So my friend Carly sent me over a few perfume samples to try from a brand she is working with called FM cosmetics. They offer a great range of fragrances at affordable prices.

The ones I tried were:

20 classic female £11.99 for 30ml

80 classic female £11.99 for 30ml

18 classic female £11.99 for 30ml

367 luxury female £24.99 for 50ml

366 luxury female £21.99 for 50ml

336 luxury male £19.50 for 100ml

As you can see they are all greatly priced and after trying them all I was very impressed with how nice they were!

20 was a very sensual fragrance and is the kind of thing I would wear for date night or of an evening. It has hints of rose and bergamot,

80 is a very sweet scent and reminds me a lot of Prada candy. It smells of popcorn and a sweet shop and is a very happy exciting scent.

18 reminds me of oranges, like just being on holiday and having fresh fruit. Its base note is white musk and you can really smell the fruitiness.

367 is another sensual fragrance. It is also very fruity with a mango and grapefruit scent. This would be a great perfume to wear on holiday in the evening 🙂

366 contains pink pepper which is one of my favourite scents. This is definitely one to wear on a night out to attract attention!  It also has a jasmine and pear scent.

336 is a very sexy male fragrance containing orange blossom and bergamot as well as plum. My husband quite liked this and also thought it was a good date night scent/ 

This just show you dont have to pay crazy prices for designer fragrances when you can get some that smell just as good for a fraction of the price 🙂

Please check out Carly’s facebook here.

Sarah x


       

Fragrances

Roberto Cavalli

£35 from The Perfume Shop
I personally love getting new perfume as a gift, it’s a way of trying something new that I wouldn’t usually buy myself. I am a big fan of Roberto Cavalli handbags so was interested to try the fragrance. I like the design of the bottle, especially with the zebra print, it’s like it is advertising it is going to bring out the animal in you! You can really smell the orange/flowery scent and it also contains pink peppercorn which is one my favourite scents.

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Desigual – fun

£29 but on offer for £17 at The Fragrance Shop
Another perfume worth trying is this on by Desigual. IT is called fun so it is only right that it smells fun. What exactly does “fun” smell like though?! It is very floral but at the same time fruity. You can really smell the pear in it. It is a great scent and a bargain 🙂

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The library of fragrance
Caribbean sea

£15
The library of fragrance offer a crazy selection from pizza scent to clean sheets or gin & tonic. I would love to try them all! Caribbean sea smells exactly how you would imagine. It is very light and reminds of the beach, making me want to go away and sip cocktails by the sea. It would be a great fragrance to wear as a pick me up when you feel down about the dull weather at this time of the year! Not only does it smell like the sea, it reminds me of the fresh smell as you walk onto the beach, like the fresh air with just a hint of the sea and sand 🙂

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Candles



Scentelite candle

The Petal

£20
I am a massive candle fan, it is always nice to have a more luxurious one rather than your bog standard candle. I cam across Scentelite online and they are based not far from where I used to live so decided to try out one of their candles. The candle is quite big and can burn up to 40 hours, so if you only use it for a couple of hours at a time it will last ages! They have lots of scents, I chose “The Petal”, it has a very strong smell so when you aren’t burning it, the room still fills with the sweet smell. I think its worth spending it bit more a decent candle and I was really pleased with this one! You would expect this scent to be quite floral but I found it a bit more fruity 🙂

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I hope you enjoyed reading this and I hope it has helped to inspire you for gift ideas!

Sarah x

       

Please note the items featured are a mixture of things I have purchased myself, things I have won(I enter lots of competitions!) and PR samples.

Loving my new perfume from Cosmopolitan. I love the bottle but more importantly, I love the scent. It recently made its debut in Boots and is £38 for 100ml (a very reasonable price for perfume!)

At first, it smelt very fruity, but the more I smelt it on my skin, the more I could smell vanilla and a subtle caramel scent. It is definitely a fragrance that can be worn day or night. 

They will be releasing a set later in the year with a shower gel and body lotion so might be worth checking that out if you are interested in a new fragrance!

Sarah x


       

I have a few more fragrances I want to share with you that I picked up samples of on a recent trip to House of Fraser

Terryfic Oud – This is a very popular fragrance in store and is made from Oud. Oud comes from black insides of tree and has a very unique scent. I honestly cant describe it and I am undecided if I like it!

Narciso – this whole range is based upon a musk scent. I really liked this one and personally I think men and women could both get away with wearing this. It has a very fresh scent.

Versace eros – this smells very fruity and flowery but you can also really smell the musk and sandalwood. This is definitely a summer scent.

Prada candy – To me, this smells like a mixture of caramel vodka and a sweet shop, no wonder it is called candy! This immediately has become my favourite!

Prada Iris – This is very fresh and light and reminds me of the smell of clean sheets straight out the wash. It is a familiar smell and very summery. 

Sarah x

I am yet to find my “perfect” fragrance so I am working my way through some samples I got from Fragrance Expert

My mother in law is a massive fan of the original Ghost fragrance so I decided to try some more of their range. Here are my thoughts below.

1. Ghost – The Fragrance – This is the original Ghost fragrance, it is very subtle and not too overpowering. You can really smell the rose and vanilla. It would be a great fragrance to wear of an evening.

2. Calvin Klein – Eternity Night – This has a very floral scent to it but is very soft and would be a perfect summer fragrance. 

3. Moschino – Stars – I am a massive fan of the Moschino bag and clothing line so was excited to try one of their scents. It is quite strong and smells almost orangey. This would be perfect for a night out. 

4. Giorgio Armani – Si – This was very light and fruity, another great one that reminds me of summer.

5. Ghost – Enchanted Bloom – This was quite a strong fruity scent. it was hard to describe. I prefer the original Ghost to this but if you are looking for something stronger then try this one!

6. Ghost – Moonlight – This is a very sensual fragrance which would be great to wear of an evening or on a date. It is quite deep and musky.

7. Ghost – Eclipse – This is a nice fresh and fruity fragrance. You can smell a hint of lemon but at the same time it is slightly floral. 

Let me know your favourite or if you have tried any of these?

Sarah x