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Monday, August 24, 2009

Day at the Beach

My childhood and teen years were spent in Manhattan Beach, California. Quite different from my son's Midwest roots. So when my dear friend Megan sent me a Botanicus candle and room spray today called Day at the Beach, Eric lit the candle (what is it with boys and fire?) and said, "Ewww, it smells like suntan lotion and sand."

Ewww, it smells like suntan lotion and sand? Are you kidding me?

To me there is nothing like the smell of Coppertone suntan lotion (ok, I confess, sometimes gasp! even cancer-causing dark-tanning oil) for sweet reminiscence of hours spent at the beach, with the waves pounding and sun crashing down on burnt, crinkly skin. Ahhh, I can feel the breeze as yet another waft of suntan lotion and sweat from my volleyball playing friends ripples up my nose and in to my brain. And that's where it has stayed, in my brain all these years, from so long ago, bringing a deja vu feeling every time I smell that smell. Mmmm, I love it!

My son on the other hand, he will probably grow up reminiscing about OFF! bug spray, poor thing.

You can find the candle and spray and even a diffuser at (and no I didn't get paid for that endorsement, but I sure do love that store in Manhattan Beach). Go to the site, click on Homestyle and then click on Candles/Home Fragrance and go to botanicus.

You can find OFF! bug spray at your nearest Walgreens.


Lynette said...

I grew up in the Midwest and I love the smell of Coopertone lotion and Hawaiian Tropic oil! But I also spent a lot of time on water at the Lake and time in Maine on that beach! I can also relate to the bug spray smell too!

Megan said...

You just made me laugh so dang hard. He just doesnt get it and i am so glad you like it. Let me know if you'll need another. it is a very addicting smell. And your mom put it on like body spray!! LOL! Megan

Unknown said...

That sounds like my mom :) Hmmm...I may just try that.

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