Words: Lauren Carbran
Take us to Coachella 2019, where there’s an infinite supply of vitamin D, palm trees, desert and dreamy pools with flamingo lilos. The best part? Ariana Grande, Khalid and The 1975 are headlining this year. But as most of us aren’t about to hop on a plane to the world’s most desirable music festival, here are the scents that will make you feel like you’re already there…
YSL BLACK OPIUM EXOTIC ILLUSION FOR HER
This scent was made for a festival in the desert, with its vibrant, electric smells of coffee, vanilla and jasmine. It’s the same juice as the original YSL Black Opium, which you probably already love, but the bottle has had a palm-tree makeover, Coachella-style. One spritz and you’ll be partying with your favourite people.
MICHAEL KORS WONDERLUST EAU FRESH FOR HER
Michael Kors perfectly captures the smell of lounging by the pool in Palm Springs, the location of Coachella Music Festival. In one hand is your fruity cocktail, while the other scrolls down the Instagram grid, obviously. We're obsessing over the blend of zesty notes with musk and wood in this chic bottle. After one spritz, you'll see that it's all about the mandarin, pink grapefruit, sandalwood and musk.
VERSACE EROS FLAME FOR HIM
Question: if you could bottle the smell of Coachella, what would it be? Answer: Versace Eros Flame. Yes, this intense, bold scent is inspired by heat, so it’ll instantly remind you of the Coachella desert. The smell? Sharpness from its lemon and oranges, spice from its pepper and tonka bean, and sensual undertones of its vanilla and patchouli. Coachella vibes all round.
ARMANI ACQUA DI GIO FOR HIM
Sun and water are the inspo for Armani Acqua Di Gio, which make it very Palm Springs appropriate. Channel your inner Coachella festivalgoer with the mix of lime, jasmine and nutmeg, while the marine notes will keep you refreshed all day long. The natural and subtle wafts make it a top pick for everyday wear – so it’s a YES from us.