Travel Inspired Perfumes

Check out these new fragrances inspired by exotic locations, moments and places in time. A new spin on the olfactory-memory equation.

Excerpts from a fragrance editorial, Escape Artists, in Elle Magazine, December 2015 issue.

April Long - Executive Beauty Editor Elle

Escape Artists

April Long meets perfumers who act as sensorial tour guides, transporting us around the world - and even through time itself - with new, wanderliust-inciting scents. -- April Long, Executive Beauty Editor Elle | Read the entire article @

The Jet-Setters

No plane ticket? No problem. These fragrances are the next best thing to a week's vacation.

Yves Saint Laurent Caftan perfume

Yves Saint Laurent

Marrakech, Morocca
Incense and benzoin rich - a visit to YSL's famous Jardin Majorelle.
Eau de Parfum, 4.2 oz., $250
D.S. & Durga El Cosmico

D.S. & Durga
El Cosmico

Marfa, Texas
Pitch a tent: The desert air, yucca, and mesquite take you glamping in Texas.
Eau de Parfum, 1.7 oz., $125
Demeter Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef

Queensland, Australia
Captures the mineral smell of Antipodean coral at low tide.
Cologne, 1 oz., $20
Memo African Leather

African Leather

African Savanna
A blend of geranium and warm spices conveys the wonder of the savanna.
Eau de Parfum, 2.5 oz., $250
Juniper Ridge Big Sur

Juniper Ridge
Big Sur

Big Sur, California
Monterey pine and three types of sage will plunge you deep into the woods.
Cologne, 1 oz., $60

The Time Travelers

Make a quantum leap into the past with these lost era-evoking scents.

Arquiste Nanban


San Juan Bautista, 1600s
With heady leather, black tea, saffron, and wood it vividly re-creates the aromatic hull of a Japanese galleon.
Eau de Parfum, 3.4 oz., $190
Chanel Misia


Backstage Theater, 1920s
The powdery violet and tonka bean conjure whiffs of makeup and smoky velvet curtains at Les Ballets Russes.
Eau de Toilette 2.5 oz., $160
Maison Margiela Replica Lipstick On

Maison Margiela
Replica Lipstick On

Makeup Vanity, 1950s
An olfactory snapshot - via iris and vanilla bourbon - of a woman's vanity table in the '50s.
Eau de Toilette 3.4 oz., $125
Norell New York Perfume

New York

Norman Norell 1968
A modern reboot of the radiant eau launched by fashion designer Norman Norell in 1968 - as classy as a classic.
Eau de Parfum, 3.4 oz., $150
Vilhelm Parfumerie Fleur Burlesque

Vilhelm Parfumerie
Fleur Burlesque

Moulin Rouge 1890s
Experience a night out in the 1890s at the Moulin Rouge with decadent gardenia and jasmine.
Eau de Parfum, 3.4 oz., $245

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(Long, April. "Beauty: Obsession - Escape Artists." Elle Dec. 2015: 214-218)

April Long photo © LinkedIn

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