9 Travel-Sized Perfumes for Your Next Trip

I've heard people complain of packing liquids in their suitcase and TSA opens it but doesn't close it up right and everything leaks. I keep all my liquids in my carry-on. You're allowed to bring 3.4 ounce (100 ml) bottles in your carry-on. Buying travel sized perfume is also a great way to try out a new perfume instead of buying the full sized bottle. It's great for using at home too because you can keep in your purse for touch ups throughout the day. I also having a signature scent for a vacation to remember that destination by. 

The first perfume is from my 7 Best Summer Perfumes list post:

A sparkling grapefruit scent perfect for warm humid weather. Has notes of Grapefruit, Honeysuckle, Bergamot, Lily-of-the-Valley, Mandarin Orange, Jasmine Sambac, and Gardenia. The citrus notes work really well with the florals making it a  pretty, summery-fresh scent. This is one of my favorite perfumes but I wouldn't say I detect any honeysuckle in it, more so bergamot and grapefruit.

It smells like a sunscreen with notes of Coconut Water, Sea Salt, Frangipani,  Jasmine, and Vanilla. It's a  tropical, coconut-dominated scent. The dry down is vanilla ice cream. It's summertime in a bottle, get this is if you want a beachy scent. 

This is an expensive marshmallow that is very sweet. It has notes of Neroli, Bergamot, Orange Blossom, Jasmine, Honeysuckle, Sugar, Vanilla, Caramel and Musk. It's very sexy and will get you lots of compliments. It's Rihanna's signature scent and smells like burnt sugar. 

A unisex fragrance. With notes of rum, vetiver, tobacco leaf, leather and vanilla, this is what you wear when you order a top shelf whiskey neat at a hole in the wall bar in Harlem. It really captures the essence of a jazz club and is perfect for a crisp fall evening.

You have to like Musk to wear this. Notes are Musk, Bergamot, Jasmine, Neroli, Orange Blossom, White Musk, Sandalwood and White Wood. It's a soft cozy fragrance, a skin scent, like what your pillowcase smells like. A mix of warm, clean laundry and skin. Sheer, and a little nostalgic - hence the name: missing person.

Vilhelm Parfumerie 

20ml sizes

This is so close to a realistic lilac and was love at first sniff to me!  It's an extremely photorealistic lilac experience.. With notes of Lilac, Freesia;  Jasmine, Galbanum, Black Amber and Turkish Rose Oil, this smells like spring in a bottle, it's sharp green.

A very simplistic juicy mango scent but the dry down has notes of patchouli and orris.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian 

They only recently started offering some of their perfumes in a 1.2 oz size and now have a USA website. 

Gentle Fluidity Gold an Amber Vanilla for fall and winter. It's not entirely about the vanilla as it's tamed by the coriander and nutmeg in a way that makes it smell well-rounded and interesting. This perfume gets a lot of hype because it's so luxurious and unique and absolutely head turning.

724 is their newest release  and is a mix of jasmine with aldehydes and a great everyday scent for spring and summer.  It smells like laundry detergent - clean and soapy. Could be polarizing if that's not your vibe, some people think this type of scent is pointless. I love a clean, sparkling white freshly laundered linen fragrance!
Honorable Mentions:
This smells incredible, so fresh, has a strong projection but only lasts a couple hours. I've only used the full sized product and have never seen the rollerball in stores so I don't know how much oil comes out the rollerball.

Jo Malone - Blackberry & Bay Cologne
At $80 it's pricey for only 1 oz and doesn't have the best longevity.  This is a unisex sharp aromatic herbal scent, you either love it or hate it. I love this scent, I just wish it lasted longer.

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