Decadence and elegance, bottled.
If you took fresh lavender and crushed it in your hands then the intense aroma released would be reminiscent of the top notes of Cocktail, Gorilla Perfume’s homage to classic French perfumery. Reluctant as I was to try a perfume containing lavender (the unfortunate connotation of it being the kind of thing that only older women wear), the other notes tempted and intrigued me… Continue reading
A decadent cherry delight.
A gift for Valentine’s Day, La Petite Robe Noire is my first Guerlain fragrance, and none of their other perfumes have delighted my nose as much as this one. When I first spritzed it on the skin an unfamiliar note of black cherry was released, one which I found to be more pleasing on the nose compared to other fruit notes – it’s less of a fresh smell, and more of a sensual one. Berries and almonds follow closely behind, respectively adding hints of bounciness and sweet creaminess. Continue reading
Fresh, fruity & flirty.
A much lighter alternative to its counterpart, Oh Lola! is a flirty fragrance that’s great for livening up a dull day. Having smelt the original Lola fragrance, Oh Lola! was instantly preferable to me. Delightful top notes of raspberry and pear provide a vibrant opening that reminds me a beautiful summer’s day. I don’t normally like fruity fragrances, but this one is really fresh and not overpoweringly sickly sweet. Continue reading
A simply beautiful scent.
From the moment I first sprayed this perfume onto my skin, it really stood out to me as an incredibly intriguing fragrance. If you’re looking for a modern take on the classic floral scents then this is one that I’d certainly recommend. Continue reading
All hype and no substance?
The latest offering by Jimmy Choo, Flash claims to evoke the high octane excitement of going out to party. Unfortunately though, the only element of such an atmosphere that we could detect in this perfume is the initial heady aroma of cheap hairspray. Continue reading
A punch of sweet, complex femininity.
If I had the choice of wearing only one perfume for the rest of my life, Viktor and Rolf’s Flowerbomb would be it. An inspired birthday gift from Gemma, I’ve been using it on special occasions for around seven months and only now starting to run low – it is definitely a fragrance to be savoured. Continue reading