Less is more, especially when it comes to additives. Newly launched brand Liis focuses on fragrance without preservatives, sulfates, and dyes. Clean beauty enthusiasts are sure to embrace its ethos, but everyone can appreciate the brand’s elegantly minimalist packaging and transportive scents. Bo, one of the line’s standouts, is a creamy mix of tobacco leaves, pine, incense, and cedar. On paper, the notes don’t scream warm weather, but these substantial elements combine into a luminous and light blend on the skin.
Mizensir Eau de Gingembre
In 1994, Spanish perfumer Alberto Morillas shook up the fragrance world with CK One, Calvin Klein’s bracingly fresh unisex scent that became a runaway hit. Since then, Morillas’s oeuvre has expanded to include several more legendary fragrances and Mizensir, his independent line. Fans of the invigorating perfumes Morillas helped to popularize will find several new favorites among the brand’s lineup, none more compelling than Eau de Gingembre, a jolt of ginger, neroli, and Calabrian bergamot that is cool enough to wear on summer’s hottest days.
Atelier Des Ors Blanc Polychrome
Every bottle of Atelier Des Ors sparkles—the flakes of gold inside it see to that—but the latest release, the zesty Blanc Polychrome, offers a different kind of glow. It is created in the eau de cologne style, the lightest concentration of fragrance. A tonic that includes notes of lavender petitgrain, jasmine, fig, and ambroxan, it has a clean crispness that is intoxicating on its own or when layered over another scent. Our recommendation? Atelier des Ors’s elegant Nuda Veritas.
Lazarus Douvos Rose 1845
If you follow fashion and beauty, you’re likely familiar with the name Lazarus Douvos. The renowned hairstylist has been a force within the industry for the past three decades. His line of ultra-luxurious (and beautifully scented) hair-care products has developed a cult following. Douvos’s collection also includes fragrance, and a world-class one at that. Rose 1845 captures all the facets of the famous flower; it’s made with handpicked blooms from the fields of Grasse, France. If that wasn’t lavish enough, the juice itself is a robust, jammy rose that will turn heads year-round.
Initio Musk Therapy
Admit it, 2021 has been stressful, and we could all use a little R&R. There’s no better way to unwind than curling up with a cozy scent, and Initio Parfums Prive’s latest, Musk Therapy, offers relaxation in a bottle. A soothing blend of sandalwood, magnolia, bergamot, and, of course, musk, the fragrance uses white and pink versions of the popular note to enhance the tranquility. Calming, gentle, and subtly sexy, it’s a winning blend that will feel soothing on the season’s hottest days and transition perfectly into cooler weather.