New Scent for Spring?

Fancy a new scent for spring? Good, because I have seven to share with you! I've tried these gorgeous fragrances over the last few months, and here's my take on them.   1. Alaia Nude Eau De Parfum, from £67, available now, Debenhams I like this one a lot. Firstly I love the 1970s-style bottle. Then I love the headiness of it. It's a floral - not my favourite - but thanks to cedar, sandalwood and tonka bean, it has a depth to it - … [Read more...]

Jo Malone launches Hot Blossoms for Spring

Jo Malone London has launched two blossom-led collections for Spring - and one of the fragrances comes in the brand's first-ever Body Mist. Inspired by her travels around Brazil, Jo Malone London's Head of Fragrance Development, Celine Roux, decided there was so much to be inspired by, that one scent wasn't enough. And instead of two new colognes, the idea of a new product - the Body Mist - was born. The inspiration came when I was … [Read more...]

Aqua Allegoria Spring Scents from Guerlain

Spring is in the air! It finally is, and what better way to celebrate the longer days, and - hopefully - better weather, than with a new fragrance. There are TEN gorgeous Guerlain Aqua Allegoria scents to choose from - the problem will be deciding which one to go for. The Guerlain Aqua Allegoria fragrances, originally introduced in 1999, with many created by Thierry Wasser, Guerlain's Master Perfumer, combine the freshness of a Cologne with the … [Read more...]

Chanel’s new Coco Mademoiselle EDP Intense

What better time to launch a new fragrance than in time for National Fragrance Week? Chanel did just that, launching their new Coco Mademoiselle Eau De Parfum Intense on March 1, just in time for Fragrance Week, which ends this weekend. The new Coco turns things up a notch, whilst retaining much from the original scent. Like the original this flits between the freshness of citrus peel and the ardent blaze of wood, but adds beautiful … [Read more...]

Jo Malone London launch English Fields Collection

Jo Malone London launch its English Fields Collection in March and the packaging is the first thing you'll notice. Completely different to the usual packaging, the opaque two-tone bottles are lovely. The packaging represents the unexpected combination of the two ingredients  - the matte texture of the base is the cereals/grains and the pastel bottle is the fresh flowers. It does slightly irritate me that it is called the English Fields … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Beauty Buys

It's Valentine's Day tomorrow - so here are some love-themed beauty buys - buy for your gal, buy for yourself, buy for your mum, your gran, whoever! Use this Hallmark holiday to spread the love to whoever you want it, with an unexpected treat. How much would that brighten someone's day? KIKO Milano always has a cute Valentine's collection and this year is no exception. The Lip Me Lots collection is very cute. Love hearts are key - there's … [Read more...]

Jo Loves launches in Space NK across UK

If you are a fragrance fan, then pop March 1 2018 into your diary and get yourself down to your nearest Space NK or log on to spacenk.com and get acquainted with Jo Loves, as the brand finally launches across the UK & Ireland. Jo Loves is Jo Malone's creation, and it is beautiful. I do get a lot of samples in this game, but I never say I love something unless I really do, and it is very hard not to love Jo Loves! The fragrance guru … [Read more...]

How to beat Christmas stress

I love Christmas. But as well as being the most wonderful time of the year, it can be the most stressful. All that seasonal joy is great, but all the pressure on us to get the right presents, cook the perfect meal, decorate the perfect tree - well, it can all get a wee bit too much. So, we asked Julia Haywood, Technical Director at Tisserand Aromatherapy to let us into her stress-busting secrets, to practice as well as using Tisserand's … [Read more...]

Maison Christian Dior Glasgow and La Colle Noire

A few weeks back I stumbled across the most beautiful new Dior area in Fraser's in Glasgow. Upon further investigation, I discovered this was the new 'Maison Christian Dior' - a stunningly lovely perfume bar. It's one of just a handful to open around the world,  and I will have more info on it early next year. Safe to day, if you want to buy someone a gift of perfume, then really, you need to head in here. The packaging is stunning, and the … [Read more...]

Aveda launch Pure-Fume Hair Mists

I'm not sure how I feel about this latest launch from Aveda - the Pure-Fume Hair Mists. There are three of them, from three different corners of the globe, and all making your hair smell lovely, as well as adding softness and shine. I just don't know if I want my hair to smell. I used a new shampoo last week that was quite overpowering. I like the smell of my husband's freshly washed hair, you know, that clean smell. But I'm not a fan of … [Read more...]