Flower pots: Why solid perfumes are worth sniffing

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Little known fact: These retro, rub-on scents are typically made with just a few clean ingredients—think beeswax, jojoba, shea butter, and essential oils—making them an adorably packaged healthy fragrance option.

Solid perfumes (or perfume balms) are also unabashedly affordable compared to their bottled brethren.

Although their fragrance half-life can be short, you can toss them in your handbag, gym bag, or teeny clutch for reapplication without any risk of a soggy surprise later on.

We tested six, so you’ll know what to dab behind your ears this February 14. —Melisse Gelula and Lisa Elaine Held