12 Fragrances On-the-Go Editors Depend On
The Inspiration: American Dreamin‘ by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, W Magazine December 2008.
“Because of its squat, thin shape, I first thought this perfume was a lip balm, and used it as such. Then I kept wondering why my lips smelled so good. Since then, I’ve transferred my swipes of this warm, smoky scent to my neckline. But my lips are totally jealous, and my dopp kit is grateful that it’s spill-free and practically weightless.” —Jane Larkworthy, Executive Beauty Director
French Girl Organics Solid Parfum in Tabac, $25, etsy.com.
“Santal 33 is sort of a cult favorite, and having a travel-sized roller bottle is perfect because if you don’t have to make a scene, or leave a trail by spraying yourself in public. It seems to last longer too.” —Samantha Andriano, Social Media Manager
Le Labo Santal 33 Liquid Balm, $90, net-a-porter.com.
“I’m always afraid perfume is going to explode or break in my bag, but Nomaterra makes little fragrance wipe packs that are good for after the gym or a sweaty day of traveling.” —Emilia Petrarca, Digital Associate Features Editor
Nomaterra On-The-Go Eau Fraiche Wipes, $20, nomaterra.com.
“I just transport whatever fragrance I am currently hooked on into this easy to fill spray bottle in a TSA friendly 5ml size.” —Kristin Auble, Research Editor
Sephora by Travalo Pocket Atomizer, $17, sephora.com.
“E&J smells great, and the packaging is super travel friendly. It’s inexpensive enough that you wouldn’t be ruined if you leave it in a hotel room either, which is what I did on my last trip overseas. Oops.” — Minha Khan, Associate Photo Editor
Elizabeth & James Nirvana Black Rollerball, $25, nordstrom.com.
“Pacifica solid perfume is great for travel! It lasts longer than sprays, and the packaging is beautiful (AND recyclable). My favorite scents are Island Vanilla, Ruby Guava and Mexican Chocolate.” —Roseann Marulli, Associate Managing Editor
Pacifica Hawaiian Ruby Guava Solid Perfume, $9, pacificabeauty.com.
“Daisy by Marc Jacobs is an oldie but a goodie that won’t overwhelm travel companions (or those with the misfortune to be seated next to you on a long flight). I’ve had a roll-on of this in my bag for as long as I can remember.” — Katherine Cusumano, Web Producer
Marc Jacobs Daisy, $27, sephora.com.
“A chic friend turned me on to this gardenia and vetiver number. Now, I’m hooked.” —Natasha Clark, Editorial Fashion Credits Manager
Bvlgari Omnia Paraiba Travel Spray, $50, ulta.com.
“I am obsessed with this scent. It’s fresh with a hint of spice, but not so overpowering that everyone on the airplane will be smelling it.” —Kristin Tice Studeman, Contributing Editor
Frederic Malle Carnal Flower, $74, net-a-porter.com.
“I always throw a the 30ml Jo Malone bottle in my suitcase when traveling. My favorites are Wood Sage & Sea Salt and Earl Grey & Cucumber.” — Kelly Bales, Digital Content Development Director
Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt, $65, jomalone.com.
“The rose in this fragrance is my favorite when traveling because it’s suitable for both day and night. Plus it lasts, so I only need to apply it once!” —Chrystin Bunion, Executive Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief
Choé My Little Roses De Chloé, $45, sephora.com.
“I love solid perfumes like this one from Le Labo. Not only does the fragrance stay put longer in this format, it also doesn’t leak all over my bag!” — Sarah Leon, Digital Editorial Director
Le Labo Bergamote 22 Solid Perfume, $90, net-a-porter.com.
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