Rose Beauty

The other week I wrote about the new Jo Loves Rose Petal fragrance, and it got me thinking about how much I love rose. So I thought I'd have a little call-put for some other rose scented/coloured/themed/inspired beauty products, and share what I found. Apparently, Holly Willoughby likes the Korres Wild Rose Advanced Brightening Bi-Phase Booster Serum (£46, lookfantastic.com) - a powerful serum which helps to reduce the appearance of dark spots, … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Fragrances

It's Father's Day on Sunday, so time to treat your dad, or father figure, with something really special like a gorgeous fragrance. I am a fragrance addict, and I would probably wear all of these male scents myself! I've chosen eight lovely Father's Day Fragrances for you to consider. 1. AZZARO CHROME AQUA EDT, FROM £33 for 50ml, debenhams.com This is a lovely citrus aromatic woody EDT with notes of grapefruit zest, green apple, spearmint … [Read more...]

Jo Loves Rose Petal 25

Jo Malone has been creating scents for a quarter of a century, and to celebrate - she's created another one! The woman behind the massively successful, eponymous brand, Jo Malone - which she sold to Estee Lauder some years back - launched Jo Loves a few years ago. Jo Loves is a gorgeous, luxury, brand, which sees Jo at her fragrance-creating best. Pomelo is a firm favourite of mine, and the Geranium home candle makes any room smell absolutely … [Read more...]

Holiday Plans and Prep

Have you planned your summer break? Are you heading off anywhere soon? I've been in holiday planing mode for the last few months. And this gorgeous new Floris scent is not helping! The new Floris London Neroli Voyage EDP (£120, 100ml, florislondon.com, from May 2019) is a beautiful, vibrant, citrus marine fragrance, that was inspired by an expedition Edward Bodenham, Perfumery Director and Floris family member took, tracing the footsteps of his … [Read more...]

Jo Malone Blossoms and a cute Twist and Spritz atomiser

This time of year is all about the bright and the colourful, mainly thanks to the blossom and flowers,  so the new Jo Malone Blossoms collection fits perfectly. It's available for a limited time from this month, and it has two old scents brought back, one all-time favourite, and one brand new fragrance. The beautifully colourful collection has an array of ways to wear, and surround yourself with your favourite scents. Frangipani Flower … [Read more...]

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...]