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.

 

 

Country chic: 3 simple ways to add equestrian style to your Autumn/Winter wardrobe

Almost every Autumn/Winter season, a nod to countryside fashions can be found gracing the pages of top-end style magazines. Vogue has declared nods to equestrian chic in the top 10 A/W styles this year, including military epaulettes on the Burberry catwalk, and heritage fabrics taking centre stage on key pieces, including gorgeous Prince of Wales check at Isabel Marant.

 

Chelford Farm Supplies have sourced a fabulous country and equestrian clothing collection which combines elements of these A/W16 trends with durability, warmth and practicality.

 

Boots

The boot is a classic for a reason: eternal practicality. If you’re looking for a Wellington, then try the classic Hunter boot, combining lovely on-trend colours and styles with innate hardiness. If you’re aiming for a stylish look to take you around town, invest in some Fairfax & Favor boots to pair with smart denim and a tailored jacket. Be sure to invest in some suede protector, because you’ll want these boots to keep walking for decades.

 

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Heritage fabrics

This stunning Holland Cooper military jacket is reminiscent of the Burberry, Prada and Miu Miu coats on the catwalk this season. Individually hand cut and handmade in Great Britain, this beautifully tailored statement piece is made with the highest quality Scottish tweed. The suede cuffs and signature gold buttons give this jacket a unique, high-end finish, and the feminine cut creates an enviable silhouette. What do you think?

 

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Shirts

The trophy blouse was huge on the A/W 16 catwalk, with designers as diverse as Oscar de la Renta, Marc Jacobs and Roksanda. For a more wearable day-to-night look with a heritage feel, try this gorgeous Joules pop-over shirt with a hand-drawn fox and pheasant print. Layer under a v-neck sweater for a subtle look; pair with cropped denim and heels during the daytime for a contemporary spin on ladylike dressing; add a sleek blazer for a dinner-and-drinks look in the evening.

 

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I can picture myself rocking the all the pieces here together, and adding a black  v-neck sweater. What do you think of these pieces? Will you be rocking similar pieces this A/W?

 

*Collaborative post.

 

 

Models Cover ELLE UK August 2016 Issue

ELLE UK August 2016

It is the season of group models on magazine covers and I am loving it so much. On ELLE UK August 2016 issue, we have 4 beautiful models gracing the cover; Ysaunny Brito, Bhumika Arora, Sofie Hemmet, and Maggi Jablonski, and they are all rocking Prada pieces. This cover was shot by photographer Kai Z Feng for ELLE.

I like the fact that these ladies are models on the rise and not supermodels. I like to see new, fresh faces on the cover of a magazine every now and again. I also like the fact this cover is the reader’s choice cover. This is actually ELLE’s first ever group cover shot featuring new models. The whole idea behind the cover is to celebrate fashion’s brave new spirit, and the power in being YOU. I like it.

I really like this cover. I like the fact that various races are featured on it. The beautiful faces are strong and fierce and it looks excellently. This here right is one of my favourite ELLE UK covers till date.F

I am interested in the features on the cover as well especially ‘GET NAKED – The right nude lipstick for you’. That sounds like an article I need to read after my last encounter with a nude lipstick. I am still in the pursuit of a nude lipstick that will look good on me. The ‘GET HIGH – The heel is back’ also sounds like an interesting fashion article.

I am hoping to grab a copy of this issue before it goes off the newsstands. I am quite behind on my reading this month. I am currently reading Anne Frank’s Diary – The Diary of a Young Girl, but once I am done with that, I will play catch up on the others.

What are your thoughts on this August cover? Do you like it? Have you read the issue?

Drop me a comment, lets chat.

Thanks for reading and commenting xo