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Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in Bath & Body | 0 comments

Perfume of the day – The Body Shop Bowhanti

Perfume of the day – The Body Shop Bowhanti

So I haven’t written one of these Perfume Of The Day posts in quite a while. That’s because I’ve been wearing Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb almost exclusively for the past couple of years, and I haven’t been trying too many new fragrances. But last week The Body Shop® sent me this brand new Eau De Parfum to try, it’s called Bowhanti and it’s described as ‘Spicy Woods’. Bowhanti is a brand new fragrance, it was only released on The Body Shop® website last week, so you’re among the first to hear about it. I’d say it’s quite a masculine fragrance, spicy and exotic. It’s inspired by an aromatic tree from French Guiana and it has a blend of patchouli and incense. Think cinnamon sticks and smoke, log fires and general mystery… The bottle is really pretty, with a square glass base made from sustainably recycled glass with a wooden cap. I really like this fragrance, it’s a bit different and perfect for the cold dark nights of Winter. I’d suggest it’s...

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Posted by on Jul 8, 2015 in Bath & Body | 0 comments

Perfume Of The Day – Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier Eau de Parfum

Perfume Of The Day – Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier Eau de Parfum

You may have guessed by now that I’m a bit obsessed with the Fleur de Figuier fragrance from French brand Roger & Gallet, this is the fourth product in the range that I’ve reviewed now! I first fell in love with the fruity scent last year when I tried out the Huile Gourmande (it was one of my favourite products of 2014) and now I’m using the Eau de Parfum*. The Fleur de Figuier range encompasses both the fruit and the flower of the fig, plus mandarin flowers. It’s quite fruity and reminds me a bit of The Body Shop’s 1980s favourite fragrance Dewberry, I could just sit and sniff it all day! Being an Eau de Parfum this product is much stronger than the Eau Fraiche that I reviewed a few weeks ago, as this one contains more alcohol. The Eau de Parfum also smells slightly more floral and less fruity than the other products in the range. The angular glass bottle looks a bit more old fashioned than...

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Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Bath & Body | 5 comments

Ted Baker – W Eau De Toilette Gift Set

Ted Baker – W Eau De Toilette Gift Set

It’s such a shame that we’ve already had Mothers Day here in the UK, because this Ted Baker W Eau de Toilette Gift Set would make THE perfect gift for mum. Nestled inside the pretty pink gift box is a 30ml bottle of Ted Baker W Eau de Toilette, plus a matching Body Wash and Body Lotion. The rose and dragonfly design on the box, and the front of the two tubes, is really pretty and Summery. What’s more it’s super affordable, at less than £13 for the full set! I hadn’t tried any of Ted Baker’s fragrances before I tried W and I really love it. It’s quite strong at first, it reminds me a bit of a 1980s type of perfume where you got a huge hit of scent as soon as you sprayed it. I would describe it as quite a ‘green’ fragrance, notes include Lily Of The Valley, Bergamot and Vetiver, but there are a lot of floral notes in there too such as Freesia...

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Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in Bath & Body, Makeup | 2 comments

Feel Unique – Latest Products & Offers

Feel Unique – Latest Products & Offers

I haven’t done one of these ‘products & offers’ posts for quite a while so I thought it was about time that I resurrected them! Now is a great time to get fantastic offers, a lot of the Winter stock is being sold off to make room for all the new Spring products, so you can grab yourself a bargain – and who doesn’t love a discount?! This post is focusing on Europe’s largest online premium beauty retailer Feel Unique – plus they offer FREE worldwide delivery on all orders over £10, so no matter whether you just want one item or a whole haul, it won’t cost you any extra to have your beauty products delivered. With Spring just around the corner now is the time to be perfecting your fake tan! Save 25% OFF this Cocoa Brown Luxury Gift Set, worth £27 it includes Cocoa Brown One Hour Tan Mousse 150ml, Cocoa Brown Tanning Mitt and Cocoa Brown Chocolate Whip Oil-Free Body Moisturiser 200ml. I have tried...

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Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in Bath & Body | 1 comment

Perfume Of The Day – L’Occitane Cerisier Rouge

Perfume Of The Day – L’Occitane Cerisier Rouge

I got this L’Occitane Cerisier Rouge Eau Intense for Christmas and I’m so in love with it! I first spritzed it in their York shop in December, and then dropped enough hints to my husband that he bought me it. Cerisier Rouge translates as ‘Red Cherry’ and it’s a beautiful sweet fragrance – as well as the scent of cherry it’s got hints of lemon, orange, blackcurrant, raspberry and Lily Of The Valley. It’s not too fruity though, the floral edge really does come through, and it is supposed to replicate the ‘changing beauty of cherry blossom announcing the arrival of Summer days’. It’s my absolute favourite scent at the moment, I wear it every day. It’s so uplifting and fresh – probably more of a Spring/Summer scent than an Autumn/Winter one. It lasts all day, after a few hours the top notes start to disappear and it reduces down to a warming, fruity fragrance. I was also lucky enough to receive a great free gift with my perfume. L’Occitane...

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Posted by on Jan 2, 2015 in Bath & Body | 4 comments

Signature Fragrances – Lola & Rose Art Perfumes

Signature Fragrances – Lola & Rose Art Perfumes

I was recently sent these Lola* and Rose Art* perfume samples from Signature Fragrances. Signature Fragrances produce high quality perfumes which have an indulgent Pure Parfum strength – the highest form of perfume – each of their perfumes contains little or no alcohol. The samples that I have been sent are only tiny so that I can try them out, but the perfumes that they sell are packaged in exquisite cut glass bottles that are simply stunning. Signature Fragrances have really done well with their packaging – what girl wouldn’t love to have one of these beauties displayed on her dressing table? Rose Art – Signature Fragrances’ perfumes are categorised by four of the most popular fragrance families in the world – Sweet, Floral, Fresh and Oriental Woods. Rose Art falls into the Floral family, it has a lovely traditional rose scent with an undertone of sweet parma violets. It’s really feminine and you only need the tiniest dab of the perfume for a scent that lasts all day. Rose...

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Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in Bath & Body | 7 comments

The Body Shop – Red Musk Perfume Oil & Vanilla Brulee Soap

The Body Shop – Red Musk Perfume Oil & Vanilla Brulee Soap

I love it when a brand brings out lots of new seasonal products for Christmas and that’s just what The Body Shop® have done. This is Red Musk Perfume Oil* and Vanilla Brulee Soap*, part of their new Christmas range. Both of these products have warm Wintery scents and are perfect for either using yourself whilst getting ready for the Christmas festivities or to give as a gift. Red Musk Perfume Oil – OK, who remembers The Body Shop® 1990s classic fragrance White Musk®? Well this time they’ve created an updated musk fragrance with hot notes of cinnamon and tobacco, it is rich and heady with a warming scent, a bit like mulled wine. It’s not too musky but there’s definitely an undertone of spicy musk which lasts on the skin well after the other notes have worn off. I really love the colour graduated glass bottle and the red box. Attached inside the lid is a little plastic spatula that you use to dip into the perfume oil...

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Posted by on Dec 10, 2013 in Bath & Body | 0 comments

Perfume of the day – Lancome Tresor Eau de Parfum

Perfume of the day – Lancome Tresor Eau de Parfum

This little mini Tresor Eau de Parfum came in my Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar and I just think the little bottle looks so cute! The bottle has been designed to look like a precious treasure, and ‘Tresor’ actually means ‘treasure’ in French. The fragrance is both floral and fruity, with a sort of sweet powdery note to it. Lancome say, ‘Its luminous fragrance gives a refined and radiant aura to the woman who wears it.’ Tresor is actually a bit too sweet for me, I prefer more mysterious fragrances like Thierry Mugler’s Alien, but the little bottle does look so sweet sat on my dressing table! I might have to give it away though to someone who will love the fragrance. Prices for Lancome Tresor start from £39.50 at The Perfume Shop, for a 30ml Eau de Parfum gift set. I will be reviewing some more of the dinky products that have come out of my Selfridges Advent Calendar soon. If you enjoyed reading this blog post why not...

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