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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.