Sunday, 26 July 2015

Little Scents

L'Occitane Cherry | My BURBERRY | Harajuku Lovers Lil' Angel | Viva La Juicy | Liz Earle Botanical Essence | Beyoncé Heat
It's Sunday! I hope you have all had a lovely weekend!

Summer is the perfect time for pretty scents and I thought it would be nice to take a look at my very mini collection. I don't normally buy perfume cause I never really got in to the whole smelling great phase but every now and again, it's nice to smell like you were a gift from heaven. Everything in the above photo was given to me by either those perfume people on the streets, or by friends and family. I think these samples are perfect for me cause I do tend to get bored of the same scents, also they fit snuggly in to my travel make up bag!

Compared with a pound coin! Look how small
 

L'Occitane Cherry
I should probably mention that I am not the best at describing fragrances so this post could get interesting (or just extremely unhelpful)... First up is Cherry Princess by L'OCCITANE. I'm not sure if this is still available on their website cause I could not seem to find it on there, and I did get it at an outlet store. This one is very subtle, supposed to smell of cherries I presume... but I think that it smells a lot like a floral, almost rose like scent. It's sweet but not too sickly so it's perfect for those warm sunny days when you just want a slight hint of sweetness. If you apply it around your neck area, everyone who hugs you will get a subtle wave of this lovely smell.

My BURBERRY

 Well I don't really know what to say about this beautiful scent other than it smells very sophisticated and elegant. This is the perfume I reach for when I have a grown up thing to go to, for example interviews and events where I need to be more mature. haha! It's silly I know but it gives me this extra boost of grown woman confidence. Here's the description from the Buberry Website:

The iconic fragrance inspired by the trench coat. The scent captures the essence of a London garden after the rain.

 Doesn't that just sound bliss! I mean the scent definitely does not disappoint, and I got this in the cute little miniature sample thanks to Angelina!
Harajuku Lovers Lil' Angel
I have had this perfume for a quite a few years now. I've mentioned I am not the biggest perfume purchaser but that doesn't stop me from smelling all the perfumes in stores. I remember Joanna and I used to go into Debenhams and smell all the perfumes from this range, they were all lovely but I think this was my favourite. It's very sweet, almost reminds me of candy canes and candy floss. It's not as sophisticated as the Burberry one, it's a lot more girlier and youthful. Really brings back memories from summer fairs kinda vibe.

Viva La Juicy

The perfume Viva la Juicy was presented as a gourmet floral fragrance, which opens with notes of wild berries and juicy mandarin. The heart encompasses a floral blend of honeysuckle, gardenia and jasmine, while the base notes await us with a gourmet rhapsody of amber, caramel, vanilla, sandalwood and pralines.

 I couldn't quite pin point this smell, so I stole the description! I will add that it is extremely sweet, not a natural blossom style sweet, but more of an artificial kinda sweet. I love my sweet scents as you might have guessed (since all the perfumes in this post are sweet!) so I don't mind this smell at all! As you can see in the photo, I have used quite a lot of this, so I must enjoy it quite a bit.


Liz Earle Botanical Essence

This smell is just gorgeous. It's sweet but not too sweet, very floral but in the most delicate and natural way. Some people might say it smells like the grandmother but I adore it! Smells like bottled summer in a beautiful park.

Beyoncé Heat
The very essence of her confidence, style and elegance has inspired this premiere fragrance….truly memorable, like the woman who inspired it.Beyoncé Heat is a floral, fruity, woody perfume that features rare, sensual flowers and is both feminine and irresistible

I am having a Beyoncé day, listening to Queen B as I type up this post. There's nothing much to say about this fragrance, I am sorry but I don't seem to be drawn to this as much as the others in this post. It is a sweet scent, not horrible, but nothing special about it either if you know what I mean. Will I head out and buy it? Probably not.

Sorry.

Coconut body mist from M&S £1
So since this is a scent/smell related post, I thought I'd share one last one that I have been love love loving recently! This coconut body mist is what summer dreams are made of. I absolutely adore this. It reminds me of a sunny beach holiday, where you have sun cream all over you, maybe an ice cream at hand, or even coconut water from an actual coconut. This is just a holiday in a bottle and for £1 who can really complain?!


And that is all the mini scents + summer in a bottle that I own. Not a huge collection but it will do seen as though I never really use perfume anyway. You may have notice that these photographs were taken with the old background in my old flat, and the reason for that is because I am not the best writer of perfumes, I am terrible at describing scents and I have been putting it off until now. Even now, the descriptions are still a bit here, there, everywhere! I hope you girls have enjoyed this post nonetheless, luckily I won't be doing many of these as 1. I do not really purchase perfumes and 2. This is not my strong point so I will stick to what I am good at. I am glad I gave it a go, must try everything once don't we?

Grace
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