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Fresh, Fruity or Floral? The Summer fragrances which inspire us at allbeauty

May marks the start of flower show season, so what better time of year is there to explore and embrace the world of fresh, fruity and floral scents? Read on to discover more about the summer fragrances which inspire us at allbeauty.

 

Floral

Penhaligon’s Blasted BloomCreated as an ode to the British coast and countryside, Penhaligon’s Blasted Bloom is a unique blend of wild berries, eglantine rose, hawthorn, pink pepper, as well as some aquatic notes. It’s the perfect scent for an English rose and a topical fragrance to wear for Summer weddings, garden parties and of course, Chelsea Flower Show.

Looking for a regal floral for men? Try Penhaligon’s Esprit Du Roi for an unusual twist on a summer floral, incorporating tomato, mint and raspberry leaves with clove, jasmine and honeysuckle.

 

Fruity

Les Sorbets by Nina Ricci

The new range of limited edition Les Sorbets by Nina Ricci looks so delicious, we couldn’t pick just one to feature! These pastel confections launched earlier this year as part of a collaboration with Amorino ice cream. Each edition has been created by a different perfumer and contain sweet straplines such as Cocktail Frappé, Pear Granita, and Praline Glacé. We think they’d make the perfect accompaniment to an afternoon tea with friends (ice cream optional!)

Did you know? Amorino have released their own raspberry and jasmine sorbet to commemorate the fragrance range (available at selected Amorino ice cream locations until 30 June 2019).

Another exciting fruity launch for Summer 2019 is Paco Rabanne’s irresistible Olympéa Legend, which combines desert-flower and hot sand with salty-vanilla plum. This fragrance for women builds upon the Olympéa range of fragrances and is paired with Invictus Legend, a powerful grapefruit, sea salt and geranium fragrance for men.

Want to discover more? Take your pick of Floral & Fruity Summer fragrances here

 

Fresh

Christian Dior - Dior Addict Eau FraicheChristian Dior’s Dior Addict Eau Fraiche, is a favourite at allbeauty, featuring calabrian bergamot, freesia and lily-of-the-valley.

Lily-of-the-valley, also known as Muguet, was a treasured motif of Christian Dior. As well as featuring extensively in his fragrances and designs, he also used to give a sprig of the flower on the 1st May (as per French custom) to wish luck and happiness to all his workforce and clientele for the year ahead!

Perfect for: Paying homage to the stars of Cannes Film Festival – Kirsten Dunst wore a Christian Dior Lily-of-the-valley dress in 2016 when going up the famous Cannes steps.

 

Light & Airy

Calvin Klein Eternity AirCalvin Klein’s Eternity Air comes in two editions for men and women, both of which are light and citrus, so suitable for those who like a softer fragrance in the summer months. As you can tell by the name, these fragrances are designed to complement each other and are inspired by blue skies and fresh atmospheres. Eternity Air for Women features grapefruit oil, peony and lily of the valley, whilst Eternity Air for Men includes mandarin oil, lavender, green apple and violet.

Marc Jacob’s Daisy Dream Sunshine is a great carefree scent for summer days. Launched in January 2019 as a limited edition, this fragrance features a combination of golden raspberries, orange blossoms and solar musk, which collide together in a sparkling cocktail of whimsical happiness.

Want to float into Summer? Shop all Light & Airy Fragrances here

 

Water

 Creed Virgin Island WaterStuck at your desk and need to be transported to St Tropez, Portofino or Hawaii? The following fragrances have all been inspired by the feeling of exploration, freedom and azure waters.

The formulation of Creed’s Virgin Island Water was inspired by a sailing trip to the Caribbean – its adventurous and refreshing notes include lime, copra, hibiscus, ylang ylang and ginger. Suitable for both men and women, it really captures the essence of summer and will help you to feel like the sun is shining down on you in a tropical climate!

Moschino Forever Sailing is another ocean favourite – a fragrance designed for men; lemon, grapefruit and ice mint are combined with juniper and patchouli to emphasise fun, excitement and the power of nature.

Want to take the plunge? Shop all Water Fragrances here

 

Allbeauty’s Top Seasonal Fragrance Tips

  1. Wearing a scent that it is evocative of summer can help you get into the holiday spirit.
  2. Heat & rising temperatures can intensify the sense of smell, which is why switching heavier ‘Winter’ scents for lighter ones can help you feel more energetic
  3. Don’t leave your perfume in the sun (or near hot temperatures – this includes your bathroom), as this can shorten the perfume’s lifespan.
  4. Headed to a festival or on a summer vacation which requires travel? Take a look at allbeauty’s range of Travalo Atomisers, perfect for decanting your favourite fragrance from glass bottles and taking with you on the go.
  5. You can make new fragrance discoveries by using the allbeauty Fragrance Finder to filter perfumes by category.

*details correct at time of publishing

NEW Emporio Armani In Love With You & Stronger With You Intensely

NEW Emporio Armani In Love With You & Stronger With You Intensely + Your Chance To Win!

Together we are shooting stars… NEW Emporio Armani In Love With You and Stronger With You Intensely, plus your chance to win!

Discover Emporio Armani In Love With You and Stronger With You Intensely. The next instalment in the ‘Together Stronger’ campaign, these audacious, addictive scents reflect the personalities of today’s young men and women in search of their own profound love stories. Together, irrisistably in love; every day, stronger.

Emporio Armani In Love With You & Stronger With You Intensely allbeauty blogIn Love With You

A contemporary and passionate blend of raw materials, In Love With You features sweet andaddictive black cherry combined with an ultra-feminine heart of jasmine and elegant notes of patchouli. The champagne rosé tint subtly represents the modern personality of the new fragrance: fruity, floriental and intense.

In Love With You is available in 30ml, 50ml or 100ml at allbeauty.com

Emporio Armani In Love With You & Stronger With You Intensely allbeauty blogStronger With You Intensely

An audacious fragrance due to a contrastful fresh & spicy aromatic top notes obtained thanks to the pink pepper. More addictive, with its signature Sugar Coated Chetsnut Accord in overdose. Warm and spicy notes of Cinnamon push the Chestnut at the very heart of the fragrance.

Stonger With You Intensely is available in 50ml or 100ml at allbeauty.com

 

Your Chance To Win!

The perfect his and hers for Valentine’s Day, we’ve teamed up with Armani Beauty to give one lucky winner the chance to win In Love With You 100ml and Stronger With You Intensely 100ml! To enter, simply fill in the form below and tell us about your ideal Valentine’s day. Good luck ❤

Valentine’s Day Moschino Fragrance Giveaway

We’re giving away FIVE bottles of Moschino fragrance just in time for Valentine’s Day – just tell us your most romantic memory!

Our Moschino fragrance giveaway promises a real treat five lucky winners, who’ll each win a bottle of Moschino Gold Fresh Couture Eau de Parfum. Just tell us your most romantic memory below for your chance to win. Entry closes midnight 4th February 2018 and is open to the UK & EIRE.

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This Valentine’s Day 2018, we’re giving away five bottles of the gorgeous limited edition release of the fragrance for her by Moschino. The original Fresh Couture fragrance in limited edition gold packaging, Moschino’s Fresh Couture combines fresh and joyful accents to produce a Floral/Woody perfume of tempting femininity. The concept was to juxtapose the most mundane and commonplace of products, the household cleaner, with something so precious, the juice of a luxury brand’s fragrance.

 

  • Top notes of bright accord of mandarin, bergamot and intense, exotic, ylang ylang
  • Middle notes of white peony, osmanthus and raspberry
  • Base notes of clear woods, white patchouli and ambrox

10 Romantic Perfume Bottles We Want To Receive

Our 10 romantic perfume bottles are beauties we’d love to unwrap! Is your favourite listed here?

If in doubt, a romantic perfume bottle makes a great ‘blind buy’! We’ve picked scents – and bottles – that are both romantic and perfect for gifting.

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Diesel Loverdose Eau de Toilette

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Viktor & Rolf Bonbon Eau de Parfum
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Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Eau de Toilette

 

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Vera Wang Love Struck Eau de Parfum

 

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Anna Sui La Nuit de Boheme Eau de Parfum

 

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DKNY MYNY Eau de Parfum

 

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Dolce Rosa Excelsa Eau de Parfum

 

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Nina Ricci Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum

 

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Juicy Couture Couture La La Eau de Parfum

 

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Chloe Signature Eau de Parfum

 

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Fragrance: Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Review

The 2005 Fragrance by Viktor & Rolf is a bestseller year on year. Our Flowerbomb review discovers just what makes this eau de parfum so good!

Claire Head of Social @allbeauty Flowerbomb ReviewOur Flowerbomb review is by Claire, allbeauty Head of Social Media.
Claire reviews Flowerbomb eau de parfum.

Flowerbomb is one of those fragrances I kept spotting but hadn’t ever tried (I know, pretty shocking when you consider my day job!) Fragrances have a habit of getting into my head and whispering “try me, try me” and Flowerbomb finally did that when I spotted it yet again on our bestseller list – time to get my hands on a sample…

THE MAGICAL POWER OF FLOWERS

Flowerbomb is an explosive floral bouquet. Unexpected. Thousand flowers gives rise to an ultra-feminine, delicious and sensual fragrance.
A bouquet of tens of cattleyas, hundreds of sambac jasmine, thousands of freesia, and millions of rose petals enriched by an addictive scent of patchouli and vanilla. This now iconic fragrance was created by the perfumers Olivier Polge, Carlos Benaim and Domitille Berthier

(quote from Viktor & Rolf.com) 

According to Viktor & Rolf here are the fragrance notes:

  • Top notes: Tea, Osmanthus, Bergamot
  • Middle notes: Sambac Jasmine, African Orange Flower, Cattleya Orchid, Freesia, Rose
  • Base notes: Patchouli, Vanilla

All good so far, but Flowerbomb is classed as an Oriental, Gourmand fragrance – since I tend to prefer scents that are fruity and light (La Petite Robe Noire, Stormflower) I wasn’t over-confident I’d like it. But nose down I headed in…

 

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I’m not sure what I was expecting to be honest. Surely the clue’s in the title (it’s going to be horribly floral!) but the overwhelming sugary sweetness was a huge surprise. Yes the floral notes are there but wow it’s so sweet and sugary!! I’m a fan of Prada Candy and although they’re not the same, there’s a definite hint of Candy’s caramel and vanilla notes.

Orchid, rose and vanilla are the strongest notes for me, but that lovely sugar kick is the most noticeable part of the scent. Flowerbomb is a very lovely perfume and not at all the flowery-maiden-aunt-fragrance I was guessing. It’s not overwhelming either. It is strong on the first spray but has a soft, powdery dry-down (on my skin) which I really loved. It’s also a rather grown-up scent; if you waft past someone wearing this you’ll think it a) cost quite a lot and b) they mean business.

Flowerbomb is a statement perfume, the one I’d wear if I had an interview or important meeting. But it’s also a lovely, soft, feminine scent that I’d wear for lunch with friends. Let’s face it, it’s a multi-tasker and that’s always a winner for me! I wouldn’t shy away from gifting Flowerbomb either though I’d stick to the over 25s.

Keen to try? You can shop Flowerbomb HERE (and it goes without saying it’s a lot less expensive at allbeauty.com!)

If you like Flowerbomb I think you’ll also like these scents:

Thierry Mugler Angel Muse
Prada Candy
Ghost The Fragrance
La Vie Est Belle
Paco Rabanne Olympea – you can read our Olympea review here

We hope this Flowerbomb review was helpful. Is Flowerbomb your signature scent? Comment below and tell us how you found this lovely fragrance.

Top Women’s Fragrance Of The Year – The Scents You Loved!

Announcing the top women’s fragrance for the year 2016. The scents you loved, from designer to classic, and your most gifted Christmas perfume.

The top women’s fragrance for 2016 is compiled by allbeauty and based on sales throughout the year. 

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Which top women’s fragrance is your favourite? Any you dislike? Comment below and tell us. Visit allbeauty to shop any of the products shown and don’t forget to tag us in your pics if you’ve recent bought any of these.

Women’s Perfume Gift Guide – How To Choose

Our women’s perfume gift guide takes you through the main fragrance groups, showing you how to choose the perfect scent. Plus we pick some great gift options from each group.

Use our women’s perfume gift guide if you want to shop fragrance but don’t know where to start! Ideal for birthdays, Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.

Floral Perfume
The easiest fragrance to spot! If she loves the smell of roses, freesias, daisies – in fact any florals, then a floral perfume is the one to choose. There are so many options to choose from here, but let’s play it safe and choose scents that will appeal to most. We adore Ghost The Fragrance – in a bottle shaped like the female form, it’s a soft, floral fragrance that any woman will adore. From just £19.95 it’s also very affordable.

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Possibly the most famous floral perfume, Jimmy Choo Eau de Toilette (be sure to choose the EDT!) is a massive seller. With a bottle inspired by Murano glass and created by the Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon (you can read our full guide to Jimmy Choo scents here). It’s glam, glam glam! We’ve linked to the 100ml but there are even more savings to be had in smaller sizes, notably the 40ml which makes a fabulous stocking filler.

women's perfume gift guide



Oriental Perfume
Does she prefer heavier scents? Musky cinnamon, spicy fragrance, warm and sugary scents with vanilla? If the answer is yes, then oriental scents are the ones to choose. A word of warning: unless you’re really sure these are for her, then choose another group. They’ll really be too heavy for anyone not into oriental fragrance. The bestseller in the oriental perfume group is Calvin Klein Euphoria Eau de Parfum.

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For something a little different, Laura Biagiotti’s Roma is a very affordable treat. A blend of crisp and fruity resins and evening flowers with base notes of vanilla and musk.

women's perfume gift guide



Woody Perfume
If she loves a scent with mossy, earthy notes, then a woody fragrance is the one to choose. Think cedarwood, sandalwood and vetiver. Chopard’s The Wish is an immensely popular scent, an elegant, refreshing, woody fragrance that contains a blend of woodsy and spicy florals, with notes of patchouli, incense, sandalwood and amber.

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Thierry Mugler’s Alien is a modern woody scent. Jasmine Sambac and a hint of orange blossom combine to give a unique fragrance that’s often described as “sexy, sensual and uplifting”!
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Aromatic Perfume

Does she love the scent of grass and herbs (think lavender, rosemary, basil and sage)? Then aromatic fragrance is a great one to choose. We love Penhaligon’s Lavandula Eau de Parfum.

women's perfume gift guide

For a more affordable option, Burberry Brit Rhythm has top notes of English lavender, with pink pepper, orange blossom and cedar.

women's perfume gift guide



Citrus Perfume

Does she love the clean, zesty scent of lemon, orange and mandarin? Or maybe she’s not a fragrance fan at all?! Then citrus scents are a great choice! Universally popular, they’re fresh and subtle. Davidoff Cool Water Woman is a very clean fragrance suitable for all, and at very affordable prices. Notes of citrus and pineapple blend with the scent of fresh, ocean air.

women's perfume gift guide



Fruity Perfume

Does she love the scent of apples, peaches, blackcurrants – in fact, any fruit? Then a fruity fragrance is for her. We adore Guerlain’s La Petite Robe Noire (if in doubt, choose the eau de toilette) – we don’t think any woman would be sorry to receive this beauty! With a fruity, blackcurrant scent, this is sophistication in a bottle:
women's perfume gift guide

Most Wished For Christmas Fragrances 2016

Each year we compile a list of the most wished for fragrances by men and women – here’s what everyone’s hoping to find under the tree this Christmas 2016! Don’t know what to buy? Don’t know what to ask for? Eyes down…

Our most wished for Christmas fragrances are a curated list compiled in November 2016.

Top 8 Most Wished For Women’s Christmas Fragrance:

1. Beyoncé Heat Eau de Parfum
2. Jean Paul Gaultier – Classique Eau de Toilette
3. Calvin Klein – Eternity For Women Eau de Parfum
4. Paco Rabanne – Lady Million Eau de Parfum
5. Jimmy Choo – Eau de Parfum
6. Thierry Mugler – Alien Eau de Toilette
7. Sarah Jessica Parker Lovely – Eau de Toilette
8. Ghost – The Fragrance Eau de Toilette

Top 8 Most Wished For Men’s Christmas Fragrance:

1. Jean Paul Gaultier – Le Male
2. Hugo Boss – Boss Bottled
3. Calvin Klein – CK One Eau de Toilette
4. Issey Miyake – L’Eau d’Issey Homme
5. Joop – Homme
6. Paco Rabanne – 1 Million EDT
7. Dior – Sauvage EDT
8. Ted Baker – M

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Please note: Our lists are curated from Amazon.co.uk ‘Most Wished For’ as of November 2016.
All items available from allbeauty.com as of Christmas 2016, while stocks last.

Most Popular Perfumes For Autumn 2016

What are the most popular perfumes for autumn now the season’s changed? Yep, it’s time to pack away summer and choose your new fragrance for the months ahead.

The most popular perfumes for autumn tend to be classic and designer scents with a sophisticated edge. We look at 5 of the best in stock right now. 

Hand on heart, you can wear any fragrance you like at any time of year. There are no rules that say a citrus scent is only for summer or orientals can’t be worn in spring. However, as the weather starts to turn, most of us feel a pull towards something warmer, spicier or just different.

Calvin Klein Euphoria Eau de Parfum 100ml - most popular perfumes
Calvin Klein Euphoria is described as “an oriental fragrance that contrasts exotic fruits, seductive florals and a rich, creamy signature. With a base of liquid amber, black violet, sensual musks and mahogany wood it’s easy to see why this fragrance is considered one of the most popular perfumes for autumn.
Jimmy Choo Jimmy Choo Eau de Parfum 60ml - most popular perfumes

It’s not always known that Jimmy Choo Eau de Parfum has a different scent to the Eau de Toilette. A fruity scent, what makes this the ideal choice for autumn is the addition of tiger orchid, sweet toffee caramel and Indonesian patchouli.

Jean Paul Gaultier Classique Eau de Toilette Spray 50ml - most popular perfumes
 Jean Paul Gaultier Classique is a fragrance worn all year round, mainly thanks to its floral nature. Don’t be fooled though, this elegant, oriental scent combines distinctly autumnal notes: anise, orange blossom, tangerine, ginger, musk and amber.
Tom Ford Black Orchid Eau de Parfum 30ml - most popular perfumes

If ever there was a fragrance that said warm, dark and sulty it has to be Tom Ford Black Orchid. A blend of dark florals and rich fruit, the scent blends lotus wood with patchouli incense and vetiver. Warm balsam and sandalwood make up the base.

 Nina Ricci Ricci Ricci Eau de Parfum Spray 80ml - most popular perfumes

Nina Ricci? Yes absolutely! But not the lighter florals of Nina, instead the warmer tones of Ricci Ricci. Opening with rhubarb and bergamot, the base is a blend of patchouli and sandalwood. The result is a feminine fragrance that’s beautiful for autumn into Christmas.

At allbeauty.com we generally begin to see a shift back to classic and haute couture scents at this time of year. Brands such as Dior, Gaultier, Chanel, Boss and Gucci all head back up the fragrance charts. Why are they such autumn favourites? Well these scents have usually stood the test of time. Plus they lend an air of sophistication to your favourite little black dress. After all, we are in party season!

So there you have just five of the most popular perfumes for autumn. Did you spot your favourite or is there one you’d love to try? Comment below and tell us.

The Perfume Gift Finder – The Answer To Your Prayers!

Our retro perfume gift finder is a super-fun way to pick a gift. If you’re not sure what to buy, our easy chart will point the way in literally seconds!

Our easy to use perfume gift finder will help you choose the ideal gift. 

Start with her age (under or over 25) and follow the chart to find the ideal gift. Plus you can shop all items shown in the gift finder right here. Did we help you find a suitable gift? Comment below and tell us! And don’t forget to pin the gift finder for easy access later…

Perfume Gift Finder

Please note prices are subject to change. From time to time some sizes may go out of stock, moving items into the next price bracket.