Viktor & Rolf BonBon Couture EDP

Beautiful New BonBon Couture Fragrance

Viktor & Rolf BonBon Couture

I’m a long time fan of Victor & Rolf fragrances and have repurchased their iconic FlowerBomb scent too many times to count, I think their fragrances are beautifully feminine and very pretty. The original BONBON scent was extremely popular and is more on the sweet side but this new more intense addition to the BONBON family is perfect if you like your perfume to be a little more intense and whilst it’s still sweet it settles down to be more of a rich, warm, sexy scent.

Viktor & Rolf BONBON Couture*

Fragrance Notes:

  • Top Notes: Mandarin Orange, Neroli, Peach
  • Heart Notes: Orange Blossom, Jasmine Sambac, Caramel
  • Base Notes: Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vanilla, White Tobacco

This perfume has great staying power and I could still smell it on myself after a full day. I would also say that it works well as both as a day and an evening scent.

New Viktor & Rolf BonBon Couture

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 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.

I think If you like Flowerbomb I think you’re going to fall in love with BONBON Couture too.

Viktor & Rolf BONBON Couture

Beautiful New BonBon Couture Fragrance

Its always so hard to describe a fragrance and recommending scents is difficult because perfumes are a very personal product. So don’t just take my word that this is a really pretty perfume, you need to pop along to your nearest perfume counter and test it out for yourself. Let me know if you like it and also which is your favourite Viktor & Rolf fragrance.

Viktor & Rolf BONBON Couture*

30ml EDP – £57

50ml EDP – £79

90ml EDP £109

*PR Sample

New Miller Harris Fragrance

Miller Harris Perfume

Miller Harris Perfume

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. Miller Harris perfumes are beautiful, luxurious and timeless.

I have been trying out two new upcoming releases, Étui Noir and Lumiére Dorée – both are rich, sophisticated and perfect Spring / Summer scents. They both come packaged in the signature, elegant Miller Harris style with the outer cardboard packaging being simple but stylish and the perfume themselves are in beautiful weighty glass bottles with elegant floral detailing. They feel and look so nice.

New Miller Harris Perfume

Miller Harris Étui Noir eau de parfum*   

If you like rich complex more masculine scents then you just might fall in love with his new Miler Harris fragrance. It has notes of,

  • TOP: BERGAMOT, TANGERINE, ELEMI GUM
  • HEART: IRIS BUTTER, INCENSE, CASHMERE WOOD
  • BASE: PATCHOULI, VETIVER, LEATHER, AMBER, BIRCH

I adore fragrances with Bergamot & Patchouli and Étui Noir is quite a dark, sophisticated scent. Its a little heavier than Lumiére Dorée. My husband loves this one in particular and I think it smells incredible on him. Its so rich and the mix of zesty citrus, smoky vetiver and rich patchouli make this my favourite Miller Harris scent to date, its intense and beautiful.

This would make a really special Father’s Day gift.

Miller Harris New Release 2016

Miller Harris Lumiére Dorée eau de parfum*

This is a more light, warm romantic scent. Its a gorgeous scent to wear daily and one that you won’t grow tired of because throughout the day you pick up different notes and they all smell so sophisticated. It has notes of,

  • TOP: BERGAMOT, PETIT GRAIN BIGARADIER EO, ORANGE BIGARADE
  • HEART: NEROLI BIGARADE MOROCCO EO, SAMBAC JASMINE, ORANGE BLOSSOM WATER
  • BASE: CASHMERE WOOD, VETIVER, CRISP AMBER, WHITE MUSKS

This is a lovely rich scent its not overpowering or heady. I think it smells zesty, quite sweet and the musk makes it a little sensual and warm. Its an easy scent to wear, I think its because its a little more fresh and daytime friendly.

These are two beautiful new additions to the Miller Harris range and their scents are such incredible quality and both fragrances are unisex.

Its always so hard to describe fragrance and recommending scents is so hard but I urge you to seek out your local Miller Harris retailer so you can explore their range for yourself. They have a very wide selection of scents and I just know you will fall in love with at least one.

*PR Sample

 

Arran Aromatics

Arran Aromatics Products

I have recently been introduced to a lovely Scottish brand called Arran Aromatics, which started back in 1989 on the beautiful Isle of Arran by a husband & wife (there is something quite romantic about that). Over the past 20 years the brand has gone from strength to strength and is dedicated to producing affordable quality products. I have been trying out two products from their incredible range and I’ve been blown away with how effective and luxurious they’ve been.

After The Rain Bath Salts*

These bath salts come beautifully packaged and look lovely out in your bathroom. I wasn’t prepared for just how incredible they would smell. I emptied a good amount into my running bath, closed the door & pottered about for a couple of minutes whilst they dissolved in the water and by the time I went back into the bathroom the whole room smelt of the most soothing and calming scent. Even my husband commented on how good they smelt.

So these bath salts are part of the After The Rain collection and the scent is an Arran Aromatics best seller, its easy to see why. After the Rain fragrance blends citrus top notes of lemon, and essential oils of lime and mandarin with rose, musk and precious woods to form the heart and base notes of the fragrance. I like that its a combination of floral, citrus and more masculine musk and woods, its such a wonderful blend. I love the scent that much that I will be purchasing the candle and the body lotion. The scent was so soothing and I felt relaxed after my bath.

The After The Rain Collection has something for everyone from bath salts to perfume so make sure you take a look.

Sea Mud Cleansing Mask*

This mask is from Arran Aromatics Feel Good Formulas which is an everyday body care range with natural-inspired traditional ingredients, extracts and essential oils, which are centuries old – yet bang up-to-date, allowing you to enjoy positive benefits from head to toe! This Mud Mask is a great way to pamper the skin and draw out impurities and balance oils leaving your skin looking radiant and feeling clean. Its like your traditional Mud Mask and you apply a generous amount to clean skin & leave it on for about 10 minutes, I never let my mud mask dry completely I like to wash it off just as it starts to set, that way my skin never feels dry and tight when I wash it off. I remove it using a warm damp cloth & I love how smooth and soothed my skin feels after using this.

This Sea Mud Mask contains natural Kaolin to draw out impurities and replaces lost minerals, whilst essential oils of Bergamot and Mint act to tone and revitalise, protecting against oiliness and spots, leaving your skin clean and conditioned. So your skin is in good hands!

What products have you tried from Arran Aromatics? I’d love to hear your suggestions. Oh and they have a lovely selection of Christmas gifts including an advent calendar filled with 24 luxurious treats from candles to shower gels and much more. I am very very tempted by this!

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.

Ted Baker W Gift Set

Ted Baker W Gift Set

Ted Baker W Gift Set

Ted Baker always have such lovely gift sets & I have been trying out the new W Gift Set which features Ted’s S/S15 Distinguishing Rose packaging. The floral design is so detailed and makes this gift set look extra special and feel feminine & luxurious.

This Ted Baker W Gift Set* contains a 30ml W Eau de Toilette, a 100ml Body Wash and Body Lotion, so three great products. I think this set is ideal for any friend or family member, and would suit most ages too.

Ted Baker Gift Set

The W Body Lotion* & Body Wash* are products that always get used and for me I can never have enough of either. These both have the same beautiful floral designs as the gift box & the same scent as the perfume which smells Summery and girly. The body lotion is hydrating and absorbs quickly into the skin and the body wash is a lovely way to start the day, it smells fresh and Summery. So they make a great morning combination.

Ted Baker W Gift Set

For me the W Eau de Toilette* is the stand out product in this set, its presented in a really pretty triangular shaped glass bottle which feels heavy and luxurious. It’s such an unusual and pretty shape, I love it. The scent has,

  • Heart notes of Freesia, Rose, Ylang Ylang and Lily of the Valley
  • Top notes of Bergamot, Tangerine, Peach and Rum
  • Base notes of Vanilla, Musk and Vetiver

It has quite floral scent with a hint of sweetness to it. Its a lovely Summery scent that would be really nice during the warmer months because its not a heavy or heady scent but instead smells fresh and lightweight, the perfect daytime perfume. This lasted all day on me. I sprayed some on my scarf a week ago & I can still smell it on there, so it is quite long lasting. I love that the product is pink and looks really feminine, and this gift set is so inexpensive, at £14.99 you get three good sized products and its beautifully packaged.

Ted Baker W Fragrance

This beautiful Ted Baker W Gift Set is £14.99 and exclusive to The Perfume Shop & they offer FREE standard delivery on all orders.

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.