This light and sweet Frédéric Malle Editions de Parfums Lys Mediterranée ($120) is one of those great scents that perfectly captures the warmth and excitement of a Summer evening. In fact, the high-end fragrance, created by famed perfumer Edouard Fléchier, is designed to evoke evenings by the Mediterranean seaside.
Fléchier is probably best known as the man behind 1985's top-selling fragrance, Poison by Christian Dior. Just looking at that familiar purple bottle makes me melt, and I was only 8 years old when it came out. Thankfully, Lys Mediterranée is far more subdued than Poison. It's made from ginger lily, lily of the valley, angelica root, orange flower, water lily, and musk, which gives it a crisp, breezy feel.