Sunny Scents

I'm all about the sunshine at the moment, so here are some sunny scents to see you through the weekend, no matter the weather! 1. Le Couvent des Minimes Botanical Cologne Aqua Mysteri, £65 (100ml), lookfantastic.com, is a fresh and floral scent, in a light lemon yellow colour! Reminiscent, apparently, of strolls through the orange garden of Le Couvent des Minimes, it combines orange blossom with palmarosa, and has a gorgeous, bright, sparkly hit … [Read more...]

Jo Malone Solid Perfume Palette

What a fab parcel to receive last week - the gorgeous new Jo Malone London Fragrance Combining™ Solid Palette. I love a solid perfume. There's something quite sensual, and very vintage about solid fragrance. And also, I just love when my beauty mail contains something genuinely new and interesting - and that's what this is. It's also a cute way of buying into the Jo Malone London brand, without splashing out on a big bottle of … [Read more...]

Love(ly) Scents!

It's Valentine's Day this week. Maybe it's Galentine's Day?  Or just Thursday. Celebrate it or not, here are some love(ly) scents that might be a nice gift, make a nice gift, or just be a gift to yourself! 1. If you are a fan of the DKNY Be Delicious fragrances, then here's another! DKNY Be Delicious Mai Tai EDT is part of the Pool Party line just launched. Pretty in pink packaging, this has top notes of pink pepper, cassis, and orange oil, a … [Read more...]

Daisy Sunshine by Marc Jacobs

When this lovely bottle landed on my desk it made me smile! Who doesn't love sunny yellow? Especially at this time of year. So thank you Marc Jacobs for launching a Sunshine line of your iconic Daisy. There are four lovely bottles - four fragrances - available at The Perfume Shop now in the new Marc Jacobs Daisy Sunshine range. Buying one is guaranteed to put a smile on your face! They smell pretty good … [Read more...]

NEW Jo Malone London Myrrh & Tonka products

Back in January 2017, Jo Malone London launched Myrrh & Tonka as its latest Cologne Intense. The rich, heady, fragrance was an instant hit, and has remained a favourite. This is what the Master Perfumer who created it had to say about it at the time. There is an atmosphere of addiction and carnal richness to this fragrance which appeals to both men and women. At the top there is a hint of lavender and a floral note, creating a comforting … [Read more...]

Kingdom Scotland Fragrance House now in Harvey Nichols

Last May I wrote this piece for the Daily Record about Imogen Russon-Taylor, and her fragrance house, Kingdom Scotland. Imogen was a delight to meet and interview  - her passion for her new venture was tangible, and I was so pleased to hear that her brand is now available in Harvey Nichols. Imogen's background is in geology, PR, and whisky, and she has drawn on all of that to create the first three distinctive scents that make up the premier … [Read more...]

GUCCI Luxury Collection at Harvey Nichols

Gucci's Luxury Collection is absolutely beautiful - and if you are a Gucci fan, or a fragrance addict, you might want to head to Harvey Nichols in Edinburgh and have a look- and a sniff. These are not your everyday scents, and the price reflects that - but if you fancy treating yourself, then this collection is certainly that! There are seven Eaux de Parfum, four Perfumed Oils, and three Perfumed Waters, and the collection is called The … [Read more...]

Jo Malone London NEW Bronze Wood & Leather Cologne Intense

If you are a Jo Malone London fan, then you will already know that January means a new fragrance, in the form of a Cologne Intense. This year, it's Bronze Wood & Leather, which is no surprise, given the brand's heavy focus on the more masculine side of things, with the launch of its first ever men's collection last year. If you like all things smoky and rich, then this is one for you. It evokes, says JML, 'the scent of sultry leather … [Read more...]

Cacharel launch new fragrance

It's been over a decade since Cacharel launched its last brand new perfume  - so this is a big thing. Who is Cacharel? Only the brand behind one of the world's most well-known scents of all time - Anaïs Anaïs. Kate Moss and Gisele Bunchen have been faces of the brand over the years, and Anaïs Anaïs, a floral scent launched in 1978, is one of an elite list of iconic fragrances of our time. Cacharel launched Liberté back in 2007, and since then … [Read more...]

Scent your home with candles

I love a scented candle, don't you? Especially at this time of year. There are loads out there - and plenty with festive scents if you fancy. They also make great gifts, but don't stint on the price. Cheap scented candles are not nice. You don't need to spend absolute fortunes, but you're not going to find anything with a scent that will last in the pound shop. Anya Hindmarch Candles are available at anyahindmarch.com, and come in small, … [Read more...]