Travelling around the world might be the last thing that we can do now, given the current circumstances. That romantic getaway to Marrakesh that you have planned with your partner has obviously gone down the drain. Or what about your plans of meeting up with your buds while visiting some of the most iconic monuments in London? You guessed it — cancelled.
But all hope is not lost. In fact, you can still travel the world without flouting any measures. To put it simply, we’re talking about taking your nose on an olfactory journey at the comfort of your home. As you might have already known, scents and memories are intermingled so tightly that even with a whiff of a particular fragrance can transport you to a familiar place or memory. Presenting to you a list of fragrances that will take your senses on a whole new journey, these are some of the best olfactories that will take you around the world in a spritz.
Explore London like never before with this popular number. With a scent that’s reminiscent of a blossoming London garden, master perfumers, Francis Kurkdjian and Christopher Bailey, have managed to capture the essence of the city in a bottle. Fused with vibrant lemon and pomegranate, you’ll find notes of rose petals and crisp apples at the heart — complemented with hints of jasmine and wisteria for a nice touch of femininity.
Burberry My Burberry Blush Eau de Parfum, $226 (90ml). Available at Sephora.
With vibrant medinas full of souks, the exotic markets in the cities of Marrakesh and Fez are definitely a sight to behold. Nevertheless, even if you can’t visit this beautiful country, you can still transport yourself there by catching a whiff of Memo Paris’ Moroccan Leather Eau de Parfum. The mysterious oud opens with iris butter, vetiver fraction oil and topped with leather accords for a scent that’s more masculine, while the spiced notes of ginger and pepper feel reminiscent of the indigo city of Chefchaouen.
Memo Paris Moroccan Leather Eau de Parfum, $355 (75ml). Available at Escentials.
Explore the great horizons of Morocco within this bottle. Besides its classic but chic bottle design, Chloe’s Nomade Absolu De Parfum is especially lush when mixed with crisp cherry plum notes, that blends seamlessly with fruity notes of Davana and sensual Oak Moss. With a spritz of this earthy new scent, it feels like an invitation to journey into the vast, golden reaches of the desert.
Chloé Nomade Absolu De Parfum, $201 (75ml). Available at Sephora.
This smells like wanderlust. When it comes to picking the right fragrances the best way to bring travel delights to your home is to include modern and classic scents that remind you of a certain memory. Take, for instance, an ideal lover’s destination like the city of love — Paris. Designed for the modern-day woman, the Tiffany & Co. EDP opens with a refreshing mix of mandarin orange, bergamot, and lemon, with notes of iris, blackcurrant, peach and rose at the heart. And of course, at its base, bathing you in its warm, luminous aura, find gentle musky notes of patchouli and musk.
Tiffany & Co. Eau De Parfum, $211(75ml). Available at Sephora.
Prepare to get whisked away on a sunny getaway. Sunshine and good vibes — this fragrance is inspired by the Italian coastal paradise of Capri. A beautiful charming destination translated into a fragrance that envelopes in aromas of citruses, white flowers and musk, this uplifting scent is sure to make you radiate with confidence and freedom. With colours and a scent as bright as the Italian island in the Bay of Naples, the ‘A Girl in Capri’ fragrance evokes golden rays of sunshine — making it the perfect go-to for the summer.
Lanvin A Girl in Capri Eau de Toilette, $119 (90ml). Available at Sephora.
Alternatively, you can also discover the Mediterranean landscape with this popular pick by Acqua di Parma — the Blu Mediterraneo Arancia Di Capri Eau De Toilette. Picture this: the deep blue ocean, colourful sunsets with fresh air on your face and the wind blowing through your hair. It’s fresh yet absolutely captivating. The fragrance opens with notes of mandarin, orange and lemon essential oils with a touch of cardamom at the heart — for a scent that’s radiant, bright and not too overpowering. At the base, you’ll find subtle notes of caramel and musk for a sensual finish.
Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Arancia Di Capri Eau De Toilette, $89 (30ml). Available at Escentials.
Inspired by the tales of the Greek Gods, this iconic fragrance by Gucci introduces an intensified version of its predecessor — the original Bloom accord — and demands for attention. An otherworldly scent that invites you to the city of Greece, Gucci’s Bloom Ambrosia Di Fiori Eau de Parfum hits it big with top notes of jasmine buds and Rangoon creeper, before settling in with Indian Tuberose — enhanced by the velvety Orris and Damascena Roses.
Gucci Bloom Ambrosia Di Fiori Eau De Parfum, $184 for 50ml. Available at Sephora.