The Scent of Memories

Positano, Italy
April 19, 2017

I love a scent that can make a memory come to life. However, few make a moment that is so far, seem so close. There aren’t many of those moments in life for me. The strongest would have to be the smell of rain on hot pavement. The moment it hits my nose, my eyes close and I inhale a long, slow deep breath. And as the air floods my lungs, so do the memories of those summers spent in Tuscany with my family all those years ago. The best thing about memories is making them. Sometimes you don’t know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory. And as I sit here writing this, these pictures too have become some of the most beautiful memories. Ones that will always be remembered by the sweet smell of Tom Ford’s Sole di Positano.

We arrived to a pink sunset; it had just rained on a hot day. Imagine the irony. I was back in Italy, a place I hold so close to my heart. There to make new memories – which turned out to be some of the best yet.

Truly my favorite place on earth (yes, even over Paris). Why, you ask? Well, if you’ve been, you know. You know the smell of lemon and mandarin in the air. The taste of the mediterranean sea. The feel of the sun beating down on your skin and the soft, warm breeze. Each one, embodied perfectly in Tom Ford’s Sole di Positano – encompassing every element of the astounding scenery that is the Italian Riviera.

Photos by Fred Cipoletti 

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Hi Jenny! I’m going to Positano next week and remember you took a cooking class while you were there 🙂
Can you share where that was?
Thank you!!

I love love love how you described how a certain smell creates a memory- smells are with you forever! I even have moments when I smell something randomly for a split second throughout the day and come to realize it was from my childhood… But Italy over Paris? You’re whole blog is Parisian themed! Not sure if I believe that one 😉 You look lovely Jenny!

talk about an amazing place to take photos!

Really love your boater hat and all the gorgeous photos! Please let me know who makes it. The link in the Shop section goes to a different hat.


The Boater Hat is by Eugenia Kim!! That exact hat is a little older, but I’ve linked to a similar one! Happy Shopping!


Stephanie Terrone

So beautiful! I went to Florence last year but did not go to Positano. I’m thinking it’s a must for my next Italian adventure!

These pictures are lovely, your hat and sunglasses are so cute 🙂

xx, Hannah

this look is stunning and the view is breath taking. love it!

You look perfect for a weekend in Italy, so chic !

Wow these photos are really awesome. The Italian Riviera is a great location.
Greets, Bianca

It’s unbelievable!


so stunning! I can’t wait to visit Positano someday soon!

You must use my travel guide when you visit! Can’t wait to hear about all your adventures!


Thanks so much Mel!


Oh this makes my heart skip a beat! What I would do to be out on that boat right now! It is overcast and rainy here in NYC today & I am dreaming of cool salty breezes, warm sun dancing on my skin & sips of chilled limoncello by the pool.


Sometimes dreams do come true 😉


Thanks so much sweet girl


Thanks so much Carey!


Cristina - Memories of the Pacific

Wow, Jenny! Your photos from Italy are spectacular and so is your outfit 🙂

Thank you lovely!


La Bijoux Bella | by mia

There is absolutely everything and more to love about this post … beautiful scent along with gorgeous looks and breathtaking sceneries … it just gets better everytime! Love love ! 🙂

❤LA BIJOUX BELLA❤ | BY MIA | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

It’s truly my favorite place in the world.


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