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.
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.
Top notes of wild berries and soft white violets
Heart notes of velvety jasmine
Base notes of sandalwood
What perfume would you love to receive this Christmas? do you have your heart set on a new release or a classic, iconic scent?
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.
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.
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!