Fragrance adds a finishing touch to any outfit. But when you’re travelling with just carry on luggage, you often have to leave your precious perfume at home – there’s no way we’re risking it being confiscated at security thankyouverymuch.
The solution? Travel-friendly minis. Unlike mini toiletries which are often plastic and therefore a waste of time, fragrances tend to come in glass bottles and some are even refillable.
You don’t even need a holiday to make the most of them, simply pop one in your bag to use after the gym or if you need a bit of a spritz before your evening plans.
This handbag-friendly option has top notes of blackberry, with floral middle notes of rose, geranium and bay, and base notes of musk and sandalwood. Our cheapest in our roundup, Olly B has lots of fragrance options to choose from.
Diptyque is the place to get your perfumes and the roll-on minis pack a real punch as the perfect on-the-go pick-me-up.
This scent, with its delicious tuberose, is reminiscent of a fresh sea breeze - both invigorating and refreshing. There are also noted of African orange flower, pink pepper, musk and benzoin.
If you’re indecisive with your scents, then try a discovery set. This one from Floral Street includes every fragrance from the brand in 5ml sprays. Our favourite is Wild Vanilla Orchid, a creamy, rich fragrance infused with vanilla beans, citrus, jasmine and sandalwood.
This mini spray is no bigger than your forefinger, but packs a punch. With notes of patchouli, vetiver and bergamot, it’s clean yet sharp and will add an instant spring to your step. It’s also packaged in recycled materials, using responsibly sources ingredients and it’s vegan.
This list wouldn’t be complete without a Jo Malone fragrance. Its 30ml fragrances come in over 20 different scents to choose from, that will easily fit into your 100ml liquids bag at the airport. Orange Blossom is a standout for us for its zesty blend of orris, clementine flower and water lily.
If you like experimenting with new scents, delve into Laboratory Perfume’s olfactory offerings to explore the five fragrances it has: Amber, Gorse, Atlas, Tonka and Samphire. If you like something spicy, try Amber first, an alluring blend of earthy wood and ambergris.
The iconic Coco Mademoiselle perfume also comes in a handy spray with two refills – perfect for your gym bag, handbag and carry on. While we’re sure you’ve smelt this before, if you need a refresher, its a mix of jasmine, rose and vetiver lauded for its long-lasting scent.
Citrus-based brand, Atelier Cologne, are masters at creating fresh summer scents that are perfect for travelling and sitting pretty on your dressing table. Grand Néroli, infused with orange blossom flower, musk and vanilla is must-try.
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