8 Summery Scents That Will Instantly Transport You to the Beach
Life's a beach . . . or, it can be if you layer on a seaside-inspired Summer fragrance. One of my favorite ways to instantly get into a good mood is by spritzing my wrist with an ocean eau de parfum. In fact, I've been known to keep a few on hand (including the iconic Bobbi Brown Beach) during the dire days of Winter. I adore the way sunscreen and salty air smell on skin after a day spent shoreside.
These eight fragrances capture that with gorgeous additions like rose, amber, citrus, coconut, and musk. They'll make you feel sexy and free. So you need to pack one on your Spring break trip. Or just stash it at your desk (like me!) to enjoy a quick, mental vacation. Thank you, power of scent!
Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Eau de Parfum
Fragrance: Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Eau de Parfum ($300)
Notes: Floral, amber, cardamom, pink peppercorn, bergamot, pistachio, Egyptian jasmine, and tuberose.
Smells like: That expensive, luxe trip to Anguilla you're saving up for!
Aerin Mediterranean Honeysuckle Eau de Parfum
Fragrance: Aerin Mediterranean Honeysuckle Eau de Parfum ($110)
Notes: Sweet honeysuckle, grapefruit, Italian bergamot, mandarin oil, lily of the valley, gardenia, and jasmine.
Smells like: A lazy afternoon sipping Rosato (Rosé) wine while sitting outside along the Italian coastline.
Bond No. 9 Shelter Island Fragrance
Fragrance: Bond No. 9 Shelter Island Fragrance ($220)
Notes: Citrus, black pepper, white lilies, algae extract, sandalwood, amber, myrrh, and musk.
Smells like: Wearing Birkenstocks, sundresses, and natural curls around a hidden-gem fisherman's town.
Maison Martin Margiela Replica Beach Walk Fragrance
Fragrance: Maison Martin Margiela Replica Beach Walk Fragrance ($125)
Notes: Bergamot, pink pepper, lemon, ylang ylang, coconut milk, musk, and cedarwood.
Smells like: Snogging in the sand after a beach bonfire.
Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche Skinscent
Fragrance: Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche Skinscent ($65)
Notes: Bergamot, warm amber, tiare flower, vanilla, and coconut.
Smells like: Going on vacation with Beyoncé.