Top 5 countries to visit in 2017 and the perfumes to bring

By Lauren Carbran

Has 2017 given you the travel bug? Yep, us too. So, we’re bringing you the top five countries to visit in 2017 (according to Lonely Planet) and the perfumes you’ll need there too. Happy travelling, people…

111. Canada

Turquoise lakes, snowy mountains and breathtaking waterfalls – who wouldn’t want to visit Canada? So, we’re not surprised that it’s taken the top spot for travellers in 2017. If you’re planning to travel there, we recommend wearing a fresh fragrance to compliment Canada’s great outdoors. Try Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Pure for her, which smells of rose and lily or Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Eau Fraiche for him, a delightful mix of marine accord and grapefruit.

222. Colombia

You may be surprised, but Colombia is up and coming, people. Yes, gone are the dark days – Colombia is officially traveller-friendly, thanks to its mix of welcoming South American and Caribbean culture, colourful architecture, beaches, jungles and waterfalls. So, look to a bright, fun scent to accompany you on your travels. How about Stella McCartney POP for her (tomato leaves and mandarin) or Cartier L’Envol De Cartier for him (honey and musk). They’ll keep you energised on your big adventure!

333. Finland

How would you like to see the Northern Lights, visit a national park, go skiing and then chill in your private sauna, all in one day? Well, you can in Finland. And it’s going to be big for 2017. Why? Well, the country is hosting this year’s World Figure Skating Championships and Nordic World Ski Championships, so we suggest you book fast. And since the temperature can drop as low as -15°C, we recommend bringing along a warm, wintry scent, like Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium for her, which smells of coffee and musk, or Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb for him, which combines cinnamon and pink pepper. Mmm!

444. Dominica

You’ve probably never heard of Dominica before, because until now it’s not really been on the travellers’ map. This Caribbean island boasts skyscraper palm trees, unique wildlife, tropical rainforests and natural hot springs. And it’s basically untouched by Westerners, so we’d love to explore it! Coming too? Then you’ll definitely want to get these exotic scents involved – Escada Agua Del Sol for her (apricot nectar and sandalwood) or Hollister Wave For Him (bamboo leaves and hints of the rainforest). Lush!

555. Nepal

Even with the devastating earthquake in 2015, Nepal remains one of the top five countries to visit this year. People travel from far and wide to admire and trek the temples, lakes and mountains – especially the big one, Mount Everest. But you won’t want to go on any hike, big or small, without Paco Rabanne Lady Million Privé for her, a blend of cocoa flower and raspberry, or Diesel Only The Brave for him, a mix of lemon and cedarwood.

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