If the panic of not having an exotic beach vacation booked this summer is setting in, despair not. These 12 fragrance oils provide a quick pick-me-up without stepping foot on a plane.
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Amayori Okinawa Botanical Perfume Oil for Summer Relaxation ($59)
If the name alone doesn’t convince you that this is THE scent of lazy summer days, picture this: It was inspired by “the tranquility of a summer evening on the beautiful Okinawa Island,” it’s made of an organic camelia oil base and it has a whole bunch of coconut, jasmine and gardenia in it that’s warmed up with soft notes of vanilla and amber.
Florescent Sundays Eau de Parfum ($49)
With a unique mix of organic grape alcohol, wildcrafted essential oils and absolutes, this balmy roll-on is a creamy-honeyed blend of beautiful with florals with a hint of sandalwood.
Aromacentric Happy Place ($32)
The coolest thing about this on-the-spot aromatherapy treatment is that it promises to lift the spirits when applied to pulse points; as an added bonus, it really does smell “relaxing.”
KAI Perfume Oil ($48)
The line has one scent and it’s sensational—an intoxicating blend of gardenia wrapped in white exotics and should almost come with a warning that someone is going to stop you on the street and ask you what you are wearing.
Forager Island Lei ($98)
This pretty and natural perfume out of Brooklyn might be fair from the islands, but it gets the tropical-floral vibe to a T with rich botanical essential oils and a hint of sweet vanilla.
Hampton Sun Privet Bloom Roll-On ($23)
Named after the beautiful privet privacy hedges synonymous with the Hamptons lifestyle, this delicate green scent is crisp and floral, yet never overpowering.
Sabon Dear Jasmine ($55)
A sort of love letter to the romantic white flower, this essential oil pick lasts a really long time as it rounds out the scent with notes of orange blossom.
OneSelf Hawaiian Flower Lei Perfume Oil ($49)
Handmade on The Big Island and completely pure, this decidedly Hawaiian fragrance smells like a flower lei via tuberose, gardenia, frangipani, Hawaiian ginger, pikake and certified organic coconut oil.
Ilary Perfume ($65)
Clean and beachy, this beautiful fragrance oil merges jasmine and orange blossom over a romantic musk base.
Nomaterra Oahu Gardenia ($60)
If an island breeze could be bottled, this would be it. It’s kind of subtle, kind of intoxicating, but completely exudes the energy of the islands.
NYR Organic Energy Remedies to Roll ($13)
This energizing blend of rosemary, grapefruit and geranium doesn’t exactly smell like the ocean, but it does promise to help boost the mind and body and overcome lethargy—making it perfect for restoring pep after a draining day in the hot summer sun.
Osmia Organics Topaz Body Essence ($95)
This tropical elixir is a new category in fragrance—you can pretty much put it anywhere; it’s marriage of sweet, sultry and seductive notes comes with a beachy background of coconut.