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Marketplace: The lingering lure of travel

Spray these travel-themed scents from StudioWest to get your fix of the faraway.  

We rather took for granted the richness of experiences like travel and shopping before COVID turned our world upside down and we retreated into our safe havens. But with things slowly opening up, the yearnings are starting to resurface and here’s a way to indulge them before we can actually be up, up and away.

On a first foray of shopping at the Westside store at Kala Ghoda, Mumbai, after ages, we chanced upon StudioWest’s fragrance section, which had several options that took us on an interesting olfactory journey.

Sand, surf and sensuality

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When exotic beaches beckon. Image: Shutterstock/Martin Valigursky.

While it may be a while before we can fly off to the world’s best beaches, StudioWest’s Destination Collection for women could be a way to get a whiff of the wildly exciting from each. Each of these eau de parfums in transparent tiny 25ml bottles that can easily fit into your travel kit or beach bag has a different fragrance profile. The perfumers even advocate layering them with each other to create your own personal blend. Each is priced at Rs 295.

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One Night In Mykonos is citrus floral, with aqueous and lemon accents, green notes blended with rose, jasmine, pear blossom, and base notes of amber, balsamic, and musk.

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One Night In Maldives is a fresh blend of juniper berries, citruses like blood orange and Sicilian lemon mixed with middle notes of Pimento blended with clary sage, lavender and geranium and finished with base notes of vetiver, cedar and patchouli.

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One Night In Goa is floral powdery with cardamom and heliotrope blended with mimosa, rose, sandalwood, and base notes of musk and tonka beans.

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One Night In Cancun is floral fruity with hints of peach, plum, and honey blended with lily of the valley, nectarine, petitgrain, and base notes of musk, vetiver, and amber.

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One Night In Bali is intense citrus spice using grapefruit lemon, mint and pink pepper mixed with middle notes of ginger, nutmeg, jasmine, with base notes of incense, vetiver, cedar, sandalwood, patchouli, labdanum and white musk.

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One Night In Bora Bora is floral ambery, with citrus, pear, and melon blended with rose, freesia, lily of the valley, and base notes of amber, musk, and patchouli.

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One Night In Rio is floral chypre, with citrus blended with peony, rose, jasmine, and base notes of patchouli, musk, amber.

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One Night In Ibiza is floral with bergamot, cardamom, and coconut blended with tiare flower, tuberose, ylang ylang, and base notes of musk, benzoin, and heliotrope.

What’s your ETA?

Not all who wander are lost. Image: Shutterstock/Olga Danylenko.

These eau de parfums for men come in solid, chunky 100ml bottles that look good on your shelf but will also survive being bumped around in your check-in baggage when the time comes to travel. Choose your travelling style and the scent that encapsulates your sensibility the best. Each is priced at Rs 1,295.

ETA Traveller is a fresh and woody scent that reveals citrus, amber and woody notes.

ETA Wanderer is all about amber and spice, with warm notes of pink pepper, hazel, cedar and tonka bean.

ETA Nomad is aquatic and aromatic with grapefruit, cedar, vetiver and spicy nutmeg.

Fragrances can transport you to different places and these that have been specially created to whet your appetite for travel, they’re bound to appeal to your inner wanderluster.

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