MOTHERS DAY FRAGRANCES 2019


With Mother’s Day fast approaching us here in the United Kingdom this Sunday 31st March, I have put together a little Gift Guide of fragrances that will win your Mother over and make her day!

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MARC JACOBS - DAISY (SUNSHINE EDITION)

  • Top Notes: Strawberry, Violet

  • Middle Notes: Marigold

  • Base Notes: Woody Notes, Wild Berries

A must have for any woman in your life, Daisy by Marc Jacobs is instantly recognisable with its floral-woody presence throughout its performance.

The Limited Edition ‘Sunshine’ fragrance differs to the original Daisy by feeling a little more fruity with the Strawberry note remaining prominent throughout that feels fresh, light and refreshing which is perfect for the upcoming Spring/Summer seasons.

If your Mother enjoys a fragrance that has a fruity kick to it, then this is the scent for her! To purchase, click here.

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TOM FORD - SANTAL BLUSH

  • Top Notes: Cinnamon, Caraway, Spices, Carrot Seeds, Fenugreek

  • Middle Notes: Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang, Rose

  • Base Notes: Musk, Sandalwood, Virginia Cedar, Benzoin, Oud

A sophisticated fragrance with its creamy, warm notes of the Sandalwood and Spices with rich and floral tones which makes this fragrance feel both mysterious and exotic. A confident scent that although has a soft projection, it leaves you wanting more.

Perfect for your Mother if she is a strong woman who knows exactly who she is, but wants to leave an air of mystery about her… To purchase, click here.

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CHLOE - NOMADE

  • Top Notes: Mirabelle, Bergamot, Lemon, Orange

  • Middle Notes: Freesia, Jasmine, Peach, Rose

  • Base Notes: Oakmoss, Amberwood, Patchouli, Sandalwood, White Musk

Nomade by Chloé is a take on its original ‘Chloé’ fragrance which was launched back in 2008 and is a staple in many womens fragrance collections!

The Nomade scent differs by feeling less floral than the original, and more ‘dirty’ by focusing on a more earthier, woodier feel. A fragrance that is possibly the heaviest within this Gift Guide, this is ideal for your Mother if she prefers a stronger, more powerful scent!

To purchase, click here.

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CALVIN KLEIN - WOMEN

  • Top Notes: Eucalyptus, Black Pepper, Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon

  • Middle Notes: Orange Blossom, Magnolia, Jasmine, Hedione, Raspberry, Tea

  • Base Notes: Cedar, Olibanum, Ambroxan, Cashmeran, Violet, White Musk

Created by Raf Simons, this fragrance is inspired by his passion for photography and the inspiration of strength and power in women. A fresh, clean and linear fragrance, Women feels citrusy with an undertone of the woody notes coming through during the dry-down. If your Mother enjoys a fuss-free fragrance that is fresh and light on the skin, then this is the one for her!

To purchase, click here.

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& OTHER STORIES - NOMADS POEM

  • Top Notes: Plum, Coconut Water

  • Middle Notes: Patchouli Leaves, Orange Flowers

  • Base Notes: Black Amber, Marshmallow, Patchouli

A light fragrance that feels spicy yet mellow with its earthy tones running throughout the fragrances performance. Nomads Poem could be classed as unisex, with its delicate touch yet dense feeling which is a complete contradiction in itself which lends for an interesting journey! This fragrance would be perfect if your Mother knows no boundaries and enjoys scents that have an interesting twist to them.

To purchase, click here.

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APPLEYARD LONDON - SECRET GARDEN

The bouquet of flowers which have been featured in each of these photographs were kindly gifted to me by Appleyard London for who I am a social ambassador for!

This stunning bouquet features soft pinks and delicate purples with sweet avalanche roses, antique carnations, delicate alstroemeria & soft pink sugar flair hypericum berries.

A perfect alternative gift for this Mother’s Day, and to make things extra special, I have a 20% off code for all bouquets at Appleyard London! CODE: LUKE20

(Please note, this code excludes any additional gifts/add ons and delivery charges.)

To purchase, click here.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this Gift Guide and I would love to know if any of these have inspired you for when it comes to choosing a gift!

Have you smelt any of these before? If so, which ones? Do you have any favourites? Do you already know what you will be treating your Mother too? Let me know below as I would love to hear from you and don’t forget to click the ‘like’ button!

*Please note, some of these fragrances were gifted to me for the purpose of this Gift Guide.


SUMMER FRAGRANCES '18


As the Summer draws on, I have compiled a list of a few fragrances for this Summer season! Ranging from light, citrusy and fresh, to those a little more musky, woody and bold. I hope you enjoy this Fragrance Guide and if you have any favourites then do let me know!

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CALVIN KLEIN - SUMMER 2018 EDITION

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  • Top Notes: Lemon, Mojito, Lime
  • Middle Notes: Guava, Pineapple, White Flowers
  • Base Notes: Cedar, Coconut Milk

A light, citrusy fragrance then settles down into a warm, creamy scent that feels both as tropical as it does sweet. I found this to be long lasting on my skin which lasted for up to 6 hours, impressive for such a light fragrance and the sillage was light-medium. Ideal for those Summer days! To purchase Calvin Klein - Summer 2018 Edition, click here.

CALVIN KLEIN - ETERNITY: AIR

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  • Top Notes: Mandarin Orange, Juniper Berries, Sea Notes, Ozonic Notes
  • Middle Notes: Lavender, Green Apple, Violet Leaf
  • Base Notes: Seaweed, Patchouli, Ambergris

Another Calvin Klein fragrance, not to be confused however with the Summer 2018 Edition as these both differ in their own way. Eternity: Air feels spicier and a little more aquatic on my skin where the opening is fresh but quickly fades away after a couple of hours. The sillage of Eternity: Air is light and I would recommend wearing this during the day but you may find yourself topping up once or twice! To purchase Calvin Klein - Eternity: Air, click here.

DKNY - MEN: SUMMER 2018 LIMITED EDITION

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  • Notes: Musk, Vanilla, Woody Notes, Green Notes

A bold, powerful opening that feels rather citrusy that soon settles down into a muskier, woodier fragrance. I found this to be more effective worn on a warm Summer's evening and the fragrance lasted for up to 4-5 hours on my skin with the sillage being medium! I'd just like to add a side note that I find the packaging of this to be absolutely sublime and is my favourite out of the list! To purchase DKNY - Men: Summer 2018 Limited Edition, click here.

TOMMY HILFIGER - WEEKEND GETAWAY

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  • Top Notes: Bergamot, Ginger
  • Middle Notes: Clary Sage, White Pepper
  • Base Notes: Vetiver, Sandalwood

A fresh yet spicy fragrance that encapsulates a fun day in the Sun! A light fragrance with a woody dry-down that lasted for 3-4 hours on my skin and the sillage is light. I would recommend wearing this during the day and expect a compliment or two! To purchase Tommy Hilfiger - Weekend Getaway, click here.

HOLLISTER - FESTIVAL VIBES

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  • Top Notes: Pineapple, Birch Leaf, Sea Notes
  • Middle Notes: Green Notes, Woody Notes, Ginger, Bay Leaf
  • Base Notes: Oakmoss, Tonka Bean, Ambergris

A fragrance that feels aquatic and light that then dries down into a muskier scent that feels dense on my skin. Festival Vibes lasted between 4-5 hours and its sillage was medium-heavy! Definitely one to wear for a Summer's night. To purchase Hollister - Festival Vibes, click here.

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Have you smelt any of these fragrances before? If so, which ones? Do you have any favourites? Have I missed any off that you feel I should know about? Would you like me to review any other fragrances for Summer? Let me know your thoughts below as I would love to hear from you, and don't forget to click the 'like' button below!


VALENTINE'S FRAGRANCES 2018


Despite being single, Valentine's is always one of my favourite times of the year, perhaps I'm just a romantic at heart, or because I like to see all of the special Limited Edition packaging? Either way, I'm a fan! For this Valentine's Gift Guide I have compiled a few fragrances ranging from luxury to high street and quirky to special! Whether you're single like me, why not treat yourself to one of these? I won't tell if you don't...

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JOOP - WOW! // £39

An oriental fragrance that is guaranteed to get you noticed! Featuring notes such as - Orange Blossom, Spiced Cinnamon and Tonka Bean.

Purchase here!

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PROJECT RENEGADES - GEZA SCHOEN // £155

Geza Schoen by Project Renegades is an absolute gem. Designed to be unconventional and proudly different, I can safely say it is exactly that! Designed to create a whole portrait of a tree, it features the notes of Pink Pepper, Lemon, Juniper, Moss, Incense and Sandalwood.

Purchase here!

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CARTIER - DECLARATION // £52

An elegant and sharp fragrance which features notes such as - Bergamot, Artemisia, Coriander and Cumin. Best worn for daytime!

Purchase here!

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JIMMY CHOO - MAN // £64

A woody fragrance which features many notes such as - Lavender, Pink Pepper, Geranium, Suede and Ambery Woods!

Purchase here!

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CALVIN KLEIN - OBSESSED FOR MEN INTENSE // £33   & FOR WOMEN INTENSE // £29.95

One of my personal favourites, a bold and sensual fragrance! Best worn on an evening.

Purchase here for Mens and here for Womens!

 

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ESCENTRIC MOLECULES - 03 // £76

A unisex fragrance in which it has been created around one ingredient: Vetiveryle Acetate. Best worn throughout the daytime! 

Purchase here!

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MONT BLANC - LEGEND // £60

A fragrance designed to evoke strength, tenderness, modernity and tradition. I find this can be worn throughout the daytime and has long lasting power!

Purchase here!

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Have you smelt any of these featured in my Gift Guide? Has this Gift Guide inspired you in any way and introduced you to some new fragrances? What sort of fragrances do you like to wear? Let me know your thoughts as I would love to hear from you, and don't forget to click the 'like' button below!


FOR HER; 2016


Following on from my 'For Him' Gift Guide, I couldn't leave the ladies out! I hope that this Gift Guide will help to give you some ideas as to what to buy for that special lady in your life, ranging from fragrances to skincare, right through to a special Christmas Cracker!

I have chosen a variety of the products that some of the ladies in my life have personally used, and some gifts which I feel are a must-have for some women! *Again please note, most of these products can be classed as unisex! Also, if you haven't already seen my 'For Him' Gift Guide, then you can check it out here.*

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SKINCARE:

A few of my favourite skincare products, and ones that a few of the ladies in my life love to use! I have featured the Kiehl's iconic 'Creme De Corps' with the limited Holiday Edition Jeremyville design, along with the Clarins After Sun Shimmer Body Oil (I'm thinking ahead here guys!), and the luxurious Perricone MD 'Photo Plasma'! 

JO MALONE:

I had always been a huge fan of the Jo Malone brand, so having been able to work with them this year, has felt like a dream! I chose to feature their 'Pomegranate Noir' candle, their 'Christmas Cracker', and their 'Geranium & Walnut' hand-cream. The Pomegranate Noir candle is one of my all time favourites, and can be smelt throughout the house. It is absolutely stunning!

Kiehl's - Creme De Corps

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Clarins - After Sun Body Shimmer Oil

Youtube Video || Purchase }

Perricone MD - Photo Plasma

Review || Purchase }

Jo Malone - 

Pomegrante Noir Candle

{ Purchase }

Christmas Cracker

{ Purchase }

Geranium & Walnut Hand Cream

{ Review || Purchase }

 

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FRAGRANCE:

A woman would not be complete without an alluring fragrance, so I have featured some of my all time favourites, mixed in with a few new fragrances! Ranging from Marc Jacobs, to Calvin Klein, through to Philosophy.

Marc Jacobs - Daisy 'Shine Edition'

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Calvin Klein - One: Gold Edition

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Philosophy - Amazing Grace

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Have you tried any of these products before? Do you know anybody who would love one of these as a gift? Which is your favourite? Are there any you would like me to do a review on? Do let me know your thoughts down below, as I would love to hear from you! I also reply to every comment, and don't forget to hit that 'like' button down below!


CK ONE; SUMMER


'There are no rules in the jungle.'

I had received the latest addition to the Calvin Klein fragrance line; Summer. It is nothing short of fresh, vibrant and fruity!

  • Top Notes: Green Apple, Lime Mojito, Green Ginger
  • Middle Notes: Guava, Tiare Tahiti, Juniper
  • Base Notes: Coconut Milk, Cedarwood, Tree Moss

CK One; Summer is a unisex fragrance and was launched in March 2016, in time for the upcoming Spring/Summer seasons! This fragrance is an Eau De Toilette.

Upon its initial spray, it smelt very light and airy, immediately living up to it's name! The Lime Mojito note was very prominent, and during the dry down process, my favourite note - Cedarwood could be picked out also.

However, I found the projection and the sillage of this fragrance slightly disappointing. CK One; Summer lasted for up to two hours upon my skin, before it began to fade away. 

Perhaps I'm biased, as I tend to be drawn to stronger, heavier fragrances, so I found this fragrance to be the complete opposite!

I find the packaging of the bottle divine, and the palm tree which has been engraved into the back of the bottle, gives it that unique edge, whilst the CK One logo is instantly eye-catching. If you're looking for a fragrance that is refreshing and fruity, then this is the fragrance for you! You can buy CK One; Summer here, available in 100ml.

Have you smelt CK One; Summer before? What are your thoughts to this fragrance? Leave me some feedback, down below in the comments box!