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4 Destination-Inspired Scents


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.


No need to ditch your favorite scent while traveling for fear of spillage and breakage. FLO Fragrance Atomizers make any fragrance portable. 

What’s On the Birchbox Staffer’s Desk: Ops Associate, Kimiko

If you call our customer service team, there’s a good chance the friendly voice on the line belongs to Ops superstar Kimiko. This California native and proud techie showed us the desk essentials that help her power through phone calls and emails with amazing grace.

1. Cards, gifts, and mementos from friends: My favorite things on my desk are pictures, cards, and knickknacks from my best friends and favorite shows and events.

2. Rdio: I prefer rdio to Spotify (I’ll have this debate with anyone, anyday). I can’t be without my music collection at my fingertips at all time, and of course all my favorites are synced up to my iPhone on my rdio app!

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What’s Your Fragrance Personality?

One of our favorite parts of wearing fragrance is that different scents let us take on new personalities. Whether we’re in the mood to be a little flirty, a little sassy, or maybe a little seductive, perfumes help us embrace any trait we’d like to bring out. To show off the whole spectrum of personas that we like to inhabit, we’ve rounded up four fragrances from our favorite niche brand of the moment, Juliette Has a Gun (many of you got one of their scents in your July Birchbox!). 

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Team Intros: Meet Jamie!

At her last job at Alexander Wang, Jamie quickly found that a sleek, all-black ensemble was the unofficial uniform of her oh-so-chic co-workers. So we’re glad that she’s ready now to welcome a little Birchbox pink into her life! We’re also thrilled because on her first day here, we discovered that her brother works at one of our fave startups, Venmo, right down the street. Hmmm, can someone say mixer!?!

Name/Title: Jamie Garfinkel, PR and Events Coordinator

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Win A Full-Size Version Of Every Product In This Video!

As you probably know, June Birchboxes are on their way to your mailboxes right now, and in some cases they’ve already arrived! Even if you haven’t received your box just yet, everyone has the chance to win all the products included in our sneak peek video above. All you have to do is:

1. Watch the video to learn about a few of the samples from this month

2. Click through to the video on YouTube and tell us your travel beauty tip

3. Subscribe to our channel

We’ll choose one commenter to win a full-size of every product featured, and will contact the winner via YouTube message on June 14th. Can’t wait to hear from you!

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