The One Thing You Should Never Forget When Travelling (and It May Surprise You)

Updated 01/28/18

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: holidays. 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. Where can you get all your favourite scents in miniature form?

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It turns out that there are plenty of perfume brands that have cottoned on to this need and have created their iconic scents in smaller, travel-friendly sizes. From Tom Ford to Jo Malone, as well as Chanel and Dior, we've hunted down the mini sizes of all your favourite 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.

Mini perfume: Romilly Wilde Idle Perfume
Romilly Wilde Idle Perfume $90
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The perfect intoxicating yet light scent to take on holiday.

Mini perfume: Malin + Goetz Cannabis Perfume Oil
Malin + Goetz Cannabis Perfume Oil $38
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Never tried a perfume oil before? It will last longer and feel more luxurious on your skin.

Mini perfume: Tom Ford Noir Pour Femme Eau De Parfum Rollerball
Tom Ford Noir Pour Femme Eau de Parfum Rollerball $29
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Ideal for those hot summer nights.

Mini perfume: Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir
Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir $44
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Jo Malone carries loads of these smaller bottles.

Mini perfume: Dior J'adore
Dior J'Adore $52
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One of the best-selling perfumes in miniature.

Mini perfume: Chanel Chance
Chanel Chance $68
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Another popular scent in a handy travel-size bottle.

Mini perfume: Byredo Gypsy Water Parfum Roll-On Oil
Byredo Gypsy Water $50
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This is also great to carry in your purse.

Mini perfume: Aesop Marrekech Intense Parfum
Aesop Marrekech Intense Parfum $65
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If you're just after a new type of scent for holiday, why not try Aesop's fragrance?

Mini perfume: Escentric Molecules Molecule 01 Travel Size Refill 30ml
Escentric Molecules Molecule 01 $36
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The cult classic now comes in a mini size.

Mini perfume: Escentric Molecules Molecule 02 Eau de Toilette 30ml Travel Size Refill
Escentric Molecules Molecule 02 Eau de Toilette Travel Size Refill $36
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Not into the 01? Try the second one in the collection.

Mini perfume: Escentric Molecules Molecule 03 Eau de Toilette 30ml Travel Size with Case
Escentric Molecules Molecule 03 Eau de Toilette Travel Size with Case $46
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If you love the Molecule 03 version, then you know what to do. 

Mini perfume: Vilhelm Parfumerie Dear Polly Eau de Parfum Travel
Vilhelm Parfumerie Dear Polly Eau de Parfum Travel $60
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This editor is obsessed with this fragrance. It includes notes of tobacco and black tea.

Mini perfume: Aqua Citra Perfume 30ml
Aqua Citra Perfume $28
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Citrus lovers, this one's for you.

Mini perfume: Diptyque Eau Rose Roll On
Diptyque Eau Rose Roll On $35
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And it's such a pretty bottle, too.

Mini perfume: Le Labo Rose 31 Solid Perfume
Le Labo Rose 31 Solid Perfume $62
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Not sold on oil? Le Labo has a solid perfume instead.

Mini perfume: Burberry Beauty My Burberry Eau de Parfum Roll-On
Burberry Beauty My Burberry Eau de Parfum Roll-On $21
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A light floral fragrance.

Mini perfume: Marks & Spencer Miniatures Perfume Gift Set
Marks & Spencer Miniatures Perfume Gift Set $32
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Take your pick from this floral selection (it's also pretty purse-friendly, too).

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