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Christmas At Diptyque

By On December 13, 2018

When it comes to decorating my home for Christmas I prefer small tasteful touches rather than loads of tinsel and tat. That way I’m not itching to clear it all away before… Read More

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The Fragrance Profiling Experience With Miller Harris

By On July 12, 2018

Discovering a new fragrance that you love is a wonderful thing. However, you often have to sniff a lot of fragrance frogs before you find your fragrance prince and this can be… Read More

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Colonia Pura By Acqua di Parma

By On March 20, 2018

I should start off  by saying that if you like big, blousy and heady scents this one isn’t for you. Colonia Pura is pretty much the epitome of a fresh and very… Read More

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Juliette Has A Gun Launches Two New Fragrances

By On August 30, 2017

It’s hard not to be intrigued by a range of fragrances called Juliette Has A Gun. I assumed that it wasn’t available in the UK and have often happily passed some time reading… Read More

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The Smith & Cult Spring 2017 Collection

By On June 6, 2017

When I first saw Washed Demim, the nail polish from the Chanel Spring 2017 collection, I snapped it up. Unfortunately, I was left disappointed by it. I was in the mood for a… Read More

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Ambre Imperial – The Mouthwatering Fragrance From Van Cleef & Arpels

By On January 26, 2017

I’ve quite an obsession with Amber fragrances and Amber Impérial from Van Cleef & Arpels is now at the top of the my list of favourites. It’s from the Collection Extraordinaire range… Read More

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Moonlight Patchouli By Van Cleef & Arpels – My Perfume Of The Year

By On December 9, 2016

I try out a lot of new fragrances during the year and there are some I’m not very keen on and some I really like. Very occasionally I come across one which… Read More

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Coach – The New Fragrance That Perfectly Combines Cool & Classic

By On November 24, 2016

I can’t think of a fashion brand that has had such an amazing reinvention as Coach. It’s gone from something quite staid to being a trend leader in a really short space of… Read More

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Review – Vodka On The Rocks By Kilian

By On November 15, 2016

When you step into the By Kilian boutique in Mayfair you enter a space that’s the very definition of luxury. It’s the ultimate in refinement and elegance and you feel nothing bad could ever happen… Read More

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By Invitation – The Gorgeous New Perfume From Michael Bublé #Sponsored

By On October 17, 2016

Though By Invitation by Michael Bublé  is described as being a scented love letter to his fans it’s such a lovely fragrance that it will have a much wider appeal than with those… Read More

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Pozzo Di Borgo – The Niche Fragrance Brand That’s Just Landed In The UK

By On July 10, 2016

If there’s any justice at all in the beauty world Pozzo Di Borgo is going to be a big player. New to the UK, it’s a fragrance range headed up by Valentine… Read More

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The Perfumes That Smell Of Songs

By On May 31, 2016

It’s hard not to love the idea behind Parfums Jazmin Saraï which is a collection of 5 perfumes inspired by songs. They were created by Montreal based perfumer, Dana El Masri, who made… Read More

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Luna – The New Fragrance From Penhaligons Reviewed

By On May 19, 2016

Luna is the latest fragrance from Penhaligon’s and as I fell head over heals in love with their previous launch, Equinox Bloom (reviewed HERE), I was very keen to try it. Obviously,… Read More

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Thé Glacé By Terry de Gunzberg – Review

By On May 14, 2016

The only negative about Thé Glacé by Terry de Gunzburg is that it’s a limited edition. It’s a summer fragrance with a twist and it more than deserves to be a permanent fixture… Read More

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Pera Granita – The New Fragrance From Guerlain’s Aqua Allegoria Collection

By On May 10, 2016

Considering how much I love Guerlain perfumes I’ve been remarkably slow in catching on to their Aqua Allegoria range. However, I’m now properly caught up as I have four of these glorious fragrances and plan to… Read More

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The À la rose Fragrance Range From Maison Francis Kurkdjian – Review

By On April 28, 2016

À la rose by Maison Francis Kurkdjian has been on my wish list for a while so I was delighted to recently receive a deluxe sample. It has one of the most beautiful openings… Read More

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Vetiver Insolent By Miller Harris – A Fragrance For All Seasons

By On April 14, 2016

I really wasn’t sure about the new Miller Harris fragrance, Vetiver Insolent, when I first smelled it at a recent #30plusblogs event. However, when I tried it at home I really liked… Read More

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Eau Des Sens – The Latest Fragrance From Diptyque Reviewed

By On April 1, 2016

The name for the new Diptyque fragrance, Eau Des Sens, is a deliberate play on words and refers to both senses and essences. This sets the tone very nicely as this is a playful… Read More

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The New Chanel Long Wear Nail Polishes & Le Gel Top Coat Reviewed

By On March 17, 2016

After a gap of many years, I’ve recently got into painting my nails again. So when a friend asked what she could bring me back from a trip to NY it had… Read More

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Equinox Bloom By Penhaligon’s – Review

By On March 8, 2016

Penhaligon’s latest fragrance is an unexpected delight. It would never occur to me that a scent inspired by Afternoon Tea would be so addictive. It was conceived by Master Perfumer, Oliver Cresp, and is… Read More