Thursday, 30 October 2014

Fragrance Club Discovery Box - Autumn Winter 2014

I am a huge perfume fan, love it and I am one of those people who loves perfume samples. What better way to decide whether or not you like the scent of something? We do it with make-up, so why not perfume? Back in April 2013 I brought to my blog a new subcription box from The Fragrance Shop Discovery Club which you can see HERE and again in June which is HERE and then September which is HERE, then the final box of 2013 HERE if you didn’t see it. Already in 2014 I have had the spring edition which you can find HERE and the summer edition which is HERE.

For those of you not in the know this is the description of the box, which is a subscription:

"If you love fragrance, then you'll love our Discovery Club.
Our exciting new club allows you to explore the very latest fragrance launches from the comfort of your own home. For just £5 per quarter, each edition comes with fragrance samples for you to try, details on each of the fragrances included, as well as discount vouchers so you can make some big savings on all the scents featured."

This quarter I have the Autumn Winter Edition 2014 which includes both male and female scents and this is what is in the box:

So inside the box as you can see there is:

Jean Paul Gaultier Classique Intense, which is an update on the original Classique fragrance. The new scent is more vivacious, intensive, oriental and solar, containing notes of tiare, pomegranate and gourmand accords at the top, with the heart of orange blossom, rose and jasmine and the base of patchouli and vanilla.

I have to admit I do like this, I didn't want too though, there is something about Jean Paul Gaultier which annoys me.  This scent contains a lot of my favourite scents - Rose, Jasmine, Orange Blossom and thankfully the Vanilla is over the top headache-making.

Kenzo Jeu d'Amour celebrates the romantic lovers game with an ultra-feminine, sensual and captivating fragrance. While notes of tea, mandarin and pomegranate set the mood, tuberose and freesia sign an ultra-feminine floral heart over a sensual base of musks and creamy sandalwood.

I actually really like this once it has settled on my skin. It is so delicate and floral you cannot help but love it.  One that I am tempted to purchase.

Loewe Quizás Seducción. Representing seductive sexiness, Quizás Seducción has a fruity-floral aphrodisiac quality. Top notes of blackberry, passion fruit and sweet orange give way to elegant sambac jasmine with strong tuberose and orange blossom. Base notes include caramel and vanilla.

I am currently not a fan of this scent, it smells nice until it hits my skin where it then smells horrid which is a shame because it has all the ingredients of being a lovely scent.

Loewe Aura Eau de Toilette. The scent represents feminine mystery and magnetism. A relaxed and carefree force that is inescapably alluring. Loyal to the past, loyal to the present, loyal to Loewe. A fresh floral and fruity Eau de Toilette.

I can't decide whether I like this or not, it is one of those fragrances which leaves me sitting on the fence.  It is nice, but I doubt I would buy it, though I would be happy if someone else bought it for me.

For the men folk we have:

Jimmy Choo MAN -  This masculine fragrance is a woody aromatic fougère. Top notes of lavender and mandarin spray are softened by the fruity notes of honeydew melon, followed by heart notes of pink pepper and geranium mixed with pineapple leaf. Finally the fragrance unveils a lasting print of patchouli, suede and ambery woods.

I really don't like this and I should do because it again contains all the ingredients I really like the scent of, but there is just something about it which is really just not for me, not that I would be wearing it, but isn't one I would buy for someone else.

So this quarter has produced a really interesting box again, one or two perfumes I would want to buy and some I most definitely would not.  The thing I do like about these boxes is that I get to sample the products at home. I can wear then to work, around the house, going for coffee with friends or just shopping.  I am not trying them in a department store where I can be easily influenced to part with money for a scent I am not totally sure of.  That said, the spring box did lead to my buying Valentino Uomo for Beautykinguk who has written his own version of what he thinks of the fragrance on his own blog.

So what do you think to this quarters box? Are there any perfume samples you like the sound of?


  1. I love Jean Paul Gaultier and Gucci Rush is another of may favourites, not only because I like the smell but because they a one of the few perfumes that are strong enough to last throughout the day without having to be reapplied.

  2. The Fragrance Discovery Box is completely new to me, and I quite like the idea of it. I've never subscribed to any of the beauty boxes, and think I would really enjoy this box if the scents were only perfumes instead of a mix of perfume and cologne. Either way, for the price, I might give it a try.

    Yaya ♥ My Dreamality

  3. I am looking for something fun to give one of my besties for Xmas so this is a fab idea.

  4. I love this idea! Would make a great present for a perfume lover!


  5. This sounds like such a good box for the price, I love perfume samples :) the Loewe Quizas Seduccion sounds beautiful, what a shame it didn't carry to your skin so well :(

    Jess xo

  6. I love the Fragrance shop Discovery boxes! I have tried a few previously and I love the whole concept of trying out samples before committing. Plus, I absolutely love samples...I keep them everywhere just in case I need a little perfume touch up haha :D

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog


  7. I love trying out perfume samples :) Great post! xxx

  8. I love these little fragrance boxes, I only wish they did them more often!

  9. The Jean Paul Gaultier Classique was my first ever 'proper' perfume and still one of my favourites - I'm nostalgic! :)

  10. i simply adore jasmine scents and this box sounds like such a good way to discover new fragrances!

  11. I've sampled Kenzo Jeu d'Amour before and it's so nice, I really love the fragrance. This is such a cool idea!

  12. I love the idea of the box, but its not something I would pick up. I have way too many fragrance samples as it is :) Its a good way to try different scents though! xo's

    Pink Frenzy

  13. This is such a great idea if you want to try out new scents but don't want to pay lots for full sized bottles that you might not like! :)

    Frankie x


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