Glossy Gift Guide: Three of the Best Mini Perfumes

Our pick of the best mini perfumes that are SMALL IN SIZE, but BIG ON IMPACT

Size certainly isn’t everything when it comes to beauty gifts: the best things often come in small packages. With perfume, a 30ml bottle is perfect for people who travel regularly, or like to keep a bottle of perfume on them at all times: stash them in the car, clutch or coat pocket. Our pick might be small in size, but they’re big on impact:

1 Recently arrived in Ireland, Atelier Cologne (above) is a chic French perfume brand established in 2009. Their USP is creating pure perfumes inspired by eaux de colognes – so giving more concentration, longevity and intensity to bright and clean notes we associate with cologne. We love the sunny Clementine California Cologne Absolue to remind us of the feeling of warmth during these dark days – it’s beautifully bright with citrus, star anise and vetiver. The large bottles are elegant, but for gifts the mini 30ml bottles (from €60) are ideal; the leather cases can be personalised with name or initials. At the Marvel Room, Brown Thomas.

2 This intriguing perfume brand Nasomatto delivers unique and intelligent scents in hits of 30ml (€118) – small but perfectly formed. Narcotic V , with tuberose, jasmine, lily and spices, is indeed dangerously addictive. Try also citrussy Silver Musk. At Parfumarija, Westbury Mall, Dublin 2;

3 Demeter’s Library of Fragrance eau de toilettes are fun and affordable at €20 (30ml), with single notes like Peach, Marshmallow, Rain, Fig and even Egg Nog. Mix and layer for different effects, such as Musk plus Patchouli. From

Sarah Halliwell

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