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LL Cool Spray

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My daughter (whom I'm proud to say inherited her love of fragrances from me) is going on a long backpacking trip.
I asked her which perfume she is taking. She told me that she is not taking any because she can't travel with liquids, and seemed a little sad about that.
Then it hit me - solid perfume! This would be the perfect birthday gift for her.
I would love any and all recommendations. Her preference is sweet vanilla-based stuff, such as Prada Candy.
 

FiveoaksBouquet

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Not too knowledgeable about solids available today but alternatively, maybe one of her favourites comes in a travel tube of body cream?
 

FiveoaksBouquet

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That's a good suggestion - I'll totally look into that.

Good luck in the search, LL Cool Spray. Isn’t it wonderful when a member of the family or a friend requires assistance with a fragrance product? It doesn’t happen to me very often but when it does I jump to get on the task!
 

Bonnette

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Malle makes some really nice Body Butters, from what I hear (haven't tried them).
 

LL Cool Spray

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Good luck in the search, LL Cool Spray. Isn’t it wonderful when a member of the family or a friend requires assistance with a fragrance product? It doesn’t happen to me very often but when it does I jump to get on the task!
Yes - It's a labour of love for me...(notice labour is spelled the Canadian way)
 

Olympe de Gouges

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Diptyque does solid perfumes, I think? I have never tried them and also I am not sure that Diptyque has done a vanilla perfume, but also I am not a Diptyque expert clearly 😂
 

davidcalgary29

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Tauer makes L'Air du Desert Marocain in a solid perfume.
Mine just came in the mail. My only concern with taking this on a camping trip is a potentially low melting point. It's otherwise light and compact, and smells nice. Bonus: since it ostensibly fits neither definition of "liquid" nor "gel" for CATSA screening purposes, it shouldn't be a problem taking it through airport security, right? Right?
 

Dane

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Glossier You - can be found at Sephora or online. Smells similar (to me) to the hugely popular Santal 33 (same perfumer). It's so widely appealing that I stopped wearing it because I always get uncomfortable when people ask me what I'm wearing. Also not ridiculously priced competitors like Le Labo, who also make solids I believe.

Comes in a very sturdy case, some may find it too heavy for travel. Dropping it on your foot is enough to get a curse-filled reaction lol.
 

foxbins

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Mine just came in the mail. My only concern with taking this on a camping trip is a potentially low melting point. It's otherwise light and compact, and smells nice. Bonus: since it ostensibly fits neither definition of "liquid" nor "gel" for CATSA screening purposes, it shouldn't be a problem taking it through airport security, right? Right?
I shouldn't think security would have a problem because 1) It's a solid and 2) It's 15 grams. So even if they think it's a liquid (did you see the kerfluffle when TSA said peanut butter was a liquid?) it's well within the size limitation.
 

davidcalgary29

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I shouldn't think security would have a problem because 1) It's a solid and 2) It's 15 grams. So even if they think it's a liquid (did you see the kerfluffle when TSA said peanut butter was a liquid?) it's well within the size limitation.
I had a problem taking KEYS through security a year ago. Yes, house keys! I was told that I had "too many of them" and that I needed to "keep them together in one bag to avoid confusion". I kept my face perfectly smooth and reactionless throughout this transaction, and I deserve a pat on the back for that.

My sister was once stopped at security checkpoint because she had a compact. "What's THAT?" the (female) TSA agent queried. My sister collected antique compacts from the '50s, and this was one of them.

I was once frisked by security by taking Xmas tree bubble lights thorugh security. My mother had them as a kid, and I was taking some to her to surprise her. The CATSA agent made me unscrew each one and put them in a baggie because "they contained liquid".
 

Dane

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I had a problem taking KEYS through security a year ago. Yes, house keys! I was told that I had "too many of them" and that I needed to "keep them together in one bag to avoid confusion". I kept my face perfectly smooth and reactionless throughout this transaction, and I deserve a pat on the back for that.

My sister was once stopped at security checkpoint because she had a compact. "What's THAT?" the (female) TSA agent queried. My sister collected antique compacts from the '50s, and this was one of them.

I was once frisked by security by taking Xmas tree bubble lights thorugh security. My mother had them as a kid, and I was taking some to her to surprise her. The CATSA agent made me unscrew each one and put them in a baggie because "they contained liquid".
I've had SO many negative dealings with security and customs travelling that it makes me not want to anymore. Both the TSA and the Canadian equivalent only hire you if you're a dick.
 

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