SUMMER FRAGRANCES 2019


I have put together 6 of my current favourite Summer Fragrances for 2019. Ranging from spicy to aquatic, to green and earthy, to fruity and woody, there is a fragrance to suit your mood throughout the Summer season!

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CREED - AVENTUS COLOGNE

  • Top Notes: Pineapple, Green Apple, Mint, Ginger, Mandarin Orange, Pink Pepper

  • Middle Notes: Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vetiver

  • Base Notes: Musk, Styrax, Birch, Tonka Bean

You may have heard of the iconic Aventus fragrance by Creed before, (I even named this my number 1 fragrance for 2015!) and the latest launch of Aventus Cologne slightly differs from the original in the sense that it is fresher and much more lighter on the skin!

I found that the Aventus Cologne seemed to dry down a lot faster than the original and the projection wasn’t as bold. With that being said, if you are a fan of the original Aventus, then the Aventus Cologne is a great fragrance this Summer if you’re after a lighter take on such an iconic scent!

I would recommend wearing this during a hot Summers day and to purchase and find out more, click here.

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ULRICH LANG NEW YORK - APSU

  • Top Notes: Green Leaves, Coriander, Violet Leaf, Bergamot

  • Middle Notes: White Tea, Jasmine, Water Lily, Pink Pepper, Iris

  • Base Notes: White Musk, Cedar, Amber, Olibanum

A unisex fragrance that has a very ‘green’ feel to it with its opening feeling very sharp and spicy. When I say it feels ‘green’ I mean exactly that. It reminds me of freshly cut grass which at this time of year is ideal!

With the fragrance being rather light to give off that fresh scent, unfortunately its sillage is rather weak…

This lasted for up to 2-3 hours on my skin but despite its performance being weak, I still wanted to feature this as if you’re a fan of the ‘freshly cut grass’ scent, then you will enjoy this fragrance!

To purchase, click here.

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DIESEL - SPIRIT OF THE BRAVE

  • Top Notes: Bergamot, Galbanum

  • Middle Notes: Cypress, Fir

  • Base Notes: Labdanum, Tonka Bean

A woody, spicy fragrance that has a linear performance throughout. This lasted for up to 5-6 hours on my skin which was rather impressive given that its sillage was medium!

Out of these fragrances, I would say that this is the most ‘safe’ in my opinion. Perhaps better suited to the daytime!

If you enjoy clean, safe fragrances that aren’t too loud, then I would recommend trying out Spirit Of The Brave.

To purchase and find out more, click here!

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ESCENTRIC MOLECULES - 03

  • Top Notes: Ginger, Lime Peel, Peppercorn

  • Middle Notes: Orris, Egyptian Jasmine, Tea Notes

  • Base Notes: Vetiver, Sandalwood, Cedar, Mellow Balsams, Musk

Possibly the strongest fragrance within this blog post, 03 by Escentric Molecules is bold, spicy and intoxicating.

The opening begins with a woody, earthy feel that then dries down into a more fresh fragrance and if you like the note ‘Vetiver’ then this is sure to be a winner for you!

The note Vetiver is very strong and remains prominent throughout the fragrances performance.

In terms of longevity, 03 stayed on my skin for up to 6 hours and its sillage is medium to heavy. I would recommend wearing this fragrance on a cool, Summer’s evening!

To find out more and purchase, click here.

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MAISON FRANCIS KURKDJIAN PARIS - MASCULIN PLURIEL

  • Fragrance Notes: Grapefruit, Lemon, Lavender Absolute, Leather Accord, Cedarwood, Patchouli, Vetiver

Masculin Pluriel is a fragrance that is sophisticated, smooth and well rounded!

I’ll be honest, Lavender isn’t one of my favourite scents and I try steer clear from that note in any fragrance however, in this fragrance there is something rather modern about it that gives off a clean feeling.

In terms of its longevity, this is one of the longest lasting fragrances featured! The fragrance lasted for up to 8 hours and left a gorgeous, sweet scent long afterwards.

Its sillage was medium to heavy and I would recommend wearing this on an evening. To purchase, click here.

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PENHALIGON’S - BLASTED BLOOM

  • Top Notes: Wild Berries, Sea Water, Green Leaves

  • Middle Notes: English Rose, Pink Pepper, Hawthorn

  • Base Notes: Cedar, Moss, Musk

Blasted Bloom by Penhaligon’s is crisp, tart and clean. This fragrance has a real aquatic vibe that transports me to a beach somewhere!

During the dry-down, Blasted Bloom then becomes slightly woody and its performance remains rather linear.

The longevity of Blasted Bloom lasted for between 4-5 hours and although this is a very light scent, I was rather impressed by its longevity.

Its sillage is light-medium and I would recommend wearing this both during the day for a refreshing boost, or at night on a warm Summer’s evening!

To purchase, click here.

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Have you smelt any of these fragrances listed? If so, which ones? Are there any you would like to try out? Which are your favourite fragrances to wear for the Summer season? Let me know your thoughts below as I would love to hear from you, and don’t forget to click the ‘like’ button!

*Please note, some of these fragrances had been gifted to me.


GIVE THE GIFT OF CREED THIS CHRISTMAS


For those of you who are frantically panicking for those last minute Christmas gifts, I wanted to share with you a fragrance that I have recently come across by the fragrance powerhouse; Creed.

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CREED: ORIGINAL SANTAL

Inspired by the spiritual and royal splendor of India, Original Santal captures the essence of precious Sandalwood trees from India which are best known for spiritual strength, calming power and the beautiful scent of Sandalwood. I was already a fan of Sandalwood prior to smelling this fragrance, and I was also already a fan of Creed, especially their fragrance; Aventus. So much so, that I named this my number 1 fragrance of 2015!

  • Top Notes: Coriander, Juniper Berries, Cinnamon, Sandalwood

  • Middle Notes: Rosemary, Ginger, Lavender, Petitgrain

  • Base Notes: Tonka Bean, Vanilla

A clean, sophisticated fragrance that felt light, dry and crisp during the opening, yet a little busy and manic with all of the different notes bouncing around off of each other. After 15/20 minutes or so, the fragrance began to turn a little more woody and with the Sandalwood note coming through which blends beautifully with the Tonka Bean and Vanilla notes which left the fragrance to feel creamy on my skin which was undoubtedly my favourite part of the fragrance!

The silage and projection began quite strong but sat closer to the skin a little quicker than I would have liked, which meant that every time I got a little hint of the fragrance on my skin, I kept wanting to go back to it. Original Santal lasted for up to 5/6 hours on my skin with the occassional ‘Ooo what aftershave are you wearing today?’ question being asked to me by my friends!

Overall, the fragrance had a really warm feel to it that may feel a little too rich to wear during the daytime, but would perform beautifully on an evening. To purchase Creed: Original Santal, click here!

Have you smelt Original Santal by Creed before? What did you think to the fragrance? Have you smelt any fragrances from Creed? If so, which ones? I would love to hear from you, so leave me a comment below and don’t forget to click the ‘like’ button!


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MY NUMBER 1 FRAGRANCE FOR 2015


This may startle a few of my loyal readers as they will know I am a huge fan of Tom Ford so you would think that my Number 1 Fragrance would be one from Tom Ford yes?

Wrong.

My Number 1 Fragrance for 2015 is in fact, Creed - Aventus.

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I had smelt this fragrance on somebody on a hot, summers night in a club and it was only after I had left the club that I had realised I was more attracted to the fragrance as opposed to the person.. Oops.

The reason as to why this is my '2015 Fragrance' isn't because of how powerful and sublime this fragrance is, it's because of all of the memories conjured up inside this bottle that come rushing back whenever I smell it again. I had stayed over in Manchester for my Summer, (albeit a lot shorter than I had planned for) and I had bought this on my first day as I was searching for a scent that was new, fresh and exciting as I was going through a huge change in my life. This fit the bill perfectly! 

I wore this everywhere. Whilst working in Trafford Centre, to go out drinking in, to go shopping and even just to lounge around in. This fragrance really is an all-rounder and I would never go somewhere without having been complimented on it. Due to all the memories I have associated with this, I sadly won't be purchasing this again anytime soon as I'd like to keep my memories intact with this fragrance. I think everybody has that scent or fragrance that brings back a lot of memories, whether they be good or bad. Alas, this one just happens to be mine. 

However, be sure to come back and read my detailed review on this fragrance early Spring 2016 so I can help you with your choices for your Spring/Summer '16 fragrance! 

Have you smelt Creed Aventus before? Do you have a fragrance that brings back a lot of memories for you? Which is your number 1 fragrance for 2015? Let me know as I'd love to hear some feedback from you!


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