It's one of the most powerful memory triggers, and scent also possesses the ability to conjure up images of places we’re yet to explore. Indulge your wanderlust with our edit of fragrances that transport you to destinations near and far.


An olfactory love letter to The City of Light, Bertrand Duchaufour’s rich gourmand is redolent of an enticing patisserie, shelves adorned with chou à la crème and the aroma of strong coffee in the air.


Smooth as silk, this enveloping fragrance summons India’s inherent warmth and captivating spirit with earthy sandalwood and whispers of a rose bouquet.


If the idyllic wintertime playground could be captured in a single spritz, this would be it: a woody scent with notes of warm chestnut and smoke, enlivened by a sharp frost.

 
 

Take me there:


Tom Ford Fleur De Portofino

Portofino, Italy

Imagine summer on Italy’s northwest coast. A hypnotic floral that captures the blooms of the white acacia trees as they sway in the salty sea breeze. The light, dewy character is almost aquatic and is mellowed by a touch of honey.


Forget the bustling medina - instead, picture serene gardens planted in perfect symmetry and bathed in the delicate essence of sweet orange blossom and jasmine. 


A harmony of lush notes mingling on a comforting leather base, Morning Chess brings to life the ripe freshness of bright mornings on the Swedish coast.


An unforgettable fragrance that transports you to Oman’s southernmost province. Close your eyes and there they are: the far-reaching frankincense groves and trees rich with the tang of resin and cedrat.


Floris London Sirena

Alaior, Minorca

A homage to sun-drenched Minorca, this is a dreamlike mélange of fruit and flower, with a hint of musk. It’s soft, sensual and wonderfully feminine. 


Byredo Mojave Ghost

The Mojave Desert, United States

Like The Mojave Desert itself, Byredo’s fragrance is all rich scents of dry earth, bark and amber, brightened by light floral accords.

 

Words by Harriet Charnock-Bates