Wild Flowers & Weeds from Jo Malone

It's not easy to write about perfume when you haven't had the chance to smell it, but let's just say I like the concept of this collection from Jo Malone, and I am sure they smell beautiful. The Wild Flowers & Weeds collection is the latest limited edition special collection launched by the fragrance brand, and it's nice - a fragrant voyage along a winding river, the press info says. There are five limited edition scents in this … [Read more...]

Friday Fragrances for Mum

We're at the end of National Fragrance Week, so I've been looking at fragrances that you might want to splash out on (see what I did there) for mum, for Mother's Day (March 31). Fragrance is one of my very favourite things. I love beautiful smells! So, I've picked 10 of the best new and new-ish scents that are on counter at the moment, and hopefully one of them will work for mum! 1.FLOWER BY KENZO EAU DE VIE EDP, 30ml, £41, 50ml £59, THE … [Read more...]

Gorgeous Buly 1803 Rose Scent

I have a thing for rose fragrances. I love them. And the more traditional, the better. So, when I first had a sniff of Eau Triple Damask Rose by a brand called Buly 1803, I was hooked. I was very kindly sent a bottle by the PR for the purposes of review. This lovely perfume is a luxury scent, from an ancient Parisian brand - the clue is in the name! But if you love fragrance, you will love it. And if you love discovering new brands, … [Read more...]

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...]