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Choose the right aftershave or perfume to take on holiday can be a struggle

Choosing the right aftershave or perfume to take on holiday can be a struggle. as there are so many factors to consider.

These can include the climate where you are going and your own personal preferences. I have a bottle of David Beckham aftershave which I take to work, but when I go on holiday it has to be my Burberry which ends up in my toiletry bag.

For my wife it is her Issey Miyake, which she takes religiously.

But for those of you more practical, if you are going to a hot and humid country, you may opt for a light scent. This means a citrusy or aquatic fragrance.

Go for a long-lasting fragrance that won’t fade in the midday sun

If you will be spending a lot of time outdoors, you’ll want an aftershave that’s long-lasting and won’t fade quickly in the sun or heat.

Here are a few aftershaves and perfumes that  are popular choices for your summer holidays:

  • Bleu de Chanel by Chanel: This woody aromatic fragrance is sophisticated and makes a good choice for both day and night.
  • Sauvage by Dior: This fresh and spicy fragrance is perfect for the man who wants to make a statement.



 

Tips for long-lasting aftershaves:

  • Apply to moisturized skin: This helps the fragrance adhere better and last longer.
  • Focus on pulse points: These areas generate more heat, which helps to diffuse the scent.
  • Layer with matching cologne or eau de parfum: This creates a stronger and more lasting scent experience.
  • Store your aftershave in a cool, dark place: Heat and light can degrade the fragrance over time.

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Women usually opt for lighter not heavier options

For women, here are a few perfumes that are worth considering. For a warm and humid country, opt for lighter, fresher scents like citrus, florals, or aquatic notes. Heavy perfumes can become cloying in hot weather.

When travelling to a dry and arid climate, look out for richer scents with woody, spicy, or amber notes. These can last longer and offer deeper fragrance profiles.

Ocean coastal breezes favor light, airy scents with citrus, marine, or coconut notes. For city breaks, sophisticated scents like clean florals, light orientals, or musks work well.

As a general rule, daytime calls for lighter perfumes, while evenings can handle richer, bolder fragrances. Consider how long-lasting you prefer your perfume. Eau de Cologne fades quickly, while Eau de Parfum lasts longer.

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Additional Tips:

  • Travel Sizes: Pack smaller decants or travel-sized versions of your chosen perfumes to save space and weight.
  • Weather Resistance: Opt for perfumes with good longevity that can withstand heat, humidity, or sun exposure.
  • Versatility: Consider a multi-purpose scent you can use for layering or different occasions.    
  • Experiment: If you’re unsure, try samples or smaller sizes of different fragrances before committing to a full bottle.

Choosing a strong and long-lasting aftershave depends on your personal preference and the specific notes you enjoy. Here are a few popular options known for their longevity and potency:

  • Paco Rabanne 1 Million: This spicy, leathery scent is iconic for its projection and lasts for hours. Its a blend of cinnamon, leather, and blood orange creates a bold and confident aroma.
  • Dior Sauvage: A fresh and spicy fragrance with a strong projection. The combination of ambroxan, bergamot, and pepper creates a masculine and sophisticated scent that lingers.
  • Tom Ford Tobacco Vanilla: A rich and gourmand fragrance with notes of tobacco, vanilla, and spices. This luxurious scent is perfect for evening wear and leaves a lasting impression.
  • Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic: This vibrant scent blends sparkling mandarin orange with peppery basil and earthy vetiver for a light and invigorating aroma.

Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau Intense: This Mediterranean-inspired perfume features notes of lemon, apple, and jasmine for a clean and breezy feel.

Additional tips:

  • Consider the longevity: Eau de Parfum (EDP) generally lasts longer than Eau de Toilette (EDT).
  • Apply to pulse points: These areas generate more heat, which helps to diffuse the fragrance.
  • Bring travel sizes: Opt for smaller decants or travel-sized versions of your chosen perfumes to save space and weight.
  • Experiment before you buy: If you’re unsure, try samples or smaller sizes of different fragrances before committing to a full bottle.
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