How great would it be to have a perfume bottle that suits all your travel needs minus the hassle at immigration? Khevna Pandit lists out a few must-have fragrances for your journey
Tall bottles propped up in fancy boxes, diffusers placed on your dressing table — when we think of perfumes, we’re not thinking of slim pocket-friendly bottles. But, you may want to look at miniatures for your travels. Some of our favourite brands have compact, travel-sized versions that are easy to carry through customs and immigration so you always have your favourite scent with you. They are a good way to get that expensive fragrance you can’t afford a 100ml bottle of.
Compact & chic
Pick up this travel-sized version of the Chloé Rollerball perfume, which is the perfect blend of sophistication and femininity. The fresh, smooth scent palette adds an edge to your fragrances and brings out your personality with every spritz. The sublime, flowery smell of rose is comfortable and definitely addictive!
Price: Rs 1,675
Where: Sephora outlets across the city
Flaunt that fragrance
This Florrentyna fragrance from Marks & Spencer boasts of sophisticated, yet sharp tones of gardenia blended in with jasmine, lilies, orange blossoms and a slight musk undertone. The adorable packaging also makes it one of our favourites, since we barely have to think before popping it into our clutch! We also love how affordable it is.
Price: Rs 287
Where: Marks & Spencer outlets across the city
Bold & enigmatic
We’ve got something for our male readers too! This pocket-sized bottle of Moschino is best suited for the modern man who loves to be on the go. This timeless composition is inspired by Moschino mode and interpreted in a classic, inimitable style with a hint of delicate elegance to it. We simply love it!
Price: Rs 2,300
Sweet as sugar
There’s nothing like an elegant bottle that fits in your handbag without looking too bulky — and that’s exactly what this Aeropostale Sugar Rush rollerball perfume is. Complement your personality by wearing this irresistible fragrance, which includes a rich mix of red berries, tart pomegranate and fresh, hand-picked florals with a touch of caramel, musk and white wood.
Price: Rs 2,118
Lady in black
Pick up this classic twist perfume from Avon, which gives an Italian fragrance of sandalwood, and reminds you of luxury and opulence with every whiff. The Little Black Dress is a collection that is perfect for every occasion — and of course, easy to carry in your handbag.
Price: Rs 323
Where: Avon representatives