Now more than ever, fragrance holds some serious mood-boosting and -elevating power. What better time than National Fragrance Day to spotlight the scents we can’t stop wearing time and time again? Here, the potions our editors can’t be without right now.
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“I’ve been hooked on Sol de Janeiro’s Bum Bum Cream the second I smelled it years ago. Skin-firming and radiance-boosting properties aside, the cream’s fragrance alone made me their number-one customer. Now, the Brazilian-founded brand has turned the seductive beachside scent into an elevated fragrance that’s just as yummy with their brand new Cheirosa ’62 Eau de Parfum ($78). Think notes of pistachio, salted caramel and vanilla balanced with jasmine petals and sandalwood. Summer can’t come soon enough.” –Danielle Fontana Dooley, senior digital editor
“I always, always come back to Ambre Blends Solace Essence ($48). I stick with the roll-on and get a refill every few months so I’m always fully stocked. It’s kind of vanilla-y, kind of soft and fresh, and it just smells comforting. Without fail, someone always asks me what I’m wearing when I have it on.” –Liz Ritter, executive editor
“In 2018 I met with Courtney Somer to learn about her indie fragrance brand, Lake & Skye. She gifted me the 11 11 Fragrance Oil ($48), a small rollerball vial filled with the most addictive, sexy, second skin–like scent—Somer describes it as a musky blend of white ambers—I’d come across in more than a decade. One sniff and I was transported back to high school, to the moment when I smelled men’s Curve for the first time on my ‘first love.’ Now, two years later, I still continue to replenish my supply of Somer’s 11 11—she’s since extended the collection with a body oil, candle and eau de parfum—and it’s become somewhat of a signature for me. Men and women repeatedly ask me what I’m wearing—everyone from Uber drivers to other beauty editors—and I can’t recommend it enough if you’re in the market for something new.” –Brittany Burhop Fallon, beauty director