Whether your last vacation was off the coast of Maine or amongst the craggy outcrops of the Rocky Mountains, chances are there are scents—that of salty ocean air or crisp pine trees, respectively—that instantly evoke your travels. So, if a mental break is what you need, but a plane ticket back to paradise isn't in the cards, why not look to fragrance? Here, six scents with transportive powers.
1. Margiela Replica Beach Walk
Beach bums will love Margiela's ylang ylang-laced Beach Walk blend. With notes as musky as cedwarwood and bright as pink pepper, this juice nails the juxtaposition between hot sand and cool water.
Maison Martin Margiela | $125
2. Atelier Cologne Rendez Vous
If your idea of a perfect vacay is strolling the streets of a quaint European city in search of adventure, look to this versatile blend. It boasts notes as varied as violet leaf and patchouli, making for a mixture that’s full of surprises.
3. Byredo Gypsy Water
Try this concoction for that fresh-from-a-bonfire feeling: It boasts notes of incense, pine needles, vanilla, and sandalwood.
4. MCMC Maine
This company used time spent in Maine as inspiration for its beach-y blend. Like the state itself, it combines elements of the rocky coast—sage and pine—with the essence of the sea.