Cosmopolitan, The Fragrance

Cosmopolitan, The Fragrance

Cosmopolitan The Fragrance*

This debut scent from Cosmopolitan comes beautifully packaged in a crisp white box with a pretty pink and orange bow. iIt looks simple and cute. The bottle itself is really pretty and the glass is almost ombre with shades of pink and orange, its a bottle that will look really nice sat out on your vanity. The glass is heavy and feels luxurious and it has a decorative cut glass effect lid.

New Cosmopolitan Fragrance

The scent is very fruity and quite heady at first but it calms down to more of a mellow scent after a few minutes. It is going to be a very nice scent for the warmer months, it has notes of,

TOP: Pineapple, bergamot, cardamom, mandarin, nectarine and red berries.

MIDDLE: Saffron, heliotrope, night-blooming jasmine, pimento berries and carrot seed.

BASE: Tonka, Patchouli, musk, sandalwood, vanilla and caramel.

I love sandalwood and musk scents as these tend to be a little more masculine but paired with the more fruity scents it makes this fragrance quite complex and gives it a nice depth. I think this is a scent that people will really enjoy and people will be able to pick out different notes that they love.

The scent does last well on me and I can still smell it on my skin after many hours. I think its quite a fresh uplifting scent

New Cosmo Fragrance

Cosmo isn’t a brand I associate with fragrance but for their debut release I have to hand it to them, I really like it, its quite a sophisticated scent and it mellows into being really quite beautiful on the skin. Although the price point I think may be a little high. However it is an eau de parfum and the scent is long wearing. If you get chance to test it out in store, let me know what you think & if you’d say it was worth the price tag.

Cosmopolitan The Fragrance is currently a Boots exclusive – 30ml £28 / 50ml £38 / 100ml £48

At the time of posting this they’re in the sale with 20% off.

*PR Sample

My Favourite Fig Scented Products

Favourite Fig Products

Fig scented products have always been my favourite & I don’t think that is going to change any time soon. I thought I would share a few of my current favourite Fig products. Let me know if you have any suggestions of Figgy products for me to try. It seems so many brands are releasing fig products!

Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier Ultra Nourishing Oil*

This Roger & Gallet Body Oil is incredibly nourishing and leaves your skin with a healthy glow & so hydrated but most importantly the Fig scent in this is beautiful. Its so long lasting and smells divine. It has that signature fresh Mediterranean Fig scent that I love but it has a slight sweetness to it too & I can smell it on my skin for hours. I have loved using this over the warmer months because the oil really hydrated my skin and helped it feel smooth and soft.

& Other Stories Fig Fiction

I like everything about this Fig Fiction Body Lotion, but I have to say the packaging ticks all the boxes for me. Never dismiss the importance of a pump on your body lotion – it makes applying it so much easier, less messy & hygienic. Now on to the product itself, this has a rich Summery fig scent & isn’t too overpowering. The formula is lightweight and absorbs into the skin without leaving it feeling tacky or greasy. This is my second bottle & its safe to say they last a very long time. I can’t recommend the body products from & Other Stories enough, they’re such great quality.

Malmaison Fig & Olive Shampoo & Conditioner

I love the Malmaison hotel toiletries & always take home what I don’t use, well they smell of Fig so they’re too good to leave behind. These are made for Malmaison by a brand called Anatomicals, they’re a brand who always have really fun tongue in cheek sayings on their products. I have used up a couple of these Shampoo & Conditioners, they’re not amazing but they leave my hair feeling quite hydrated and soft considering its a 2in1 product. As far as the scent goes, its a nice fresh sweet scent and I do like that it doesn’t linger on your hair. The Malmaison body oil is amazing & so refreshingly figgy!

The Body Shop Italian Summer Fig Fragrance Mist

I have tried a few of these fragrance mists and they are fantastic value for money. If you don’t like Fig then they have quite a wide variety of other scents. This Italian Summer Fig Fragrance Mist is just beautiful & I really like the bottle too it smells and looks much more expensive that it is. The Body Shop describe this range as

‘This fragrance mist subtly scents your entire body with the green freshness of grape leaf, juicy-milky fig notes and comforting woody facets.’

Its Summer in a bottle & although I will be wearing this well into Autumn it just evokes memories of warm summer holidays. I like that this is quite a feminine scent which smells deliciously sweet at first then settles down to be more woody, the beautiful juicy fig notes are always there. I found this fragrance mist lasts quite a few hours but it does need applying I have put some in my travelo so I can reapply throughout the day. I want to try more from this Italian Summer Fig Range, I bet the candle is incredible.

Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier EDP* 

Fleur de Figuier has been my go to perfume over the past couple of months, its such a refreshing crisp scent and people always compliment me when I am wearing it! It has notes of

  • Top notes: precious essences of mandarin and pink peppers
  • Heart notes: fig tree leaves, juicy fig and violet wood
  • Base notes: white musk, candied fig and precious essence of patchouli

Some days I spray it & It smells really musky whilst other days It smells more woody. I love that its such a layered and sophisticated perfume and it lasts for hours without need to be reapplied. I’m hoping we get an Indian Summer so I can continue to wear this throughout October. Roger & Gallet products are always beautifully packaged too & this perfume looks and smells luxurious, packaged in in a glass bottle with touches of gold and purple.

Timothy Dunn Arabian Fig Candle*

I will go as far as saying this Arabian Fig candle from Timothy Dunn is the most beautifully scented Fig product I have ever owned. Its so rich and intense and even when it isn’t lit it still fills my home with the scent of Arabian Figs. It is described as:-

Presenting a complex blend of green fig leaf, basil and clove, tenderly enhanced with frankincense; this deliciously aromatic candle has a hint of wild fig and cassis, rose and jasmine, and the rich base notes of sandalwood, cedarwood and musk.

I’ve sadly burnt the last of this candle but it lasted for months (you get at least 40 hours of burn time), burning it for just an hour or two a day because the scent is that strong it will still fill your room for hours after its stopped burning. This burnt down evenly and wasn’t sooty at all, the Fig scent was luxurious and very rich. I will be treating myself to another one of these because its just such a beautiful scent. I also had to recycle the gorgeous black jar after the candle had finished because its too pretty, I’m currently using it to sore my eyeliners & mascaras!

So thats a few of my favourite Fig scented products, what scent do you love?

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.

Shanghai Tang Gold Lily Eau De Parfum

Shanghai Tang Perfume

Shanghai Tang Gold Lily Eau De Parfum 60ml for £100

Fragrance is one product that I like to purchase myself as a real treat and I don’t mind spending a little extra on a nice perfume but I must admit I judge a perfume by its bottle. I don’t think I’m alone in that, I like the bottle to reflect how luxurious the perfume is and look pretty on my dresser. I think I might have discovered a new range of perfumes that ticks all the boxes. Let me introduce you to Shanghai Tang, this is an international clothing brand founded in Hong Kong and they have recently released their debut fragrance collection called Silk Road which has been developed by master parfumier, Carlos Benaim, who has created signature scents for such legendary fashion houses as Armani, Carolina Herrera, Prada and Maison Martin Margiela.

This collection pays tribute to the grandeur of Chinese culture through eight multi-layered unique scents – five for women and three for men which evoke the romance and history of the ancient caravans that transported Chinese treasures to the Western world along the Silk Road. The Silk Road is known as a network of trade and cultural transmission routes that connects the West and the East, the collection takes inspiration from the intricate décor and rich colours infused with the local flora and cultural mysteries of the ancient Silk Road. Its a very exciting and beautiful collection.

Shanghai Tang Gold Lily

shanghai Tang Ladies Perfume

The feminine fragrances are Orchid Bloom, Rose Silk, Gold Lily, Oriental Pearl and Spring Jasmine (pictured above) and the masculine scents are Mandarin Tea, Jade Dragon and L’Orient.

I have the Gold Lily Eau De Parfum which has

Top Notes: Lily, Ginger Lily

Heart Notes: Jasmine, Orange flower,

Base Notes: Patchouli, Musk

Its a very feminine scent with touches of the exotic, at first you can really make out the floral notes but then it settles down and the musk and patchouli smell incredibly luxurious and soft with a little sweetness. Its quite a complex sensual perfume and the scent lasts for hours, I never have to reapply this throughout the day so this 60ml bottle is going to last me for a while. This perfume truly is a slice of luxury and I have received a number of compliments about it, which is always lovely.

Shanghai Tang Gold Lily Perfume

The perfume itself is beautiful and the bottle is equally as luxurious. The packaging pays tribute to fine Chinese craftsmanship, and prominently features the ‘shòu’: the Chinese symbol of longevity that is commonly recognised as one of the Five Blessings (longevity, wealth, health, love and virtue). Each bottle is unique. The shòu symbol is engraved in enamel on the cap and in the gold leaf that decorates the ceramic ball, serving as the centrepiece of the design which forms the pattern of the Chinese lucky number eight. Every detail has been well thought out, even the Its very weighty and looks pretty on your dresser. Its just beautiful and I think its the prettiest perfume I have ever owned.

I so enjoy discovering new brands, and Shanghai Tan has been a brand that surprised me, this debut collection of fragrance is incredibly beautiful.

Shanghai Tang is available exclusively at Harvey Nichols and www.harveynichols.com

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.

Roger & Gallet Eau des Bienfaits Body Mist

Roger & Gallet Eau des Bienfaits body mist

Roger & Gallet Eau des Bienfaits body mist

Roger & Gallet Eau des Bienfaits Body Mist* – 100ml for £29.50

If you are not familiar with Roger & Gallet they’re 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 very well known for their affordable perfumes and body products. I’m a big fan of their Fleur de Figuier perfume.

This Eau des Bienfaits range is much more Summery and invigorating, I have been trying the body mist and think its a lovely light citrus scent perfect for the warmer months or if you’re lucky enough to be heading somewhere with some Winter Sunshine!

Top Notes: Mandarin, Bergamot, Lemon

Heart Notes: Blood Orange, Violet Leaves, Orange Blossom

Base Notes: Cedar, Patchouli

This is a little different to most body mists I have tried because not only does it smell incredible but it also has hydrating qualities too. I’ve never used a body mist with skincare benefits incorporated into the ingredients. Roger & Gallet have included Aloe Vera, Kiwi and Ginseng which all help hydrate and soften the skin. I find its nice to mist this on your body whilst you’re still damp from your shower, that way the scent lasts longer on the skin and helps it feel smooth and soft. Its getting all the thumbs up from me.

Beautiful Citrus Summer Scent From Roger & Gallet

This lightweight but zesty citrus scent transports me right back to family holidays in the Mediterranean, it smells like fresh warm Summer evenings. I do love a nice citrus scent that isn’t too tarte and I think the notes of Cedar & Pachouli help it smell more sophisticated and add a little depth to the refreshing scent. When I use this in the morning its uplifting and invigorating scent helps get me get ready for the day.

Roger & Gallet always have such beautiful packaging and this body mist comes in a stunning deep orange bottle that reminds me of Summer sunsets. It is a luxurious feeling heavy glass bottle with their signature style lid with the Roger & Gallet gold logo, I love their attention to detail and the bottle gives this product a very sophisticated feel.

Another lovely release from Roger & Gallet and their products are so reasonably priced too. Let me know what products you have tried from this brand or what is on your wishlist.

Roger & Gallet are available from larger M&S stores, online at marksandspenser.com and escentual.com 

Escentual.com currently have 1/3 off all Roger & Gallet products

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.