’tis the season for sets of tiny perfume bottles (YAY!), but not all of them are created equal. This year Clinique has one of the cutest and most practical sets in town.
Each of the five travel-size 0.24-fl. oz. bottles in the new Complete Happiness Set ($37 for the set) fit easily into most makeup bags, and all of them have — wait for it — a spray top spritzer!
I know it’s a weird thing to get fired up about, but I collect mini perfume bottles like these, and most of them just have an open mouth on the bottle. I’ve had a couple of those pop open in my makeup bags over the years, spilling perfume everywhere, so a small touch like an atomizer top makes these from Clinique that much more practical.
But what about the scents? Well, I’m glad you asked.
Complete Happiness comes with five bestselling scents from Clinique’s Happy family of perfumes — Happy, Happy Heart, Happy in Bloom, A Hint of Citrus, and A Wealth of Flowers.
Officially, the names of the fragrances are supposed to have a period (.) at the end, like Happy in Bloom., but my inner punctuation nerd wanted me to leave the periods out. Period.
I like all five of these scents, which all take cues from the sparkling citrus notes in the original Happy, the matriarch in the clan. They generally feel youthful and uplifting to me and last a good long while, even through an entire work day.
A teenager or college-age daughter, or a niece, other family member or friend of any age who loves bright, citrusy floral scents might like enjoy this set a lot.
Individually, I also think they’d make great stocking stuffers.
PRICE: $37 for the set
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Clinique counters and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,