In case you haven’t noticed—it’s finally warm outside. In the beauty world, this means it’s time to switch up the dark, woody scent we’ve been wearing all winter. The days are longer, which means we’ll be staying out later, too—so we’re going to need a fresh scent to last all day at work and all night on the town.
Now depending on where you’re vacationing this year—whether it’s for a Memorial Day weekend getaway, or a mid-summer escape—this scent will vary. If you’re headed to Paris, you may want to consider Annick Goutal’s Rose de Pompon, which not only hails from one of the most acclaimed French parfumeries, but also smells like exactly what you’d imagine: light, playful, and floral (rose extracts are infused with notes of blackcurrant, peony, raspberry, and pink pepper).
If you’re a guy—or a girl looking to gift your man with a luxurious upgrade—try the new Dior Homme Cologne, which features notes of Calabrian bergamot, grapefruit blossom, white musk, and a citrus blend. Headed to Scandinavia? (Or, maybe you’re just intrigued by Scandinavian beauty, like we are—more on that, here.) Opt for Byredo’s Super Cedar. Like most of the cult favorite brand’s fragrances, this one is unisex—and, according to the brand’s website, is reminiscent of pencil shavings, log cabins, and Scandinavian furniture.
Whether you’re planning a tour around Europe, boating across the sea, or simply headed to lounge by the beach, we’ve rounded up the best warm-weather fragrances for every type of trip.