Pretty and feminine, with an evocative edge.
Inspired by her youth, L.I.L.Y by Stella McCartney not only captures her memories of a childhood spent growing up in the countryside, but is also touchingly titled after her father’s nickname for her mother, ‘Linda I love you’. Coincidentally, its maternal backstory is relevant to me as I bought this fragrance for my own mother. I had wanted to find a perfume for her that had similar comforting warmth of Chance by Chanel, a perfume whose qualities are reminiscent of my childhood. As soon as I smelt L.I.L.Y I knew that I had found the fragrance that I was looking for. Continue reading
A sunshine-scented summer bouquet.
Last year we named Gorilla Perfume’s Dirty as our scent for summer. This year we have chosen an equally addictive and delicious seasonal delight – Lys Soleia from Guerlain’s Aqua Allegoria collection. 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
Ladyboy, a unisex fragrance by Gorilla Perfume, is brave and complex: a scent that evolves through various strange yet wonderful phases.
When you first spray the scent onto skin, a sweet dried banana note opens which evolves to include a dark and dusky violet. Using banana as a main note makes this perfume unique, almost shocking when initially smelled, but it quickly becomes more complex and sophisticated when the powdery violet note comes through. Continue reading
A cosy hug and a gentle kiss encapsulated in a bottle of spiciness and warmth.
With winter fast approaching it’s time to ditch the summery floral perfumes and find a warming scent that will make the chilly days a little more bearable. Another of my Gorilla Perfume favourites, I wear 1000 Kisses all year round but I think it’s the perfect treat if the cold weather is already making you a little glum. Continue reading