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Friday, 23 October 2015

5 Products To A Better Smelling You!

(not that any of you are stinky, mind)

While I'm still loving my Soap & Glory body sprays, I'm always picking up new scents that I love- be that perfume, shower gel, body lotion etc.

First up is Italian Summer Fig*. I've actually been wearing this gorgeous EDT from The Body Shop for the past couple of months now and although it has Summer in its name, I can see myself wearing it for the forthcoming year. It's not specific to a season for me, as it's light, fruity and fresh but has a heady dose of fig in there adding a warmth and a strength that prevents it from falling into sugary territory. As a side note, would you look at that bottle! Swoon! You can find it HERE.

I've loved Roger & Gallet for a while now; I'm a big fan of their fragrances and their hand creams, all of which smell heavenly and so I was delighted to receive their latest shower gel; Douche de Bienfait* to try out. I've been lathering up with this for the past few weeks and am enamoured with its blend of mandarin, bergamot, lemon and blood orange. If you're looking to wake up, a collection of citrus fruits is the way to do it! As well as a good lather, it also contains Aloe Vera to help soothe and moisturise dry skin. Win! You can find Roger & Gallet in pharmacies nationwide and Marks & Spencer beauty halls.

When I was in the States I was all about getting rollerball perfumes; we don't really get them over here and I find them super handy for throwing in my bag. I hadn't planned on picking this one up from L'ancome but as a huge fan of La Vie Est Belle, I kind of had to get this. It still reminds me a bit of Flowerbomb by Victor and Rolf (one of my all time favourites) but it's different enough that it's acceptable to have both…ahem. Anyway, this is an oriental, feminine fragrance blending iris with patchouli and it is GORGEOUS. I will eventually get a larger size.

Still on my rollerball roll (ha), I picked up this Elizabeth and James Nirvana duo. This is the Olsen sister's brand and it's very them; monochrome, sleek and stylish. There's two fragrances; Nirvana Black and Nirvana White. Black is a sweet but intense blend of violet, sandalwood and vanilla that hits an interestingly androgynous note. White on the other hand is a feminine but dark mix of peony, muguet and musk. They're both so different but both very alluring in their own way and are quite long-lasting on the skin. Really enjoying these. This set was $25 from Sephora.

I needed another body butter from The Body Shop like a hole in the head but while in an outlet store stateside, I found this limited edition Deluxe Chocolate one (for super cheap) which came out a year or so ago and although I missed out on it then, I was not going to leave it behind this time! The Body Shop do my favourite body butters and the heady hit of cocoa when you open this pot is frankly, glorious. It is of course, also wonderfully moisturising and perfect for this time of year as dry skin starts to make an appearance.

What's your current go-to scent?

*Press samples, gratefully received. All opinions my own, as always.


  1. Love the Roger and Gallet scents, I don't think I've had one I haven't liked, have the Citrus one on now and it's fab! Picked up my first body butter from The Body Shop last weekend in Liverpool aswell, the Virgin Mojito one. Not exactly a scent you'd associate with Winter, but I smell fab so I don't care! :p

    1. I love the Mojito body butter! Absolutely gorgeous!

  2. I adore Italian Summer Fig, still using it loads and gave the other scents in the collection a sniff when I was in getting my eyebrows threaded during the week. They're all lovely but I think this is the most unique and beautiful!

    1. I haven't tried any of the others but I love this one too! It's definitely useable outside of summer too- I think fig has that effect! Love it!

  3. I'm using that R&G shower gel at the minute and love it. I'm also a huge fan of Italian Summer Fig and I love La Vie Est Belle although I've never owned it myself - I always recognise it others!

    I've heard good thinks about the Elizabeth and James fragrances. Must give them a sniff when I'm in the States next year!

    1. They both (Elizabeth & James) remind me of other perfumes but slightly different (if that makes sense!) so I think that's why I like them!