Week 5 already, eh? Madness!! For this weeks best of beauty we're looking at a "princess" item, or in other words, your one favourite higher end product. I racked my brains a bit with this one but eventually realised it could only be one thing; my Dior J'adore L'or perfume.
Recycled photo from the original blog post. No idea why I'm clutching it like an award..although it does have an "Oscars" quality to it with all that gold..
I'm a huge perfume lover and tend to focus that adoration on Dior and Chanel. This, however, is a pricey addiction and so it's left to my long suffering husband to provide the beautiful scents for birthdays, anniversaries etc. My wedding perfume was the original J'adore, which was the perfect choice- it was a warm and sunny day and J'adore is a classic romantic scent; a delicate fruity/floral that didn't overpower me thanks to its timeless qualities.
Last year then for our one year wedding anniversary, himself bought me the much more concentrated version of J'adore, J'adore L'or. Just for background purposes, I had been going into Brown Thomas and House of Fraser on the regular and covering myself in this for the two months prior to our anniversary, such was my love for it. But at around the €117 mark for 40ml (I know) there was absolutely no way I could afford to buy it for myself. After no doubt listening to me banging on about it for aaages, I was, to my absolute joy, presented with this on our anniversary. Such a wonderfully thoughtful gift! I've used this practically every day since last August so I now only have about a quarter left and will have to start rationing it, otherwise I won't make it to next August and my new bottle (himself is delighted that he's sorted for anniversary present ideas for life), which would be a travesty!
I actually wrote a full review of this perfume last year, which you can check out HERE, if you're interested in base notes and all that jazz! Let me know in the comments what your own princess item would be, lets all enable each other!