So it has been quite a while since I last posted on my blog. I have been jotting down ideas for posts and taking product photos here and there but let’s face it, 2020 has been a roller-coaster of a year and I just couldn’t focus on too many things at once. Health, family and getting through the days became a priority. I didn’t feel like I had anything to say that was relevant or helpful over the past few months. I have just been here in Cornwall, working from home and trying to stay positive.
I did manage to leave the county for the first time in 7 months, to visit family in Manchester & Scotland which was amazing and very needed. Whilst I was away I treated myself to something that I have lusted over for so long and with this year being a bit of a nightmare I felt like this was the perfect time to get it, you’ve got to treat yourself, right!
I finally bought the beautiful Diptyque Philosykos Eau de Parfum and let me tell you I am IN LOVE with it. I knew I was going to like it as I have sprayed it every time I went into Selfridges, but I always talked myself out of buying it. I’m so glad I didn’t do that this time as it has brought me a lot of joy, even though there are not many calls at the moment to get all dressed to go to parties or events I have been using it (sparingly) on a daily basis. It feels decadent and luxurious to use it as my every day fragrance but life is so full of restrictions and negativity that it feels good to wear my favourite perfume. When I wear it I feel happy and I can smell it on myself all day long, this perfume has some serious staying power. It is intense and rich and luckily a few sprays is all you need (I don’t want it to run out too quickly).
This perfume has been on my wish list for so long, because I adore fig scented products and this is one of the best I have tried. It is fresh but intense and sweet all at the same time. I also like that is is quite romantic and earthy too. It has layers of notes that you can smell throughout the day, as it settles. I know most people would associate this perfume with Summer but I will be wearing it into Autumn & Winter, I think the crispness of the notes make it a nice fresh scent for the colder months too.
Top Notes – Fig Leaf
Middle Notes – Wood, Coconut
Base Notes – White Cedar
What perfumes have you been loving this year, have you treated yourself to something a little special? Let me know any recommendations, I love to try new fragrances.
Well, I think Baylis and Harding have knocked it out of the park again with their new Beauticology Unicorn Candy Collection. How adorable is the kitsch pastel packaging and like all Baylis & Harding releases you get a lot of product for your money. These bottles are huge and they range in price from £2.15 – £3, so very affordable indeed & don’t forget this collection is exclusive to Boots.
This is such a fun collection and Unicorns have become extremely popular over the past few years, this trend isn’t slowing down anytime soon (and I am OK with that). This magical collection brings me more joy than it probably should but It just looks so cute in my bathroom and it makes me smile every time I use it.
I’m such a big fan of the huge Baylis & Harding Hand Washes and have used so many over the years, they’re so good because you get a whopping 500ml of product and they just last forever. Perfect for popping in your guest bathroom or keeping next to the kitchen sink.
All 3 products in this collection contain Shea Butter to help keep your skin soft and smooth! They also share the same sweet candy scent (I think it smells like candyfloss) – let’s just say if you don’t like sugary sweet scents then this isn’t going to be for you, but the Tropical Cocktail Range which is more fruity might be perfect.
To celebrate the release of the new Ralph Lauren Polo Blue EDP* you will be bale to get your hands on this classic Ralph Lauren Weekend Duffle Bag. The bag is very The Hamptons, it comes in blue and white with the iconic Polo logo.
The scent itself is to me classic Ralph Lauren, my husband already wears the Polo Red but I think Polo Blue is a lighter more daytime scent. It comes in a beautiful cobalt blue glass bottle with luxurious silver detailing and is shaped like a cool hip flask. For me its the perfect masculine Summer scent.
Top Notes: Bergamot, Cardamom, Marine Accord Heart Notes: Blue Orris Accord, Basil Verbena, Clary Sage Base Notes: Vetiver, Suede Accord, Patchouli, Vibrant Woods
So its a little spicy at first but it settles down to be very fresh, laid back and Summery. Not at all overpowering or synthetic. Its the ideal Father’s Day gift and I think it would appeal to men of all ages.
Available in two sizes – 75ml: £55 & 125ml: £72
*Available at House of Fraser, Debenhams, John Lewis, Boots, The Perfume Shop, The Fragrance Shop
Roger & Gallet are a French Perfumery House founded in 1862 by merchant Charles Armand Roger and banker Charles Matial Gallet. Their products have such a rich history & they are famous for their beautiful scents which I have tried quite a few of but excitingly, 2015 see’s the release of Roger & Gallet first ever Eau de Parfum – Fleur de Figuier. I was lucky enough & thrilled to receive the most exquisite parcel from Roger & Gallet introducing me to this new release and I have fallen head over heels in love with it.
takes its inspiration from the beautiful Mediterranean Summers and encapsulates those sensual, sweet and fresh long Summer evenings.
‘Discover the bliss of an early evening spent in the Mediterranean garden of Esterel. This Eau de Parfum is a precious distillation of natural essences that reveals the intensity and sensuality of a sun-ripened fig heart. The mouth-watering and contrasting fresh notes enhance the accord of candied fig, musk and patchouli, for a truly relaxing effect.’
Top notes: precious essences of mandarin and pink peppers
Heart notes: fig tree leaves, juicy fig and violet wood
Base notes: white musk, candied fig and precious essence of patchouli
My absolute favourite scent in any product is Fig & if you’re a long time reader of my blog you will know this. I adore the scent because it’s so rich, distinctive and sophisticated and I think its a scent that can be worn all year round. This new addition to the Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier range is an intense, long-wearing scent that doesn’t dull throughout the day. I only have to apply this in the morning & It still smells beautiful on my skin long into the evening.
Some days I spray it & It smells really musky whilst other days It smells more woody. I love that its such a layered and sophisticated perfume and I have been reaching for it almost every day for 3 weeks.
If you’re looking for a new scent then I can highly recommend this new release from Roger & Gallet, it comes beautifully packaged in a glass bottle with touches of gold and purple and the scent is utterly divine. This is my favourite release from Roger & Gallet and I just know it will be a popular addition to their range.
Roger and Gallet Fleur de Figuier Eau de Parfum £40 from www.escentual.com (who currently have a 1/3 off all French brands).
Products that are marked with a * 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.