Traditional perfume is a liquid that can be sprayed or dabbed on, but solid perfume tins offer many benefits. Solid perfume provides control in application, convenience and portability.
What is Solid Perfume?
Solid Perfume emits the same scents as traditional perfume, but it is solidified through the use of wax and cream bases. Solid perfumes are typically stored into tins, similar to those used for lip gloss and other ointments. They have been used since ancient Egyptian times, but have experienced a resurgence in recent years.
Apply solid perfume in the same spots you would normal perfume: on your wrists, behind your ears, or other pulse points. One disadvantage is that it typically doesn't last as long as regular perfume, but the portability of the tin allows you to take it with you in your purse or pocket. You can easily reapply throughout the day. Another disadvantage is that you can't scent your hair with solid perfume as with spray perfume.
Stick Applicator and Roll-On Perfume
If you prefer not to dab your fingers into the fragrance, which can leave oily residue, try purchasing a stick applicator or a roll-on tube of perfume. They provide the same benefits of easy application and portability without having to wash your hands afterward.
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Solid Perfume Jewelry
Several fragrance houses have come out with clever solid perfume containers that also function as jewelry. Marc Jacobs' Daisy and Jean Paul Gaultier CLASSIQUE are available in a necklace format. The DKNY Be Delicious tin hooks to your keychain for the ultimate in portability. Kat Von D has created a solid perfume ring that resembles a black rose, and Marc Jacobs' Lola is available in a multicolored ring that also resembles a flower. These creative tins ensure that you'll always have your solid perfume on hand for touch ups.
Where to Buy Solid Perfume Tins
Solid perfume tins are available at all types of stores that carry fragrances, as well as bath and body product stores. Here are a few places to shop online:
Make Your Own Solid Perfume
While you can buy solid perfume tins at many retailers, it is also fairly easy to make your own. Purchase essential oils in the scents of your choice. Melt beeswax and almond oil, and then stir in the combination of essential oils. Pour the liquid mixture into a perfume tin and allow it to dry. It will turn solid in around thirty minutes. Consider these ideas for perfume tins: