Look, we're all in need of a vacation right about now. Summer is here! The weather is fine! It's been a rough (and we mean rough) spring! No matter how bad our cabin fever, the reality is, most of us will continue to stay cooped up in the face of COVID-19 in order to help flatten the curve. But that doesn't mean we can't bring our favorite summer experiences indoors. Thanks to the newest scents, we can conjure Joshua Tree on an arid night, a calming walk through a botanical garden; even spicy margaritas at happy hour. Ahead, see the best ways to take a sensorial summer break — all without leaving your home.
This boutique European fragrance house is making some of the most compelling fragrances to cross our desks. But thanks to free worldwide shipping, we don't have to trek to its atelier in Amsterdam to get our hands on its creations. A spritz of this refreshing scent delivers a hit of fresh-cut flower stems before settling into a more spicy balsamic experience, which serves as a perfect scented stand-in for trekking forest trails dampened by morning dew.
Forget beachy seawater. If Atlantic City saltwater taffy had a baby with the classic violet candies so popular in the 40s and 50s, it would smell just like Salt — a little powdery, a little floral and incredibly clean.
Remember toasting smores on late summer nights when the air had just turned chilly enough to snuggle under a blanket with your high-school crush? This cozy unisex scent brings back that sense of comfort — thanks to tonka bean, vanilla and a creamy musk — and manages to do so without being too clingy or overbearing (unlike that crush, ahem).