This sacred blossom has become the floral reincarnation of may, popping up in daytime fragrances and skin care lotions.
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01 RALPH LAUREN ROMANCE EAU FRAICHE
Sparkling notes of guava and water lily transform this American classic into a lighter, fresher scent, perfect for the hot summer months. ($72; Macy’s, Sephora, ralphlauren.com)
02 AMALA PURIFY BLUE LOTUS PURIFYING GEL CLEANSER
The foaming cleanser in this new certified organic line features vitamin-enriched lotus flowers with absorbent white clay and soothing green tea f or a balanced and healthy complexion. ($21; amalabeauty.com)
03 BLISS FATGIRLSLEEP
This lavender-infused evening cream combines lotus with oceanic algae to firm by preventing water retention and increasing circulation. ($38; Bliss spas, Blue Mercury, Nordstrom, select Sephora, blissworld.com)
04 KÖRNER SUBLIME BODY LOTIONS extracts blended with tropical hibiscus, mango kernel oil and passion fruit provide intense moisturization; aromatic hints of ylang-ylang and neroli add a sensual scent. ($60; Apothia at Fred Segal, Henri Bendel)
05 JO MALONE LOTUS BLOSSOM & WATER LILY COLOGNE
Inspired by the Japanese incense ceremony Kodo, this unisex scent opens with an aquatic accord and citrus mélange that bloom into a floral infusion of lotus, water lily and jasmine. ($50; Bergdorf Goodman, select Neiman Marcus & Saks