I am a closet perfume hoarder. This is a fact. But the thing is, I am extremely picky about the fragrances I buy - nothing that's too sweet or fruity works and those musky scents? Forget it! So when I come across brands that offer a pocket-size perfume at a reasonable price, you can bet I'll be excited. And if you, like me, also love to travel, is there a better find than a perfume that fits in those transparent Ziplocs?
That's why I was so excited to find Fernweh. A fragrance brand that specialises in travel size perfumes. The name Fernweh itself means wanderlust or a longing for distant places or travel (German), and how beautiful a concept is that, right? The idea behind making these pocket-size perfumes is that it should be easy to carry and smell fresh through the day without lugging around a huge bottle that adds weight and takes up space.
The collection is divided up into men's and women's fragrances and we're loving the names - Dense, Riviere, Dew and Autumn. I love florals and am eyeing the Dew, which starts with a citrus note that settles into a floral blend with citrus, peony, rose, osmanthus and sandalwood adding a depth. And to be honest, the Riviere from the men's range, a bergamot, grapefruit, lavender and cedarwood with marine notes sounds fab as well (I'm all for picking a fragrance to suit your mood and taste over an ascribed gender!). I also love the concept of the fragrance bar for the closet. I usually have a potli of potpourri hanging in there to keep the clothes fresh, but this seems like a great alternative as well. Currently they have an Autumn bar - vanilla and floral with pressed flowers - we hear they stay fragrant for up to 3 months.
Prices are pretty affordable and you get 15ml perfumes from INR 379 to INR 429. Gifting options start at INR 929.