Beauty and Fragrance Gifts for Mother’s Day

Beauty and Fragrance Gifts for Mother’s Day


Mother’s Day will be here before you know it and with it being on the 31st of March, the last day of the month it is best to be prepared while we still have the budget. We all want our mums to feel appreciated and loved every day of the year but on Mother’s Day we can make an extra special effort.

If you are struggling with idea’s here at Fragrance Direct, we have the answers so there is no excuse to grab some flowers and chocolates from the corner shop last minute. If you think this year your mum would like to try a new fragrance, then these three launches are ones to have a look at. The first is Issey Miyake Eau’ D’Issey Pure Petale De Nectar, which is a fresh light Eau de Toilette that has just launched and is perfect for spring summer. This is a great one for all mums out there with a feminine taste due to its sleek, delicate bottle design and sweet scents of pear, honey and rose.

The second recommendation for a fragrance would be the new Emporio Armani In Love with You. This new Eau de Parfum is a fruity, sweet, addictive scent with notes of black cherry, jasmine and vanilla and with its classic, simplistic bottle, this would make a great gift. Not only that the name of the fragrance would flatter any mum out there.

The final suggestion for a fragrance would be the Dolce and Gabbana The Only One 2, the second chapter of the story. This new launch is for the sophisticated, strong mums out there with its signature coffee and violet notes. With its red, empowering bottle it symbolises love and femininity.

If you are thinking of other options this Mother’s Day, there are some great gift sets that any mum would love to receive. The first is the Gatineau Pamper Collection 4 Piece Gift Set, this set includes the Aquamemory High Hydration Cream Mask, Defi Lift 3D Revoluming Lip Care, Vitmina Suractivee Hand Cream and the Professional Mask Brush all in a beautiful wash bag. For anyone who uses Gatineau and is new to the brand, this is an incredible brand and would be a real treat to whoever receives this set, another bonus is you would make a huge saving on these products.

The next idea we pulled out as a great present was the Crabtree and Evelyn Garden Hand Therapy Duo. This brand always does lovely hand cream sets in beautiful packaging, but this duo is a favourite. Both creams smell gorgeous especially the Gardeners moisturising therapy and are great for healing any cracks or dryness caused by the cold weather.

This set is for if your mum deserves a little pamper, this Soothing bath and body set by Urban Veda is a trusted brand that will harmonise delicate skin. It includes a body wash and full-size soothing body lotion full of calming botanical extracts that will de-stress and pamper this Mother’s Day.

The final recommendation from us here at Fragrance Direct would be for those mums who are into their beauty brands and products. The Elizabeth Arden Grand Entrance Mascara Set includes a full-size mascara, lip and eye make up remover and a precision glide eye pencil eye liner in black velvet. This is a highly recommended brand and these three products are essential in any lady’s make up bag making it a great gift this Mother’s Day.

We hope that this has been helpful and that you find the perfect gift for your mum this Mother’s Day! Make sure you take a look at the Mother’s Day category for more options.

Best Of The Winter Sale

Best Of The Winter Sale


As we head into 2019 it is only right, we start off with the January sales. This is a chance to pick up anything you wanted, and your partner didn’t quite get the hint. The good thing is it will now be massively discounted compared to when it first caught your eye so there’s no guilt factor. This year there has been a few favourites in the sale so here is a list of a few we have picked out for you to have a look through.

One brand you can never go wrong with is Elizabeth Arden and the Visible Difference Moisture Cream is now heavily discounted. This cream, if you haven’t tried it before, is a rich emollient moisturizing cream that penetrates deep into the skin. This product is ideal for dry skins and will reduce the appearance of fine lines dramatically improving your appearance.

The TIGI Catwalk Oatmeal and Honey Twin Set is one to try while the weather is still harsh on our hair. This formula with acacia honey, wheat protein and vitamin E, helps to smooth dry hair acting as a comfort food leaving your hair soft and silky. Perfect for restoring some health after all the heat styling over the festive period.

For men the American Crew hair products are one of the best, they have a shampoo and conditioner which would balance hair leaving it soft while washing away any excess build-up of any styling products from the day.

The Max Factor Miracle Foundation is a steal in this year’s sale transforming your skin with the perfect shade match giving you a healthy-looking finish, imperfection coverage and leaving you with a dewy complexion. A great opportunity to try something new.

If you are looking at gift sets for gents, the Prada Luna Black Rossa Black Gift Set including a spray and shower gel is the latest in the in the line of sophisticated fragrances. This Eau De Parfum is the combination of raw and refined, with top notes of bergamot and base notes of amber, musk, coumarin.

The Jean Paul Gaultier Scandal Gift Set is fabulous for a lady. It is a feminine, intimate scent with heart notes of honey and gardenia and with its unique bottle and packaging it makes this set extremely desirable.

If you are thinking of spring and inspiration for your 2019 spring summer look there are some great lipsticks in the sale such as the Revlon Super Lustrous Colour Change Lipstick or the Lustrous Matter version both formulated with microfine pigments for long lasting high colour impact.

One last favourite would be the Marc Jacobs Daisy limited edition Eau De Toilette 100ml this classic pure fragrance is signature Marc Jacobs and charmingly simple. The top notes are infused with succulent wild berries and soft violets leaving you with a fresh and radiant scent on the skin. This is one not to be missed.

January can be a hard month post-Christmas but that is why we have put together some of the best reductions that won’t break the bank.

The Best Stocking Fillers and Secret Santa Gifts

The Best Stocking Fillers and Secret Santa Gifts


Finding the perfect gift can be super tricky, especially if you’re shopping on a budget or looking for that Secret Santa prezzie for someone you’ve spoken to by the water cooler one time. Opening Christmas stockings is one of the highlights of Christmas, finding them at the end of your bed stuffed full is always super exciting. So, make your loved ones feel special this year and hopefully they’ll find a bit more than a satsuma at the bottom! There’s plenty of gift options that work for everyone available at Fragrance Direct, so read on to get some inspo all under £20!

Heart & Home Christmas Spirit Candle Jar – £6.99
This gorgeous Christmas candle makes for the perfect gift. A warming heart of brandied orange blending with sweet butterscotch and winter spiced apples, it will fill any home with festive cheer! With a burn time of up to 30 hours, they can enjoy this for weeks to come.

LaRoc 10 piece Diamond Bronze Brush Set – £8.95
For all the makeup lovers, this makeup brush set is ideal! Featuring 10 brushes for a bargain price of £8.95 you can’t go wrong! They can be used to apply compact or loose powder, blusher, concealer, eyeliner, eyeshadow, cream and liquid foundations. The gorgeous rose gold handles will look stunning on any dressing table!

Possibility Bath Fizzers Wreath Gift Set – £4.99
This cute little set of bath fizzers is ideal for a Secret Santa present that will knock their socks off. Featuring 6 different bath bombs in a range of scents means they can sit back, relax and pamper over the festive period.

Sunkissed Beautiful Bronze Beauty On The Go! – £3.50
This cute little makeup set is perfect for those who are always on the go! With everything you need to keep your makeup looking flawless, containing an award winning primer, Intense Colour Lip Crayon in shade Hot Coral and Big Lash mascara, along with 4 beautiful eyeshadow shades and a kohl liner. All housed in a cute little gift box, your Secret Santa recipient will be seriously impressed.

Ardell Magnetic Lashes – £8.95
Magnetic lashes have become really popular recently due to how easy they are to apply and don’t require any adhesive! Ardell create some of the best false lashes out there and this new style are gorgeous, natural and fluttery. The perfect addition to any beauty obsessive’s stocking.

Di Palomo Protective Hand & Nail Cream Gift Set – £9.99
Included in this set are 4 delicious fragranced hand creams in fig & grape, orange blossom with wild honey & olive, white grape with aloe and black cherry and almond. The Di Palomo’s advanced formulas contain UV filters which help to protect the skin. A handy little set that is perfect as a stocking stuffer or Secret Santa prezzie.

Shearer Candles Cranberry & Ginger Reed Diffuser – £9.50
Festive red berries with a splash of orange liqueur and a hint of fiery ginger spice, what else could you possibly want your house smelling of this Christmas! This diffuser comes in a gorgeous red, festive box so will make the perfect Secret Santa present this year.


The Best Vegan/Cruelty Free Gifts For Christmas

The Best Vegan/Cruelty Free Gifts For Christmas


Vegan beauty is on the rise and gone are the days where you had to buy all your vegan products from health food shops. Vegan Beauty brands are offering a whole host of products including skin friendly formulas in makeup, skincare, haircare and fragrance. Vegan beauty products mean they are entirely free of any animal derived products and cruelty free means none of the products or the ingredients have been tested on animals throughout the development process. Brands that are Vegan or Cruelty Free don’t necessarily mean they are both but this tends to be the case a lot of the time.

If you’re looking for Vegan or Cruelty Free gifts this Christmas then keep reading to get some inspiration from our favourite products and brands available at Fragrance Direct!

Dermalogica UltraCalming Treatment Kit for Sensitive Skin

Many of the Dermalogica Products are vegan which is great if you’re looking to up your skincare game. They focus on providing products that deliver results using the latest scientific formulas and natural ingredients. This starter set is perfect for skincare beginners who have sensitive skin, it offers everything you need to keep your skin cool and calm. Containing a UltraCalming Cleanser, UltraCalming Serum Concentrate, Calm Water Gel and an UltraCalming Mist.

Rose & Co Patisserie De Bain English Tea Room Bath Melts

Rose& Co offer a gorgeous range of unique bath, shower and bodycare products. The Patisserie De Bain range is inspired by the colourful French patisseries, a refreshing splash of sweetness, fun and bright pastels to brighten up any bathroom! This gorgeous gift set contains 2 bath melts that release cocoa and shea butters into the bath to moisten, soften and nourish the skin. A perfect treat for those who love to unwind and pamper themselves.

Australian BodyCare Gift Set with Tea Tree Oil

Australian BodyCare uses the highest-grade natural Tea Tree Oil in all their products, well documented for its antibacterial, antiseptic and antifungal properties. Their products deliver the reassurance of knowing that your skin is left clean and blemish free. This skincare gift set contains Pure Tea Tree Oil, Face Wash, Facial Cream, Hand and Foot Cream and a Blemish Stick. Perfect for those who suffer with breakouts or blemishes.
Royal & Langnickel Makeup Brushes

If you’re looking for a gift for the beauty obsessed, then a beautiful set of makeup brushes is bound to be a winner. Royal & Langnickel makeup brushes are 100% Vegan and Cruelty Free so you can be reassured that these will impress. Our favourite brushes are the Precision Contour Brush and the gorgeous big, fluffy Powder Brush. These brushes are also really affordable!

NKD SKN Tanning

The NKD SKN tanning products use entirely natural, organic and cruelty free ingredients to give you a gorgeous bronzed glow. Combining nature and technology to bring you no-compromise products that work for every skin tone. All the tanning products in the range are super easy to use with no tell-tale fake tan smell! For all those tanning addicts, NKD SKN is the best range to try… our favourite products are the Natural Tanning Mousse and the Gradual Glow Daily Tan Moisturiser. Make sure you pick up a Tanning Mitt to keep application clean and easy!

The Organic Pharmacy Discovery Kit

The Organic Pharmacy are the first pharmacy dedicated to all things organic, their skincare products offer exceptional performance that delivers results you can see. All their products are free from artificial colourants, fragrances, petrochemicals and preservatives. They also never test on animals so are completely cruelty free. The Discovery Kit is the perfect starter kit for anyone who wants to try the brand, it contains a Carrot Butter Cleanser, a Herbal Toner, an Antioxidant Face Gel, Antioxidant Face Firming Serum and a Double Rose Rejuvenating Face Cream.

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him and Her

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him and Her



That time of year is swinging around already. If you’re in a quandary, wondering what to buy your loved one this Valentine’s Day, look no further. Fragrances are the perfect, thoughtful, loved-up way to treat someone special. Finding the right one for your nearest and dearest comes down to a little bit of decision making. But fear not, this short guide will take you through our favourites, so you can pick a dreamy scent in moments.


Romantic perfumes

Nothing says romance better than a well-matched perfume. If you’re feeling brave, choose something you think she’ll smell gorgeous in. Plus, it shows you’ve given some thought to your gift. Delectable scents like Giorgio Armani’s Si Nacre Sparking Limited Edition EDP with it’s soft, feminine tones is one great option. Other classically sensual scents include Jean Paul Gaultier‘s juicy, sexy Scandal.

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Baggable aftershaves

If you’re looking to impress him, splash out on an aftershave of your choice. Not only will he then smell extra gorgeous to you, he’ll also feel appreciated. BOSS BOTTLED. NIGHT. is the ultimate, masculine power scent for youthful types. Another delicious pick is the fresh and bold Paco Rabanne Invictus For Men, ideal if you want your man to smell godly and feel confident.

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Beauty gifts for her

If you fancy adding another dimension to your Valentine’s present this year, have a look at beauty gifts. You can find pairings of fragrances and makeup or beauty treats, giving lucky ladies two presents in one neat package. Options include YSL’s Black Opium Floral Shock EDP Spray and Mascara, and Giorgio Armani’s Code Femme Gift Set complete with scent, shower gel and body lotion.

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Secret Santa Gifts

Secret Santa Gifts

Everyone loves Secret Santa, but finding a gift for the person you’ve drawn can be a tricky business. If you don’t know them well, or you’ve got someone who’s hard to buy for, a little gift inspiration can help pull you out your funk. So, read on and see what we have in store for under £20, so you can surprise people with top gift ideas in your Secret Santa.

Fragrances
Whether you’re close to the person you’re buying for well or not, you can easily find a gorgeous perfume to impress. If you’re a little unsure of their taste, go for an all-time favourite, like Laurelle Parfums Femme Eau de Parfum , or Nino Cerruti 1881 Eau de Toilette Spray. You can find top fragrances like this for anywhere between £5 and £20, so there’s something for every budget.

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For men
Gifts for men can be particularly difficult to pin down, but a popular fragrance can be a great option. You can pick out top-selling aftershaves and colognes for your budget too. If they’re younger, something like Calvin Klein In2U Him Eau de Toilette Spray, or Joop Go Eau de Toilette Spray can work a treat. Or if they’re mature, modern types there’s best-sellers like Laurelle Parfums Executive Man Aqua EDT Spray, and Nino Cerruti 1881 Homme Eau de Toilette Spray.

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Beauty treats
The winter season is the time to take extra care of your skin, and beauty Christmas gifts will always be well received. Balance Vitamin C Power Serum will boost a tired complexion, and Anatomicals It’s Alcatraz For Spots Purifying Face Mask is the perfect post-party antidote. For men, pick out items like the clever L’OrǸal Men Expert Cool Power Anti-Perspirant.


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Makeup and more
Looking lovely is top priority over the Christmas period, and you can help a friend out by buying some makeup treats for their Secret Santa present. Calvin Klein’s CK One Volumising Mascara will give eyelashes a pick-me-up, and Bourjois Aqua Blush is a perfect handbag essential. Or, other Christmas gifts for her a gift set like NYX Intense Butter Lip Gloss Set is a great all-in-one present.


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