The Gift of a Scent

The gift of a scent is one of the best gifts you can give a perfume lover like me because you are not only giving me a perfect present I would love, you are also gifting me a memory. And since it is the season of giving, I have been thinking of various fragrances and perfumes and which scents I would love to give and receive this Christmas. Choosing the right scent for a loved one can be very tricky, you have to get it right which means you have to know what scents the person would like. It can’t be too strong or too mild, it can be a weak or an overpowering fragrance, it has to be just perfect. Which is why I won’t recommend you buy a perfume as a Christmas gift except you know the recipient of the gift inside out.

Here are a few perfume ideas you may find useful –

 

Estée Lauder Modern Muse Le Rouge Eau De Parfum Spray

 

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I love this fragrance. It smells amazing and stays on all day. The bottle is a beauty, and I think it would make a fabulous Christmas present. It may be pricey for many with prices ranging from £64 to £90, but I bet it would make that special person very happy.

 

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau De Parfum

 

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This is another great Christmas gift idea for a perfume lover. This YSL Black Opium is a lovely and fresh feminine fragrance. The packaging is so beautiful. And it stays on for ages too. Prices vary from £47 to £87.

 

Gucci Bamboo Eau De Parfum

 

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This Gucci Bamboo perfume has a fruity/floral fragrance that smells divine and stays on all day. I would be thrilled to receive this perfume, I think it looks heavenly and smells even more heavenly. Prices range from £68 to £80.

 

Prada La Femme Prada Eau De Parfum

 

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This Prada perfume is a true jewel. The amazing bottle is a stunner, and the floral fragrance leaves you smelling amazing all day. It is a great scent for the season, and a fantastic Christmas gift idea. Prices range from £49 to £99.

 

These perfumes are great Christmas gift ideas for the perfume lovers in your life, or anyone who likes to smell nice. You can get them and more at House of Fraser.

What do you think of them? Have you used or sniffed any of them before? Do share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Thank you for reading.

 

*This is a collaborative post.

 

 

OOTD: Chi Chi London Dress

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Hey peoples, how are we? It is a bank holiday here in the UK, and I am making the most of the break. I have a spa booked for later in the day, and I really cannot wait.

On this outfit of the day (ootd) post, I fell in love with this Chi Chi Divya Dress by Chi Chi London as soon as I laid eyes on it. I love how chic and elegant it looks. This piece definitely stands out in my wardrobe. I really like the blue embroidered mesh detailingand the padded bust. This dress is so flattering; it was true love at first sight!

I like dresses like this because they are so easy to style, and they look glam instantly. I went for an all black look, with a touch of pink and gold for some colour, and I am glad i did. Excuse the picture heavy post, I just couldn’t get enough…..

 

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This Chi Chi Divya Dress is now one of my go-to dresses for events, parties, dinners & weddings. I have a few events lined up and I have styled this beautiful piece in my head for a few of them. I can’t wait now….

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This pink bag is also a new addition in my wardrobe and I am loving it. I love how compact it is, and the colour is fab for season. I am a bag girl, so I like to add to my bag collection every now and again. I was lucky to grab this bag on sale at House of Fraser (you know I never buy anything full-price, wink wink).

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What do you think of this look? Sound off in the comment section below.

Thanks for reading and have a lovely week ahead.

 

What I Wore

Dress – c/o Chi Chi London

Sandals – New Look

Bag – Ralph Lauren via House of Fraser

Sunnies – Gucci

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Models Cover Harper’s Bazaar UK August 2016 Issue

Ash Foo & Tiana Tolstoi - Harper's Bazaar UK, August 2016

 

This is definitely my favourite magazine cover for the month of August. I love how artistic the cover is. I also love the styling of the cover a lot. I find it all very interesting as well. I mean 5 striking models from Models 1 Agency on 1 cover? Fantastic idea.  Never heard of any of the models before this cover but they still have my attention in a very weird way. So I went around digging to discover their names. From left to right, Alicia Burke, Ash Foo, Leila Nda, Tiana Tolstoi & Mari Halang. It took me a while to find the last model -Mari Halang because Harper’s Bazaar did not include her name in the cover credits on their website, she had to remind them in the comment section, and they have still not corrected their error as at the last time I checked, lol. That must be annoying.. Just so you know, Mari Halang is the model sitting on the stool.

This cover right here is the reason why I think Harper’s Bazaar is one of the most stylish magazines ever. The powers that be over there pay special attention to detail, except omitting a model’s name, epic fail. And the magazine covers usually speak for themselves. I am yet to see a Harper Bazaar magazine cover I don’t like.

With this cover, I like the fact that they featured unknown faces. It is like a breath of fresh air, instead of the same old faces. And I also love the Prada pieces they have on. They are wearing pieces from the autumn/winter 2016 collections. So beautiful.

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Here, Mari Halang wears tulle dress, culottes and felt hat, all by Gucci, on the subscribers’ edition cover. This cover was photographed by Erik Madigan Heck and styled by Leith Clark. What a fantastic shot!

I am definitely going to grab this issue over the weekend. Although I can’t  see any of the features on the cover, it looks like it would be a good read.

Do you agree? What do you think of the cover?