Current Favourite Perfumes

Current Favourite Perfumes

Current Favourite Perfumes

I don’t like to have too many perfumes on the go at once, I tend to reach for the same ones and always repurchase these four in particular.

The Body Shop Italian Fig Body Spray

The Body Shop Italian Summer Fig

I adore anything fig scented so when The Body Shop released this collection (last year, I think), I knew I would love it. I have the Fragrance Mist and although the scent doesn’t last as long as a perfume its still a lovely option. I wear this all the time, and its my go to daytime scent. Its sweet but still has that intense, rich juicy fig scent. I used to live in Cyprus and this scent reminds me so much of my childhood. The packaging is pretty too & for an affordable product it feels luxurious and looks lovely on your dresser.

Chloe Love Story Perfume

Chloé Love Story

This is such a lovely girly scent and the bottle is just gorgeous too. This perfume is quite fruity, fresh and I think the perfect Spring scent. Its smells good all day but isn’t heavy or overpowering. It has notes of stephanotis jasmine, orange blossom, cedar and neroli, so a really lovely mix of floral, woody and fruity. It always smells so pretty, I think this is one of the most feminine perfumes I have owned. I adore it.

Jo Malone Lime Basil Mandarin Perfume

Jo Malone Lime Basil Mandarin

This is by far my most repurchased perfume, its my classic scent and the perfume I always go back to. It never lets me down and it smells incredible no matter what the season, occasion or time of day. Top notes are lime, mandarin orange and bergamot; heart notes are basil, lilac, iris and thyme; base notes are patchouli and vetiver. So its quite a layered scent and I always get compliments when I wear it. The scent lasts a good amount of time, even when I can’t smell it on myself anymore other people still seem to be able to. I associate this perfume with my honeymoon so it brings back very happy memories. I love quite a few Jo Malone perfumes, they’re so luxurious and special that I always like to repurchase as a little treat to myself (and they come beautifully gift wrapped).

Burberry Body

Burberry Body

My Mum first bought me this perfume a couple of years ago & I would never have picked it myself but I was pleasantly surprised by how lovely it was. I even loved it that much I have repurchased it three times. It has, Top notes of fresh green absinthe, illuminating elegant peach and refined freesia. Floral bouquet of natural rose absolute and iris blends gently with subtle warm tones of sandalwood to form the heart notes. Woody cashmeran, creamy vanilla, sensual amber and musk compose the base. It smells youthful – not in a teen way but in a light, creamy rich kind of a way. Its not heavy or overly sweet. Its an easy scent to wear but I wouldn’t say it was an evening option. I like to use this as a daily scent and its pretty and lasts a good couple of hours before starting to fade.

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Cosmopolitan, The Fragrance

New Cosmo Fragrance

Cosmopolitan, The Fragrance

Cosmopolitan The Fragrance*

This debut scent from Cosmopolitan comes beautifully packaged in a crisp white box with a pretty pink and orange bow. iIt looks simple and cute. The bottle itself is really pretty and the glass is almost ombre with shades of pink and orange, its a bottle that will look really nice sat out on your vanity. The glass is heavy and feels luxurious and it has a decorative cut glass effect lid.

New Cosmopolitan Fragrance

The scent is very fruity and quite heady at first but it calms down to more of a mellow scent after a few minutes. It is going to be a very nice scent for the warmer months, it has notes of,

TOP: Pineapple, bergamot, cardamom, mandarin, nectarine and red berries.

MIDDLE: Saffron, heliotrope, night-blooming jasmine, pimento berries and carrot seed.

BASE: Tonka, Patchouli, musk, sandalwood, vanilla and caramel.

I love sandalwood and musk scents as these tend to be a little more masculine but paired with the more fruity scents it makes this fragrance quite complex and gives it a nice depth. I think this is a scent that people will really enjoy and people will be able to pick out different notes that they love.

The scent does last well on me and I can still smell it on my skin after many hours. I think its quite a fresh uplifting scent

New Cosmo Fragrance

Cosmo isn’t a brand I associate with fragrance but for their debut release I have to hand it to them, I really like it, its quite a sophisticated scent and it mellows into being really quite beautiful on the skin. Although the price point I think may be a little high. However it is an eau de parfum and the scent is long wearing. If you get chance to test it out in store, let me know what you think & if you’d say it was worth the price tag.

*PR Sample

DKNY Delicious Delights Cool Swirl

DKNY Delicious Delights 2015

DKNY Delicious DelightsDKNY Delicious Delights 2015

Spring saw the release of the DKNY Delicious Delights – A limited edition collection of fragrances inspired by Sweet Sorbet Treats. These Sorbet Perfumes come in the iconic Be Delicious apple packaging which is something we all recognise and associate with DKNY. The bottles are really pretty and I like that they’re frosted glass and pastel coloured, perfect for Spring / Summer, mine looks so cute on my vanity.

The scents themselves are quite sweet and fresh but each one is so different. I was drawn to Cool Swirl* (green) because although it’s quite sweet it still has a musky layer to it and that’s my kind of scent.

Cool Swirl (green) – is a refreshing tropical scent with top notes of black cranberry (or European blueberry), violet leaf and coconut water. Flowers of magnolia and jasmine are wrapped in creamy pistachio sorbet and laid on the base of heliotrope, musk and patchouli.

Dreamsicle (orange) – is a fresh fruity blend of mandarin, raspberry and blueberry at the top. Tempting and delicious aromas of green apple, peach nectar and apricot sorbet form the heart. Its creamy base consists of cedar, sandalwood and vanilla.

Fruity Rooty (lilac) – is a sweet fruity scent that opens with a combination of blackberry, blueberry and mandarin. The heart of rose, violet and candied apple sorbet is followed by the base that combines elegant lily with vanilla.

DKNY Summer Scent

I have been using Cool Swirl for a good few months now, reaching for it when the weather is warm outside. It is my Summer scent for sure, when I first spray it I can really smell the fruity notes but as it settles down the patchouli and musk come through and it smells so good. Its the perfect fun, refreshing summer scent, I think its more of a daytime scent just because it’s quite light and fresh. Cool Swirl does last quite a long time on me which is good news because the packaging is a little bulky to be carrying around in your handbag.

DKNY Be Delicious Perfume

If you’re looking for an affordable but fun fragrance for the warmer months then you should check out the Delicious Delights collection from DKNY, let me know which one of the three you like the sound of. Also, what is your go-to Summer scent?

DKNY Delicious Delights Collection 50ml RRP £37 (currently on SALE in Boots for £24)

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.

Giorgio Armani Si

When I heard that Cate Blanchette was the face of the new Giorgio Armani Fragrance Si* I was more than a little excited. She is a beautiful woman, very strong and inspiring woman. I learned that she has a long standing relationship with the brand as she used her first movie pay to buy an Armani suit, which still she has today. She looks absolutely stunning in the campaign.

Cate Blanchette

I’m a very loyal girl and it takes something quite special for me to put down my favourite scents (Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin and SPACENK Laughter) and use something new, but this new Si fragrance from Giorgio Armani is very special. It smells so sophisticated but in a youthful way.

Si

It has notes of Vanilla, Blackcurrant, Rose de Mai and Patchouli and base notes of blond amber which give it a sophisticated musky scent. When you initially spray this you can smell the Vanilla which gives it a sweet scent but it calms down to reveal a chic musky scent which lingers all day. It smells amazing. Even my husband loves the way this smells. He is a big fan of Patchouli, so I think thats why he likes it on me.

It is light enough to be worn through the day but is also sophisticated and sexy to be worn at night. This fragrance has a side that most people will love – the sweetness of the Vanilla and Blackcurrant, the beautiful floral notes of Freesia and Rose de Mai and the more sophisticated base notes of Patchouli and blond wood.

Si

The bottle is simple but feels luxurious and looks very pretty sat out on my vanity. I don’t know why but it reminds me of a flower. Si is Italian for Yes and I think thats quite a positive name for a fragrance. For me it embodies the strength of women and opening ourselves up for opportunities and positivity. The name Si along with Cate Blanchette being the face of this new Giorgio Armani fragrance makes me associate it with being sophisticated, ambitious and strong. I think that embodies what I want to be as a woman.

I have put some of this into my Travelo so I can have it in my handbag, I’m a big fan and if you’re looking for a new fragrance urge you to test this in store and walk around whilst the scent changes from being pretty and sweet to being musky and sophisticated. You will be a fan I am sure.

Let me know what fragrance has surprised you and made you introduce a new scent to your collection.

You can purchase Si from Selfridges, The Perfume Shop, and I have seen it in Boots

30ml – £44

50ml – £63

100ml – £85

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.