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An aromatic mini journey

Five miniature gift sets that visit the perfume history of great brands in one stop.

Who would not be delighted in receiving a miniature perfume gift set? The surprise and delight will be multiplied by the number of tiny bottles contained in each set. When the different fragrances are selected, you can count on finding not only the classics, but also the new scents.

Frequent travellers love travel sized products. The benefits of these mini treasures are many. They fit perfectly in hand luggage taken on board, allowing you to  retouch your makeup during the flight, and arrive at your destination looking and smelling fabulous. More importantly, you can travel the world carrying your favourite fragrances without adding extra weight to your luggage. For this article, our beauty editors have selected 5 mini sets from the best brands available at duty free

Marc Jacobs: the most sought after scents

This set contains the 4 most desired miniature perfumes from the American Label. Daisy was created in 2007 by the legendary nose Alberto Morillas, responsable for some of the most commercially successful fragrances in the world (CK One, Acqua de Gio, and 212 by Carolina Herrera).

This EDT features scents from the floral, woody and musky olfactory families. These are presented in travel sized versions. Daisy, and Eau so Fresh EDT (a lighter, fruity and floral edition). Decadence and Divine Decadence EDP (presented in a bottle design inspired by one of Marc's iconic handbags). This is a must have. All these fragrances are presented in travel size 4 ml bottles.

Marc Jacobs mini

Lancôme’s greatest hits

Just like a Greatest Hits album, this gift box contains Lancôme’s best loved fragrances. Amongst them you will find La Vie est Belle, the iconic floral scent created in 2012. This set also includes Trésor (a powerful floral-oriental perfume), and Trésor in Love, a romantic edition featuring nectarine and cedar wood notes.

Miracle is a floral-oriental scent with a fruity opening of litchi notes, a magnolia heart, with ginger and pepper notes. There is even more. This set also includes Hypnôse, another heavy weight in the world of perfumery. This gift set is a French Fragrance Dream Team, presented in bottles that are already modern icons. 

Lancome mini

Carolina Herrera, a historical journey

From the brand’s greatest classic CH to Good Girl (the most recent and risqué launch), this gift set takes you on a journey through Carolina Herrera’s perfume history. A leader in the perfume industry, the brand was reinvented by the Venezuelan designer’s daughter, Carolina Herrera de Baez.

This set features 212 Vip, and its successor Vip Rosé, a floral-fruity EDP that became a symbol of its time with the motto ‘Are you on the list?’. Good Girl is possibly the most interesting choice, presented in a revolutionary stiletto shoe-shaped bottle. This perfume has been Carolina Herrera’s most successful launch, revitalising the brand, and opening it up to a younger audience. Elegant rebellion on the skin!

CH mini

Nina Ricci, multiple personalities

Four colours, four different EDTs, and four personalities encapsulated in iconic apple-shaped bottles. This is the gift set presented by Nina Ricci, an icon in the world of Haute Parfumerie. The sister fragrances Nina and Luna, are joined by Bella, the fruitiest of them all, bursting with mandarin, vanilla, rose and currant notes, and powered by lemon.

As in a fairy tale, this trio is complemented by Luna Blossom, launched in 2017 by the nose Fabrice Pellegrin. This is a fragrance featuring bergamot and pear notes. The heart of the perfume blends jasmine, peonies and magnolia, with a musky base. The ideal gift set to collect, and keep forever.

Nina Ricci mini

 

Narciso Rodriguez, a voyage of discovery

This set contains four aromas to guide you through the American designer’s perfume universe. Including both For Her EDT and For Her EDP, the foundation stones on which the brand’s success has been built. Featuring two simple perfume bottle designs that seek to recover Chypre’s inheritance, the classic fragrance that was created by François Coty.

The name Chypre references the idea of trying to bottle the Mediterranean island’s spirit. To this date, it is used as the name for a family of perfumes. 86 years later, Narciso Rodriguez gave the classic scent a twist, and created For Her, a modern Chypre fragrance that has become a best seller in Spain, and is always at the top of European perfume rankings. This gift set also contains Fleur Musc EDT and Pure Musc For Her EDP Originale.

Narciso mini


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