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Lancome Idole Review

Fragrance Friday: Lancome Idole

Disclaimer: PR Sample  - I have not been paid for this feature.  I have spent the last 24 hours obsessing over the new fragrance, Lancome Idole, because it is just one of those perfumes that I know I'm going to use right up until the very last drop! I used to post about fragrances regularly as part of my Fragrance Friday series, but other than a quick intro to a new collection, I haven't included any new fragrances on the blog this year because I[...]


Fragrance Friday: Yardley Flowerful Collection (Luxe Gardenia, Elegant Iris, Decadent Mimosa)

Disclaimer: PR Sample and Affiliate links - I have not been paid for this feature.  It's been absolutely ages since I've done a Fragrance Friday feature, mainly because I haven't really been calling-in/trying many new fragrances as I'm pretty happy with the few I have that I'm slowly working my way through.  Having said that, I did attend a launch a few months ago for the Yardley Flowerful Collection, which I've been keen to feature for a while as[...]

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Fragrance Friday: Joy by Dior

I'll be honest, it has been a while since a fragrance has taken my heart; I've had some lovely perfumes to try out and wear, some of which have been truly wonderful, but Joy by Dior has completely blown everything else out of the water for me.  A few weeks ago, I was at the Dior counter picking up some of their new brow bits (more on that in another post) when I was offered the chance to try their new perfume, Joy.  I normally pass up this kind[...]

Fragrance Friday: Floral Street Wonderland Peony

In a world of fragrance that's trying so hard to be incredible different and unique, it's sometimes a real pleasure to find something unashamedly and traditionally pretty - introducing the gorgeously floral and fruity Wonderland Peony from Floral Street, which is like a big burst of bright and beautiful flowers laced with fruit and a touch of wood at the base; there's nothing new or novel here, but that doesn't matter at all (Floral Street have pl[...]

Fragrance Friday: Goya Black Rose

If you're a rose fragrance fan and you like your scents to be classic, uncomplicated and just the right side of feminine, Goya Black Rose is a perfume I'd highly recommend investigating.  I always love it when a fragrance matches up well with the bottle its contained in, which I think is really well demonstrated here, as the bottle is clean, elegant and classic, just like the scent itself. The Goya Black Rose is, as you would expect, a rose sc[...]

Fragrance Friday: Woman by Ralph Lauren

Woman by Ralph Lauren is the newest Lauren perfume, combining feminine fragrance notes with a masculine hip-flask-style bottle, it's a fragrance designed to be strong and just a touch too feminine to be described as gender-free.  Expect a scent that's punchy and vibrant, but that settles quickly into something a little creamier and less intense. I really like the packaging of Woman by Ralph Lauren, as I think it's a fun take on a hip flask[...]

Fragrance Friday: DKNY Stories

DKNY have recently launched their newest fragrance, DKNY Stories, which is a bit of a change for the fragrance range that is known for it's juicy, fruity numbers that are mostly aimed at the younger millennial market.  DKNY Stories is a little more grown-up and more suited to my kind of age group - it's still vibrant, bright and very DKNY, but it's less in-your-face, more sophisticated and generally a lot more subtle than other DKNY fragrances.[...]

Fragrance Friday: By Invitation Rose Gold by Michael Buble

I definitely wouldn't call myself a fragrance snob, as some of my all-time favourites are from high street brands, but I do get a bit funny about celebrity fragrances - in fact I'm like that with all celebrity beauty ranges, there's just something about them that gets my back up and I can't really explain it! The original By Invitation fragrance from Michael Buble launched fairly recently and was very well received, so it was quickly followed-up b[...]

Fragrance Friday: Three Very Different (Yet Equally Beautiful) Rose Fragrances

I wanted to do something a little different for this Bank Holiday Fragrance Friday post, and as I've been lucky enough to have some gorgeous rose-led fragrances added to my collection recently, I thought I'd share three rather different takes on this popular scent. For years I was never one to reach for anything with a rose fragrance (team jasmine all the way!) but in the last couple of years I've had my mind gently changed.  Here are three gorge[...]

Fragrance Friday: Philosophy Pure Grace Nude Rose and Amazing Grace Ballet Rose

  I'm such a huge fan of Philosophy scents as I think they completely nail the high street market, offering fragrances that are absolutely beautiful, wearable and layerable, with a price point that's decent and a collection that's varied enough to suit most tastes.  Therefore I'm always excited to try a new Philosophy fragrance and I was particularly keen to get my hands on the two newest members of the family; Pure Grace Nude Rose and Am[...]

Fragrance Friday: Parterre A Tribute to Edith

Parterre are such a fantastically fresh and exciting brand that I've been meaning to feature for absolutely ages, then I ended up using the box of their A Tribute to Edith fragrance to save and transport a baby blackbird to the vet earlier this week (which is very in-keeping with the overall vibe of the brand) and I thought I just had to share it as the Fragrance Friday for this week as it's just too perfect! Before I launch into sharing my[...]