Scent stays with you long after you check out. You just might find your new favorite on your next hotel stay, such as one of these eight brands.
Handcrafted in Phuket, Thailand, these sulphate- and paraben-free products can be found in many top hotels, designed with exclusive formulas. For instance, guests at Amanpuri enjoy in-room amenities and spa products made with a blend of frangipani (plumeria) and pomelo ,a citrus fruit native to Asia. Lemongrass House chose frangipani because it grows all over Amanpuri, and they can collect and extract the flowers from the property. At Amansara in Cambodia, expect products with oils from fresh jasmine, mandarin, and pomelo. For One&Only Reethi Rah, Lemongrass House makes a line of products designed for sunburned skin with aloe vera, green tea, cucumber, jojoba oil, shea butter, and scented with royal lotus and frangipani oils.
New York City-based Le Labo is a dominant force in the luxury hotel toiletry scene, with signature scents and personalized labels. Fairmont Hotels and Resorts’ use rose-scented Le Labo products and put guests’ names on bottles. The Park Hyatt New York has their own collaboration with the brand, which created the Tubereuse 40 – a woody/floral scent – exclusively for the hotel. Park Hyatt St. Kitts uses the brand’s Santal 33 amenities, and EDITION hotels have their own custom Le Labo scent that’s reminiscent of Noir 29 – a scent made with fig, bay leaves, bergamot, cedar wood, black tea leaves, vetiver, and musk.
For a bit of Paris in Taipei, the Mandarin Oriental, Taipei stocks Parisian Diptyque shower gel, lotion, shampoo and conditioner, and a skincare bar. It is the only Mandarin Oriental in Asia to supply Diptyque products, so take advantage.
In Barcelona, Majestic Hotel & Spa partnered with Atelier Cologne to produce a custom fragrance for the hotel, called Musc Imperial, which is used for the hotel’s perfumes and bath products. A different perfume sample is left on guest beds each night, allowing them to experience all seven of the different scents by Atelier Cologne, including the signature scent for the hotel. You can purchase your favorite Atelier scent at the hotel spa.
Mālie Organics uses organic ingredients from Hawaii and does not test its products on animals. The Royal Hawaiian in Honolulu stocks the Koke’e aroma, a crisp and clean scent named in honor of Hawaii’s oldest rainforest. Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort offers the Koke’e-scented products in full-size bottles for guests in villas and suites, and 2.5-ounce bottles in other guest rooms.
Hotel Eden Rome is one of few hotels in the world that carries Bottega Veneta toiletries, chosen for its craftsmanship and attention to details. The products have a slightly woodsy smell, similar to patchouli.
London-based Asprey, a luxury goods company dating back to 1781, has a partnership with The Ritz-Carlton, – guests of the brand’s properties around the world enjoy Asprey’s Purple Water Collection, a fresh citrus fragrance with spicy notes.
Seattle-based Antica Farmacista has partnered with several Virtuoso hotels to create signature scents. At Hotel Bel-Air, “The Gardens of Bel-Air” has notes of lemon, neroli, jasmine, and orange leaf. The Beverly Hills Hotel offers the “Lush Palm” line of amenities, with notes of cedarwood, lily of the valley, green palm, and citrus. In a nod to Southern California spirit, the signature scent at Montage Laguna Beach is “Oceano Breeza & Lemon Verbena,” with a coastal saltwater scent. And Montage Deer Valley honors the rustic, mountain-town beauty of the property with an earthy cedarwood fragrance.
Top photo: Courtesy of Majestic Hotel & Spa