Now that it's spring, the countdown to summer has officially begun. And if you've already started imagining yourself stretched out on a remote beach somewhere, a beachy, summer scent can help complete the fantasy. (A fun drink with one of those little cocktail umbrellas doesn't hurt either.) After all, they say smell is the sense most closely linked to memory. So if you need a tropical vacation— even if it's just in your mind, a perfume that smells like coconut, salty air, and suntan lotion is just the ticket.
And hey, you're in luck. Whether you prefer a light veil of scent in the form of a body spray, or a concentrated scent in the form of a parfum, plenty of brands have got you covered (and at a range of price points). So if ice cream cones, bike rides, sea shells, and sand between your toes are a few of your favorite things, get ready to say hello to your new, number-one spring and summer scent. Here are 10 beach-inspired mists and perfumes you'll want to try (and maybe bathe in) ASAP. You know, so you can instantly transport yourself to paradise with just a spritz.
With notes of palm leaves, coconut water, and salty amber, this body mist leaves skin refreshed, conditioned, and gently smelling like the beach.
This long-lasting mist smells of pistachio and salted caramel for a sweet, summery scent.
Notes of coconut milk, heliotrope, and Tahitian vanilla will instantly transport your senses to a tropical beach.
With notes of sea spray accord and tiare, you'll feel like you're splashing in the surf of your favorite beach.
Spritzing this mandarin, apricot nectar, and sandalwood scent will impart feelings of warmth and relaxation.
Envelop your skin with a warm yet salty scent thanks to the notes of marine accord, Arabian jasmine, and coconut milk.
This classic, beachy fragrance evokes nostalgic scents of suntan lotion and warm, summer days with its notes of sand jasmine, sea spray, and mandarin.
The summer vacation feels will come rushing once you smell this blend of lime, mint, tiare flower, and sandalwood.
Coconut milk, pink pepper, lemon, and musk will instantly call breezy strolls along the beach to mind.
Easily imagine yourself on a luxurious, private island with this perfume that has intoxicating notes of pistachio accord, ylang ylang, and coco de mer accord.
Because even if you can't physically be on the beach, your scent can still take you there.