Just as Mother Nature puts on her summer cloak of colors and scents, we change our own palettes to reflect the sunny, sultry days ahead. Fortunate for us, cosmetic companies are ever inventing new, tempting products to capture the mood of the season. Some of our favorites are pictured below. Warning: they may be habit forming after only one whiff.
bond no. 9
eau de new york
Sweet with notes of jasmine, neroli, mandarin, grapefruit and gardenia, this scent supposedly “captures the kinetic energy of NYC.” There is nothing subtle about it, but there is something irresistible!
Perfume, $280; body cream, $125, Saks Fifth Avenue
fleurs de gardenia
From the prestigious French perfumer of kings, this light scent is distinctly floral, with notes of pink berries, black currant, gardenia, lavender and jasmine.
$305, Neiman Marcus and creedboutique.com
botanical wax sachets
A unique way to scent a drawer or closet, each pretty wax sachet hangs from a suede cord and is scented with botanical ingredients, like lemon blossom-lychee.
$19.95 for a box of two, Soft Surroundings
green tomato leaf candle
bath soap collection
Limited-edition packaging by artist Marthe Armitage makes perennial faves from Jo Malone that much nicer. The soap set comes with four bars in different scents.
Candle, $70; soap, $40, Neiman Marcus