Let this be your motto if you’re still grounded this summer: If you can't fly there, you can spritz it here.
Travel has always served as a creative reset and inspiration for many, and it’s no different when it comes to the world of fragrances. Smell is one of the strongest senses we relate to a place and beauty brands have mastered the art of recreating the essence of a location in a bottle.
Case in point: Les Eaux de Chanel, which takes inspiration from destinations that Gabrielle Chanel loved, from Venice To Biarritz. This month, they’ve released the fresh and woody Paris—Édimbourg, a sophisticated scent that replicates “the fragrance of a tweed jacket borrowed from men’s wardrobe”. Perhaps this is a good one to spray when you're pining for mild summers in Scotland.
Tom Ford Beauty is another brand that is bottling up a very special destination—the glamourous Italian Riviera in this case—in its new Mediterranean Citrus collection. While lucky travellers would be able to enjoy sailing on the glistening Tyrrhenian Sea and the taste of a ripe, juicy Amalfi lemon, you can imagine yourself there with Tom Ford’s five private blend fragrances embodying the aura of the stunning coastal towns of Portofino, Amalfi, and Positano.