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Father’s Day Gift Guide

On the lookout for a new Fragrance to gift this Father’s Day? Whether you’re gifting for your dad, the father of your kids or buying a fragrance for him *just because*, here’s everything you need to know about some of our favourite fragrances.

Take a deep dive into the world of Fragrance for him at allbeauty as we look beyond the label and reveal some of the iconic notes and facts hidden behind each fragrance classic.

GIFTING GO-TOS

Not all gifts are created equal. The ultimate way to wow is with a designer fragrance, but with over 1800 fragrances for him on offer at allbeauty, it can be hard to know which one to pick. The following product round-up has some of our all time bestsellers. Your gifting? Sorted.

1) Boss Bottled Aftershave Splash 50ml

Hugo Boss is a well known designer brand – but did you know that the fashion house actually dates back to the 1920s? The first fragrance by the house, Boss No 1, was launched in 1985.

Boss Bottled was released 13 years later and celebrates life in the moment. A classic Woody-Spicy fragrance, top notes include Apple and Citrus Fruits. Fronted by Chris Hemsworth (otherwise known as Thor, no big deal) this is a scent with serious cachet.

2) Prada Luna Rossa Black Eau de Parfum Spray 100ml

No fragrance says Italian prestige quite like Prada. This little number is the 7th edition of Prada’s Luna Rossa fragrance, inspired by the Prada Luna Rossa Sailing Challenge. Dynamic and energetic, this amber woody fragrance was launched in 2018 and contains notes of Citrus, Angelica, Coumarin, Patchouli and Amber.

3) Ralph Lauren Polo Green Eau de Toilette Spray 118ml

Created in 1978 and described as a great American classic, this composition is fresh yet timeless. With green notes of Artemisia, Basil and Thyme, you’ll add a touch of spice to any event with the fragrance’s additional notes of Cumin, Coriander and Cloves. Pine Needles and Leather complete the sensory experience.

4) Calvin Klein Eternity For Men Eau de Toilette Spray 200ml

Romantic by name, romantic by nature – Calvin Klein’s Eternity fragrance is described by the brand as having been created for a man committed to the timeless values of family, work, health and happiness. Looking to mix and match? If you’re going out with a significant other, pair with the sophisticated Eternity for Women to make the ultimate scent statement.

5) BOSS Bottled Eau de Parfum Spray 100ml

Apple, Bergamot and Black Pepper come to the fore in Boss Bottled Eau de Parfum. You may be wondering what the difference is between the Boss Bottled ranges.The Eau de Parfum fragrance has a higher concentration of oil and has a stronger focus on its fruity notes.

SHAKEN NOT STIRRED

It’s time to dust off that going out shirt – make sure he’s smelling his absolute best for those first forays to the Beer Garden. Feeling adventurous? These little beauties are chic enough for a trip to the Cocktail bar as well.

1)  Paco Rabanne Invictus Victory Extreme 100ml

New for 2021, this extreme Amber scent features a “clash” of vibrant zesty lemon and powerful Olibanum incense notes. A more common name for Olibanum is Frankincense making this trophy fragrance a very wise choice to go for indeed. Vanilla and Tonka Bean round off the fragrance with sensuality.The only question that remains is – will Victory be within your reach?

2) Jean Paul Gaultier Le Beau Male Eau de Toilette Spray 125ml

A 2013 fragrance, this composition from Jean Paul Gaultier is described as a fine cocktail of fresh mint and absinthe (wormwood). The perfect choice for a discerning gentleman.

3) Paco Rabanne 1 Million Aftershave Lotion 100ml

Now this isn’t your standard fragrance – this perfume aftershave lotion is lightly fragranced with the aromatic scent of Paco Rabanne’s 1 Million and is perfect for soothing and refreshing skin after a shave. Notes include Peppermint, Blood Mandarin, Cinnamon, Rose Absolute, Amberketal and Leather Accord. Fragrance and skincare? It’s a yes from the allbeauty team.

4) L.12.12 Blanc Pour Lui Eau de Toilette Spray 175ml

Game, Set and Match. This stylish scent is clean, crisp and fresh – not unlike Lacoste’s signature L.12.12 Polo Shirt. This fragrance is composed of the following notes : Grapefruit, Cardamom, Rosemary, Cedar Leaves, Tuberose, Ylang Ylang, Cedar, Vetiver and Suede Accord.

5) Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Le Parfum Eau de Parfum Intense Spray 125ml

Well ahoy there. Jean Paul Gaultier’s original Le Male Le Parfum was winner of the 2021 GQ Grooming Award under the Legend Category. Released in 2020, this intense eau de parfum has joined – and takes leadership of – the Le Male range in a resplendent black and gold officer’s jacket.

ACTION MAN

Make a statement with these quirky perfume bottles which showcase a love of all things adrenaline.

1)  Azzaro Wanted By Night

Resembling the barrel of a gun, this fragrance from Azzaro is a bold Eau de Parfum. With woody, oriental and spicy nuances, itcontains notes of Cinnamon, Red Cedar, and Tobacco.

2) Diesel Only The Brave

This scent was fashion brand Diesel’s first fragrance edition aimed at men. Citrus, amber and leather form the heart of this explosive cocktail. Did you know? The bottle shape was inspired by the fist of brand founder, Renzo Rosso.

3) Azzaro Wanted Eau de Toilette Spray 100ml

Warm, elegant and fresh, this scent contains notes of Lemon, Cardamom and Vetiver and was winner of a Men’s Health Grooming Award 2017.

4) Ralph Lauren Polo Sport Eau de Toilette Spary 75ml

Weren’t the ‘90s a simpler time? Ok, so there are a few ‘20s trends we wouldn’t be without, but sometimes you just want the comfort of a nostalgic fragrance. 1994’s Ralph Lauren Polo Sport is clean, fresh and energetic. With Mint and Seagrass notes, it’s a guaranteed crowd pleaser.

5) Viktor&Rolf SpiceBomb Extreme Eau de Parfum Spray 50ml

The masculine counterpart to Flowerbomb, this fragrance packs an explosive and spicy punch. Opening with sparkling Grapefruit notes and the fiery heat of Pimento Berries and Black Pepper, the scent is rounded off by Cumin, Cinnamon and Saffron as well as Balsamic notes of Vanilla and Bourbon.

Shop all Father’s Day Fragrance at allbeauty here.

Top 3 Fragrances for Every Dad

Fragrances are the ultimate gift, and with Father’s Day coming up, now is a great time to start looking at your options. But, it’s difficult enough choosing a fragrance for yourself, let alone someone else! 

With that in mind, we’ve put together this list of the Top 3 Fragrances for every type of dad. So, whether the dad you’re buying for is a sporty or sensitive type, choosing a great scent for them will be a breeze. Here, we’ll list our top suggestions for each dad, and give you a brief explanation of the main notes (as identified by other customers) to help with your decision making. 


Sporty Dad

You could be forgiven for thinking that the football-loving, racecar-watching dads out there wouldn’t be well catered for when it comes to fragrance. Boy oh boy, you’d be wrong! So popular are fragrances aimed at the sporty (or sport appreciating) man, that there’s a whole genre dedicated to that audience. Sports fragrances tend to be very clean, with citrus or oceanic notes. Here are our top three recommendations:

Prada Luna Rossa Sport
A fresh, bright fragrance, Luna Rossa Sport is as sophisticated as the bottle it comes in. With only five notes, it’s simple yet perfectly balanced: lavender, vanilla, tonka bean, juniper berries and ginger – this is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

Issey Miyake L’Eau D’Issey Pour Homme
A warm, clean scent, Issey Miyake is renowned for creating modern fashions and this scent stays true to the brand. Dominant notes in this fragrance are yuzu (a Japanese citrus), lemon, blue lotus, Tahitian vetiver, bergamot and nutmeg.

Ralph Lauren Polo Sport
An oldie but a goodie, Ralph Lauren Polo Sport has been incredibly popular since its release in 1994. The main notes that shine through in this fragrance are mint, aldehydes (fresh, clean scent), lavender, seagrass and bergamot.


Suited Dad

For men who work in an office setting, finding the right fragrance can be a balancing act. Powerful, without being overbearing. Confident, without being arrogant. Warm, without being sensual. See what we mean?! Thankfully, there’s no shortage of fantastic fragrances aimed at the professional man. Here are just a few of our favourites:

Floris No.89
A name synonymous with James Bond thanks to writer Ian Fleming’s adoration of all things Floris, this quintessentially English fragrance has notes of lavender, rose, orange, bergamot, neroli and geranium. 

Trussardi Riflesso
An easy-to-wear Italian fragrance, Riflesso’s main notes are tonka bean, green apple, leather, violet leaves and lavender. Ideal for a man who doesn’t like woody fragrances, this is free of the woody base notes so often used in men’s fragrances. 

Guerlain Homme
A fresh and warm fragrance, Guerlain Homme consists of spicy mint, lime and rum notes layered over a floral, cedar and vetiver base. Warm and soft from day to night.


Sensitive Dad

Not all men want to smell stereotypically masculine and musky. In fact, many of them would much prefer lighter, floral notes offset against a fragrant wood such as cedar or oak. Finding a well-balanced fragrance for the sensitive man can be like finding a needle in a haystack – but we’ve narrowed down our favourites.

Evody Parfums Rêve D’Anthala
Inspired by Madagascan beaches, Rêve D’Anthala is a sweet, sensual unisex fragrance. Orchid, caramel, vanilla and amberwood provide the warmth, while petitgrain and yellow mandarin keep it fresh. You’ll be wanting to steal this one for yourself!

Escentric Molecules Molecule 01
An incredibly popular unisex fragrance, Molecule 01 is a tad difficult to describe! It’s categorised as a Woody Floral Musk, but only contains one note: Iso E Super. This synthetic compound is clean, light and airy and smells slightly different depending on the wearer.

Miller Harris Lumière Dorée
A unisex fragrance, Lumière Dorée is floral without being sweet. Neroli, bitter orange and petitgrain hit you first, with amber, vetiver, white musk and cashmere wood rounding off the base.   


Intrepid Dad

When he’s not planning to climb up the nearest mountain, he’s researching destinations abroad. The Intrepid Dad appreciates global cuisines, cultures and the varied sights, sounds and smells that he experiences along the way. With interesting notes not found in run-of-the-mill fragrances, the following options are perfectly suited.

Montblanc Explorer
Not only does Montblanc Explorer smell fantastic, but the bottle is absolutely gorgeous too. Bergamot and pink pepper take the top notes, while leather, ambroxan and akigalawood anchor the fragrance.

Paco Rabanne Invictus Aqua
The perfect fragrance for Spring/Summer, Invictus Aqua is a reimagined version of the popular 2016 edition of the same name. Drawing inspiration from both land and sea, Invictus Aqua has dominant violet, grapefruit, violet leaf and sea notes, with a thoroughly woody base.

Davidoff Adventure
Exotic and spicy, Davidoff Adventure is inspired by the wilderness. With notes of pimento, black pepper, vetiver, cedar and sesame, it wouldn’t be out of place on a lumberjack (in a good way).


Classic Dad

For older gents or men who don’t often experiment with their fragrance, finding a suitable gift can be a tad tricky. Instead of opting for anything too modern, stick with brands and fragrances that have stood the test of time. You won’t go wrong with any of the three following options.

Creed Aventus
An “old school” fragrance, Creed Aventus ranks highly in the most praised men’s perfumes on the market. Though classic, it’s far from boring, with prominent notes including pineapple, birch, musk, blackcurrant and oakmoss.

Versace The Dreamer
Another highly popular fragrance among those with refined tastes, The Dreamer by Versace balances floral and herbal notes. Iris, juniper, flax, lily and tarragon rest on a base of amber and tobacco blossom.

Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit de l’Homme
You can’t go wrong with Yves Saint Laurent, and La Nuit de l’Homme is no exception. A warm and spicy, powdery fragrance, cardamom is the first scent you’ll notice, followed by lavender, cedar, bergamot, caraway and vetiver.


Will you be treating someone special to a new fragrance this Father’s Day? Does it feature on our list? If not, let us know what you’re purchasing in the comments!

Spring Fragrance Guide: Perfume Notes

As we enter SS20, it’s time to retire the heavy, warm fragrances of winter and turn to something that puts a hop in our step. At allbeauty, we stock thousands of decadent perfumes, and we know that narrowing down your options to a shortlist can be a tricky task! So, to help put you one step closer to finding your perfect signature scent, we’ve created this Spring Fragrance notes guide.


Choosing a Perfume Group

Entire collections of books have been written about the different olfactory groups, and many authorities have their own classification of subgroups, but we’ll endeavour to keep this as simple as possible! In general, there are four main perfume groups; floral, fresh, woody and oriental. For a Spring scent, we recommend opting for either floral or fresh and looking for additional woody base notes if you want a more masculine scent.

From here, we can look at subgroups to further narrow down the genre of fragrance. This will help to determine the notes you’re looking for in your perfume.


Refining Your Selection

Each scent family can be split down into more specific categories, some of which are heavier and some lighter. Lighter fragrances are best for Spring; so take a look at the description of each to see which appeals to you the most.


Floral 

Nothing quite says “spring” like the smell of freshly cut flowers. Floral perfumes are the core group when it comes to fragrances for this time of year.
Common notes: rose, jasmine, peony, hyacinth

Our Favourite: In Love Again by YSL

Another combination of fruit and floral, In Love Again has mandarin and blackcurrant top notes, peony and rose mid notes and a base of musk and blackberry. Good enough to eat!

Shop all our Floral Fragrances from just £9.25


Fruity

Adding a sweet twist to traditional floral fragrances, fruity florals are a great choice for anyone looking for a refreshing, light perfume.
Common notes: apple, pear, peach, melon

Our Favourite: J’Adore Injoy by Dior

A fruity floral, Dior J’Adore Injoy has a top note of gourmet salt ‘Fleur de Sel’, mid notes of sambac jasmine, neroli, tuberose and ylang-ylang, and a base of ripe peaches. A delectable scent that will see you through the warm months.

Shop all our Fruity Fragrances from just £7.95


Citrus

Ideal for Spring, the citrus subgroup is zesty and tangy, ranging from sweeter notes of mandarin to earthier bergamot.
Common notes: lemon, orange, grapefruit, bergamot, mandarin

Our Favourite: CK One by Calvin Klein

The epitome of a unisex Spring fragrance, CK One combines green and citrus notes to create an award-winning perfume. Top notes include pineapple, papaya and bergamot, middle notes include jasmine, freesia and violet, while at its base are oakmoss, green tea and sandalwood.

Shop all our Citrus Fragrances from just £15.00


Once you’ve narrowed down the subgroup you’re looking for, you’ll be ready to start the hunt for your ideal Spring fragrance. 

5 Ways To Show Your Mum You Love Her

Of all the annual holidays, Mother’s Day is arguably one of the most important. Raising kids is a thankless job, and our mums did a pretty good job (if we do say so ourselves). So, showing her how much she means to you isn’t a task to take lightly. 

This year, instead of panic-buying expensive socks, treat your mum to a thoughtful gift when she’s least expecting it. In fact, why not give one of the below gifts for Mother’s Day and the others at random times throughout the year? 

Go on, she deserves it.


Add atmosphere to her living room

Whether your mum has retired or isn’t quite at that stage yet, she’s likely to spend more time at home than she once did. By nature, as we age we tend to enjoy our creature comforts more and appreciate the little things in life, like the comfort of a favourite armchair or the routine of a nightly tv line-up. 

Candles - Mum

Why not add to the ambience by gifting her a scented candle? Choose the right fragrance and you’ll add a whole new element to the room, enveloping her home in a warm scent that adds to the atmosphere. For safe options, Orla Kiely does a fantastic Earl Grey candle with notes of black tea and bergamot – perfect for tea lovers, and you can’t go wrong with The Ritual Of Sakura, which combines the delicate scent of rice milk with cherry blossom.


Give her the gift of a good night’s sleep

How many sleepless nights have we given our mums over the years? Well, why not make up for it by helping her drift off with ease this Mother’s Day? Thisworks is an award-winning company that produces a range of sleep-inducing oils, diffusers, balms and pillow sprays. 

Sleep - Mum

The Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, in particular, has a fan following, with 97% of people surveyed reporting they felt more awake the day after using it. With lavender, chamomile and vetiver, the fragrance blend relaxes body and mind, improving sleep quality and reducing restlessness. Or, if you know she’s having a particularly difficult time drifting off, try the Sleep Plus Pillow Spray which has an increased concentration.


Let her know you’re thinking of her

It’s the little things that count, and nothing is quite as impactful as being surprised with a gift when you’re least expecting it. We love the idea of slipping a gift-wrapped goody into mum’s handbag for her to find later. It doesn’t have to be an expensive or ground-breaking gift, something as simple as a hand cream can be just as appreciated.

If you’re looking for a product that looks as luxurious as it feels, you can’t go wrong with Neom Organics Scent to Make You Happy. It contains mood-boosting essential oils, designed to lift spirits as well as nourishing the skin. Or, if her hands are particularly dry from gardening and other hard-wearing activities, try something more powerful like this Shea Butter Intense Hand Balm by L’Occitane.


A touch of the spa, at home

When was the last time your mum enjoyed a day at the spa? Treating her to a spa day would be the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, but if you can’t, or if she’s not one to indulge in the rest and relaxation that spa treatments offer, there are plenty of other ways to bring the experience to her. 

Home Spa - Mum

A good-quality body scrub is a fantastic way to indulge in some pampering. Aromatic, invigorating, exfoliating and hydrating, scrubs offer an at-home treatment with minimal effort. Opt for a brand that can be found in the top spas, such as this Atlantic Kelp and Magnesium Scrub from REN Skincare, or the Frangipani Monoi Salt Glow from Elemis


Give her bathroom an upgrade

No, I’m not talking about a full bathroom renovation, though that would seriously earn some brownie points; I’m talking soap. I don’t know about your mum, but ours buy themselves the same old hand soap from the bottom shelf in the supermarket, year in, year out. It’s one of the many things she doesn’t like to spend money on. So, this year, I’ll be replacing her depressing bar of hand soap with something a little more luxurious. 

There is such a wide range of decadent hand washes that the hardest part is narrowing it down to a shortlist, but on ours is the Molton Brown White Mulberry Hand Wash and the L’Occitane Shea Butter Verbena Liquid Soap. L’Occitane gets bonus points for having an eco-refill option, but that Molton Brown bottle is all class.


Whatever you do to show your mum how much you care this Mother’s Day, remember to appreciate her throughout the year. After all, without her, you wouldn’t be who you are today.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is about showing your appreciation to the important person in your life who helped make you who you are today. Whether it be your Mum, Step Mum, Nan, or anyone else who helped to nourish, guide and support you, show them you care with a thoughtful gift this Mother’s Day. 

While every woman is different, there are undeniably a few ‘types’ who are tricky to buy for. In our Mother’s Day Gift Guide, we’ve hand-chosen products to make gift-buying a breeze. 


The Busy Bee

Her diary is bursting at the seams and she always has somewhere to be. For the Busy Bee, the most precious gift (short of finding more hours in the day) is the gift of relaxation. 

A Neom candle makes the ideal thoughtful present for the hard-working woman in your life. Available in five unique scents, try Calm & Relax, which uses ylang ylang, frankincense and patchouli to create a calm atmosphere in the home.


The Natural Mum

If you have a mum who is conscious about the environment and trying to make greener choices, choosing the right gift can be a daunting task. Thankfully, when it comes to Mums who value the healing properties of natural ingredients and eco-responsible packaging, Philosophy has everything you need. 

In particular, try their Nature In A Jar range, which boasts a Body Lotion with Cactus Fruit Extract, and a Gentle Detoxifying Cleanser with Agave.


The Mum Who Has Everything

When it comes to the mum who has everything, you have to roll out the big guns. The chances are if she wants something, she’s already bought it, so you need to go a step above and find something she didn’t even know she wanted. Perfume is perfect for fulfilling this tricky brief.

For a beautiful fragrance that won’t break the bank, Ghost Dream more than delivers. Multi-award winner, its floral oriental scent combines top notes of water and rose with deeper musk, jasmine and orange blossom. Or, if you’d rather push the boat out on a luxury fragrance, you can find our top picks at the end of this article.


The Mum Who Doesn’t Sleep

Whether she’s a new mum who you want to acknowledge on Mother’s Day or your own mum who has a touch of insomnia, we all know someone who struggles to get enough sleep. Thankfully, this is one of the easiest people to buy for, as there is a fantastic range of sleep-inducing products available.

For a sure winner, you can’t go wrong with Deep Sleep Pillow Spray from thisworks. With 97% of people surveyed saying they slept better after using it, this will be the gift that sets the bar for future years!


The Spa Aficionado

She loves a spa day – who doesn’t!? So this Mother’s Day, bring a touch of that spa experience to her. With so many great brands available, it can be difficult knowing where to start, so let us help narrow down your options with a few top options.

Caudalie is a French beauty brand whose products centre around natural ingredients and “vinotherapy”, they also do a range of beautiful gift packs

REN Clean Skincare is stocked in spas around the world, so you know they’re doing something right! Check out some of their stunning gift sets.

And lastly, Decleor is another brand that is no stranger to the high-end spa experience. You can view their gift sets here.


Bonus Points: Luxury Fragrances

Whoever you’re buying for, you can’t go wrong with a luxury fragrance. If you’re pulling your hair out trying to find that perfect gift, take a look at our top picks for Mother’s Day.

Armani Because It’s You

Fruity and warm, Armani Because It’s You has top notes of raspberry and blackcurrant, with deeper notes of vanilla, violet and jasmine. It’s a decadent perfume that is sure to become her new favourite.

Available in a range of sizes, shop the range from £50.

 

YSL Libre

A light fragrance which embodies freedom, strength and sensuality, YSL Libre contains gentle notes of lavender, orange blossom and jasmine. The perfect everyday fragrance to empower and embolden.

Available in a range of sizes and gift sets, shop the range. from £48.

 

Lancôme La Vie est Belle

Combining vanilla with blackcurrant and pear, Lancôme La Vie Est Belle is a warm fragrance for women who value the beauty in simplicity. Versatile and effortless, this is a great perfume for any woman in your life. 

Available in a range of sizes and gift sets, shop the range from £44.

 

Ralph Lauren Woman

An iconic scent, Ralph Lauren Woman is both opulent and timeless. With top notes of rhubarb and blackcurrant, mid-notes of tuberose and orange flower, and base notes of hazelnut and vibrant woods, this complex scent is an award winner for a reason.

Available in a range of sizes and gift sets, shop the range from £39.95.


Valentine’s Day Gift Giving SOS Guide

Love it or loathe it, Valentine’s Day is a national institution. At allbeauty, we’re fairly unanimous in that it’s a nice way to break up the winter doldrums and inject some excitement into what would otherwise be the long slog between Christmas and Easter. 

But, and there is a but, we know that for many people Valentine’s Day can bring with it a fair amount of hair-pulling. The panic shopping that occurs over those 24 hours is a sight to be seen. Ideally from a great distance. If you would rather be shot with an arrow than find yourself desperately trying to rip the price tag off the last bouquet of petrol station flowers, this Gift Giving SOS Guide is for you.


The Newly Besotted

You’re in a new relationship and want to buy your special someone a gift, but don’t know them well enough to narrow down your gift options? We hear you. A gift set may seem like a safe choice, but if chosen well, can be incredibly romantic. Scented shower gels and indulgent lotions can make for an ideal night in for two!

 

For Him

With scents such as Fireside and Whisky and Water, the Noble Isle Warm Cocoon Gift Set is the perfect gift for the new man in your life. Containing three luxury shower gels, he can smell great whether at home, the gym, or staying at your place.

Noble Isle Gift Set
Warm & Spicy Bath and Shower Trio – 3 x 75ml

Our Price: £20.00

 

For Her

Presented in a beautiful gift box, The Ritual of Ayurveda Rebalancing Ceremony Extra Large Gift Set contains four products to balance mind, body and soul. Enriched with sweet almond oil and Indian rose, it offers the ultimate aromatic experience.

Rituals – The Ritual of Ayurveda
Rebalancing Ceremony Extra Large Gift Set
RRP £69.90

Our Price: £62.90


Are We, Aren’t We?

 

If you’re on that awkward middle ground of not knowing whether you’re ‘a thing’ or not, buying Valentine’s gifts can send you into a tailspin.

For Him

Acqua Di Parma
Collezione Barbiere Shaving Cream 125g
RRP £46.00

Our Price: £34.95

For Her

Dior Rouge – Dior Couture Colour
999 Celebrity Red 3.5g
RRP £30.00

Our Price: £27.00


No Gifts This Year…

How many times has this one caught you out? One of you declares that you won’t be buying gifts this year, only to blindside you with something at the last minute. Don’t get caught out this Valentine’s Day, have a little something on standby. The best part? These gifts won’t cost the earth and can easily be gifted later in the year on the off chance your other half stays true to their declaration.

 

For Him

Keep it simple with this beautifully presented set of toiletries by Rituals. The Ritual of Samurai Invigorating Medium Gift Set includes everything he needs to look and smell fabulous for a weekend away, so you could even pair it with the promise of a city break if he really pushes the boat out on your surprise gift this Valentine’s.
Rituals – The Ritual of Samurai
Invigorating Ritual Medium Gift Set
RRP £29.90

Our Price: £26.90

 

For Her

From french beauty giant L’Occitane comes the Collection Voyage, including travel-sized versions of eight of their top-selling products. Rich in ingredients such as shea butter and almond oil, you can buy this with confidence that whatever her skin type, it will be well received.

L’Occitane GIfts
Collection Voyage
RRP £24.00

Our Price: £21.60


Time To Up The Ante

Are you ready to push the boat out on a luxury gift this Valentine’s Day? There’s no better way to say “I Love You” than with the perfect fragrance. But how do you choose from the thousands of options available? While buying a tried and true favourite is a safe option, why not surprise your significant other with one of these top picks?

 

For Him

Winner of a Cosmopolitan Beauty Award, Fragrance Foundation Award and GQ Grooming Award, Tom Ford Fabulous Eau de Parfum is an ideal gift for the discerning gent. Combining the deep scent of leather with notes of lavender, vanilla and almond, this fragrance is sure to be a new favourite.
Tom Ford Fabulous
Eau de Parfum Spray 50ml
RRP £218.00

Our Price: £185.30

For Her

Designed for the strong, contemporary woman, Yves Saint Laurent Libre Eau de Parfum is a feast for the senses. From its couture bottle to its effortless combination of floral, aromatic and citrus, it’s no surprise that this perfume has gained a cult following. 

Yves Saint Laurent
Libre Eau de Parfum Spray 50ml
RRP £78.00

Our Price: £66.00


Treat Yourself

Whilst buying gifts for others is rewarding, why not treat yourself to a new signature fragrance at the same time? The new fragrance Daisy Daze Eau de Toilette by Marc Jacobs is the perfect way to gift yourself this Valentines Day!

Marc Jacobs Daisy Daze
Eau de Toilette Spray 50ml
RRP £59.00

Our Price: £50.15


To shop all of our incredible Valentine’s Day gifts, visit allbeauty.com or click the image below.  Happy Valentine’s Day, love allbeauty!

Black Friday Beauty Round-Up

“The children were nestled all snug in their beds… so mummy got ready for the shopping ahead.”

Time is of the essence, so let’s cut to it: it’s Black Friday week here at allbeauty! We know that this is peak Christmas shopping time, and you’re probably getting bombarded daily with Black Friday emails, so we’ll keep this on a strictly need-to-know basis.

Tracking all the different sales is an absolute nightmare at this time of year, so, as always, allbeauty is here to make it easy to pay less. Whether you want to pick up a bargainous skincare product or want to stock up on perfumes for Christmas gifts, you’ll find all of our best discounts here. 


Skincare

Decléor – Up To 50% Off Prai – Up to 20% Off
Cowshed – Up To 40% Off

Perricone MD – Up To 65% Off

Philosophy – 20% Off When You Buy 2 Matis Paris – Up To 75% Off  
Fillerina – Up to 35% Off   The Natural Deodorant Co – Buy One Get One Half Price

 


Haircare

Flat, dull, frizzy, oily, wavy, curly or straight – whatever your hair type, you’re in for a treat. In typical Black Friday style, we’ve got amazing discounts of up to 65% off across some of our top-selling brands.

System Professional – Up To 25% Off Sebastian Professional – Up To 65% Off  
Kérastase – Up To 35% Off label.m – Up To 45% Off  
Redken – Up To 45% Off   Nanogen – Up To 25% Off
Shu Uemura Art of Hair – Up To 40% Off   Paul Mitchell – Up To 40% Off  
Foltène – Up To 30% Off  

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There are some fantastic savings on fragrances in the Black Friday week sale. Why not choose a luxury perfume by Cartier at an unbeatable price, or treat the special man in your life to an award-winning cologne by Dunhill London.

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Still struggling to find the perfect gift? You can’t go wrong with a beautiful candle or home fragrance. Neom offers a range of fragrant candles, oils, diffusers and gift sets. And with up to 20% off, there’s never been a better time to try them all!

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Fragrance Gifts Made Easy

The temperature has hit single digits and tinsel is donning supermarket shelves, which can only mean one thing – it’s time to start your Christmas shopping. 

When it comes to buying gifts for our nearest and dearest, there are always some people who are extra tricky to buy for, but nothing beats the feeling of finding that perfect gift. Fragrance can be particularly hard to get right, but there’s no need to panic this festive season. Grab your beverage of choice and sit back as we walk you through these perfect pairings. Trust us, they’ll be the gifts you can’t wait to give. 


The Lovebirds

Whether for a pair of newlyweds or a gift for your loved one that you’ll benefit from too (why shouldn’t you spoil yourself?!), Armani’s ‘With You’ collection offers the ideal pairing. The combination of masculine, Stronger With You, pairs perfectly with the feminine In Love With You. For the ultimate ‘his and hers’ gift this Christmas, Armani has you covered.

Available individually or as gift sets, shop the range.


The Contemporary Woman

Described by some as “a light breath of fresh air”, Yves Saint Laurent Libre embodies freedom, strength and sensuality. With notes of lavender, orange blossom and jasmine, this scent is the perfect everyday fragrance to empower and embolden.

Available in 30ml, 50ml, 90ml and Limited Edition gift packs, shop the range. 


The Rocker

The epitome of glam-rock, YSL Black Opium is a sweet, dark fragrance for the wild and rebellious woman in your life. Aromatic notes of coffee, vanilla and pink pepper create a warming bouquet that is sure to turn heads for all the right reasons.

Available in 30ml, 50ml, 90ml and 150ml, shop the range.


The Dreamer

Struggling to find the perfect gift for the woman in your life that dares to dream? Lancôme Idôle may just be the perfect gift for a strong empowered woman. With notes of pear, rose and white musk, this fragrance is clean and sophisticated – “Because there is an idol in every woman, and because every woman is an idol”

Available in 25ml, 50ml and 75ml, shop the range.


The Young and Young At Heart

A light, warm scent that combines vanilla with blackcurrant and pear, Lancôme Le Vie Est Belle is ideal for women who value the beauty in simplicity. A versatile fragrance that manages to be both effortlessly simple and deep in complexity, this would be equally well suited to a collegiate niece or world-traversing aunt.

Available in a range of sizes and gift packs, shop the range.


The Lad

Designed for the strong, graceful and creative, Only The Brave by Diesel makes buying for the special young man in your life a breeze. Combining citrus top notes of lemon and mandarin with woody cedar, violet and coriander, this fresh scent sits on the right side of mature. 

Available in a range of sizes and gift sets, shop the range.


The Gentleman

Often the hardest group to buy for, Ralph Lauren Polo Red Rush makes it easy to shop for the father figure or significant other in your life. Fruity notes of lemon, red apple and orange flower sit atop musk and cedarwood to create a warm, fresh and balanced scent that compliments any discerning gent. 

Available in 75ml, 125ml and 200ml bottles, shop the range.


The Timeless Woman

An iconic feminine fragrance, award-winning Ralph Lauren, Woman makes a wonderful gift for the elegant woman in your life. Rhubarb, orange blossom and tuberose counterbalance hazelnut and sandalwood to make this effortlessly glamorous scent.

Available in 30ml, 50ml and 100ml bottles, shop the range. 

 

Whoever you’re buying for this Christmas, rest assured that allbeauty is here to make finding the perfect gift easy. 

 

Secret Santa Saviours

Deck the halls, ring the bells, Christmas is coming! 

It really is the “most wonderful time of the year” until, that is, you open your email to find out that the office is doing a Secret Santa

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m no grinch, but those two words fill me with dread and I know I’m not the only one…

#1 First of all, there’s nothing secret about it, by the time the torn wrapping paper has been bundled into the bin, everyone knows who got whom what. 

#2 Second, you never get the person you actually know well and want to buy a gift for. You’re inevitably paired with Simon from Accounts or Angry Helen from HR; or worse still, someone in management.

#3 Finally, the pressure to get a thoughtful, inexpensive gift without inversely overthinking it or spending too little, is an extra burden that no one needs this close to Christmas. 

Yet, this year, thousands of people around the country will be faced with this exact predicament. Well allbeauty readers, we’re here for you. To take the stress out of Secret Santa shopping we’ve got an easy-to-use solution that’s right at your fingertips.


The allbeauty “Secret Santa Saviour Selector”

Too much? The name may be a work in progress, but this is a tool that will change your life for the better when it comes to shopping for those hard-to-buy-for colleagues, friends or family. 

Our search function not only allows you to filter products by category but by gender and budget too. So, whether it’s a £10 bath oil for Aunt Pam or a £15 organic skin cream for your vegan boss, we’ve got you covered. 

The 5 Types of Secret Santa Recipient (and What to Get Them)

We know that finding the perfect gift involves knowing where to start. So, to make your Christmas shopping as stress-free as possible, the allbeauty team have got together to highlight the best categories for some of the most common Secret Santa recipients.

1. THE HARD TO PLEASE

Let’s face it, statistics aside, this is the person you’re most likely to draw out of the hat. That one person in the office who can’t be pleased, who complains about the AC temperature year-round and who won’t hide their feelings when they pull back the wrapping.

For the Office Snob, we suggest going for a few small items instead of one big one. This will spread the chances of getting something they’re happy with without you being out of pocket. Miniature perfume or makeup selection boxes are a great option. Browse now.

2. THE JOKER 

A great person to be paired with, the office Joker loves to have a laugh and appreciated a good prop. Think of the least likely thing that The Joker needs, and get that. 

Why not go for hair spray for the Bald Joker, lip plumping gloss for the Casual Joker, or a calming candle for the Bouncing Off The Walls Joker. Get creative! Browse now.

3. THE QUIET ONE

If you’ve been paired with someone you know nothing about, go for a safe gift that can’t possibly be misinterpreted. That isn’t to say you need to be boring though. Hand creams and scented soaps may be tried and true gifts, but why not opt for something a little more thoughtful? 

Home fragrances are a wonderful gift to receive and as well as being practical and long-lasting. Browse now.

4. THE MAT LEAVE RETURNER

It can be awkward being paired with someone who has recently returned from maternity leave – they’ve served their time in the office, but you might never have worked alongside them before or know their interests.

The perfect gift for a new mum? Sleep. If you can’t offer your services as a night nurse, get the next best thing: our range of Wellbeing Products for Sleep make an ideal gift for new mothers. Browse now.

5. THE ANNUAL LEAVE AFICIONADO

We’ve all got that one colleague who seems to be on holiday as regularly as they’re in the office. How they manage to make their annual leave go so far is anyone’s guess, but one thing we do know is what to get them for Christmas.

There are an amazing variety of travel-size products available at allbeauty, all of which will be a welcome addition on your colleague’s next adventure. Browse now.


Congratulations! You’ve got everything you need to wow the office with your Secret Santa contribution. So, what are you waiting for? Get shopping!