Fragrance

The House of Oud (THOO) Keep Glazed Fragrance – Beauty Article

[productsample/affiliatelink] I don’t really know where to start with this! THOO Keep Glazed I mean, how stunning is this bottle? I have a sample size here from the brand with a similar marbling effect, inspired by Ksenia Penkina, a Canadian patisserie artist, whose Instagram account will make you hungrier than you can imagine. She does things with icing that I’ve only every really seen with Murano glass – so intricate and shiny it defies belief. THOO Keep Glazed Fragrance My…

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Tocca Maya Eau de Parfum – Beauty Article

[productsample/affiliate] Since I rediscovered Tocca (which means ‘touch’ in Italian) with their Florence fragrance, I’m so keen to see anything new from this brand. Florence had an undercurrent of Iris, but Maya features this note as a key component. Tocca Maya Eau de Parfum Maya, on the surface, is all about juicy blackcurrant, but if you hang on, the dry down reveals wild iris and violet leaf. It’s sweet, so if that’s not your thing, it won’t be for you,…

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Diptyque Shanghai City Candle | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[productsample/affiliate] I was away when this candle arrived which is a shame because it’s not now available on line but will be coming back in a few months. You can still buy it at the Diptyque store on Brook Street in London (perhaps they’ll post it) but otherwise, one to look out for when it re-emerges. Shanghai As you’d expect, the fragrance of the Shanghai candle has its roots in Chinese tradition. I don’t have a great deal of information…

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Aveda Rosemary Mint Invigorating Candle – Beauty Article

[productsample] A very quick sneaky peek of the new Aveda Rosemary Mint Invigorating Candle which I saw for the first time last night and have had on the burn for a couple of hours this morning. Invigorating is exactly the right word for this blend of rosemary, peppermint and spearmint. Aveda Rosemary Mint Invigorating Candle In the past, Aveda candles have been a bit light on fragrance, but my goodness, you won’t find that here! It’s absolutely the mind clearing…

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Elm Rd Chalet Candle | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[productsample] It’s not just me that put the heating on last night, is it? Somehow my house seemed colder inside than it was outside, rather unfairly. So, I watched Bake Off under a blanket with the fire on and the Elm Rd Chalet candle burning. Elm Rd Chalet Candle Chalet is part of the new Studio Collection from this brand launching on the 16th September and is a perfect segue into autumn with its juniper and pine notes that don’t…

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Memoize London Rose Luxuria Fragrance – Beauty Article

[productsample] I knew absolutely nothing about this fragrance brand until some phials dropped through my door over the summer. I tried a little spritz of Rose Luxuria with no expectations but almost straight away understood that it is something special. Not just for the last – it stays (on me) the entire day with almost no dissipation (perhaps thanks to the 25% oil concentrate) but for the composition. Memoize London Rose Luxuria Fragrance It’s not often you see a bottle…

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Jo Malone Scent To Go – Beauty Article

[productsample/affiliate] I told you that there were loads of new fragrancing options and innovations. Here’s the latest one from Jo Malone – the Scent To Go. They’re small discs (about the diameter of a coffee cup) that are very lightweight and slender. Jo Malone Scent To Go They’re small space scents really, so ideal for lingerie drawers, linen cupboards, handbags, suitcases or even your car. I thought that if the brand ever brings these out in Orange Blossom, I’d be…

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Malin + Goetz Leather EDP – Beauty Article

[productsample] There’s something just so reassuring about a fragrance that smells of the very thing that it’s supposed to. Not everyone has a nose that can pick out or appreciate whispers of butterfly wing, the hum of a bee or such things that only exist in the hopeful imagination of the creators. Simplicity often wins out. Malin + Goetz Leather EDP Whether it’s the thrill of a new leather bound note book, the memory of your first leather jacket or…

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Jo Malone Poppy & Barley Cologne – Beauty Article

[productsample/affiliatelink] Poppy & Barley made its debut as part of the limited edition English Fields collection but has now arrived as a full size for the first time. Jo Malone Poppy & Barley Cologne Poppies signify no particular scent to me so I think of this as a representation of the colours of poppies – those gorgeous yellows, pinks and reds that are so vibrant and pretty and are part of the early summer full of possibility and happiness. I…

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Diptyque Perfumed Stickers | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[productsample/affiliate] So, the second part of the Diptyque Prets-A-Parfumer collection is a set of perfumed stickers. The third non-traditional fragrance piece is a bracelet which I don’t have but I am ever so pleased with these fragranced embellishments. Diptyque Perfumed Stickers These take their inspiration from shadow puppets – more evident if you see the swan shapes, I think, which are fragranced with L’Ombre dans L’Eau. They’re made from a matt satin material that’s sticky (not tacky) on the back…

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Diptyque Perfumed Brooch | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[productsample/affiliate] There are some exciting things coming in perfume world so if you’re a fragrance lover your time is now! Diptyque has a small Prets-A-Parfumer range coming out and I can promise you the entire collection will sell out (remember how the candle decorations are in the shops one minute and the next they’re completely sold out?) very quickly. So, saying you can’t think about (I daren’t say it), er, festive times, in September won’t cut it in this case!…

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Ermenegildo Zegna Sicilian Mandarin | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[productsample] If you prefer a cologne-like fragrance, this 2012 creation might be one to take note of. I haven’t ever really interacted with this brand so had no preconceptions about it other than it’s rather masculine looking. Although we’re much more flexible about what fragrances belong to what gender than ever before, to me it looks kind of aftershave-ish – a bit of a blokey, slosh it on sort of thing. I’ll say straight away that it’s hard to get…

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Mon Guerlain Intense | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[productsample] There’s a huge amount of research and technology that goes into the ‘hand feel’ of fragrances – the way a perfume bottle feels in when you pick it up to apply it is a subliminal part of the experience. It’s the first thing I noticed about the bottle for the Mon Guerlain Intense – that it sits perfectly in my grasp with a reassuring weight and rounded facets on the bottle that make it feel immediately comfortable. If you…

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BDK Parfums | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[productsample/affiliate] Coming across BDK makes me realise why corporate fragrance brands are so worried about the rise of independent brands carving into their profits – this one has been cleverly snapped up by Revlon although there is no whisper of corporate about it. I have to say BDK is exceptional and exceeded my expectations one hundred fold because the box doesn’t exactly shout ‘buy me’. In fact, I realise as I write, I didn’t even photograph the box! BDK Parfums…

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Harvey Nichols Fragrance Discovery Box – Beauty Article

[productsample/afflink] I know that try-me fragrance boxes are really popular as it’s such a good way to slowly savour a variety of scents before (or even, if) making a full size decision. This one from Harvey Nichols, celebrating their own fragrance department, is selected by The Fragrance Society, making it more special than most. Harvey Nichols Fragrance Discovery Box Inside the box, which has ten horizontal ‘advent’ like windows, you’ll find an individual fragrance, some try-me, some phial and some…

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Jeroboam Boha Fragrance | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[productsample] Somewhat bizarrely, this fragrance is dedicated to Ukrainian women and is a collaboration between the brand and Parfum Buro in the Ukraine. It’s honestly never occurred to me to even wonder what the Ukraine smells like but if it smells like this I am booking a flight soonest. Boha I instantly liked it – I didn’t even need to wait for the dry down to know that it’s filled with notes that unfailingly, I fall for. A combination of…

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Berdoues Koh Phi Phi Fragrance – Beauty Article

[affiliatelink/productsample] It may be a bit late to find the perfect summer fragrance, but none the less, I think I might have found it. I’ve actually never been to Thailand but been on enough sandy beach holidays to know that sense of relaxation that only the sight of a palm tree can bring. Berdoues Koh Phi Phi Fragrance This fragrance steers clear of the obvious – much as I love a fruity coconut scent, Koh Phi Phi focuses more on…

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Mid-Summer Slump? Inhale These Scents to Stay Focused, Grounded and Energized – Beauty Article

Clear the negative energy, bad vibes and anxiety around you with these mystical, spirit-shifting essentials. With extreme heat, tumultuous thunderstorms and pummeling rainstorms — all hitting in the same week — the physical world can sometimes be a lot to handle, even in the supposedly idyllic lull of summer. There are times you just want to curl up inside and breathe in some comfort. To help lighten your mood — and create a sense of calm inside — consider the…

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Miller Harris Blousy Fragrance | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[productsample] With reference to Graham Green, Violet Ida, Blousy and Brighton Rock take a literary inspired dive into 1930’s Brighton. You absolutely don’t have to have read the famous book, Brighton Rock, to enjoy them but I think its helpful to evoke the period of time and enhance the personalities of the perfumes. Miller Harris Blousy Fragrance Despite it being billed as full and voluptuous, I find Blousy soft and skin-like – the sort of fragrance I’d like to wake…

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Lancome Idole Fragrance | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[productsample] The thing about Lancome’s newest fragrance launch (coming very soon) that you will notice first is the bottle. It’s not like anything I’ve seen before being so slimline at 15mm thick that it only precariously stands up on its own. Lancome Idole Fragrance It’s very unexpected and defies the norm when it comes to what form we anticipate in a bottle. I can’t decide if it matters or not whether it can hardly stand up because it’s equally beautiful…

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Chase & Wonder Library Candle – Beauty Article

[productsample] This just seems like the perfect candle to have on the burn today – it’s grey and wet outside with light drizzle and clouds obscuring any summer blue. I don’t mind at all being given a day off from ‘enjoying the weather’ – it’s the ideal opportunity to hole up and not feel guilty for staying inside. Library is exactly the right companion for days like these. Chase & Wonder Library Candle The fragrance is exactly the old, sweet,…

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Huda Beauty Kayali Musk 12 Fragrance – Beauty Article

[productsample/affiliatelink] I don’t know quite what I was expecting from Huda fragrance but if I’m honest it wasn’t this creamy, floral blend that’s really rather lovely. Huda Beauty Kayali Musk 12 Fragrance It’s certainly of a type – sweet, heavy and generous with gourmand notes … I suppose you might say it is lavish – it reminded of the scent of some lipsticks. Huda and her sister Mona worked with the French perfume house, Firmenich, to create this (and several…

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Next Stop: Caron Paris – Makeup and Beauty Blog – Beauty Article

Meow-za! Saw this on my feed this morning, and it hit a little too close to home, LOL! As Fox Mulder famously said, “The truth is out there…” I agree, and I think that someday the truth will finally be revealed about whether some Starbucks baristas purposefully muck up your name. 😒 Was this on purpose?! Extra points for creativity to the young man who spelled my name exactly like this luxury French fragrance house: Caron Paris. Thanks to my…

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Senti Orchid Room Fragrancer | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

Senti Orchid Room Fragrancer [productsample] I have never got along with reed diffusers – I would choose a candle one hundred times before I’d choose some sticks in a jar. But who knew that room fragrancing had got so fancy? The Senti Orchid Room Fragrancer is an eye opener, that’s for sure. Senti Orchid Room Fragrancer An Italian glass vase (with a wide base so that it doesn’t easily knock – I’m thinking more about cats than humans) houses an artificial…

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CRYSTAL deodorants. The Original Natural Mineral Deodorant. 2 off 10.00+ OR 4 off 16.00+ – beautybulletins.com – Beauty Article

Underneath It AllEFFECTIVE ODOR CONTROLUnlike antiperspirants, CRYSTAL™ deodorants don’t block the pores—allowing the body to function naturally. Odor is controlled and eliminated by natural minerals and other formulas have botanically-derived ingredients like Lotus Blossom and Orange Peel Extract. Since CRYSTAL deodorants are made of mineral salts, they are safe to use just about anywhere on the body. In addition to using on underarms, many of our customers apply to their chests, feet and inner thighs. Works up to 24 HoursBecause…

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Jo Malone Lily of The Valley & Ivy Charity Candle – Beauty Article

[productsample] Every year, there’s a new candle from Jo Malone that supports people living with mental health issues. Jo Malone Lily of The Valley & Ivy Charity Candle This year, it’s lily of the valley and ivy – a really beautiful combination that’s both fresh and pretty. My all time favourite candle – ever – is from Dior in Paris (you can’t buy it in the UK) and it’s a power blast of Lily of the Valley which I absolutely…

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Salvatore Ferragamo Amo Flowerful | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[productsample/affiliate] First of all, the bottle looks and feels very special with this new addition to the Amo range from Salvatore Ferragamo. I love the flower under the lid detail and the texture on the iridescent glass – I think they call it ‘hand feel’ – how a product feels when you hold it is a subliminal, but powerful, sales tool. Salvatore Ferragamo Amo Flowerful The notes that predominate for me are the fruits – blackcurrant and yuzu, although if…

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The Merchant Of Venice Red Potion – Beauty Article

[productsample/affiliate] The more I see of this brand, the more I like it. When I was in Milan a couple of months ago, it was everywhere – it’s so striking, you can’t miss it. I’d say it’s still at early entry in the UK but if Milan is anything to go by, The Merchant of Venice has grand plans! The Merchant of Venice Red Potion Their newest fragrance is Red Potion, housed in this exquisite red and gold bottle. When you know…

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Moschino Toy 2 | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[productsample/affiliate] I’m not sure what I expected from this fragrance, but it certainly wasn’t the light, fruity-and-fresh floral. The juice is more delicate than the bottle, that’s for sure. Moschino Toy 2 I really haven’t warmed to Moschino fragrances in the past although I still have the cuddly teddy of Moschino Toy still in it’s packaging. At a recent fragrance showcase, they had a giant bear bottle surrounded by flowers sitting on top of a bed .. see below. Moschino…

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