Break out the flip-flops, wayfarers and sunscreen–it’s beach time! If you’re finally taking that seaside vacation we’ve all been fantasizing about through the year, we only have two things to say; yes, we’re a little jealous, and no, your city fragrance won’t do. Using a deep, musky date night fragrance or a warm, gourmand fragrance in sunny climes is like wearing a parka in 40 degree weather–simply wrong. Choose one of these fresh, fun fragrances to add to your trousse de toilette and consider your island mojo sorted.
1. BVLGARI Aqva Pour Homme Eau De Toilette
BVLGARI Aqva Pour Homme Eau De Toilette
An aquatic fragrance with delicious freshness of the sea itself. The citrus-marine notes of this fragrance are easy and fun, with Posidonia Oceanica seaweed. Petitgrain, clary sage, lavender and orange all come gently forth in just a quick spritz or two–and that’s all you really need to last you a good few hours.
2. Nautica Voyage Man Eau de Toilette
Nautica Voyage Man Eau de Toilette
While the translucent cerulean tones of this fragrances might indicate a dominant marine accord, this summery fragrance has a lot more going on. Created by perfumer Maurice Roucel, the foundation of this scent is actually woody, with green leaves, mimosa, apple and lotus giving it its irresistible freshness.
3. Hermès Terre D’Hermès Parfum
Hermès Terre D’Hermès Parfum
A fresh woody scent that’s perfect for the night after a bright beach day, we’re partial to the pepper, patchouli and grapefruit accords of this fragrance. Look to this for a vacation scent with a touch of gravitas–relaxed enough for a seaside night out with impactful enough woody notes to not get lost in the fray.
4. Dior Sauvage Parfum
A citrus fragrance layered with woody notes, this scent by Dior Perfumer-Creator François Demachy is our idea of the ultimate dinner-under-the-palms fragrance. There’s something about the Calibrian bergamot and mandarin, set off by vanilla and Virginian Cedar, that gives a sense of enveloping calm, mirroring the feeling of being at ease under a night sky.
5. Calvin Klein Eternity Now For Men Eau De Toilette
Calvin Klein Eternity Now For Men Eau De Toilette
Though you might not think an oriental fougere would work for a tropical getaway, this one has just the right accords to give it oodles of beachy goodness. Notes of coconut nectar, ginger, star fruit and Moroccan cedar come together to make this exactly the kind of island scent that’s breezy, but still distinctive.
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