Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Fragrance Shop Discovery Club Classics Edition

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 subscription 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, the summer edition which is HERE and the Autumn Edition which I showed not too long ago on my blog 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."

Today I have before me the 'Classics Collection' to celebrate The Fragrance Shop's 2nd Birthday and I am super impressed with this box and this is what can be found inside.

Thierry Mugler Angel - Angel is a luxurious, chic and timeless fragrance, a delicate blend of exotic fruits, soft caramel, honey and chocolate combined with the captivating power of patchouli and vanilla. Top notes are Bergamot and Helional, with middle notes of Dewberry, Exotic fruits and Honey. Base notes are Vanilla, Chocolate, Patchouli and Caramel.  

No matter how many times I smell Angel, I dislike it.  I don't know what it is about the fragrance, but it definitely is not for me.

Jimmy Choo Parfum expresses an aura of strength and beauty and has a dazzling aura of glittering femininity. With top notes of mandarin orange and green pear, middle notes of orchid and base notes of toffee and patchouli, this fragrance is every bit as stylish as the eponymous shoe brand that bears the same name.

I like this but don't love it.  It is just a nice scent, quite floral and fruity without being too harsh on the nose.

Givenchy Very Irrésistible - A very dynamic sensual fragrance possessing the elegant floral top notes of rose and the exotic daring combination of peony and rose fantasia. A very appealing feminine scent by Givenchy.

This fragrance I adore and have purchased a full bottle of it through having a sample in a previous box.  Wonderful scent which lasts all day and is just lovely.

Touch of Pink By Lacoste which is a fruity floral fragrance for the youthful, energetic female with passion and power. Starting with notes of orange, coriander, peach, and cardamom. A heart of notes of carrot seed, jasmine and violet leaf boasting base notes of sandalwood, musk and vanilla.

One of my trusty faithful perfumes to go to.  Always have a bottle of this around and use it a lot more than I ever thought I would, more so because I am not a fan of things with Vanilla in them, but within this it is so light.

Lady Million Eau My Gold by Paco Rabanne  Lady Million Eau My Gold. The composition of this latest fragrance consists of notes of mango, neroli, bergmot, mandarin and grapefruit.

I am still sat on the fence with this scent, neither like or dislike it.

Nina Ricci - Nina - This magical fragrance is a promise of charm, enchantment and seductive femininity. A fresh floral-fruity fragrance with mouth watering red toffee apple accents.

Absolutely lovely scent and one I really enjoy using, would definitely feature on a wishlist to buy a full sized bottle of.

The final two samples are:

Jean Paul Gaultier Classique - The classic fragrance for women by Jean Paul Gaultier. The corset demonstrates confidence, romance, and timeless style, while the scent embodies femininity with a bewitching, voluptuous rose Eau de Parfum.

Not a fragrance I got too excited about i have to admit.  It is nice but that is really all I can say about it.  If I was given a bottle I would be happy about it, but I wouldn't go out of my way to purchase it.

The most exciting part for me is the Estée Lauder bottle which is just stunning, instead of just having a sample vial, within my box is this super dooper little bottle.

Estée Lauder Modern Muse - Be an inspiration. Experience the fragrance that captures your style, your confidence, your creative spirit. An alluring contrast of sparkling florals and sleek, sensual woods. 

Now this scent is really lovely, one you would perhaps use for special occasions rather than everyday wear.  It is the first time I have come across it and being honest I would it would be a bit 'Mumsy' and something I would buy my own mum, but actually it isn't.

Then we have some samples for the men folk which are

Hugo Boss, Boss Bottled - This is a fresh, crisp citrus aroma with a blend of oriental woods. It's sophisticated and confident created for the modern man. Featuring top notes of oakmoss, bergamot, apple and lemon a heart of mahogany, carnation and cinnamon and a base notes of sandalwood, vanilla, oak tree and cedar.

Sat on the fence with this one, it is alright but not one either of us would rush out to buy.

Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme - Since 1994, L'Eau d'Issey 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.

A hit with Steve and a scent he really likes and keeps hinting about! Better be good for Santa!

Paco Rabanne, Invictus for Men - This is purely energising and fresh. The attraction of sensual symbolises masculinity and power. Inhale the scent of victory. Top notes of grapefruit, mandarin orange and marine accords give way to bay leaf and jasmine middle notes. Finishing the scent we have guaiac wood, oakmoss, patchouli and ambergris.

As soon as Steve smelt this he wanted it, that is how nice a scent it is, so I bought him a full sized version and it really is lovely.

I have really enjoyed getting these boxes, from them both Steve and I have acquired quite a few fragrances because we have enjoyed the samples so much and it also helps having voucher codes for money off.

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


  1. Love the sound of Modern Muse, I definitely want to try it out!

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

  2. Oh wow what a good idea to try out the fragrances first and also £5 is pretty good too - thanks for sharing

    Laura x

  3. Great assortment of perfumes and fragrances. I like the sound of your favourite--especially the part about the smell lasting all day. That's what women want.

  4. Hi Rachel, how are you? I would love to try the Nina Ricci perfume. x


  5. I love perfume assortments, its a great way to find a new signature scent!

  6. I'm strictly a Coco Chanel girl, but I'd definitely buy this for my niece, what a great way to discover new scents!

  7. this is such a great way to discover new scents!

  8. Perfect if you like trying new scents. I'm probably a little unusual in that I always stick to my favourite!

  9. That's an awesome way to find new scents! Would you like to follow each other on GFC?! Let me know and follow me on my blog, I will follow you right back on both GFC and Bloglovin!

  10. It must be lovely to try lots of different ones. I find testing in the shop isn't really enough for me. It's good to wear them for a while as I think they can change smell a bit over time.

  11. This is such a cute idea! I felt the same about mOdern Muse. I smelt it on a whim not thinking too much about it and fell in love! xx

  12. I dislike the Angel perfume, too :)
    But I love the one from Estee Lauder!!


  13. I'm always tempted to have a smell of the Nina one - the adverts certainly make it stand out in my head!

  14. I think I like every single perfume in the box this time! Such a great selection xx

  15. What a great idea! Trying out fragrance is so important because it can smell so differently on different people and over time!!

  16. I would love to try this out if it was just aftershave as I don't wear a lot of perfume but love the smell of aftershave on my hubby.

  17. I love the lighter EDT Angel (used to be called Angel Innocence) and a fan of Jimmy Choo. Issey Miyake for men I love as hubby wears it! x

  18. I love Estee Lauder Modern Muse fragrance! It smells so good <3

    Pink Frenzy

  19. What a fab box! I love perfume samples, i always like to see how a perfume wears on my skin before buying. I adore Angel, but it is a very Marmite kind of fragrance isn't it? :)

    Jess xo

  20. I'm a big fan of the paco Rabbane Lady million. It wasn't until someone bought it me I realised I liked it. Also a fan of Issey Miyake for men definitely a classic! I've never heard of this box but I love perfume samples! In fact I always purchase the gift sets from boots with the tiny bottles in at Christmas just for when I fancy a change!

  21. It's great to be able to try out samples without having to commit to a full bottle. It takes me years to get through a botte but my husband loves his aftershaves.

  22. I've tried these Discovery Club boxes a few times and they're great for trying out before you buy! :)
    The mini bottles last a little while too!

  23. What a cool box, so many options that is awesome. I have issues with perfumes unfortunately, I'm allergic to a lot of them=(. I'm a big fan of sweet fruitie scents, those don't bother me as much. So if you run across some of those, let me know!!

  24. I don't wear perfume very often but this sounds like a lovely idea

  25. I rarely wear perfume as I can't seem to find one in like

  26. This is the best way to try out new perfumes, I love perfume samples ~

  27. i use to wear the lacoste one as a teen. the ester lauder bottle is cute!

  28. I'm never usually interested in things like this but I have to say I LOVE this idea. I love perfume but I never venture from the ones I know because I worry I'll waste my money. I rarely go to actual shops to do my shopping, I'm an online shopper for the most part, so I never get chance to check out other perfumes.
    This is a cost effective way for me to try them and then tell everyone which ones I want for Christmas!

  29. The Givenchy one is one of my favourites!


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