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Due to their fragile and spill/stain hazard properties, perfume bottles are one of the last things that most people bring with them on their travels. If you’re not most people and you find this practice blasphemous, you’ll love our tips on how to travel with your favorite perfumes.
Tip Number One: Travel-Friendly Fragrance Cases
While perfume bottles are beautiful, they are impractical for traveling. That’s where Scentbird’s travel friendly cases step in and save the day, or the entire trip, if you will.
According to the new TSA regulations, you can take as many 3.4 ounces travel-size bottles as will fit in a 1-quart clear plastic bag with a zip-top. And that’s definitely more than you will use during your trip. This way you can be sure that your favorite scented juice (or two, three) won’t get swiped by the TSA, thanks to its compact size.
Tip Number Two: Pick An Evocative Fragrance
I know it’s tempting to pack at least three fragrances to match your moods and styles on your great cultural explorations and vacations, but it’s not realistic. And you want to have that one fragrance that will always remind you of that trip. But which fragrance to choose? The best way to find out is to close your eyes and just think about the way the destination makes you feel. If it’s romantic, floral notes are the way to go. If it’s adventurous, you’ll want something refreshing and invigorating. And think about season, also. You do not want to pack a fragrance with heavier notes on a scorching hot and humid place, just as you might regretting packing a light scent for colder climate vacation.
Tip Number Three: Lock In The Scent
3.4 ounces can last for a whole month, but if reapply it every few hours, you may run out of it before your trip ends. This is where you need to apply special strategy to prolong the longevity of the fragrance. Before you apply the perfume on a clean skin, make sure to hydrate it with a scent free or perfumed (the same as the fragrance) body lotion.
Hydration is the key to keeping the perfume on your skin, not inside. And just to be on the safe side, 30 minutes prior to any perfume application, make sure you apply a generous amount of scent-free water-based lotion.
If you’re going for that luscious scented hair option, wash your hair and while it is still wet, apply perfume on your hair ends. Every time you move your head, the hairs will be releasing thousands of olfactory molecules.
Spray a bit of your perfume deep in your cleavage and you are good to go. The heat of your body will make sure that you release those olfactory molecules and dazzle everyone around you. Still, if you are into topless sunbathing, skip this piece of advice to move onto the next one.
If a fedora is an essential part of your wardrobe, you will love this. Take a small cotton cloth, spray a generous amount of your perfume on it and stick it inside the fedora.
Leave the cloth there for a few days so that scent molecules can infiltrate your favorite accessory. Always remember to return the perfumed cloth back into the fedora when you are not wearing it to keep the scent fresh.
You can highlight your beach sex appeal by scenting your bikini set. Due to the fact that bikinis are usually made of artificial fabrics, you must never apply the perfume straight onto the beachwear.
Instead, try the same trick as with the fedora. Wrap your bikini set in a heavily perfumed piece of cloth and keep it there for a day or so. You can do the same thing with your beach towel, or even better, use a few drops of lavender essential oil to turn your beach towel into a relaxing retreat for your body.
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