Let’s not romanticize ocean scents too much. I walk my dog on Stinky Beach, and I wouldn’t want to smell like it -- seaweed and funk. But when the scent of a surfer girl’s Coppertone, or an ocean breeze dancing with ozone, or a whiff of wildflowers and dune grass cuts through, it’s ecstasy. Califerne, inspired by a mythical golden island ruled by strong and beautiful Black women, evokes coastal California. It opens with marine: salty ozone and coconut accords, followed by sweet middle notes of frangipani and neroli, and finishes with base notes of musk and vanilla.