Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Summer Time/Tempo de Verão


Fritando - Deep Fry
Morar em São Paulo significa andar o verão todo com um guarda chuva e um biquini no porta malas do carro. Dias de sol intenso sempre são intercalados com chuvas repentinas, e é muito comum ver a maratona quase que diária daqueles que não possuem guarda chuva, ou foram pegos de surpresa sem ele. Tanto o sol e chuva são elementos de renovação. O sol traz energia e alegria e a chuva purifica.
Pensando no que escrever para a matéria de verão, não pude parar de pensar nesses dois elementos. Seria até profano determinar que o nosso verão está somente ligado ao calor afinal, verões escaldantes não fazem parte da realidade paulistana.

Living in Sao Paulo means walking all summer with an umbrella and a bikini in the trunk of the car. Days of intense sun always intercalated with sudden rains... and it is very common to see the almost daily marathon of those who like umbrellas, or were caught by surprise without one. Both sun and rain are elements of renewal. The sun brings energy and joy and the rain purifies.
Thinking of what to write for summer fragrances, I could not stop thinking about those two elements. It would be profane to determine that our summer is only connected to the heat, after all, red hot burning summers are not part of the reality of San Paulo City citizens.

Existem notas em perfumaria e óleos essenciais na aromaterapia que trazem frescor e alegria num dia quente de verão. Outras, lembram a pureza, a refrescância e a leveza da água. Geralmente o frescor é encontrado em notas de cabeça e algumas notas médias.
As hesperídes/frutais da perfumaria, compostas por elementos cítricos, tais como a lima, bergamota e a mandarina. Lima, Limão Tahiti, Limão Kafir, Limão Siciliano, e Petit grain são frescas e secas. A laranja doce apesar de menos refrescante invade a alma com a alegria que traz.
Laranja doce é o óleo essencial da regeneração. Harmonizante e calmante das depressões e angústias, assim como o nosso querido sol.
O limão deste os primórdios da história foi relacionado com a limpeza e o frescor. Assim como ele, a Lavanda. A Lavanda possui um frescor levemente floral e aromático muito delicado. O Alecrim, também aromático, proporciona refrescância devido aos seus componentes de cânfora e monoterpenos.
O óleo essencial de Camomila Romana, apesar de ser levemente floral, possui propriedades vasoconstritoras acalmando a pele. Tanto a Lavanda quanto a Camomila Romana são indicadas o tratamento de queimaduras solares.
A Verbena, eternamente fresca e brilhante tonifica e estimula. É muito usada em loções após a barba.
Ainda posso citar notas de menta, mas isso seria muito óbvio, afinal todo mundo sabe que menta refresca! Notas herbais trazem sensação de frescor e limpeza, por isso são encontradas em pastas de dentes, chicletes e enxaguantes bucais.
Inexistentes na aromaterapia, as notas oceânica e aquáticas pelo próprio nome traduzem a noção de água, frescor, transparência, naturalidade. São algumas delas, o bambu, argol e calone (nada mais refrescante que uma melancia gelada no calor!). Adoro notas que passam uma sensação de gelado ou aéreo. As notas ozônicas (ozonal) dão aquela sensação de leveza, pureza, oxigenação e refrescância do ar fresco e dos ventos.
There are notes in perfumery and essential oils in aromatherapy that can bring freshness and the sensation of joy of a hot summer day. Others remind us of purity, freshness and lightness of water. Generally, freshness are found in top and middle notes. hesperides or citrusy notes are found in Lime, Bergamot and Mandarines. Orange is the essential oil of regeneration. Brings harmony and soothes depression, just a a sunny summer day. Lemons (Kaffir, Tahiti, Sicilian) and Petit Grain are dryer notes. Lemon since the beginning of our times was related to the cleanliness and freshness. Like Lemons, Lavender brings a sensation of cleaness, and it contains fresh aromatic and slightly floral notes. Rosemarin also aromatic, provides a cooling refreshing sensation due to camphor and mono terpenes. It is very common to find this note in after shave lotions.
The Roman chamomile essential oil is slightly floral, but due to its vessel constrictor properties can bring a cooling effect to the skin. Both the Lavender and Roman chamomile are excellent in the treatment of sunburn.
Verbena notes, eternally refreshing and brilliant, invigorates and stimulates the soul.
I could even quote notes of mint, but this would be very obvious. Everybody knows that mint is refreshing! Herbal notes bring a feeling of freshness and cleanliness, and that is why they are the most common aromas found in toothpaste, chewing gum and mouthwash products.
Not belonging to natural perfumery or aromatherapy, ocean and watery notes, just by the name itself, translate the concept of water, coolness, transparency and natural. Bamboo, Argol and Calone (is there anything more refreshing than a cold watermelon in the heat?) are some of them. I also love notes providing to the fragrances icy or airy sensation. Ozone notes(ozonal) give a sense of lightness, purity, and oxygenation the freshness of air and wind.
Efeito refrescante - Cooling effect
Créditos/Credit: Andy Tauer
Reuni uma lista inusitada para todos que procuram invadir sua vida com o frescor e a alegria. Inusitada pois não me restringi a perfumes. São produtos de beleza, higiene, cosmética, perfumaria e alimentação que deixarão os dias de calor mais refrescantes. Trarão bem estar e alegria assim como o sol em seu potencial mais :
I gathered products in a list that will invade your life with joy and freshness. It is a different kind of list because I am pointing out not only perfumes, but other products, including cosmetics, beauty & hygiene products and foods that will make your hot days a little bit cooler. They will also bring the sensation of well being and happiness:
Lima doce e cedro da Jo Malone/
Sweet Lime & Cedar By Jo Malone
Créditos/Credits: Jo Malone
Pirâmide olfativa - Jo Malone
Fragrance pyramid - Jo Malone
A marca Jo Malone lançou uma linha refrescante inspirada na cozinha da Tailandia.
Colonia sensual e unissex, é perfeita para o verão paulistano.
Combina notas cítricas, com florais delicados, especiarias e madeiras.
Notas de limão kaffir, pomela, pimenta rosa, maracujá, laranja, sálvia esclaréia, lavanda, óleo de côco, jasmim, gardênia, ylang ylang, cedro, fava tonka, âmbar, tamarindo, cardamomo e outras.
Inspired by Thai food, Jo Malone launched a sensual unisex fragrance for summer with sweet lime and cedar notes perfect for our summer days. Check all the notes of the perfume in the picture above.
1. Shampoo purificante éh! de clorofila e raiz forte/Brazilian Brand éh! has a purifying and stimulant shampoo made of chorophile and wasabi – Este shampoo é extremamente refrescante. As notas de clorofila e raiz forte deixam uma fragrância deliciosa no cabelo. Possui propriedades mentoladas, porém não possuem notas de menta. Também da mesma linha, o exfoliante capilar, para limpeza profunda do couro cabeludo e brilho intenso dos fios. A cabeça fica geladinha por mais de uma hora. (cuidado com os olhos pois o produto é extremamente irritante quando cai na retina, mas irrita o couro cabeludo)./Extremely refreshing it brings a wonderful fragrance to the hair. Although it does not contain mint, it brings a cooling menthol/camphor sensation to the scalp. Also from the same line the brand offers a scalp exfoliating cream, provinding deep cleaning of the hair and shinning effect.
2. Listerine Natural Citrus – Combina os aromas de laranja, tangerina, grapefruit e limão. Deixa uma sensação muito refrescante na boca./Combines aroma of oranges, tangerines, grapefruits and lemons, leaving a fresh clean sensation in the mouth.
3. Baume Dynamisant Foucaud Paris – Roll on com óleos essenciais de limão, laranja, lavanda, tomilho e alecrim. Também contem extratos de mentol e cânfora. Para ser aplicado nos pulsos com efeito revigorante e estimulante. Excelente para combater a moleza provocada pelo dias quentes. Pode ser levado na bolsa, devido a sua embalagem prática. Da mesma marca Friction Foucaud, uma loção que tonifica, promove sensação de bem estar e refresca./ Foucaud Sportman's Oil is developed by Merle Laboratory working in partnership with sports training specialists. It delivers all the benefits of camphor and toning essential oils of orange, lemon, thyme, lavender and rosemary. Foucaud Sportsman's OIl brings suppleness and vitality to your muscles so that your body feels in great shape before and after physical activities. You can instantly experience its benefits and feel that you can push yourself that little bit barder and recover better after exertion. I think it is a great product against the lazyness that hot weather can bring. Also if you are feeling tired it "Wakes you" up. From the same brand, Friction Foucaud lotion, brings a refreshing, well being sensation.
4. Patyka Hesperidé – Fundada por Phillippe Gounel, a marca produz perfumes orgânicos. Com notas de lavanda, lima e outros cítricos, este perfume é a cara do verão – leve e refrescante. Existe uma versão em frasco de vidro e outra para viagem, excelente para fins de semana na praia ou para retocar na hora do almoço, para aqueles que já estão de volta ao trabalho!/ Founded by Phillipe Gounel, the brand offers only organic fragrances and products. Perfect for our summer days it also offers travelling sets.The opening touch of lime makes this fragrance sparkling, cheerfull and magnificient. Lavender comes into sharply contrast and complement this light citrus note.The traveling package is a must for weekend trips or to refresh during the day.
5. Linha de Limão e linha de Lima da Ducha Cosméticos/Ducha Cosmetics Lime and Lemon lines – A loção hidratante de lima possui óleo essencial de lima e extrato de gengibre. É excelente hidratante e refrescante para depois de um banho de sol. A loção pós barba de limão, além de vir em embalagem menor para viagem, tem fragrância diferenciada, extratos de vitamina B5 e algas marinhas para restauração da pele./ The lime skin lotion has lime essential oils and ginger extracts. Excelent lotion after a sun bath. The Lemon Aftershave Lotion not only comes in a travelling size but also contains an exclusive fragrance with vitamin B5 and algae to restore skin after shaving.
6. Sabonete Fresh Hesperides/ Fresh Soaps Hesperides Sabonete com notas cítricas, óleo vegetal e manteiga de karitê./ It has a pure vegetable oil base enhanced with nourishing shea butter. Because the bar is milled twice, there are no air pockets which makes the soap dense, luxurious, and long-lasting.
7. L’Eau d’Été – Água fresca da Parfums de Nicolai, com notas cítricas e florais. Da mesma marca Eau Turquoise com notas frescas, florais e especiadas./Fizzy & citrusy notes of Mexico lime oil combined with Florida grapefruit oil and sweet orange oil, floral notes of jasmine enhanced with a hint of cinnamon and base notes of benzoin and sweet musk. Also from the same brand, Eau fraîche for the summer, sweet and sensuous, light, young and feminine. A need for escape, for freedom. A zest of freshness in the heart of the summer. Notes of mango, apricot, lime,Turkish Rose oil, spiced with pepper, cardamom, patchouly from Indonesia and cedar form Texas.
8. Velas de Verbena da/Verbena beewax candles The soap & Paper Factory – Com notas amadeiradas e cítricas/Verbena represents blessings and love. It is woody, floral and has citrus notes bringing balance, relieving anxiety and stimulating the senses.This fragrance uplifts the heart.
9. Loção após o sol de cupuaçu da L’Occitane/Cupuaçu after sun bath lotion L'Occitane – Refrescante e de rápida absorção, promove hidratação profunda da pele ressecada pelos raios solares./Made in Brazil, this after sun lotion is formulated with organic vegetable Cupuaçu butter. Cupuaçu is the ideal ingredient to intensily hydrate and regenerate skin after sun exposure. Fresh and melting effects.
10. Revive Morning bath & shower oil da Aromatherapy Associates – Com óleos de grapefruit, alecrim, junípero, pinho e óleo de côco. Revigorante, é uma forma de começar o dia bem disposto(a). Ajuda também a reanimar depois de horas em baixo de um calor mais intenso. Bom para depois da praia e uso matutino antes de sair para trabalhar./ Natural oils - pure nature with nothing added. Wake yourself up for the day ahead with this fresh and invigorating blend of pure essential oils. Cleanse and rejuvenate your bodyKey. Ingredients: Pink Grapefruit, Rosemary, Juniper Berry, Pine, Coconut Oil. Amazing after a hot day at the beach or to shower before going to work on a hot summer day.
11. Limonada Cremosa/creamy lemonade – bata suco de limão, com algumas raspas da casca, água gelada e leite em pó. Fica simplesmente maravilhosa!/Blend lemon juice, lemon peel and powdered milk with icy water in a blender. It makes the most icy velvety lemonade you ever tried!
12. Acrescente pepino e folhas de hortelã na jarra de água gelada. A água adquire um leve toque de refrescância e sabor./Add cucumber slices and mint leafs to your icy water, the water becomes slightly scented and it gives a more cooling effect.
13. Além de sucos e saladas geladinhas, comida japonesa é sempre uma boa pedida – sushis e sashimis são leves e frios./Besides salads and juices, try japanese food, such as sushis and sashimis. They are cool, they are light and fun!
A minha foto preferida do meu verão: Girassóis - CEAGESP
My best shot from summer: sunflowers of CEAGESP flower market

Girassóis - Sunflowers
Créditos/Credits: +Q Perfume
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10 comments:

ador said...

nice blog

+Q Perfume said...

Thanks and wellcome.
I will check yours!
;-)

Erik said...

Summer Time? What`s that? Summer Time sound`s so good. Here in berlin is ICE AGE.

Nice new look for your blog. Realy nice!

& viele Kuesssssse aus berlin,
Erik

+Q Perfume said...

Dear Erik. I am asking myself the same question dear...where did our summer go??? We were supposed to be enjoying icy drinks...instead it has been raining all the time, low temps with slightly high...
global warming my friend is here for good unless we do something!

Gaëlle said...

Oi sumida! Passei para deixar um grande abraço e dizer que adorei a matéria!

Mil beijos!

Divina said...

*sigh* I'm with Eric. I looked out the window just now, and the water in a bucket I'd left out has frozen over. Dressed very well to bike to the gym... I'll be wearing leather gloves but I know I won't be filling my fingers by the time I'm there! And summer is so, so far away.

Divina said...

*feeling even, not filling. And just to add a positive note since my previous comment was so sad, it is at least nice to be able to enjoy our winter perfumes, right? :)

+ Q Perfume said...

Gaëlle chérie - ti adoro!!!!! eu estou correndo um pouco! vamos marcar um encontro para conversar!
bisousssssssss

+ Q Perfume said...

Ahah! Winter fragrances Div! My favorites!
I am a winter kind of person!
Gym - I wish...
Loved to see you back and full of energy.
You are such an inspiration!
You know I think you are above all people I know, the best writer!!!!

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