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Create a mini getaway with these scents from around the world

May 18, 2020 by Jamie Burke

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Want to transform a room into a mini getaway? Transport yourself with fragrances of the world and find candles, essential oils, and more inspired by some of our favorite travel destinations.



Inspired by Provence

The lavender fields of Provence are one of the most iconic (and photogenic!) landscapes on earth. “Everything was simply stunning, from the rich colors of Rousillon to the vineyards... it’s hard to find better views than in Provence,” said our photographer on tour, Jimmy. If you can't quite make it to France right now, you can still bring home a little bit of Provençal flair with a lovely, lavender-scented candle.



Inspired by the Amalfi Coast

Italy’s Amalfi Coast is known for its lemons—and limoncello. The fruit grows spectacularly well in the sunny, warm climate, and is celebrated in everything from colorful ceramics to bright and flavorful pasta dishes. “You’ll walk down the street and find lemons hanging right over your head!” says staffer Jamie. You can get a little bit of la dolce vita with these Amalfi-inspired reed diffusers, with fresh scents of lemon and mint.


Cherry Blossom

Inspired by Japan

Japan’s cherry blossom season brings a burst of pink blooms to parks, temples, and gardens throughout the country, attracting thousands of visitors each year. “Sakura season is a reminder to slow down and enjoy the little things,” said traveler Kaitlyn. Want a little sakura at home? This hand-poured blossom-scented candle smells almost like the real thing.



Inspired by the Rocky Mountains

There’s nothing quite like the fresh Rocky Mountain air—unless it’s this spruce-scented essential oil. Add a couple drops to your diffuser and you’ll feel like you’re zipping through the Rockies by rail or soaking in the sites from the national parks on tour.



Inspired by Santorini

Wild figs grow along the hills and cliffs of Santorini, one of Greece’s most sought-after island escapes. “The views are amazing, especially in Oia,” said our staffer Andres. “All in all it’s a pretty magical place— like when you're walking in those tight roads with all the shops and then you catch a peek of the ocean views. It’s pretty breathtaking.” With fruity aromas and notes of beachy sandalwood, this candle might just have you believing you’re there with your toes in the (volcanic!) sand.

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About the author | Jamie Burke
Always on the lookout for the next best meal ever, Jamie loves exploring the world—and all the great food in it. When she's not working to inspire new travelers, you'll find her biking around Boston, eating at her favorite sushi place, or hanging out at home with her family (and cat).

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