Scent Layering On A Budget
Jo Malone was the fragrance brand that first championed fragrance layering, and it's something we do regularly. You can change a scent and make it bespoke and perfectly suited to a mood or an occasion by mixing and combining.
It can be done with any scent, but Superdrug have come up with a clever idea with the Bloom Collection 6-Piece Layering set, reduced to £8 from £16.
The scent includes six travel-sized scents in Spiced Vanilla Chai, Pink Peony and Cashmere, Berry Cassis and Fig, ...
We're not fussy about our scents - if it smells good, and bear in mind every fragrance smells differently on everyone, then it's a winner. Which is why we're really impressed with Lidl's range of perfumes.
Their new fragrance collection is their largest to date and starts at £4.99 bottle. There are eight scents for women and four aftershaves for men, and they look good, smell good, and last for hours. What more do you need from a scent?!
Choose from the likes Aura Angelica, with musky, ...
Better Than Half Price …
Look out for some great fragrance bargains at this time of year. As we gear up for Christmas shopping, there are plenty of savings to be made - which of course is ideal for buying gifts, but also a chance to treat yourself.
Take this DKNY Fresh Blossom Eau de Parfum 30ml - it's pretty, it's pink and it's reduced from £38 to £18 at Superdrug this week. Keep an eye on the websites and grab a bargain while you can ...
Save on Scent
As Jo Malone diehard fans, we're never very keen on copycat scents. However, this new Mandarin and Lime Basil Scent from Superdrug, £5, is rather lovely - and definitely a lot cheaper than Jo Malone's Lime, Basil and Mandarin fragrance which starts at £44.
It's a 50ml bottle, so will last a while and you can spray it liberally over your body and clothes without totting up which each spray is costing. And, it makes a lovely gift - no one would ever know it's just £5.
Smell Good On The Go …
Scent can be a pain to take on your travels theses days. You have to pack it into your hold luggage - unless you take a small bottle in hand luggage - and who wants to lug a big glass bottle around anyway?
Bronnley have a lovely answer to the problem with their Eclectic Elements EDT Rollerballs, £10 (boots.com).
They're 9ml, so can be carried around - providing you put it in the plastic bag as you go through airport security - and they're easy to apply on the go, no spills, and no waste ...
Big Beauty Bargains
We've found a brilliant website, packed with lots of beauty goodies. If you love a bargain, you'll enjoy The Original Factory Shop (tofs.com).
Bargains this week include Jimmy Choo 40ml eau de toilette for £25, with £10 off the recommended price, Issey Miyake Intense 75ml eau de toilette for £20, saving £20 on the £40 price tag and Issey Miyake L'Eau Bleue d'Issey pour Homme for £20, saving £16 on the rrp of £36.
There are loads more bargains on the site, and it's one of ...
Cheaper Than A Designer Dress …
We all need a little designer treat in our lives from time to time, but if you can't afford the couture dress you want, a cheaper way of owning a label is to treat yourself to a bottle of scent.
This new eau de parfum from Alexander McQueen, from £55 (stores nationwide) is a lighter, fresher version of McQueen Parfum. Under the directorship of Sarah Burton - who designed the Duchess of Cambridge's wedding dress - this is a glorious piece of luxury.
The scent is based on night flowers ...
New Yardley Scents For £6
Yardley is one of those brands that you just trust. It never messes with its basic formula of glorious English scents in no-fuss formats, and it always gives value for money.
Look out for new launches coming up from Yardley, with one of our favourites being these Moisturising Body Mists, £6 (Boots from August). They're very light, so perfect for warm summer days, and contain vitamin E and sweet almond oil extract to hydrate and nourish skin while making it smell delicious. Choose from ...
Free Gifts With Scent
It's summer giveaway time for our old friends at The Perfume Shop.
It's always worth having a look at gifts with purchase, either on the website or in store, as the brand has some great freebies.
This DKNY towel is a nice one. It's free with the purchase of any DKNY fragrance, 50ml or bigger. There's also a free Max Factor Voluptuous Black Mascara with Lacoste Touch of Pink, 50ml or bigger, Dolce & Gabbana The One aftershave balm and shower gel free with any 50ml or larger Dolce & ...
Free Luxury Scents
If, like us, you believe that scents can be mood-changing, you'll love this Science of Scent Therapy Test Kit from Neom Organics. It contains four of the brand's key therapeutic fragrances - Scent To Sleep, Scent To De-Stress, Scent To Boost Your Energy and Scent To Make You Happy.
Priced at £19.99 (neomorganics.com), it's free for a limited time, either with an order or by just paying postage and packing.
The idea is that you inhale a scent at a time for 40 seconds, then your brain will ...
Free Kenzo Clutch Bag
Never ones to pass on a free gift, we love this gesture from The Perfume Shop. It's the best of the bunch of their spring free gifts with purchase - and we think it's a cracker.
With any purchase of Flower by Kenzo, 50ml or larger, from £60 (theperfumeshop.com) from this week, you'll get this classy Kenzo clutch bag.
It's one of those little treats you probably wouldn't buy for yourself, but a clutch bag is really handy. The wrist strap means you have both hands free for a glass of ...
Grab Yourself a Free Designer Bag!
The Perfume Shop is expert at giving lovely free gifts with purchases of scents.
And this week, you can pick up a Nina Ricci apple clutch bag like this one, free with any Nini Ricci fragrance 50ml and above.
The gifts with purchase offer also includes an Emporio Armani clutch bag with any Emporio Armani scent 50ml and above, a Davidoff duffle bag when you spend £27 or more on Davidoff scents, and Dolce and Gabbana document holder with any purchase of a Dolce and Gabbana Intenso fragran...
Spray A Little Sunshine!
A cooling body spritz is handy to keep in your bag as the weather warms up. It makes you feel – and smell – refreshed and revived, and usually a spritz is less intense and heavy than a perfume, which is what you want on sunny days.
The new Avon Sunshine Kiss, £3.50 (avonshop.co.uk) is a body mist with scent of starfruit, Hawaiian plumeria and white amber, which isn’t too floral or sickly – it’s light and refreshing enough to spray over your clothes and hair to give a zesty, exotic ...
Grab A Free Designer Handbag!
The Perfume Shop can always be trusted to come up with some cracking designer freebies. Gifts with purchase start this week, with some great quality extras completely free when you buy selected bottles of scent.
This lovely spring Kenzo handbag is free when you purchase any Flower or Flower In The Air product by Kenzo, 50ml or larger, from £58.50 (theperfumeshop.com).
Offers also include a Jean Paul Gaultier Classique tote bag with any Classique fragrance 50ml or above, a Ralph Lauren ...
Big Savings on Perfume at Boots
If you're looking for a Mother's Day gift, Boots has some great offers on scents at the moment. This 50ml bottle of Versace Woman is reduced from £41 to £15.99, a saving of £25. CK One 200ml spray - which is a big bottle - is down from £56 to £24.99, saving £31, and Paco Rabanne Lady Million Eau My Gold! 50ml is now £33.37, reduced from £44.50, saving £11.13.
It's always worth checking out the offers on boots.com as there are also some great free gifts with fragrance at the moment.