Around The World In 16 Scents

Fact: air-travel is pricey. A bottle of perfume, on the other hand, is a fairly small investment. Which is why we took it upon ourselves to corral a slew of locale-themed fragrances that cure the travel bug while pleasing the olfactories. Now that’s what we call getting the most bang for your buck.

Smell Ya Later!

Wisteria & Violet by Jo Malone

The ombre flacon is a nod to the moody skies and rain-soaked wisteria petals that inspired the juice inside.

Mandarino Di Amalfi by Tom Ford

Cruise the Amalfi Coast via this blend of citrus fruits, night-blooming flowers and a hint of mint.

Incense Kyoto by Comme Des Garcons

Teak wood, musk and a dash of patchouli: a spritz of this nature-driven eau de toilette is the closest you’ll come to visiting Japan without stepping foot on a plane.

Un Jardin Sur Le Nil by Hermes

If the color green had a smell, this would be it.

Tabaco by Coqui Coqui

The Tulum-based Coqui Coqui perfumery takes cues from ancient formulas thought up by horticulture-obsessed Franciscan monks. The results are muy buena.

Lazy Sunday Morning by Maison Martin Margiela

Each of the six scents in Maison Martin Margiela’s Replica collection is a redolent recreation of a specific time and place. A Florentine Sunday Morning, for example, resembles fresh laundry and sunshine.

Violette by Tocca

Experience Paris in the springtime, 365 days a year. We won't say non to that!

Blu Mediterraneo by Acqua di Parma

If a trip to Sicily isn’t on the agenda, a whiff of Mediterranean almond, ylang-ylang and white musk are the next best thing.

Accord Oud by Byredo

Blackberry, leather and Oud (a woodsy note dating back to ancient India) make this unapologetically sexy scent far too rich for daytime wear.

Brooklyn by Bond No.9

To celebrate NYC’s most notorious borough, Bond No. 9 bottled grapefruit, cardamom and leathery notes in an artfully graffitied vial.

Lys Mediterranee by Frederic Malle

Ginger lily, vanilla and delicate florals conjure up images of warm Mediterranean nights.

Cuir De Russie by Chanel

Created in 1927 by Coco Chanel in collaboration with a gifted Russian perfumer, Cuir de Russie is a love letter to leather-based fragrances popular at the time.

Sugar Lychee by Fresh

Blended with citrus, lychee and mango, this delicate fragrance smells as delicious as it sounds.

Sugarwood by Costamor

Thanks to the liberal incorporation of wild sugar cane, this surprisingly crisp concoction is essentially Costa Rica in a bottle.

Frangipane by Chantecaille

Frangipane evokes the experience of strolling through the palatial gardens it’s based on: Sweet, floral and a little bit mysterious,

Velvet Rope by Apothia

Turns out, the perfume equivalent of Los Angeles is the provocative fusion of a vanilla martini, grapefruit and white musk. Sounds about right!