Editors' Picks: The Best Beauty Products That Smell Exactly Like the Beach
Maison Margiela Replica Beach Walk Fragrance
Kaitlyn Frey, Style & Beauty Assistant: I'm not one that typically reserves scents for specific seasons, but when it comes to this one from Maison Margiela, I only spritz it from May to September. I got my hands on a bottle last summer and instantly became addicted. When I'm sitting at my desk at 3pm on a Friday afternoon, while my friends are already beachside or en route to weekend getaways, I'd catch a whiff of this perfume and feel like I'm right there with them.
Buy It! Maison Margiela Replica Beach Walk Fragrance, $126; nordstrom.com
Sun Bun Beach Formula Shampoo
Andrea Lavinthal, Style and Beauty Director: I'm such a superfan of Sun Bum's sunscreen that I even wear the stuff at night as body lotion. It smells that good. So you can imagine how thrilled I was when the brand launched a hair care line that has the same incredible aroma, plus a subtle hint of banana. And not only does it smell delicious, but it also makes my hair look extremely shiny.
Buy It! Sun Bum Beach Formula Shampoo, $17.99; target.com
Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche Skinscent
Jackie Fields, Beauty Editor: In summer I look forward to three things: fireworks, ripe watermelon and the re-release of Esteé Lauder’s limited-edition scent Bronze Goddess. It’s hands down the best cocktail of coconut, vanilla and citrus I’ve ever spritzed. Believe me, I don’t need any incentive to re-stock at the start of every summer, but the brand gives me one anyway by redesigning the bottle every year.
Buy It! Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche Skinscent, $60 (for 1.7 oz); esteelauder.com
Kopari Coconut Crush Scrub
Lindy Segal, Style Social Editor: If you like Piña Coladas, and... you get it. I was recently introduced to the wonders of Kopari's coconut-based products, and I'm officially a, well, nut over them. Their body scrub is made with basically every part of the coconut (oil, milk, tiny pieces of shell) and brown sugar to give you the silkiest skin ever — and, naturally, it smells fantastic.
Buy it! Kopari Coconut Crush Scrub, $28; sephora.com
Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Fragrance
Colleen Kratofil, Style Writer-Reporter: It's not summer until I start spritizing on Dolce & Gabbana's sunny scent. (I've been using this every year since high school!) The mix of Sicilian citron, Bluebell and Granny Smith apple is meant to evoke "the essence of a South Italian summer" but for me, it always brings me back to days lounging by the pool in Ohio.
Buy It! Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue eau de toilette spray, $76; nordstrom.com
AHAVA Dry Oil Body Mist, Sea-Kissed
Alex Abel, News Editor: In the summer, I like to take a break from heavy fragrances, and a spritz or two from this breezy bottle of body mist is the perfect alternative. Because it's a dry oil, you barely feel it against your skin — so good for a hot day — and a single whiff of the sea-inspired scent it leaves behind is enough to transport you to paradise.
Buy it! AHAVA Dry Oil Body Mist, $40; amazon.com
Yes To Shower Cocktail Hydrating Body Wash
Sharon Kanter, Deputy Style Director: My co-workers gave me the amazing tip that in the summer, body washes should be like cocktails — light and refreshing. So, I took them seriously and switched to this one by Yes To, which is literally shaped like a cocktail shaker. And, I gotta say, they're right: Its hydrating mix of coconut, mango and papaya makes my noisy midtown apartment shower smell like a tropical beach vacation.
Buy It! Yes To, $5.99 for 16 oz.; target.com
Hawaiian Tropic Ultra Radiance After Sun Lotion
Brittany Talarico, Senior Style Editor: I grew up on the Jersey Shore which means I've been using Hawaiian Tropic products since I left the womb. And when I smell this after sun lotion, it imediately transports me to the beach club I lifeguarded at as a teen. It not only smells amazing (thanks to the mix of mango and shea butter), but it brightens your tan and gives your skin an subtle shine.
Buy It! Hawaiian Tropic Ultra Radiance After Sun Lotion, $8.99; walgreens.com
Balmyard Beauty Romantic Call Oil
Emily Kirkpatrick, Associate Style News Editor: What makes this one so special? Let me tell you: It's all about that scent. With coconut, shea, sweet almond and hibiscus seed oil, I swear this product is the closest you can get to a tropical island vacation without ever leaving state lines.
Buy It! Balmyard Beauty Romantic Call Body Oil, $82; balmyardbeauty.com
Batiste Tropical Coconut & Exotic Dry Shampoo
Kami Phillips, E-Commerce Editor: Dry shampoo is my (not so) secret weapon - especially when the summer heat starts hitting those all time highs. No one likes to look like they have oily, sweaty hair. The solution? This Batiste dry shampoo - it eliminates any grease and smells like you're on a tropical island sipping coconuts and basking in the sun.
Buy It! Batiste Dry Shampoo, $10.19; amazon.com