Fragrance

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Have You Ever Purchased a Perfume Without Smelling It First? – Beauty Article

Yes, they smell just as pretty as they look. Although I’ve gotten close a few times since stay-in-place went into effect because of 1) a Nordstrom gift card that’s been burning a hole in my wallet for months, and 2) an intense craving for something new and citrusy, I still have yet to buy a perfume without smelling it first. Bright lemon, orange and grapefruit notes always cheer me up. I just feel lighter, less weighed down when I smell…

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Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Orange Soleia – Beauty Article

[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] Believe it or not, I was up at 7 this morning doing a quick yoga session which is something I couldn’t have envisaged happening in a month of Sundays before lock-down. I’ve baked no sour dough or banana bread or had any radical self-learning although I have downloaded Duolingo :-). Some people just aren’t set for big change although I think I’m more ‘aware’ – I hear bird song, notice flowers, take more time over things without feeling impatient…

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Estee Lauder Compact Fragrance Part 5 – Beauty Article

So, this is the last of my Estee Lauder posts – I’ve finally worked my way through the whole collection. I have so much enjoyed going through them one by one, giving each one a polish and some proper attention before they go back into the cabinet. Estee Lauder Compact Fragrance Part 5 I think my mum and dad bought me this one – Precious Dragonfly. It’s the only one that’s not in my bible – The Estee Lauder Solid…

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Estee Lauder Compact Fragrance Part 4 – Beauty Article

Estee Lauder Solid Fragrance Part 4 There were always going to be dogs! In fact, one of the most sought after solid fragrance is the Imperial Foo Dog from 1974 – a Chinese style ‘ivory’ carved dog. Estee Lauder Solid Fragrance Part 4 It’s called ‘Pink Poodle’ – pink diamante collar (of course!) and pink ribbons for each ear. I can’t imagine the utter horror I’d be greeted with by Honey if I tried to put ribbons on her ears!…

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DIOR Miss Dior Press Release 2011 – Beauty Article

I’ve kept very, very few press materials (a lot of CHANEL but not much else) but this was a send out from either 2011 or 2013 for a re-release of Miss Dior. I just can’t quite remember which! It’s so beautiful I think you will see why I kept it. DIOR Miss Dior Press Release As you can see, there is a miniature of Miss Dior EDP tucked into the staircase, surrounded by a meticulous cut-out of a stair case…

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Estee Lauder Compact Perfume Part 1 – Beauty Article

Since 1967, Estee Lauder produced an annual series of decorative compact fragrances and powders which amounts to hundreds and hundreds of different designs that are still highly collectable. I have a book, written by Roselyn Gerson that details many of them between 1967 to 2001, published in 2001, and it’s the only book I know of that documents the fragrances. Because I’m a natural collector of things, especially beauty things, I’ve been collecting these since about the late 90’s although…

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M&S Fragrances – New Scents – Beauty Article

[unpaid/ad/sample/affiliate] We could all do with some cheering up at the moment that’s not going to rip into our bank balances too hard and these new scents from M&S are more than fitting that bill. I featured them last year as being excellent value for money at £10 each (on offer) and giving some proper competition to far more expensive brands. M&S Fragrances – New Scents I’m favouring Grapefruit & Lotus because I usually veer to citrus in preference and…

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Diptyque x Bas Meeuws | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[unpaid/ad/sample/affiliate] Never heard of Bas Meeuws? Time to sit up and take note of this photographer who is capturing and reinventing traditional Dutch flower painting though his camera lens. He describes himself as a digital floral artist. Honestly, it’s days like this when I feel so lucky to do what I do – I’ve been on an art discovery journey (thank you Nationalgallery.org) while surrounded by the scent of white flowers looking at colours that energise the soul. Diptyque x…

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Mon Guerlain Bloom of Rose – Beauty Article

[unpaid/ad/sample/affiliate] If you already love Mon Guerlain then the rose twist on this version will only add to the pleasure. Mon Guerlain Bloom of Rose It’s a very vanilla-driven fragrance whose other notes raise it from being a gourmande scent to a slightly foody-floral, but if you don’t like vanilla in your fragrance, even with the rose addition, it’s not for you. It’s rather a bright, good-mood scent and certainly has a spring-like feel – when I tried it on…

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Love Chopard Fragrance | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[unpaid/ad/affiliate/sample] I’m coming across some really unusual fragrances at the moment which are different and rather exciting. I don’t think I’ve ever reviewed a Chopard fragrance before so it’s new discovery for me too. My immediate impression, on spritzing Love Chopard, is that it’s complex. In fact, I hardly know how to start! Love Chopard Fragrance It’s as opulent as the bottle suggests with a lot of rose (Taif rose, Turkish Damascene, Bulgarian Damescene, Moroccan Centifolia and so on…. )…

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Guerlain Santal Royal Hair Mist – Beauty Article

[unpaid/ad/affiliate/sample] I honestly love a hair mist as a way to wear fragrance, especially if your hair is just freshly washed, glossy and swishy – it seems the right crown to wear on something you’ve toiled over. I really don’t relish washing my hair – or rarely, at least – it just seems such a faff and if I had to redesign humans, I’d definitely give them hair that never needs washing! Guerlain Santal Royal Hair Mist This falls into…

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Iris Design Floral Plush Candle – Beauty Article

[unpaid/ad/sample] Bearing in mind that some noses are more sensitive than others, fragranced candles at lower intensities aren’t as easy as you might think to find. Not quality ones, anyway. I think I got a bit overwhelmed with fragranced candles over Christmas – I try to use any samples up because a festive candle in June just isn’t the same so found this Plush candle from Iris Design, a Hertfordshire based florist, rather soothing. Iris Design Floral Plush Candle It…

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Shiro Fragrance Savon Eau de Parfum – Beauty Article

[unpaid/ad/sample] You know when a fragrance just hits the mood of the moment square on? That’s how I felt when I smelled Shiro’s Savon fragrance – that it had just pinged all the right senses with a wash of peacefulness. Shiro Fragrance Savon Eau de Parfum The name gives the nature of the fragrance away, but to me it’s more like fresh, clean sheets on a pristine bed with a twist of lemon on the side. Structurally, there is no citrus…

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Miller Harris Valentine’s Day | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[unpaid/ad/sample(returned)) Rose Silence is my favourite Miller Harris scent – it’s just such a beautiful, gentle rose with fruity overtones that give it a bit more body. Miller Harris Valentine’s Day It’s one of two fragrances that have been given a love-over for Valentine’s Day (the other is Sherzo) by illustrator Laura Quick with hearts, flowers, diamonds and thunderbolts. So, each one comes in a coffret featuring a ribbon wrapped tin which wasn’t sent with the sample so I only…

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Floris Grapefruit & Rosemary Candle – Beauty Article

[sample/affiliate] I’ve been going through January in a really good mood until this week where the ‘winter blues’ have hit. I used to find winter such a struggle and I don’t now what the difference is between then and now, but I’ve maintained my mood really well … skipped through November and December! Floris Grapefruit & Rosemary Candle I’m not going to stretch credulity by saying that a candle solves anything but I really am enjoying the sharpness of this…

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Guerlain Eau de Cologne Imperiale – Beauty Article

[sample/affiliate] Given a beautiful red make over for Chinese New Year, Eau de Cologne Imperiale is for anyone who loves that fresh blast that eau de cologne gives. It’s so vibrant and invigorating, full of citrus and herbal notes. Guerlain Eau de Cologne Imperiale This is a fragrance that has stood the test of time – it launched in 1860 and while I am sure some ingredients have changed since then, it’s not a stretch to imagine it offering olfactory…

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Herbae par L’Occitane L’Eau | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[sample] If you like your fragrance green and fresh with just a dash of sweet, make sure you take a look at Herbae par L’Occitane L’Eau when it launches in February. It’s quite distinctive and unusual using white clover as it’s key note. Herbae par L’Occitane L’Eau I know it’s a predictable term but I’d cite this as ‘sparkling’ in that it’s a lively, light scent – a good one for stepping out into a sunny spring morning. There’s marsh…

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Sephora Pillow Battle Body Mist – Beauty Article

So, in last week’s Beauty Business News I suggested that fragrances to wear in bed were going to be a thing, and given that Sephora’s own brand of body products has this one, named Pillow Battle that smells of fresh sheets, I’d say it’s a sleep scent. Sephora Pillow Battle Body Mist It’s not expensive – I think this was around the eight euro mark (I’ve discovered that Mr BBB has a nearby Sephora in Switzerland – don’t worry, it…

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Jo Loves Rose Petal 25 – Beauty Article

[sample/affiliate] More rose loveliness to remind us that spring is on it’s way eventually. When I smell a rose scent, it almost always makes me think of red roses – weirdly, in the way that fragrance can cross-message to brains, when I smelled this, I thought of pale pink. I’ve photographed the Fragrance Paintbrush with yellow roses because they’re so pretty but in reality smell of absolutely nothing at all. After a little bit of research, popular fragrance opinion is…

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Diptyque Paris En Fleur Candle – Beauty Article

[affiliate/sample] I still have roses on my rose trees at the front of my house – I’m not enough of a gardener to know whether this is usual or not but I suspect perhaps not. That said, my cherry tree is flowering too so maybe spring has arrived early for us :-). Diptyque’s January smile-maker is Paris En Fleur, an absolute celebration of roses and power-packed in terms of scent, unlike my wan winter blooms. Diptyque Paris En Fleur Candle…

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Jo Malone Vetiver & Golden Vanilla Cologne Intense – Beauty Article

[sample/affiliate] This seems to me to be a perfect transition from the heavy blanket of winter into lighter days of spring. Although we have a way to go before we see winter off, come the new year I never feel quite so much for the deeper fragrances that seemed so right for December. Jo Malone Vetiver & Golden Vanilla Cologne Intense It is a ‘warm’ fragrance despite the opening of grapefruit tea giving it a fresher feel than you might…

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Is Avon Cruelty free? – beautybulletins.com Cruelty free beauty brands in skincare and cosmetics – Beauty Article

Natura Acquires Avon in 2020 As a former Avon lady in the early 90’s I found it relevant that I report on Avon and its claims. Natura & Co Holding S.A. and Avon Products, Inc. have announced that they have received all regulatory approvals required to complete Natura & Co’s acquisition of Avon Products, Inc., paving the way for the closing of the transaction expected on 3 January 2020.This will result in the creation of the world’s fourth-largest beauty company,…

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Balance Me Beauty Sleep Candle – Beauty Article

[sample] Bearing in mind you can pay just about any amount of money for a candle, with £30+ being ball-park ‘normal’ I was surprised that this comes in at £25. It’s generous – the fragrance starting giving almost straight away with a very timely freshness that also felt unexpected. Balance Me Beauty Sleep Candle It’s an aromatherapy blend of cedarwood and lavender – I’m sure there are other things in the soy base but unusually, there’s no full ingredient list…

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Thameen Royal Sapphire | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[sample] I think you might be surprised to know that this brand, Thameen, has one of Selfridges beauty hall’s most lucrative counters. The sales are phenomenal. And yet I won’t be at all surprised if you’ve never heard of Thameen. Somehow, it’s crept under the radar to become a secret sensation and it sells by the satin wrapped bucket load. Thameen Royal Sapphire Thameen means ‘precious’ and the brand is inspired by gemstones, with the Royal Sapphire fragrance taking its…

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Miller Harris Secret Gardenia | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[productsample/affiliate] The name ‘Secret Gardenia’ is inspired by secret London gardens and that’s definitely sparked something in me because I’m always curious about what’s behind the house facades. I’m a poor gardener but gathering more interest and ability as time goes on. Miller Harris Secret Gardenia Gardenia is a flower that I’ve never really found exciting and yet in this blend, it’s absolutely beautiful. It’s given more personality by jasmine, ylang-ylang and a fresh kick of yuzu to brighten it…

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Marks & Spencer Alphabet Perfume – Beauty Article

[sample/affiliate] At £6.50 a pop, I’m pretty impressed with these little alphabet fragrances from M&S. I’ve spent more time than I should, with no solid conclusion, thinking about how they broke the letters down and what research was done on how many of each letter. Surely there are less X names than B names for example, but whether there are more B names than D names is anyone’s guess. And yet, there must be that research out there otherwise it…

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Jean Paul Gaultier “La Belle” – Beauty Article

[productsample/affiliate] Gosh, it’s been a while since I smelled a Jean Paul Gaultier fragrance although I’ve kept a few of the older bottles. I’ve just read a feature on The Perfume Society website from 2017 where a collection of 5000 full size and miniatures went on sale collected by a Belgian lady who became entranced with the bottles for an estimated £7000 although I can’t trace how much it actually went for). I see why – it’s exactly the same…

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Jo Malone London Pine & Eucalyptus Reed Diffuser – Beauty Article

[affiliate/sample] I cannot remember the last time I used a reed diffuser – I’m really not a fan of them on the whole but obviously there is an exception and you’re seeing it here. Jo Malone London Pine & Eucalyptus Reed Diffuser I’ve had this for quite some time but didn’t want to put the reeds in and fully commit to a scent that the whole family associates with Christmas until we were at least in sight of it. Jo…

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Dolce & Gabbana The One Coffret – Beauty Article

[sample/affiliate] I love a coffret! I know they’re a little bit old-fashioned but the glamour of them has never faded although they’re going to have to move with the eco-conscious times and cut out the plastic. I think we may well see a change next year because everyone is reviewing their plastic use. Dolce & Gabbana The One Coffret In this particular set, you get a mini 5ml The One, 100ml perfumed body lotion and a 50ml The One. If…

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