With the current state of the economy, many are us are embracing the “staycation” concept this summer. Just because you may not be traveling to an exotic destination, doesn’t mean you can’t invoke the scents and smells of your favorite vacation destination. Here are some inexpensive fragrances to take you away!
mark Hamptons Instant Vacation Eau de Toilette ($20) Escape to a haven of laid-back luxury. Notes of watery green floral, cotton flower, white freesia and driftwood capture the spirit of the sea and the sophistication of the scene in a single transporting spritz.
Top notes:cotton flower, lush dew drops, ocean air notes
Middle notes:white freesia, watery muget
Dry notes: clear musk, blonde wood.
Bath and Body Works Malibu Heat Fine Fragrance Mist ($14) A beautiful, sophisticated new bottle features a Fine Fragrance pump for a more delicate mist and improved coverage control. Apply mist to lightly scent your skin with Malibu Heat, a fresh blend of juicy pineapple, California orange and creamy coconut milk.
- Top Notes: Fresh Mandarin, Juicy Orange, Crisp Pear, Succulent Pineapple
- Mid Notes: Orange Blossom, Lily of the Valley, Coconut Water
- Dry Notes: Coconut Milk, Creamy Vanilla, Sandalwood, Sunny Musk
- Aloe conditions and nourishes skin
Pacifica Hawaiian Ruby Guava Collection ($12-18) Pacifica’s Hawaiian Ruby Guava Collection is full of organic ingredients and natural essential oils that make indulging good for you. The Hawaiian Ruby fragrance is a sexy blend of sweet guava, bright pomelo, and warm coconut. Its sultry layers are inspired by lingering hours in paradise watching the waves as tropical fruit notes and hints of coconut surf wax mingle with the breeze.
Famous L.A.-based perfume boutique Scent Bar™ (known around the world for their e-commerce branch, luckyscent.com) and retail giant Target are collaborating on a series of bath and body products. Prices start at $8.99 and includes four fragrances at this time:
Forbidden: A midnight kiss. Your secret wish. Forbidden is an ode to seduction, fragranced with notes of ruby pomegranate, blackberry and amber.
Blush: That playful glance. A new romance. Blush is a toast to the modern flirt, fragranced with notes of sugared peony, cassis and pink champagne.
Cabana: Your private beach. A tropical breeze. Cabana invites you on the ultimate escape, fragranced with notes of coconut, Tahitian vanilla and papaya.
Sunswept: Summer bliss. A citrus twist. Sunswept captures the joy of a sunny day, fragranced with notes of Sicilian orange, sheer lemon and bergamot. Summer is the perfect time for a light, fresh, citrus aroma, and Sunswept fits the bill. Keep it in the fridge for those especially hot summer days and escape to Italy!
Each fragrance is available in a body wash, body lotion, body mist and shea-intense body butter. The products can be layered (and mixed and matched) to develop the scent’s intensity on the skin.
Now that we’ve been to The Hampton’s, Malibu, Hawaii and Sicily, where will you go next? This summer, travel to your favorite destination without leaving your backyard! Create the ambiance of a that special place with one of these summer scents! Which place/scent appeals to you?