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    Default Scent-to-go for men: travel minis

    Please ignore if this was already posted...

    The womenfolk have always had the option to buy very little "mini" bottles of "travel" scent to tuck into a purse for discreet touch-ups. This beats lugging around the 1.7 oz bottle, to be sure!

    On the whole, this has not been an option for men.

    Well--guess what I bought today at Sephora!!? The YSL L'Homme mini spray. Very small piston pump spray in an elegant and "virile" black leatherette sleeve that holds the glass vial. Somewhat of a Harley-Davidson aesthetic here on the sheath/sleeve: it's leather-textured and has silver-tone studs like motorcycle accessories! Perfect to tuck into the breast pocket of the jacket. It retails for $35.00. You get two small atomisers and one sleeve.

    There are two 0.33 oz/10ml of the EDT and one leather sheath. They are called "nomadic" sprays!

    I tried to find a link with a photo, but couldn't. This scent has been chided for its mediocity by some, but I think it's a nice, eau fraiche scent. In my humble opinion, it beats the trousers off of Eau de Cartier. Is it statement-making? No, but it is certainly pleasant. (OK...I will spray Parfum d'Habit to make a statement...)

    Hopefully, more men's scents will come in the small travel sizes.

    BTW, Coco Mademoiselle has the twist-and-spray mini-to-go: it does not have a conventional cap to remove, but a little cam inside that extends the spray piston to be depressed with a twist of the cap. It is then retracted after application of the scent. Cool engineering!

    http://www.sephora.com/browse/produc...uctID=FWCOM12F
    Last edited by Primrose; 29th August 2009 at 05:30 AM.
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    Default Re: Scent-to-go for men: travel minis

    I know these male fragrances come in mini sprays of 15ml or less (and own some of them): Cartier's: Pasha & Must PH, Hermes: Un Jardin series & TdH, and CH: 212 Men & 212 Sexy Men.

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    Default Re: Scent-to-go for men: travel minis

    Is the YSL L'Homme mini spray u described refillable?
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    Default Re: Scent-to-go for men: travel minis

    Meh I'd usually want to pay more to get the full 50 ml as I know I'd run out of the mini's. Was at Sephora and flirted w/ an SA till I got a bunch of empty vials to decant myself.

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    Default Re: Scent-to-go for men: travel minis

    I buy little 'purse atomizers' from decant suppliers and make my own travel minis.

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    Default Re: Scent-to-go for men: travel minis

    Quote Originally Posted by andylama View Post
    I buy little 'purse atomizers' from decant suppliers and make my own travel minis.
    Ditto. I posted looking for more manly looking ones a while back though.
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    Default Re: Scent-to-go for men: travel minis

    Quote Originally Posted by JoNnY 4 View Post
    Is the YSL L'Homme mini spray u described refillable?
    No, sadly, these are not refillable. They *are* more costly than buying the larger sixes, as is usually the case, but if one does not make one's own decants, they are convenient.

    As for gerbick's comment about a "manly" small sprayers, yes, the leatherette sleeve is not girly at all. Usu. women's minis are miniatures of the 50 and 100 ml. I usu. try to shoot for the 1 oz sizes as a compromise between price and portability.
    Last edited by Primrose; 29th August 2009 at 02:45 PM.
    "The sunset is deeper and longer. The scent of the jasmine is stronger." Miracles. Pet Shop Boys

    "Thick dome of jasmine
    (Under the dense canopy where the white jasmine),
    Blends with the rose,
    (That blends with the rose),"
    "The Flower Duet," Lakme by Leo Delibes, 1881

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