Who says fragrance has to come in a traditional spray bottle? No one, actually, and these alternative ways to scent yourself have a few distinct advantages over their spritzable counterparts. From no risk of spilling to being travel-friendly—and smelling great to boot—these perfumes are proof that you don’t need a “juice.”
With these brush-on perfumed powders, you literally dust yourself instead of dousing yourself. Though only available in Bal d’Afrique, Blanche and Gypsy Water (which happen to be Byredo’s most popular), these scents are wonderful for travel and touch-ups on the go—and way more affordable than even the smallest bottle. We bet Byredo fans Victoria Beckham, Kate Bosworth, Taylor Swift and Kendall Jenner have one stashed in their bags.
Bulgari Eau Parfumée Au Thé Vert Refreshing Towels
Bursting with the freshness of green tea Amanda Seyfried is said to love—in the form of perfectly-portable individually wrapped towelettes—these wipes are ideal for post-workout cleansing when you don’t have time to shower, or for a perfumed pick-me-up on a hot summer day.
Child Perfume Roll On
Blooming with the essence of exotic white flowers, this oil-based scent is decidedly sweet but not the least bit juvenile. Madonna, Mandy Moore, Britney Spears and Kim Kardashian (who buys six large bottles at a time!) are among this fragrance’s devotees, perhaps because of its unique blend of floral, powdery, woody and musky notes.
Glossier You Perfume Solid
Upon first glance, you may be unsure of what’s inside this pink metal compact, but a slide of your finger reveals an enchanting scent. With a delicate base of ambrette, ambrox and musk topped with earthy iris root and spicy pink pepper, this solid perfectly mimics its liquid counterpart—and it smells slightly different on everyone. P.S. Chrissy Teigen, Reese Witherspoon, Beyoncé and a bevy of other celebs sported Glossier makeup at this year’s Oscars and Grammys.
Jo Loves Fragrance Paintbrush
Fragrance favorite Jo Malone is back with another line that takes scent innovation to a new level. Her range of brush-on gel-based scents includes Red Truffle 21, Pomelo, White Rose & Lemon Leaves and Green Orange & Coriander that you paint on your pulse points to smell fresh and absolutely fabulous. Fun fact: Malone made a name for herself as a facialist in London, and her roster of clients included Michelle Dockery, Gwen Stefani, Sienna Miller, Mary-Kate Olsen and countless others.