It’s July and the British summer is underway…Pimms, Wimbledon, Glastonbury and…..endless rain! It seems we’ve had our fair share of wet days and summer showers recently which causes daily dilemmas with what to wear. Summer sandals and dresses are on hold while the cagoule is taking centre stage as the season’s most iconic piece.
The Cagoule, from the French cagoule meaning balaklava, (Anorak hails from Greenland by the way!) is a vital garment for British living. For many of us it brings back memories of childhood; an essential piece of UK holiday kit, a trustworthy piece of nylon that un-scrunched in seconds from its pocket, and pulled over your head to protect you from the rain and wind! Not at all glamorous, but functional!
Cagoules have come a long way since their invention in the 1960s. Lightweight and easily accessible, they are now uber stylish with a wide selection from high street to designer, from simple colour block to bright metallics. This summer the high tech anorak is the thing to be seen in. Top tips include to wear slightly oversized, and in bold and bright colours for a bit of geek chic!
3 Fragrances that smell like rain…
The Library of Fragrance: Rain
They say… the most pure and delicate of The Library of Fragrance scents, Rain fragrance captures that moment when, stepping outside after a tropical downpour, it hits you… The sweet, fresh, powerfully evocative smell of fresh rainfall.
Don’t expect rain to smell this way if you live in the city, mind – that’s a whole different smell. Take it from us, you’ll like this one better.
Available now at Boots, 30ml Cologne Spray, £15Arran Cosmetics: After the Rain
They say…Promote the feeling of fresh and sensual luxury with After the Rain fragrance, which encapsulates a blend of citrus top notes including lemon, lime and mandarin with rose, musk and precious woods to form the heart and base notes of the fragrance.
Read more , Arran Cosmetics 30ml Eau de Toilette, £12.50Marc Jacobs: Rain
They say… Marc Jacobs Splash Rain captures the scent of a cool, refreshing summer shower. This watery floral fragrance is lush and pure with notes of wet cut grass, tropical rain accord and musk.
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