From the tropics to the mountains, here’s how to pick the perfect travel perfume.
Smell is the strongest of our five senses, especially when it comes to the ability to trigger memories. We’re able to conjure emotional connections to people and experiences just by smelling a fragrance. It’s why scent is always something very personal.
But just like it’s true that certain people “wear” certain types of perfumes better than others, we can also make the case for matching your scent to a destination or a type of environment.
“A fragrance contributes to the experience by creating a scent memory associated with the vacation […] Not only will I enjoy the fragrance while I’m wearing it, I will have the association of that fragrance with the trip long after it’s over,” said perfumer Lisa Hoffman.
And it works the other way, too.
“Choosing a particular fragrance allows me to begin to travel there in my mind before the holiday begins,” Hoffman said. And this is something we can all get behind.
With her help, we rounded up the best fragrances to wear depending on your holiday destination this year.