When it comes to traveling light, there’s one major frustration that always comes to mind: the 3.4-ounce limit on liquids. How many times have we seen travelers begrudgingly abandon their beloved perfumes at security? But luckily, there’s a solution: roll-on perfume. Many of our favorite scents come in rollerball form, making them the ideal travel companions. With just a few quick swipes on your pulse points, you can smell as fresh and fabulous as ever.
You could even take it a step further and reserve different rollerballs for different trips. That way, your scents can transport you back to specific vacations and memories whenever you wear them in your daily life — a scented souvenir, if you will, definitely trumps the tacky fridge magnet.
But rollerballs aren’t just for vacations. They’re incredibly portable and easy to throw into a tote bag or pocket for a quick refresh throughout the day. With summer coming (and with it, more time spent outside), it’s always nice to have a little extra fragrance on hand. Plus, rollerballs are practical because they provide a convenient way to test out new fragrances without having to splurge on a full-size bottle.
So without further ado, we present the 10 best roll-on perfumes that are sure to earn you compliments. Because let’s be honest, there’s nothing better than hearing someone exclaim “Omg, someone here smells amazing” when that someone is you.
Our Top Picks
- Best Overall: Glossier You Rollerball
- Best Size: Maison Louis Marie No.04 Bois de Balincourt Perfume Oil
- Best Set: Maison Francis Kurkdjian 724 Parfum Set
- Fan-Favorite: Byredo Gypsy Water Roll-On
Imagine living in a world where everything is customized to fit your individual preferences like perfume that’s formulated specifically for your skin. Well, we’re already there, thanks to Glossier’s “skin-smell enhancer,” You. This innovative product smells different on everyone, but in the best way possible, thanks to spicy top notes of ambrette seeds, ambrox, iris root, and pink pepper.
A 2022 Best of Beauty Award winner, the Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia Eau de Parfum Rollerball is a must-have for those who adore romantic scents. Its fruity, floral notes of white gardenia linger on everything it touches, leaving behind a beautifully haunting trail that lingers long after you’ve left the room.
Maison Louis Marie No.04 Bois de Balincourt Perfume Oil is truly a special scent. With a decadent blend of sandalwood, vetiver, and amber wood it’s reminiscent of the feeling you get when listening to Taylor Swift’s Folklore album for the first time — you just know that someone carefully crafted this earthy, woody experience just for you.