Around The World In 16 Scents

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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

$120

Jo Malone

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

$215

Tom Ford

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

$95

Comme des Garcons

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

$188

Hermès

Un Jardin Sur Le Nil by Hermes

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

Tabaco

$95

Coqui Coqui

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

$125

Maison Martin Margiela

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

$68

Tocca

Violette by Tocca

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

Blu Mediterraneo

$98

Acqua Di Parma

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

$220

Byredo

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

$190

Bond No. 9

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

$180

Frederic Malle

Lys Mediterranee by Frederic Malle

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

Cuir De Russie

$160

Chanel

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

$48

Fresh

Sugar Lychee by Fresh

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

Sugarwood

$75

Costamor

Sugarwood by Costamor

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

Frangipane

$175

Chantecaille

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

$85

Apothia

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!