Timothy Dunn THE VOTIVE COLLECTION

Timothy Dunn THE VOTIVE COLLECTION

Timothy Dunn THE VOTIVE COLLECTION

Timothy Dunn The Votive Collection*

I was first introduced to Timothy Dunn back in 2015 when I fell in love with their exquisite Arabian Fig Candle and over the past two years I’ve enjoyed discovering more about this brand. I not only fell in love with Timothy Dunn’s luxurious candles but also their story and passion for quality and I think that is always something worth supporting.

Timothy Dunn is a small family run business based from their home city of London. Since opening their first florist in back in 1989 they continue to grow. From their love of flowers and a passion for travel they initially created bespoke candles for top clients and after proving popular the Timothy Dunn luxury scented candle range was born.

Each of their candles comes beautifully presented, set within a beautiful hand-blown glass and I have repurposed all the jars after the candles have burnt down, they’re just too pretty to throw away.

Timothy Dunn Candles THE VOTIVE COLLECTION

The Votive Collection is a trio of deluxe travel sized candles that come in three beautiful luxurious scents. I’m no stranger to the Arabian Fig scent but the other two candles in this set I’m excited to be trying for the first time.

Arabian Fig – Wild Fig & Cashmere Wood

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

Violette de Lune – Neroli & Wild Jasmine

This deep, exotic, floral scent is intertwined with seductive amber woods and elegant musks, opening with cassis and dark violet. An indulgent blend of the precious oils Moroccan rose and neroli flower are combined with sensual sandalwood, patchouli, red tea, wild jasmine and a hint of luxurious dark chocolate

Samarkand – Suede Musk & Patchouli

Discover a rich, sensual spicy wood accord with exotic tea, bergamot, cardamom, ginger, cinnamon and clove; generously wrapped in sumptuous Madagascan vanilla, suede musks, frankincense, patchouli and vetiver.

All three candles in this collection are sophisticated, rich and quite masculine which is right up my street. Timothy Dunn candles burn very clean and evenly, with no sooty residue, their rich scent fills your entire home and lingers long after you blow them out. Each 70g Votive candle has a burn time of 15 – 20 hours. I tend to burn mine for 1 – 2 hours a time and blow them out because the scent is that strong it will still fill your room for hours after its stopped burning, which I love!

Timothy Dunn Luxury Candle Collection

THE VOTIVE COLLECTION from Timothy Dunn

This collection feels and looks very luxurious, right from the outer packaging to the scent of the candles, you just get the feeling that no expense has been spared. The Votive Collection comes beautifully packaged in a Limited Edition Gift Box which makes it the perfect gift for Valentines Day or as an extra special treat to yourself!

I know more expensive luxury candles are not for everyone but if your budget can stretch or if you are able to ask for one for a special occasion I can’t recommend Timothy Dunn Candles enough, the quality, burn time and wonderfully intense scent are more than worth the price tag. This particular collection would make the most thoughtful gift and It is also a great way of introducing someone to Timothy Dunn scents, especially if they love their luxury candles.

You can get this beautiful Votive Collection here for £60 and until February 14th Timothy Dunn are offering 20% off with code LOVETDL

This Timothy Dunn London Votive collection is the ultimate gift of luxury for yourself or a loved one to enjoy all year round.

*PR Sample

Limited Edition Miller Harris Rose Silence Candle

Limited Edition Miller Harris Candle

Miller Harris Rose Silence Candle

Limited Edition Miller Harris Rose Silence Candle

Miller Harris was founded 15 years ago by expert parfumer Lyn Harris who spent five years training in Paris, then in Grasse at Robertet, the world’s leader in natural aromatic ingredients. Whilst respecting tradition, Miller Harris strives to push the boundaries, creating exquisitely crafted fragrances that are innovative yet timeless.

I’m beyond excited that Miller Harris have released this limited edition Valentines candle in my all time favourite Rose Silence scent. I blogged last year about this gorgeous perfume and when I heard they were extending the range if only briefly to include a candle I knew I had to try it.

Limited Edition Miller Harris Candle

This candle comes in the classic, simple yet pretty Miller Harris packaging, the box is a soft blush pink on the front and a light grey on the back with black detailing. It looks beautifully feminine and sophisticated. The candle itself is in a soft pink glass jar with MH very subtly written at the bottom, you are also able to personalise your candle with a selection of 8 quirky transfers created by award-winning illustrator and author Laura Quick. I love the bright red lips, they are very bold and fun.

This candle smells just as incredible as the perfume and it has notes of,

  • Top notes: mandarin, blackcurrant
  • Heart notes: rose
  • Base notes: patchouli, cashmere musk

This candle burns very clean and the scent fills the whole house, you can expect to get 40 hours of burn time & remember to trim the wick each time before lighting.

The scent is sensual and quite musky but the fresh notes of mandarin and blackcurrant give it a modern fresh twist. I adore anything with patchouli and think it adds such a sophistication to a fragrance. Rose Silence will make the perfect candle to set the mood for a romantic night in and ideal as a Valentines gift.

Miller Harris ltd Rose Silence-candle

Rose Silence Valentines Candle

Be quick if you want to get your hands on this Rose Silence Candle because it is limited edition. I also guarantee you will be adding the perfume to your wish list after you smell the candle.

Limited Edition Miller Harris Rose Silence Candle* £45.00

PR Sample

Michael Bublé By Invitation Gift Set

By Invitation Luxury Fragrance from Michael Buble

Michael Bube By Invitation Gift Set

Some of you may remember I declared my love for Michael Bublé’s debut fragrance back in October and It is still very much a go to scent, in fact I would go so far as to say it is my favourite beauty discovery of 2016. So I thought I would let you know they’ve added quite a few new products to this range.

I like so many things about this scent but I think what’s really nice to learn is that Mr Michael Bublé himself played such a big part in the development of this perfume. Unlike most celebrity endorsed products he was actually an integral part of every aspect of this release, his aim is to create a whole new category in fragrance with his debut scent, bridging the gap between luxury and affordable and I think he has more than succeed.

Debut Fragrance from Michael Buble

By Invitation Fragrance

Right from the get go this is a really romantic, luxury purchase. The bottle is just beautiful and has been designed to be just as lovely as the scent itself, it feels very weighty and it’s HUGE. I love the way the bottle is suspended in the centre of a gold circle and it looks sophisticated and very elegant. I like that the bottle isn’t aimed at a teen / younger market but its more classy and the details are subtle but pretty. You immediately get the impression that a lot of thought and time has gone into this product.

This is a very sexy scent and I think that is what most people would expect from Michael Bublé but it has a real sophistication to the mix of notes and I like that it has a sweetness that once settled turns into a more musky scent. It has notes of,

  • Top Notes: Bergamot, Lemon and Red Fruits delight you with a sparkling and tempting introduction for what is to come.
  • Heart Notes: Lily of the Valley, Rose, Peony and Wild Jasmine rejoice in a fresh and elegant blend of noble owers.
  • Base Notes: Patchouli Indonesia, Cedar Wood, Vanilla & Praline and White Amber & Musk wrap you in an addictive warm and comfortable feeling.

By Invitation Luxury Fragrance from Michael Buble

Although it may be too late for Christmas delivery many of us still have people to see in between Christmas and New Year or a birthday to buy for at this time of year and anything from the ‘By Invitation’ range would make the most lovely gift. Or even a post Christmas treat to yourself!

The By invitation limited edition set, which includes a 100ml fragrance and body lotion for the special price of £55.00 – essentially the body lotion is free. (Right now this is also reduced to £49.50, so it’s cheaper to buy the fragrance this way!)

Make sure you head over to The Perfume Shop to check out their Michael Bublé By Invitation Selection.

£55.00 for 100ml Eau de Parfum

£39.00 for 50ml and £29.00 for 30ml

Other available products in the collection are,

Luxury Body Lotion150ml £14.00

Shower Gel 150ml £12.00

Purse Spray £25.00

Candle £25.00

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Perfume Christmas Gift Guide 2016

Perfume Christmas Gift Guide 2016

Perfume Christmas Gift Guide 2016

I personally think fragrance make such a lovely product to both give and receive at Christmas and the great thing is lots of brands have fantastic offers at this time of year, many release special gift sets too. Fragrance is one of those luxuries that we don’t always treat ourselves too throughout the year, so that makes them the perfect gift.

I have rounded up a few of my favourites and I think there is something to suit all ages and budgets.

Perfume Gift Ideas 2016

YSL Black Opium Perfume

Black Opium Nuit Blanche EDP

Now this latest version is a fresh take on one of the most iconic fragrances, NUIT BLANCHE translates to ‘White Night’, a night in Paris once a year when rock chicks take control and make the city their playground until dawn, so its a scent that won’t let you down and will stay smelling incredible all night long. This new take on the classic scent is a more seductive white coffee floral fragrance designed to give the wearer a burst of energy to last through the night. It has Top notes of White Coffee Accord. Heart notes of White Flowers, Aldehydes and Base notes of White Musk.

Everything about Black Opium feels luxurious, the bottle is a translucent black glass infused with gorgeous sparkling glitter which makes it look so glitzy and pretty. As with all YSL products it is beautiful quality and you feel indulgant using it, it would make such a thoughtful gift for someone special this Christmas.

Stella McCartney POP Fragrance

Stella McCartney Pop

I love this perfume, it is the latest release from Stella McCartney and has already become quite a cult favourite. The bottle is bold, pink and very modern and I think this more youthful vibe is reflected in the fragrance too. It has Top notes of Tomato leaves, Violet leaves, Green Mandarin, Heart notes of Violet, Tuberose, Plumeria and base notes of Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Musks. So a real mix of woody, citrus and floral, despite it being quite complex it settles down to being quite musky and a little masculin. This is a very nice scent for anyone that enjoys a scent that is a little different.

Michael Kors Wonderlust Perfume

Michael Kors Wonderlust

This is a new release for 2016 and Its such a pretty fragrance. As you would expect from Michael Kors, it’s more of a romantic, feminine scent. It has notes of Italian Bergamot, Sicillian Mandarin, Almond Milk, Pink Pepper. Heart notes of Jasmine Grandiflorum Absolute, Dianthus, Jasmine Sambac Absolute, Heliotrope. Base notes of Cashmeran Wood, Benzoin Siam, Sandalwood Sri Lanka. I would say it is more of a fragrance for the warmer months because it is such a smooth, refreshing scent. Its has a very unusual mix of citrus and spicy notes which work so well together.

Christmas Gift Ideas Perfume

Viktor & Rolf BON BON Couture

This is a perfume for anyone that likes their warm, sweet scents but with an intense twist. BON BON Couture is a more intense version of the hugely popular BON BON. It has notes of Mandarin Orange, Neroli, Peach. Heart Notes of Orange Blossom, Jasmine Sambac, Caramel. Base Notes of Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vanilla, White Tobacco. So although it is sweet it isn’t as sweet as this original, this version is a little more rich and sexy rather than sweet and girly.

The bottle itself is just gorgeous, it comes in a pretty purple / pink ombre effect bottle which feels very luxurious and heavy. It is shaped like a wrapped sweet (candy), its very feminine and looks pretty sat on your dressing table. Viktor & Rolf always deliver on quality and this new release won’t let you down.

Hugo Boss Orange EDP

I always spray this when I am walking through duty free at the airport and by the time I get on the plane I wish I had bought it. It is a lovely crisp modern scent with notes of Red Apple African Orange Flower and White Flowers and base notes of Sandalwood, Olive Tree and Vanilla. Its a nice mix of warm, fresh notes which make this such a nice fragrance to wear. This scent lasts a good amount of time on me and I think it makes the perfect daytime scent. It’s ideal for anyone that likes quite a modern twist on a citrus scent. It is the only Hugo Boss fragrance that I have actually liked and I urge you to give the tester a go and let it settle for a few minutes, I guarantee you will love it.

Perfume Christmas Gift Ideas 2016

Tommy Hilfiger The Girl

This is a new twist on one of Tommy Hilfigers most iconic scent. They have updated it and given it a more modern feel. It is a nice fragrance for a teenager or young adult as it is light but pretty scent. It has top notes of green pear, violet leaf and fig leaf. Heart notes of jasmine petals and silky muguet. Base notes of cedarwood and cashmeran. So its quite crisp and fresh at first but it settles down to be more of a warm scent. This is a very easy perfume to wear and would make an ideal daytime fragrance.

Do you like to give / receive perfume at Christmas and if so what is top if your wishlist this year?

*This post contains PR samples