How to Take a Scent Vacation Without Leaving Your Desk

Be it beach or mountains, woods or water, escapism is a beautiful thing – especially when you’re tethered to your desk and the whole getting away fantasy is kept alive by your screen saver alone. Scent is probably the fastest way to transport yourself to another place; catch a whiff of pine on the breeze and you’re suddenly camping on Lake Winnetonka. So in honor of those of us who’s holidays have yet to happen, here are a host of summer perfumes, from candles to creams, to help you check out (even if it’s all in your head).

Most products with a natural vibe tend to miss out where packaging is concerned. Red Flower has put as much detail into how their products are presented as to how they feel and smell, which is clean, earthy, and heavenly. Red Flower candles are known for the layer of dried flowers that rest on their candles. Other exquisitely packaged products in this line include body lotions, fragrances, scrubs, and body washes. The Indian Jasmine and Ocean scents are divine. Until July 31st, Red Flower is giving away mini gardenia flower candles with any purchase of their radiant skin Sento and Hammam travel kits.

 

Skin Trip from Mountain Ocean is a classic coconut moisturizer. Its consistency is light and the scent is sweet and delicious. It also comes in a soap and hair products.

 

It’s the names (not just the scents) of Pacifica Perfumes products that inspire getting away: Waikiki Pikake, Mexican Cocoa, Egyptian Bergamot Rose, Thai Lemongrass, Spanish Amber, Tuscan Blood Orange, Bali Lime Papaya. The company started out with handmade soaps and soy candles and have now expanded to include scrubs, body butters, and perfumes. The soy candles come in mini sizes, which are perfect for travel.

You won’t find any typical one-noted scents from Pangea Organics. French Chamomile with Sweets Orange and Lavender, Chilean Red Clover with Geranium and Grapefruit, and Canadian Pine with White Sage are among the many exotic blends to choose from. All Pangea products are petroleum free, so you can really go au naturel.

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