While we’re believers that most beauty rules are meant to be broken, this mantra does not apply to spraying fragrance in public, which is generally frowned upon by, well, everyone. There’s always a chance that the fragrant mist will settle on someone who doesn’t share your love of oud. For those midday refreshers or pre-party pick-me-ups, we put forth the solid scent for your consideration. They’re the ultimate in discreet fragrance application, and unlike rollerballs, these wax-based offerings—neither liquid nor gel—don’t need to be crammed into a clear pouch for TSA approval. In other words, they’re perfect for a quick winter getaway and a month-long parade of fashion shows. Here, 10 solid perfumes to snap up now.
1. Catbird Tarot Deck Solid Perfume
The Brooklyn boutique’s cult-fave candles were flying off shelves, so it gave them a fragrant friend in the form of coordinating solid perfumes. The dark and mysterious Tarot Deck, a blend of Turkish rose, incense, and pencil shavings, is just the thing for winter.
2. Diptyque Essences Insensées Parfum Solide
3. Elizabeth and James
7. Sabé Masson Paris Le Soft Perfume