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The Best Summer Fragrances That Can Transport You Anywhere

13 scents that are like a vacation in a bottle.

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Summer is tantalizingly close, which means that vacations are also just around the corner. True, this year’s R&R might look more like a picnic in the park rather than a luxurious jaunt to some far-off destination, but that doesn’t mean we’ll enjoy the break from emails and Zoom meetings any less. All we need is a bit of sunshine and a warm afternoon of blissful nothingness.

These leisurely days also call for a fragrance that captures all the best parts of summer—fresh flowers, salty beach air, and succulent fruits (seriously, Harry Styles’ “Watermelon Sugar video is *all* of our goals). That means swapping out your more moody, smoky scents for something brighter, more citrusy, and altogether lighter. Because what goes better with that smell of sunshine than a breezy eau de toilette?

Ahead, 13 scents that will transport you to the South of France, a cross-country road trip, and a secret garden, among many others. Consider them the mental vacation you desperately need.

Chloé Atelier des Fleurs Hibiscus Abelmoschus Eau de Parfum, $130
There are nine scents total in the Chloé Atelier des Fleurs collection, all designed by master perfumer Domitille Michalon Bertier, to mix and match to your heart’s content. This Polynesian hibiscus scent is equal parts bright and musky, with a vaguely fruity finish that will have you reminiscing about your recent beach vacation.
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