Fragrance Friday: Michael Kors Wonderlust

Everything about Michael Kors Wonderlust screams balmy, Summer nights, from the lightly amber-hued bottle, to the tropical ombre packaging, this is pretty much a perfect Summer scent...so it's a bit weird that I'm sharing it with you in October (late October, at that) but stay with me, as this is such a lovely, pretty fragrance that it needs to be investigated if you like a light, fruity floral that's both flattering and feminine. The Micha[...]


Valeur Absolue Sensualite EDP

Sometimes I come across a product that is so fantastically well executed that everything about it is a joy; with that in mind, let me introduce you to the perfumes from Valeur Absolue, which are as pretty to look at as they are to sniff. The perfume bottle is a pretty traditional, slightly squared off shape so nothing too fancy there, but inside the clear glass you'll find lots of little jewels that have been chosen to match and reflect th[...]


Penhaligon’s Ostara

Penhaligon's are one of those brands that I find very exciting as they're fragrances are always so interesting and complex, yet you can almost always find something wonderful in them and feel comfortable pushing your usual scent boundaries to try something a little different.  Having said that, Penhaligon's Ostara is probably one of the brand's most generally wearable fragrances that they've released in a while. I went to the press event f[...]


Molecule 01 by Escentric Molecules

I read about Molecule 01 by Escentric Molecules quite some time ago and I've been fascinated by it ever since.  It's a very, very interesting concept with the idea of the fragrance itself sitting on just a single molecule (hence the name) called Iso E Super which is a common base note for fragrances to make them more sexy and alluring.  Therefore in theory, this single note will be like a perfume version of "je ne sais quoi". The single[...]


Hugo Boss Ma Vie EDP

I loved the Hugo Boss Jour Pour Femme fragrance (review here) so I was really excited to hear a new female fragrance was coming from the brand, named Ma Vie.  If you tried Jour Pour Femme and you found it overly girly or floral then I recommend trying Ma Vie which is  a much greener and woodier fragrance whilst still maintaining a floral heart. The notes of Boss Ma Vie are: Cactus Flower at the top, Pink Freesia, Jasmine and Rose at the h[...]


12 Gifts of Christmas: Le Galion Discovery Box

If you're looking to buy something with some serious "wow" factor as a gift for any beauty or fragrance lover, here's the one for you! The Le Galion Discovery Box is the most beautifully presented collection of all nine of the Le Galion fragrances in handy 7.5ml vials which doesn't sound like a lot, but that actually works out to be a fairly decent size, especially as each vial contains EDP.  Within the box you also get a very heavy and sturdy tr[...]

Yardley Jade EDT

Yardley are an interesting brand as they have quite a heritage behind them which unfortunately comes attached with a bit of a stuffy reputation, not helped by the brand's association with single, floral fragrances (such as lavender) which has resulted in the brand being known as an old-fashioned, grandparent-friendly range.  However, over the past few years they've been releasing products and redesigns to shake off that reputation and it appears[...]

Jo Malone London Tuberose Angelica Cologne Intense

This month sees the arrival of a new addition to the Jo Malone London Cologne Intense line, a range of darker, deeper fragrances formulated with decadent, precious ingredients.  Jo Malone Tuberose Angelica is the new Cologne Intense and it's an intense yet feminine fragrance built-around Tuberose which famously only blooms at night.  The fragrance notes are Angelica at the top and Amberwood at the base which all surround the heart of Tuberose. Th[...]


Jo Malone London Silk Blossom Cologne

The beautifully presented and wonderfully fresh and floral Jo Malone Silk Blossom is one of those scents that will happily see you through the Spring and Summer months.  The fragrance is gentle and easy to wear that really encapsulates a summery scent; it's inspired by the pink fringed pompoms of Silk Blossom (hence the tassel attachment to the bottle) and the notes are simply white pepper at the top, silk blossom at the centre and moss at the b[...]

Penhaligon’s Tralala

Penhaligon's Tralala is the brand's latest release which is inspired by fashion designers Meadham Kirchhoff, which makes sense considering Penhaligon's have scented the past nine seasons of the fashion brand's shows.  It's worth Googleing Meadham Kirchhoff to get an idea of the sort of designs they create as it'll give you a really good idea of what this scent is like; I think it's spot-on in terms of translating a visual into a scent.  I'm usin[...]

Jo Malone London x Calm & Collected

More gorgeousness has arrived today thanks to Jo Malone London, who are currently collaborating with Calm & Collected to create five exclusive bottles for some of the brand's most popular fragrances, and these are: English Pear & Freesia Pomegranate Noir Lime Basil & Mandarin Early Grey & Cucumber Peony & Blush Suede The limited edition bottles really are striking, and if you live near a Selfridges you can have your perfume b[...]