Showing posts with label Fragrances. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fragrances. Show all posts

Friday

Ghost Christmas: Sweetheart and Eclipse

What I love about Ghost is that their fragrances are great for everyone- from teenagers to Mothers. I remember when my Mum and I used to share the same Ghost perfume when I was 14 (I think it was Deep Night). Ghost have some really cute Christmas gifts this year. 

Ghost Sweetheart gift set - £27

Ghost Sweetheart was launched in 2008 and is a floral oriental scent that's sweet and fresh. It's such a gorgeous fragrance as it's gentle and vanilla-ry. Let's take a look at the notes: 

Top notes: Spearmint, Lemon, Pineapple 
Heart notes: Rose, Jasmine 
Base notes: Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Patchouli

Monday

Armani Code

I remember trying out Armani Code in Boots when I was 16 and on the search for a gift for my Mum. It's strange because at that time, I wasn't a fan of it at all and now I am. I used to go for fresh, fruity/floral scents and now I prefer fragrances that are bold with a bit more depth. Armani Code definitely offers that.

Sunday

Paco Rabanne Pure XS

This is currently one of the biggest fragrance launches, and I'm not at all surprised. Paco Rabanne's One Million and Invictus fragrances have managed to uphold their reputations as some of the most popular and fast-selling scents in the month of December. So it's inevitable that many men have- no doubt- heard of, and wish to try out their latest venture, Pure XS.

Wednesday

Viktor & Rolf Bon Bon Spring/Summer

The original Viktor & Rolf Bon Bon is incredibly iconic that's loved by millions of women. They've just launched a summer edition for 2017, and although we're not getting much sun here in the UK- this interpretation of the original is actually very good. 

Saturday

Jimmy Choo L'Eau fragrance

Jimmy Choo launched their new fragrance L'Eau earlier this year, and is a sister scent to their debut one in 2011. It's light and summery, and vibrant as soon as it's sprayed. There's pretty much zero waiting time to discover the nature of the fragrance. 

YSL Black Opium Floral Shock and The Shock Mascara

YSL have just launched a brand new fragrance and mascara as a duo- Black Opium Floral Shock and The Shock mascara. This is the first time that YSL have done a make up and fragrance co-launch, and it's a good one. 

Friday

DKNY Be Delicious City Collection

I always anticipate the annual launch of DKNY's trio fragrance collections, and so I was excited about what would be the theme of this year's. Titled the 'City Collection', the idea is to portray the different type of New York 'city girl' personalities. DKNY are always so proud of New York City, and these fragrances are named after areas in the city itself- Brooklyn Girl, Chelsea Girl, Nolita Girl. 

Wednesday

Elie Saab fragrance

I was a big fan of Elie Saab's Rose Couture fragrance that launched earlier this year, so I was excited to find out whether the original fragrance (launched in 2011) is just as lovely. And it did not disappoint at all! 

Tuesday

YSL Black Opium collection

I've been obsessed with Black Opium for quite some time now, but it was only until YSL sent me a very special package last week containing the collection that I re-discovered my love for it. You see-  when summer came around earlier this year, I stashed all of my cold-weather appropriate fragrances away including Black Opium. But now I'm glad I'm able to wear it again now that Winter has arrived.   

The bottles are absolutely stunning and look very Christmassy with the texturised, glitter effect, making them the perfect festive gifts for friends and family.

Thursday

Crush by Rihanna

In my opinion, Britney and Rihanna both rule the celebrity fragrance world. They launch lovely, unique fragrances that remain staples for many women (think Reb'l Fleur by Rihanna and Fantasy by Britney). A couple of months ago, Rihanna launched her 7th fragrance, Crush- a sister fragrance to last year's RiRi. 

Wednesday

DKNY Be Tempted

Whenever DKNY announce the launch of a new apple-shaped bottle fragrance, I experience a warm, fuzzy feeling inside and they never disappoint. My favourite seasons of the year are Autumn and Winter, and DKNY's Autumn fragrances always help to create memories that form alongside the experiences of cold winter evenings. For instance, wearing fashionable coats and scarves, sipping Autumn inspired coffees, and the excitement in the run-up towards the festive season.

DKNY have launched a new Autumn fragrance for 2016- Be Tempted- and oh, how beautiful it is! Although the bottle is a lookalike of the shiny red apple in Snow White, Be Tempted is anything but poisonous. It's a warm, luxurious, fruity fragrance that's sure to turn a few heads around!

Thursday

Lacoste Pour Elle Elegant

A few months ago, Lacoste launched a trio collection of fragrances: Pour Elle Natural, Pour Elle Elegant, and Pour Elegant Sparkling. Here, I review the Elegant. 

Pour Elle Elegant is a fresh floral fragrance with musky tones and makes a fantastic day perfume as it's subtle and not overpowering. Lacoste are great for their fresh, light fragrances, and they haven't disappointed with this one. 

Tuesday

Elie Saab Rose Couture

Rose-centered fragrances tend to be quite sweet and sickly, but not Elie Saab Rose Couture. They've somehow managed to make a Rose fragrance with Vanilla that's subtle, classy, and not at all powdery.

DKNY Be Electric collection

I look forward to DKNY's Limited Edition collections every Spring. The Dreamsicle fragrance from the Sorbet collection last year is my absolute favourite DKNY fragrance to date, and I'm currently trying to save as much of it as I can! This year, DKNY have launched a really fun collection- Be Electric, and aren't the bottles just amazing?! They're incredibly photogenic and I love the bright summery colours. 



As always with DKNY collections, there are three new fragrances in the famous apple shaped bottles; Citrus Pulse (Orange), Bright Crush (Yellow) and Loving Glow (Pink). Obviously not everyone will purchase all three, (they are priced at £37 each) but I think there is something for everyone in the range as the scents are quite different from each other. At the moment, my favourite is Loving Glow but I'm also leaning towards Citrus Pulse too. They're all unique in their own way. Here are my thoughts on all three:

Monday

BOSS The Scent

This is Hugo Boss' biggest male fragrance launch in a long time- and it's a very good one. BOSS The Scent is a masculine scent that's inspired by the art of male seduction and confidence, and pays tribute to the BOSS man's personal achievements rather than his professional. Nice. 
For the past couple of years, Hugo Boss have been launching fragrances that were almost like brothers to the original BOSS Bottled. BOSS The Scent is completely different, and this is why it's already an incredibly popular scent. Every guy I've tested it on has nothing but positive to say about it.

Saturday

Gucci Bamboo

Gucci launched their new fragrance, Bamboo in August this year and it's received quite the attention, particularly as there are many mixed reviews out there on the scent. Plus, the gorgeous Gal Gadot is the ambassador for the fragrance.

Tuesday

Jimmy Choo Illicit

Jimmy Choo always launch amazing fragrances and the recently launched Illicit is definitely no exception. The brand are clearly aiming at the younger market by creating a fun and edgy fragrance. Personally, I don't think Jimmy Choo need to do this as so many young girls I know are fans of their fragrances. 

Monday

007 SEVEN fragrance

SPECTRE is released today in cinemas and I am SO excited to go and see it! I'm such a big Bond fan and have been waiting for the new film for three years. In celebration of the film's release, I bring to you a review of the new 007 SEVEN fragrance that recently launched nationwide.

Wednesday

DKNY Be Desired

There's always a special place in my heart for a DKNY fragrance- I still own some of the limited edition ones from years ago. Who remembers the Candy Apples and Hearts The World fragrances? I also fell in love with the gorgeous DKNY Dreamsicle fragrance that launched earlier this year- I'm currently being stingy with it so it doesn't run out. Such a shame it was limited edition! 
Anyway, DKNY have just launched a new fragrance in the form of the brand's famous apple bottle, called Be Desired. DKNY usually launch their apple fragrances in trios so I was intrigued to find out the story behind the new scent, and obviously what it smells like. 

Paco Rabanne Olympea

It's so nice to see something new from Paco Rabanne- their last biggest women's fragrance launch was Lady Million, and that was years ago! I was beginning to think that Paco Rabanne had lost their spark, until now of course... 

Inspired by Greek Goddesses, Olympea takes you on a venture of victory and championship through a sweet floral scent. The warm fragrance opens up with a sweet and creamy burst of top notes consisting of Salty Vanilla Accord. The journey then continues by developing into the Jasmine and Gingerlily heart, finally settling to a dry down of Ambregris, Bois De Cachmire Ambregris, and Cashmere Wood lingering on the skin.