Flower pots: Why solid perfumes are worth sniffing

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Melange Solid Perfume Essential Oils Palette

While bespoke perfumes cost an arm and a leg, this one ($28) allows you to play chemist and keep your shirt: You can blend the palette’s four essential-oil infused balms at will to create a personalized scent.

The super fragrant fragrances last several hours. The citrus notes are especially bright and happy-making—only the patchouli-ylang ylang, which evoked hippie incense, was a disappointment.

For those who love transitioning from day-time to dinner-date makeup, this perfume plays along beautifully.