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

Shanghai Tang Gold Lily Eau De Parfum

Shanghai Tang Perfume

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. It’s 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

It’s 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.

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