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TRIED & TESTED: BOUCHERON JAIPUR BRACELET EAU DE PARFUM

Boucheron Jaipur Bracelet 2

Whilst researching fragrances for a friend’s upcoming wedding, I came across the very gorgeous Boucheron Jaipur Bracelet. Jaipur Bracelet is a unique floral fragrance with heady notes of basil, lemon verbena, violet leaf, hyacinth, lily-of-the-valley and cypress. Sometimes sweet, sometimes floral and always feminine, this gorgeous, pretty scent is one of those fragrances that “smells … [Read more...]

WATCH: DOLCE & GABBANA’S STEAMY POUR FEMME AND POUR HOMME FRAGRANCE AD

Laetitia Casta and Noah Mills

Starring hot male supermodel, Noah Mills and the stunning Laetitia Casta, Dolce & Gabbana’s new ad for their Pour Homme and Pour Femme fragrances is, quite simply, sizzling hot! The design duo called upon the talents of top photographer Mario Testino to shoot the sultry black and white short film in the Italian countryside. Dressed in a chic black dress, wedding guests don’t come … [Read more...]

TRIED & TESTED: NEW ESSENCE FRAGRANCES

Essence Like a Day in a Candy Shop

It’s always a rare treat on holidays to spoil myself and my loved ones with some bottles of perfume purchased in Duty Free stores. Designer perfumes can be expensive and the budget doesn’t always stretch so we’re sometimes forced to reserve spritzing for special occasions only! Recently, budget beauty brand, Essence launched a line of six perfumes with quirky names; Like a Walk in the … [Read more...]

TRIED & TESTED: CHANEL’S NEW COCO NOIR PERFUME

COCO NOIR EDP - €92.00 for 50ml

I must admit to being rather partial to Chanel scents. No 5 is one of my absolute favourites and I have also been known to wear No 19 and Coco Mademoiselle quite regularly. Although their scents are world famous they don’t launch a new one very often - with everything they do release becoming somewhat iconic - so when I heard they were adding to the Coco family with a new offering called Coco … [Read more...]

JESSICA CHASTAIN THE FACE OF NEW YSL FRAGRANCE, MANIFESTO

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain has been announced as the ambassador and face of Manifesto, the upcoming Yves Saint Laurent fragrance. This will be The Help actress’ first major beauty campaign and she follows in the footsteps of Emily Blunt, who was unveiled as the face of YSL’s iconic scent, Opium last year. I’m sure the beautiful redhead had her pick of top brands to represent and we’re very … [Read more...]

MIDWEEK INDULGENCE: AURA BY SWAROVSKI COLLECTION MARIAGE

Aura by Swarovski

Fragrances make great gift ideas but that doesn’t mean you have to wait for someone to buy you one. A gorgeous scent is an indulgent treat that you so deserve, because as we always say, you’re totally worth it! After the successful first perfume, Aura by Swarovski, and the subsequent limited editions, Swarovski has released the gorgeous new Mariage Collection. Aura by Swarovski … [Read more...]

BRAD PITT UNVEILED AS THE NEW FACE OF CHANEL NO5!

Brad Pitt Chanel

Brad - still got it at 48 - Pitt has become the first man to front an advertising campaign for iconic women’s fragrance Chanel No5. The handsome actor is reportedly shooting his first ad in London this week and will pick up a rumoured seven-figure pay cheque for his efforts. Nicole Kidman, Audrey Tautou, Vanessa Paradis and Ali McGraw have all fronted campaigns for the French design … [Read more...]

FRAGRANCE FOCUS: VOYAGE D’HERMÈS EAU DE PARFUM

Hermes-Voyage

I'm not usually a fan of unisex fragrances, they're often either too feminine or too masculine, but I have discovered the perfect unisex scent from the design house of Hermès . As the saying goes, you pay for quality and luxury, and that is exactly what you get from the new Voyage d’Hermès Eau de Parfum. Neither too masculine nor too feminine, this is a unique fragrance that stands out … [Read more...]

THE TREATMENT FRAGRANCE

Clarins Eau Dynamisante

While enjoying a relaxing Clarins facial recently, the beauty therapist spritzed my face and neck with a very nice fragrance indeed. What was this gorgeous, fresh and zesty fragrance, I enquired; Clarins Eau Dynamisante. Launched in 1987 by Jacques Courtin-Clarins, Eau Dynamisante was the first treatment fragrance to combine the fragrant and skincare benefits of plant extracts. It tones, … [Read more...]

CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY TO BOOTS

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  Christmas has come early this year at Boots, with the launch of the Boots Fragrance Offer of the Week. This exciting new offer sees Boots slashing the price of two fragrances each week, usually one male and one female, up to half-price. The offer will run for the next 12 weeks, allowing us all to stock up on Christmas presents early, or simply giving you an excuse to treat yourself this … [Read more...]