Mini perfumes used to be the kind of thing your nan would put in your Christmas stocking (remember? They came as gift sets), only to be quickly tossed aside (yes, I'm obviously talking from personal experience, and yes, I feel guilty) because you didn't have any use for them. Oh, how wrong we were. Now, as an actual adult, there's one reason mini perfumes are the best: vacations. If you detest the to-ing and fro-ing of the baggage claim area (too much time waiting, plus panicking, and grabbing the wrong case), all you want to do is to pack light and take a carry-on. However, while you might be able to get all your other beauty products in small sizes, perfume can sometimes pose a problem.
Luckily for us, plenty of perfume brands have caught on to this need and have created their iconic scents in smaller, travel-friendly sizes. From Tom Ford to Atelier Cologne, as well as Le Labo and Viktor & Rolf, we've hunted down the mini sizes of all your favorite fragrances. We've even found some other niche brands that are perfect for your holiday.
Keep scrolling to click through our pick of the best mini perfumes.
Rose essence and patchouli heart combine to create the mood of endless nighttime adventures paired with all-dolled-up couture evenings. The result is ever-so-slightly spicy for a scent that's nothing short of alluring.
Rose, vanilla, amber, and orange are the top notes of this mini fragrance that's bound to make a big impact.
Prefer to mix your own perfect scent? This set of five unisex perfumes lets you mix and match notes of freshly-cut blood oranges, tropical coconut, woody moss, and cheerful clementines (among other scents) to layer your way to an end fragrance you're sure to love.
There's nothing quite as fresh as the scent of grass and dirt after a light rain. If you agree, you'll want to snag this trio of the same scent so that you're always well-equipped for your vacation fragrance needs.
Gun powder accord might not seem like a scent you want to douse yourself in, but this warm and spicy fragrance will make you rethink that.
Not only are these Black Tulip, Indigo, and Wild Poppy fragrances deliciously-scented, they're covered in eye-catching artwork that you'll love to stow in your bag, as well.
With notes of blackcurrant, lychee, and rose, this light, citrusy fragrance creates a sensual scent that brings to mind all the mischief and good times that come after sunset.
With notes of suede, musk, and thyme, this warm and spicy scent is sure to charm your senses and everyone's around you, too.
This sandalwood, gardenia, and rhubarb concoction is made to recreate summer's cheerful mood in a way that can be worn all year long.
Never tried a perfume oil before? It will last longer and feel more luxurious on your skin. And, considering this earthy one smells heavenly, you'll be glad it won't fade.
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