Hot List: Staycation Edition
Covid-19 may have sidelined any plans we had for summer vacations beside the ocean this year. But we can still plan a staycation that makes us feel like we’ve escaped to the seashore. Here are five fragrance-themed items that will give you that summer vacation vibe in the safety of your backyard.
These plush cotton oversized beach towels feature the Moschino logo and the adorable bear motif, a hallmark of the quirky Italian fashion label. Yes, Jeremy Scott did oversee the design of these towels as he did both the Toy2 and Toy Boy fragrances. Purchase a large sized Moschino Toy Boy or Toy 2 fragrance and receive a towel for free. It is one of the best summer gift-with-purchase items.
This luxurious scented candle combines watery aquatic notes of the seaside with berries, ginger, rose and spices creating a uniquely British effect. It will take you on an olfactory vacation.
With the amount of handwashing we are doing these days, a beautifully-scented soap is an appreciated luxury. And nothing pleases us like Bvlgari’s White Tea soap, a subtle and calming fragrance originally designed to relax and sooth guests at its luxury spas and resorts. Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier blends notes of white tea, bergamot, bitter orange, orange blossom, cardamom, coriander, amber, musk, rose, jasmine and woods to beautiful effect.
This rich, adventurous brew evokes brigands and buccaneers. Paying homage to Sir Francis Drake, English sea captain and world-travelled privateer, the scent boasts a treasure chest of fine ingredients including aged rum, chocolate, jasmine petals, heliotrope, geranium essence, cedarwood, patchouli and Madagascar vanilla. It captures the spirit of a sail aboard a classic yacht.
Blue Vibe stands out as one of the best new men’s scents of the year with its fresh and masculine notes of rum, yuzu citrus, geranium, hazelnut, leather and tobacco. Perfumer Veronique Nyberg captures the elegance of Italian men in this Oriental-Woody fragrance for him. We spotted this sleek Trussardi insulated cup gift-with-purchase and decided we needed to share it. Purchase a large Blue Vibe fragrance and it is free. It is guaranteed to keep your iced cappuccino chilled throughout the day.