Best Fragrances for Summer, Rhode Island Style

Saturday, May 26, 2012


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Conjure up one of Rhode Island's seaside towns with our handpicked fragrances for the summer.

Summer in Rhode Island has a sea resort feeling and a thousand exciting scents—ocean breezes, beach roses, sun baked sidewalks, window box gardens, incoming tides, luscious seafood…. and gone are the days when a woman stayed true to just one perfume – there are simply too many wonderful choices.   Just as our lovely Ocean State never seems to have a shortage of villages and hamlets to visit, there are plenty of fragrances to match the mood of each one. (You can find all these fragrances at your favorite department store as well as at Sephora, Providence Place Mall.)

Wickford charms: Crabtree & Evelyn's Lily

Wickford is shopper’s mecca! As you stroll Brown Street, you’ll catch oh-so-wispy flower scents reminiscent of a favorite aunt's boudoir. Crabtree & Evelyn's Lily is the perfect lilting fragrance for walking this venerable old bay-side village. Lily's soft-spoken charm won't interfere with the sidewalk symphony of blossoming bushes and trees, and it delicately echoes the dainty bell-shaped flowers strewn throughout the gardens of the town’s 18th century homes.

Barrington elegance: Marc Jacobs for Women

Sophisticated elegance is the watchword in Barrington’s assemblage of high-end designer shops and smaller intimate boutiques. This picturesque town with its old stone buildings calls for a strong yet refined fragrance such as Marc Jacobs for Women. It is a beautiful tuberose often called “the watery perfume” for its clear pure scent of flowers. Other shoppers will pass by wondering if they are smelling the beach roses or you!

Watch Hill chic: Chloe's L'eau De Chloe

Right in the center, Westerly’s Watch Hill is the Old Flying Horse Carousel; why not take a spin wearing a fun-loving, spirited fragrance that matches the mood? Spritz on Chloe’s L'eau De Chloe, a chic yet mischievous scent that contains an unexpected citrus note—perfect for vacationing in this town which still has gentle reminders of the golden age of leisure.

Jamestown romance: Issey Miyake's L'Eau D'Issey

Jamestown is the kind of place where you want to linger on an old wrap-around porch watching the sun set over Narragansett Bay. The Newport Bridge in the distance and the peaceful echo of remote fog horns call for an easy-to- wear, tender fragrance. The freesia and lotus flower notes in Issey Miyake's L'Eau D'Issey will posses you; its hushed and enduring scent offers companionship as you close your sun-filled day in quiet contemplation.

Narragansett shore living: Beach by Bobbi Brown

Narragansett’s long sandy shoreline is a haven for sun worshipers and day trippers. The campy shops and small cafes offer a Margaritaville feel and there is no better scent to wear than Beach by Bobbi Brown. Its intoxicating scent of jasmine, sea spray, and sand is summertime in a bottle. It will complement your chic fringed straw hat and colorful sunglasses as you people watch on the famous stone wall and boardwalk.


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