Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Fragrance Shop Discovery Club Classics Collection

If you hadn't guessed by now, I am a huge fan of The Fragrance Shop Discovery Club boxes. This box arrives every quarter and costs just £5. Inside there will be samples of some of the latest fragrances to have launched. The reason I love it so much is because I absolutely love perfume, I am obsessed with it but one of my pet hates is testing them out in a department store because I never feel like a quick spritz is enough to make a decision as to whether or not that perfume is for you.  It might smell good whilst you are wandering around, but you never really get a chance to let it settle on the skin and it is more often than not mixed with other scents. So for me, this box is a great idea.


Fragrance Shop Discovery Club Classics Collection

This quarter see's the re-introduction and re-discovery of some classics with the 'Classics Collection' and inside the box there are ten samples to devour and enjoy with six females fragrances and four male fragrances.

Paco Rabanne Lady Million perfume represents luxury and wealth with fresh floral accords wrapped in a gold diamond. A perfect fit to the 1 Million Man, the Lady Million perfume embodies the luxurious lifestyle through a fresh, woody floral fragrance, offset by sweet Honey.   This is for me, just a fragrance I cannot get on with, there is something about it I just don't like.

Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue for Women is a delicate blend of florals and fruits creating a mouth water, fresh fragrance. Using the top notes of Bergamot, Cedar, Bellflower and Lemon  with heart notes of Rose, Bamboo and Jasmine and finally base notes of Amber and Musk, added together this is a stunning scent and it isnt a surprise to me to find that I really like because any scent which contains Jasmine, works well with my skin and smells really nice on me.

Touch of Pink By Lacoste is a fruity floral fragrance for the youthful, energetic female with passion and power. Described as being "The modern classic Lacoste Touch of Pink captures the essence of a woman full of youthful sensuality. She is young yet grown-up, classic yet modern, innocent yet knowing. Her femininity shines from within and her unique charm is as compelling as it is captivating".  I do like this scent a lot, though I always feel that being 30+ I am somewhat too old to like it and wear it.

Jimmy Choo Parfum expresses an aura of strength and beauty and has a dazzling aura of glittering femininity. With top notes of orange, Pear, Green, middle note of Orchid and base notes of Toffee and Patchouli, I find this scent a little too over the top for my liking.  It is one of those which needs a good hour to settle down on my skin and sadly it is just not for me.

Nina Ricci Nina This magical fragrance is a promise of charm, temptation and seductive femininity. Described as being "A modern-day fairy tale of a princess and her enchanting fragrance, a fresh fruity-floral fragrance with mouth-watering red toffee apple accents". I absolutely love this scent, it is one of those that I liked as soon as I spritzed it and it is the peony and apple for me which make this such as lovely scent.

Hugo Boss, Hugo Woman. Last spring, Hugo Boss welcomed Hugo Woman to their collection of fragrances. This fruity, floral scent has an unconventional boyish twist.  Again, it contains Jasmine so I really like it and this is a first for me when it comes to Hugo Boss scents for women because I have never liked a single one until I got this sample.



Fragrance Shop Discovery Club Classics Collection

The four male aftershaves within this collection include:

Lacoste Eau de Lacoste L.12.12. Blanc -  Cool and crisp as a fresh polo shirt. It opens with refreshing grapefruit, laced with the spice of cardamom and rosemary, around a passionate and idiosyncratic tuberose heart. Leather, suede, vetiver and cedar wood lend an insouciant masculinity to its base. Eau De Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc is a pure, clean day sent.  I am personally on the fence with this one, I don't hate it but I wouldn't rush out to buy it either, is one of those scents that if someone asked me what I thought about it I would shrug my shoulders.

Paco Rabanne 1 Million - A fresh spicy leather fragrance that forms the main pillar of the Million range. Originally launches in 2008, it expresses every man's desires and fantasies, he is sure of himself and irresistible. With Paco Rabanne 1 Million, everything is possible with a click of the fingers! The fragrance features peppermint, mandarin, rose, cinnamon and leather for an irresistibly sexy fragrance for men.  Now this scent is so much better than the ladies version, in my opinion, though it isn't one I would buy for the mister because I know he would hate it.

Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey Pour Homme - Since 1994, L'Eau D'Isse Pour Homme has become a hallmark of sophistication in the world of fragrances. It awakens the senses with its blend of citrus, precious woods and spices. The pure, energising scent is perfect for a modern, independent man.  This is such an amazing scent, the mister already had a massive bottle, just to ensure it never runs out.

Hugo Boss - Boss Bottled - A true male iconic fragrance that remains as popular now as its launch in 1994. The juice is fresh and sharp with a warm woody base whilst the bottle offers a sleek, uncomplicated but very masculine look. Again for me, Hugo Boss can do nothing wrong when it comes to male scents, this one is just lovely and there isn't a Boss fragrance for men I dislike.



Fragrance Shop Discovery Club Classics Collection

This has been a great box. It has been great to be reacquainted with some classic fragrances as well as be reminded that some, nice though they are, are just not for me.


Are there any scents here that you like/love/loathe?

33 comments:

  1. Out of the ones you mentioned, I've only tried the Jimmy Choo fragrance but it's so beautiful and you're so right with your descriptions - very feminine and strong (in a good way!).

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  2. I've never heard of this before but what a great idea to try lots of new scents at such a cheap price - thanks for sharing x

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  3. I have tried a sample of the Jimmy Choo one and it is divine!!! I did have a voucher to get a free bottle, but I lost it :(

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  4. I absolutely adore Hugo Boss and 1 Million both are my most favourite scents. This sounds like a great idea, a great way to try out lots of different scents. x

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  5. I need this subscription box, I love perfumes and this would be a great way to find the ones that work for you and you like, rather than try in the shop. I am going to look into subscribing to this

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  6. I like the idea of this perfume box and since I love perfumes it would be perfect for me. I have quite a collection at the moment so will hold off until it's almost done

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  7. I like Nina Ricci it has a deliciously floral scent and is so enticing. I ran out of mine recently :(

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  8. I love these perfume boxes - like you say its a great way to discover new scents and also rediscover some old favourites
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  9. I really like to sound of these, though I am especially interested in the Nina Ricci one, I am going to have to try it! It's great to get a range so you can find out which you like =)

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  10. My partner bought me Nina Ricci Nina two christmas's ago and still have a full bottle. Sounds like a good gift idea for any fragrance lover.

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  11. Love the 1 million for men and women but the ladies scent doesn't smell as good on me as other people! Xxx

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  12. How fab is this? Such great value too. I treated myself to Armani Diamonds for Christmas - I haven't had a bottle for years and found one in a sale. Kaz x

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  13. This certainly looks like a great box! Some fragrances there take me back

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  14. D&G Light Blue is one of my favorite fragrance for summer,I find it so light,feminine,delicate but in the same time fresh.Love it! I also don't like Lady Million,I don't like the design of the bottle and also don't like the scent.I usually love heavy and woody scents but this one is just not appealing at all. Hugo Boss Woman -white was my very first expensive perfume(15 years ago )I don't know if they still make it as I have not seen it anywhere at all. Like Rebecca Smith said, some of these fragrances take me back. xoxo, Elena from Beauty Magic Box.

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  15. they look fun! I love perfumes http://maybemayhemmakeup.blogspot.com.au/

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  16. I love the tag line..."Spray a little happiness", how awesome. This looks like a fun box. While I don't wear many perfumes, there are a lot of goodies here.

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  17. This is so tempting but also very sensible at the same time.As I have a few hardly used bottles of perfume hanging around which I didn't like the smell off

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  18. There must be so many lovely perfumes out there, it's a shame I'll never be able to smell them (no sense of smell). I just spray + ask if people like my scent haha.

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  19. Wow these perfume boxes are great, wished we had them in Australia. Great way to discover so many new scents.

    Kerri @ Beauty & Things

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  20. The D&G Light Blue sounds like my kind of scent. I adore jasmine smells.

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  21. My fav is Dolce and Gabba light blue . It has such a delicate fragrance.

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  22. This looks like such a great box and there's some fantastic perfumes. Jimmy Choo is one of my favourite perfumes x

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  23. I can not get over that its only £5 that is such a bargain for all of those scents. It wild keep you going all month!! I also love that you can remind yourself of what you like and don't like and if its a don't like it doesn't matter if you pass it on or throw it away! I keep meaning to try the Jimmy Choo one! x

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  24. I think I may have got this last year. I can't remember exactly what was in it but I was impressed and for £5 its a bargain x

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  25. The Hugo Boss and Lacoste looks appealing to me. I definitely need to sort out my beauty products and stock up on some new ones.

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  26. I love love love Hugo Boss! They all smell SO nice! Well, the ones that I've smelt anyway. I really want to smell/try the Touch of Pink By Lacoste :) xx

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  27. I love the look of these boxes! I used to love Lacoste Touch of Pink, there's a blast from the past hey!

    Jess xo
    http://www.theindigohours.co.uk

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  28. Oh I remember the times when D&G Light Blue was one of my fave... I still adore this perfume.

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  29. I don't think I have ever tried any of these scents before, except the Hugo Boss one. x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  30. That is fantastic that you can buy samples like that. My favourite is the Lady million. I receive it as a gift each year but I have also smelt the lacoste one which smells gorgeous too. I haven't tried any of the others x

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  31. Great post. I love 1 Million. I never knew you were able to get samples like this. I will 100% look at getting some when I next purchase perfume.

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  32. Love the way you described them , makes it easy to get an idea of how they would smell. I'm not into sweet and floral fragrance but more into men's perfume lol

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  33. great box! i loved lacoste when i was a teen. nina ricci is a fav of mine

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