Fact: air-travel is pricey. A bottle of perfume, on the other hand, is a fairly small investment. Which is why we took it upon ourselves to corral a slew of locale-themed fragrances that cure the travel bug while pleasing the olfactories. Now that’s what we call getting the most bang for your buck.
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The ombre flacon is a nod to the moody skies and rain-soaked wisteria petals that inspired the juice inside.
Wisteria & Violet
Cruise the Amalfi Coast via this blend of citrus fruits, night-blooming flowers and a hint of mint.
Mandarino Di Amalfi
Teak wood, musk and a dash of patchouli: a spritz of this nature-driven eau de toilette is the closest you’ll come to visiting Japan without stepping foot on a plane.
Comme des Garcons
If the color green had a smell, this would be it.
Un Jardin Sur Le Nil
The Tulum-based Coqui Coqui perfumery takes cues from ancient formulas thought up by horticulture-obsessed Franciscan monks. The results are muy buena.
Each of the six scents in Maison Martin Margiela’s Replica collection is a redolent recreation of a specific time and place. A Florentine Sunday Morning, for example, resembles fresh laundry and sunshine.
Lazy Sunday Morning
Maison Martin Margiela
Experience Paris in the springtime, 365 days a year. We won't say non to that!
If a trip to Sicily isn’t on the agenda, a whiff of Mediterranean almond, ylang-ylang and white musk are the next best thing.
Acqua Di Parma
Blackberry, leather and Oud (a woodsy note dating back to ancient India) make this unapologetically sexy scent far too rich for daytime wear.
To celebrate NYC’s most notorious borough, Bond No. 9 bottled grapefruit, cardamom and leathery notes in an artfully graffitied vial.
Ginger lily, vanilla and delicate florals conjure up images of warm Mediterranean nights.
Created in 1927 by Coco Chanel in collaboration with a gifted Russian perfumer, Cuir de Russie is a love letter to leather-based fragrances popular at the time.
Blended with citrus, lychee and mango, this delicate fragrance smells as delicious as it sounds.
Thanks to the liberal incorporation of wild sugar cane, this surprisingly crisp concoction is essentially Costa Rica in a bottle.
Frangipane evokes the experience of strolling through the palatial gardens it’s based on: Sweet, floral and a little bit mysterious,
Turns out, the perfume equivalent of Los Angeles is the provocative fusion of a vanilla martini, grapefruit and white musk. Sounds about right!