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Here now, the very Best In Beauty: Cosmetics, skin care, nail polish, and more tiny miracles personally vetted and loved by our editors.
Welp, if you can't conquer your own summer scent, you can always mask it (that's kinda French, right?) with a bottled scent. Find below our editors' favorite perfumes, roll-ons, and mists ranging from crisp, seaside spritzers to heady, masculine sprays, and the closest thing you can get to custom from the comfort of your own—hopefully air-conditioned—abode.
· CB I Hate Perfume At the Beach, 1966 ($110): "I love the smell of sunscreen so much that, if I'm not already wearing the real stuff, I'll spritz on a bottled version of the scent. This smells like Coppertone, watermelon rinds, and saltwater. Also recommended for sniffing wistfully in the dead of winter."—Caitlin Petreycik, Racked New York Editor
· Les Nereides Patchouli Precieux ($95): "This is a very grown up and very French version of patchouli, which makes me feel like I'm an elegant, Diane Lane-in-Under the Tuscan Sun-type. You know, beautiful, a little worldly and not afraid of linen. Lucky Scent describes it as, 'the loamy soil of an enchanted hillside at dusk as you lay in the grass and watch the clouds turn periwinkle.' As one reviewer details, it opens with notes of 'old attic' but mellows nicely on the skin."—Leslie Price, Racked National Editor
· Diptyque Eau Rose Roll-On ($48): "Given that I'm a hardcore Diptyque candle hoarder (seriously, it's a problem), I've now moved on to their personal fragrances. This perfect summer roll-on offers a gentle whiff of fresh roses, and is lightweight enough to wear both day and night. The packaging is pretty, too."—Natalie Alcala, Racked Los Angeles Editor
· Byredo Parfums Pulp ($145): "This intensely fruity Swedish scent is my souvenir from a trip to Stockholm. Since I've been back, I've noticed the brand everywhere, from recommendations by fans like Sea of Shoes and Kate Bosworth to spotting the minimalist bottle in the pages of a CB2 catalogue. I loved Gypsy Water and Bal D'Afrique, but I picked Pulp because I've never smelled anything like it before. It's like an overripe bowl of fruit plus the clean smell of freshly mowed grass, but somehow sexy and mysterious. Warning: this scent is divisive, you'll either love it or hate it. "—Adele Chapin, Editor, Racked DC
· Philosophy Amazing Grace ($16): "I can't get enough of this feminine, super-clean scent. It's perfect for any time of year, but it has a lightness to it that's especially perfect for the season."—Jenny Berg, Racked Chicago Editor
· Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb ($50): "I was rocking this scent way before Wale made a song about it. It's floral without being obnoxious, with notes of jasmine, orange blossom, orchid and rose. I've made it my signature scent for the past six years, and I haven't dreamed of buying anything else since."—Ashley Brozic, Racked Miami Editor
· Clean Eau de Parfum ($69): "It's the best way to smell like you just jumped out of the shower. In the summer, it's perfect for not really smelling like anything but, well, clean. It starts off a little crisp and wears down to a fresh fragrance."—Susan Stapleton, Racked Vegas Editor
· Carven Le Parfum Eau de Parfum ($84): "There's something so sophisticated and—obviously—French about this Carven fragrance. It's a really neat mix of florals and woody notes. Saks calls it a 'lighthearted floral bouquet.'"—Tiffany Yannetta, Racked Managing Editor
· Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey ($26): "Every note in this perfume is summer in a bottle: freesie, rose water, peonies, carnation, lotus. It's not overly floral though, thanks to the musky notes that are mixed in."—Tiffany Yannetta, Racked Managing Editor
· NOVA for Opening Ceremony Perfume Kits ($130): "I had the pleasure of creating a custom fragrance with Nova founder Julia Zangrilli in celebration of her collab with jeweler Anna Sheffield which I am obsessed with (and sadly almost out of). While you can book a custom appointment with Julie (such a cute bridal shower idea, IMHO), you could also opt for one of the sets she did for Opening Ceremony, which allow you to layer four roll-ons as you wish."—Nicola Fumo, Racked Market Editor
· Le Labo Bergamote 22 ($70): "If you could make a flower spicy then bottle it, you'd have this scent. Recommended for summer nights."—Kenzie Bryant, Racked Engagement Editor
· Le Labo Santal 33 ($130): "I like wearing this when I want something that's a little more masculine, but I still find it to be really sexy. It sort of goes with my summer wardrobe, which is usually a mix of something a loose and boxy with something that's shows more skin: so, a big tee shirt with cut-off shorts. The oil also lasts so much longer than a spray and really blends with your own skin."—Tiffany Yannetta, Racked Managing Editor
· Bond No. 9 Hamptons ($265): "Hamptons is that fragrance that immediately changes your mindset from busy, busy, busy to a day at the beach. Oh-so-heavenly with its musky undertones and top notes of floral. Bonus: He can wear it, too."—Susan Stapleton, Racked Vegas
· Marc Jacobs Daisy ($75): "One of my favorite scents, but I save it for the summer months. It has me selling like a prairie rose all day long and even mixes with sweat pretty nicely for a sweet/musky scent. Win win."—Chavie Lieber, National Features Writer
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