Thursday, 21 January 2016

The Perfume Society: Scent with Love

I am obsessed with perfumes and I am possibly one of the only people you know that has a love of perfume samples. I am choosy about what I will and won't wear, it is rare that I fall in love with a scent on the very first spritz and I detest trying out a perfume in a department store, to me it gives a false impression as to what that scent is and it needs to be given the chance to settle on your skin and breathe before a decision is made as to whether or not it is for you.  So for me, a sample should be something you try over a few days, ask a few people what they think and then make a decision as to whether or not it is added to your wishlist or shopping basket.

The latest The Perfume Society box called Scent with Love is a subscription that would make the perfect gift and treat for someone like me and with Valentines Day looming around the corner, well all I am saying is... do it!


The Perfume Society: Scent with Love

Inside this box you will find something for everyone and it features some pretty amazing brands and there are two sneaky previews of some soon to launch perfumes from Ellie Saab and Shay and & Blue included.

The Perfume Society: Scent with Love

Ellie Saab Rose Couture launches in February and I adore it already. With top notes of orange blossom, peony and rose with heart notes of jasmine, rose, vanilla and fruity notes with a base of sandalwood and patchouli. It has everything I want in a perfume, it is just beautiful and is one I am very likely to purchase.

Shay & Blue's English Cherry Blossom launches in March and has top notes of bergamot, pink cherry blossoms and green mandarin with a heart of black cherry, honeysuckle and iris with a base of cherry wood. I am new to Shay & Blue perfumes, having never tried them before. When I first tried this I wasn't at all keen, but given the chance to settle on my skin and breathe, it was only then that I could appreciate how truly wonderful a scent it is. If you like something which is both citrus and floral, then this is one to look out for.

4160Tuesdays Sex Goddess (2.25ml) - This is another brand that I am not at all familiar with, so I was intrigued to see what all the fuss was about. Sex Goddess has top notes of peach and blackcurrant, a heart of strawberry and geranium with a musk and vanilla base. I have to admit, that this is not a scent for me, the vanilla base is a little too much for my senses and vanilla and I do not go together at all. That said, I know my mum would absolutely love this as a scent, it is quite a fruity scent and the musk gives it that little extra bit of sass. 

Moschino Fresh Couture (1ml) - Is quite possibly the weirdest get kookiest perfume designs I have ever seen. When it first exploded onto the blogs, I wanted to try it for myself and until now, havent managed to track it down. It has top notes of bergamot, mandarin and ylang ylang with a heart of raspberry, white peony and osmanthus with a base of cedarwood, ambrox and white patchouli. Again as soon as I tried this I loved it. The White Peony mixed with bergamot and Mandarin make for a scent that I would happily wear all day everyday and it has been added to my wishlist to purchase.

Narciso Rodriguez for Her (0.8ml) - I haven't worn this scent for a very long time, infact an ex of mine used to absolutely love it and he used to buy it for me. It has top notes of peach and rose, a heart of amber and musk and a base of sandalwood and patchouli. The rose and peach make this a truly wonderful scent for me and it has been nice to be reacquainted with such a delightful scent.

Agonist Vanilla Marble (2ml) - this is everything I should hate in a scent but it is one that makes me want to eat a Cherry Bakewell! It has top notes of vanilla, almond and tiare flower with heart notes of orchid, white fig, amber and patchouli with a base of sandalwood, vanilla, benzoin and tonka bean. I am personally not too sure I would buy it as a perfume, but I can imagine it would make the most wonderful candle.

L'Artisan Mure et Musc (1.5ml) - this is the first time I have come across a L'Artisan perfume and I really like it an awful lot. It has top notes of lemon, orange, basil and lavender, heart notes of blackberry and jasmine with a base of musks, patchouli and oakmoss. The combination of both fruit and musk make this a delightful scent which is perfect for a spring day, it isn't too over the top and it is distinctive enough in scent for people to ask what it is you are wearing.

Juicy Couture I am Juicy Couture (1.5ml) - I have never been a fan of any of the Juicy Couture fragrances to date, I find them a little too synthetic in scent and most definitely not for my age group. This offering has top notes of raspberry, pomelo and passionfruit with a heart of gardenia, heliotrope, rose de Mai and sweet pea with a base of musk, woods and amber. I think my god daughter would love this rather than me.

Taylor Swift Incredible Things (1.5ml) - Again, not a scent to which I would personally purchase for myself but I don't dislike it. It has top notes of grapefruit and pink pepper, a heart of suede, passion flower and vanilla orchid with a base of musk, vetiver, white amber and vanilla.


This is such an incredible box with some amazing scents enclosed but there is also two extra little enclosures which make this more truly incredible.  There is a sample Vial of Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Firm & Revitalise Dry Body Oil which can be used before or after your bath or shower, blended with your moisturiser and used as a welcome skin-soother, post-hair removal. And alongside being intensely nourishing for your skin it sinks in incredibly quickly and I have been so impressed with this sample, that it is on my list to explore more. 
The Perfume Society: Scent with Love

The second extra is a 30ml tube of Time Bomb Hand to Hand Combat Hand Cream. In this weather, we all need as much hand cream as we can. Time Bomb’s advanced formula combines top ingredient that plump and smooth the skin on your hands, ‘feeding’ cuticles to keep them soft and snag-free. It combines vitamin E, essential fatty acids, pea extract and the multi-tasking wonder ingredient, argan oil.

If this sounds like a box you want to explore more, it costs just £12.50 for VIP Subscribers and £17.50 for non-subscribers and you can find it right HERE.

35 comments:

  1. There's an awful lot of stuff in that box considering the low price! As you say, it sounds like a lovely idea for a Valentine's Day present.

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  2. Pretty decent price for the contents. Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. This is such a clever idea - like you, I'm very picky about perfume and don't like anything too flowery or sweet, and hunting for the perfect one always seems hard work. So I tend to stick to a couple of favourites until they discontinue them! This would be a great way to try a whole bunch of different ones.

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  4. The Ellie Saab perfume sounds lovely. I have to admit, I'm not a massive fan of beauty boxes but this doesn't look too expensive for what you get.

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  5. Ive not heard of most of them but the box looks great

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  6. Wow! You get a lot for your money. This is a great way of discovering new scents without wasting money on a full bottle.

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  7. I love the idea of getting new perfumes sent to me each month. Looks like you get a good selection too!

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  8. A perfume box sounds lovely, when I was about 15/14 I was obsessed with buying as many perfumes as possible. Especially the Britney Spears Fantasy and Midnight collection.

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  9. I'm not big into perfumes, mostly because I can never settle on one I like and find them pricey for how often I use them. This might actually be a good idea for someone like me too.

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  10. What a lot to get in a box. It's a good way to try out different perfumes and I find samples are good to pop in my make-up bag.

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  11. The l'artisan perfume sounds so interesting, I'd love to give it a smell!

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  12. That's a great idea for Valentines Day, looks like you get loads included for the price! The bakewell one sounds lush!

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  13. OK I am so jealous right now and refusing to go to the link as I have only just bought something similar

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  14. Until I started reading your blog I had no idea that you could get boxes of perfume samples. Its such a good idea like you say its not much fun trying them in department stores. I think once I have finished some of my favourites up I will look to sign up x

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  15. This is such a great idea - and lovely for a gift. It seems excellent value for money too. Kaz x

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  16. Great way to try out lots of different scents. I must admit I am boring and stick with my Clinique Happy, have done for years!

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  17. A brilliant idea getting a box with a real mix of perfumes to try out. I rarely wear perfume although have just been sent a bottle which luckily I love.

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  18. Samples are so handy for chucking in your bag, especially on a night out. I work on a fragrance counter and so many people buy fragrance on the smell of the first spray, but they dont realise it takes a while to settle on your skin and the real smell to come out. This is why samples are so good, you can smell it in your own time too

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  19. Samples are the perfect spritzer on the go. I keep a few on my bag when I want a quick freshen up xx

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  20. Wow, that sounds like a great selection for a very reasonable price! I love the sound of the first two perfumes, the Ellie Saab because I love rose and the Shay and Blue sounds like a really interesting blend. I hadn't heard of this company before now but I'll be keeping an eye out for them!

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  21. I am a huge lover of perfumes but I am one who once I find one I like it takes me forever to move away from it. I am loving idea of this box and the price is just right.

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  22. I lost my sense of smell in a horseback riding accident when I was 17. One of the things I miss is the smell of perfume (and the fact I have no idea what my children smell like - although this might be a good thing!). You've described the aromas in this box so beautifully - I can just imagine them. :)

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  23. I went to a talk by the perfume society and have been considering subscribing to this, seems a great way to try a new perfume.

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  24. I love the idea of a perfume box rather than a beauty box as I would try everything

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  25. I love this idea of a perfume box and it's such a great price for all you get. It's great that you can try out all the perfume before buying full sized x

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  26. Wow! You get a lot for your money. would love to try so many perfumes xx

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  27. This looks like a great subscription box - I might treat myself :)

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  28. Oh wow what a fabulous looking subscription box, you certainly seem to get your moneys worth!

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  29. so funny - the one you said you should hate is one that I think I would actually love! Agonist Vanilla Marble!! It sounds amazing!! Ive said before I am super picky about scents. But I love sweet (mainly vanilla) scents. Now I want to try!

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  30. I love the Perfume Society and have already bought a few of their boxes in the past. I'm really tempted to get this one.

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  31. This box looks amazing! My sister's birthday is coming up so I think it would be a good thing to get her to try some perfumes out! She's 16, so I think some of them would be perfect for her age! I used to love the Juicy Couture perfumes when I was her age!

    Anth|aanthblogs.blogspot.com

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  32. This is brilliant! I love perfume samples, I have a huge perfume collection so I like being able to try something before I invest in another bottle...and I also love being able to pop in a couple of tiny vials to freshen up on the go!

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  33. So many samples of fragrance <3 Its amazing way to try and test out scents and to pick out a new fragrance for up coming season :)

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  34. These looks so good, I hate buying perfume simply because it's pricey and you're stuck with the one for a long time then until you run out and can buy something different. This way you get a cheeky little selection! x

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  35. Oooooooh I love this! Wish one of these would land on my doorstep. Perfume is a weakness for me!

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