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MIDWEEK INDULGENCE: Giorgio Armani Sì – Review

Armani Si Cate Blanchett

For most women, even if they can’t actually afford a designer piece for their wardrobe a designer perfume becomes a staple, and every single fashion house has dipped their toes into the fragrance market at some point with varying degrees of acclaim. One brand that has enjoyed huge success with their scent range is Armani, whose collection boasts dozens of successful scents across both its … [Read more...]

MIDWEEK INDULGENCE: Agent Provocateur Petale Noir Eau de Parfum – Review

Agent Provocateur Petale Noir bottle

With notes of hyacinth, mandarin orange, bergamot, rose, ylang-ylang, neroli, lily-of-the-valley, black currant blossom, ginger, patchouli and vetiver, Petale Noir by Agent Provocateur is an Oriental floral fragrance with a warm floral freshness. This sultry scent is rich, sexy and sweet enough for night time wear but also light and floral enough for summer day wear – provided you don’t … [Read more...]

THE GIFT OF SCENT: FRAGRANCE IDEAS FOR LAST MINUTE SHOPPERS

Perfume

I make no secret of the fact that I love perfume and very few women wouldn’t be delighted to wake up on Christmas morning to find a luxurious bottle of scent in their stocking. However, perfume is almost as personal as underwear and choosing one that will appeal to the lady in your life can be tricky. There have been some beautiful new perfumes launched in the last few months and any of them … [Read more...]

MIDWEEK INDULGENCE: BALENCIAGA FLORABOTANICA EAU DE PARFUM TRIED AND TESTED

Balenciaga Florabotanica

Wednesday is Midweek Indulgence day at Daily Update Towers; the day we treat ourselves to a little of what we fancy – be it a chocolate treat, a new item of clothing, or a beauty treat such as a new bottle of perfume. Since we first heard about Balenciaga’s new Florabotanica fragrance way back in January, we’ve been dying to try it. Our prayers were answered a few weeks back when a bottle … [Read more...]

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...]

TRIED & TESTED: THOMAS SABO GLAM ‘N’ SOUL PERFUME

Thomas Sabo

I make no secret of the fact that I love perfume. The right scent can lift your mood, create an atmosphere and give you a serious confidence boost. However, while I may love perfume I don’t just wear any old thing and never cease to be amazed by some of the overly flowery, overly musty and just plain old overwhelming scents that are released every year. Of course perfume smells different on … [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...]

MIDWEEK INDULGENCE: BENEFIT SEE & BE SEEN SASHA

Benefit See & Be Seen Sasha ad

Earlier this month, Benefit added a new fragrance to their fun and quirky Crescent Row collection. See & Be Seen Sasha is described by Benefit as a daring and captivating fragrance that bursts with floral energy and seduces and mesmerises from across the room. Like all of the Crescent Row fragrances, See & Be Seen Sasha is based on a fictional resident of “Crescent Row”, in this … [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...]

TRIED & TESTED: BVLGARI OMNIA CORAL

Bvlgari Omnia Coral single

In preparation for a close friend’s recent wedding, I promised I would source the perfect bridal fragrance for her big day. I sampled quite a few, some I loved but she hated, others she loved and I detested. And then we found it, her wedding day scent… Bvlgari Omnia Coral. Created by Alberto Morillas, Omnia Coral was launched earlier this year and is classed as a “floral fruity” … [Read more...]