There’s nothing quite like a spritz of your favourite scent and during these turbulent times I think we could all do with the perfect pick me up. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the best pocket sized scents to boost your mood! From Hugo Boss to Valentino, we’ve got small sized scents that pack a punch…
Combining notes of sparkling apple, powerful florals and warm vanilla, this femenine fragrance is a must-have this season! Live life to the fullest with BOSS ALIVE, this small sized scent has everything you need to feel empowered and on your path to success. So, whether you’re on the go, or you just want to know more about this irresistible scent, then shop today at Fragrance Direct.
Inspired by the woman who truly values what’s essential, Le Parfum Essentiel combines the effervescence of madarin and evokes a beautiful escape, I think we can all agree we could do with a beautiful escape from these turbulent times, that’s why this fragrance is ultimate pocket friendly perfume this month! Discover notes of orange flower, patchouli, sparkling mandarin and cedarwood today and grab it at a bargain price of £22.95!
A personal FD fave, Valentino Voce Viva represents the sound of your voice and scent of your fragrance, like a voice, a fragrance is personal, intimate and leaves a trace. This unique blend of radiant florals, addictive crystal moss accord embodies the strength and intimacy of your voice. If you’re feeling a little down and you’re in desperate need of a small sized pick me up this month then Voce Viva is perfect for you!
If you’re not a lover of this cold, frosty weather and instead, you dream of summer nights and all things warmth then this fragrance reflects just that! Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau de Toilette combines succulent wild berries, soft white violets and fresh jasmine, creating a fresh blend perfect for everyday wear. Small enough for your handbag when you’re on the go, Daisy’s bottle embodies sophistication and vintage charm, inspired by its name, the daisy flower has been transformed into a whimsical bottle shape!
A signature classic that we know and love, YSL’s Black Opium is a small sized scent that we all need in our life! Right now, most of us are turning to all things comfort and cosyness, with notes of vanilla, jasmine and orange blossom, this super scent embodies everything you need to feel warmth and solace. Spritz a little TLC today, you won’t regret it…
Winner of the Stella Smart Beauty Award 2020, My Way is a small sized scent that packs a punch! With so much time spent indoors, you might be struggling with establishing who you are, but fear not, My Way is here to save the day. Inspired by the genuine search for meaning and authenticity that lies outside oneself, My Way features notes of tuberose, vibrant cedarwood and sensual vanilla from Madagascar. So why not give this marvelous mini scent a try?
For many, fragrance is the ultimate finishing touch to complete your look and set the mood for the rest of the day. It’s the go-to accessory to wear for stepping outside the house regardless of where you’re planning on going, but have you ever thought about wearing your favoured fragrance at home? Read on to find out the ultimate scents to wear at home now!
Following a year filled with uncertainties and spending more time than ever at home, it’s best you turn to something that brings you comfort and confidence. Carolina Herrera’s 212 Sexy Eau de Parfum is irresistible, deliciously femenine and a must-have addition to every women’s at-home collection of fragrances. With notes of fresh pink pepper, cotton candy and bergamot, this unique blend of ingredients is the perfect pick-me-up to see you through the new year. Complete with a sleek pink bottle and a 2 in 1 dispenser, this sweet scent has got you covered!
Whether you’re on the hunt for your go-to signature scent or a new forever favourite you want to try out, YSL’s Black Opium has got your back. An FD fave of ours, Black Opium is the ultimate addition to your Zoom date night antics. Featuring rich notes of coffee, complimented by accords of pink pepper and a heart of vanilla, jasmine and orange blossom, this juice is the go-to spritz of the year whether you’re at home partying or out with your friends post-lockdown, Black Opium is the one to watch.
With many of us now working from home and not in the office, it’s essential you wear something powerful to motivate you through your work day, but if you’re one of us who rocks the pyjamas and slippers combo rather than the full work attire then it’s probably best you give yourself a spritz of motivation too. Flowerbomb provides the ultimate boost throughout the day, so why not transport yourself through a floral explosion of sweet florals, warm woods and golden ambers and grab it today at Fragrance Direct!
Le Male Eau de Parfum by Jean Paul Gaultier has officially set sail! Dressed in a black and gold officer’s jacket, this elegant woody fragrance is a must-have for him. If you think he’s on the lookout for an intense scent that embodies all things style and strength then this one’s for him. With many zoom meetings taking place, it’s essential that he’s got an uplifting scent that captures his full charisma and the ultimate leader within him, look no further and grab a bargain for him now!
Lockdown can start to get pretty boring so it’s important to change with things up. We think it’s time you say goodbye to your old favourite and hello to something new! Why not try out Carolina Herrera 212 Men today, afterall, you’re free of judgement since there’s limited ability to go outside. So bring the outside in with this fresh fragrance bursting with notes of green apple, spice and grapefruit!
They say ‘home is where the heart is’ but we say ‘home is where it smells good!’ Here at FD we’re great believers that scents can affect your mood. If you’re wanting to stay positive during these tricky times then make sure you lift your mood with the scent of Givenchy’s Gentleman. This citrus blend of bergamot, lemon, musk, vetiver and rosemary is the perfect fusion to raise your spirits!
Having grown in popularity in recent years, organic perfumes are certainly making their mark in the fragrance industry. As more and more people are shaking up their skincare with natural and vegan products, they’re also turning to organic perfume, haircare items and supplements to complement their beauty routines.
With its multiple health and environmental benefits, it’s no wonder that so many of us are making the jump to organic.
So, how does an organic perfume differ from its synthetic counterparts? Listed below are just some of the unique qualities that define a natural fragrance:
Contains natural ingredients
Free from harmful chemicals and synthetic compounds
Good for the environment
Creates a pleasing, personalised scent
Highly moisturising and suitable for dry, sensitive skin
Promotes a sense of wellbeing
Here, we’ll take you through a few reasons as to why organic perfumes are so beneficial and why you should consider switching from synthetic products to more natural alternatives. We’ll also recommend some great items from our organic range to get you started.
Did you know that 60% of what you put onto your skin is actually absorbed into the body? While this is a worrying statistic, using organic products that contain natural ingredients significantly lessens the risk of introducing harmful chemicals into your system.
Whether it be with your skincare, haircare, perfume, or all three, going organic is great for your wellbeing. Plus, organic products are generally better for the environment, too. Even more reason to try them out for yourself!
Organic perfumes are loaded with essential oils, which can have a positive impact on your general health and wellbeing when inhaled or absorbed. Derived from natural sources such as seeds, flowers, fruit and leaves, essential oils can help elevate your mood, reduce anxiety, and ground you.
If you’re feeling stressed after a long day, using products infused with these oils can help alleviate worry and leave you feeling relaxed and pampered.
The same goes for organic haircare products, which contain lots of natural goodness to help restore health and leave hair feeling sleek, shiny and rejuvenated. We recommend the Natural World chia seed oil conditioner as a great introductory organic formula. Infused with chia seed oil which is renowned for its nourishing and moisturising properties, this conditioner works to strengthen hair and maximise volume.
A personal touch
One of the most pleasing qualities of organic perfumes is their ability to expand and linger on the skin. This means that the ingredients tend to fuse with the chemistry of the wearer to produce a completely unique and personal fragrance.
If you fancy the idea of your own individual perfume, consider trying out an organic option. The scent of essential oils also changes throughout the day, so your fragrance will be constantly evolving to create a fusion of delight for the senses.
Non-organic perfumes are created in a synthetic environment by mixing together lots of different ingredients, whereas organic perfumes give off a much more refined aroma, meaning less of an artificial experience. Natural scents tend to linger rather than overpower.
Expect the pleasant, but not overbearing, release of essential oils when you opt for organic alternatives. Whether you love the smell of rose or you’re partial to the sweet fragrance of vanilla, there are lots of brands on the market which offer some of the best organic perfumes in a range of inviting scents.
For a treat for your skin and the senses, we recommend the Eco By Sonya lemongrass body wash. Made up of a combination of two luxurious essential oils, it provides an uplifting and gentle cleanse for the hands, face and body.
Organic perfumes do not contain any harmful chemicals, so they’re safe for use when applied to the skin. If you’re allergic to conventional perfume or you’re prone to skin conditions, you might be pleased to know that natural fragrances will not cause any inflammation or discomfort.
Due to the natural ingredients found in these perfumes, they’re also highly moisturising and non-irritating, so they’re a great choice for those with dry, sensitive skin. If you suffer with redness or rashes, consider trying out organic fragrances for a more comfortable experience.
A sense of wellbeing
A sense of wellbeing Organic fragrances work in harmony with the body to produce beneficial effects for your health and wellbeing. The natural oils found in organic products are great for your skin. They contain antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties which can trigger cell renewal, improve skin conditions, and even help fight infections.
Christmas is looming and gifting season is right upon us, so we know that a little panic may be starting to settle in, but not to worry! There’s still plenty of time to find that gorgeous gift that you’ve been longing for. Sensational scents, appealing aromas and gifts galore, Marc Jacobs has it all! So give the gift of luxury this season and follow our timeless top picks…
Do you know someone who is an avid Marc Jacobs fan? Well this gift set is the perfect present for them! Give the gift of variety with this gorgeous selection of Marc Jacobs minis this Christmas. Featuring three delicious daisy scents, all blended with key floral notes of wild berries and soft white violets!
A gift set take on the firm favourite original Daisy scent by Marc Jacobs, this set includes a 50ml bottle of Daisy Eau de Toilette, a beautiful body lotion and a luxurious shower gel so you can feel fresh and fruity inside the shower and out! So tick one of your gifts off your lists and grab this gorgeous gift that will make somebody’s Christmas!
Treat someone you love this Christmas to the oh so lovely Daisy Love Gift Set! This irresistible fragrance is bursting with vibrant sweet cloud-berries, delicate daisy tree petals and sparkling cashmere. The set also includes a scented body lotion and shower gel that makes the gift so good, you might just want to keep it for yourself!
This Christmas, we’re certainly dreaming of this Marc Jacobs Dream Gift Set! Use this special set filled with Marc Jacob goodies to create the most beautiful smelling version of you. From blackberry to grapefruit, the scent is out of this world…
What do you get when you combine rhubarb, bright daffodil and almond milk? Only Marc Jacobs newest fragrance, Perfect! This must-have fragrance is any fragrance fanatic’s fantasy, the unique blend is displayed in a stunning bottle that features bananas, bows and a cherry on top! What’s not to love? Show someone you care this festive season with Perfect.
Every woman deserves to feel empowered so give the gift of this luxurious fragrance to a boss babe who loves to feel free and express themselves! This enticing femenine scent features juicy fruits and radiant florals! The bottle design is described as a ‘flawless union between fragrance and fashion so transform yourself from day to night with Marc Jacobs Eau So Decadent!
Feel Eau So Fresh with this delightful blend of white peach and orchard blossoms. Make someone feel amazing this Christmas and surprise them with this fresh and floral everyday perfume. This much-needed gift is perfect for someone who may already have one of the fragrances from the Daisy range and fancies a change!
Last but not least… Daisy! This unforgettable fragrance will leave a long-lasting impact on anyone’s mind. This iconic scent embodies sophistication and optimism and after a complicated year full of ups and downs, I think we all need a bit of optimism in our lives! So, gift that special lady in your life this pure fusion of irresistible violets and succulent wild berries now…
Some people are easy to buy for, but if your special someone is a fragrance fanatic then you’ve got a tall order on your hands. After all, there’s a lot riding on a gift as unique and personal as a fragrance. Do you gift them a top-up of their signature scent or introduce them to a brand new one? From fruity and fresh to musky and warm, Christmas is right around the corner, so here’s a selection of Michael Kors scents that are sure to make anyone smile this festive season.
This floral fragrance captures the moment of golden hour – the peak of sun-drenched days spent basking on the beach. Bottling the time of day when sunlight turns magical, Sublime takes you from late afternoon to evening with ease. A reinterpretation of the original Wonderlust bottle, Sublime appears to glow from within its thick glass base This scent has been developed with radiance in mind, with hints of warm floral amber, this scent is the perfect gift to give to the ones who love to shine and glow, no matter where they go!
A scent that is stunning as the jewel that inspired the creation. Sexy Ruby is a modern gift that sparkles with fiery sensuality. The fragrance features strong notes of juicy raspberry and freshly cut apricot. The alluring scarlet gemstones come to life through a striking display of luscious rose petals that combine with the apricot to be reminiscent of the softness of skin. Drydown notes fuse to form showstopping textures and moss crystal creates depth by contrasting sparkling with dark. Treat someone to this scent and watch the bottle come to life with its eye catching ruby red colour that will make any room shine!
A scent with as many facets as a woman’s spirit. If you know someone who longs for that perfect woody floral fragrance then Michael Kors Sparkling Blush is a must for them! It’s unique blend has been created to reflect a woman’s brilliance and beauty. The lustrous burst of pink pepper and rose petals combine with rich vanilla and lychee notes, while sandalwood delivers a sultry finish. This gift won’t go a miss!
Michael Kors Extreme Blue is a dynamic blend of fragrance that complements any man who is ready to conquer the world. The addictive scent opens with bergamot’s crisp bite, while the addition of angelica seed and pink pepper introduce a spicy zest! Inside the heart of the fragrance, classic notes of juniper and cypress live, with nutty undertones of sesame blend and sage, giving it the ultimate creamy and fresh blend. This scent will truly be the best gift yet…
For the daredevil who has it all and knows no limits… Extreme Sky is a gravity-defying men’s scent that captures the heart-pounding sensation of soaring high above it all. This scent is a woody blend of cool spice and energizing bergamot. Special man in your life? Enhance their individuality with this must-have scent this season, it’s unique blend is bound to make any man smile this Christmas!
Opening with a strong blend of blood orange and juniper, this scent has been fused with aromatics at the heart and finished with musk. Any man who knows how to capture the thrill of adrenaline will be over the moon to receive this fragrance. Why not fill their lives with joy and be bold with the gift of luxury this Christmas!
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
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 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:
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:
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.