The next best thing to a lazy weekend is a fragrance that evokes a general eau de lazy.
After the grind of a long, stressful week, there’s nothing we look forward to more than slow weekend mornings in bed.
Err, OK, if that’s not possible, how about the next best thing: a fragrance that evokes clean, crisp sheets, bare skin and a general eau de lazy.
These perfumes do exactly that. Just a spritz of these scents brings us back to that happy place, no matter where we are or how much we’re hustling.
Byredo Toile Textile Perfume ($62 at byredo.com). This is perfume for your linens, but it’s so wonderful we had to include it. Imagine burying your face in warm sheets fresh from the dryer, and you have an idea of what this new launch smells like. Spray it on clothes and linens to add an understated blend of bergamot, lily of the valley, violet silk, amber and cotton musk.
Clean Skin ($25–$72 at cleanperfume.com). Fresh, minimalistic scents are the Clean brand’s signature. This one plays off of musks, honey and fresh air to evoke bare skin.
Demeter Linen ($3–$39.50 at demeterfragrance.com). Demeter is known for literal interpretations of scents, and this one is no exception. It’s both crisp and delicate, like a fresh batch of laundry.
Maison Martin Margiela Replica Lazy Sunday Morning ($25–$125 at Sephora). This scent has a nostalgic feel to it. Aldehydes, pear, lily of the valley, iris, rose, orange, musk and a touch of patchouli and amber intermingle to suggest the sweet, crisp and slightly earthy combination of sheets and skin.
Vilhelm Parfumerie Room Service ($245 at Barneys New York). One of the newest launches from this fragrance brand, Room Service is like a lazy morning spent in another era, with notes of violet, pink orchid, green bamboo, mandarin and sandalwood.
Frederic Malle Dans Tes Bras ($185–$270 at fredericmalle.com). This warm, romantic scent has notes of musk, cashmeran, sandalwood and patchouli, complemented by softer notes of heliotrope and violet. It beautifully captures the intimate scent of skin.