It’s hard enough packing for a summer holiday, there’s so much to think about: your clothes, bikinis, shoes, bags, accessories – and that’s all before you take into account your bag full of beauty bottles and containers. We get it, it’s hard to whittle it down to a few staples, but we don’t have the arm strength, or the baggage allowance to be hauling it all about
You wouldn’t dream of going away without your favourite fragrance, but, as lovely as they look, big perfume bottles are a real pain the a**. They’re heavy, they’re glass – no ones wants to open their case to sharp shards scattered everywhere – you don’t need an entire bottle of it either. In short, they just aren’t very suitcase friendly
So, take your pick from these handy travel perfumes – compact, light yet still stylish, they are the perfect addition to your holiday beauty bag.
Chloe Roses de Chloe Eau de Toilette 20ml, £30.00
This pretty pink baby bottle of roses is almost too adorable to use! Beautifully fresh, the playful scent of bergamot, rose and magnolia are complimented by white musk and amber. It even comes with its own little ribbon.
Le Soft Perfume Copacabana Solid Perfume Stick, £20.00
Le Soft’s Copacabana scent stick is an all-natural fruity, floral fragrance with added skincare benefits. Enriched with moisturising shea butter and free from alcohol and parabens each of the 12 solid perfumes come in playfully patterned cases which represent the theme of the scent. Cute and perfect for the beach!
Le Labo Santal 33 Travel Tube 10ml, £95.00
Cult fragrance Le Labo Santal 33 – if you’ve never heard of it, now’s the time to do your research – is a signature unisex fragrance that’s available in a miniature metal travel case, which you can get engraved. A combination of cardamom, iris, ambrox and violet, one spray of the 10ml scent will last you all day and is guaranteed to get you non-stop compliments when worn.
Diptyque Eau Moheli Eau de Toilette 20ml Roll-On, £32.00
Diptyque’s stunning range of eau de toilette’s are now available in 20ml roll-on bottles, easy to pop in your bag and bring wherever. Eau Moheli is a failsafe: a refreshing summer scent of ylang ylang, pink peppercorn and notes of woods and patchouli.
Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede Cologne 30ml, £40.00
Jo Malone never disappoints, and luckily for us they’ve shrunk their luxe Peony & Blush Suede Cologne into a 30ml mini, so we can take it everywhere! The fragrance itself is one of our staples, utterly gorgeous and perfect for lovers of subtle florals and fruits.
Penhaligons Travel Atomiser, £16.00
If you really can’t bear to part with your staple scent, grab one of these clever little things. The bottle fixes to the pump of your perfume bottle so you can fill it with your favourite fragrance in seconds with zero mess. Easy peasy!