Perfume Review: Wild Vanilla Orchid by Floral Street

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Sometimes when you are far away from someone or feel melancholic, a fragrance could bring all the memories or that person back, this little meeting experience was what I got as soon my nose felt Wild Vanilla Orchid by Floral Street.   Continue reading “Perfume Review: Wild Vanilla Orchid by Floral Street”

Perfume Review: Angel Eau Croisière 2020 by Mugler

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Last year Mugler released a limited edition summer fragrance called Angel Eau Croisiere, (yes a flanker of the original Angel) it was a huge success that it was sold out everywhere very quickly. That’s why the house decided to go for the second edition for 2020. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Angel Eau Croisière 2020 by Mugler”

Perfume Review: 100 by Trish McEvoy

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When we talk about about Trish McEvoy we normally think about makeup but not so much about the lovely perfume collection, except if we visit department stores and we can see them displayed and ready to try out.

Time ago I was lucky enough to try out Precious Pink Jasmine and really loved it so this time I went for a Floral Oriental option, the notes really called my attention so I’m really excited to share this Eau de Parfum called 100. Continue reading “Perfume Review: 100 by Trish McEvoy”

Perfume Review: Molecule 04 by Escentric Molecules

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Molecule 04 is the latest release from Escentric Molecules or actually “was” as the brand will be launching a new fragrance pretty soon. Wanted to try this fragrance for a while for one or another reason I made excuses till now. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Molecule 04 by Escentric Molecules”

Review: Thalgo, Clarifying Water Essence

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Even when essences have been on the market for a while, not many brands produce them, actually they are kind of exclusive to medium to luxury ones and still you would need to know where to find them, but still many people wouldn’t know what they are, how to use it and most important they are not meant to replace any other product. Continue reading “Review: Thalgo, Clarifying Water Essence”

Perfume Review: Orange Sanguine by Atelier Cologne

 

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Orange Sanguine is probably the most famous fragrance from the house Atelier Cologne and a cult scent in the perfumery world with so many lovers around the globe, the reason why? this is a proper orange scent, many people describe it as pure orange juice and extremely fresh but let’s have a look. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Orange Sanguine by Atelier Cologne”

Perfume Review: La Route d’Emeraude by Isabey

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First launch in 1924, “La Route d’Emeraude” The road to the Emerald Triangle from Isabey was designed by Julien Viard, in a faceted bottle and a jewel-like case, reminiscent of the splendor of the Far East. This perfume is inspired, with a touch of nostalgia, by the journey leading to the “Emerald Triangle” (Thailand, Laos and Cambodia), filled with the scents of Jasmine Sambac and blooming flowers. Many Orient lovers took the path to these faraway lands and experienced sensations that are recaptured in this re-edition of the mythical perfume. Gold leather (cordovan) effect, distinctive of La Route d’Emeraude previous designs, has been preserved. The fragrance has been slightly changed. Continue reading “Perfume Review: La Route d’Emeraude by Isabey”

Perfume: Best in Fragrance 2019

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2019 was a good year for some perfume houses and not so good for many others, I think the list of “Worst in Fragrance 2019” would be much longer because many luxury but mass consumption houses have launched new versions of existing perfumes , the release of new perfumes was very poor and many others only chose to launch flankers without much to say or collectable bottles. In this list you will find the best of both mass consumption and the few of niche houses, all from different brands. Continue reading “Perfume: Best in Fragrance 2019”

Perfume Review: Alien Mirage & Alien Man Mirage by Mugler

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One of the first releases in 2020 in the perfumery industry comes from Mugler, with two new versions called Alien Mirage and Alien Man Mirage, both flankers of the well famous Alien family. clearly thinking on Valentines day and that the spring summer fragrances tend to get released at this time of the year. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Alien Mirage & Alien Man Mirage by Mugler”

Review: Thalgo, Prodige Des Oceans Essence

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Looking for skincare essences to try out for the blog and a guide I’m making this product from Thalgo called my attention so why not decided to give it a try.I have already tried few products from this brand and got very nice results so I was always willing to try it again, but at some point I discovered this one by accident. Continue reading “Review: Thalgo, Prodige Des Oceans Essence”

Perfume Review: Electric Rhubarb by Floral Street

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Making the list of the best in fragrance releases 2019 with a bit of delay one of the latest to try out and actually made it into the list was Electric Rhubarb from the British niche perfume house Floral Street. This fragrance was released on 2019 in collaboration with the Royal Horticultural Society’s. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Electric Rhubarb by Floral Street”

Perfume Review: Mugler Cologne Collection

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Summer option, sensitive nose or just a cologne lover, many people is fan of the Mugler classic cologne, but what would you think if this time you have 5 different options to choose or even considering the layering technique to create your own fragrance. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Mugler Cologne Collection”

Perfume Review: Smart by Andrea Maack

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Not every day we come across products from Iceland, a country that if it became one of the most popular tourist destinations in recent years but keeps a lifestyle and artistic point of view very different from the rest, so when I discovered Andrea Maack and her perfume line I couldn’t resist and here we are. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Smart by Andrea Maack”

Review: Bioderma, Atoderm Gel Douche and Atoderm Crème

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Not long ago we talked about the Bioderma Sebium Range and how well it helped me to improve my oily skin prone to acne and turn my skin into a normal type, well today we are going to talk about body dry skin which is my other issue. Continue reading “Review: Bioderma, Atoderm Gel Douche and Atoderm Crème”

Review: Bioderma, Sébium Gel Moussant and Sébium Global

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Having oily/combination skin is a real issue, when I was a teenager I have suffered from a severe acne and due to the lack of information (or misinformation) I used to have a terrible skincare routine and today I’m paying the consequences of it. But the story doesn’t finish there acne could be hormonal, due to a bad a diet, stress and also using the wrong products could be causing it.Acne is not the only issue, having a prone skin to open pores, blackheads and blemishes is something that most of us have to deal with, that’s why today I wanted to share two products from Bioderma that are specific for this concerns. Continue reading “Review: Bioderma, Sébium Gel Moussant and Sébium Global”

Macmillan Beauty Calendar 2019

calendar.pngWhether you keep these special goodies for yourself (and no one would blame you for that) or whether you share them, you’ve helped create moments of generosity. That’s because £2 from every one of these bumper beauty calendars goes to Macmillan Cancer Support. You can enjoy 24 moments of discovery with our favourite beauty products; and the warm glow of knowing you’ve helped people with cancer live life as fully as they can. Continue reading “Macmillan Beauty Calendar 2019”

Perfume Review: Gardénia by Isabey

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Launched in 1926, Le Gardénia is considered as one of the most prestigious of its kind in the world. Among the rarest sixty fragrances in the book “Scentfully Precious” of J-M Martin-Hattemberg, Le Gardénia is known for its distinguished match of bottle drawn by Julien Viard and jewel case-like box elaborated by Sorys. Isabey Gardenia is the ultimate, splurge-worthy, Rembrandt of Gardenia Scents. Luminous and sensual, this captures the true essence of this bewitching bloom. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Gardénia by Isabey”

Perfume Review: Aura Eau De Parfum Sensuelle by Mugler

 

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Almost finishing another year and I will have to do my list of best and worst in fragrance of 2019, and today I want to share my experience with one fragrance that actually was released during the summer time but due to work and being traveling around I haven’t had the time and chance to test it out, Aura Eau de Parfum Sensuelle by Mugler, yes another flanker of Aura, and I said a millon times I’m not a fan of flankers but this house at least puts some effort and releases good ones or at least they smell different and not all the same. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Aura Eau De Parfum Sensuelle by Mugler”

Perfume Review: Wonderland Peony by Floral Street

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In the last years we have seen the massive production perfume brands releasing flankers after flankers, new versions of what it used to be good perfumes and very few new in fragrances have absolutely nothing new to surprise the demanding and every day more exigent customers, so the niche perfumery became more and more attractive to people looking for something  different and here is one of those wonderful niche perfume houses: Floral Street Continue reading “Perfume Review: Wonderland Peony by Floral Street”

Visiting Edinburgh: Part I, The Fringe Festival And The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

 

The bus service London-Edinburgh to create this travel journal was kindly provided by National Express.

There I was … the last time I visited Victoria Coach Station it was four years ago during the winter to take the National Express to Inverness and start an adventure alone.
Returning to the station brought me many memories even when it has changed a lot, probably just like me. Once again I was traveling alone because I honestly needed some time for myself, what better idea than to return to Scotland a place that I always loved, of course this time the destination would be different, I was heading to Edinburgh. Continue reading “Visiting Edinburgh: Part I, The Fringe Festival And The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo”

Perfume Review: Mugler Perfuming Brushes

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If we look at the last trends in perfumery we can notice a good on the packaging and format of the fragrances, like roll on minis, pencils, oils, actually last year Mugler released perfume pencils of Aura, Angel and Alien the 3 iconic fragrances of the brand and these year their released perfuming brushes. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Mugler Perfuming Brushes”

Marks & Spencer Beauty Advent Calendar 2019

mandsLast year I had the chance to get an M&S Beauty advent calendar and there were many things I wasn’t too keen of in the content, this is one of the most over hyped beauty advent calendars, but it’s really worth the money, is it the best option? is it for everyone here we are going to have a deep review of the calendar before the release. Continue reading “Marks & Spencer Beauty Advent Calendar 2019”

Zelens, Defence SPF 30 & Lip Treatment Oil Review

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One product I tend to run out quite fast is the Facial SPF and I have to admit I only use Body SPF during the summer, but something that worries me is that many people only cares about using SPF during the sunny months when it’s actually a everyday use product during the whole year, this is not only about the skin getting burnt, getting wrinkles in few years is also to avoid skin cancer, so today I want to share with you 3 products from Zelens, a great dermatological brand with very nice formulas. Continue reading “Zelens, Defence SPF 30 & Lip Treatment Oil Review”

Perfume Review: Angel EDT (2019) by Mugler

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Many times I have mentioned that I’m not a fan of flankers and new version of well established fragrances, I mean to make a new version of a well popular perfume it could be tricky and most of the time it goes wrong, not only my perception but also what I heard every time I mingle with the customers, so when Mugler came with this new guy I was a bit scared of what I would find, but even when I liked the previous version and the design of the bottle was stunning, this one managed to become a great option. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Angel EDT (2019) by Mugler”

Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar 2019

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One of most luxurious and most expensive advent calendars is here by Harrods, a mix of skincare, perfume and make up, different luxury brands and the big question is if this advent really is worth the money I mean it cost £250 so there is a lot to think about. Continue reading “Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar 2019”

ASOS Face + Body Advent Calendar 2019

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A bit way too early for advent calendars I know…but companies and brands keep pushing earlier and earlier each year, all I can say is that some of these calendars are great others are ok and other are just not worth the money, but today I wanted to share with you the one launched by ASOS and have a look at the content so yo can decide if it  fits your needs or not. Continue reading “ASOS Face + Body Advent Calendar 2019”

Perfume Review: Mademoiselle Rochas Couture by Rochas

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This year Rochas decided (perfume wise) to get a stronger presence in the UK, that would include a closer relationship with the influencers and perfume reviewers, so that’s how a lovely bottle of the latest release landed in my hands it was Mademoiselle Rochas Couture. It has been a very long time since the last time I tested a Rochas fragrance and I was really excited when I got it because as we talked many times in this blog and social media, I’m a bit fed up of the over abuse of flankers and the re inventions who end up killing classics of the perfumerie history, and this is something why I love Rochas if they do a flanker it’s only one or two (except the Eau Rochas which are very different between each other) Continue reading “Perfume Review: Mademoiselle Rochas Couture by Rochas”

Perfume Review: Wanted Girl by Azzaro

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As I have shared here, I consider myself an extremely olfactory person, I associate immense perfumes with people, moments or memories in a snap of my fingers. I also believe it to be one of my sharpest senses. Having said that, it is extremely important for me to use a memorable fragrance. Normally, I always opt for very hot fragranes; in my opinion, very seductive and feminine. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Wanted Girl by Azzaro”

Perfume Review: Stories by Eliza Grace

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We accumulate memories through the smell of that there is no doubt, whether meals, places, people, special moments are recorded in our memory many times through notes that many times we do not know what they are called but when we automatically feel transported, this is one of the great wonders of perfumes and today I want to share with you two releases that would bring some memories to you or you would leave that memory in someone. A new gender-inclusive Fragrance line that weaves a narrative from mislaid memories, childhood dreams and long-forgotten hope; STORIES by Eliza Grace is a journey for the senses. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Stories by Eliza Grace”

Windle & Moodie, Ultra Nourishing Collection Review

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Anyone who has very damaged hair knows how hard it is to bring it back to life, one of the most important factors is knowing how to choose quality and free products such as parabens and silicones that give a false appearance of “healthy” when the reality is very different, the problem that has even happened to me is that when I use products free of these ingredients my hair is obviously shown as it is: dry, damaged, full of frizz, etc. I preferred to sacrifice myself and continue using harmful products just to tame my hair. I decided a couple of months ago that I wanted to have long hair again because I do not tolerate the same haircut that everyone now wears, so I decided to make it grow but it was healthy when the Ultra Nourishing line from Windle & Moodie was great help. Continue reading “Windle & Moodie, Ultra Nourishing Collection Review”