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What to pack for dream vacations.
 

Written by ZOE RUFFINER

Photography by GUY AROCH

Creative Direction by VICEN AKINA

Makeup by LAURE DANSOU

Hair by HOLLY MILLS

Styling by COCO CASSIBBA

Nails by HOLLY FALCONE


Much attention is paid, sartorially speaking, to packing appropriately for the destinations of our choosing (case in point: while a Missoni zigzag bikini is nothing short of an essential when taking in the Italian Riviera, we can all agree that the onsens of Japan require something entirely different), but that same consideration should—or, as we say here at VIOLET GREY, must—be extended to your self-care wardrobe, as well. Simply put, different locales call for different products. 

With that in mind, we’ve curated the very best beauty travel companions for any summer sojourn. Is Montauk calling your name? Bring along a mineral sunscreen beloved for its white cast-free formula. Off to Hôtel du Cap for a long, lazy week of sun and sea? Don’t forget to pack every French person’s favorite head-to-toe huile. 

Below, meet 11 VIOLET CODE APPROVED products and the places we’re dreaming of taking them.


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With six organic oil-infused tints to choose from, Westman Atelier’s glistening lip sheen is the perfect, petite partner for the City of Light, where natural, effortless glamor was born.

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Long, lazy days spent under the Marfa sun are sweetened by D.S. & Durga’s olfactory ode to Texan deserts. Even if you’re not traveling, a single spritz of the fig, orange flower, and green coyote cholais blend is all you need to be transported.

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Keep your immune system strong even on an exhausting long-haul flight to Tokyo with these supplements that deliver your daily dose of Vitamin C and then some.

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The not-so-secret secret weapon of the French, this multi-purpose oil is de rigueur when packing for Antibes’s storied, seaside Hotel du Cap. Post-dip, slather it onto your lengths and limbs alike.

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There’s always room in your bag for Crave’s ultra-slim vibrator. Bring it along to Mexico City; whether you’re solo or with a partner, the discrete, four-speed toy is bound to heighten the heat.

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When boating from one Greek isle to the next, keep your wind-whipped hair free of tangles with Yves Durif’s purse-sized ivory-hued resin brush and comb.

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Adding add a chic touch to any Catskills cabin, this room spray will help bring the magic of the great outdoors inside with the help of its earthy scent (housed in a luxurious black glass bottle) of bamboo and leather.

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After taking a swim in Lake Como, recover from the sun with 111SKIN’s skin-recharging ampoules. This one-week treatment will have you returning home with that vacation glow.

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Days spent surfing (or simply sunning) in Montauk require an extra-potent SPF. Salt & Stone’s water-resistant, mineral-based formula blends into skin sans whitecast and won’t hurt the ocean’s reefs.

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Make your days in Denmark all the more carefree with the help of T3’s lightweight blow dryer. Complete with a folding handle designed to save space, it harnesses next-gen airflow technology to speed up the styling process.

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How you pack is often as important as what you pack. Which is why VIOLET GREY’S high-shine, perfectly-sized cosmetics case is a must, no matter where your travels take you.