Fragrance – Prepping For Summer

NEW Summer Fragrance

NEW Summer Fragrance

I use the change in seasons as an excuse to switch up my beauty routine especially my fragrance. I like more of a fresh, light scent as we head into Summer, one that reflects how much I enjoy this time of year. I can already tell you that one of these scents has already won me over and is set to become very much a signature scent for me. Scents are able to evoke memories and take us on a journey so picking a new scent is important and can stay with us for years.

I have two beautiful Summer appropriate scents to share with you, I’d love it if you let me know in the comments what perfume you like to wear during the warmer months.

Givenchy Live Irresistible Perfume

NEW Givenchy Fragrance

Givenchy Live Irrésistible EDP délicieuse

This beautiful fragrance comes packaged in a pretty pink box which depicts a classic Parisian scene. The tall triangular bottle is very striking with an etched studded pattern on two sides. Givenchy say it is a contrast between elegance and modernity.

This Délicieuse version of Givenchy’s best selling Live Irresistible scent is a sweet mix of edible gourmand notes and a floral bouquet which make it a really fun, youthful fragrance. The original offering had more of a zesty, floral scent and although this latest version keeps its Rose heart notes I think it will appeal to people that like their fragrance to be more sugary sweet. It contains notes of,

  • Top Notes: Madeleine Accord, Cherry
  • Heart Notes: Rose Essentielle, Orange Blossom
  • Base Notes: Tonka Bean, Iris, Bitter Almond, Vanilla, Caramel

This fragrance is like Summer in a bottle. A delicious cocktail of sweet, floral and warming caramel notes give it a juicy scent. At first the smell is quite intense and you can really smell the zesty, tart notes but once it settles down the Almond and Caramel notes come through which give it depth and more of a warming but still quite sweet scent.

If you are looking for a Summer scent with a flirty, fun & youthful feel to it I 100% recommend this latest Givenchy release. It’s sweet, juicy & floral cocktail make it the perfect fragrance for those warm Summer days.

Favourite Summer Fragrances 2017

Gucci Bamboo Perfume

Gucci Bamboo Limited Edition EDP

This classic Gucci fragrance is the same original sexy woody floral scent but now comes in a stunning limited edition bottle. This updated version comes beautifully packaged in a pretty dusky pink outer box with drawings of a bamboo garden scene. Whilst the bottle itself is a gorgeous blush pink with its art deco inspired silhouette and silver bamboo stopper. It looks and feels extremely luxurious and the packaging really reflects the strong, feminine Gucci Bamboo scent.

I think this perfume is very modern, sexy and has a refreshing sophisticated feel to it. The mix of woody, floral and sweet notes work really well layered together and I adore the citrus twist of the bergamot which adds such a Summer vibe to the scent.

  • Top Notes– Italian Bergamot
  • Heart Notes – Casablanca Lily & Ylang-Ylang
  • Base Notes – Sandalwood

I like that this isn’t an overpowering scent which works well for Summer, you like your perfume to be more fresh and uplifting in the warmer months. The floral notes make it just ideal for Summer and it’s woody notes settle down to give it a sophisticated feel. I do also like that there is also a juicy sweetness to it whilst the Sandalwood and Bergamot add a rich contrast and once it settles down it’s a juicy, refreshing but sophisticated scent. I adore it.

Luxurious GUCCI Bamboo Perfume

Two very different scents for Summer but both are feminine and very pretty. I would say the Gucci Bamboo has stolen my heart and has become my go to fragrance. I think this scent suits me more than the Givenchy Live Irrésistible Delicieuse only because it is less sweet and I tend to gravitate towards more woody scents. Although I am enjoying the lighthearted feel to Givenchy Live Irrésistible Delicieuse and have been wearing it as more of a day scent.

Let me know what scent you have added to your Summer line up this year & if you’re tempted by either of the scents I have been wearing.

  • This post is in collaboration with Fragrance Direct

Viktor & Rolf Bonbon Spring Summer Fragrance

Viktor Rolf Bonbon Spring Summer Fragrance

Viktor Rolf Bonbon Spring Summer Fragrance

Viktor & Rolf are one of my absolute favourite perfume brands, I’ve reviewed quite a few of their releases on my blog over the years. I’ve also been a loyal wearer of their original Flowerbomb scent for almost a decade, it is a scent that holds so many happy memories for me. I get excited when they add a new scent to their range and this beautiful Bonbon Spring Summer addition is something very special. The original version was extremely popular and is more on the sweet side so this more citrus based version is different but still as beautiful.

Viktor Rolf Bonbon Bottle

Viktor & Rolf Bonbon Spring Summer* 

If you like the sweetness of the original Bonbon fragrance then I think you will appreciate the more refreshing, subtleness of this limited edition offering. It is the perfect scent update for Spring Summer and although it is still quite sweet like the original it is a little more warm and zesty and I think it is my favourite Bonbon scent to date.

I think this new Bonbon release is a more sophisticated version, the mix of citrus, wood and floral notes work so well together and they give you such a beautiful feminine scent. Although this limited edition version is more Spring appropriate and lighter it is still longwearing.

Viktor and Rolf Bonbon Spring Summer Fragrance

Bonbon Spring Summer contains some of my favourite notes including cedarwood, musk and blackcurrant,

  • Top notes: grapefruit essential oil, tangerine essential oil, orange essential oil, blackcurrant
  • Middle notes: icing sugar accord, orange blossom absolute, sambac jasmine absolute, peach accord
  • Base notes: musks, guaiac wood essential oil, cedarwood essential oil, caramel accord

Spring Summer Perfume from Viktor and Rolf

NEW Viktor and Rolf Bonbon Spring Summer Perfume

As with all Viktor and Rolf fragrances the bottle is just as stunning as the perfume itself. The outer cardboard packaging (which I can’t bare to throw away) is a bright fuchsia pink with the classic black V&R faux wax seal at the centre of a pretty ribbon effect. The bottle itself is just gorgeous, it is lighter than the original and comes in a pretty frosted luminous, pearly 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.

So if you’re looking for a scent that is perfect for the warmer months then I recommend trying this fresh, warm, citrus scent. It is a great twist on the original but perfectly updated for Spring Summer!

Viktor & Rolf Bonbon Spring Summer EDT 50ml – £58 and is available from John Lewis, Selfridges, Boots and Online at Escentual.com

  • This post contains PR samples

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Bloom

Viktor and Rolf Flower Bomb Bloom Fragrance

Viktor and Rolf Flower Bomb Bloom Fragrance

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Bloom* 

I wrote a post a couple of weeks ago about switching up your scent for Spring and if this had landed on my doorstep at the beginning of March this would 100% have been included. I adore the original Flowerbomb fragrance, it is such a recognisable, cult scent and for me it evokes so many happy memories. I have repurchased it countless times since it was first released back in 2005.

This latest release from master perfumers Viktor & Rolf is a lighter more refreshing take on the original scent, it has been called the sister scent (I like that).

  • Top Notes: Pomegranate Accord, Bergamot, Mandarin Oils
  • Heart Notes: Freesia, Rose, Jasmine, Pure Air Molecule
  • Base Notes: Musk, Vanilla, Patchouli

What I enjoy about the Flowerbomb fragrances is that they are a beautiful mix of floral and sweet. With neither being too overpowering, also once the scent has settled it has a very flirty, youthful musk undertone, which I love.

The bottle is not too dissimilar to the original, it is a little more slender but still diamond cut and looks just as pretty.

It is described as another chapter in the Flowerbomb story and if you’re a fan of the original you’re going to really enjoy this new airy, fresh, Spring offering.

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Bloom is available now from Boots, Escentual, Debenhams and John Lewis in 30ml – £45, 50ml – £58 and 100ml – £80

*PR Sample

New Fragrance For Spring 2017

Spring Perfume Releases

Spring Perfume Releases

I think it is nice to switch up a few products in your routine when the seasons change, as it’s almost time to wave goodbye to Winter (thank god) and say hello to Spring I thought I would share with you two lovely new Spring launches. What are your favourite perfumes for Spring?

Michael Kors – Sexy Blossom*

So many people I talk too are surprised to hear that Michael Kors do more than handbags and clothing and that their makeup and fragrance are equally as lovely. This latest fragrance release from Michael Kors is one for Spring / Summer and comes packaged in a beautiful, sleek hot pink bottle with a pretty gold cap and Michael Kors EST. 1981 embossed on the lid. It looks and feels luxurious, as you would expect from this brand.

This is a sweet floral scent with a sexy musky twist, very much my kind of fragrance. It has notes of,

  • Top Notes of Lychee, Rose Petals and Dewy Leaves
  • Middle Notes of Pink Peony, Pink Orchid Accord, Muguet and Freesia
  • Base Notes of Ambrox, Musk and Sandalwood

I think this fragrance would appeal to so many people as its layered with a real mix of notes and as you wear it throughout the day it settles from being quite juicy and floral to being much more woody, musky and sexy. This would work well for day or night and I know I will get a lot of wear from it.

Michael Kors Sexy Blossom Fragrance

DKNY Be Tempted Eau So Blush*

These DKNY fragrances are so familiar in the iconic apple packaging, each year they release a few fun limited edition versions and for Spring 2017 they have released the Eau So Blush which is a beautiful fruity / floral offering. It has notes of,

  • Top Notes: Pink Grapefruit, Blood Orange, Magnolia, Red Currant
  • Heart Notes: Peony, Jasmine, Cedarwood
  • Base Notes: Creamy Woods, Apricot, Musk

I like that you get a burst of zesty citrus which calms to a more sweet floral scent, its going to be gorgeous for the warmer months. I think its a nice fragrance for the daytime as it is quite fresh and light and the scent is easy to wear. I like the soft blush pink bottle and the more metallic lid, its pretty and feminine without being too girly or young, it strikes a nice balance between playful and pretty.

DKNY Be Tempted Fragrance

I can’t wait for Spring and the warmer days, it is always nice to change up your scent with the seasons and both these new releases are ideal if you’re looking for a fresh, scent with a floral twist. What is your go to Spring scent?

*PR Sample