We’re excited about summer fragrances that not only smell great in the heat, but also evoke the perfect sunny retreat. We asked Sarah Zaret and Iris Brostowicz—two of our Beauty Stylists who specialize in fragrance—to spill on the most delectable new and classic scents inspired by summer memories.

Lei It On: Say, “summer vacation” and instantly an island getaway comes to mind. We all agree that nothing smells more like paradise than exotic flowers. Bronze Goddess from Estée Lauder teams classic suntan coconut with Tahitian gardenia. Sarah says it makes her want to turn up Ziggy Marley’s “Beach in Hawaii” for an instant mahalo moment. Eau de Lune by Laura Mercier picks mysterious plumeria to linger above other white florals and musk. The results? The perfect scent for an intimate island evening spent in a moonlit grotto. Iris loves BVLGARI Omnia Coral for a “fresh, fruity scent that somehow doesn’t overpower the senses on a sweltering day.” We bet the delicious combination of sparkling citrus with the allure of hibiscus will keep you cool in the cabana.

Stylist Tip: Summer gives perfume a one-two punch. Scents smell stronger on the skin, but sweat makes staying power take a dive. The solution? For easiest wear, opt for fragrances with excellent sillage but fewer spicy and sweet notes.

Island Longing: The noses at Bond No. 9 blended Shelter Island to recall every detail of a laid-back Long Island summer. Starting with an opulent opening of precious oud, shore-skimming marine notes quickly lure you to grab your weekender and escape the big city. Our experts love that this unisex scent satisfies both women and men looking to break out of their summer fragrance box.

Gold Coast: Feeling even more adventurous? Iris suggests Rive d’Ambre by Tom Ford for its “warm and compelling” notes. “It wraps the wearer in a blend of citrus fruits and amber. Based in essential oils, this perfume elevates daily fragrance,” she says. We couldn’t have made it sound any more daringly delicious.

Scent Staycation: Finally, for those of us who can’t get away, we can always take a journey of the mind with a great summer read. Iris cites The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende as a fave because it “pulls you into its complexities and fully entertains your mind. I would pair it with Oyédo by diptyque. It’s just as complex and fulfilling to the nose as the book is to the reader.”  Yuzu citrus lends its multifaceted Asian charm to this intricate olfactory treat, named after Edo, the former name of Tokyo.

For more summer fragrance suggestions—from fresh to floral to fruityvisit our Summer Scents Shop.

Photo credits: Mona Lee, Liz Marklewicz, Stefanie Frank, Marcie Rouman & Amy Morgan


Heavenly Scents for Home

To give your abode a truly home-sweet-home air, a few well-placed fragrance elements can make every room smell divine. Here are two of our favorite collections, with décor-worthy designs as pleasing to the eye as they are to the nose.


Antica Farmacista. With over 20 fragrances in this beautiful collection, there certainly is one (and likely more) that will appeal to you. Though any one fragrance would make a room smell delicious, some scents enhance particular spaces especially well. Try a fresh herbal in the kitchen, a soothing elixir in the bedroom and a breezy floral in the bathroom.

Preferred pick: ‘Bergamot and Ocean Aria’ Home Ambience Perfume smells like the beach. Fresh notes of saltwater blended with soft jasmine, tranquil lavender and crisp bergamot evoke the allure and effervescence of the ocean. Warm notes of white musk and lush oak moss complete the captivating scent.

diptyque. The diptyque Home collection blends classic and modern, with a cult-status assortment of intimate, unique scents that honor nature through carefully chosen raw materials.

Preferred pick: The ’34 Boulevard Saint Germain’ Diffuser is shaped like an abstract hourglass, mingling old-world charm and modern design. This visually distinctive vessel diffuses fragrance through gravity and osmotic motion, and simply requires an occasional turn. The aroma? A charming mix of citrus, spices, florals, amber and hints of wood and eucalyptus that pays homage to diptyque’s first boutique in Paris. A completely chic, luxurious way to scent your home sweet home.

Discover even more heavenly scents in our Home Decor shop.

—Stefanie Frank


Our Beauty Team put together 12 of their favorites for a perfectly curated makeup bag. How does your list stack up? Browse all these and more in our On-the-Go Essentials Boutique.

Emi-Jay Hair Ties | Shiseido Pureness Blotting Paper

Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer | NARS Illuminator

Dior Addict Lip Glow Balm | Lancôme Eye Liner | Laura Mercier Eye Color | M·A·C Fix + Primer

diptyque Eau Rose Rollerball | OSCAR BLANDI Dry Shampoo Spray | Yves Saint Laurent Mascara



We’ve mentioned our diptyque devotion before, not only for all the divine scents to choose from, but also for those elegant, simply designed containers. But what to do when your wick runs out? We discovered that we weren’t the only ones who thought it a shame to get rid of our empty jars when we hit up one of our favorite resources for inspiration—Pinterest.

Here are our favorite ideas that we came across for upcycling diptyque candle jars.

A flower vase-as-bookend topper for the literature lover, from Hope in High Heels.

A tasteful, DIY way to stay organized, from Katie Armour.

A perfect way to accent French-inspired décor and a place for chic odds and ends, from decor8.

The beauty queen’s makeup brush holder, from Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere.

An orchid centerpiece for uptown tea, from Luxiarare.

What are your creative ways for upcycling beautiful objects?


Cheri Botiz, our National Beauty and Fragrance Director, shares her top five favorite Mother’s Day Gifts.

Hello everyone! I wanted to share with you 5 of my favorite beauty and fragrance gifts for Mother’s Day that I know any mom would love—I know I would!

1 – Jo Malone Wild Bluebell Cologne ($55-$110). Every time I smell this fragrance, it makes me happy. Mom will definitely get compliments with this one.

2 – Viktor & Rolf ‘Flowerbomb’ Extrait de Parfum ($350). This gift is an exquisite customer favorite. Any mom would be very happy with this long-lasting, floral concentrate.

3 – Antica Farmacista ‘Champagne’ Home Ambiance Perfume ($62-$92). Everyone loves to walk into a beautifully scented home. This fragrance is so unique and vibrant. Perfectly fresh.

4 – I Love New York Mother’s Day by Bond No. 9 Fragrance ($175). I love this for the bottle alone! It’s so fun to have on the vanity, and the tangerine scent is intoxicating.

5 – Diptyque Scented Candles ($60-$90). I could not pick just one; these are all wonderful. Pick up multiple candles and cluster together for a gorgeous statement on your dining table.

Bonus: receive a rose-gold-toned mirrored compact as a gift with any $150 women’s fragrance purchase while supplies last. It will automatically be added to your cart at Checkout.


A fresh crop of effortless spring makeup, skincare and scents has us making a beeline for the beauty counter. Here is the latest and greatest from our world of beauty.

1 – Guerlain Terracotta Sun in the City. The perfect transition from winter-pale to full-on bronzed, this satiny, mother-of-pearl-infused powder imbues a golden glow to cheekbones and bare shoulders.

2 – Chantecaille Coral Reefs Palette. Pretty, polished and subtle. Everything you need for eyes and cheeks to perfectly complement spring’s natural, girl-next-door look…just add a swipe of tinted lip balm (we like NARS Pure Sheer Lip Treatment SPF 15).

3 – diptyque Rose Collection. Everything’s coming up roses, bergamot and black currant in the Parisian perfumer’s endlessly romantic, newest scent, available in the signature candle, eau de toilette spray, and classic rollerball.

4 – CLARISONIC Mia 2. The cult favorite, deep-cleansing skin brush now comes in two speeds and three sunny new hues—Coral, Mango and Peony—that instantly put us in a better mood.

5 – YSL Glossy Stains. The texture and shine of a gloss + staying power of a stain = genius. Collect all 19 juicy shades.

What beauty products are you excited about this season? Do tell.