Aesop's Rind Concentrate Body Balm sounds perfect for summer: "This swiftly absorbed citrus-based formulation relieves dry skin and refreshes the senses, while invigorating botanicals soften, cool and revive skin. It's perfect for year-round use. Aesop product formulations use botanical and scientifically validated man-made ingredients of the highest quality." With pink grapefruit, orange and lemon; $35 for 120 ml or $97 for 500 ml, at Nordstrom.
Aesop's brass oil burner: "An object of substance and beauty—a unique, refined alternative to traditional burners. Designed for Aesop by Studio Henry Wilson and crafted from solid brass. [...] Dispense five to ten drops of your favoured Oil Burner Blend into the oil well. Use a standard tea light candle." $170. If you don't already have the perfect oil you might consider their Anouk blend with lemon, bergamot and ylang ylang, $39 for 25 ml.
I might need this before the weekend is through: "Aesop's hydrating body gel is perfect for reviving dry, sun-exposed skin. This uplifting citrus-infused formula is enriched with a soothing blend of Aloe Vera and Panthenol, plus Petitgrain, Grapefruit and Lemon to leave you feeling cool and refreshed. We think it's ideal for warm weather vacations." Petitgrain Reviving Body Gel is $41 for 150 ml at Net-A-Porter.
The backstory of Aesop’s latest fragrance, Hwyl, is a hodgepodge (to which I’ll contribute). Hwyl is a Welsh word (pronounced, rapidly: WHO-will); according to the Oxford English dictionary, it means “a stirring feeling of emotional motivation and energy.” Yet, Hwyl’s perfumer, Barnabé Fillion, when asked by Philippa Morgan in Vogue Arabia, “How would you describe Hwyl in one sentence?” responded “The silence and verdancy of an ancient Japanese forest, and the wind in the canopy.” Hwyl reminds ME of India — the scent of altars and old-style Ayurvedic apothecaries. To each his own…