If fragrances, in the words of Luca Turin, are the most compact form of intelligence, then mini perfume bottles are a concentrated form of intelligence and kawaii. Not only are they a convenient option that you can easily pop into your handbag, but miniature fragrance bottles are also popular objects among perfume collectors where real treasures are often found in this world of cute trinkets.
Whether they’re housed in minimalist spray vials or packaged like a real perfume’s cute little “baby” in the same flacon and colour as the big bottle, topped with stoppers in a similar design, you have to admit that there’s something alluring about perfume minis that makes you want to collect ’em all!
The extra benefit? For the price of one bottle, you get to score three or more different fragrances in mini bottles at once! It’s truly a great gift for those looking to get to know new products as they have the option of discovering fragrances without entering into a long-term relationship.
Ahead, our compilation of mini perfume sets you can shop this festive season for your fragrance-obsessed buddies – or yourself.
Why give your man one fragrance, when you can give five?
That’s our sentiment when it comes to Amouage’s set of miniatures that are inspired by the label’s bestselling scents for men: Gold Man, Epic Man, Reflection Man, Interlude Man, and Honour Man.
Amouage Man Mini Travel Set retails for S$270 on Selfridges.
Featuring a set of Fantasia EDT, Fantasia Mermaid, Secret Wish, Fantasia Forever, and Sky, this miniature set is a must-have collector’s item for those who adore Anna Sui’s perfumes – and the bottles that they come in.
Anna Sui Miniature Eau De Toilette Set retails for S$70 on Sephora.
When it comes to iconic designer perfumes, the first one that comes to mind would definitely be Calvin Klein.
This set features five of the brand’s most recognisable scents including CK One, Obsessed, and Eternity, making it the perfect gift for those who love the brand as well as those who are new to its roster of perfumes.
Calvin Klein Miniature Coffret retails for S$66.95 on Cosmetics Now.
Conceived by the brand’s artistic head Hedi Slimane (who’s also responsible for Dior’s Private Collection in 2004, by the way), the collection of 11 perfumes is inspired by his journal that’s filled with olfactive memories and references.
Across all the whiskey-hued potions lies a powdery scent signature that is all at once sophisticated and enveloping, thanks to the root of iris (also known as white orris butter).
With the festive season closing in, we’re sure you’d agree that this box of perfumes – which houses nine bottles of 10ml eaux de parfum – would make the ultimate Christmas gift.
Celine Haute Parfumerie Coffret Miniatures retails for S$530 exclusively at the Celine Marina Bay Sands boutique.
For those who have a penchant for sophisticated, feminine fragrances, you won’t go wrong with this deluxe collection of the iconic Chloé fragrances.
We absolutely love that they’re small enough to be popped in your holdall for weekends away.
Chloé Miniature Set retails for S$78.70 on iShopChangi.
New to Hermès’ range of fragrances?
Try the brand’s cream of the crop with this four-piece set that includes the ginger-tuberose Twilly d’Hermès.
Hermès Miniature Coffret retails for S$107 on Zalora.
Featuring five sexy scents including two mini flacons of Jimmy Choo EDP, this set is perfect for date nights or a fun night out with your girlfriends.
Jimmy Choo Miniatures Coffret retails for S$81.95 on Cosmetics Now.
This collection of 9ml signature scents is the perfect way for you to sample Jo Malone’s assortment of colognes without breaking the bank.
We’re certain you’ll love all five of the minis but Lime Basil & Mandarin plus Wood Sage & Sea Salt are, hands down, our top picks.
Jo Malone Cologne Collection retails for S$165 at all Jo Malone stores. You can also shop via Jo Malone’s e-concierge service by sending them a WhatsApp at 9732 9737 (click on the number to send a WhatsApp message).
Immerse yourself in the delicate designer world of Lanvin with this box of five minis that houses Éclat d’Arpège, Éclat de Nuit, A Girl in Capri, Modern Princess Eau Sensuelle, and Jeanne Lanvin.
Lanvin Miniatures Set retails for S$63 on iShopChangi.
Lancôme is known for its range of floral, sensual, and elegant scents, so what better way to discover them than with this perfume kit of five eaux de parfum that includes Tresor, Miracle, and La Vie Est Belle?
Lancôme The Best Of Lancôme Fragrance Miniature Coffret retails for S$107.50 on StrawberryNet.
For a splash of fun and whimsy, this Lolita Lempicka mini perfume set is your best bet.
There’s a total of five fragrances, including Si Lolita EDP, Le Premier Parfum EDP, and Au Masculin EDT.
Lolita Lempicka Miniatures Limited Edition Anniversary Gift Set retails for S$120 on Perfume Store.
Know someone who wishes to enjoy more than one fragrance creations from Louis Vuitton?
This gorgeous case of five 10ml miniatures – that’s the L’Immensité, Nouveau Monde, Orage, Sur la Route, and Au Hasard – will fit the bill perfectly.
Louis Vuitton Miniature Set retails for S$410 at all Louis Vuitton boutiques across Singapore and online.
Fresh, floral, and charming, these Marc Jacobs Daisy EDT variants are guaranteed to transport you to a place that is optimistic, beautiful, and pure.
Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau De Toilette Gift Set retails for S$71.90 on iShopChangi.
Looking for something classic for your man?
This perfume kit by Montblanc, which includes a handful of the brand’s Legend fragrances, will surely do the trick.
Montblanc 5-piece Miniature Set retails for S$66 on iShopChangi.
Shopping for the leading man in your life doesn’t have to be migraine-inducing.
We’re certain this coffret of four Ralph Lauren perfumes will please even the pickiest male giftee on your list.
Ralph Lauren Polo 4-piece Miniature Gift Set for Men retails for S$120 on Lazada.
Penhaligon’s is where you’ll find a whole bunch of fabulous fragrances that are even royalty-approved.
Three of which can be found neatly tucked away in this gift set, where Luna, Lord George, and Halfeti are each presented in travel-friendly sprays.
Penhaligon’s Classic Travel Collection retails for S$95 on Selfridges.
This eye-catching miniature kit offers the most delightful selection of feminine fragrances from Salvatore Ferragamo.
From Signorina EDP to Signorina Eleganza, this deluxe set lets you try a different timeless Ferragamo creation each day.
Salvatore Ferragamo Signorina Miniature Kit retails for S$57.60 on iShopChangi.
The Lab Fragrances
Made of the best ingredients, this beautifully curated set of nine 3ml samples includes irresistible scents like Earl Grey, Ginger, Bergamot & Musk, Citrus & Lavender, as well as Pepper & Tobacco.
The Lab Fragrances Discovery Set retails for S$88 online.