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Move your fragile fancy perfume bottles out of the way. It’s time to make space for the latest ‘in’ thing in fragrances – solid perfumes.

You know what? Scratch that. You wouldn’t need much space for these revolutionary fragrances. Unlike the typical spray perfumes we know and love, solid perfumes usually come in palm-sized containers that fit snugly into your pocket.

While we can appreciate a good fragrance in a well-designed bottle, it sure helps to have a travel-friendly alternative that lasts just as long, if not more.

If you consider yourself a fragrance aficionado who needs to know all the ins and outs of this up-and-coming innovation, read on for the scoop!

What Are Solid Perfumes?

Solid Perfume Apply On Wrist

Solid perfumes are a concentrated fragrance alternative to traditional spray perfumes. They come in various forms, such as balms, powders, and oils.

Unlike the usual spray perfumes you spritz on yourself, you rub solid perfumes directly onto your skin. It is recommended to apply it on your pulse points, like your wrists, inner elbows, your neck, behind your ears and your décolleté.

What Are Their Benefits?

Solid Perfume Palm-Sized

The biggest downside to your conventional spray perfume is probably its portability. Not only does it come in a fragile bottle (which makes it hard to take with you on the daily or on your travels), but it’s also not the most compact in size.

Our favourite thing about solid perfumes is their convenience and portability. You can easily pop it into your makeup pouch or pocket and slide it out to reapply wherever and whenever.

Most solid perfumes are nourishing formulations that hydrate and moisturise your skin. Because solid perfumes do not contain alcohol, they offer more intensity and longevity than spray perfumes.

Solid perfumes are also a lot smaller than your regular spray perfume bottles. This reduces packaging and carbon footprint, contributing to increased sustainable efforts.

Many of these solid perfumes are also refillable. You just need to purchase the refill instead of an entirely new product with the casing.

While solid perfumes are still relatively new to the fragrance scene, we foresee them making their mark and staying for a while. Not sure how to get started? Check out our top solid perfumes below!

15 Solid Perfumes To Try

Glossier You Solid

Glossier Solid Perfume

Fans of Glossier You’s trending Eau de Parfum might want to look over here at the Glossier You Solid.

Just like how the Glossier You EDP is designed to react with your skin’s natural chemistry, the Glossier You Solid is a subtle fragrance that enhances your natural scent.

The solid formula feels softer to the touch and comprises of an anhydrous wax base that melts into your skin.

Creamy and warm notes of ambrox, ambrette, musk, iris root and pink pepper are encapsulated in a refillable, compact case sculpted to fit right into the curve of your palm and thumb.

Glossier You Solid retails for S$52 and is available on glossier.com.

Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Mini Miss Solid Perfume

Miss Dior Solid Perfume

The Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Mini Miss solid perfume looks just as pretty as it smells.

Reapply the iconic floral fragrance on the go with this refillable fragrance stick. Unlike most solid perfumes in a tub or jar container, you can directly rub this fragrance stick onto your desired areas.

Enriched with rose wax and 81% natural ingredients, this solid perfume is a 2-in-1 that moisturises the skin all while bathing it in fresh floral accords.

Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Mini Miss Solid Perfume retails for S$104 and is available on sephora.sg

Earth Tu Face Botanical Perfume In Jasmine Balm

Earth Tu Face Solid Perfume

If its unique seashell compact isn’t reason enough for you to add this to your cart, maybe its moisturising blend of organic cold-pressed safflower, beeswax and vitamin E derived from sunflower will be.

Perfume meets aromatherapy in Earth Tu Face’s balm perfumes. Scented with the aroma of real Jasmine blossoms, it comprises of Jasmine oils that provide natural healing properties.

Earth Tu Face Botanical Perfume In Jasmine Balm retails for S$121 and is available on earthtuface.com.

Diptyque Eau Rose Solid Perfume

Diptyque Solid Perfume

Imagine picking a rose and taking a whiff out of it. You’ll be hit with its delicate rose-scented aroma, mixed with the freshness of its leaves and stem. That’s exactly what Diptyque’s Eau Rose entails.

Comprising ingredients like rose damascena, rose centifolia, litchi, and ambroxan, this popular fragrance is a good mix of floral fruity with a light hint of musk.

The intricate rose design on its compact casing was what sealed the deal for us, though.

Diptyque Eau Rose Solid Perfume retails for S$108.50 and is available on nordstrom.com.

Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede Solid Scent

Jo Malone Solid Perfume

Blooming peonies, juicy apples, rich jasmine, rose, and gillyflowers blended into a solid perfume balm – everything a floral-fruity fragrance enthusiast could dream of.

Its smooth and moisturising texture contains beeswax, which guarantees an opulent fragrance as soon as you rub the balm onto your skin.

This is designed to be used in Jo Malone’s Fragrance Combining Palette, where you add two solid perfume balms into the compact case. You can choose from a range of 10 fragrances.

Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede Solid Scent retails for S$37 and is available on tangs.com.

A’ddict Naked Musk 103

A'ddict Solid Perfume

Everyone loves a good musk fragrance, and A’ddict’s Naked Musk is no exception.

It is a powdery floral-vanilla fragrance in a tube. Sweet floral and creamy vanilla accords layer onto its musk base, which smells like vanilla ice cream decorated with fresh white flowers.

Its silky and transparent cream-like texture is lightweight on the skin, melting seamlessly into your skin with every application.

A’ddict’s solid perfumes produce a subtle aroma upon interacting with your natural scent.

A’ddict Naked Musk 103 retails for S$63 and is available on a-ddict.sg. It is going at S$50 at the time of writing.

Analogue Apotik Cleopatra Solid Cologne

Analogue Apotik Solid Perfume

Floral-woody fragrances have got to be our new favourite thing.

The breezy blend of freesia, lily of the valley, gardenia and sandalwood mentally transports you into a magical forest like those you read about in fairytales.

Wait till you get to the best part: stumbling across an orange tree bearing juicy produce. It’s exactly how we feel about Analogue Apotik’s Cleopatra when its floral-woody aroma gets infused with a burst of mandarin.

Analogue Apotik Cleopatra Solid Cologne retails for S$34 and is available on sgpomades.com.

Lush Vanillary Solid Perfume

Lush Solid Perfume

Fans of creamy, gourmand scents would love Lush’s Vanillary.

It’s like caramel in a jar—a sweet and warm blend of vanilla absolute, tonka and a hint of jasmine. It smells so good, you might even mistake it for food.

Lush Vanillary Solid Perfume retails for S$23 and is available on lushsg.com.

Diptyque 34 Boulevard Saint Germain Solid Perfume

Diptyque Solid Perfume

Unlike Diptyque’s other solid perfumes’ vivid casing designs, the 34 Boulevard Saint Germain solid perfume comes in a no-frills black compact—definitely one for the minimalists.

Its fragrance is no sleeper, though: if they had to pick just one scent to describe the brand, 34 Boulevard Saint Germain would be exactly that. It’s the scent of their shop at 34 Boulevard Saint-Germain in Paris, encapsulated in perfume.

You get a bit of everything with this fragrance; fresh moss layered with crushed blackcurrant leaves, sweet floral notes contrasted against revitalising spices, mixed with a tinge of woodiness.

Diptyque 34 Boulevard Saint Germain Solid Perfume retails for S$115.19 and is available on nordstrom.com.

Alwis & Xavier Bulgarian Rose Solid Cologne

Alwis & Xavier Solid Perfume

Another rose-scented solid perfume that’ll be worth your every buck — Alwis & Xavier’s Bulgarian Rose is equal parts elegant and warm. While floral fragrances have a reputation for having less longevity, the Bulgarian Rose is unlike its floral counterparts.

Its deep sandalwood, clove and amber notes enrich its delicate rose accords, making it a long-lasting and memorable fragrance.

Alwis & Xavier Bulgarian Rose Solid Cologne retails for S$34 and is available on sgpomades.com.

Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia Solid Scent

Jo Malone Solid Perfume

You can now bring Jo Malone’s iconic English Pear & Freesia everywhere with you in this compact, solid perfume.

It’s everything you’d imagine autumn to smell like; notes of freshly ripened pears and white freesias are mellowed down by the warm and woody amber and patchouli accords.

Rub the beeswax-infused formula into your skin to effortlessly touch up your perfume on the go.

This is designed to be used in Jo Malone’s Fragrance Combining Palette, where you add two solid perfume balms into the compact case. You can choose from a range of 10 fragrances.

Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia Solid Scent retails for S$40 and is available on tangs.com

Lush Dirty Solid Perfume

Don’t be fooled by its name; Lush’s Dirty smells anything but dirty.

Its refreshing blend of spearmint, herbaceous tarragon and woody sandalwood is reminiscent of a minty toothpaste.

Like all of Lush’s solid perfumes, it comes in a palm-sized jar, the perfect pick-me-up to carry with you!

Lush Dirty Solid Perfume retails for S$23 and is available on lushsg.com.

O’douds Labdanum Baume De Parfum

O'Douds Solid Perfume

If you’re not familiar with labdanum, you’d be pleasantly surprised when you lather O’douds’ Labdanum on your skin. It consists of extracts from a flowering shrub, the cistus ladanifer, of which its flowers produce Cistus oil.

Labdanum is a one-of-a-kind blend of natural oils. Floral notes like wild lavender and Moroccan rose enhance the sweet labdanum, which is thickened with warm oakmoss and patchouli.

Combine these varying elements together to create a uniquely oriental fragrance that balances citrus and wood accords.

O’douds Labdanum Baume De Parfum retails for S$34 and is available on sgpomades.com

Diptyque Orphéon Solid Perfume

Diptyque Solid Perfume

The silhouette of three faces might be the first thing that catches your eye on the Diptyque Orphéon solid perfume’s compact case. It probably is symbolic of the story behind this fragrance.

Orphéon was a bar in Paris where the three founders liked to meet. This explains the blend of tobacco smoke and powdery woodiness that engulfs warm tonka beans, cedar, and juniper berries.

If you’re into woody fragrances, you might want to pop one of these bad boys in your pocket.

Diptyque Orphéon Solid Perfume retails for S$108.50 and is available on nordstrom.com

Lush American Cream Solid Perfume

Lush Solid Perfume

Bring your milkshake with you on the go with Lush’s American Cream.

It’s a creamy, sweet concoction of vanilla, benzoin resinoid and clary sage, the ultimate gourmand blend. Its balm even comes in milky pink, reminiscent of a strawberry milkshake.

Lush American Cream Solid Perfume retails for S$23 and is available on lushsg.com.