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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

LoveLily from Accessorize

You don't have to spend a fortune on perfume, it all depends on what you want from a fragrance. The new LoveLily from Accessorize is not a sophisticated scent, but don't discount it yet. It's a floral, obviously, and it is, like many florals, pretty sweet. I'm not a huge fan of florals, I have to admit, and this is probably too sweet for me, but it's not unpleasant, and it comes in gorgeous printed packaging with a bit of a clunky bottle, that … [Read more...]

National Fragrance Day Scents

It's National Fragrance Day, so I have spent today immersed in the gorgeous aroma of my favourite scents -and a few new ones,and now I am sharing them all with you! Fragrance is a powerful thing. It is the most powerful memory-inducer I can think of, it changes our mood, it enhances our personality - a lot more than just make us smell good. But it does that too, of course. There are so many perfumes on offer these days, it's hard to … [Read more...]

Always Remembered with Elizabeth Arden Always Red

Elizabeth Arden has long supported women throughout their war efforts, even creating a red lipstick for female US Marines to wear as part of their standard issue uniform in WWII. So, with this in mind, Elizabeth Arden are supporting The Royal British Legion with an Always Red charity initiative. As we head towards Remembrance Sunday, when we pay tribute to war veterans and the sacrifices they made, Elizabeth Arden will donate £5 from every … [Read more...]

Valentine’s fragrance – feisty or floral?

Yay, it's Valentine's Day this weekend. That means love hearts, flowers, romantic meals, maybe proposals of marriage, and if not, well, at least a new perfume, right?! But are you a feisty fragrance kinda gal, or do you prefer a more feminine, floral scent? We've picked four of each and given them a sniff - now all you have to do is get this blog post under the right nose! Let's start with feisty fragrances. Not a big floral fan? Like something … [Read more...]

Estee Lauder Modern Muse Chic

After the mega-launch - and success - of Estee Lauder's Modern Muse fragrance, their first in years, it's no surprise they are now launching a new version of it. You can read about the original Modern Muse on last year's blog post here, and now I'll try and explain the differences in the new one! Modern Muse Chic represents the bold, daring, creative side of a Modern Muse, say Estee Lauder. In fragrance terms, it's a Vivid Woody Floral. Which is … [Read more...]