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Travel-friendly and subtle, solid perfume tends to leave a longer lasting scent than the conventional spray version given its thicker, balm-like concentration. Typically alcohol-free, they have to be kept in a cool storage space and out of extreme heat, just like regular spray fragrances. Additionally, homegrown brands like Alwis & Xavier and Analogue Apotik pride themselves in producing artisanal batches of these pocket-sized wonders, made from natural ingredients and presented in stylish refillable tin cases. For men and women who prefer subtle fragrances that aren't overpowering, the options vary from the local artisanal brands mentioned above to haute perfumers like Jo Malone London and Diptyque.

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