Monday, 12 January 2015

The Fragrance Shop's Discovery Box

It's been 2 years since The Fragrance Shop first started producing their Discovery Boxes giving the gift of Perfume Samples and Money Off Vouchers since 2012.

These remarkable little boxes are lovely and I have gone on to purchase a few perfumes, one being Vera Wang's Lovestruck which I fell in love with as soon as I smelt it. That was back when the box only really catered to women's fragrances and now it not only has increased the amount of fragrances but now includes men's scents too.

Every box is always lovely and this box is no exception and with it being a Birthday Box, it included a very special little surprise - A Miniature Bottle of Estée Lauder's Modern Muse.

There are 10 Samples in this quarter's Birthday Box as well as the mini Modern Muse, so 11 smells in total. And it's only £5 per quarter..BARGAIN!

1. Jimmy Choo - Jimmy Choo Eau De Parfum

This scent is nice, it's very florally and citrusy. In my opinion it is more of a perfume for the mature lady. It just seems very grown up. I would wear this to a posh party.

2. Nina Ricci - Nina Eau De Toilette

This is absolutely up my street. It's sweet and fresh makes me think of summer and I think this would be perfect for a summer day, it's definitely a day to day perfume.

3. Lacoste - Touch of Pink Eau De Toilette

I can tell you I don't like this perfume. I didn't like it when it came out, it's just something about Lacoste scents that just don't seem to mingle well with my sense of smell. I know plenty of girls who do love it though.

4. Jean Paul Gaultier - Classique Eau De Parfum

This is definitely a confident scent. It's a classic and timeless perfume. Whenever I think of this perfume I think about the message it holds behind it - it's strong and sensual (am I allowed to say that?) I would wear this if I wanted to make an impression like to a job interview or a date. I think so many people can relate to this smell.

5. Givenchy - Very Irresistible Eau do Toilette

This is beautiful! I love Givenchy and this is no exception for that. This is a floral smell and it's mix of rose and peony smells makes it the perfect scent for spring! I would wear this out to lunch and sitting in the beer garden.

6. Thierry Mugler - Angel Eau de Toilette

This is a perfume my sister adored years ago. It adapts to your own natural scent and it can do one of two things. It will either be something that you'll wear and wear and wear because the scent it develops is perfect or it doesn't haha!! Thierry Mugler's Alien is more my speed.

7. Paco Rabanne - Lady Million Eau My Gold!

Paco Rabanne is on the money with this one. It's so fruity and fresh but it does feel more of a night time fragrance, I'd probably wear this for dinner out with the girls.

Now on to the Men's Fragrances

8. Paco Rabanne - Invictus Eau de Toilette

Oohh now this is lovely. I love Paco Rabanne Fragrances for men, they are gorgeous. This is definitely a Saturday Night smell for men for a night on the town driving the girls wild.

9. Hugo Boss - Bottled Eau de Toilette

This is endorsed by Ryan Reynolds - 'nuff said! This is a pretty lovely smell, I'm not going gaga over it but think this is a great day to day fragrance for men.

10. Issey Miyake - L'eau D'Issey Pour Homme

My dad wears this and it's really nice. It reminds me so much of him. It's a very sophisticated scent which I think is perfect for the older male! This is definitely a night with the wife/partner scent.

BONUS - Estée Lauder - Modern Muse Eau de Parfum

This is a fragrance I would probably give to my older sister or mother in law which are connoisseurs of fine fragrances. It's a little too overpowering for me but it is very alluring fragrance which screams confidence and sensation!

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  1. This is a good way to sample different fragrances before buying full sizes.

  2. I love trying different perfumes and fragrances, the discovery box is great to find new scents! x

  3. oh what a fantastic way to try new perfumes and i suppose you would have a few to last you a few weeks with that many too

  4. £5 a quarter :o That's not bad at all for that many samples.

  5. i love nina ricci fragrances!

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    ps. there's a £60 skincare giveaway on my blog here, if you fancy joining!