Saturday 9 November 2013


Hi lovelies! I don't know about you guys, but I love receiving perfumes for Christmas, or Birthdays, or just any day.. ever. Basically, I just think perfume and aftershave make the perfect gift for anybody for Christmas. I think fragrance is such a personal thing and scents can hold so many memories. I love the idea of buying someone a fragrance, then it reminding them of you every time they spritz it on!

So, when fragrance direct asked me if I'd like to review a couple of fragrances for this post I decided to pick one women's fragrance and one for men to do a 'top picks' post for you all! I think Fragrance Direct is an amazing website to get your Christmas Fragrance gifts from as they're often heavily discounted, great for those of us on a budget for Christmas! They also do lots of other items like skincare, haircare and makeup so it's definitely worth a peek!

When picking fragrances, I obviously wanted to choose ones my Boyfriend Darren and I both loved, but I also wanted to make sure they were scents that are quite popular with everybody. I do love a super sweet, girly scent, but I felt like Marc Jacobs Daisy is a fragrance most people will like, as it's slightly sweet, but it's also light and fresh. What I like about Daisy is it's such a pretty, feminine scent, I feel like it would appeal to pretty much anyone of any age. Daisy is (big surprise) a floral scent, with slightly fruity and powdery notes. It has aquatic and green notes too, making it light and fresh and keeping the floral/ fruity/ powdering scent from being too over powering. Until now, I'd never had my own bottle of Daisy, but I can completely see why it's such a popular scent, I can't get enough! The pretty bottle and universally appealing scent make this an amazing gift for absolutely any lovely lady you need a present for!

As for the boys, I picked Darren's absolute favourite aftershave, Paco Rabanne 1 Million. 1 Million is a warm, woody, leathery scent, with undertones of citrus and rose which slightly take the edge off the spicy top notes. It kind of reminds me of a Hollister or Abercrombie scent, but a little more grown up. What I love about this, is it's an unmistakably manly fragrance, I don't really like men's fragrances that are too sweet or citrussy, so I think a more manly scent is a little more of a safe bet when buying an aftershave for the men in your life. My favourite thing about this scent is it's super long lasting and it's one you can really smell if you're up close to someone, or if someone walks past you wearing it. This is the kind of fragrance that really reminds you of the person wearing it. I immediately recognize this scent if I smell it on someone walking past me when I'm out and it makes me think of Darren. It's not over powering or headachey, it just has that lovely 'manly' scent to it. Again, like Daisy, I think this a scent that will suit all ages as it's not too juvenile or 'old mannish'.

*This blog post is not sponsored, however these fragrances were gifted to me for reviewing purposes.

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  1. I really want "Daisy"! Everyone talks about it and makes it sound so gorgeous! ♥

  2. I love Daisy too! I'm hoping to get one for Christmas to replace the one that I accidentally smashed :(

    Sarah | Some Sparkle and Shine

  3. Daisy is amazing, I love it!

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