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For centuries, perfumers have understood that our sense of smell can conjure memories or thoughts of places we’ve yet to visit. This summer, creators at niche houses and designer brands seemed intent on taking their audiences along for magical rides.

The following notable perfumes are transportive; they attempt to capture the spirit of joyful experiences and breathtaking places...One spritz and and you are transported to paradise.

Dior Eden-Roc

Dior Eden-Roc fragrance $487 DIOR

The retreat on the French Riviera has been host to luminaries from the worlds of art, business, cinema, and literature since 1870. Everyone from F. Scott Fitzgerald to Pablo Picasso and Elizabeth Taylor has paid a visit to the Antibes’ most famous resort, so naturally, Christian Dior spent his fair share of time there. A voyage to the A-list’s favorite playground is cost-prohibitive, but perfumer François Demachy has bottled the experience with the newest edition to Dior’s La Collection Privée. Eden Roc is an ode to sea air and days spent lounging in the sun. Its combination of white flowers, citrus, and marine notes can brighten even the dreariest day, but it’s even better on balmy summer evenings.

Acqua di Parma Colonia C.L.U.B.

Acqua di Parma Colonia C.L.U.B eau de cologne fragrance $265 The Bay

The best moments are shared, and Acqua di Parma’s effervescent Colonia C.L.U.B. is all about the joys of friendship. An airy blend of bergamot, pink pepper, and lemon, the fragrance has all the sparkle of champagne but with a botanical twist. Cedarwood and rosemary add a green touch, making the experience reminiscent of a walk through a fragrant herb garden with the best of friends by your side.

Storie Veneziane ALESSANDRITE I

Extrait de parfum $600 La Maison Valmont

Vibrant modernity for elegant aesthetes. Sophisticated and timeless, yet decisively modern, this flashy extrait de parfum adorns the elegant and romantic with a confident femininity. A beating heart of heady and powerful jasmine is crystallized by bergamot and enhanced with the metallic luster of aldehyde. A luminous and intimate wake converts the classic into the reinvented.


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