Diptyque Philosykos Eau de Parfum

Diptyque Philosykos Eau de Parfum £120

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 Diptique 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.

My Little Box January 2017

My Little Box Jan 2017

My Little Box Jan 2017

Quite often subscription boxes can feel quite underwhelming and a little repetitive but I have recently been introduced to My Little Box and they have reignited my curiosity of the subscription box.

‘Created in Paris, My Little Box brings a monthly selection of French-inspired fashion, beauty, and lifestyle picks right to your door. With a surprise theme every month, each box promises to bring a touch of Parisian chic to the lucky recipient’

This is a lifestyle box so you get a nice mix of treats inside which I really like. This is their January Box and it is focused around having a ‘Fresh Start’  and being focused on what you want to achieve. Its a very positive box which included a sweet illustrated card included with a lovely positive message. It seems My Little Box always includes these pretty illustrations and they’re nice enough to frame and keep.

My Little Box Fresh Start

In the January Box you get 4 beauty related products and 2 more lifestyle additions.  So the two lifestyle bits in the box are my favourite and they’re, a very pretty snood and a gorgeous planner to help you you organised for the year ahead. I know that most months the products arrive in a box but this month they have put all your goodies into a beautiful tote style draw string bag. This is going to get a lot of use from me, I find these so handy to travel with and to organise bits and bobs.

The snood is a pretty dark blue with a taupe pattern running through. It feels soft and is a good colour for getting a lot of wear from. I always wear a scarf so is this right up my street, although I think my Mum has her eye on it too. It’s a nice size & I am able to wrap it round twice and it still is comfortable to wear. Very happy to have this in my box.

The beauty products included are mostly all from My Little Box, which I don’t mind too much but it would have been nice to have a little variety. They included, a hand cream, body lotion, toothpaste (by Merci Handy) and a tiny sachet of Garnier conditioner.

I will pop the hand cream into my handbag, you can never have too many tubes on the go! During the colder months I do tend to moisturise more so the body lotion will get used up before too long but the Toothpaste isn’t that exciting to me nor the Garnier sachet but on the whole I do like the January Box & I am looking forward to seeing what My Little Box have in store for February.

My Little Box Timeless Planner

My Little-Box Contents Jan 2017

The Timeless Planner is my favourite thing in this months box (bag) I like the illustrations & positive messages throughout but I also like that it doesn’t have any dates in there, you’re free to start it when you like or customise it to your needs. Its fantastic quality and it is more that just a diary. I’m looking forward to using it.

If you want to browse past boxes or start a subscription then pop over to My Little Box 

  • This box was kindly sent to me for review