Cavity searches conducted with Marigolds, x-ray machines that let bored officials see through your clothes and queues of screeching kids destined for the row of seats behind yours – airport security is a place no man hopes to visit more than once. This summer, prevent Gary on treadmill six binning your bottle of Odin Owari and airport-proof your weekend-away wash bag. Here’s how.
1 The Wash bag
A Louis Vuitton wash bag will last forever and only improve with age. Other benefits include the wide array of options (from pouches to fold-outs), the wide selection of leather grains – the graphite Damier is featured here – and in this instance, a washable lining, which is ideal for any inflight explosions.
Louis Vuitton Hanging Damier Toiletry Kit, £440
2 Evening Scent
Prada’s Vaporiser de Voyage comes complete with two extra 10ml refills of the brand’s signature Amber scent, which is warm, heady and intense.
Prada Vaporiser de Voyage 3x10ml, £40, available nationwide
Taylor of Old bond Street’s hand sawn combs are produced specifically to prevent the hair from being stripped.
Imitation Ivory comb by Taylor of Old Bond Street, £14
4 Day Scent
The claim that Voyage D’Hermes smells like “the unknown in all its glory” is perhaps a little far-fetched, but the fresh green notes bring to mind a freshly poured gin & tonic – perfect for the heat.
Voyage d’Hermes 35ml, £56
Put your disposable out to pasture and upgrade with Murdock’s very own horn-handled take on the Mach 3. Most importantly, the replaceable plastic heads can be taken onto flights.
Murdock Mach 3 Razor in Light Horn, £45
6 Sun Cream
40 millilitres of concentrated sun-deflecting clout, Clinique’s Super City Block is a moisturiser, sun cream and eye-gel in one. A tip: use sparingly in the air to prevent skin drying out on long haul flights.
Clinique 40ml Super City Block, £15
Left in your wash bag for anything longer than five minutes this champagne-hued bar of soap will have it smelling like Mr Ford’s own sock drawer. Containing fortifying olive fruit oil and grape seed oil, the lathering bar leaves skin smooth and gently cleansed.
Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Soap £25
From Cinnamon Mint (Big Red cravings will be abated) to Amarelli Liquorice, Marvis’ flavours are bonkers. Aqua Mint is a safer bet for less experimental brushers.
Marvis 25ml Aquatic Mint Toothpaste, £3
What this Paul Smith toothbrush lacks in technical innovation it makes up for in colour. Available in an array of bright shades the all-plastic brush is small enough to fit in the slimmest of wash bags.
Paul Smith Toothbrush, £8