Tuesday, 18 November 2014

The Library of Fragrance Perfume


If you hadn't guessed by now, one of the most popular items in this household bwteen Beautykinguk and I is something smelly - either a candle or some perfume/aftershave, infact between us, we probably make The Perfume Shop look half empty! When I heard about the new launch of The Library of Fragrance, I was really excited, if you are a US reader then your version is called Demeter. The Library of Fragrance here in the UK has a massive collection of 101 different fragrances to choose from, and secondly, each of the 101 fragrances have been designed to smell exactly like an object and experience from life so imagine my difficulty when it came to selecting a scent!

I looked at each and everyone within the catalogue to choose from and randomly rattled it down to five - Jasmine, Holy Water, Bulgarian Rose, Peony and Rain. All of which to me sounded like scents I would love. That said Thunderstorm, Fresh coconut, Fireplace, Wet Garden and Play Dough are all quirky enough to have caught my attention.  So if you do struggle to select a scent and want to order a few, then you can actually layer these scents one over the other to create your own individual scent - how amazing is that?  This is the first time I have heard of doing something like that and it is definitely something i am going to try.


I was sent the Jasmine scent which happens to be my favourite scent currently and it is every bit as amazing as I was expecting it to be. firstly the packaging, it is such a great rectangular shape that it stands out immediately, then the label which is quite old-fashioned but clear to read, with everything you need to know being visible right on front of you. described as follows:

"Jasmine – exotic, sweet, warm and heady. Our Jasmine fragrance is the experience of the living flowers picked on a beautifully fragrant spring night – at night because this is when the jasmine flower opens its petals and bestows us with its most intoxicating fragrance.

Captivating and seductive, jasmine is one of the flowers most valued by perfumers, and is largely grown in the French region of Grasse, the home of perfumery. Jasmine’s mood-inducing scent is one of the most distinct of all natural odours. If you like your fragrance to make an impact and to announce your arrival, our Jasmine is the scent for you"


Jasmine scent from The Library of Fragrance

The Library of Fragrance Close Up

The Library of Fragrance - jasmine without lid


I absolutely love this scent and have worn it a lot since it came into my possession, it isn't over the top when first spritzed but it does last a good 4-5 hours before you need to re-apply and given the size of the bottle, it is a handy size for carrying around in your handbag.

You can purchase The Library of Fragrance's scents from their own website, or you buy from selected Boots stores. Each of The Library of Fragrance perfumes are 30ml in size, and cost just £15 each.

What do you think to this concept? Has any of the scents caught your attention?

33 comments:

  1. Jasmine is one of my favorite scents too, though I'd also love to try the Rain fragrance. I'm glad you liked this.

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  2. £15 isn't too expensive at all! The packaging isn't that pretty though, very simple (almost bland) but what can you say when it's only £15! :P
    Ellie,xx
    Elephant stories and more

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  3. £15 is a good price! I love the smell of jasmine so I will have to keep a look out for this x

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  4. Thats a reasonable price and love the idea of mixing them to make your own unique scent.

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  5. very reasonable price, love the idea of making my own scent too x

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  6. I love the concept of this perfume company - their gingerbread scent is also incredible

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  7. What a beautiful idea, we have a Jasmine plant outside our front door and I always love it when I brush past it. xxx

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  8. I love floral perfumes :D
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  9. Jasmine is one of my favorite smells. We used to have a bush when we lived down south that we just adored

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  10. This looks good have seen this perfume pop up a lot lately.

    Sophie
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    www.pocockins.co.uk

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  11. I don't even know what I'd expect Jasmine to smell like - is that bad!? I love the sound of the Fresh Coconut scent, though :)

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. I've not herd about this yet! sounds interesting xxx

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  13. That's a great price, the bottle looks simple and elegant and I like the idea of the library. Would love to try it!

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  14. £15 to smell like play dough? I could be like the pied piper for kids!

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  15. Wow layering scents sounds fantastic, jasmine and coconut would be my choice :D

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  16. Wow layering scents sounds fantastic, jasmine and coconut would be my choice :D

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  17. That's really interesting I never knew that about jasmine

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  18. love love love Demeter! I love layering Condensed Milk with Ginger, sounds crazy but smells great.

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  19. Absolutely love the smell of jasmine. It reminds me of Indian summers.

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  20. What a lovely idea. I wonder if Thunderstorm really smells like a thunderstorm. My husband always thinks I'm insane when I say I can smell a storm coming!

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  21. Sounds amazing. I have seen these around a lot lately.
    Beautetude

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  22. I haven't heard of it before, but its sounds good and I like the concept of it :)

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  23. Sounds gorgeous and only £15, definitely worth checking out for Christmas!

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  24. £15 seems a good price. I love the smell of Jasmine.

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  25. I've not heard of the library of fragrance before but I do like the concept x

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  26. I love Jasmine. I've been trying to grow some over an arch in the garden after I walked through one in a garden centre and was blown away by the scent!
    I might have to add a bottle of this to my wishlist!

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  27. I think I would go with your choice. I love the smell of Jasmine.

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  28. What a great price and Jasmine is one of my favourite scents.

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  29. I shall look out for this, its a bargain!

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  30. This is such a great idea and so well priced too! Jasmine is one of my favourite scents and perfect to carry round in my bag! xx

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  31. Nice review. I have never really worn a jasmine fragrance before, but glad you like it!

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