• Perfumes

    Travel size perfume

    Travelling abroad is loved by so many and several years ago, it never caused a problem with travel size perfume.

    Travelling on holiday these days, sees many restrictions when it comes to taking your daily products such as shampoo, body lotions and your favourite spritz.

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    Skin care products for the holiday season

    The horror of an airport worker taking away your most expensive bottle of perfume because it was over the limit, would leave many travellers mortified.

    We can all handle the opened bottle of water being thrown away.


    Designer perfume

    When it comes to a lovely bottle of Gucci or Chanel perfume that gets confiscated, that’s a different story.

    We spend so much time packing the suitcase neatly and adding bottles that could break easily into the suitcase.

    Tucking them under several layers of clothes so that they don’t get broken.

    The last thing you want is your favourite perfume bottle broken and your entire wardrobe smelling of Armani.

    As lovely as the fragrance is, it’s not good being saturated on your clothing.

    Perfume is treated as liquid so it’s the same amount as any other items you may take.

    The same rule applies if you are taking a fragrance with you. 100 mil is your maximum.

    On the market these days we have perfume atomizes so you can decant your favourite fragrance and take it safely with you.

    Holiday perfume

    But what if, like myself, you like to take more than one fragrance on your two week holiday ?

    If you’re travelling for longer than a week, it’s nice to wear a different fragrance rather than the same one.

    If you buy any perfume from the duty-free, you don’t have to follow the 3-1-1 rule 

    Perfume you do buy from the duty-free will cost you more so it’s better to bring your favourite spray from home if you can.

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    Travel size perfume
    Hair care is just as important as taking your favourite fragrance on holiday

    Travel size perfume

    These days, there is more choice when it comes to perfume sizes.

    You can buy travel size perfumes. 15 mil perfume bottles which are perfect for taking away with you.

    This means that you can leave the perfume in the original bottle without the mess of decanting into an atomizer.




    The added benefit of having a 15 mil bottle of your perfume is that it fits snuggly in your handbag.

    Handbag size perfume


    Whenever abroad, ladies do tend to have smaller handbags for the evening out, going for a meal or a walk along the beach. But we don’t want a 50ml bottle weighing down our handbag just for an evening out.

    Travel size perfume
    Women love to take a small bag out with them during the evening



    There are perfumes on the market that will  last much longer too.

    Therefore once you have sprayed, you can quite happily leave that bottle of perfume in your hotel room.



    We do have a tendency to carry much more than we actually need so buying a perfume that lasts around 8 hours is the ideal solution.


    Travel size perfume
    Ladies are known for carrying far more in their handbag than they actually need




    Another option if you don’t want to carry one or two larger bottles, is to take samples with you.

    Up to 46% Off On Perfume Sample Packs 


    Perfume samples will vary in size but most will contain around 1.5 mil.


    This give you the option to take several sample bottles and wear a spritz of different fragrance each day.

    However many you decide to take, always ensure they are packed securely.

    Ideally in a plastic clear bag as you will need to show the contents at the airport when carrying any in your hand luggage.

    This will also prevent any accidental spillages onto the clothing that you’ve packed.

    15ml travel size perfume

    Both men and women like to take their favourite scent with them when they go on holiday.


    gift sets that contain small bottles of your favourite perfume are ideal for holidays.



    If you love designer fragrances but not their price tag, FM have a collection of 15ml fragrances to choose from.

    Take a look here

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    Handy size 15ml bottles for travelling
    Travel size perfume
    FM’s Utique range. Classy, unique and affordable
    Travel size perfume
    Utique 20% perfume oil for a longer lasting holiday scent


  • Duty free,  Perfumes

    Duty Free perfume

    Remember the times of going on holiday and visiting the Duty Free perfume store?

    One of the things to look forward to was a cheeky little visit to the duty-free shop.

    Faced with a huge shop in the middle of the airport with products that were massively overpriced.

    But customers seemed to account for the big price tag within their holiday budget.

    It was almost part of the holiday to have a nose around the Duty Free Perfume store.

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    Duty Free perfume

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    Duty Free stores were always complete with immaculately dressed cashiers.

    Fully made up with half of Max Factor products. It was almost like an extension of the air hostess staff on the plane.

    The boarding pass in hand to show the cashier if we made a purchase. Still, never truly understood this need.

    There was always a mixture of alcohol, travel accessories, cigarettes and perfumes on the shelves.

    The ‘gadgets’ section was always a great area to visit first and see what the latest item was.

    Something to make use of whilst basking in the sunshine.

    Perfume selection

    The perfume section always catches the eye.

    Let’s be fair, as soon as anyone walked into the Duty Free store, the elegantly placed bottles were already within the eye line.

    Stacked up high, like a pyramid or a game of Jenga, each bottle placed very neatly and precisely to grab the attention of every passer-by.

    Especially the women !

    There were hundreds to choose from. Or so it seemed.

    No one daren’t pick one off the shelf for fear that the whole ‘pyramid’ would tumble drown.

    Every bottle seemed to be colour coordinated as well for a more eye-catching display.


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    Chanel display


    If a customer knew exactly which fragrance they were going to take off the shelf and purchase, they were in and out the shop in a matter of minutes.

    Of course, there were always some that would linger and they saw this as the perfect opportunity to try a new fragrance.

    After all, there were hundreds, all stacked very pretty and options to try something new were at the fingertips.

    The men were seen cringing as they knew they were in for a long wait whilst their wife/partner decided which bottle to try first.

    There was also a glamorous shop assistant never too far away.

    She was most willing to reach out for the perfume fragrance papers, so that the customer could try as many scents as they wished.

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    Testing perfume fragrances

    The problem with the fragrance papers however, were that after the customer had tried perhaps three or four new fragrances, they would all pretty much start to smell the same.

    On top of this, they would never remember which one was which.

    Things have moved on nowadays and if you ever find yourself attending a perfume party, you may be given a T bag in your welcome pack.

    When we smell several fragrances, one after another, the previous scent will mask the next one.

    In order to ‘neutralize ‘ the previous scent, it is recommended that the customer sniffs either a T bag or coffee granules.

    Often a funny moment when you’re handed a T bag at a perfume party… they look baffled and wonder if they’re required to make their own cuppa!

    So the perfect fragrance has been chosen ( If you’re fortunate enough to remember which perfume paper it was on).

    It’s not until the perfect fragrance is in the customers hand that they then look at the price tag.

    Only after they’ve handed the bottle to the cashier, who then proceeds to take the boarding card and tot up the price.

    Half way through paying, there’s a moment when they wonder if the same perfume would be cheaper on the plane.

    Needless to say, the perfume has been bought and the customer gets to take it on holiday to enjoy.

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    The classic designer perfume display

    Do you buy Duty Free perfume ?

    I’d love to hear from you. Drop me a comment

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