Perfume: Three Fine Fragrances

fashion for lunch review perfume

It’s scorching hot in London right now and I find myself struggling to figure out which perfume to wear each day. Do I want something spicy and warm to match the weather, something floral and beautiful to match the fabulous blooms, or something fresh and sharp to cut through the heat of the day. It’s a daily decision… First world problems right?!

marni spice perfume

Marni Spice

I love this Marni Spice perfume, this is actually my second bottle of it. I loved the first bottle, I wore it every day until my boyfriend took it as his own and decided he wanted it. It’s unisex as it’s spicy, woody with a little rose. On my skin, the rose came out strongly and it was very feminine, but on my boyfriends skin, it became much more woody and spicy. I’m so happy I have a new bottle, this one is tucked away safely where he can’t see it! I’m not sharing it this time round, it’s all mine!


Annick Goutal Eau D’Hadrien

I’m a huge fan of Annick Goutal, I love their beautiful fragrances, I wear them often and so does my boyfriend. Eau D’Hadrien  is sharp, citrus and sophisticated. It smells of Sicilian lemon, grapefruit, basil and bergamot. It is perfect for Summer as the lemons and citrus are so refreshing and clean, the basil and rosemary add herby notes which make it sophisticated and fabulous. Oh it’s just stunning!

First Van Cleef Arpels first perfume

Van Cleef & Arpels First

I only recently discovered this perfume, which is almost a little embarrassing as it’s a bit of a classic fragrance. Van Cleef & Arpels First launched in 1976, which explains the wonderfully retro bottle. It’s glamorous, romantic and floral with strong notes of jasmine, narcissus, sandalwood and vanilla, it’s like a garland of beautiful heady flowers and it’s fabulously old fashioned! It’s the perfume of Hollywood Starlets and Screen Sirens of bygone eras, they don’t make them like this anymore!

What are your current favourite perfumes? 



  1. June 28, 2015 / 12:54 pm

    I never ever wear perfume in the sun. It can leave spots in your skin that never goes away.
    Something in the perfume reacts with the sun and leaves spots, like those kind of spots old people get.
    If I really have to wear perfume I spray it under my arms, or any other area that will not be exposed to the sun:)

    • fashionforlunch
      June 28, 2015 / 3:52 pm

      Thanks for your tips! If it’s any help though, it’s not so tropical in London, it’s more hot, sticky and cloudy ✨❤️