Scientists have shown that smell inspires our strongest memories. Because of this, Demeter Fragrance Library has created scents like Ocean, Frozen Pond and Steam Room to transport you right back to your favorite vacation spots. Keep these fragrances in your cubicle drawer for those times you just need to escape.
1. New Zealand
Lush, loamy and as fantastical as the land of Hobbits itself.
2. Christmas in NY
A blend of Rockefeller Center tree and chestnuts roasting on an open street cart.
3. Earl Grey Tea
The British know there’s nothing that can’t be fixed with a good cup of tea.
4. Giant Sequoia
An awe-inspiring and majestic reminder to put your problems in perspective.
5. Holy Water
Visiting the Vatican was literally a religious experience.
6. Provence Meadow
Rich and heady herbs in a stylish mix only the French can pull off.
7. Sex on the Beach South Beach
Drink in the sensual culture with a Latin beat and a little paper umbrella.
8. Fiery Curry
That Thai chili whose spicy taste still lingers.
9. Lava Rock
The earthiness of Hawaii’s Volcanoes National Park without the threat of eruption.
Sometimes the best memories come from the worst hole-in-the-walls.