If your budget or schedule won’t allow for a beach vacation, fret not. With the help of the right scents, you can transport yourself to sweet ocean air anytime you want! There’s something so carefree and sexy about smelling like a beach vacation, so pretend you’re on the shore any time of year with these tropics-inspired products at every price point.
1Captain Blankenship Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray, $24
This beloved spray gives your hair that wind-tousled mermaid vibe and smells like the ocean!
2Atelier Cologne in Orange Sanguine, $70-$180
3Hask Monoi Coconut Oil Nourishing Shine Hair Oil, $5.99
Monoi oil is an irresistible blend made by soaking Tahitian gardenias (also known as tiaré flowers) in coconut oil. It leaves you hair lightweight and frizz-free, and leaves you dreaming of the Pacific.
4Simple Sugars Scrub in Coconut, $11.35 – $16.95
5John Frieda Beach Blonde Sea Waves Sea Salt Spray, $9.99
6Olivine Amongst The Waves Perfume, $80
This vegan, cruelty-free perfume was inspired by the shores of Hanalei, Hawaii, and its scent is the full package of oceanside fun — the coconut oil, the tropical flowers, the crisp waves, and the warm breeze — all in one.
7Dove Go Fresh Body Wash in Mandarin & Tiare, $5.49
8Demeter Suntan Lotion Cologne Spray, $2.50 – $25
9Kate Spade Live Colorfully Perfume, $24-95
This playful, tropical perfume blends the scent of mandarin, Tahitian gardenia, coconut water, and other florals to inspire you to live as if you’re always on vacation. (Luckily for perfume addicts, an exclusive Live Colorfully gift set is available at a discount as part of Nordstrom’s beloved annual Anniversary Sale. Find it from July 17 – August 2 both in stores and online.)
10Escada Turquoise Summer, $20 – $77
Escada is pro at making summery scents that can be worn fabulously in both the office and on vacation, and Turquoise Summer is their latest testament to that fact. This light, sweet scent will remind you of sunny days spent in a cabana.
11Elemis Frangipani Monoi Body Oil, $53
12Tree Hut Sugar Scrub in Coconut Lime, $6.49
Dream of the tropics while you exfoliate!