BEAUTY

Spring Training

Escapist scents and glow-giving products pave the way for summer.


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If you can’t swing a 10-day Mediterranean yachting trip, just close your eyes and pretend. I Profumi di Firenze’s latest concoction, Brezza di Mare, has bracing notes of sea salt, Calabrian bergamot and Sicilian lemon and lime. $92; at Barneys New York.

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Light and silky Körner Sublime Body Lotion contains oyster shell proteins to fortify skin’s moisture barrier. Extracts of passion fruit, hibiscus and lotus flower help calm and tone. $60; at Henri Bendel.

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We thought we had seen it all with lip gloss charms and solid fragrance lockets, but Yves Saint Laurent is taking the makeup-cum-jewelry concept up a notch with its new Soleil d’Afrique bronzer, available in June. The pressed powder comes in a chunky, black beechwood compact that doubles as a tribal-looking necklace. (The leather tassel is removable.) $72; yslbeautyus.com

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RéVive founder Gregory Bays Brown says the company’s first sunscreen was also its trickiest product to perfect. The new Filtre de Soleil SPF 45 provides broad-spectrum protection without that ghostly whitening effect. The lotion contains zinc oxide (to deflect rays) and chemical sunscreens (to absorb UV radiation), and sinks right into skin. $130; reviveskincare.com

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Model-tested at a Michael Kors runway show two years ago, MAC Skinsheen Leg Spray is finally available to all. The silicone-based bronzing formula goes on easily, lasts up to eight hours and can even survive a shower or two. All three natural-looking shades have a subtly sexy shimmer. $22.50; at MAC.

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Although all the Darphin Paris products smell divine, the company has, surprisingly, never made a serious venture into fragrance. But this spring Darphin is offering a trio of limited-edition colognes and has plans to concoct a few more for fall. The scents are as fresh and straightforward as their names: Bambou & Thé Vert (shown here), Ylang & Vanille and Muguet & Violette. $75 each; at Neiman Marcus.