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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KENZO WORLD

KENZO WORLD

KENZO WORLD the newest and most exciting launch from the brand! KENZO’s artistic directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon breathe their vision of fashion into their first fragrance’

A world in their image: bold, spontaneous, surprising, fun and colourful’ A world that celebrates freedom of expression, diversity and creativity. A playful and dynamic fragrance’ true to the KENZO spirit.

For the 2013 fall-winter collection, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon made the eye the iconic motif of the KENZO world: ‘The all-seeing eye is a major imprint of the collection and alludes to the force of the third eye and to spiritual protection from above’ they explain. ‘We loved this interpretation of the eye really informing your world and being able to personalise your world.’ Carol Lim.

As one of the most recognisable fashion icons of the KENZO collection, the eye now transcends into the universe of fragrance. The striking bottle features black rubber, pink gold and opaline, recalling the mix-and-match of KENZO fashion. Mysterious and fascinating when see from the front or above, the eye reveals itself from every angle. A stylized metaphor of the eye and its power, the box invites you to experience its magic. Embossed on the paper, concentric circles gravitate around the eye, in an optical mise en abyme of its captivating seduction. A world of endless exploration.

KENZO WORLD’S FLORAL BURST
The KENZO WORLD flight opens with a surge of flowers by the armful, from petals to bouquets, with bursts of sweetness’ it’s a brilliant fragrance, with a lively sparkling trail, a crazy rock nectar with an intoxicating scent that titillates the nose. A shot of energy that benefits the soul. A stylish lingering aura. Francis Kurkdjian created this fragrance like a real flower explosion, where each flower reveals a new facet. Like a dreamlike bouquet, the Peony is a sublimated to accompany the ‘red berry’ facets of Egyptian Jasmine. Bewitching Ambroxan sustains the note and add voluptuousness an sensuality to a fragrance that transgresses stereotyped femininity.

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THE CAMPAIGN

‘My Mutant Brain’ by Spike Jonze
‘For us, the KENZO woman is relatable. She’s inspirational yet understandable. She’s doing things, right? She’s got things happening in her life. She’s going to school or she’s dating. She’s an activist. She’s a doer. What we wanted to convey was that yes, she possesses this extra layer. We also want her to be someone you attain to be, like the best version of yourself.’ Carol Lim.

Jonze has certainly transcended the genre, creating a madcap musical stomp that blends choreography and performance. Without pausing, he drops us into the midst of frantic life, invites us to run as far as the eye can see, with renewed energy, never of out breath, to pursue our dreams and desires.
Casting required a girl who could not only dance (mechanically and masterfully) but embody the irreverent chic and quirkiness of KENZO, not to mention the spirits of whatever was possessing her or whatever personality she was exhibiting. Upon meeting Margaret Qualley, an actress and former dancer, it was obvious they had found the perfect sylph for such a demanding role.

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Margaret Qualley exudes elegance while moving to a diabolical tempo in a flamboyant green dress created by Carol Lim and Humberto Leon. She aims for the moon and dives headfirst into her dreams. With a cavalcade of back flips through a series of corridors, she gives a bold performance that captivates with each move, exuding raw, provocative energy. In her wake, she pulls everything that moves along with her; she sees the world the way she wants to see it. On a par with her excessiveness. Her run finishes with a breath ¶ªtaking swan dive that tells conventionalism where to get off.

‘The KENZO girl inhabits the present, like right now. She’s not nostalgic at all. She likes movement and speed and the way things shift and slide and collide in real time. She’s never blasǸ, always enthusiastic. She stands out from the crowd.’ Carol Lim and Humberto Leon

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Spring Scents Edit

Spring Scents Edit


Spring has officially bloomed and the days are getting longer, yay! Spring is also a great time to switch up your beauty routine, think fresh glowy skin and peachy lip colours. Here at FD we’ve had loads of new fragrance launches over the last couple of months that are fresh, floral and fruity, the perfect spring perfumes! Let us know which is at the top of your wish list for your spring editions!

YSL Black Opium Floral Shock
The YSL Black Opium fragrance has always been a favourite; its fruity top notes and coffee accord base make it the perfect evening fragrance. However, the new edition to the Black Opium family is Floral Shock. It combines much fresher, floral tones with the iconic coffee notes that gives you Black Opium on ice’ A definite spring update on the original!

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Marc Jacobs Daisy Kiss ‘ Daisy, Eau So Fresh and Daisy Dream
The bottles alone just scream spring; they are so beautiful that you instantly want the entire collection sitting on your dressing table. The Daisy Kiss editions are new for 2017 and are a slight adaptation on the ever popular originals. The fruity and floral compositions are perfect for a light and fresh day time scent. Which one will you pick? Daisy Kiss, Daisy Dream Kiss or Daisy Eau So Fresh Kiss?

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Chloe Love Story Eau Sensuelle
The newest release from Chloe is Love Story Eau Sensuelle. As the name suggest this perfume is very sensual and includes sweeter and more romantic notes that the previous Love Story editions. It is a super sweet, feminine fragrance that will be perfect for a day time so give this one a try and it may become your favourite spring perfume!

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Narciso Rodriguez For Her Fleur Musc
‘Fleur Musc represents a bold, passionate femininity; it’s a fragrance that evokes charm and grace’ ‘ Narciso Rodriguez. Fleur Musc is the perfect spring scent for those of you who prefer a muskier note to their perfumes. It has vibrant notes of rose, spices and amber wood to create a beautiful floral fragrance. Plus the bottle is bright pink and will look gorgeous in your collection!

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Calvin Klein Deep Euphoria EDT
Calvin Klein Deep Euphoria EDT is the newest offering from the Euphoria range, a more radiant, spring-time scent that is light and fresh. The fragrance opens with fresh floral compositions of whimsical notes of water lily and pear. If you’re a fan of Euphoria or Deep Euphoria this will be the perfect addition to your collection, spritz on for a light day time fragrance that will keep you smelling fresh.

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Escada Fiesta Carioca
So this one gives us more summery vibes than spring but there’s nothing wrong with stocking up early! Or like us you just give it a quick spritz mid-afternoon to get you excited for summer! This fragrance is sweet, fruity and tropical; a ‘cocktail of passion’. One sniff and you’ll be transported away to that sun lounger with a cocktail in your hand. The notes include luscious Brazilian passion fruit, red raspberry and orange flower, for those of you who love those fruity tropical tones!

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Bulgari Rose Goldea
Bulgari Rose Goldea is a slightly older and sexier scent than the others mentioned, with a combination of rose and white musk. This one will be perfect for those spring evenings, when you want to make a statement without too much of a fruity top note.

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Nina Ricci Luna
Luna is the newest release from Nina Ricci, launched on the 27th March. The first glimpse is beautiful and enticing with notes of orange blossom and wild berries. The heart and base notes create a vibrant and bold sensuality with eternal flower, caramel and sandalwood. This is a great addition if you love something a bit deeper and sensual, perfect for an evening fragrance that is intense and captivating.

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Back To Uni Essentials

Back To Uni Essentials

 

 

It’s a brand new year and the student loans have dropped, there’s no better excuse to snap up all the beauty essentials you’re going to need to get you through the next term. Out with the old and in with the new as some may say (mainly your mum) but it’s a great time to start a fresh and head back to Uni with everything you need/want! We’ve picked out some great beauty products for all you busy students including long lasting makeup, easy and simple skincare and huge packs of shampoo and conditioner that will definitely last the entire term!



Yes To is a brand that is great for younger skin, they have different families for all kinds of skin needs. From tomato products for detoxifying to cucumber for that much needed hydration. There are a few products that we love from the range that will definitely be great to add to your collection. These Cucumber Hypo Allergenic wipes include cucumbers (obviously), green tea and aloe and are great for getting rid of all your makeup and leaving your skin feeling smooth and refreshed. The Tomatoes Clearing Facial Mask is also perfect if you have a bit of troublesome skin, it will give you a deep pore treatment to clear and purify the skin. It is filled with anti-oxidants that fight free radicals and bursting with powerful sebum absorbers to keep any oily skin at bay!


When you’re back at Uni you can’t rely on your mum for keeping the shampoo and conditioner stocked up. Tigi have some great duo’s that are literally huge, they are guaranteed to last you weeks! They also cater for all hair types and any needs you have including Colour Goddess, Urban Antidotes Resurrection, Oatmeal and Honey, Elasticate. They’re all great value and amazing quality so you can keep your tresses in top condition for a bargain.


Dry Shampoo is an absolute essential for when you’re at Uni’ chances are you’ll sleep through your alarm at least once week and have a mad rush to get dressed and out the door. Worry not; this Charles Worthington Dry Shampoo will keep all your greasy sins hidden.


A big old pamper session is a great way to make new friends in your hauls, and you can’t have a pamper session without face masks! Snap up these Purederm masks for a bargain at £1.50 each and they have a great selection including vitamin E, Shea Butter and Mango.


Real Techniques Multitask Set of 3 Brushes is perfect for taking back to Uni with you. The limited edition set simplifies your makeup routine and has the bare essentials you need to get that flawless finish. Plus it comes with cute case that will keep everything organised for you!


Leftover pizza, dirty sheets and half-drunk beer does not make for a sweet smelling bedroom! An Orla Kiely Basil and Mint Candle is the perfect addition to keep everything smelling fresh and clean. Also a nice decoration for your desk!


Don’t forget all students get 10% off all products on Fragrance Direct with UniDays, even more reason to get shopping!
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