Vanilla is enjoying a renaissance in these sweet summer launches.
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Benefit Crescent Row In So Hooked On Carmella
This floral vanilla fragrance contains fruity top notes of grapefruit and rhubarb and a floral heart of peony and tiare flower. Vanilla, sandalwood and amber give a soft, slightly spicy drydown. ($36; Sephora)
DKNY Pure DKNY
Women farmers in Uganda gathered the vanilla used as the signature note of this scent, designed to convey feelings of peace and mindfulness. Part of Pure’s proceeds will benefit CARE, a humanitarian organization working to fight global poverty. ($80; Nordstrom)
Dior Escale Aux Marquises
Inspired by Dior perfumer François Demachy’s travels to island paradise French Polynesia, the third member of the brand’s Escale collection is a refreshing blend of blood orange essence, vanilla absolute and Tahitian tiare flower. ($87; Nordstrom)
Clarins Instant Sun Light Click & Gloss Spf 6 in 01 Vanilla
This vanilla and raspberry–flavored gloss, available in three sparkling shades, contains shea butter and sunflower seed oil. ($18; Clarins counters)
Tom Ford Beauty Private Blend Lip Color in Vanilla Suede
Tom Ford’s first makeup collection comprises 12 creamy nude to cherry-hued lipsticks housed in elegant gold and ivory packaging. This soft shade delivers Brazilian murumuru butter, chamomilla flower oil and soja seed extract for a smooth application. ($45; Saks)
Inspired by Coach’s namesake fashion and accessories line, this playful scent unites notes of cucumber flower petals, baby freesia buds and red candied rose petals with water lily, vanilla and marshmallow. ($60; Coach)
Mark The Big Fix 15-in-1 Big Benefits Balm
Mark’s first Fair Trade body collection, whose proceeds benefi t farming communities in Africa and South America, includes this multipurpose balm. It fuses cocoa butter, olive oil and vanilla sourced from India, and can be used 15 different ways, from softening cuticles and heels to keeping unruly eyebrows in place. ($10; meetmark.com)