Miller Harris Powdered Veil Fragrance

Miller Harris is the ultimate in luxury for me when it comes to fragrance. Their products are quite unique and incredible quality. I have really loved everything I have tried from them and I have been wearing Powdered Veil every day for well over a month now. I think it has an air of confident sophistication about it & that is how I feel when I wear it.

NEW Miller Harris Powdered Veil

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. 

Powdered Veil is the latest offering from Miller Harris and it is a modern nod to old school Hollywood glamour. This Eau de Parfum is rich, fresh, sexy and warm all in one. Miller Harris describes this scent as,

Delicately powdery and sweetly resinous, amber is the definitive oriental accord and, in Powdered Veil, it is given a nuanced and translucent air. The sparkling freshness of spicy pink pepper flirts with a twist of rosy geranium. A sensuous orchid accord provides a fragile and haunting floralcy to the heart, combined with transparent florals and the luminous freshness of hedione. A rich and radiant lasting impression of soft powder is created through the combination of amber, vanilla Bourbon and musk, where a sensual and animalic vibration of labdanum combines with sandalwood to create intimacy and warmth.

Miller Harris Powdered Veil Perfume

Miller Harris Powdered Veil EDP 100ml – £105

Top Notes: Pink Pepper, Rhubarb, Geranium

Heart Notes: Floral, Hedione, Orchid

Base Notes: Sandalwood, Patchouli, Amber, Labdanum, Bourbon Vanilla, Cashmeran

When you first spritz this subtly powdery fragrance it has a real touch of sweetness which is quite refreshing. This leads into more fruity fresh notes which are uplifting and delicate. Then when left to settle it reveals its more confident, warm, rich notes which I think make this perfume feel modern, sensual and very romantic. I love the mix of fruity, floral and sweet notes with the more warm, elegant, rich woody and musk notes. It works so well and gives it layers the change as it wears throughout the day. It is a great day to night scent and one that has a confident edge to it.

Miller Harris Powdered Veil Matte Pink Bottle

The packaging for Powdered Veil is quite different from what we’re used to from Miller Harris. The bottle shape is still the familiar weighty squared off design but they have stepped away from the clear bottle. This offering comes in a simple, sophisticated matte pink bottle. The contrast of the soft matte pink bottle and the gold embossed lettering really gives the design a modern, glamorous and sleek look that compliments the fragrance.

Powdered Veil Perfume Review

It’s always quite difficult to describe a fragrance because they’re such a personal product. Everyone’s take on a scent is different but I do 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.

Powdered Veil is available now online at www.millerharris.com & selected retailers throughout the UK

Molton Brown Jasmine & Sun Rose Collection

Jasmine & Sun Rose Collection from Molton Brown

I love to switch up my perfume as the season’s change and I think this is the perfect excuse to treat yourself to a new scent. So August saw Molton Brown release their stunning new Pretty Bold – Jasmine & Sun Rose Collection. This Collection celebrates being fearlessly feminine and looks to empower women and their individuality. The range centres around the starring note, the jasmine flower, which is both beautifully delicate yet exceptionally powerful. I think It’s the perfect scent to see us through the end of a beautiful Summer and take us into a crisp fresh Autumn.

Jasmine and Sun Rose Collection Molton Brown

The new Jasmine & Sun Rose fragrance is a mix of fruity and floral, layered with warm sexy feminine notes. It’s a real scent journey and I just love the boldness of the sharp fruity notes coupled with the more smooth and sexy notes of bergamot and musk. It is a real treat and I think it will be a great transitional scent as the seasons change.

As I mentioned this new collection is a celebration of fearless femininity and I’m totally onboard with that. I love anything that champions modern femininity. At its core, this Jasmine & Sun Rose collection is beautifully feminine but I also like that it has a rich, sexy, bold vibe to it too. I think it’s quite a contemporary feminine fragrance and one I think you’re going to love.

New Molton Brown Jasmine Sun Rose Collection

Opening with fresh Bergamot, Raspberry and soft Peach, the captivating scent is enhanced by a delicate heart of Rose, Jasmine and Osmanthus, before settling on a luxurious Patchouli and Musk base.

  • Top Notes: Bergamot, Raspberry, Peach
  • Heart Notes: Jasmine, Rose, Osmanthus
  • Base Notes: Labdanum, Patchouli, Musk

The peach and raspberry give this fragrance a real sweet fruitiness that has a juicy touch. The floral notes of osmanthus, jasmine and rose add a classic feminine layer whilst the notes of musk, patchouli and bergamot add that bold, modern sexy feel. This is a fragrance that works for day or night. When it is first spritzed you can really make out the fruity notes but once settled down the elegant, rich, sexy notes of musk and patchouli really come through.

Molton Brown Pretty Bold Jasmine Sun Rose

Molton Brown Jasmine & Sun Rose Collection

Bath & Shower Gel £20/€22

Jasmine & Sun Rose Eau de Toilette 100ml £69/€75

Jasmine & Sun Rose Eau de Toilette 50ml £45/€49

Jasmine & Sun Rose Body Lotion £25/€31

Jasmine & Sun Rose Exquisite Bathing Oil £39/€49

Molton Brown Luxurious Fragrance

The packaging for this collection is simply stunning & to illustrate the fragrance, Molton Brown has collaborated with acclaimed British artist Rhea Thierstein evoking the soul of this fragrance in her own piece of moving art. The bottles themselves are the classic Molton Brown deigns but the colours have a feminine peachy, pink hue and the gift boxes are just extra special. They look like a colourful marble effect and this is one box that I will be keeping, it really is too nice to throw away.

Molton Brown Jasmine Sun Rose Perfume

So if you like classic scents with a modern twist you need to check out this latest offering from Molton Brown. I’m going to pop into a store and treat myself to the bath & shower gel.

As always with fragrance I highly recommend popping into a store & giving it a test, I think it will make a gorgeous Summer/Autumn transitional scent and of course, Molton Brown products always make fantastic gifts.

Molton Brown’s Jasmine & Sun Rose Collection is available nationwide instore & online and also at select John Lewis Stores.

*this post contains PR samples

Buy Fragrance Not Flowers This Mother’s Day

Mother's Day 2018 Perfume Gifts

Mother's Day 2018 Gift Ideas

This year’s Mother’s Day is going to be a special one because my Mum is coming to stay with me in Cornwall and it just so happens to be Mother’s Day whilst she is visiting. It is perfect timing. I don’t get to see my Mum as often as I’d like as she lives over 600 miles away in Scotland and although we talk and Facetime ALOT it just isn’t the same as being together.

So I’m very much looking forward to spoiling her and spending the week showing her all my favourite parts of Cornwall. I have so many day trips planned.

Fragrance Direct Mother's Day Gifts

I really enjoy buying and making my Mum gifts, she is so easy to shop for, but I know just how much she treasures fragrance and doesn’t treat herself to a new bottle of perfume often. So when Fragrance Direct asked if I would like to be part of their #BuyFragranceNotFlowers Mother’s Day Campaign I jumped at the chance because not only will my Mum enjoy the perfume for months to come but it is so much more practical for her to pack in her hand luggage to take back to Scotland on the plane, whereas flowers wouldn’t survive the trip. So this campaign was perfect for us!

Also Fragrance Direct has a lovely selection of Mother’s Day gifts so if you are struggling for ideas you will be spoilt for choice, but I instantly knew which perfume to pick, when you know, you just know, right!?

Top Perfumes For Mothers Day

My Mum and I have very similar tastes when it comes to scents. We like a fragrance that settles into being quite warm and rich, so I had to pick Chloé Signature EDP because I just know my Mum will fall in love with its unique mix of florals and warm woody musk notes. Its one of my all-time favourite perfumes because it is so easy to wear and I never tire of the scent, it always smells beautiful.

It’s such a pretty floral scent and ideal for the change of seasons from Winter to Spring. I like being able to introduce my Mum to new products and Chloé Signature really is the perfect mix of floral, rich and warm notes which for me makes it a great everyday perfume.

  • Top notes of Lychee, Freesia and Peony

  • Heart notes of Lily of the Valley, Rose and Magnolia

  • Base notes of Virginia Cedar and Musk

Buy Fragrance Not Flowers this Mother's Day

Chloe Signature Perfume EDP Review

The mix of bold floral notes with the freshness of the lychee and the warm hint of amber make this an Ideal Spring/Summer scent. It is initially quite bold and floral but the layers settle down to be the perfect mix of floral freshness with a sophisticated woody, warm twist.

Perfume bottles for me are almost as important as the scent inside, I mean it’s nice when a brand thinks about the packaging because for most of us our perfumes are sat on out on a vanity and take pride of place so it is extra special when the bottle is elegant and pretty. Chloe bottles are just that, they come in simple but sophisticated boxes with a light peachy colour and the bottle itself is a stunning mix of metal and cut glass, the simple ribbon on the neck of the bottle adds a lovely feminine touch. It’s timeless & sophisticated.

Chloe Signature Fragrance Direct

Favourite Spring Perfume Chloe

Perfume is always such a thoughtful, luxurious gift to give. I always treasure my fragrances because they tend to evoke memories and transport me back to so many happy times. I am so excited to introduce my Mum to the iconic Signature scent by Chloé because I know she will enjoy wearing it just as much as I do. As a bonus, the scent will always remind her of the Mothers Day trip to Cornwall and will bring back good memories every time she smells it.

What perfume that you wear would your Mum also enjoy too? Fragrance Direct has a great selection of Mother’s Day Gift Ideas so you can #GiveFragranceNotFlowers this Mother’s Day too!

*This post was written in collaboration with Fragrance Direct

Chloé Signature EDP For Christmas

Chloe Perfume Gift Ideas

Chloe Perfume Gift Ideas

As I get older I recognise the importance of quality over quantity and having a few treasured things. I extend that way of thinking to my Christmas shopping and have started to buy people one thoughtful, special gift, instead of lots of things that they either won’t use or want. This year I have asked my closest friends & family to let me know what they’d most like receive. I find that fragrance is one thing that most people (including myself) love to receive, there is something lovely about having your favourite perfume back in your life, and if you’re like me I find it hard to justify buying it for myself throughout the year so Christmas is that perfect excuse to give the gift of perfume.

Fragrance Direct Gift Ideas 2017

One classic scent that is top of my Mum’s Christmas List is Chloé Signature EDP my Mum has worn this perfume for years and when I smell it on other people it instantly reminds me of her. I know she will be excited to find this under the tree this year.

Chloe EDP is a beautiful warm, floral, fresh scent which has a modern sophisticated feel to it. Its mix of floral, fruity and warming woody notes work so well layered together and they settle into a beautiful, easy to wear, everyday scent that has a touch of class about it. The notes of Rose are complemented so well by the sweetness of the Litchi so if you’re worried about this fragrance having a powdery floral scent, don’t be! It is the complete opposite.

The scent is strong but not at all overpowering and it has serious staying power. I would also say this is a perfume that works well during the day but is also really pretty as an evening scent, It is very versatile.

Chloe Perfume for Christmas

Top Notes: Peony, Freesia, Litchi

Heart Notes: Rose, Lily of the Valley, Caribbean Magnolia

Base Notes: Amber, Virginia Cedar

Christmas Gifting with Fragrance Direct

The bottle is such a classic design, quite a chunky, weighty glass bottle but very much timeless and pretty. I would say it’s quite understated. The simple ribbon detail gives it a delicate feminine feel. I might have to treat myself to a bottle for Christmas too, writing this review has reminded me just how much I love this fragrance too.

What fragrance is top of your Christmas List this year? Have you ever tried any of the Chloé scents?

This Signature Chloe EDP is available from Fragrance Direct in varying sizes and you can also get it as part of a gift set.

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