From hair perfumes to unisex fragrances, scent options have expanded into niche categories aimed at providing precisely what you’re searching for. Think: special occasion, date night, everyday wear, and more. But one thing that’s always tricky about perfume is the whole transportation factor. Intricate and delicate glass bottles may be pretty sitting atop your dresser, but they’re no good for throwing in your purse when you need a quick scent touch-up. Plus, full-sized perfume bottles are not TSA-friendly, so forget about bringing that bottle of Burberry perfume on the plane for your next girls’ getaway.
This is where a handy solid perfume comes in. These hardened wax and oil compacts are genius for travel. Crafted of a creamy, balm-like consistency rather than a traditional liquid, they can be easily carried from place to place—sans spillage worries—and applied on the go. What’s more, their solid-state formula doesn’t contain alcohol, so they’re known to last longer.