21 Dec 2014

Roger & Gallet Fleur d’Osmanthus

Roger & Gallet Gift Set Roger & Gallet

Roger & Gallet are a French Perfumery House founded in 1862 by merchant Charles Armand Roger and banker Charles Matial Gallet, their products have such a rich history & they are famous for their perfumes and body products. I have been testing their beautiful Fleur d’Osmanthus* Gift Set.  It comes beautifully packaged in a stunning green box, its so pretty I will be keeping it to store beauty bits in.

This Fleur d’Osmanthus range is inspired by a Chinese Garden of Eden and is named after the beautiful Chinese flower,

The shy Osmanthus plants grows in the foothills of the Guilin Valley in China, whose fertile land gently coaxes the flower to bloom over a period of two years, eventually producing tiny clusters of apricot-coloured flowers that scent the air. These tiny buds are renowned for their stress-reducing and uplifting effect, cementing their place as a prized bloom.

I find this range has such a fresh floral scent when first used but I find it settles down to be more citrus and fruity once on your skin. It has a varied selection of notes including a few of my favourites which are Sandalwood and Tonka Bean.

Top note of Mandarin Essential Oil and Orange Zest

Heart notes of Osmanthus, Neroli and Grapefruit Essential Oil

Base notes of Sandalwood, Tonka Bean and Benzoin Essential Oil

This Fleur d’Osmanthus* gift set includes:
– Roger & Gallet Fleur d’Osmanthus Eau Fraîche Fragrance 100ml
– Roger & Gallet Fleur d’Osmanthus Sorbet Body Lotion 50ml
– Roger & Gallet Fleur d’Osmanthus Shower Gel 50ml

The perfume is beautiful, the bottle is glass and feels luxurious & the smell is so fresh and calming. I wouldn’t say it is a Winter scent but more of a Spring / Summer one. Its not heady or over powering, its very pretty and feminine. I would say it lasts a good few hours but isn’t the most long wearing scent. I have been wearing it during the day & really like the way it smells both floral & quite woody.

Both the Sorbet Body Lotion & the Shower Gel are very nice too & I took them with me on a weekend break, 50ml was the ideal size for my weekend bag. They were hydrating and left my skin soft & the fresh scent lingered on my skin for quite a while. Using the matching body care to your perfume is also a great way of making the scent more intense & it lasts longer. So this made a great trio.

The Perfume is the standout product in this gift set & is a beautiful fragrance that would appeal to people that not only liked floral scents but also citrus & woody ones too. As this range has notes of Sandalwood, Grapefruit and the Chinese Osmanthus flower, so this is a layered scent.

Roger & Gallet Gift Set

Let me know if you have tried anything from this range. Or if you have any Roger & Gallet product suggestions I’d love to hear them.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

20 Nov 2014

The Fragrance Shop / Discovery Club

The Fragrance Shop Discovery Club

Its affordable & easy to join The Fragrance Shop’s Discovery Club and if you like to try new fragrance before committing to buying a full size or if you just like to try a wide range of scents this Club will be right up your street. The Discovery Club subscription Box gives you,

The great thing about this service is you can sign up for one box or for the full 12 months. So if you want to buy one box for £5 to see if you like it then you can.

Discovery ClubPerfume Samples

This is the latest Autumn / Winter Box* and it included 5 samples all of which I had never tried before, so that was exciting. Im terrible at describing scents & always think everything smells ‘floral’ or ‘sweet’ so I will use The Fragrance Shop professional descriptions

Jimmy Choo MAN

The masculine fragrance is a woody aromatic fougère, full of modern freshness. Top notes of lavender and mandarin spray are softened by the fruity notes of honeydew melon, followed by heart notes of pink pepper and geranium mixed with pineapple leaf. Finally the fragrance unveils a lasting print of patchouli, suede and ambery woods

Loewe Aura 

A fresh floral and fruity Eau de Toilette. Top notes: Lychee, Rosa water, Lemon and Mandarin. Heart notes: Rose Otto, Jasmine Sambac, Mangolia and Raspberry. Base notes: Sandalwood, Suede Leather Note, Musk and Amber.

Jean Paul Gaultier Classique Intense

The new composition is described as a vivacious, intensive, oriental and solar, containing notes of tiare, pomegranate and gourmand accords at the top, with the heart of orange blossom, rose and jasmine and the base of patchouli and vanilla.

Kenzo Jew d’Amour

KENZO JEU D’AMOUR celebrates the romantic lovers game with an ultra-feminine, sensual and captivating fragrance. With notes of Tea, Mandarin,  Pomegranate set the mood, Tuberose and Freesia sign an ultra-feminine floral heart over a sensual base of Musks and creamy Sandalwood.

Loewe Quizás Seducción

Is floral – fruity fragrance with aphrodisiac powers. It opens with fruity cocktail of tempting passion fruit, sweet orange and blackberry. Its full floral heart combines elegant Sambac jasmine with strong tuberose and orange blossom. The base of the perfume features sweet notes of caramel and vanilla.

Out of the selection I really like the Kenzo Jew d’Amour as it is quite light and fresh but it lasts all day on me. I’m tempted to get myself the full size.

Discovery Box

So along with the 5 Samples you get an accompanying booklet explaining all about the fragrances in your box & you’re also treated to a selection of discount vouchers to spend in The Fragrance Shop.

Let me know if you have tried any of the fragrances from this box.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

26 Sep 2014

Ted Baker Mia Eau de Toilette

Ted Baker Perfume

Ted Baker Perfume

Mia* is the latest fragrance release from Ted Baker, I have been wearing if for the past couple of weeks and absolutely enjoying its fresh mix of fruity and floral notes. This perfume is in the perfect 10ml sized bottle which is just so handy for carrying in your handbag & being on the go. It doesn’t compromise on quality or packaging as this bottle is just stunning.

It comes in an eye catching triangular pink and gold box, and inside sits the most beautiful slim light pink frosted glass bottle with a gold jewelled lid engraved with Ted Bakers initials. It’s perfectly purse size and utterly feminine. It looks luxurious and expensive and when it’s not in my handbag it looks right at home on my vanity.

Ted Baker Mia Perfume

Goodness Gracious Mia

Mia has top notes of fresh lemon, raspberry and blackcurrant with base notes of patchouli and golden amber and all of those scents together with rose and freesia make this a fresh fragrance that is so easy to wear day or night. I love fruity scents and find the floral notes don’t over power the overall fragrance and that it can smell different on me each time I wear it.

I do find that it doesn’t last too well on my skin but I do find that with a lot of other high end fragrances too. Having this in my purse means its convenient and easy to reapply on the go. I thought this was going to be more of a Summer scent but the more I wear it as the seasons change the more I love how well it wears as the weather gets colder. I think thats due to the patchouli and amber base notes, I adore patchouli and its one of my favourite scents to wear.

Don’t be put off if you sit on either the floral or the sweet side of the fence when it comes to perfume as Mia has both and they work very well together. If you’re in Boots make sure you test this fragrance out, I think it will appeal to so many of you.

Let me know if you have tried any of these purse sprays from Ted Baker. Also I’d love to hear what your favourite ever perfume is and if you wear it all year round.

Ted Baker Mia EDT – 10ml for £15 at Boots & Superdrug

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

4 Sep 2014

Roger & Gallet Gingembre Rouge

Roger & Gallet

Roger & Gallet are a French Perfumery House founded in 1862 by merchant Charles Armand Roger and banker Charles Matial Gallet, their products have such a rich history & they are famous for their perfumes and body products and I have been testing their beautiful new fragrance Gingembre Rouge*

This new fragrance from Roger & Gallet is a refreshing take on their popular Gingembre scent, which has been available for over a decade now. The original Gingembre is more of an intense scent whereas the new Gingembre Rouge* (red ginger) is light, fresh and fruity.

For this new scent Roger & Gallet have taken inspiration from the exotic and beautiful Island of Zanzibar, I have never had the pleasure of visiting but I can just imagine its warmth and beauty. This fragrance smells exotic, feminine and quite sweet, it has the following top note, heart notes & base note

Top Notes: Fresh Ginger, Pomegranate Pulp, Mandarin

Heart Notes: Ginger Flower, Lychee Flower, Orange Blossom

Base Notes: Crystallised Ginger, Cedar Wood, White Musk

I’m terrible at describing scents but I would say that this smells zesty, spicy and floral in equal measures. The ginger adds a twist but isn’t overpowering and the scent is beautiful from the moment you spray it in to the skin. Its gorgeous & has been my go to Summer scent. I took it with me in my Travelo on my recent trip to Amsterdam & it was the perfect scent for day & night.

Roger and Gallet

Roger & Gallet Fragrance

The bottle is pretty and feminine, it has a beautiful ombre effect from deep to light pink and it looks right at home on my vanity. I have the very sweet and travel friendly 30ml (£16) bottle it also comes in 100ml (£39) so both are very affordable. Roger & Gallet are available online at Marks & Spencer, Feel Unique and Escentual.com  

This is undoubtably the perfect scent for warmer months but I still plan on wearing it long into Autumn. It has such a fresh fruity scent which will still be lovely as a daytime fragrance even as the days grow shorter and the temperature cools.

If you’re lucky enough to be jetting away for some Winter sun then this would be the perfect holiday fragrance.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own

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