Are you a scent lover? We all are here. I was lucky to have been given the chance to chose a scent for each of us, courtesy of Perfume Direct so I thought I would share those choices with you today. There is a huge amount of choice on the site, from perfume gift sets to makeup and skin care. Please note that all prices are correct at time of publishing this post, but keep in mind that they do fluctuate as there’s often a sale or discounts available.
First up the one I went for, for my youngest, and at 13 she definitely knows what she likes! Last year she also got a perfume by the same celeb – Ariana Grande. I decided this time to go for R.E.M. mostly because the artwork was so cool. We both love a superhero!
ARIANA GRANDE R.E.M EAU DE PARFUM WOMEN’S FRAGRANCE SPRAY 30M – £28.00
See what I mean about the packaging? Its a young scent I feel, and that’s who its aimed at. Its inspired by Ariana’s love for space and the universe. Very easy to wear and described as having ‘opening blends notes of quinces, figs, salted caramels and a zefir accord, followed by the calm note of lavender combined with gentle pear blossom. The base finishes with tonka beans, musks and sandalwood’. It’s pretty and strong in design too, definitely perfect for Miss A.
Next up was my choice for Nia, who’s 19 and at Uni. This one is little bit of nostalgia for her, as I believe this was the first perfume I ever bought her. I remember it being a really big deal for her one year that she have it. It’s also a bit of a classic, and one I’m sure she’ll still like the smell of. I hope one day we can visit the big apple together!
DKNY BE DELICIOUS EAU DE PARFUM WOMEN’S PERFUME SPRAY 30ML – £30.99
DKNY Be Delicious perfume was first launched in 2004 . Its a very fresh but fruity scent and this the original spawned lots of similar ones from the same brand. This one is described as ‘Opening with grapefruit and magnolia, the perfume has a heart of tuberose, rose, lily-of-the-valley and apple. Its base is created with sandalwood and amber, offering a sophisticated and recognisable scent every time.’ This to me is a brilliant daytime scent, it’s not heavy at all.
HUGO BOSS BOTTLED UNLIMITED EAU DE TOILETTE MEN’S AFTERSHAVE 50ML – £36.99
I really think that Hugo Boss do some great scents for men, well for anyone really. That seem to appeal to me because they are just the right level of sandalwood and musk, a scent that I always find appealing. They also all seem to have this shape of bottle but in different colours, which I think is a nice little twist.
GUCCI BLOOM EAU DE PARFUM WOMEN’S PERFUME SPRAY 50ML – £72.99
I first tried this a couple of years ago ( I even know what I was wearing as I thought the colours matched the outfit I was wearing) I was so tempted to buy it however it was sadly out of my budget. Gucci Bloom, first launched in 2017 is creative director Alessandro Michele’s first fragrance for the House. Its like a garden full of flowers in full bloom in summer time. Its not shy with punchy but expensive smelling ‘real’ scent, honestly I couldn’t love it more! ‘A rich, white, floral scent, transporting you to a beautiful, thriving garden, full of blooming flowers. Bloom is created to unfold like it’s name. Natural Jasmine and heady Tuberose are mixed with woody accents of Orris Root and the Rangoon Creeper, used for the first time in perfumery and exclusive to this fragrance, infuses a powdery, floral edge. Jasmine Bud extract blends a natural quality of Jasmine and captive molecules to impart a fresh green and petal scent on the skin’.
I love everything about this one, it looks so special and its surprisingly heavy in your hand.
So that’s our four from Perfume Direct, what would you have gone for?