5 best solid perfumes to carry in your handbag
If you're a fragrance lover with a busy lifestyle we have good news. Portable versions of your favourite scents, in a nifty solid state, are becoming more readily available.
The act of spritzing on a beautiful perfume has long been part of the daily routine, and the bottles look so pretty on the vanity that they’re practically part of the decor, but let face it, they're not easily carried when you're travelling or on the go.
For long-haul there’s the risk of breakage, and that glass won't help with your baggage weight allowance! Even on the average day, when you’re going straight from work to dinner there’s often no way to top up your signature scent.
Given cream or oil-based fragrance has been around since Egyptian times, it's surprising they haven't always been an option alongside each new scent release. But all that is changing, as some of our favourite fragrance brands get on board. Suspended in a cream form, usually made of solidified oil or beeswax, the scent lasts surprisingly well when compares with its liquid counterpart that evaporates on contact.
To apply solid fragrance, swipe your fingers across the surface of the cream and dab on your pulse points at your wrist, neck or decolletage. Some forms even work well to smooth the ends of your hair!
Here are some of our favourite purse-friendly fragrance finds:
Jo Malone Fragrance Combining Palette $59, refill $35
What’s better than one fragrance option to carry? A slimline case that fits two different solid scents! Jo Malone capitalises on its expertise creating perfumes that work beautifully worn together, by releasing this palette than can hold two disks of fragrance. You buy the case and the refills separately, and you can choose from ten of the brand’s most popular scents.
Diptyque Philosykos Solid Perfume, $79
This classic figgy fragrance is the perfect unisex scent with notes of fig, coriander, pepper, blackcurrant, cedar and benzoin. Carry it for you, or dab it on him or her.
Le Labo Solid Perfume, $130
For niche noses, cult scent brand Le Labo creates some of their top scents like this version of Santal 33 in cool metal cases. You’ll have to order online, but the good news is they’re easily shipped, unlike liquid perfumes that sometimes pose a postal safety risk.
George & Edi Creme perfume, $40
They make chic candles, diffusers and sprays that softly scent your room, but did you know Wanaka-based brand George & Edi also makes some of it’s beautiful fragrances in creme form. There are five different options to choose from but we love the tarty and fruit Rhubarbe.
Lush Solid Perfume, $16.50
Experts in minimising water and packaging waste, Lush has solid perfume in 14 different scents, each one surprising affordable, so no worry about losing it! We like this patchouli-spiced Karma scent.
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