Beach vacations and long weekend getaways are in the works here, so I’m planning on hitting the highway soon and so will be out of touch for a bit. My DS will soon be in college, so last-minute traveling will be much easier with just two schedules to consider, instead of three.
My destinations these days rarely offer much in the way of sniffing, so as usual, I’ll have to bring my own. But thinking of long, often-monotonous drives, I wonder: What are the best scents for a summer road trip?
It really should 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.
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 island vibe-y Kai, the refreshing Annick Goutal’s Hadrien and the slightly more exotic Nuits d’Hadrien, fruity Calyx and bubbly Wrappings, and perhaps something else that skews beachy. I’ll even throw in a dab o’ Carnal Flower for a sultry summer evening out. It’s so important to be fragrantly prepared for any occasion, right?
Anyway, what are your best fragrances for a road trip or any kind of travel? I’m especially curious what you folks who fly a lot tend to wear (or not)?