Solid Perfumes Are So Underrated—These 9 Smell the Absolute Best

Perfume rollerballs and travel-size sprays get all the love and attention where on-the-go fragrance is concerned, but we're here to say solid perfumes are the best, most underrated way to keep your signature scent beautifully intact all day long.

Not only are solid perfumes pint-size and effortlessly compatible with even the teeniest of tiny handbags, but they're also spill-proof and laced with truly skin-loving ingredients (think lush oils like coconut, sweet almond, jojoba, and more) that kill two birds with one stone by moisturizing your skin and dosing you with fragrance. Oh, and did we mention the super-chic packaging? We love that so many of our favorite solid perfumes are meticulously packaged in the prettiest, most display-worthy compacts—from seashells to charms to gold-encrusted adornments. Below, we're sharing nine of the best-smelling solid perfumes along with the formulas they pair magically with. Keep scrolling!

1. Sabé Masson Etre Ici et Ailleurs Soft Perfume

Layers Well With:

Sabé Masson Parisian Rhapsody Soft Perfume

2. Diptyque 34 Boulevard Saint Germain Solid Perfume

Layers Well With:

Diptyque 34 Boulevard Saint Germain Eau de Toilette

3. Le Labo The Noir 29 Solid Perfume

Layers Well With:

Le Labo The Noir 29 Eau de Parfum

4. Jo Malone London Lime Basil & Mandarin Scent To Go

Layers Well With:

Jo Malone London Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne

5. In Fiore Baisers de Jasmin Parfum Solide Haute Concentré

Layers Well With:

In Fiore Fleur Vibrante Solution Botanique

6. Earth Tu Face Geranium + Vetiver Botanical Perfume

Layers Well With:

Earth Tu Face Geranium + Vetiver Skin Stick 

7. Pacifica Tahitian Gardenia Shimmer Solid Perfume 

Layers Well With:

Pacifica Tahitian Gardenia Spray Perfume

8. Estée Lauder Pleasures Lollipop Perfume Compact

Layers Well With:

Estée Lauder Pleasures Eau de Parfum

9. Lush American Cream Solid Perfume

Layers Well With:

Lush American Cream Perfume

Beauty Director

Erin has been writing a mix of beauty and wellness content for Who What Wear for over four years. Prior to that, she spent two and half years writing for Byrdie. She now calls Santa Monica home but grew up in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and studied writing, rhetoric, and communication at University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. She studied abroad in Galway, Ireland, and spent a summer in L.A. interning with the Byrdie and Who What Wear family. After graduating from UW, she spent one year in San Francisco, where she worked as a writer for Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen before moving down to L.A. to begin her career as a beauty editor. She considers her day-to-day beauty aesthetic very low-maintenance and relies on staples like clear brow serum (from Kimiko!), Lawless's Lip Plumping Mask in Cherry Vanilla, and an eyelash curler. For special occasions or days when she's taking more meetings or has an event, she'll wear anything and everything from Charlotte Tilbury (the foundations are game-changing), some shimmer on her lids (Stila and Róen do it best), and a few coats of the best mascara-type product on earth, Surratt's Noir Lash Tint.