Gift Him Something Extra Special With Ralph Lauren

Gift Him Something Extra Special With Ralph Lauren

“When I design, I create a world. I imagine every detail – the place, the man, the women, what they are wearing, right down to the fragrance.” Ralph Lauren fragrances are timeless, each reflecting a modern definition of a luxury lifestyle. They’re the perfect present when it comes to the gifting department!

Ralph’s Club

Enter a place where icons of style and culture meet. The greatest night of your life captured in a fragrance. Ralph’s Club Eau de Parfum is an authentically masculine fragrance that draws you in with its perfect balance of elegance and sophistication. Fresh notes of Lavandin are combined with the warm richness of Virginia Cedarwood, woody Vetiver and aromatic Clary Sage for a uniquely seductive scent. The ingredients are distilled to their highest quality to achieve a clean and long-lasting aroma, making it the most natural fragrance in the Ralph Lauren portfolio. Seductive, Powerful and Unique.

World Of Polo

A trendsetter: masculine and casual, yet sophisticated, Ralph Lauren Polo was first introduced in 1978. Since then, the range has expanded to include such favourites as Polo Green, Polo Blue and Polo Red Rush, spurring many to collect the entire range. And, with each bottle offering a feast for the senses, you’ll want them all too. So, what will your colour be?

Polo Red

Discover Polo Red Eau de Parfum, an incredible male fragrance in the Polo Red collection. Crafted with rich, natural woods, the fragrance brings a new level of luxury to the Polo Red family. This perfume is elevated by a fresh citrus blend of red grapefruit and cranberry combined with the peppery, spicy hues of Ginger. Clary sage and Lavender create an intensely masculine and aromatic heart. Finally, the base notes of Red Wood Accord and Benzoin ensure a long-lasting impression of warm sensuality and pure sophistication. Sophisticated, seductive, and luxurious.

Polo Blue

Ralph Lauren is a classic American label stock at Fragrance Direct. The collection includes a range of sporty male and female perfumes. New for 2003 is the Ralph Lauren Polo Blue Eau de Toilette, this fresh aromatic fragrance is perfect for an active man. Polo Blue opens with bright top notes of melon, cucumber and mandarin. The heart then flows with notes of basil, sage and geranium. Finally, Ralph Lauren Polo Blue comes to a close with familiar base notes of musk, leather, suede and woodsy notes.

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Mindful Gifts For The Super Stressed

Mindful Gifts For The Super Stressed

In today’s fast-paced world, there’s a lot of importance placed on “busyness” and little put on the healing properties of stillness. It’s easy to feel as if there simply arent enough hours in the day to spend time being, instead of doing. But, as anyone who practices mindfulness will tell you, you can incorporate it into any part of your day. 

From brushing your teeth to boiling the kettle, these small moments are opportunities to reconnect with your inner self and bring your full attention to the here and now. This Christmas, treat yourself or a loved one to a gift that can be used in tandem with mindful practices to reset body and mind.

Millefiori Milano Glass Hydro Diffuser

Experts suggest that you find a quiet, dim space to practice mindfulness, especially if you’re new to the practice. While it’s a nice idea in theory, the reality is that many of us struggle to find a room in our home that fits the bill. With the Millefiori Milano Glass Hydro Diffuser, you can turn any space into a zone for switching off and unwinding.

This beautiful glass diffuser uses water to disperse your chosen fragrance into the room, while the inbuilt lighting produces a relaxing effect that is ideal for helping you tune out your surroundings without having to sit in the dark.

The Organic Pharmacy Rose Diamond Skincare Kit

As much as we appreciate the importance of embracing a slower pace, it’s always a nice bonus if you can kill two birds with one stone. This is one of the reasons that incorporating mindfulness into your skincare is such a no-brainer. While you could theoretically use whatever moisturiser or serum you have lying about, there’s something a little more satisfying about giving yourself a mindful facial with a luxury cream, which is where The Organic Pharmacy Rose Diamond Skincare Kit comes in.

Using a combination of diamond powder, Persian silk tree extract and rose extract, this hydrating formulation increases elasticity to plump fine lines and wrinkles. The kit includes a Rose Diamond Exfoliating Cleanser, Face Cream, Eye Cream and Night Lotion, along with an organic muslin cloth. Challenge yourself to mindfully carry out one step of your skincare routine, then increase to two steps as you gain experience.

Spotlight Oral Care Rose Gold Sonic Toothbrush

It might not seem like an activity you’d associate with mental wellness, but brushing your teeth can be an excellent opportunity to bring mindfulness into your daily routine. As you brush, bring attention to the taste and smell of the toothpaste, the way the bristles feel in your mouth and all the minute details that are so often overlooked as you get lost in thoughts about your day’s to-do list. 

The Spotlight Oral Care Rose Gold Sonic Toothbrush makes mindful brushing a breeze, as its high-frequency oscillation deeply cleans your teeth, leaving you free to pay attention to your senses. And, with all that brushing power, your pearly whites will be as clean and clear as your mind. 

gruum Relaxing Pamper Gift Set

Inspired by Scandinavian quality and ideals, gruum is a bath and body company started by four Manchester friends and has quickly made its name in the UK skincare scene. The gender-neutral products are suitable for people from all walks of life, with clean natural ingredients that are specifically chosen for their nourishing properties. 

The gruum Relaxing Pamper Gift Set uses lavender and chamomile to encourage restfulness, with a selection of products to help you indulge both your body and mind. The gift set includes älska Pink Clay Mask, blöta Lavender & Chamomile Bath Salt, sömn Relaxing Sleep Mist and a muslin face cloth, all within a wash bag crafted out of salvaged ocean plastic. Good for you, good for the planet.

Balance Me Beauty Sleep Gift Set

Ending your day with mindfulness practice isn’t just good for your wellbeing, but it also encourages more restful sleep. But, if you’re in the habit of staying up until the early hours scrolling through your social feeds, you might benefit from a little extra help. 

Balance Me Beauty Sleep Gift Set contains four holistic products to help you recalibrate at the end of the day. Before falling into bed, apply age-defying Bakuchiol Soothing Serum and Super Moisturising Hand Cream to give your skin the boost it needs, before applying Beauty Sleep CBD Concentrate to your pulse points. The rollerball releases a relaxing fragrance that helps you fall into a blissful sleep. Use in tandem with Beauty Sleep Hyaluronic Mist, a scented spray that hydrates your skin for a plumper, healthier complexion overnight. You’ll wake refreshed and ready to face a new day with a positive outlook.

Start 2022 as you mean to go on, taking small steps toward a more mindful life. 
 “Our life is shaped by our mind, for we become what we think.” – Buddha.

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Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide For Him

Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide For Him

Men are notoriously difficult to buy for. Either they’re the type to buy what they want when they want it, or any requests for ideas are met with a shrug. Of course, not all men fall into these two categories, but if you’re reading this article, it’s because you’ve got one of these guys to buy for. 

You already have enough on your plate without spending hours scouring the internet for that “perfect” gift (spoiler alert: it doesn’t exist), but the special man in your life still deserves something other than socks and pants this Christmas morning. In this list, you’ll find a collection of great presents that will go down well with men of all ages and stages. All that’s left for you to do is pick one out and cross another name off your gift list. 

Lab Series Daily Rescue Spend The Night Kit

Reveal smoother, softer skin with deeply nourishing Hydra2G technology. The innovative hydration system of Lab Series’ Daily Rescue range replenishes lost moisture and maintains the skin’s natural barrier, leaving skin both looking and feeling healthier. 

The Lab Series Daily Rescue Spend The Night Kit includes everything he needs for travel or at home, with Daily Rescue Gel Cleanser, Daily Rescue Water Lotion and Daily Rescue Energizing Face Lotion. Cleanse away dirt, oil and pollutants with the lightweight gel cleanser, then follow with the fast-absorbing toner to draw moisture to the skin. Finally, the gel-lotion gives skin a hydrating boost of ginseng and caffeine for a brighter complexion.

gruum Ultimate Beard Gift Set

Whether he rocks a handlebar moustache or a full lumberjack beard, gruum’s Ultimate Beard Gift Set has everything he needs to keep his whiskers in top shape. This Manchester-based business was created to bring Scandinavian ideals into UK skincare, offering high-quality products without the matching price tag.

gruum uses natural ingredients such as beeswax, argan and jojoba oils to nourish and tame facial hair. The gift set includes kóri Exfoliating Face Wash, gösta Facial Tonic, pur Gentle Moisturiser, bård Beard Shampoo Bar, leif Beard Oil, tor Beard Wax and a wooden beard comb, all contained within a wash bag crafted from ocean plastic. 

Barber Pro 12 Days Of Essentials Advent Calendar

Everyone loves a good advent calendar, and he’s no different. Forget the paltry chocolate calendar of old and instead treat him to twelve days of skincare surprises with the Barber Pro 12 Days Of Essentials Advent Calendar

Although we don’t want to ruin the surprise, we know you want a sneak peek at what to expect. The advent contains a range of skin and grooming essentials, including a foaming cleansing mask and calming under-eye mask. What’s behind the rest of the doors? Well, you’ll have to wait and find out when he opens them, but with the contents clocking in at a total value of £57.40, it’s safe to say that he’ll be one happy chappy in the lead up to Christmas day.

Baylis & Harding Men’s Black Pepper & Ginseng Gown Set

When it comes to exquisitely scented gifts, Baylis & Harding are an easy choice. A household name with their luxury hand soaps, their range of products also includes home fragrances and a full spectrum of bath and body products for him and her. 

The Baylis & Harding Men’s Black Pepper & Ginseng Gown Set contains a body wash, face wash, muscle soak crystals and the piece de resistance, an opulent black fleecy robe. An ideal masculine scent for winter, Black Pepper & Ginseng has a combination of spicy aromatic notes that will warm him from top to toe—getting envious? Don’t let him have all the fun; pick yourself up the Baylis & Harding The Fuzzy Duck Winter Slipper Set so you can get cosy too.

BOSS BOTTLED. Trio Gift Set

Fragrance can be such a personal choice, but choose well and a bottle of cologne makes an incredibly thoughtful gift. Not only is this BOSS BOTTLED. Trio Gift Set a safe “blind buy” – a scent that is likely to appeal to all – but you’ll also be hedging your bets by giving him three unique scents to fall in love with. 

BOSS BOTTLED is a solid choice of masculine fragrance due to its warming vanilla and woody notes combined with juicy green apple. This set includes both the Eau de Toilette and Eau de Parfum versions of the fragrance, with the EDP having a spicier overall impression. You’ll also receive BOSS BOTTLED INFINITE, an aromatic flanker that adds lavender, sage and rosemary notes. The three fragrances are packaged in a grey presentation box, ready for gifting.

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The Early Bird Christmas Shopper Edit

The Early Bird Christmas Shopper Edit

Not much beats feeling organised when it comes to Christmas. And for the majority of us, even though we may make our best efforts by “thinking” about what to gift our loved ones in advance, we don’t usually follow through until the last minute when everything is all of a sudden feeling a lot more stressful. Our advice? Strive to become an early bird Christmas shopper.

You can shop by category here…

Or shop by whatever your budget…

If you’re in need of further inspiration, here are some of our top picks…

Yankee Candle Christmas Advent Book

Featuring votive candles in the scents Twinkling Lights, Tree Farm Festival, Letters To Santa, Christmas Eve Cocoa, Snow In Love, Christmas Cookie, Snowflake Cookie, Christmas Eve, Christmas Magic, All Is Bright, Holiday Hearth and Cinnamon Stick, along with a beautiful collection of tea lights, this would make the perfect gift for any home-scent lover.

Lancôme Advanced Genifique Serum Gift Set

For the skincare fanatics, this gorgeous set from Lancôme is set to be super popular this Christmas. Featuring some of the brand’s most iconic skincare products including, the Advanced Genifique Serum, Rénergie Multi-Lift Ultra Day Cream, Rénergie Multi-Lift Night Cream and Advanced Genifique Eye Cream, this collection is a must-have.

Chloe Signature Gift Set

A dazzling world comes to life in this vibrant, effervescent gift set available from Chloe’s magical floral market. Chloe Eau de Parfum Signature’s elegant bottle is adorned with a charming ribbon captivates you at first glance. Fresh and feminine, this perfume explores all the facets of the Chloe woman. If you’re gifting a fan of beautiful, delicate fragrances, this would make the perfect present.

Marc Jacobs Daisy Gift Set

Every Marc Jacobs fragrance is a classic, but a long-term cult-favourite is the original Daisy.  Whoever is on your list and lucky enough to receive this beautiful gift set can indulge in this charming and decadent, fresh fragrance with a full-size bottle, travel bottle and a body lotion. What’s better than having your favourite fragrance at your fingertips in spritz and lotion formulas?

BOSS BOTTLED Gift Set

Invite him to celebrate in gold with the BOSS Bottled Christmas giftset, sparkling with precious golden snowflakes to awaken the magic of the festive season. Vibrant and sensuous, this fruity and fresh fragrance is a popular scent known for its deep, masculine scent.

Lacoste L.12.12 For Him Gift Set

Capturing the playful spirit of the brand and transforming fragrance notes into emotions to evoke the very spirit of the iconic shirt, this gift set is unforgettably cool, inventive, and elegant just like the brand. Featuring a full size fragrance, deodorant and shower gel, it’s nice and easy to gift to that someone special this Christmas.

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The Best Beauty Buys For Her This Mother’s Day

The Best Beauty Buys For Her This Mother’s Day

Mums, grandmas and mother figures, it’s time to say thank you for all they do! In the near future, we’ll be there in person but for now discover our range of post-perfect presents and treat the wonderful women in your life this Mother’s Day. Read our round up of gorgeous gifts for her…

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Skin Protectant Cream £14.95

Give mum the gift of glowing skin this Mother’s Day with Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Skin Protectant Cream! Packed with all the essential ingredients her skin needs, this cream soothes minor skin irritations and tackles symptoms of chapping, peeling or flaking due to minor burns, sunburn, abrasions and even cracked lips… Grab this gorgeous cream today at Fragrance Direct.

Dermalogica Neck Fit Contour Serum £59.99

Is your mum a lover of all things new and upcoming? Well look no further with the Dermalogica Neck Fit Contour Serum! The Neck Fit Contour Serum is a skin care workout for the neck. With the help of the roller applicator, this product trains the neck to be tighter, smoother, more toned and contoured. Proven to tone in just 12 weeks, she’ll definitely be thanking you this Mother’s Day!

REN Clean Skincare Evercalm Comforting Rescue Mask £19.95

Whether you’re treating your mum, grandma or just that special person in your life, REN’s Clean Skincare Evercalm Comforting Rescue Mask makes the perfect Mother’s Day Gift for her! Specially developed to combat over-sensitivity, the rescue mask will calm, soothe and moisturise, helping to instantly alleviate the key signs of sensitive skin. Formulated with REN’s exclusive active complex, it will strengthen the protective moisture barrier to aid recovery and increase skin’s ability to cope with stress, improving skin well-being! 

Lancome Genifique Youth Activating Cream £45.59

Nothing screams a luxurious, thoughtful gift, quite like a product from the Genifique range! This Lancome Genifique Youth Activating Cream  helps your skin achieve younger-looking skin. Promoting a more youthful complexion, this velvety formula provides moisture and leaves your skin feeling silky smooth to touch with a bright, radiant glow! 

Glamglow Bright Eyes Anti-Fatigue Eye Cream £26.95

Make her smile this Mother’s Day with the Glamglow Bright Eyes Anti-Fatigue Eye Cream! This illuminating eye cream is formulated with peptides, caffeine and an intense infusion of hyaluronic acid to instantly brighten dark circles and reduce visible signs of fatigue under and around eyes for a super well-rested, glowing look. Show her you love her with this incredible gift today!

L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Matte Lipstick £6.99

It’s time for her to pucker up and receive this long-lasting Colour Riche Matte Lipstick by L’Oreal Paris. Packed with pure pigments of vivid colour and enriched with oils for hydration and comfort, this lipstick is not to be missed this season! With a shade range of 13 different colours, you’ll definitely be able to find her perfect colour match. This Mother’s Day, grab a gorgeous lipstick or two!

Maybelline Lemonade Craze Eyeshadow Palette £10.99

With Mother’s Day just around the corner and spring becoming closer, it’s only right that you give her the chance to shine with 12 citrus-scented, pigmented eyeshadow colours. From fresh lemons, to sweet strawberries, this spring palette will certainly see her through to the summer. Priced at an affordable £10.99, it’s the ultimate beauty bargain for her!

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas To Make Her Smile

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas To Make Her Smile

Beautiful gifts await in our roundup of Mother’s Day gifting ideas that are guaranteed to put a smile on her face. To give you all the inspiration you need this Mother’s Day, we’ve got extravagant new fragrances, classic cult-favourite scents, luxurious skincare goodies, home scents and more to spark the perfect gift idea!

1) A New Fragrance

BOSS Alive For Her Eau de Parfum 50ml, £57.95

What makes you feel ALIVE? Every woman has her own answer. Inspired by living life to the fullest and finding your own way, BOSS ALIVE from HUGO BOSS empowers women on their path to success. Contemporary and confident, blending soft and bold notes, the BOSS ALIVE perfume fragrance leaves a trail of positive energy. Sparkling apple and plum top notes exude optimism, while a powerful floral heart of jasmine sambac reveals radiant femininity. The contrasting base fuses woody notes with a magnetic vanilla absolute, bringing comfort and confidence. A golden ornament surrounds the glass bottle like a piece of jewellery, while the nude pink juice captures the light, reflecting the aspirational, life-affirming nature of ALIVE.

Giorgio Armani My Way Eau de Parfum 50ml, £65.99

Stella Smart Beauty award winner 2020 INTRODUCING MY WAY; THE NEW FEMININE FRAGRANCE BY GIORGIO ARMANI Giorgio Armani, designer of timeless fragrances, unveils its new fragrance; MY WAY. Through new experiences and meaningful connections to others, one finds the path to the truest version of oneself. I AM WHAT I LIVE MY WAY is inspired by the genuine search for meaning and authenticity that lies outside oneself, ultimately creating a more profound way of being. Through the influence of serendipitous encounters and new experiences, one discovers one’s own multifaceted depths. Intimate yet universal, “I am what I live” encapsulates this ethos.

Marc Jacobs Perfect Eau de Parfum 50ml, £58.95

The playful and unexpected new women’s perfume, Perfect Marc Jacobs Eau de Parfum for her, is a comforting floral scent that celebrates optimism, self-acceptance and originality. The perfume was inspired by Marc Jacobs’ mantra: “I am perfect as I am,” which is symbolised by a tattoo of the word “perfect” on his wrist. Like his tattoo, Perfect Marc Jacobs is about embracing and expressing one’s true self. Modern, bright, and feminine, Perfect is an unconventional yet harmonious clash of fresh floral and calming smooth notes. The fragrance opens with juicy notes of rhubarb and bright daffodil that reveal a comforting heart of almond milk. The fragrance finishes with a soft dry down of cedarwood and cashmeran. Perfect is nothing you would expect and everything it needs to be. #MJPerfect #PerfectAsIAm Perfect as a gift for a friend or daughter to show them how much you care for them or even as a treat to yourself.

2) A Fragrance Classic

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau de Parfum 50ml, £67.99

Black Opium in the new fragrance from Yves Saint Laurent. This new scent is inspired by the dark and mysterious side of the brand. The latest in the Opium collection this fragrance opens with notes of coffee, complimented by accords of pink pepper, which lead you to the heart of vanilla, jasmine and orange blossom, drawing to a close with base notes of cedar and patchouli.

Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum 50ml, £67.95

Are you ready for a floral explosion? Discover a floral explosion with Flowerbomb, the original floral perfume from Viktor&Rolf. Transport yourself or a loved one to a world of floral fantasy. Be engulfed by the addictive floral notes and immerse your senses with the warm woody undertones as the diamond grenade bottle erupts into a whirlwind of sweet sensations, transporting you to a world of floral fantasy. Experience the sparkling top notes of Tea, Bergamot, and Freesia; be enveloped in the floral heart of Sambac Jasmine, Cattleya Orchid and Centifolia Rose; and immerse in woody base notes of Amber and Patchouli. A captivating perfume for women: prepare for a floral fascination.

Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Eau de Parfum, £67.99

Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Eau de Parfum is Lancôme’s bestselling feminine fragrance that is a sweet and elegant perfume capturing the essence of Magnolia Extract. Inspired by the idea of natural and simple beauty and taking pleasure in the small things in life. Opening with top notes of iris, a key ingredient of this beautiful floral fragrance, flowing into a heart of patchouli accords which is all finally rounded off with a smooth base of gourmand. A unique olfactory signature perfume created by three of France’s leading perfumers. The elegant signature bottle is entitled “le sourire de cristal” meaning “the crystal smile” evoking the rounded imprint of a smile at the heart of the crystal square. The finishing touch is a pearlescent grey ribbon that is tied round the neck, forming twin wings of freedom.

3) Luxurious Skincare Goodies

Lancôme Miel-En-Mouse Cleansing Makeup Remover 200ml, £21.99

Start your cleansing routine with Miel-En-Mousse Foaming Cleansing Makeup Remover. Dissolve make up and gently cleanse skin to leave it feeling clean, soft and comfortable. A foaming cleansing makeup remover with a rinse-off formula.

Lancôme Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Serum 30ml, £52.99

Advanced Génifique, is now enriched with 7 prebiotic and probiotic-derived extracts to strengthen the skin’s barrier and leave skin looking healthier and younger. Inspired by microbiome science, our iconic face serum’s formula is enriched with new complex of 7 prebiotic and probiotic-derived extracts works in optimal affinity with skin.

Lancôme Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Moisturising Cream 50ml, £37.99

Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Rich Cream treats dry skin with an intense boost of hydration. Lancôme’s moisturising and soothing skincare cream with Hyaluronic Acid. Soothes sensitive skin and protects from the effects of environmental stress. Enjoy softer, smoother feeling skin with a radiant complexion.

4) A Sweet Home Addition

Yankee Candle Midnight Jasmine Large Jar Candle, £21.50

Yankee Candle Midnight Jasmine Large Jar Candle is a classic, easy-to-use jar candle, with pure natural fruit extracts and a seductively lush fragrance. The initial scent, blending Neroli, Orantique, Mandarin Blossom and Yellow Grapefruit, gives way to the main body fragrance of Grapefruit. This culminates in a lingering impression of Musk with Powdery Notes. Comprising of premium-grade Paraffin Wax and the finest quality ingredients from around the world, this large-sized candle with its 100% natural, lead-free wick offers a clean, consistent burn.

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