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By Erin Richardson
For many people who enjoy getting away from it all, air travel is often one of the most dreaded parts of the trip. From the frustrating (yet necessary) introduction of liquid regulations complicating your packing, to long lines at check-in desks and car rental counters, the stress of getting there can potentially spoil your trip. Luckily, fragrance companies have taken note. These days, you don’t have to compromise your jet-setting, scent-loving attitude thanks to convenient travel-sized perfumes.
Viva la Juicy Rollerball and Lip Gloss Duo, $22, www.sephora.ca
This duo is perfect for the back-to-basics kind of woman who doesn’t need a full face of makeup to go sightseeing. Apply Viva La Juicy’s youthful, citrusy-sweet floral fragrance to wake you up and focus your energy via this beauty wand’s perfume rollerball applicator. The wand’s other end houses a cheerful pink gloss to protect your pout from the elements regardless of your travel destination.
Philosophy Happy Travels Value Set, $32, www.sephora.ca
This beauty-on-the-go set is designed for the fashion-minded traveller who just has to pack five bathing suits and has no room for a full-sized bottle of anything. The Philosophy Happy Travels pack contains perfectly purse-sized sample bottles of everything from moisturizer to eye refresher. Included is a tiny flask of the brand’s Amazing Grace perfume. With its light floral notes and hint of musk, you’ll feel polished without overwhelming your senses (or your companions) in potentially cramped travel quarters.
Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue for Women EDT purse spray, $31, www.sephora.ca
After a long transatlantic flight you need to be on your toes to navigate your way around a foreign city. Try a spritz of Dolce and Gabbana’s classic Light Blue fragrance as you’re waiting in line at customs: the scent of lemon and jasmine will invigorate your senses and energize you for the last leg of your journey.
Elizabeth W Neroli Chamomile Purse EDP, $24, www.elizabethw.com
When it’s finally time for a long awaited vacation, you don’t need anything to spoil your excitement—especially not pre-flight jitters. To help calm your nerves, a few drops of Neroli Chamomile Purse Eau de Parfum (with notes of soothing Roman Chamomile) can help relax your mind and make your flight as relaxing as a day at the beach.
Since no one wants to have to decide between bringing an extra pair of shoes or your second-favourite perfume, these four carryon-sized options allow for serious scent play while away—not to mention fragrance bang for your buck—plus make packing simple, stress-free—and stylish.
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