Fragrance

Banana Republic Dark Cherry & Amber Fragrance – Beauty Article

Banana Republic Dark Cherry & Amber Fragrance [unpaid/sample] Oh my! Because of my love-hate reaction to Tom Ford’s Lost Cherry fragrance, I was really keen to try this cherryfied offering from Banana Republic. I initially had intended to make this post about Father’s Day which is always difficult because it means different things to different people and can be as sad as it can be happy, so at the bottom I’ve got a couple of Banana Republic suggestions for that…

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Stack the Savings! 40% OFF with Code SELFCARE + 10% OFF with Code at Desert Essence – Beauty Article

Stack the Savings! 40% OFF with Code SELFCARE + 10% OFF with Code at Desert Essence Desert Essence is Plant-based and cruelty-free. Favorite of fans and beauty editors. Certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny. Desert Essence is committed to harvesting nature’s best ingredients and ensuring that ingredients are responsibly and sustainably sourced. Stack the Savings! 40% OFF with Code SELFCARE + 10% OFF with Code SAVETEN at Desert Essence FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $30 OILSJojoba OilTea Tree OilOil BlendsAromatherapySKIN CARECleansersMoisturizersTreatmentsHAIR…

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Estee Lauder Compact Fragrance Part 5 – Beauty Article

Estee Lauder Compact Fragrance Part 5 So, this is the last of my Estee Lauder posts – I’ve finally worked my way through the whole collection. I have so much enjoyed going through them one by one, giving each one a polish and some proper attention before they go back into the cabinet.Estee Lauder Compact Fragrance Part 5I think my mum and dad bought me this one – Precious Dragonfly. It’s the only one that’s not in my bible –…

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Best New Spring Fragrances of 2020 — Editor Reviews – Beauty Article

Best New Spring Fragrances of 2020 — Editor Reviews It can often feel like scents act as instant mood-lifters, and as we continue to stay at home and practice social distancing, we find ourselves relying on them more than ever to comfort us or help take us back to a specific memory or place. There are plenty of great fragrances out there, but choosing the right one can be intimidating.Honestly, we sometimes feel like Goldilocks when it comes to picking…

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Estee Lauder Compact Fragrance Part 4 – Beauty Article

Estee Lauder Compact Fragrance Part 4 Estee Lauder Solid Fragrance Part 4There were always going to be dogs! In fact, one of the most sought after solid fragrance is the Imperial Foo Dog from 1974 – a Chinese style ‘ivory’ carved dog. Estee Lauder Solid Fragrance Part 4It’s called ‘Pink Poodle’ – pink diamante collar (of course!) and pink ribbons for each ear. I can’t imagine the utter horror I’d be greeted with by Honey if I tried to put…

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Jo Loves Orange Butterflies Fragrant Paintbrush Gel – Beauty Article

Jo Loves Orange Butterflies Fragrant Paintbrush Gel [sample/affiliatelink/ad] I’m starting to work my way through current product and have been really keen to test out the Orange Butterflies fragrance from Jo Loves. Orange Blossom was my favourite fragrance when Jo was still at Jo Malone (now owned by Estee Lauder) and I love it still. I was hoping that Orange Butterflies would be a near replication of Orange Blossom (which I still get a thrill from spraying – usually I…

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Estee Lauder Compact Perfume Part 1 – Beauty Article

Estee Lauder Compact Perfume Part 1 Since 1967, Estee Lauder produced an annual series of decorative compact fragrances and powders which amounts to hundreds and hundreds of different designs that are still highly collectable. I have a book, written by Roselyn Gerson that details many of them between 1967 to 2001, published in 2001, and it’s the only book I know of that documents the fragrances. Because I’m a natural collector of things, especially beauty things, I’ve been collecting these…

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Goutal Paris Rose Pompon EDP – Beauty Article

Goutal Paris Rose Pompon EDP [unpaid/sample/ad] There’s something rather optimistic about Rose Pompon if you like fruity notes in your fragrance. It’s not completely clear in my information how this differs from the original 2016 Rose Pompon and it’s a bit far back for me to remember exactly except peony isn’t a lead note, instead replaced by raspberry.Goutal Paris Rose Pompon EDPRosa Centifolia is at the heart of this – and the flower that the fragrance is named for –…

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Jonathan Ward Assassin Belarus | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

Jonathan Ward Assassin Belarus | British Beauty Blogger [sample] I know that many of you are familiar with Jonathan Ward candles so you won’t be surprised to learn that the newest variant, Assassin Belarus, maintains all the quality and integrity of previous offerings.Jonathan Ward Assassin BelarusI’ve had this burning on and off over the past couple of weeks so I’ve had time to get to know it. The inspiration is historical espionage and the human ability to detect the scent…

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Diptyque x Bas Meeuws | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

Diptyque x Bas Meeuws | British Beauty Blogger [unpaid/ad/sample/affiliate] Never heard of Bas Meeuws? Time to sit up and take note of this photographer who is capturing and reinventing traditional Dutch flower painting though his camera lens. He describes himself as a digital floral artist. Honestly, it’s days like this when I feel so lucky to do what I do – I’ve been on an art discovery journey (thank you Nationalgallery.org) while surrounded by the scent of white flowers looking…

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Shiro Fragrance Savon Eau de Parfum – Beauty Article

Shiro Fragrance Savon Eau de Parfum [unpaid/ad/sample] You know when a fragrance just hits the mood of the moment square on? That’s how I felt when I smelled Shiro’s Savon fragrance – that it had just pinged all the right senses with a wash of peacefulness.Shiro Fragrance Savon Eau de ParfumThe name gives the nature of the fragrance away, but to me it’s more like fresh, clean sheets on a pristine bed with a twist of lemon on the side. Structurally,…

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Balance Me Beauty Sleep Candle – Beauty Article

Balance Me Beauty Sleep Candle [sample] Bearing in mind you can pay just about any amount of money for a candle, with £30+ being ball-park ‘normal’ I was surprised that this comes in at £25. It’s generous – the fragrance starting giving almost straight away with a very timely freshness that also felt unexpected.Balance Me Beauty Sleep CandleIt’s an aromatherapy blend of cedarwood and lavender – I’m sure there are other things in the soy base but unusually, there’s no…

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Is Avon Cruelty free? – beautybulletins.com Cruelty free beauty brands in skincare and cosmetics – Beauty Article

Is Avon Cruelty free? – beautybulletins.com Cruelty free beauty brands in skincare and cosmetics Natura Acquires Avon in 2020 As a former Avon lady in the early 90’s I found it relevant that I report on Avon and its claims. Natura & Co Holding S.A. and Avon Products, Inc. have announced that they have received all regulatory approvals required to complete Natura & Co’s acquisition of Avon Products, Inc., paving the way for the closing of the transaction expected on…

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Thameen Royal Sapphire | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

Thameen Royal Sapphire | British Beauty Blogger [sample] I think you might be surprised to know that this brand, Thameen, has one of Selfridges beauty hall’s most lucrative counters. The sales are phenomenal. And yet I won’t be at all surprised if you’ve never heard of Thameen. Somehow, it’s crept under the radar to become a secret sensation and it sells by the satin wrapped bucket load.Thameen Royal SapphireThameen means ‘precious’ and the brand is inspired by gemstones, with the…

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UZ 38°C/99°F Lip Treatment Is Officially Available in America – Beauty Article

When I was in Japan earlier this year, I spotted the UZ 38°C/99°F Lip Treatment in every beauty store I stopped in like it was taunting me. I had already spent more than enough money on beauty products during my trip and passed on it every time, even though I may or may not have flown back to New York City with regrets. UZ makes the Best of Beauty Award-winning Eye Opening Liquid Liner, so it would have been a…

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Dolce & Gabbana The One Coffret – Beauty Article

[sample/affiliate] I love a coffret! I know they’re a little bit old-fashioned but the glamour of them has never faded although they’re going to have to move with the eco-conscious times and cut out the plastic. I think we may well see a change next year because everyone is reviewing their plastic use. Dolce & Gabbana The One Coffret In this particular set, you get a mini 5ml The One, 100ml perfumed body lotion and a 50ml The One. If…

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