Travel Inspired Perfumes

Travel Inspired Perfumes

Check out these new fragrances inspired by exotic locations, moments and places in time. A new spin on the olfactory-memory equation.

Excerpts from a fragrance editorial, Escape Artists, in Elle Magazine, December 2015 issue.

April Long - Executive Beauty Editor Elle

Escape Artists

April Long meets perfumers who act as sensorial tour guides, transporting us around the world - and even through time itself - with new, wanderliust-inciting scents. -- April Long, Executive Beauty Editor Elle | Read the entire article @ Elle.com


The Jet-Setters

No plane ticket? No problem. These fragrances are the next best thing to a week's vacation.

Yves Saint Laurent Caftan perfume

Yves Saint Laurent
Caftan

Marrakech, Morocca
Incense and benzoin rich - a visit to YSL's famous Jardin Majorelle.
Eau de Parfum, 4.2 oz., $250
bergdorfgoodman.com
D.S. & Durga El Cosmico

D.S. & Durga
El Cosmico

Marfa, Texas
Pitch a tent: The desert air, yucca, and mesquite take you glamping in Texas.
Eau de Parfum, 1.7 oz., $125
dsanddurga.com
Demeter Great Barrier Reef

Demeter
Great Barrier Reef

Queensland, Australia
Captures the mineral smell of Antipodean coral at low tide.
Cologne, 1 oz., $20
demeterfragrance.com
Memo African Leather

Memo
African Leather

African Savanna
A blend of geranium and warm spices conveys the wonder of the savanna.
Eau de Parfum, 2.5 oz., $250
neimanmarcus.com
Juniper Ridge Big Sur

Juniper Ridge
Big Sur

Big Sur, California
Monterey pine and three types of sage will plunge you deep into the woods.
Cologne, 1 oz., $60
luckyscent.com

The Time Travelers

Make a quantum leap into the past with these lost era-evoking scents.

Arquiste Nanban

Arquiste
Nanban

San Juan Bautista, 1600s
With heady leather, black tea, saffron, and wood it vividly re-creates the aromatic hull of a Japanese galleon.
Eau de Parfum, 3.4 oz., $190
barneys.com
Chanel Misia

Chanel
Misia

Backstage Theater, 1920s
The powdery violet and tonka bean conjure whiffs of makeup and smoky velvet curtains at Les Ballets Russes.
Eau de Toilette 2.5 oz., $160
chanel.com
Maison Margiela Replica Lipstick On

Maison Margiela
Replica Lipstick On

Makeup Vanity, 1950s
An olfactory snapshot - via iris and vanilla bourbon - of a woman's vanity table in the '50s.
Eau de Toilette 3.4 oz., $125
nordstrom.com
Norell New York Perfume

Norell
New York

Norman Norell 1968
A modern reboot of the radiant eau launched by fashion designer Norman Norell in 1968 - as classy as a classic.
Eau de Parfum, 3.4 oz., $150
bergdorfgoodman.com
Vilhelm Parfumerie Fleur Burlesque

Vilhelm Parfumerie
Fleur Burlesque

Moulin Rouge 1890s
Experience a night out in the 1890s at the Moulin Rouge with decadent gardenia and jasmine.
Eau de Parfum, 3.4 oz., $245
barneys.com

Read the entire story at Elle.com



(Long, April. "Beauty: Obsession - Escape Artists." Elle Dec. 2015: 214-218)

April Long photo © LinkedIn





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