If it’s good enough for Royalty..

I love British brands with a rich history and heritage. I especially love the ones with Royal Warrants, London perfumery Penhaligon’s have two! Royal Warrants are a mark of recognition to individuals or companies who have supplied goods or services for at least five years to HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh or HRH The Prince of Wales. Royal Warrants are very special.

The brand started back in 1872 by William Penhaligon and operates today as a luxury British brand, who still produces all their scents in England and have many stores, all around the world.

I think my favourite scent by the brand has to be Cornubia. It’s made up of head notes of Mandarin, heart notes of Freesia, neroli, orange blossom, jasmine and heliotrope. The base notes are vanilla, musk, woods and amber.
I love the rich, warmth to this perfume. It’s really beautiful, luxurious and feminine, but it’s also got hints of darkness. Citrus, sweet but also woody and musky. Glamorous and fabulous!

It is a really beautiful perfume which is such a joy to me. It is a lesser famous scent by Penhaligons, but it’s one of my favourites and I would recommend trying it out when you are next in one of their stores! It’s really unique and just Gorgeous! Try it out and let me know what you think, because I can’t get enough of it!

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Three of the best… Men’s cologne

I love, love, love a good perfume! The effects of a good fragrance can be so uplifting and it feels good to smell great!

A high end perfume or cologne will last a really long time and stay smelling incredible for hours. The scents the top perfumers in the world blend are intoxicating and magical. That’s what I want to smell like, I want to smell incredible!

My boyfriend and I are both passionate about the perfume and colognes we wear. We only buy a couple of bottles a year, so we both make sure that they are perfect. It’s something you wear every day, and it’s meant to be enjoyed!

My boyfriend has incredible taste in fragrance and we spend a lot of time browsing the counters for what is new, classic and quite frankly, the best we can find.

Here is what we believe to be the best three men’s colognes on the market, they are what we have found to be the creme de la creme!

First up, Tom Ford ‘Extreme’, all Tom Ford colognes are special, but I think this this one has to be my favourite. It is rich and intense with
basil, cardamom and cinnamon bark, mixed with Persian lemon and citrus. While rich heart notes, structured from black plum, parma violet and cedarwood, enlivened with a pinch of saffron. Finished with pure essences of rum, Haitian vetiver, caramel, vanilla and patchouli. This is a strong, bold scent. It is rich and delicious and it’s an attention grabber in all the best ways!

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Next, I would recommend Jo Malone London Pomegranate Noir. I always adore Jo Malone London, for me the brand always gets their fragrances spot on. They balance scents perfectly and their ingredients are so natural and fresh smelling. This scent is a little lighter than Tom Ford’s Extreme, it hits you with daring red dress. Ruby-rich juices of pomegranate, raspberry and plum are spiked with pink pepper and laced with Casablanca lily and spicy woods. I find it fresh and fruity yet moody, sensual, dark and enigmatic.

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Finally, let me introduce you to Dries Van Noten¬†from the Frederic Malle collection. This perfume is built around natural sandalwood with hints of vanilla, ethyle maltol, sacrasol and Peruvian balm. It also includes a delightful mix of jasmine, musk, saffron and patchouli, lemon and bergamot. We first smelt this cologne in Barney’s in Seattle, we both adored it but since he had only just bought a bottle of Tom Ford at the airport, it was an unnecessary luxury. Six months later my chap felt the need to hunt it down and discovered it was sold at Liberty. I find it dark and sweet yet it’s warm and rich.

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Of all the hundreds of perfumes and colognes on the market, these are truly the best three we have found and they are all amazing. Years of research has gone into finding these three scents, so I am really excited to be telling you all about them.

Neither myself or my man can pick a favourite of these three, they are all incredible. They are all warm, rich and sensual, they smell delicious and perfect in different ways. These three are the best of the best! Enjoy!

Jo Malone ‘Peony & Blush Suede’ Cologne

I get so excited when my favourite perfumery, Jo Malone launches a new scent! I love smelling what they do next and I can’t get enough of their luxurious fragrances!

Their newest collection Peony & Blush Suede will be launching on the 2nd September. The full collection was inspired by the Cecil Beaton and bridges the gap between couture and cologne. It is a full floral scent with the top note of crisp red apple, heart note of peony and the unexpected twist of suede within the base.

Jo Malone scents can be worn alone, or layered up with other scents in their range, Peony & Blush Suede mixes well with the following…

English Pear & Freesia for an exquisite juiciness and a sensuous, mellow touch

Orange Blossom for a full floral and flirtatious scent

Saffron also works very well, giving an opulent and striking combination – the mix of luxurious floral with a vivid spice.

I can’t wait until September to go try this new fragrance out, it sounds beautiful! I absolutely adore Jo Malone perfumes, they are just perfect!

Have you tried Jo Malone yet?

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The best gifts come in small boxes

I felt like the luckiest girl in the world the other day! I was handed a little bay from Jo Malone which contained a beautiful big bottle of Wild Fig and Cassis Cologne.
I adore this perfume, it matures beautifully on your skin and lingers on your coat or scarf. It’s just the nicest scent ever! I’m so happy!
If you have never tried Jo Malone perfumes, you need to pop into one if their boutiques and have a spritz and see what you think!

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I bought myself a gift!

Ooops! I bought myself a little gift, Jo Malone Grapefruit candle! I absolutely adore it! It very quickly fills the rooms with an incredible scent. While it smells fruity and zesty, it also has a richness and depth to it, that just makes it smell so glorious and expensive. I just adore it! Is not often I splash out this much on a scented candle, but when I do, it’s just so worth it!

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This is my current favourite perfume

This is my current favourite perfume! I love it so much I bought the scent and matching bath oil! I just love it! It’s woody and rich and smells like wonderful fig and joy. It’s expensive and it smells it. I can’t get enough!
At the moment this is the only perfume I want to wear! I love it!

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Winter warmers, scented joy

I’m a lucky girl, I got some beautiful things for Christmas, however there are a few treats which I still have on my list… I absolutely adore everything from Diptyque their perfumes and scents candles are an absolute joy! I hinted to a lot of people I wanted these, but I best just buy them for myself instead! I wish you could smell through my blog, but instead take it from me, Diptyque make the most delicious and intoxicating scents, you must try them! I need this set of candles in my life!

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