Showing posts with label Perfume. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Perfume. Show all posts

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Clarins Eau des Jardins Perfume

You'll find it interesting (if you are big into your perfume or even not) that Clarins actually formulated this perfume not just as a pretty, summer fragrance but to be worn in the sun safely. A lot of perfumes formulas have psoralens.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Avon Instinct For Her Perfume

Avon Instinct For Her perfume is a tough one for some. There are so many mixed reviews about this perfume but I for one love it.

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Clarins Promotion

About two weeks ago Clarins had a promotion where you buy two products, one being a lotion and one a serum or toner and you get a free bag, Eau de Jardins and two free sample products of your choice. I'm a bad beauty blogger though. I didn't even know that Clarins was running a promotion, apparently there were adverts on TV and in magazines but I didn't even know about it until I went to the Clarins stall one Saturday (I wasn't planning on buying anything either) and the sales girl told me about it... well I couldn't say no to an offer like that, now could I and the sales girl really was good. So for literally 10 minutes or longer the sales girl and I stood there discussing the different products that Clarins had to offer, what was best for my skin and what I wanted out of the products and I ended up walking out with two Daily Energizer products, a free bag, perfume and two free samples... I was happy as can be, although my bank account wasn't.

Now I love this bag, its a great size and great for piling in a few things in on the go if you're going to the beach or a day out. The Eau de Jardins perfume is a winner! It smells so good and you can smell it all day. It's supposed to uplift, refresh and captivate and let me tell you, it does all of the aforementioned but I will do a single post about that later once I know exactly how to describe it - yes its that good. The two free samples that I got was the Hand and Nail Treatment Cream and the Beauty Flash Balm. I chose the hand and nail cream for my mom because shes a sucker for hand creams and I don't really like hand creams. They leave my hands greasy and I just don't like the feel of cream on my hands - cringe. My mom says it softens your hands from the first use and it really sinks in so there's no feeling of grease on your hands. I chose the Beauty Flash Balm as I've heard so many good things about it and before going out and buying a full version I wanted to try it first. So far so good but I've only used it twice and I haven't fully formed an opinion yet so I will do a seperate post about that soon. The two Daily Energizer products are great so far and again I will do a seperate post for these two.


Friday, 14 June 2013

The Body Shop Body Mist

The Body Shop Vanilla Body Mist - R110. Wow this stuff is to die for! I'm a real sucker for anything that smells of vanilla and this body mist is just so lovely. The smell lasts for ages and you get random whiffs of it throughout the day. This vanilla body mist isn't too sickly sweet like those perfumed deodarants, its more like a pure vanilla scent. If you spray too much on then I guess it will be sweet but I just spray three or four sprays (two in my hair and two on my clothes as the scent lasts longer in your hair and fibres of your clothes than on your skin). I like that you don't need to carry around the bottle in your handbag for a re-spray throughout the day because it really does last that long so that's a bonus as this bottle is quite big and heavy to carry around in your bag, plus its glass so it could break very easy. I got this in February for my birthday from Stephen and I'm only like a 1/4 way through the bottle only. Honestly this is a repurchase for me, I really love it! No bad word to say at all and a big big bonus The Body Shop is animal cruelty free!


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Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Budget Beauty: The Fragrance Boutique

The Fragrance Boutique in South Africa (see link here) sell high end perfumes in their own packaging and bottles and sell them for a lot cheaper. All the oils have been imported from Grasse in France and they sell brands like Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, Chanel and everything you can think of. I've had Dior before and Chanel and they smell exactly the same as the original.

This one that I have now is Dolce & Gabbana The One for women and the 50ml bottle for womens perfume is only R250 - that's nothing compared to the normal prices of high end perfumes. It's a warm, floral scent with a strong sweet smell to it that does die down when it dries. It's a very feminine fragrance. In the top notes you can get a smell of peach, bergamot (my favourite), mandarine and lychee. So the top notes are quite fruity but not so fruity that you smell like a walking fruit if you get what I mean? In the heart notes you smell madonna lily, exotic fruits, jasmine, muguet and plum. The base notes are filled with vitiver, vanilla (another favourite), dry amber, musky notes and mossy notes. All in all the fragrance is a floral, fruity smell but the floral smell is a lot stronger. I quote: "It's a vibrant floral touch of warm citrus notes." and this describes the scent perfectly. The smell does last for a long time and you get whiffs of it as the day goes on.

The Fragrance Boutique is a very smart idea for those you want high end perfumes but can't afford it. Of course you don't get the beautiful packaging of Gucci or Chanel but you do get the scent and that's what people notice.

Now go out there and get some high end perfumes for a lot cheaper!

*PS - my thoughts and prayers go out to the families and people of Boston. Be strong Boston, we are all praying for you!