By Tomboy KC | Photography by SUKILYNN
Every time we pack for a trip that involves an airplane and, in conjunction therewith, a security line, we find ourselves recklessly wrecking our bathroom in search of some form of fragrance that will simultaneously keep us smelling great without passing on its scent to the entirety of our suitcase once we reach a certain elevation or, alternately, setting off those TSA alarms.
We’re trying to be better about preparing for these circumstances (and kinder to our bathrooms in the process). So, we’ve been stocking up on fragrance samples from the beauty counter and investing in roller-balls that fall into the purse sized less than 1 oz variety. Instead of bringing along your entire perfume tray and risking permanently giving your wardrobe a jasmine odor (admittedly, there are worse things), we suggest you do the same. Our recommendations:
- Aerin Waterlilly Sun Rollerball – “Like sunlight reflecting on water,” this dewy and fresh Bergamot and Jasmine scented fragrance rings in it under half an ounce. Meaning the chances of the TSA even getting a whiff of it (unless you happened to spray a smidge before heading to the airport) is slim. Point? More room in that plastic baggie for extra concealer.
- Atelier Cologne Vanille Insensée Cologne Travel Spray – Like whoa. We never receive more compliments than when we spritz a little of this magic elixer on our pressure points. If you know what we mean. While the Vanille Insensée is a group favorite, if you’re the kind that selects your scent based on the weather and/or occasion, at .14 oz a spray, your carry-on will have room for the entire collection. (And at just $45 for all eight fragrances, so will your wallet.)
- Michael Kors Sexy Amber Rollerball – Michael Kors knows what you need in a nighttime fragrance – which is why he so aptly dubbed this amber scent “Sexy.” This particular rollerball, which is as sensual as it is chic (if that’s what you’re going for), is just what you need to seduce that tall handsome gentleman across the way, or at least get him to ask what you’re wearing so he can pass it along to his GF.
We never receive more compliments than when we spritz a little of this magic elixer on our pressure points.