Let’s set the scene: a white house with large windows, a wraparound porch, and a perfectly pruned garden sitting mere feet away from a sandy white coastline. Beyond the rows of yachts and sailboats that bob up and down on the rolling waves like a child’s toys in a bathtub are endless miles of perfectly blue sea. This is where the archetypal coastal grandma—clad in her linen button-down, woven market bag, and floppy sun hat—finds peace and solace. But what if I said you could achieve that same exact feeling by simply spraying some perfume on the nape of the neck and inner wrist?
You’ve read that correctly. Age and proximity have nothing to do with embracing your inner coastal grandmother. I’ve scoured the internet to identify 16 perfumes that perfectly embody the aesthetic so that you, whether or not you happen to reside on the picturesque coast, can have your own little piece of the Hamptons. Read on to discover which fragrances smell like all things coastal in a bottle.