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The scent of Vacation: All the things you love about summer are inside this little bottle.

I wasn’t looking for new perfume.

In fact, The Husband had just bought me a bottle of Tom Ford for my birthday when I came across an ad for Vacation.

The company claims “Vacation immerses the wearer in the inimitable sunscreen experience wherever they may be.”

I thought that sounded pretty good so I read a few of the reviews.

“Smells like sun-kissed skin lathered in coconut sunblock. Fabulous.”

“Vacation is very unique. Love the salty beachy cocktail vibe from the coconut. It has a distinctively retro style that makes it smell so good on skin.”

“Smells like a sunny beach vacation in a bottle! Highly pleased & I get so many compliments!”

“This perfume literally smells like what I imagine that Phoebe Cates scene in Fast Times at Ridgemont High smells like. So nostalgic. Will get people to stop talking mid-sentence to sniff you.”

That was enough to convince me to buy a bottle.

And while no one has tried to sniff me (yet), my friend Jen quickly ordered her own bottle after taking a whiff of mine.

You guys, this stuff lives up to the company’s claims; it’s like all of your favorite scents of summer crammed inside a little bottle.

It smells like coconut, bananas and sunshine, and I swear that I can even detect a note of pool toys.

A few sprays and I’m transported back to my days in sunny California when I still looked great in a bikini and “Maneater” by Hall and Oates was playing on my boom box.

You can order a one-ounce bottle of Vacation for $60 (but if you sign up for the newsletter, you get a discount).

I love good perfume, and while Vacation is certainly not Channel or Tom Ford, it does have a wonderfully unique scent (that doesn’t smell inexpensive) reminiscent of all the best parts of summer.

The next time you see me, feel free to take a sniff.

I won’t be offended.

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Apr 18

Just like how a single scent can transport you to the blissful memories of a summer vacation, our retreat aims to create an experience where every moment is filled with relaxation, luxury, and joy. From the plush beds to the sunrise at the beach, and the twilight conversations on the balcony, our vacation rental is designed to evoke all the sensations of a real vacation. So kick back, breathe in the essence of vacation, and let Bliss By The Sea be your ultimate getaway destination.

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