Daily Crush: Batucada by L'Artisan Parfumeur
By Julien Sauvalle
Named after a drum-heavy type of samba, Batucada is simply the best olfactive homage to Rio de Janeiro. Refreshing notes of sugar, mint, and lime open this unisex fragrance; a reference to caipirinha, Brazil's signature cocktail. It later unfolds on the skin as a sweet, lightly floral scent, with uplifting touches of ylang-ylang and tiare, and just a hint of coconut and sea salt, to evoke the blissful breeze of Ipanema beach. A perfect summer scent, and your instant getaway to the delights of Brazil.
Batucada by L'Artisan Parfumeur, EDT, $100, 1.7 oz, at ArtisanParfumeur.com