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Fragrances Inspired by Your Favorite Travel Destinations
A great perfume or cologne doesn’t just smell good, it can transport you to another time and place. You might recall memories from your trip to the Amalfi Coast or the countless fruity cocktails in the Caribbean during your last epic girls’ trip. Even if you haven’t ventured to some destinations, a perfect scent can inspire you to go there.
From the oud, patchouli, and amber of Asia and Africa to the tropical scents of beachside destinations, here are some fragrances inspired by specific locations. Not only do these scents smell divine, but some of them are also the perfect size for travel. With beautiful packaging, these scents evoke travel energy whether they’ll be on your bedside table or hotel dresser. A great fragrance can cost a pretty penny, but some of these scents are less than $30.
Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
Neroli Portofino is Tom Ford’s homage to the Italian Riviera. Once you get a whiff of this, you’ll understand why. You’ll probably pick up the citrus notes, then get a whiff of florals, and even get a hint of amber. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind fragrance that’s worth the price tag.
Even the design of the bottle is hyper-intentional. With the turquoise and gold bottle resembling a chess piece, this is a chic addition to any dresser or table.
Maison Margiela REPLICA Beach Walk
With a name like Beach Walk, this scent is fitting for the person who never passes up a last-minute Caribbean flight deal. This unisex, fresh scent has notes of coconut milk and bergamot and was inspired by the salty air. Even the box the fragrance comes in has a beach theme, with a photo of waves hitting the sandy beach.
Asad by Lattafa Spray for Men
Some perfumes and colognes have such beautifully designed bottles that stop you in your tracks. The black and gold accented bottle of Asad by Lattafa looks great and has a unique mix of notes. They range from tobacco to black pepper to patchouli and coffee. This brand is affordable and is great for the person who loves everything from smoking cigars in Little Havana to trekking through the Amazon.
Sol de Janeiro Rio Radiance Perfume Mist
Sol de Janeiro’s line of products can take you away to sunny beaches and instantly perk up any day. Some of their creams can be a bit too heavy for sweltering days, but this mist is light enough to leave people asking, “What are you wearing?”
This scent lives in the floral family but is slightly warmer and accented with notes of creamy vanilla and tuberose. Buy this in the larger bottle or opt for the travel-friendly 3.4-ounce bottle.
Miss Dior Eau de Parfum
The classic and effortless fragrance of Miss Dior is a favorite among those who love all things floral. It’s light and airy but still has such a memorable scent due to the peony, rose, and lily of the valley. This is absolutely the fragrance you wear on a daily basis as your signature scent or one you whip out for a day of shopping in Paris. Also, that sweet pink bottle wrapped perfectly in a bow is a girly girl’s dream.
Kayali Vanilla 28
Some vanilla scents can get a bad rap for being overly sweet, not that there’s anything wrong with liking that scent profile. However, this Kayali fragrance may be called Vanilla 28 but it’s the perfect mix of sweet with a little bit of warmth and spiciness. The 28 is a reference to the number of formulations this went through before finding that perfect combo. The entire Kayali brand is inspired by the Middle East and this specific perfume has notes of tonka and amber woods.
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