Words: Lauren Carbran
Don’t get us wrong, we love large fragrance bottles, but we’re pretty obsessed with travel-size scents, too. These mini heroes are the perfect jet-setting companions –small enough to fit anywhere, super-handy and, of course, they smell incredible. Here are five pocket-size perfumes to match your next holiday trip…
FOR BEACH RETREATS: MICHAEL KORS WONDERLUST EAU FRESH FOR HER 50ml
Exotic is an understatement. Michael Kors Wonderlust is your favourite beach vaycay in a bottle, with its ombré exterior to remind you of a perfect sunset, and its sweet, sensual notes of mandarin, sandalwood and almond milk. If you thought it couldn’t get any better, this 50ml is the perfect size for your beach bag, so you can have it with you everywhere you go. Sorted.
FOR ROAD TRIPS: YSL BLACK OPIUM INTENSE FOR HER 50ml
This is exactly what it says on the tin: intense. Its long-lasting wear and bold smells of coffee, blue absinthe and liquorice make it ideal for road trips because you won’t have to top it up too often. And this little 50ml bottle is to die for. Sparkly and blue? It’s a yes from us.
FOR STAYCATIONS: CALVIN KLEIN CK WOMEN EDT FOR HER 30ml
We LOVE a staycation, especially when it involves a spa break, day trips to a historic British town or getting out into the great outdoors. And CK Women eau de toilette is a light, uplifting scent that really channels your inner zen. The energising lemon, pretty peony and delicate orange flower petals will make you feel you don’t want to be anywhere else.
FOR BACKPACKING: MONTBLANC EXPLORER FOR HIM 30ml
Whether you’re travelling through rice fields in Vietnam or hiking up Machu Picchu in Peru, Montblanc Explorer will keep you smelling fresh, energetic and bold. The perfume is a blend of bergamot from Italy, vetiver from Haiti and patchouli from the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Oh, and the 30ml bottle is the perfect size to pop in your backpack. Voila.
FOR CITY BREAKS: ARMANI STRONGER WITH YOU FOR HIM 30ml
City breaks are on the up, and no wonder – they’re bursting with culture, history and nightlife. Which means you’ll want a mini scent with just the right amount of spicy and sweet to complement your surroundings. Get to know Armani Stronger With You, oozing glazed chestnut accord, cinnamon and apple. Mmmmm…