You may not be able to travel right now, but we have your first-class ticket to a #spraycation right here. After spritzing these fragrances, close your eyes, inhale deeply, and be transported to these dreamy destinations.
Head there with: Les Eaux de Chanel Paris-Riviera EDT, from $127
It’s all about basking in the warmth of the sun and dipping into the azure waters of the Mediterranean with this sparkling scent of neroli, jasmine, benzoin balm and sandalwood.
Head there with: Hermes Un Jardin Sur La Lagune EDT, from $142
This nature-inspired scent is said to be the perfect representation of the island’s Garden of Eden, a private villa and its adjoining garden, built by an Englishman called Frederick Eden (hence, the name). Here’s where you can enter Eden’s secret oasis, through notes of jasmine, magnolia, Madonna lily and orange blossom.
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Head there with: Giorgio Armani Armani Prive Jasmin Kusamono EDT, $235
Kusamono means “grass thing” in Japanese, and refers to the potted plants that accompany bonsai. Taking its inspiration from these zen-like Japanese floral compositions, along with Giorgio Armani’s love for simple Asian aesthetics, the fragrance combines nashi pear, pink pepper, sambac jasmine, cedar and sandalwood to give it an airy quality.
Head there with: Chantecaille Kalimantan EDP, $316
This rich, woody and intoxicating scent of sandalwood, patchouli and cedar mixed with earthy bergamot and rosemary will transport you to the island in the clouds.
Head there with: Memo Paris Winter Palace EDP, $355
A scent of contrasts, this combines fresh and spicy notes of bergamot, red tea, amber and vanilla that evoke feelings of fire and ice – a fragrance to take you beyond the imperial walls of the Forbidden City.
Head there with: Burberry Her London Dream EDP, $214
A sparkling scent that brings to mind romantic days spent strolling along the Thames, with ripe touches of lemon and ginger, along with feminine strains of rose and peony.
Head there with: Celine Eau de Californie EDP, from $290
A love letter to the Golden State, the earthy blend of bergamot, white orris butter, palo santo (a tree native to the tropical forests of Mexico) and patchouli conjures memories of long drives during warm summer days along the Pacific Coast Highway.
Head there with: Chloe Atelier Des Fleurs Neroli EDP, from $175
An addictive fragrance inspired by the smooth, refreshing scent of orange blossoms in the sun, tinged with subtle honeyed notes. The perfume stirs up memories of trips to Seville in March, when the flowers are in full bloom.
This article first appeared in the January 2021 issue of Her World.