Despite my lifelong connection to the lush, green, and incredibly picturesque mountains and forests of the Pacific Northwest, I’ve always been drawn to the sun- and sand-covered visuals of Italy. Now don’t get me wrong—I loved my childhood exploring the rocky shorelines of the Pacific in the company of the towering evergreen trees, but a part of me has always dreamt of having my very own Eat, Pray, Love adventure. While I’ve yet to experience the bright Italian coastline firsthand, my love for Italian heritage brands with extensive fragrance lines has been more than enough to sustain me until I can travel there myself.
With that in mind, I’ve taken it upon myself to round up 15 of my favorite Italian perfume from these brands, ranging from Bulgari’s powdery-fresh Eau Parfumée au Thé fragrances to Gucci’s iconic florals (in equally aesthetic, vintage-inspired bottles) and Prada’s modern amber and gourmand scents for the high-fashion minimalist in all of us. Each fragrance will make you feel rich in more ways than one, all falling under $200. Ready to embark on an olfactory journey through Italy’s biggest fashion houses? Keep reading.