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Essential travel products

Whether your travel is of the long-haul or armchair variety, our collection of essential travel products will have you planning your next trip in no time.
Cosmetic casesJulie Crespel

Whether your travel is of the long-haul or armchair variety, our collection of essential travel products will have you planning your next trip in no time.

Ever wondered where ylang-ylang comes from? Diptyque sources the flower in Mohéli, the smallest island of the Comoros in the Indian Ocean. Ylang-ylang is the dominant note in Eau Moheli, the latest in Diptyque’s Floral Water Collection, $134.

Cosmetic cases

Keep all your bathroom essentials in one neat – and chic – spot.

1 Marc by Marc Jacobs X Liberty “Wiltshire Liberty” print cosmetics case, £60 (plus £25 shipping). 

2 Smythson “Gresham Collection” wash bag, £60 (plus £25 shipping).

3 Otis Batterbee Large “Axington” wash bag, $160 (plus $50 shipping).

4 Mulberry Wash Case with Braided Handle, $480.

5 Hunt leather Il Bisonte wetpack, $235. 1800 083 355

This Chanel travel wrap also makes a cosy blanket when you’re away taking on the world. The wool and silk piece, embellished with a global map, costs $1390. 1300 242 635.

Try a fine fragrance inspired by some of the world’s most memorable places.

1 Le Labo Limette 37 (San Francisco), $121, exclusively from Le Labo, 2238 Fillmore St, San Francisco, and Barney’s San Francisco.

2 Tom Ford Sahara Noir (Arabia), Tom Ford Sahara Noir, $230 for 50ml eau de parfum, from David Jones city stores only, 1800 061 326

3 Jo Malone London Saffron (Persia) Cologne Intense, $230 for 100ml, 1800 661 062

4 L’Occitane La Collection de Grasse (France), $80 for 75ml eau de toilette, (02) 8912 3000

5 Arquiste Parfumeur Flor y Canto (Mexico), $189 for 55ml eau de parfum, from Becker Minty, (02) 8356 9999

Sheridan trades the bedroom for travel with these silk eye masks ($39.95), part of the brand’s shift into accessories. Sweet dreams at home or en route assured. 1800 625 516

Off on a short break or travelling light? Pack a style punch with these cabin-approved numbers.

1 Ducati for Tumi Evoluzione International Carry On, $995, (02) 9221 4408

2 Louis Vuitton Keepall 45 Overnight Bag, $3200, 1300 883 880

3 Rimowa Salsa Air, $600,

4 Hard Graft Carry On Suitcase in Smoke, $975

5 Samsonite Savio Leather II Rolling Tote, $529

Frequent flyers will relish the anti-ageing punch provided by La Prairie‘s Cellular Power Serum, $565 for 50ml, perfect for those whose faces, as well as bodies, really feel the effects of a long flight.

England’s Globe-Trotter may be famous for its hard cases but its forays into leathergoods never fail to impress. Case in point? The company’s Propellor collection, including this Limonta weekender, $1825.

Gallic glamour without the lengthy flight is yours via Estée Lauder‘s French Nudes Collection of nail polish ($38 each) – subtle hues that call to mind the seemingly effortless elegance of Parisiennes.

Pentax‘s design-your-own Q10 ($499) is an individualist’s dream. With 100 colour combinations for the body and grip, confusing your black camera with someone else’s is no longer an issue.

Who boards a plane these days without their trusty tablet? Keep it chic with the best cases.

1 Anya Hindmarch “Seymour” iPad case, $570. 

Capulet London “Olivia” metallic gold iPad clutch, $545. 

Smythson Yellow “Panama” iPad sleeve, $296. 

4 Louis Vuitton Monogram folding iPad case, $820, 1300 883 880. 

Dodocase Build-A-DODOcase iPad cover, from $70. 

6 Christian Louboutin “Cris” iPad case, $945, (02) 8203 0902.

Pack these in your carry-on to fight long-haul skin fatigue and dehydration.

Apivita Natural Serum Line Reducer, $49.90. 

Dermalogica Ultrasmoothing Eye Serum, $69.  

Priori Cellular Recovery System, $199. 

4 Sisley Botanical D-Tox, $230 for 30ml, from select David Jones.  

5 Lancôme Genifique, $55 for 20ml. 1300 651 991.

Hold court during this month’s US Open with the tennis-inspired Rado HyperChrome Automatic Court Series, $5550, (03) 8844 3300; and set sail with Omega‘s Seamaster Diver ETNZ Limited Edition, on board for this month’s America’s Cup finals, $7750.

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