Back in my younger days, which was like last century (well, almost), all the brats in Stockholm were wearing Canada Goose jackets as a status symbol, no matter if you liked the design or not. Let’s face it, they make great jackets for REALLY cold weather, but despite Stockholm being up in northern Europe doesn’t mean it’s arctic so it was mainly a showoff to tell people “look, I can afford a jacket this expensive” more than for practical reasons. And yes, I plead guilty to being one of those brats who owned a huge Canada Goose jacket and wore it until late April.
They still do make those jackets and if I’m to go up north to see the Northern Lights one day I most certainly will invest in one of their arctic expedition jackets, but as for now I got the chance to try their incredibly light weight weatherproof jackets which on top of that keep you warm when it gets a bit chilly in the summer nights. We’re talking about a brand that I’ve honestly tried to suppress the memories of for the past decade or so as I’m still ashamed I fell for peer pressure when it comes to buying that expensive jacket back then (dad, if you’re reading this, it only cost around 100€ or so, promise…), but getting to know the brand better opened my eyes for cool, yet quality stuff they have in their collections such as the Canada Goose Sandpoint Jacket I’m wearing.
Having matured a bit since my first purchase I don’t stare myself blind on labels anymore, but more on their functionality. This jacket is ultra light but still stands the test of light rain and hard winds and the branding is subtle, which is to my tasting. It might not be the jacket you want to wear on top of a blazer, but it most certainly is your to go jacket when you’re for example going sailing, hiking or just for a power walk around town.
What you need to go with a jacket suited for an active lifestyle is a great scent to go with it. Boss Bottled Tonic is refreshing and not too intense and is the ideal scent for work and for everyday occasions. It contains notes of grapefruit, bitter orange, lemon and apple that provide zestiness at the top, with the spicy heart of ginger and cinnamon. The signature woody base of the fragrance line features a vetiver accord, described as dry, earthy and elegant. That all sounds fancy, but it all comes down to the fact that it actually smells really good.