Simultaneously down-to-earth and refined – think Mark Ruffalo at Buckingham Palace – Salvia Sclarea is the best pick for summer from Tom Daxon, a small, indie U.K.-based fragrance maker that's new to the U.S. Containing sweet Clary sage, found in the northern Mediterranean, as the base ingredient, Salvia Sclarea's complexity comes from the combination of dewey green violet leaf, grass, and jasmine with cheerful bergamot and stately white musks, wood, and oakmoss. In herbology circles, Clary sage is used as an antidepressant and antispasmodic, so you might say Daxon's appealing concoction is optimistic and smooth. Pair accordingly. [$185 for 1.7 oz; luckyscent.com]
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