Kate Spade Truly Collection at The Perfume Shop

Fancy a new perfume? Then here are four to choose from, in the Kate Spade Truly Collection at The Perfume Shop. Which are you? TRULY DAZZLING Inspired by the colour aqua, perfumer Guillaume Flavingny created truly dazzling to mimic an aquatic oasis against the bright blue sky of the desert. He joined the feeling of ocean salt and mineral accents with a youthful spirit of watery fruit, to evoke rain in the desert, and a fluid playfuness. · … [Read more...]

Queen of Pop by Poppy Delevingne for Jo Malone London

POW! Look at this cute collection from Jo Malone London. Curated by Poppy Delevingne, this bold and bright collection contains colognes, candles and brand new bubbles! New for 2018, Jo Malone launches Bubble Bath. It comes in three scents -  Nectarine Blossom & Honey, Black Cedarwood & Juniper (both £58), and Velvet Rose & Oud (£68). Each one comes in a gorgeous  500ml pink bottle. The luxurious, scented formula is enriched with a … [Read more...]

Are you pool ready? Summer beauty buys!

Love Island. Pool party. Loads of shimmer and shine. We're in. But not Dr Alex's sunburn, okay? He really should know better. Here's our pick of some of the best summer beauty available this year. Don't get mugged off! THE BODY Keep your body hydrated, moisturised, add a bit of shimmer, keep it cool, and keep it safe in the sun! 1. Hawaiian Tropic Duo Defense sun lotion (SPF15 and SPF30, £14.99, Superdrug) has great UV protecting power, and … [Read more...]

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...]