I’m heading out on the highway for a few days at the beach so I will be out of touch for a bit. My destination doesn’t offer much in the way of sniffing, so I’ll have to bring my own. But thinking of that long, often-monotonous drive, I wonder: What are the best scents for a summer road trip?
It needs to be a fragrance that works well in the enclosed space of a vehicle, is easygoing (for the passengers’ sakes) and makes you feel good – especially important if you’re the primary driver. And while we’re in vacation mode: What to pack in your purse or suitcase? Just in case you don’t have any good sniffing at your destination or you don’t find any souvenir scents along the way.
Now if I were going to a perfume-rich location such as London, Paris, NYC, L.A. or Chicago, I wouldn’t pack a thing and would roll through the city, happily testing scents with abandon as I went.
However, for my lovely, but perfume-pedestrian road trip, I’ve rounded up the refreshing Annick Goutal’s Hadrien and Aerin Lauder’s Mediterranean Honeysuckle for light and breezy drive time, and also Kai and Calyx for some fun and fruity island vibes.
I’m also planning to bring a dab of Carnal Flower for fancier dining one evening. Do you think it will be a bit too much in the 90-degree heat and humidity? So many of you say it really blooms then, but I’m a little bit timid. But I’ll wear it anyway.
Anyhoo, what are your best fragrances for a road trip or any kind of travel?
P.S. I’m also planning on taking another belly dancing class while I’m there, so maybe this time I’ll have a better handle on my shake and shimmy, AND might even be able to look in the mirror while I’m dancing, ha!