Cling to Summer With All the Products That Smell Like Vacation

Updated 04/29/19

While we’re not denying the olfactory appeal of warm cinnamon, juicy autumn apples or mouthwatering pumpkin spice, there’s something very special about the scents of summer. Whether it’s the sweet floral fragrance of gardens in full bloom, the classic smell of sunscreen at the beach or the lingering zest of cocktails at sunset, summer is full of evocative aromas that make it a tricky season to bid adieu.

So if you’re not quite ready to shelve your eau de vacances, we’ve got just what you need: twelve incredible beauty products all bursting with notes that’ll bring sun-drenched nostalgia right back to life—think Sicilian lemons, tropical frangipani, rich jasmine, zingy verbena, deliciously sweet coconut and more. Keep scrolling for the holiday-inspired beauty essentials that’ll help you cling on to that summer feeling.

Glossier Coconut Balm Dotcom
Glossier Coconut Balm Dotcom $10
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Smooth this coconut-infused multi-balm over lips, cuticles and dry patches. If you close your eyes, it’ll feel like you never left the beach.

This Works Energy Bank Shower Gel
This Works Energy Bank Shower Gel $16
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Packed with geranium, ylang-ylang and rosemary, this energising shower gel smells akin to a jaunt through sunbaked herb gardens.

Jo Malone Tropical Cherimoya
Jo Malone Tropical Cherimoya $47
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Though the bottle alone is enough to give you a lift on any grey morning, this Jo Malone cologne marries green cherimoya fruit with juicy pear, passion flower and Brazilian copahu resin. Fruity, warm and highly addictive.

Aesop Petitgrain Reviving Body Gel $25
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Fresh and herby, this skin plumping gel teams citrusy petitgrain with aloe, grapefruit and lemon, for a Continental burst in every squirt. Its anti-inflammatory properties will serve sensitive skin well through the impending temperature drop too.

Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Creme Body Wash
Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Creme Body Wash $31
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“If you like piña coladas,” you’ll love lathering up with this creamy, sweet-smelling body wash.

Nivea Sun After Sun Moisturising Soothing Lotion
Nivea Sun After Sun Moisturising Soothing Lotion $5
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We challenge you to find anything that smells more beachy than Nivea’s suncare range. This skin soothing aftersun will work just as well as a daily body lotion, even through the depths of December.

Neom Organics London Feel Refreshed 3 Wick Candle
Neom Organics London Feel Refreshed 3 Wick Candle $45
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The quickest way to reconnect with summertime? Flood your room with the scent of Sicilian lemons and fresh basil—easily done with this feel-good aromatherapy candle.

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream $18
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Sweet and nutty thanks to cupuaçu butter, açaí, coconut oil and South American star ingredient guaraná, this caffeine-packed body cream is just the pick-me-up your skin and senses need.

Ouai Haircare Sun of a Beach Ombré Spray
Ouai Haircare Sun of a Beach Ombré Spray $20
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If you’re not ready to let your sun-kissed strands fade just yet, keep pumping this ombré hair spritz through your locks. Infused with lemon, pineapple juice and coconut water, it’ll give you those holiday feels with every spray.

Elemis Frangipani Monoi Body Oil
Elemis Frangipani Monoi Body Oil $39
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If you could bottle the feeling of kicking back in a beachfront hammock whilst the sun warms your skin and the scent of tropical island blooms lulling you into a slumber, it’d be a lot like this Elemis favourite.

Clean Reserve Avant Garden Saguaro Blossom and Sand Eau de Parfum
Clean Reserve Avant Garden Saguaro Blossom and Sand Eau de Parfum $129
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With notes of lemon zest, verbena, jasmine and freesia, this sustainably sourced fragrance perfectly captures the heady botanical scents of summer.

Nuxe Dry Oil Huile Prodigieuse
Nuxe Dry Oil Huile Prodigieuse $29
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A French pharmacy favourite, this hydrating dry oil is the bottled equivalent of chic Riviera vibes.

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