Swoonable travel destinations have inspired countless movies (Midnight in Paris, nous adorons), classic books (In Patagonia was one of our first loves), and an endless number of postcards. Hot spots also serve as the inspiration behind some of our favorite fragrances. Whether you’re heading to a hip locale or simply indulging some wanderlust fantasies, spritz on one of these winning fragrances to channel your inner vagabond.
Destination: Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy
On a hike in the mountains of Italy, Atelier Cologne founders Sylvie Ganter and Christopher Cervasel stumbled upon a rare flower known to locals as the Brunello and were immediately entranced by its amber bouquet. After returning home, they were inspired to create a scent that paid homage to their fragrant memory, and Ambre Nue was born. A spritz of this highly concentrated scent will transport you (at least mentally) to a chic Italian ski resort. Buon viaggio!
Destination: East Hampton, New York
You don’t need a chi-chi summer rental to fit in with the locals—simply tear open Nomaterra’s seaside-inspired Eau de Parfum Fragrance Wipes. Perfect for world travelers and weekend warriors alike, the handy wipes stand up to the jostling of plains, trains, and automobiles. Inspired by founder Agnieszka Burnett’s childhood summer travels, East Hampton pairs bright citrus notes with enigmatic Egyptian jasmine and Indonesian patchouli.
Destination: Papeete, Tahiti
Inspired by the South Pacific, niche perfumery Comptoir Sud Pacifique is dedicated to creating sweet scents inspired by exotic beach getaways. One of our faves: Vanille Coco, which pays homage to Tahiti’s lush climes and black sand beaches. The mix seamlessly blends sparkling heliotrope with layers of coconut milk and relaxing Tahitian vanilla—and will have visions of thatched roofs and clear blue water dancing in your head in no time at all.
Destination: Los Angeles, California
Juliette Has A Gun’s offbeat Not a Perfume may not be specifically inspired by the City of Angels, but it channels L.A.’s rock-and-roll sensibilities perfectly. This unique blend relies on the single note of cetalox, a synthetic substitute for grey amber. The result is clean and pure, as well as being allergen-free. Makes us want to head for the (Hollywood) Hills.
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