6 Best Travel-Size Perfumes To Smell Amazing On-The-Go
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Smelling fantastic when on-the-go is a definite beauty must. But let’s face it, bringing your signature chunky and breakable perfume bottles with you could be a hassle.
Here we’ve listed the best travel-size perfumes to take with you everywhere you go; they’re lightweight, spill-proof, and will leave you smelling delicious.
What is a travel-size perfume?
A travel-size perfume usually comes in 100ml or less, so it meets the requirements for air travel. However, it is not limited to air travel; it can be something you can conveniently and quickly slip in your bag when out and about the city without carrying much weight.
There are plenty of travel-size perfume options in the market: from solid scents and roll-on fragrance oils to keychain perfumes.
How to choose the best travel-size perfume?
The smartest way to decide which travel-size perfume you’ll take with you is to determine how long you’ll be away and how often you spritz.
You want to ensure you don’t run out of your signature scent mid-holiday. Another deciding factor is if it’s only for when you’re out and about your city and don’t want your chunky bottle clinging with you everywhere you go.
For an extended vacation, we recommend bringing something like the Eau Dynamisante – Refillable Spray,100 ml, £39. It passes airport security, and you can slip it into your carry-on.
The universally loved scent is perfect, not only because it smells divine, improves mood and renews energy, but it can also double up its function as a mosquito repellent.
“Mosquitoes hate it because it’s citrus,” Charlotte McHale, Clarins Training Manager, says. Adding: “I am prone to be bitten when not wearing it.”
Lemons and citrus fruits appear to be a natural repellent for mosquitoes – so something to consider when shopping for your travel-size perfume.
Apart from that, make sure to opt for a non-photosensitive fragrance, especially if you’re going somewhere sunny or even if you’re going skiing.
Some of the fragrances on the market contain chemicals that cause sun-induced skin sensitivity. “I advise caution with some fragrances and ingredients such as musk. This is one of the most common causes of photoallergic contact dermatitis,” says Dr Mia Jing Gao, a London-based Consultant Dermatologist.
None of the four Clarins Treatment Fragrances causes photosensitivity, which means it doesn’t react or burn your skin even when exposed to the sun. “All the ingredients in Clarins treatment fragrances have been tested for photosensitivity,” McHale assures.
This is because Clarins doesn’t use synthetic ingredients in all its fragrances. Instead, it’s formulated with 100% all-natural essential oils and beet-derived alcohol, which completely evaporates and is safe on the skin.
Natural fragrances, like those of Clarins, might not hold longer than your conventional Eau De Toilette and Eau De Parfum, but they are kinder to the skin and the planet.
“In the perfume industry, alcohol is often used in ethanol form. It is good at distributing scent, instantly evaporates upon application, and the scent tends to stay longer. However, ethanol can sometimes be drying or irritating to the skin,” McHale explains.
How to refill a travel-size perfume?
It’s as simple as opening the lid and using a no-spill mini refillable perfume bottle like this from Amazon.
There are many travel bottles on the market, from brilliant budget-friendly options to indulgent leather-clad Hermès versions.
If you want to take your signature scent with you, investing in Travalo Milano Travel Spray Case, £28, would be your perfect choice. This 5ml Travalo atomiser refills in seconds directly from most standard perfume bottles. It transfers your fragrance without spills or exposure to air. It may be small, but it will provide you with 65 sprays of fragrance mist.
6 Best Travel-Size Perfumes To Smell Amazing On-The-Go
Here, we’ve also listed six unconventional travel-sized perfumes to smell amazing on-the-go.
If you want a no-spill travel-size perfume, this Jo Malone The Daring Solid Scent Pair would interest you. It comes in two scents: Dark Amber, Ginger Lily, and Pomegranate Noir. You can layer them together to create a fruity, zesty and fresh fragrance.
It’s perfectly sized to use on the go. The smooth formula is easily applied with the dab of a fingertip. You can replace it with the same scents or a different pairing of your choice when it’s time to refill. Create your palette here.
If you’re after something quirky and fun to bring with you on your next trip, try By Far Daydream Charm Perfume in Hopscotch. Enjoy almonds’ luscious, velvety scent with sweet, creamy tonka bean and vanilla. Attach it to your bag and have a sweet-smelling all day on the road.
The set comes with a 100ml Eau De Parfum Refill, Orange Refillable Charm, gold chain and leather strap bracelet.
Clarins Eau Extraordinaire smells both holiday and harmony. It has a mood-boosting scent thanks to jasmine, patchouli, red ginger and a sparkling twist of citrus, which gets you up and running in the morning. The grounding scent of cedarwood is perfect as you wind down at the end of a busy day wandering around. It comes in a handy 50ml bottle, making it a travel-friendly fragrance.
When travelling, pollution, smoke or the weather gets in the way of our hair smelling not so fresh and lacking shine. But that won’t be a problem with Gisou Honey Infused Hair Perfume. This hair perfume is infused hair strengthening honey, plus shine-giving antioxidants, vitamins and amino acids. Thanks to the delicate, floral scent, it assures your hair smells divine.
This essential oils-infused roller ball gives your holiday a bright start each day. One sweep of this Revive Morning Roller Ball can supercharge your entire morning.
It is enriched with refreshing juniper berries and energising grapefruit, which help awaken your early morning senses. Sweep the roller ball across your pulse points for an instant refresh as and when needed. Inhale deeply to invigorate the body and mind, and you’re set for the day.
Ever heard of a fragrance paintbrush? Speak about innovation! We adore this sleek Jo Loves White Rose & Lemon Leaves Fragrance Paintbrush™. Our travel scent pick is the fresh floral fragrance blend of white rose oil, rose absolute, lemon peel and cedarwood. Perfect for uplifting the spirit after a midday slump or for whenever you feel a need of a mood boost!
What we love about this innovative Fragrance Paintbrush™ apart from the scent is the gel formula holds the fragrance and dries in seconds. The gel warms and settles on the skin. It also comes in a refillable cartridge for easy reuse.
Pro Travel Hack: If you prefer not to smell Eau De Hotel room, how does a travel candle sound?
Cocooning yourself with something like one of the mini Relax Candle Trio, £25, is a perfect way to induce you into the relaxing REM sleep you deserve after a day of exploring. This candle has subtle notes of lavender, known for its soothing aromatic qualities proven to promote sleep. Just pack one of the mini 50g candles with you, and you’re all set.