What Your Perfume Says About You

What Your Perfume Says About You

There’s such a thing as a signature scent for good reason. The fragrance you wear can say a lot about you and is often something that people remember long after you’ve gone, which means choosing a good one can help make the right impression.

When you’re searching for a signature scent, there are lots of things to consider. The most important of these is that your new fragrance is one you love and will be happy to wear again and again. Some other things you might like to think about include ‘what does this perfume say about me?’ and ‘when will I wear this fragrance?’. For a scent to be sincerely signature, you’ll want to choose one that communicates your best traits and is comfortable to wear for every occasion.

What does it mean to have a signature scent?

Lots of things you do can contribute to your unique style. This starts with the clothes you wear, how you style your hair and the way you apply makeup. While nothing communicates your personality like your attitude, actions, and beliefs, these outside aspects are essential when it comes to making the right first impression.

Your perfume is another crucial part of your first and lasting impression. From floral scents that comfort and soothe to striking herbal compositions that help you stand out from the crowd, there are lots of options when it comes to choosing a fragrance that’s right for you. This will be known as your ‘signature scent’.

Our sense of smell is the most closely linked with memory. Choosing a signature scent and sticking to it is a great way to leave reminders of yourself wherever you go. A signature scent is a lovely way to reflect your personality and can make you feel great.

What your scent might say about you

With so many perfumes out there, choosing just one signature scent can feel overwhelming. Not to worry, because there are lots of ways to narrow down the search and find the perfect option to suit your personality.

All perfumes fall into what we call ‘scent families’. For a fragrance to fit into a scent family, it must share the same notes with others of its kind. These include floral, oriental, woody, and fresh. Here’s what these types of perfume might say about you:

What do floral perfumes say about you?

Floral perfumes are popular, and it’s easy to see why. These often sweet and always comforting scents include:

  • Floral
  • Fruity
  • Soft-floral
  • Floral-oriental

Some classic floral perfumes include Prada Candy Florale, Stella McCartney Stella, and Lancome La Vie Est Belle.

Floral scents are often romantic and comforting, so if you have this type of gentle personality, you might find your signature scent here. Because they connote all things pretty and feminine, floral perfumes are some of our favourites. Explore the enormous range available and choose one that makes you feel great.

What do oriental perfumes say about you?

Oriental fragrances are often sexy and confidence-boosting. These can be more womanly than floral and fresh options and work exceptionally well for evening wear. Oriental scents include:

  • Soft-oriental
  • Oriental
  • Woody-oriental
  • Woody

Some oriental fragrances we love include Calvin Klein Obsession, YSL Black Opium, and BOSS Femme.

If you’re looking to exude confidence everywhere you go, choose a beautiful oriental perfume for your signature scent. There are lots of options to choose from, from soft to striking, so you’re sure to find one you love!

What do woody perfumes say about you?

Woody perfumes are on-trend time after time. These less-common options make striking signatures and are perfect if you’re all about laid-back vibes and aesthetics. Woody fragrances include:

  • Woody
  • Mossy wood
  • Dry wood
  • Aromatic

There are lots to choose from here, too. Whether you’re looking for a sophisticated fragrance or simple notes to perk you up, favourites include Elie Saab Le Parfum, HUGO Deep Red, and Marc Jacobs Decadence.

What do fresh perfumes say about you?

The final fragrance family, fresh perfumes are all about energising notes to create an uplifting mood. These scents include:

  • Citrus
  • Water
  • Green
  • Fruity

Choose fresh perfume if you’re always on the go, sporty, or just looking for something to breeze about in. These are ideal daytime options, making them great for fuss-free wear that makes you feel great. Some favourites include Calvin Klein CK One, Emporio Armani Diamonds, and Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue.

When you’re choosing your signature scent, be sure to smell around and select an option you really love. You’ll be wearing it again and again, so take your time and enjoy the search. We know it’ll be worth it.

Thank you for reading, we hope you’ve enjoyed this post! Come and take a look at the incredible fragrance and beauty brands we stock!

The Best Of Beauty For Cocktail Lovers

The Best Of Beauty For Cocktail Lovers


When it comes to beauty products and the world of pampering, it’s all about scents. Do you have any favourite fragranced products? Why is it you like them so much? The likelihood is, is that it either reminds you of something or you’re just obsessed with that kind of smell. Worldwide, summertime = cocktail season. It’s that time of year where we opt for cheeky alcoholic beverages that are fruity and topped with ice to keep us feeling cool and refreshed day to evening. So, what better way to experience this scentsational fruity feeling every day than to indulge in cocktails themselves. Today, we’ve rounded up some of the best beauty products for all cocktail-lovers whether you’re partial to a G&T or a creamy colada.

If you like Pina Coladas and getting caught in the rain, this is the perfect product for you. CB&Co Pina Colada Shimmer Hydrating Body Tonic is distinctive, fruity and just like summer in a bottle. This fruity blend of pineapple and coconut is perfect for those with a sweet tooth who like to smell sweet and fruity without that dreaded sticky feeling from super thick lotions. CB&CO’s body tonic will instantly transport you to warm sandy beaches and turquoise waters thanks to its lather-rich formula bursting with vitamin C. This powerful product contains ingredients known to hydrate, soften and fight skin damage to keep your skin looking youthful.

In case you didn’t know, summer candles are a thing and there are so many incredible scents to choose from. Baylis & Harding Fuzzy Duck Pink Gin Fiz Luxury Candles are perfect for the home all throughout the year. This exquisitely fragranced candle set is both delicate and light. They have a great burn time of up to 10 hours and sitting in their ultra-cute pink and gold polka dot jars, they look as incredible as they smell. So, the next time you’re cracking open that bottle of pink gin for the evening, why not light this stunning candle set too to fully indulge in the scent?

If you’re a lover of Mai Tai’s, you need to try the CB&CO Mai Tai Body Wash. What better place to bathe in a tiki-style cocktail than in the shower? This fun and vibrant blend of pineapple, lime and orange is appetisingly sweet and will give you that much-needed taste of a tropical paradise whenever you need it. This nourishing body wash lathers up to give your skin a reparative treat whilst its skin-firming and elasticity-boosting properties work their magic in your hands. This would be a great product to get your hands on if you’re in need of that extra dose of energy in the morning too. Within this range, they also offer full body wash sets in cosmopolitan and mojito scents too!

If we take a step into the makeup department, another product that smells just as incredible is the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation made with an original vitamin-rich fruity therapy formula resulting in an even complexion with an anti-fatigue result – even better! This fresh, instant blending gel easily glides on to the skin for an even, natural finish. Imperfections are erased, signs of fatigue are all smoothed out and the skin’s radiance is boosted for up to 16 hours. With just a few drops of this fantastic fruity foundation containing litchi, goji berries and pomegranates you can have amazing coverage resulting in radiant summer skin.

Finally, we have a classic for you to try with just a little something extra. The Possibility Gin & Bramble Tonic 3 in 1 Body Wash & Bath Foam is a must-have for all cocktail lovers. Whether you prefer baths or showers, this product is a great all-rounder and would even be amazing to pour into a travel-sized bottle for any holidays you have coming up. As an added bonus, the recipe for the cocktail is on the front of the bottle. Can it really get any better than this? All you need is 50ml gin syrup, 4 fresh limes, 25ml black raspberry liqueur, 240ml water, 200g caster sugar, ice and the method is easy to follow. Check it out – with the incredible discounts you get here at Fragrance Direct, too, this body wash and bath foam bottle is now reduced to just 99p!

Get Involved With Summer Trends The Right Way

Get Involved With Summer Trends The Right Way


There have been so many trends so far this summer, but the key to acing them is all in the detail. Experimenting with new beauty products is always daunting especially if you’re trying something new so we’re here today to give you all the tips, tricks and products you need to get involved with the summer trends you’ve been seeing all over Instagram and only wishing you could pull off, whereas this type, you can and you will!

Glitter boobs are a thing and I can guarantee you’ll have spotted this trend at different festivals so far this summer. It’s fairly risky – but not if you do it the right way. Here’s how. Start with chunkier gems as these are the guys you’ll be building the rest of the look around. Using real glue over your skin isn’t the best idea for this area so use a brush and smoother your chest in hair gel, it may sound crazy, but it works! Next up is the fun part where you grab glitter tub of choice and paint it on all the places covered with gel. Finally, to lock it all in place, grab a can of hairspray and go wild.
FD Recommends: Prima Makeup Unicorn Poop Glitter Paste

To complete the full summer-mermaid vibe, another super cool trend to try out is wet-look hair. One of the easiest ways to do this is to prepare your hair the night before so that you don’t have to spend hours slaving away under a pair of curling tongs. All you need to do is wet your hair before bed with some water or any nourishing water-based hair spray and plait your hair. For loose waves, do two hair plaits or for tighter more textured waves split your hair into four or even six sections depending on how thick your hair is. In the morning when your hair has dried, if any sections need topping up, just plait that section again and apply a bit of heat to it whether that’s clamping the plait with straighteners or using your blow dryer with a spritz of heat-protectant beforehand of course. To top the look off add in a texturizing spray and any dry oils of your choice from root to tip.
FD Recommends: Fudge Bodifying Salt Enhanced Texture Spray

Have you been scrolling through Instagram and spotted anyone with a few more freckles than usual recently? That will be because of the faux freckle trend. It’s great to do whether you already have freckles or not because the likelihood is, is that when you opt for more coverage with a heavy-duty concealer or foundation for its sweat-proof powers, as well as evening out your skin tone, these products, of course, cover it up too. To bring back your freckles and beauty marks, all you need is a brown liner whether it’s for your lips or eyes. Then delicately pencil on, one dab at a time, until you get the desired effect. To add clusters of freckles around your nose, adding a touch of bronzer and blush beforehand will help to blend them in.
FD Recommends: High Definition Beauty Kajal – Rich Brown

Finally, we have a trend in products and it’s all about a little bit of firming action. Whatever your size and shape, we all struggle with stretch marks and cellulite no matter how curvy those areas may be. So great products to invest in to give you that extra boost of confidence if you need it are products with firming superpowers. Whether you’ve caught the tan of your dreams from your holiday already or you’ve been working all summer and haven’t been abroad, fake tan is here to save the day. It can give you the perfect top-up or an ideal glow when you need it and what’s better is that there are now a fair few formulas with firming creams in them!
FD Recommends: St Tropez Gradual Tan Plus Firming Lotion

Which of these summer trends will you be testing out for yourself! Head on over to our Instagram and be sure to tag us with #TagFD or #FDBeauty so we can see any of your recreations!

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!

Better Than Duty Free Prices!

Better Than Duty Free Prices!


No one can deny that they don’t love kicking off their holiday in duty free! Getting a great deal is our number one priority in an airport, so when you pay no VAT we all make sure we stock up on alcohol, perfume and make up for the year. Well why go so crazy right before your holiday when you can get 20% off the RRP on products at Fragrance Direct, here are some fragrance and beauty products where we beat duty free!

Our first pick for fragrance is the Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia in the 100ml which is the special edition fragrance from the range. This luxurious perfume features top notes of red berries and pear, middles notes of Frangipani and Gardenia and base notes of patchouli and brown sugar. This is a floral feminine scent perfect for your summer holidays.

This next is the men’s Versace Pour Homme EDT in the 30ml or 50ml which is a vibrant and stylish scent with a unique blends of top notes of bergamot, neroli and lemon, heart notes of geranium and cedar and base notes of amber and Tonka bean that create a warming finish to a fresh scent. This is a perfect one to grab before you go away because it is perfect for the day and evening.

Lastly for fragrance the New scent Moschino Toy2 in the 30ml is an absolute steel. With notes of jasmine, magnolia and apple this is a delicate floral scent with hints of fresh fruitiness. In the iconic teddy bear bottle this is an extremely desired scent for women this summer.

Moving onto skincare the Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Cleanser in the 295ml is the enhanced creamy formula that actively nourishes dry depleted skin. This emollient lipid- enriched formula cleanses skin while helping to minimize damage of vital proteins and lipids that defend against dryness. This is the perfect cleanser for leaving your skin cleaner, softer and replenished giving you that everyday glow!
Or alternatively once your hair has dried with it having a dryer texture from the sea salt spray use a wand loosely and tousle the hair out with your fingers this will give you an effortlessly wavy look.

The Elemis Hydra-Boost Day Cream for Normal/Dry this ultra-light cream perfect for your morning routine. The hyaluronic acid locks in essential moisture and with a blend of mandarin, neroli and petitgrain it helps instantly comfort leaving you hydration, balanced and silky soft.

The brand Lancaster is renowned for its tanning and sun protection products and the Lancaster Sun Beauty Velvet Touch Tan Cream is now 30% of PPR. This Radiant Tan SPF30 provides an ideal golden tan while maintaining firmness and elasticity, this is the perfect product to have handy in your wash bag for the summer months.

For your hair the Sexy Hair Healthy Shampoo Conditioner duo preserves and protects your hair against environmental damages. It penetrates hair leaving it moisturised, cleansed and protected and can be used daily for normal, combination or coloured treated hair. This duo will help you maintain your hair in the best condition.

Lastly the Daniel Sandler Luxury Matte Lipstick that comes in a range of gorgeous colours and contains lip pampering shea butter, illipe butter and hyaluronic acids. This formula will condition, apply smoothly, moisturise and protect your lips giving you an all-round great finish for any occasion!

Our Favourite New Launches

Our Favourite New Launches

There are plenty of new fragrances to keep you happy this season. So, if you need a new perfume to give you a boost, read on. Here’s the lowdown on our favourites from top designers across the globe.

Marc Jacobs Daisy White
Delicate and perfectly feminine, the Daisy collection ticks all the boxes if you want romance. This brand-new addition is just as alluring as every Daisy scent. Youthful, fun and radiant, we love it for its soft jasmine, white berries and floral hints. It’s exactly the thing to brighten up any rainy day.

CK All and CK Obsessed
There aren’t many fragrances as iconic as those by Calvin Klein. The newly launched CK All takes its inspiration from the trend-breaking CK One. Daring, energetic, young-at-heart and made for men and women, it’s a feel-good scent that will take you through from day to night. And if that gets you excited, check out the new CK Obsessed. A reinvention on the originals, these scents for men and women ooze love, sensuality and desire.

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Armani Because of you and Stronger with You
A beautiful power-play of fragrances for her and him, Because of You and Stronger with You slot neatly into Armani’s fragrance collection. Charismatic, dominant and empowering, these scents are the ultimate confidence boost.

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Nina Ricci Luna and Nina Limited Edition
Nina Ricci bring us not one, but two new fragrances. Luna Le Belles is mysterious, enthralling and addictive, and we can’t get enough of this mood-lifting oriental fragrance. And Nina La Tentation De Nina Limited Edition makes us feel spoilt for choice, with its ultra-modern, sugary sweet perfume.

Elie Saab Girl of Now
For a true taste of summer during those darker months, Elie Saab Girl of Now is just what you need. Mixing oriental flavours with smooth Tonka bean and almond milk, it’s sunny, feel-good, easy-to-wear and utterly delicious.

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Paco Rabanne Pure XS
Indulgent, sexy and sure, we’re big fans of everything by Paco Rabanne. This new aftershave is a true celebration of wealth, power and excess. Sensual and manly, it’s a power scent for those true masculine types out there.

YSL Black Opium Pure Illusion
Devilishly good, seductive and vivacious, this reinvention of YSL’s original scent leaves us feeling 100% great. Perfect for a big party night, it’s rich, sparkling tones mix coffee beans with sensual musk and flowers.

Diesel Bad Intense
Rebellious and daring, this fresh take on the Diesel Bad aftershave is filled with warmth and spice. Herbaceous and woody, it will add a bit of fire to your life when the dark nights set in.

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Hugo Boss The Scent Intense and Intense for Her
Coupling up an aftershave and perfume for lovers everywhere, these gorgeous scents are powerfully seductive. The Scent Intense is as masculine and refined as Intense for Her is womanly and sophisticated. And because they use a higher concentration of oils, they’re sure to stay with you all night long.

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