Words: Lauren Carbran
Make 2019 your year to travel. From sacred temples to mighty waterfalls, here are the four destinations you’ve got to visit – and the perfumes to take on holiday with you...
If tea-picking, trekking through rainforests and acai bowls for brekkie are your thing, head to Sri Lanka this year. And while you’re surfing the waves in Mirissa or exploring religious temples in Kandy, you’ll want to smell fresh and exotic. Cue Michael Kors Wonderlust Eau Fresh for her, a warm, floral fragrance with Sri Lankan sandalwood, peony and jasmine sambac. Guys should go for Armani Acqua Di Gio Absolu (marine notes, fruit and woody accords) while you explore this beautiful country.
Ready to explore Zimbabwe’s hidden secrets? We’re talking national parks sprawling with wildlife, the medieval city of Great Zimbabwe and the spectacular Victoria Falls. While you’re taking in the stunning scenery, opt for Mugler Aura for her, which has all the botanical, jungle vibes – a fresh concoction of rhubarb leaves, orange blossom and wolfwood. For the guys there’s Hugo Boss Boss Bottled for him with its earthy notes of vetiver, cedarwood, olivewood and musk. Mmmm…
There’s always a party going on in Panama. With its dreamy white-sand beaches, exotic islands (Google San Blas islands and you’ll understand) and the world-famous Panama Canal, it’s an amazing holiday destination. Want the perfect tropical fragrance to match? Try Juicy Couture Oui for her, a chic, playful blend of water lemon (water melon and lemon), dewy honeysuckle and pear. And for guys, there’s Paco Rabanne Invictus Aqua, which oozes marine notes, grapefruit zest and violet leaves. Now, which way to the beach?
Want to be #winning on the Instagram grid? Head for Jordan this year. Set to be an upcoming destination for 2019, it doesn’t even need a filter. Whether you’re heading for the Dead Sea (which you can float on, FYI) or an archaeological city dating back to 9000BC, there’s something for every type of curious traveller. Make sure you pack Ralph Lauren Woman for her, a rich mix of floral and woody notes (we’re loving the orange flower and sandalwood blend). For guys, we’re rating Azzaro Wanted By Night right now, a spicy, masculine blend of cinnamon, incense and cumin that complements your surroundings perfectly.