Fragrances To Wear Around The House

Fragrances To Wear Around The House

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!

Carolina Herrera 212 Sexy Eau de Parfum Spray £35.99

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!

YSL Black Opium Eau de Parfum Spray £66.99

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. 

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum Spray £94.99

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! 

Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Eau de Parfum £65.95

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!

Carolina Herrera 212 Men Eau de Toilette Spray £33.95

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!

GIVENCHY Gentleman Cologne Eau de Toilette Spray £29.95

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!

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Why We Love Organic Perfumes

Why We Love Organic Perfumes

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.

All-natural ingredients

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!

Thinking of making the switch to organic? You can find lots of high-quality products in our organic skincare and bodycare range.

Essential oils

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.

Natural scent

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.

Moisturising feel

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.

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Magical Marc Jacobs Gifts To Give This Season

Magical Marc Jacobs Gifts To Give This Season

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

Marc Jacobs Daisy Collection Gift Set

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! 

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Marc Jacobs Daisy Gift Set 50ml

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!

Marc Jacobs Daisy Love Gift Set 50ml

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!  

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Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Gift Set 50ml

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…

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Marc Jacobs Perfect

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. 

Marc Jacobs Eau So Decadent

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!

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Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh Daze

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!

Marc Jacobs Daisy

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…

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Michael Kors Gift Guide 2020

Michael Kors Gift Guide 2020

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. 

Michael Kors Wonderlust Sublime 

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! 

Michael Kors Sexy Ruby

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! 

Michael Kors Sparkling Blush

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

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…

Michael Kors Extreme Sky 

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!

Michael Kors Extreme Rush

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!

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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.

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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!