Scent-sational Travels: Perfumes that Transport You Around the World
February 19, 2023
Perfumes have the power to transport us to different places and evoke memories of our travels. They can be olfactory snapshots of cities and places around the world. Whether you’re looking for a fragrance that evokes romance, sophistication, edginess, or relaxation, there’s a perfume out there that captures the essence of your favourite city or place.
Paris, France: Chanel No. 5 When you think of Paris, you think of romance, sophistication, and style. And what better fragrance to capture the spirit of the City of Light than Chanel No. 5? This iconic scent was created in 1921 and is still a best-seller today. With its blend of floral and musky notes, it’s a timeless classic that embodies the elegance and allure of Paris.
New York City, USA: Bond No. 9 New York Oud. NYC is a city of contrasts - glamorous and gritty, sophisticated and edgy. Bond No. 9 New York Oud is a scent that captures that duality. It’s a complex fragrance that blends notes of oud, rose, and musk to create a bold, modern scent that’s both chic and unexpected.
Chiang Mai: Parfums Dusita Moonlight in Chiangmai. An enigmatic and sensual fragrance inspired by Chiang Mai, a city in the North of Thailand. The fragrance captures the contrast between light and shadow, painting a picture of the city at night, lit by the moonlight and the paper lanterns floating in the sky. With a blend of Japanese Yuzu, night blooming Jasmine, Indian Nutmeg, Benzoin Siam, Myrrh, Patchouli Indonesia, Vetiver Haiti, and Thai Wood, this fragrance evokes a moment of silence and contemplation while looking over the city from the top of the Doi Suthep.
Tokyo, Japan: Comme des Garçons Odeur 71 Tokyo is a city that’s known for its innovation and avant-garde style. Comme des Garçons Odeur 71 is a fragrance that reflects that ethos. It’s a unique scent that combines notes of concrete, ink, and smoke to create a fragrance that’s both edgy and refined.
Marrakech, Morocco: Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech. Marrakech is a city that’s steeped in history and culture. This YSL fragrance captures that richness and depth. It’s a warm, spicy scent that blends notes of amber, patchouli, and musk to create a fragrance that’s both exotic and sensual.
Sydney, Australia: Tom Ford Neroli Portofino. Sydney is a city that’s known for its laid-back, beachy vibe. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino is a fragrance that captures that relaxed, carefree spirit. It’s a light, fresh scent that blends notes of neroli, lemon, and bergamot to create a fragrance that’s both sunny and sophisticated.
Venice, Italy: Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo. Venice is synonymous with water - the canals, the lagoons, the sea. Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo is a fragrance that captures that aquatic essence. It’s a fresh, clean scent that blends notes of bergamot, sea salt, and cedarwood to create a fragrance that’s both refreshing and invigorating.
Santorini, Greece: Diptyque Philosykos. This fragrance captures Santorini’s idyllic landscape. It’s a green, woody scent that blends notes of fig leaves, wood, and white cedar to create a fragrance that’s both serene and earthy.
Bali, Indonesia: Memo Paris Kedu.This island paradise is known for its lush landscapes, temples, and beaches. Memo Paris Kedu captures the natural beauty of Bali. It’s a green, floral scent that blends notes of jasmine, ylang-ylang, and sandalwood to create a fragrance that’s both exotic and luxurious.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Tom Ford Soleil Blanc.This fragrance that captures the spirit of Rio de Janeiro. It’s a warm, tropical scent that blends notes of coconut, jasmine, and amber to create a fragrance that’s both sultry and sophisticated.
Cairo, Egypt: Serge Lutens Chergui. Cairo is steeped in history and culture, with its ancient pyramids, mosques, and markets. Serge Lutens Chergui is a warm, spicy scent that blends notes of honey, tobacco, and hay to create a fragrance that’s both exotic and mysterious.
Mumbai, India: Neela Vermeire Creations’s Bombay Bling with top notes of mango, lychee, blackcurrant, and cardamom, heart notes of Turkish rose, jasmine sambac absolute, Madagascar ylang-ylang, tuberose, frangipani, and gardenia, and base notes of patchouli, tobacco, sandalwood, cedar, and vanilla captures the eclectic side of India’s financial capital.
Zanzibar, Tanzania: L’Artisan Parfumeur Timbuktu. Zanzibar, off the coast of Tanzania, is known for its spice trade and Swahili culture. This fragrance is a woody, spicy scent that blends notes of incense, vetiver, and pepper to create a fragrance that’s both exotic and earthy.
London: Jo Malone London Vetiver & Golden Vanilla Cologne captures the essence of the sophisticated and cosmopolitan lifestyle that is associated with London. The blend of warm and inviting notes, such as vetiver and vanilla, evoke a sense of luxury and elegance that is often associated with the high-end lifestyle of London.
Yucatan, D.S. & Durga Jazmín Yucatan. A captivating fragrance that captures the essence of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. The fragrance features the heady and intoxicating scent of jasmine as its central note, which is blended with other tropical notes to create a unique and evocative fragrance.