Marc Jacobs Daisy for Christmas

Perfume Gift Ideas

Marc Jacobs Daisy Perfume

As I get older I always say to family & friends “let’s not do gifts this year lets just get together and enjoy a meal and a few drinks”. I especially love Christmas for giving us so many excuses to spend time together and it makes me so grateful for all the amazing people I have in my life. That being said it is nice to have something under the tree to open on Christmas morning even if it just one lovely gift, and my husband always gets the most thoughtful presents for me. I like to ask for something special, something I don’t often buy myself and for me that is perfume.

Marc Jacobs Daisy Fragrance

A fragrance for me is such a treat and that’s what makes it the perfect gift to both give and receive. There are so many incredible scents and this year I wanted to add back to my collection a scent that I used to wear a lot a few years ago. We all have that one perfume which never gets old and that for me is Marc Jacobs Daisy. It is such an iconic scent and the bottle is instantly recognisable with the cap adorned with pretty daisies, I haven’t owned it for so long but I’m thrilled to have it for 2018.

It is beautiful, timeless fragrance and one that can be worn by all ages. It is such a mix of fruity, floral and fresh notes that it never smells overpowering of too intense. It reminds me of so many happy moments, birthdays, holidays and getting my job at RBS. It has been a favourite of mine for so long and it was my Mum that first introduced me to it and she still wears it too, so we have the same great taste in perfume.

Perfume Gift Ideas

Top notes of wild berries and soft white violets

Heart notes of velvety jasmine

Base notes of sandalwood

Marc Jacobs Christmas Gift Ideas

What perfume would you love to receive this Christmas? do you have your heart set on a new release or a classic, iconic scent?

Marc Jacob Daisy is available from Fragrance Direct. You can get it as part of a gift set, in limited edition packaging or you can opt for the classic fragrance.

*this post was sponsored by Fragrance Direct but all the views are 100% my own

Miller Harris Rose Silence EDP

Miller Harris Rose Silence Perfume

Miller Harris Rose Silence Perfume

Miller Harris was founded 15 years ago by expert perfumer 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.

From the moment you hold a Miller Harris fragrance, it feels luxurious, special and exciting. You instantly notice the chic, elegant simplistic outer packaging. The outer packaging of the Rose Silence eau de parfum is a subtle pink on the front and a light grey on the back with black detailing, it looks feminine and sophisticated. The bottle is just gorgeous too, it’s a weighty glass bottle with delicate black floral detailing which adds a nice touch. Its a bottle that feels nice and tactile to hold and also looks pretty sat on your vanity (which is always important).

Valentines Perfume from Miller Harris

Miller Harris Rose Silence

Miller Harris Rose Silence eau de parfum* 

Not one part of this Rose Silence fragrance smells like your typical Rose scented product. Its romantic but not old-fashioned, its floral but yet sweet and it has a touch of musk but it’s not overpowering. It’s an absolute delight and would be lovely for all ages. It has notes of,

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

I really enjoy fragrances that have patchouli in them and that together with the fruity notes of blackcurrant and mandarin to give it a touch of zest and the cashmere adds a lovely freshness to the mix. The rose is delicate and makes this a very sensual and romantic scent. Its a scent that lasts all day and I have been getting a lot of compliments on my perfume this past month which is always lovely.

Rose Silence Miller Harris Perfume

Valentines Gift Idea

If your looking for that perfect gift then this or any other Miller Harris fragrance would be ideal. They are just so luxurious and pretty.

*PR Sample

Beauty Stocking Fillers 2015

Beauty Stocking Fillers

Stocking Fillers have to be my favourite items to buy at Christmas & each year beauty brands are bringing out more and more fab options. I also like them because on the whole they are affordable and packaged in the most sweet ways. I have rounded up my favourite Stocking Fillers for you.

Christmas Stocking Filler Ideas

Mavala Snow Blossom Nail Polish Set in Natural * – I adore Mavala Polishes, they come in the sweetest little 5ml bottle which is a great size. Mavala also pride themselves on being free from harmful ingredients such as parabens, formaldehydes, toluene, camphor, cellophane, animal ingredients and heavy metal so you’re nails are in good hands! This set comes with three shades a pretty pink Riga, a lovely nude Reno and a warm chestnut shade Marron Glace.

This Works Sleep Plus+ Cracker* – This is such a cute stocking filler, its a festive cracker and inside you get the a mini Sleep Plus Pillow Spray. I use this all the time and it works wonders if you have trouble relaxing and drifting off to sleep at night. Its an aromatherapeutic solution enriched with lavender so its soothing and very relaxing. Christmas can be a little stressful & full of late nights so it would be make a thoughtful stocking filler.

Roger & Gallet Fleur d’Osmanthus Hand & Nail Cracker* – Another cute cracker from one of my all time favourite brands. I always think a hand cream is such a safe bet for a gift because you can never have too many hand creams. I have them all over the place, especially in my car, on my desk and I always have one in my handbag. Roger & Gallet products smell incredibly luxurious and this one is richly nourishing and formulated with a shea butter base and natural ingredients that sinks straight into skin to repair and protect. It smells fruity with a hint of floral noted too, its not overpowering and I think would be lovely for your Mum or Auntie. These come in 3 different scents.

Beauty Products Stocking Filler Ideas

  1. Clarins Cupcake Stocking Filler £15
  2. balance Me Body Beautiful Rose Otto Body Lotion £6
  3. Tanya Burr Candy Cane Nail Polish, Lip Gloss & Nail File Trio £7
  4. Topshop Beauty Lip Bullet Duo in Tamed and Joyride £10
  5. Garnier Mini Micellar BB Gift Set £9
  6. Ted Baker Mini Golden Treasure £4
  7. Caudalie Winter Duo Rose De Vigne £8
  8. Tangle Teezer Compact Styler Twinkle £13.50
  9. The Body Shop Italian Summer Fig Treats £6

Let me know if you have bought any of my picks or if you’re hoping to get any of them in your stocking this year.

Kaffe Fassett Collection for Heathcote & Ivory

Kaffe Fassett Handcream Trio

Kaffe Fassett Products

Kaffe Fassett Collection for Heathcote & Ivory

So this year Heathcote and Ivory have teamed up with Kaffe Fassett for the latest collection called ‘Achillea’ and I think these products make just the sweetest gifts (especially with Xmas just around the corner). Kaffe Fassett is one of the world’s greatest practitioners of contemporary design, his passion for colour, his fascination with texture and his love of flowers have all found expression in an extraordinary body of work that includes textile design, knitwear, needlepoint, rugs, garden design, mosaics, ceramics and painting so this collaboration with Heathcote & Ivory is pretty exciting, the patterns are bold and the classic Achillea scent is beautiful and timeless.

Kaffe Fassett Handcream Trio

The collection includes a line of body products including hand creams, body washes and body lotions which are all beautifully packaged in the bold bright floral design. The collection also has some gift sets and a gorgeous cosmetics bag and drawer liners and beautiful candles. So the collection is pretty big and has a great selection of products to keep for yourself or for gifts for the women in your life.

I have been using 3 products from this Kaffe Fassett Collection for Heathcote & Ivory and have really enjoyed them.

Kaffe Fassett Collective Hand Creams*

Which come packaged in a lovely box with a pretty floral pattern and you get 3 good handbag sized hand creams. Each hand cream comes in a squeeze tube with a different colourful floral pattern, all three are feminine and very pretty, The scent is the same for all three and is has the Uplifting scents of bergamot, orange blossom, musk and oleander. So not overly floral and the scent of Bergamot is slightly masculine which I really like.

It leaves my hands smelling great and feeling soft and nourished too. These creams have some great skincare ingredients to help keep your hands feeling smooth and looking their best. Using Active levels of honey and rise, enriching sea butter and pro-B5 blended together to give your hands a real treat. These creams also has sunflower seed oil which helps keeps your hands hydrated and slows the flow of water from the skin.

I have passed a tube on to my mum and she loves the scent too.

Kaffe Fassett Make Up Bag

Kaffe Fassett Heathcote Ivory Collection

Also, I think the stand out piece from the collection in my opinion is this beautiful Cosmetics Bag*. The pink is so detailed and pretty, it makes me feel like its Summer when I use this. The quality is incredible and you can fit all the makeup and skincare you need for a long weekend. I like that the top opens up wide so you can find exactly what you need quickly because it has a structure frame opening. Its also lined with bright pink material which is OK with me!

Kaffe Fassett Makeup Bag

I was also sent some Scented Drawer Liners* from the collection which I didn’t open for a while because I just thought who uses them any more but curiosity got the better of me & to my surprise they smelt so good. Its the same scent as the hand creams with notes of bergamot, orange blossom, musk and oleander. I must admit I was a little quick to judge, I do still think drawer liners are quite an old-fashioned product but I have put a couple in my laundry basket and my bathroom smells a lot better. I wouldn’t rush out to purchase them myself but if you know someone that uses them these Kaffe Fassett ones do smell very good.

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.