fragrance friday

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: 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: 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[...]

Fragrance Friday: Ormonde Jayne Sampaquita (made to measure)

One of the many things I love about fragrance is how personal it is; the same fragrance can evoke polarised reactions and can smell completely different from one person to the next.  If you find a fragrance that hits all the right notes (pun intended...) then it can be the start of a lifelong love affair.  With that in mind, the ability to tweak and personalise a fragrance is an extremely attractive prospect, so Ormonde Jayne are starting to mak[...]

Fragrance Friday: YSL Black Opium EDT, EDP and Nuit Blanche EDP

In October last year I received the YSL Black Opium EDT (original review here) which I fell head over heels in love with for the fact that it's the ultimate confidence booster in a spray; it's a really powerful, sexy fragrance that makes me feel instantly upbeat and capable - it really is a total mood booster, so much so, that I actually keep a bottle in the glove compartment of my car! My original love of YSL Black Opium still remains, so[...]

Fragrance Friday: Jasper Conran Nude

After a few weeks of slightly unusual Fragrance Friday features courtesy of Escentual Molecules, today I have a much more traditional fragrance to show you that's pretty, feminine and very wearable - say "hello" to Nude by Jasper Conran; a very easy-on-the-nose scent that's got simplistic class to it thanks to it's mostly white flower notes.  Inspired by Conran's signature aesthetic, Nude is a very attractive and well-priced fragrance that smells[...]


Fragrance Friday: Atelier Cologne’s Vanille Insensée Cologne Absolue

During my pregnancy I met with the creators behind the Atelier Cologne brand and I remember thinking how fascinating they were - each and every scent they created had a kind of play-like story behind it that they'd imagine to create the scent with; to give you an idea, here's the backstory for the Vanille Insensée fragrance: "He wove through the crowd when suddenly his heart quickened. That scent. It was hers. He had worn it first until she stole[...]