Thursday, 27 November 2014

Fragrance Christmas Gift Guide For Him & Her!

Hi beaut's!

It just wouldn't be Christmas if you didn't buy a fragrance for someone would it... So today I have put together a mini review of a few ladies and men's fragrances that may help you decide on what scent to pick up for your loved ones this year....

I'm kicking things of with a couple of fragrances perfect for the lady/ladies in your life..

Hugo Boss MA VIE* 50ml RRP £49.00

Hugo Boss Ma Vie Pour Femme is the latest addition in the female Boss family and follows Boss Nuit and Boss Jour which both smell gorgeous. At first glance the packaging of this fragrance is beautiful, it comes in a delicate soft pink, glass bottle and has a gorgeous crystal effect lid which I think really sets it off. The concept behind the Ma Vie fragrance is the off-duty Boss woman, so expect sophistication and plenty of depth with this scent. It's quite a grown up scent and the delicate pink blossoms give it that floral/pretty edge and then the more woody notes come through giving the scent some bite and depth. Overall it smells rather lovely, it looks gorgeous and very luxurious and I think would make the perfect Christmas prezzie for your Mum!

Top Notes – Modernity: Cactus Blossom
Heart Notes– Femininity: Pink freesia, jasmine petals, rose bud
Base Notes– Confidence: Sheer woods, cedar wood

Lacoste Touch Of Pink* 50ml RRP £42.00

Lacoste Touch of Pink is very much a classic for the younger girlie's and has been around for years but never gets old. The scent itself is light, very sweet with a touch of vanilla to it. It's girly, youthful and feminine without being overpowering or nauseatingly sweet which is a major plus as nobody wants one of those perfumes that really gets down your throat do they! Overall I think this would be an absolute hit at Christmas for any younger beauties and the bottle really reflects the youthful scent too. 

 Top Notes - Coriander Leaves, Blood oranges and Cardamon
 Middle Notes - Jasmine, Violet Leaves and Carot Seed
Base Notes - Sandalwood, Vanilla and Musk.

And for the man/men in your life....

Lacoste L!VE* 100ml RRP £47.00

Lacoste L!VE is Lacoste's most recent launch for men, the cube style bottle holds a rather clean, crisp scent that I think would definitely appeal more to the younger guys. When you first spritz Lacoste L!VE its quite strong and really gives you a hit fragrance but then it drys down lovely and has amazing staying power.

Top NotesLime and Green Leaves 
Middle NotesAquatic notes 
Base Notes -Guaiac Wood, Dark liquorice

Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc* 100ml RRP £47.00

Like all the Lacoste L.12.12 fragrances, Blanc is inspired by the Lacoste iconic polo shirt, this range acts as a tribute to the founder Rene Lacoste himself, its said that if you team the coloured fragrance with the same coloured polo shirt it will make the most out of the fragrance and intensify it, which I think is a rather cool/quirky fact!!! I can only describe Lacoste Blanc as being a very clean, fresh, sweet fragrance and perfect for the younger generation, to me this is not a mature scent at all. After testing Blanc out on my boyfriend, its clear to see or should I say smell (he he) that Blanc is very long lasting and lingers all day without being strong or overpowering at all. The packaging of Blanc is very simple and comes in a white glass bottle that is completely opaque and has Lacoste's trademark embroidery crocodile on the front of the bottle which I think is a really nice touch, it would certainly sit nicely on any mans bedside table.

Top Notes - Grapefruit, Cardamom, Rosemary, Cedar Leaves.
Heart Notes - Tuberose, Ylang-Ylang.
Base Notes - Leather Notes, Cedar.

Hugo Boss 'BOSS' Collector's Edition* 50ml RRP £41.00
Next I have the classic award winning fragrance for men, BOSS Bottled 'The Collector's Edition'. The Collectors Edition of BOSS Bottled has been made exclusively for Christmas, it features the same best selling scent as the original but sports that new and exclusive gunmetal grey bottle, which I think looks so much nicer and more luxurious that the usual clear glass bottle. As for the scent itself...When I first sprayed BOSS I immediately got a rather fruity scent however.. that soon develops into a warm woody sensual scent as BOSS dulls down and drys. It's also a very versatile scent, meaning I think it will suit all ages wearing it anytime and anywhere, which I think is great as your not restricted when it comes to buying it for your Dad, brother etc. The lasting power of BOSS is also incredible, it will last on you all day and you'll probably get a cheeky whiff the next morning too, it really wont budge.

Top notes - Apple, Bergamot and Cinnamon.
Heart notes - Tagete and Geranium.
Base notes - Cedarwood, Sandlewood, Vetiver and Olivewood.


James Bond 007* 75ml RRP £25.00
And lastly I have the James Bond 007 eau de toilette, this will go down well with any James Bond  lover I'm sure. The aftershave itself has a very sophisticated yet spicy scent to it, so if the man in your life likes a nice woody, spicy scent this could be the one for him. The packaging of the James Bond aftershave is also rather unique, the bottle itself is black with a textured finish and is completed with a twist up lid and the trademark 007 Bond logo embossed on the front .

Top notesApples
Heart notes - Cardamom
Base notes -Sandalwood, Vetiver, Lavender, Coumarin, Moss


I hope you enjoyed my fragrance Christmas gift guide for him and her and I hope it's given you a few idea's on what to get the loved ones in your life, you really cant go wrong with an aftershave or perfume can you!!!

nopin

6 comments:

  1. Some lovely fragrances! I love the idea of a fragrance Christmas gift guide and I love your blog! :)

    Beth xx

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  2. Who doesn't love Touch of Pink! I remember when it was all the rage about ten(ish) years ago! :D
    Ellie,xx
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    1. Haha it's such a classic that never gets old, love it! xoxo

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  3. Ok I -need- to try the Ma Vie fragrance! Goes straight to the list :)
    Your blog is great! I followed you on instagram and bloglovin xx
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