Smells Like Latin Spirit?

No time for a vacation in Cuba or Costa Rica? Live vicariously through your fragrance! Splash on a little bit of Latin America with these new fragrances that use ingredients from your mother's cooking like fresh mint, cocoa bean and mango.

Bond No. 9's Coney Island is inspired by the summertime festivities of New York's Coney Island and plays with the scent of margaritas, chocolate and caramel in its sweet-smelling mix (don't worry, it doesn't smell like Nathan's Hot Dogs). ($125 for 50 ml. at saks.com).

The Latin ingredient in Sarah Jessica Parker's Covet Pure Bloom is refreshing coconut water, which is a nice contrast with the scent's plum and sandalwood notes. (for $68 for 3.4 oz eau de parfum spray, sephora.com).

Benefit Cosmetic's B Spot distills the sensual fruitiness of mango along with freesia and peony. ($38 for 1.7 oz eau de toilette spray, sephora.com).

Demeter Fragrance Library's new Tropical Zone Collection features intoxicating fragrances--Frozen Margarita, Piña Colada and Mojito, to name a few. The Margarita scent hits a perfect 3:2:1 ratio of tequila, triple sec and lime juice. ($6-$40, demeterfragrance.com)

Last but not least, though Demeter's Junior Mints fragrance is meant to evoke a night at the movies, it also uses classically Latin ingredients like chocolate, cocoa bean, and wild mint. ($6-$40, sephora.com).

 

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