Don’t expect a new scentsation from Nerd XX. This is an extremely simple, ordinary fragrance – fresh, but highly creative. “Fragrance minus pretense” is the catch phrase of Eau de Nerd, and while the XX scent is indeed clean, refreshing, and uplifting, what’s heaps more refreshing than the scent itself is the concept for it.
Smelling strips, known in French as mouillettes (“bread sticks”) or touche à sentir, and also referred to as fragrance or scent blotters, are hardly the most absorbing (pun intended) matter for the average Joe, but I am a Jane (not that gender is relevant), and I love perfume…
One option I sometimes use when traveling, especially when I have a particularly strong perfume or if I think I might need some moisturizer as well (don’t we all on long flights), is to use solid perfume. It’s incredibly easy, and here’s how:
If the DYI route to making solid perfume is not your thing, there are plenty of manufactures of perfume in solid form. Here’s a list of 20 brands I enjoyed researching, half with which I was surprisingly unfamiliar.