How do you find the perfect perfume?
"'Where should one use perfume?' a young woman asked.
‘Wherever one wants to be kissed,' I said."
- Gabrielle Chanel
If you’re planning a summer getaway, don’t leave without packing a beautiful scent. To help make sure you’re wearing the right fragrance at your chosen destination, we found you nine of our most memorable eau de parfums are eau de toilettes. Because a woman should never travel without her perfume.
Keep reading for nine dreamy summer destinations, and their perfectly-matched scent vignettes.
WHERE… A low-lit back room in a Paris discotheque
While… Donna Summer is singing “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien” but it’s sparklier than Edith’s version. She’s being hand fed strawberries, raspberries and pears and wearing peonies and jasmine in her hair. Temptation is a hell of a drug.
Fragrance…YVES SAINT LAURENT | Mon Paris EDT 50ml
YVES SAINT LAURENT Mon Paris EDT 50ml
Where… Grünerløkka, Norway.
While… You’re hailing a cab after a new friend’s gathering, where all night they played Oslo-disco – a Norwegian subgenre of electronic music that leaves a cosmic trail and spreads, juicily, like a chewed-on citrus Starburst. On the drive home the beat still warms you like worn-to-death cashmere.
Fragrance… THIERRY MUGLER | Alien Eau Sublime EDT 60mL
THIERRY MUGLER Alien Eau Sublime EDT 60mL
While… A glorious glare, a patch of white petals in bloom, each one stretching tall to bask in the sunlight. Remember your first crush and the butterflies that flickered inside you. Close your eyes and breathe in the gardenia and jasmine. Youth doesn’t ever have to fade.
Fragrance… MARC JACOBS | Daisy White Edt 100ml
MARC JACOBS Daisy White Edt 100ml
While… Potent tuberose wafts into the room like an ancient aphrodisiac. The air is sticky with syrupy ylang-ylang and, then, full and earthy with patchouli. It’s barely dawn but you’ve been awake for hours.
Fragrance… PRADA | LA FEMME PRADA EDP INTENSE 100ML
PRADA LA FEMME PRADA EDP INTENSE 100ML
While… A sophisticate’s sense of efficiency says everything you need is at the other end. Upon arrival, you bask in the lily of the valley and patchouli-esque akigalawood accords wafting through the cobblestone laneways, and listen to the crystalline clink of champagne glasses.
Fragrance… MIU MIU | Miu Miu Eau de Parfum 100ml
MIU MIU Miu Miu Eau de Parfum 100m
While… You pass by an exquisitely groomed woman, who is clearly from an era before reality television. She leaves behind a clean, old-money bouquet of freesia, bergamot and lavender.
Fragrance… TORY BURCH | Tory Burch Jolie Fleur Rose Edp 100ml
TORY BURCH Tory Burch Jolie Fleur Rose Edp 100ml
Where… Blue Mountains, wet season.
While… Luxurious fungi grow among the ancient pine forests. The ground is damp; woody English oaks and Himalayan cedars tower over greenery below. Mornings are spent hunting for earth-grown delicacies, while nights require an open fire and roasted hazelnuts. A most elegant escape.
Fragrance… JO MALONE LONDON | English Oak & Hazelnut Cologne 100ml
JO MALONE LONDON English Oak & Hazelnut Cologne 100ml
Where… London, the Tate Britain.
While… Art hangs on grand walls, declaring that love is many things: opaque and syrupy, a mix of cherry blossom nectar, tonka bean, vanilla and amaretto; it’s a bouquet of roses; it’s a thing worth fighting for; it’s fleeting.
Fragrance… AMOUAGE | AMOUAGE BLOSSOM LOVE EDP
AMOUAGE AMOUAGE BLOSSOM LOVE EDP
While… The audacity of the rebellious persists. Their effortlessness, their languorous, bored sighs, and the chic weightlessness of a life lived on the line. Like Gabrielle Chanel herself, revolution appears like a flash of white flowers, bottled cool.
Fragrance… CHANEL GABRIELLE CHANEL | Eau de Parfum Spray 100ml
CHANEL GABRIELLE CHANEL Eau de Parfum Spray 100ml