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Six Fragrances Inspired By Your Favorite Booze

Whatever your tipple of choice, there’s likely a non-potable potion you’ll find worth a whiff. Here are six sensory standouts.

Mescal Negra, $95

This smoky, earthy and mouth-watering fragrance will linger in your memory. Perfumer Kelly Jones did a deep dive into the agave fields of Mexico to create this knockout concoction. “Mezcal is the ultimate aphrodisiac,” she says, “with its centuries-old heritage and enrapturing breadth of aromas and taste.”

Moonshine Reserve Cologne, $148

There’s so much to love about Moonshine reserve cologne, starting with the packaging, a nod to backwoods copper pot stills. Fresh cracked pepper and Appalachian gin are among the notes in this masculine scent, a more intense version of the company’s original Moonshine fragrance.

Juniper Sling, $77

If gin’s your thing, you’ll love Juniper Sling. Okay, that’s not the official advertising jingle but it probably should be. The venerable English house of Penhaligon’s has incorporated botanicals of a classic dry gin including juniper, orris and angelica into this crisp cocktail of spray fragrance. Like a dapper dude of the 1920s the bottle even sports a bow tie. 

Bourbon Amber Cologne Intense, $60

This warm vanilla-rich blend with base notes including sandalwood and amber from the Art of Shaving is perfect for getting cozy indoors during winter months.

Robert Graham Courage, $74

Vodka citron is the top note in this cologne. Available in a couple of sizes including a travel set, but we love the large cheeky decanter-themed bottle. 

Dark Rum by Malin+Goetz, $150

Dark Rum is a sweet heady fragrance redolent of plum that will have you daydreaming of long midsummer afternoons of drinks by the pool.