Here at Fragrance Direct we’re getting set for the gift giving season and collaborating with the lovely Liza Prideaux from Glambeautys to bring you her Christmas Gift Guide. Liza picked some of her favourite fragrance, beauty and pamper products from our site, so whoever is on your list this Christmas you are sure to find them the perfect pressie!
First up, the incredibly popular Paco Rabanne Invictus Gift Set | £35.99 featuring the sporty and fresh Invictus fragrance which is a strong, energetic and masculine scent. Invictus is the Latin for invincible and is designed to make the wearer feel capable of anything – a perfect choice for the special man in your life.
Keeping on the Men’s theme if you are looking for stocking fillers, then look no further than Technic Man Stuff Ultimate 6 Pack | £6.99. This masculine bundle of men’s grooming products includes Shower Gels, Body Lotion, Body Scrub, Face Scrub and Face Wash.
On to some female favourites; have you seen this gorgeous Emporio Armani Diamonds Violet Giftset | £33.99? This ultra-feminine fragrance set comes with a 50ml Eau de Parfum and 20ml perfume miniature – amazing for travelling! Armani Diamonds Violet is a sensual composition of sweet floral notes, including Bulgarian rose, lily of the valley and iced violet. Perfect for either day or evening wear, this young floral scent is sure to captivate!
Another ladies fragrance gem is Prada Candy L’eau Gift Set | £45.99. This luxurious bundle contains a 50ml Eau de Toilette with the matching 75ml Body Lotion. Prada Candy L’eau is a playful and seductive scent. Candy L’Eau features warm signature notes of Italian citruses, sweet pea, white musk and caramel.The Prada scents are elegant and timeless fragrances, perfect for any woman.
Liza also picked some amazing goodies from our Baylis & Harding collection at Fragrance Direct, including a Foot Spa Gift Set, La Maison White Linen fragrance diffuser and candle. These gorgeous scents and pamper pressies are perfect for anyone that loves to accessorize their home with light fresh scents all year round.
Lastly, for any YouTube enthusiast you won’t want to miss the Tanya Burr Nail Polish Trio Set | £2.99. Taking the world by storm Tanya Burr is now one of the most popular UK Vloggers – with over 3 million followers! The new range of nail polish is hugely successful thanks to its long lasting, chip resistant formula. Each of these sets includes 3 of Tanya’s favourite shades, handpicked and ideally matched for the festive season.
What’s on your Christmas wish list this year?
With Christmas just over a month away, here at Fragrance Direct we’ve decided to start the festivities a little earlier this year and bring you a curated edit of our Christmas beauty must haves, including everything from pamper packs to a beautiful warming candle fit for the winter months. Whether you choose to treat yourself, or someone else, is completely up to you! We won’t tell’
First up in our must have mash-up is a festive Christmas cracker from SteamCream (£7.95) that features a super handy 25ml tub of the luxurious, natural moisturiser, Perfect for a stocking filler, or just a little treat for yourself (and don’t worry, there are no cheesy jokes inside either!).
Next up is the Victoria’s Secret Love Spell Body Wash – which, of course – smells absolutely amazing. There are now tons of VS beauty products available on the Fragrance Direct website and they of course come at an amazing price (without the big fat shipping costs). Pick up a bottle of Love Spell for just £8.25.
The next product comes in the form of a huge cult beauty product: the EOS Lip Balm. Not only do they smell great (and look great), but they’re also one of the best products on the market for moisturising your lips. They come in a huge array of flavours and are available for just £3.99.
We love to support Youtuber’s, so for our next gift idea we’ve decided to feature the Tanya Burr nail polish set. Again, these come in a bunch of different colours so there’s sure to be something for everyone. But the best bit? The entire set comes in at an amazing price of £2.99. You do the math!
Another makeup product that we absolutely adore is the W7 The Cheeky Trio palette (£3.99), that comes complete with a matte bronzer, blush and highlighter. Know someone that loves to contour and experiment with different makeup looks? This one’s for them.
Another fab Christmas gift idea comes in the form of the Burt’s Bees Christmas Bauble Gift Set. At just £5.99 the set includes a travel size hand salve as well as the best-selling lip balm in peppermint. Great for the festive season and hey, don’t they just look adorable?!
Moving onto another makeup product we have the Rimmel Apocalips Matte Lip Velvet in Atomic Rose. At just £1.99 these lipsticks are an absolute steal, and would make the perfect addition to any girls stocking or to complete your own Christmas party look.
If you’re a lover of at home pamper sessions, this next gift idea is for you. Montagne Jennesse make some of the best budget masks for all skin types, so today we’ve decided to include their Travel Pamper pack that includes six of their best sellers for the face, feet, hair and body. All six of these masks come in at just £1.99!
A personal favourite of ours is the Tangle Cherub de-tangling brush, which doesn’t exactly what it says on the tin. These brushes look great, feel great, and they even come complete with antibacterial properties. It’s the perfect gift for a #longhairdontcare kind of girl.
And last but certainly not least is the Fuzzy Duck candle by Baylis & Harding. Who doesn’t love a gorgeous candle during Christmas? Especiallyone that comes in at a budget price of just £4.99. This candle in particular smells of ‘Cosy Night by the Log Fire’ which translates to just a really gorgeous, warming, unisex scent. Perfect for just about anyone in your life or just to add a touch of ‘cosy’ to your home this festive season!
Be sure to let us know your favourite products in the comments section down below, and – as ever, please subscribe to the Fragrance Direct YouTube channel to stay up to date with all things fragrance & beauty!
The recent Which? Awards have announced the top UK shopping outlets, and Fragrance Direct is thrilled to get in on a piece of the action. Which? is a consumer review site that functions ‘as a consumer champion’ its ‘campaigns work to make your lives fairer, and offers advice that helps you make informed decisions on products and services.’ The 2015 Which? Awards revealed the online shops that the nation loves the most, based on the results of their latest survey ‘ and we made it to the top 10!
The Which? online shops survey is one of the most comprehensive yet, for 2015 the survey was opened to the public and welcomed responses from over 10,000 UK shoppers. All this data was gathered and analysed to pull together the Which? report that outlined the best UK online shops, and here at Fragrance Direct couldn’t be more pleased with the results.
We’d like to think that we do our upmost to meet the demands of our customers and it is great to see that the trend for price driven online shopping is set to continue. Which? research claims ‘online shopping has boomed over the past few years. In the UK, it accounted for 7.3% of retail spending in the UK in 2009, 13.1% in 2014 and is forecast to reach 18.3% in 2019. Our survey revealed [shoppers are moving online] because it’s easier for them to find what they’re looking for, it’s cheaper, has a greater choice of products, and you can shop around the clock. Price is the top factor when deciding which website to use, with nearly four in ten people saying this is most important.’
Taking a closer look at the Cosmetics and Toiletries industry we’ve not only featured in the top 10, but in the top 5. We achieved a customer score of 82% and a 5 star rating for both deliveries and price, competing with big names in online retail.
FD are delighted with the responses we have received from the Which Awards and the Fragrance Direct consumers. We would like to thank all of our shoppers for the feedback and we will strive to continue offering the best prices, fastest delivery and most effect customer service in 2016. So why not take a peek at our site now’ www.FragranceDirect.co.uk
As Christmas is fast on the approach, we would like to invite all of our followers to peek inside Fragrance Direct Head Quarters and our most recent Press Day in London!
Candles, trees and baubles took over our office last week and we began the final preparations for hosting our Christmas Press Day. We invited 8 of our favourite online press and bloggers to join us for a day in the unbelievably quaint Kinnerton Street, in the loveliest corner of Belgravia. There, we welcomed them into Rachel Vosper‘s beautiful candle shop ‘ which can only be described as Pinterest perfection! (Pale walls, white washed shelving and gorgeous wood flooring were the perfect backdrop for the candles and FD Christmas dÃ‡Â¸cor!)
As you walked through the doors of the store you couldn’t help but be drawn in by the gorgeous scent from Rachel’s bespoke candles. We worked closely with Rachel to create 4 bespoke candles to compliment some of the bestsellers for 2015, pulling out key notes from Valentino Donna, Gucci Bamboo, Boss The Scent and Marc Jacobs Decadence. These 4 bespoke scented candles were completely intoxicating, perfectly blending and created to pick up notes for each fragrance. As we took our guests through each scent, it gave us the chance to discuss all our favourite perfumes and which scents we find ourselves reaching for over the Christmas months.
Welcoming the ladies into the candle studio at the back of the shop the course began. Rachel Vosper took over to show the group how they could create their own candles, giving a step by step account of how each of her beautiful creations is made. Rachel shared all her knowledge and tips for candle etiquette with the team as we went along. The finished product looked and smelled divine!
The morning finished with a festive gathering around our FD tree to hand out some Fragrance Direct goodies and get the last perfect Insta post! We would like to say another huge thank you to Rachel Vosper for opening her doors to the #MadeWithFD press day and of course to all the lovely ladies who attended! We hope you enjoyed it? It sure seemed like you did’
‘Thanks so much for yesterday. Rachel is a legend and thanks for my new fantastic new fragrances.’
Jen Riley, Beauty Junkie London
“It was so nice to meet you and the rest of the girls. What a lovely bunch you are.Thank you for inviting me, I had the BEST time.’
Lareese Craig, So Feminine Online
‘Yesterday was perfect, thanks so much for inviting me.’
Meg Jorsh, Closer Online
“Just got home and I had to write straightaway to say thank you to everyone, for making the workshop so exciting. It exceeded expectations and you all were perfect at making us feel intelligent, adept and even creative!Thank you for a wonderful morning.’
Carol Bronze, Elle UK Online
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