Its the summer so there must be a new Escada limited edition EDT for me to buy!
This new EDT has the Italian coast as its inspiration to Escada. Of course it has the classic Escada packaging that to me sums up the summer. The bottle is long and shapely and the packaging has the fun, bright summer feel to it as always. I love it.
The first spray is sweet, fruity composition. The middle notes are fresh,juicy with watermelon at the fore. Strawberries is also there to give sweetness to the fragrance.The dry down is musky with a nutty feel to it.
This is a girly, flirty fragrance for the summer. When I wear this, I think of the sizzling sun, the sand between the toes and the shimmering turquoise water walking along a beach wearing a floating dress!
You can tell summer is nearly with us. The trees are greener, the sun is warmer and the mood is happier!
Eau de Toilettes are perfect for the summer, light and not so heady compared to some perfumes. Elizabeth Arden have a collection of light, summery EDT scents called the Green Tea collection. The collection now comprises of 20 different scents. This collection should be perfect for me as I love green tea!
I have been using Green Tea & Honeysuckle EDT from the collection. The bottle is a elongated, flat bottle and decorated with flowers. The first spray is full of citrus fruits. Lemons, bergamot, a hint of lime and of course green tea. The dry down is white floral and freshness. Honeysuckle, jasmine, ylang-ylang are the floral highlights with a sweetness of peach. The base notes has a touch of warmth with musk but the one scent you feel throughout is the green tea. It is a EDT so lasting power is good, I can still feel it after a few hours so you can still refresh it with a few more sprays without overpowering or becoming heady.
It is a green scent. This would be a perfect match with a flowery dress for the summer daytime days. I think any age can wear this sweet, soft, summery scent. Go find a bottle and try it!
Spring has taken its time after the cold period we have had. The buds and blossom from Magnolia trees are almost out and the spring flowers;tulips, hyacinth and narcissus are in bloom and I love it.
Jimmy Choo ‘Blossom’ is the appropriate spring scent I have been wearing lately. I have to mention the bottle design first. The multi faceted bottle and the diamond cap, together with ombre pink effect has a nice tactile feel and it likes great.
The scent is fruity, sweet and floral. When you first spray, citrus hits you followed by the raspberries and berries. The floral comes in later with rose and sweet pie. The dry down you can feel the hint of white musk. It is a nice bouquet of different scents which works nicely without being overpowering.
Like the box it is a pink scent but not to sweet or sugary. Its a modern girly scent who is wearing a sparkly dress with a cocktail in her hand!
Happy Easter everyone!
I love scent. Even from childhood, I loved smells. When my parents come home from shopping, I helped putting things away I smelt every little thing. My family laughed. ‘Revita is smelling things again!’
Of all the many beautiful Jo Malone colognes, this is my favourite but it has taken me 4 years to finally have the scent in my collection! I remember when I experienced this scent. I went to the Brighton Jo Malone boutique and my husband bought me Pear and Freesia cologne as a present. In the shop when he was wrapping it up he sprayed the wrapping paper with a scent before putting it into the gift bag. When I came home and unwrapped I was struck by the beautiful scent. The combination was intoxicating and I had to know what it was. Next time I went into the shop and recognised the scent straight away: It was Lime, Basil & Mandarin.
The combination of the citrus and basil is simply amazing. It gives freshness and a slight sweetness and with added edge of pepper. I remember when you rub fresh basil into your hands, it is a powerful smell but beautiful. The mandarin and the lime gives freshness and are the main notes. The warmth comes from amber
It is a beautiful, individual scent. The ingredients shouldn’t work together but is so well blended it’s almost magic! It is a unique scent, of all the perfumes I know I can recognise immediately if anyone is wearing it, I can smell it from a distance. It truly is her signature scent and a modern classic.
I went to Boots to have a look around the make up and perfumes. Normally they have a special offers shelf of perfumes. I always look but I spotted something that I have never tried or seen before. Narciso Rodriguez for her L’Absolu. I had seen other perfumes from his range but not this one.
The deep purple bottle is immediately striking. It’s simple, elegant and classy.
The scent is intoxicating to me. White floral of tuberose and jasmine hits with the first spray and I can also feel a fruity touch too. The dry down is when the musky comes into play. Patchouli, amber and the sandalwood give warmth and depth to the scent.
The purple bottle describes the colour of the perfume perfectly in my view. It feels you are sipping a expensive red wine! So rich and satisfying.
This is an expensive, sexy ,addictive and even flirty perfume , perfect for a night out with your man!
We all know that Mary Greenwell is one of the great make up artists and of course she loves perfume!
Plum was created in 2010 with Francois Robert and was her first scent on the market. I have reviewed my first Mary Greenwell perfume, Cherry which my husband bought as a wedding anniversary present. My mum share a love for Mary’s perfumes. We both have the same fragrances: Cherry and Plum. Mum also has Lemon in her collection.
The perfume share the same bottle design. Clean, elegant and classic. The metal top is so heavy, I think it could work as a paperweight or door stop! I love it. The packaging is of nice quality. No flimsy boxes here. Other markers should take note..
The opening notes is citrus, bergamot and lemon are there. A sweet touch of peach and a hint of blackcurrant and plum in the background. Don’t think it is just another citrus /fruity perfume. The middle notes is white floral with jasmine, gardenia and tuberose in abundance. This lovely scent is heightened by the warmness of amber and sandalwood. The hint of patchouli, musk and moss give depth to the perfume.
It is a beautiful perfume in my view. It is an individual perfume. It is not an old fashioned scent, it is an classic exotic, sexy perfume for all women.
This new fragrance in the legendary No 5 line was launched in the fall of Autumn 2016 and created by Olivier Polge, son of the former Chanel house perfumer, Jacques Polge. It follows N0 5, and No 5 Eau Premiere.
I remember going to a Perfume Society ‘How to Improve Your Sense of Smell’ event in Brighton and a large bottle of the perfume was passed around the table and I knew I had to have it! The original No 5 is quite strong and heady and even though it is arguably the most influential perfume ever made, it is not on my dressing table. The appeal of L’Eau is that it is a softer, No5 for these who find No 5 too strong.
The first spray of L’Eau is a burst of citrus fruits, lemon, mandarin, and orange. Neroli and aldehydes are also prominent with the first spray. It relaxes into a jasmine, white flower and rose scent but the warmth of musk, cedar and vanilla combines with them as well.
No 5 L’Eau is a perfect summer scent, perfect for day or night. It isn’t edgy or old fashioned, it is a modern, softer take on a classic perfume that won’t become outdated in the years to come. Chanel have being clever in being respectful to the original (the bottle design is the same) without losing the essence of No 5. I love it!