They say that your olfactory sense is your strongest. Now you can relive some of your travel experiences — or make new memories at home — with these terrific time-tested scents from around the world.
One of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ favorites, Agraria has been on the world’s radar screen ever since she was discovered buying the acclaimed $60 “bitter orange” clove/citrus potpourri at Bendel’s in New York. Today, Agraria still makes the beloved Bitter Orange in many iterations, including a room spray. (I even wear it on my wrists, I love the scent so much. You’ll never smell anything else so uplifting). What’s making headlines now is Agraria Lemon Verbena, as it is the exclusive amenities brand for InterContinental Hotels & Resorts’ 63,000 rooms around the world. “InterContinental needed a fragrance for men and women that would work across all cultures, and it has proven to be enormously popular,” says James Gentry, CEO. Lemon Verbena shampoo, conditioner, body wash, soap bars, lotion and hand wash are also available in a retail size. And in this time of quarantine, you may want to try the brand’s new prebiotic hand sanitizer that won’t strip your hands of their natural oils. agrariahome.com/agrariaplus. agrariahome.com/bitter-orange-potpourri/
Meet Your Maker, a new luxury hotel in Hudson, New York, features exclusive personal items for purchase created in celebration of The Maker’s hometown, including the limited-edition The Maker Hudson Eau de Parfum. This gender-neutral, woody, spicy fragrance captures the vibrant character of the city and was created by The Maker founder and fragrance architect Lev Glazman, (he was one of the founders of the acclaimed cosmetics company Fresh), in collaboration with Christopher Draghi, a local fragrance maker and co-founder of Source Adage. All of the proceeds from The Maker Hudson Eau de Parfum will be donated to the Hudson community to benefit youth organizations and small businesses.$40 for the 10ml. rollerball. themaker.com/hudson-eau-de-parfum
When In Rome. There’s nothing quite like staying at the Hotel Hassler Roma, the iconic five-star hotel located atop the Spanish Steps. Now you can easily transport yourself to Italy — without the jet lag — with the signature fragrance of the Hassler hotel, Amorvero perfume. It was created by the hotel’s amazing general manager, Roberto Wirth, who always stands by-the-ready to offer his guests haute-couture hospitality. The perfume features Italian jasmine and tuberose enhanced with bergamot, lemon and mandarin — warmed by amber and vanilla, and comes in a variety of products for bath, body and home. $189 for 50ml of perfume. shop.hotelhasslerroma.com/en/beauty-wellness/amorvero-perfume
Four Favorite Destinations: Interested in taking a $65 one-way trip to Hawaii? Well, you can, and to France, Italy and New York for that matter, too. It’s all possible with the Harlem-based Uptown Perfumery, where you can purchase adorable mini suitcases filled with vegan and cruelty-free scents based on these four destinations. The Hawaii aroma is fig-tastic and a must-have; New York boasts a delicious black honey that simply must be added to your boudoir; France features a luscious lily-of-the-valley, and Italy offers — what else? — a succulent Limoncello. Each mini suitcase sells for $65 and is made in a brownstone in the city. If you can’t take a vacation right now, these are the next best things. uptownperfumery.com/vacationsets
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