Every time I step off the plane in Maui, the humid, gardenia-scented air immediately puts me in vacation mode. And when I can’t hop a plane, I spray Tilly, a tropical perfume that immediately transports me back to my favorite beach vacations. Here are 9 more scents that will take you around the world.
With notes of wood, leather saddle bags, and burnt rubber tires, Moto Oud will remind you of that time your motorcycle broke down in the desert.
Big Sur Coastline
Scents of salt air, camphor, and foggy chaparral will transport you to your last road trip down California’s coastal Highway 1.
Donegal Coast, Ireland
Cold, briny and mossy, it’s the Irish Coast in a bottle.
The salty scent with accents of seaweed and driftwood takes us back to the Mediterranean setting of the comical film the scent is named for.
The scent of an American cowboy comes through in this fragrance with its masculine spicy, musky, leathery notes.
Le Labo Santal 33, $250
Hints of grapefruit, pineapple and tropical gardenia scream Aloha.
By Rosie Jane Tilly, $39
You’ll recall your last visit walking the cedar-lined streets of Kyoto and smelling the incense burning from nearby temples.
This Buenos Aires-based scent lab concocts perfumes that evoke the essence of South America. Cedar, musk and pepper notes will take you straight to a traditional gaucho’s pub in the Argentine countryside.
Fueguia 1833 Pulpería, $150
The exotic plant life of Madagascar comes to life with a bouquet of ylang ylang, tropical evergreen, and spicy pink peppercorn.
Photo by Kyle Ellison