Travel-inspired perfume brands you need to know (especially while staying home)

Published August 1, 2020

We believe that every scent is a journey to different places, memories, times. But some perfume brands make it their goal to take you on a trip to the real travel-destinations across the globe.
And now it’s right about time: when we temporarily can’t travel that much abroad, we can at least refresh sweet memories about previous visits with the help of perfumes. Or even get inspired to discover new hidden gems when the lockdown is over – why not? No ticket is needed: just inhale the scent, relax and enjoy your olfactory trip.

Let these travel-inspired perfume brands take you on a real journey!

Gallivant

Gallivant is an indie perfume maker from London, founded and created by Nick Steward. With the name literally translated as “to go around from one place to another in the pursuit of pleasure or entertainment”, the brand is all about the pleasures of urban exploration. The collection of unisex Eau de Parfums is inspired by the breezy vibe of the coolest, most creative urban-travel destinations. Are you a Berlin, Tokyo, Los Angeles, London or even Tel Aviv type of person? Try all of these scents and find an answer! P.S. All full-sized bottles of Gallivant perfumes are made in a travel-friendly 30ml format. Perfect for slipping into your bag or hand luggage, isn’t it?

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Berdoues

Passionate about perfumery and cosmetics, the Berdoues family created their brand in 1902. Since then, this passion has been passed on through four generations. And today, guided by the creativity of Sophie Berdoues, the fourth generation of the family, Berdoues is well known for its travel-inspired Collection Grands Crus. Each perfume from Grand Crus selection expresses one world’s region and offers a unique interpretation of its olfactory identity. The goal is to create the essence of a country through the power of a perfume. To achieve this, the noses behind the brand are playing with the local ingredients to bring you the most authentic experience. From African desert to beaches of China - find your exotic cruise destination. A perfect companion for a memorable summer.

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Une Nuit Nomade

Philippe Solas created Une Nuit Nomade to elegantly awaken your desire to roam from continent to continent, in search of fascinating and breathtaking destinations. Every scent is an invitation to a motionless journey where each inch of your skin becomes a new frontier, a new emotion. According to the bohemian brand’s philosophy (so French!), the art of travel is to imagine other lands, to step into the unknown, to leave your homeland and to return enriched by an invaluable experience. Would you like to travel with your imagination to Indonesia, Oman or follow Andy Warhol’s trip around America? Pick your scent and let it guide your senses.

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New Brand: Memo Paris

Memo Paris was founded in 2007 by Clara Molloy and her husband John. They see fragrance as a journey, forging its identity around magical destinations and potent raw materials. This desire for travel to far-off places is the very reflection of the founding couple itself: she is the Parisian-Catalan poet, and he is the sporty Irish globetrotter. Through every collection, Memo draws the map of a sensory world, giving some love to unique places around both the Far East and the close and common West. Memo’s motto: ‘The journey is the destination’. And we can’t agree more.

Let this scents take you on a journey:

Gallivant - London EdP

The contrLondon is all about the contrasts. The beauty of the roses in private gardens meets the patchouli in the market stalls. Leather and lace hustle on the gritty underground. London keeps developing and reaching out, just like the city continues to sprawl.

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Berdoues - Péng Lái EdP

Péng Lái encapsulates the Chinese legend of He Xiangu, the goddess of flowers. Floral and mythical, its centrepiece is the much admired Osmanthus flower. Unfolding around it are harmonising notes of mandarine, violet and tonka bean. Completely mesmerising.

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Une Nuit Nomade - Bohemian Soul EdP

. In the 1969 film Endless Summer, two surfers travel the world to find the perfect wave. Created by the nose of Annik Menardo and launched in 2018, Bohemian Soul is based on this very film. The scent delivers an instant rush of freshness, like an ocean breeze, before giving way to the evocative notes of warm pepper and smokey wood. Simple and addictive.

TRY 8 ML - £16