Unlike your tiny travel shampoo or your TSA-safe micro-tube of toothpaste, there's something low-key sexy about a rollerball perfume. More than just a carry-on essential (because no one is getting their full-sized bottle of Gucci Bloom through airport security), you can slip a chic glass flacon into the side pocket of any purse or gym bag for an instant refresh when you're dripping in sweat on a crowded subway platform or trying to shake off that stale office feeling before heading straight from work to cocktails.
Another plus: The diminutive size means a lower price point, so you can experiment with your fragrance without splashing out on the full-size. And while we're waxing poetic, let's acknowledge the simple, luxurious ritual of rolling perfume onto your skin instead of spritzing into the air to dash through on your way out the door.
Ahead, we've put together the best travel-sized fragrances to try this summer. Whether you want to smell like a walk on the beach in crisp white jeans and a nautical striped sweater (even if the reality is more like dry, brittle hair and denim cutoffs), or like you bathe in cold milk and rosewater à la Cleopatra, we have a rollerball perfume worthy of your next vacation... or just your next trip to the grocery store.