion vibe.

    Lovely pics.


    • Ines August 22, 2013 at 15:45 Reply

      Yes, it was great, thank you.
      But now I’m back at work I keep thinking it ought to have been longer. 😉

      Btw, I regularly consider sun lotions to be great smells for turning into scents. They are just so easily likeable.


  6. James Dennard August 22, 2013 at 17:41 Reply

    Wonderful photos, Ines! I join you and others with my fair-skin. 🙂


    • Ines August 23, 2013 at 09:22 Reply

      Yay, our club is growing!
      I do feel sometimes here like I am the strange one, everyone having such dark tans after summer (some during the winter too) but I love my skin color and no longer feel bad about not having a dark tan.


      • James Dennard August 23, 2013 at 20:16 Reply

        I’m the same, Ines. I used to feel a bit self conscious about my pale skin. But I don’t think about it anymore. You are lovely and I am glad you don’t feel bad about your skin tone.


  7. Tatiana August 22, 2013 at 18:51 Reply

    Beautiful photos! I’m part of the fair skinned club. My DH calls me a PPP (particularly pale person). Oddly, I don’t enjoy Bronze Goddess and I have a bottle which deserves a more loving owner than I.


    • Ines August 23, 2013 at 09:24 Reply

      Really? Oh, you must be quite pale then. 🙂 I am not that fair skinned, I think all the summer suns in my life made sure I at least get some tan during the sunny days (and freckles). 🙂


  8. Undina August 22, 2013 at 20:02 Reply

    Let me join both clubs: I’m pale (and do not tan at all), so I heard that question about the vacation many-many times through my whole life and I love Bronze Goddess (my bottle takes the first mental spot in my suitcase when I start planning my vacation).


    • Ines August 23, 2013 at 09:27 Reply

      Hmm, that’s what Asali said when she came to Croatia but she did leave with a slight tan. I’m not giving up hope you might get a little bit of tan too. 😉
      My BG bottle is the first thing on my packing list too – and then I feel this stupid need to bring a variety that just travels to and fro then. 🙂


  9. Vanessa August 23, 2013 at 15:34 Reply

    I do tan easily, but as soon as I took a bit of holiday this year, the heavens opened, and I have seen no sun ever since. ;-( Bronze Goddess is a scent that has continued to elude me and I will make a point of picking up a tester when I am next in Boots, which should have it. Lovely holiday snaps!


    • Ines August 25, 2013 at 12:38 Reply

      Well, it might not be the perfect time for trying Bronze Goddess but you still ought to smell it as soon as possible. 🙂 It really is bottled beach, sun and sea (that’s the way I see it). 😀


  10. Suzanne August 24, 2013 at 19:19 Reply

    Ines, sorry I am late to your post, but now I am here to say that I love when you express your “wistfulness” through photos of Little Fig.

    As to the subject of tanning, you’re obviously doing what’s right, because your skin is immaculate. Don’t change your ways. I need to change mine, probably, because I take on the sun and almost can’t help it. I’m allergic to many sun screens and have never enjoyed wearing them when I’m out running or doing anything that makes me sweat. But I am also guilty of loving the feel of sun on my skin – and I do actually think I look better with a tan than when I am pale, as I am through most of the winter.


    • Ines August 25, 2013 at 12:41 Reply

      Suzanne, I know what you mean about sunscreen and sweating. Basically, any cream and sweating. I have a regime where I apply body lotion in the morning and in the evening because my skin is dry. But if I’m going for a run in the morning, I can no longer apply any cream because I then get the feeling that my body can’t sweat (which it obviously needs to when I’m running). The same thing is with sunscreen – I know I ought to apply it before my runs, at least on the decollete and shoulders but it feels cloying. Which is how I got lightly burned at the beginning of summer. 😦
      Luckily, I have a face cream with sunscreen which works fine so at least my face is ok.

      Btw, I can’t imagine you without a tan. 🙂 It looks good on you.


  11. Natalie August 26, 2013 at 15:07 Reply

    I’m so glad you had a nice vacation, but wish it could have been longer. As for the sun, well done to you for avoiding it (and your skin is thanking you). I *can* tan slightly, but I *don’t* tan, although I have gotten a bit of a tan this summer, in spit of myself. Sigh. On a happier note – I’m one country away from the end of my trip, and Croatia is probably still my favorite. 🙂


    • Ines August 28, 2013 at 09:09 Reply

      So do I, so do I. (wish it was a longer vacation)

      Yaay for Croatia!

      I do think my skin is thanking me (and I will probably be grateful when I’m old that I didn’t tan that much in my life). You are also so very fair skinned, I can’t imagine you getting much of a tan. But a little bit to announce to everyone you’ve been to some sunny countries is perfect. 😉


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