Gift Sets: For Special Occasions, All Year Round!

Gift Sets: For Special Occasions, All Year Round!

Here at Fragrance Direct, we live by the mantra that a gift set is for life, not just for Christmas – it’s the only way. There’s no need to bulk by at the end of the year for upcoming birthdays and special occasions. Instead, you can trust us to supply you with the best bundles of makeup, skincare, hair and fragrance goodies all year round. Now you’re more than excited, you’re probably in need of some inspiration too. You’re in the right place, have a scroll and take a look at some amazing gift sets we have on offer right now.

High Definition Beauty Brow Essentials Foxy Gift Set would make the perfect present for any makeup-loving eyebrow fanatic. For the brow obsessed, this set includes 3 products: the award-winning Eye&Brow Palette, Brow Define and Brow Beater to help anyone create enviable arches in just a few easy steps. Available at a great discounted price, this would make a great gift whether you’re treating yourself or someone else.

FD Beauty Skincare Favourites Beauty Box is a brand-new collectors box containing a range of fantastic hand-picked products. These include Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel, Decleor Prolangene Gel, REN Clean Skincare Vita Mineral Lip Balm, Elizabeth Arden EightHour Cream Skin Protectant, Yves Rocher Soothing Moisturising Cream and a Garnier Skin Active Juicy Peel Mask. There are so many brands in here to try that you’ll be tempted to buy an extra one just for yourself.

Crabtree & Evelyn Pomegranate Cocoon & Pamper Body Duo is made up of a luxurious shower gel and body lotion. Why not gift someone special a pampering bath time ritual with these beauty treats. Containing pomegranate, argan and grapeseed oil, this body duo will bring the bounty of Moroccan botanicals to any bathroom providing a nourishing and restoring skin treatment. With spicy notes of orange and ginger mixed with sweet fig and a sprinkling of black pepper, this is the perfect scent to wind down with in the evening. It’s the perfect gift for bath-lovers.

Fudge’s Blo Out Gift Set would make a great present for any friends and family you know that enjoy treating themselves with a trip to the salon every now and again between trims. This set contains Fudge’s Tri-Blo Blow Dry Spray which is a fine mist that is designed to protect the hair from heat damage and hold the style in place. It goes hand in hand with the other item in the duo, Light Hed-ed Hair Oil, a supercharged, lightweight dry oil mist to tame unruly frizzy, dry or damaged hair.

Elie Saab Le Parfum Gift Set consists of the original perfume in a large 90ml bottle and is accompanies by a 10ml mini spray which is perfect for travelling or throwing in the bottom of any handbag. This perfume is a trusted favourite and one you can rely on when gifting to your family and friends. With notes of sun-kissed radiant orange blossom, this fragrance is voluptuous and addictive.

Calvin Klein Eternity For Men is another holy grail fragrance perfect for any and every man. This great value set contains the classic 100ml Eau de Toilette, a 100ml Aftershave Balm, 100ml Shower Gel and a 20ml Travel Spray. It’s a timeless classic scent that will last for eternity. It combines luxury coolness with a warm and woody freshness leaving a quality and modern feeling scent.

Which of these gift sets has caught your attention? Pop on over to our FD Beauty site to shop around and find some of the best deals out there. You don’t need to wait until Christmas with our offers. Take a look!

Travel-Size Perfumes to Stay Fresh on Holiday

Travel-Size Perfumes to Stay Fresh on Holiday

The summer is finally here, which means that travel season is upon us. As you jet off to your warm, sunny destination of choice – and escape grey and rainy England – one beauty necessity is a summer fragrance.

A travel-size perfume is the holiday essential that will keep you fresh in the heat but won’t take up that much-needed room in your suitcase. Here are some of our favourite mini perfumes to help you choose the perfect travel fragrance for those hand-luggage-only holidays.

1. Gucci Bamboo Eau De Parfum Spray

Our first pick is a luxurious summer fragrance, available in 30ml or 50ml. Gucci’s Bamboo is soft but intense, with sandalwood, Tahitian vanilla and amber fragrances contrasting exotic notes of feminine orange blossom, ylang ylang and Casablanca lily. The addition of floral notes makes this delightful perfume a perfect scent for the summer.

2. Dior Miss Dior Eau De Parfum Spray

Dior’s Miss Dior perfume is a classic fragrance, and wonderfully light, making it excellent for the summer. The signature Dior fragrance has refreshing floral tones – including touches of Grasse rose and lily of the valley – along with sparkling top notes of blood orange and mandarin. This fresh, bright, and delicate perfume is a great choice for your holiday perfume and comes in travel-ready sizes of 30ml and 50ml.

3. Prada Candy Sugar Pop Eau de Parfum Spray 50ml

Our next pick is a divine oriental fragrance from Prada. This fun and flirty fragarance is awash with fruity and floral tones, with citrus and white peach accords over a smooth vanilla base. This sophisticated, small perfume bottle is perfect for travelling and promises to be as bold as your holiday adventures.

4. Vera Wang Princess Eau de Toilette Spray

Another of our favourite summer picks is this Vera Wang travel size perfume, avaliable in 30ml or 50ml. This rich, fruity aroma combines fresh mandarin, apricot, and apple top notes over a deep base of amber, vanilla and woody tones. Its soft, earthy quality brings a harmonious nature to Vera Wang’s Princess fragrance and as such is a calm and refreshing addition to any summer beauty routine.

5. Ghost Eau de Toilette Spray

The Ghost collection is one of the most popular fragrance collections, and the fresh, feminine bouquet of this perfume explains why. Hibiscus, rose petal, and jasmine are delightfully blended with sandalwood and frankincense tones to create this full but subtle scent, making for an ideal summery scent. Ghost Eau de Toilette is available in 30ml and 50ml.

Travel Perfume Atomiser

If you’ve already found your desired holiday perfume, but it’s too big to fit into your carry-on, don’t worry! We have a selection of Travel Perfume Atomisers to decant your existing fragrance into. Whether you want a simple or sophisticated design, get your favourite perfume travel-ready with our Perfume Atomisers.

If you want to keep on searching for great summer fragrances, take a look wide selection of perfumes for under £20 and under £10, and prepare for your trip without breaking the bank!

Summer In A Bottle

Summer In A Bottle

In just one spritz, a single fragrance can transport you back through time. Scents are powerful. They can bring back memories in an instant. But they can also make them. If you have a special holiday with a loved one or your best friends coming up, why not treat yourself to a new fragrance this summer and make it unforgettable? In the world of perfumery, fragrances become legendary and live on for decades. So, in years to come, when you least expect it, you’ll stumble across that fragrance again and it will be like the summer of 2019 was just yesterday. Here are some incredible new-in perfume and aftershave picks to give you some inspiration!

Summertime calls for Black Opium! We’re in the depths of festival season and you couldn’t pick a better fragrance than this one. YSL Black Opium Exotic Illusion is a new limited-edition bottle of the original scent for women with an added shot of ‘summer vibes’. We mentioned making memories earlier and what better way to make them than to associate your new fragrance with your favourite music? With a blend of rich black coffee, cedar, patchouli, sensual vanilla and vibrant jasmine, this one is addictive with an electrifying edge!

Alternating now to a new men’s fragrance is the Paco Rabanne Invictus Legend which is a fierce aftershave made up of spicy-woody notes. Featuring metallic geranium, green laurel and salty grapefruit, this fresh aftershave is intoxicating. It also has smoky guaiac wood, red amber and honey too which just give it that extra something.

Next up is their legendary fragrance for women: Paco Rabanne Olympea Legend which is an oriental fragrance for the ultimate goddess. If you’re a fan of sweet floral scents, this might just be the one for you. This one is voluptuously divine with salty vanilla-plum and tonka beans – it’s dazzling and completely arresting.

Back to men’s aftershaves, a great fragrance for summer is the Calvin Klein Eternity Flame For Men. It has luxurious scent layers of rich amber and leathery tones over bright fruits giving it a slightly warmer feel with enough intensity to generate a surge of confidence. This rich scent is a must-have and one of those that would also make a great gift too.

Prada Candy Night is a cocktail of femininity. This night-time fragrance would be perfect for the woman who enjoys a long-lasting scent for the evening, whether that’s dinners with friends or a night on the town. The patchouli, musk, tonka bean and cocoa notes ensure irresistible depth to give you the perfect deep, fruity scent for the night.

Finally, our last recommendation is the Davidoff Run Wild fragrance for men. It’s a great one for the warmer season and truly is summer in a bottle. Discover a new sense of freshness with raw and noble notes as this elegant yet sensual fragrance is set to spread the addictive scent of freedom. With lavender bush, fir balsam, tonka bean and cinnamon bark, Davidoff’s Run Wild will quickly become a favourite.

Hand Luggage Heroes

Hand Luggage Heroes

Here at Fragrance Direct we love travelled size minis, so we decided to discuss some of our favourites. Mini’s are great for testing out a new product if you have never used it before, they are great if you have run out of your favourite product and you can’t make it till pay day or if you are going on holiday, fitting all your essentials in can be hard so these minis are perfect!

Today we are going to look at the essentials and recommendations for any products to try out. So, our first essentials perfect for any holidays or festivals you have planned this summer would be Dermalogica’s 15ml precleanse balm with applicator. This handy balm has a nourishing formula that cuts through make-up, sunscreen and oil- based debris. This affordable mini is a highly rated product which you can rely on to clean your skin.

Our next essential would be the Balance Me 10ml Radiance Face Oil which will give your skin all the nourishments it needs. Amazonian Buriti Nut Oil is rich in essential fatty acids, which help improve skins firmness, hydration and tone as well as having rosehip oil and chamomile oils which improves uneven skin tones and pigmentation and have anti-inflammatory and calming properties making this a handy product to have without whether you might be.

The Fudge hair products have had really good reviews and there 50ml selection is great value for money. The Fudge Clean Blonde Damage Rewind Violet Shampoo and the Fudge Cool Brunette Blue-Toning Shampoo effectively clean, refresh, repair and strengthen dyed hair.

L’Oreal’s 7ml False lash Wings Mascara is a great one to take with you, giving you that extra exaggeration on your eyelashes. This product works on volumizing them at the roots and adding to the lashes to give you a winged eye effect.

Clinique’s Pop Matte Lip Colour and Primer is a weightless, pigmented-saturated formula in a range of lovely colours perfect for summer. This product has a lasting creamy matte finish and with its built-in formula is helps smooths lips, a favourite would be the shade ‘Blushing Pop’.

Lastly if you were wanting a travel sized 30ml fragrance to take away with you which was the perfect summer scent the new launch from the YSL Black Opium Family, Exotic Illusion would be a great choice! With warming vanilla, jasmine and orange blossom scent this is a new favourite it’s a beautifully designed bottle.

Father’s Day Gifts

Father’s Day Gifts

Father’s Day is around the corner and with one payday left why not be prepared this year. For a little extra help, we have pulled out some great recommendations in this gift guide, anything from new launches to purse friendly picks just in case you are struggling for ideas.

The first recommendation would be the The Armani Code Absolu this is the newest addition to the classic Armani Code Range. The is an audacious rum heart with a balanced blend of tonka bean and vanilla, overall being quite an addictive spicy oriental fragrance. In a sleek bottle and packaging this would be a great gift for any man who is into their fragrances.

Our second recommendation would be Boss Bottled by Hugo Boss, this is an iconic player within the fragrance world with its continued popularity. The masculine tones of sandalwood, cedar and vetiver give this scent an elegant style that is perfect for everyday or a special occasion.

If you are working with budget in mind the Lacoste Pour Homme is a great steal. This is timeless blend of juniper berry, cardamom, pink peppercorn and cinnamon bark giving you a natural masculine scent that would make a wonderful gift.

If you were looking to spend under £20 there are plenty to chose from, but one recommendation would be the Calvin Klein Eternity Now EDT. This is a light oriental scent with notes of ginger and coconut nectar which move into tones of patchouli and cedar wood. The bottle is a classic simple design making this a great one for any father this summer.

At fragrance direct we love gift sets; you get more for your money and they look fabulous. Our first top pick for Father’s Day would be the Hugo Boss The Scent gift set which includes the 100ml Eau de toilette spray, deodorant stick and shower gel. Boss the scent is a warm, masculine scent in a unique bottle design, this fragrance is adored by all ages with its exquisite notes of ginger, Maninka and virile leather.

Our next top pick amongst the gift sets would be the YSL Y for Men, this includes the 60ml EDP with a shower gel and aftershave balm. This fresh authentic fragrance is perfect for the modern-day man with notes of bergamot and ginger combined with geranium and Tonka bean.

If you still haven’t found the perfect present then have a look at the grooming category, because there are some great brands such as Elemis and Hawkins & Brimble to have a look at. For any fathers that look after their beard the Jack Black Beard Grooming Kit includes a beard wash, beard oil, beard lube and beard comb making it very easy. If they don’t have beard but are really into their hair American Crew are a brilliant brand for all thing’s hair, their shampoo and conditioners are favourites but there selection of paste’s, clays and hair colour blends are great products, not one would be left disappointed.

Round Up Of May

Round Up Of May

This month we have had some very exciting launches that we must talk about! With Father’s day coming up here are some great gift ideas and if you are looking for a new scent for summer there have been some fabulous launches for ladies.

The first launch of the month was Moschino Toy2, in keeping with Moschino style this unique teddy bear style is adorable. This unique edition is a blend of mandarin, apple and delicate notes of magnolia which give you soft floral musky eau de parfum.

We then saw the launch of the very exciting Run Wild by Davidoff for men and women. Run wild for Men has the freshness of lavender bush and fir balsam combined with the warmth of Tonka bean and cinnamon bark which gives you an oriental freshness. Run Wild for her again inspired by the freshness of the outdoors has a juicy yet floral fragrance with an addictive scent of pomegranate and pistachio cream, blended with jasmine absolute and sand flower. Both bottles are in sleek green perfect for every day!

Our next launch is New Calvin Klein Eternity Flame for him and her which celebrates passion. Eternity Flame for Men is the warm oriental scent with layers of rich amber and leathery tones over bright fruits for a warm and confident aftershave fragrance. Eternity Flame for Women is an alluring perfume fragrance which pairs bright mandarin with sweet pea, giving you a warm, floral, enveloping scent.

The next launch was the new addition in the iconic Diesel range Spirit of the Brave. This is the next chapter and introduces a new kind of unconventional and playful masculinity with Neymar heavily involved in the creation. The bottle design features Neymar’s infamous Lion tattoo on it and is a warm and luxurious scent with dry down laced and Tonka bean.

Our last launch of the month was the Lacoste L.12 L.12 French Panache for him and her. The French Panache pour Lui for him is a fresh, aromatic aftershave for him with evokes the emotion of a tennis champion. With notes of cardamom, lemon zest and mandarin it has an airy accord perfect for summer, inspired by a day at the courts. French Panache Pour Elle captures has a joyful spirit with notes of blackcurrent, bergamot and pink pepper. A bubbly champagne rose accord sparkles at its heart, embraced by jasmine sambac and rose essential. Both scents are in a contemporary bottle with the signature crocodile in true Lacoste style.