Solid fragrance is an underrated marvel, and the ingenious different to wrapping fragrance bottles in socks, jumpers and plastic baggage for journey. They’re tiny sufficient to hold via your day in a really small purse or pocket, then rapidly flipped open and both dabbed on with fingertips or swiped throughout pulse factors straight from the packaging.
Jo Malone London’s Strong Cologne is a fantastically helpful present, and first rate worth when refilled over a protracted life. You kick off with a really intelligent, sturdy and splendid Strong Scent Duo Palette with two sliding sides (£26), every housing a strong refill (£20) that may be swapped out in perpetuity. Jo Malone is all about pairing and layering fragrances, however even in the event you’re content material with one after the other, this design means that you can pack two perfumes for a visit away and nonetheless take up no extra suitcase house than a matchbox.
Personally, I’d fill with Blackberry & Bay, a pointy, refined fruity scent for individuals who discover most fruity scents a candy, sticky abomination, and Darkish Amber & Ginger Lily, the nice and cozy, cosying however not overpowering aroma of cardamom and incense.
I’m steadfast in my perception that Glossier’s You is amongst the greatest fragrances of the previous decade, and I proceed to put on it typically. So I’m delighted the model has reintroduced its strong model (£24), which permits for afternoon top-ups whereas the glass bottle stays safely at residence. It’s refilled for a pleasant £14, and once more, the compact is constructed to final, which is helpful, since its very pleasing pebble form means I can hardly put the rattling factor down.
The scent contained in the compact could be very simple to put on – a particularly interesting paradox of contemporary fizziness and musky heat – and likewise works brilliantly as an unobtrusive base for many different fragrances.
The primary strong fragrance I ever purchased was by Diptyque, the agency that may pretty be credited with reinventing the class. The variety of fragrances provided in its strong format is restricted – albeit to a few of the greatest. The painted Bakelite-style journey compact is expensive at £48, however comes loaded with perfume and appears and feels suitably particular, virtually like jewelry.
Refills are an affordable £29 for 2 similar pans. I wouldn’t hesitate in selecting Philosykos, a figgy masterpiece, and L’Ombre dans L’eau, a mouthwatering mix of blackcurrants and fats, moist, velvety roses that’s quietly seductive on girl or man.