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Gucci Premier EDT | Fragrance Review

Posted on August 19, 2014

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Hi Guys!

I know at the moment there’s one particular perfume that everyone’s raving about, you know, the one with the flowers on the bottle? I won’t say what it’s called. But I’ve got another gorgeous perfume to show you that definitely should not be overlooked, this is Gucci Premiere.

“Gucci Première celebrates the star in every woman. Whether she is holding court at a film opening or business meeting, all her moments are golden. She turns as many heads in an impeccably tailored suit as a couture gown. Grace sits with attitude, beauty with power. She enjoys her achievements and wears her authority with ease. Wherever she finds herself, she is met with admiratione. She is a modern icon.”

So yeah, this is pretty much made for me then! 😉 If you’re interested to hear about the notes, I must tell you I found this info online! I’m still learning my voice when it comes to note descriptions, so I lii leave you with the experts on this one!…

TOP: Bergamot, orange blossom; The fragrance opens with the luxury and exuberance of a vintage champagne. A burst of effervescent bergamot fused with feminine and celebratory orange blossom conveys the heady excitement of the red carpet entrance.

HEART: White flowers, musk; At the scent’s core nestle the brilliant white flowers of an intense bouquet, laced with a magnetically sensual modern musk. The timeless allure of the leading lady, the perfect balance of sensuality and power, inspires a collective captured breath.

BASE: Leather, wood; The fragrance’s warm and indulgent foundation rests in a beguiling cocktail of subtly smoky leather and creamy balsamic woods that epitomises absolute glamour.

Gucci Premier is the perfect evening fragrance, it’s a lovely white floral scent that lasts for hours, I’d love to hear if you’ve tried it?

This post contains a sample provided for review

Papillon Artisan Perfumes

Posted on May 27, 2014

Hi Guys!

Today I want to introduce you to Papillon Artisan Perfumery! Papillon is a brand new company created by the lovely Liz Moores. It will be launching shortly with three gorgeous perfumes for the debut collection, these are – Anubis, Tobacco Rose and Angelique.

Anubis is a leather floral with notes of Egyptian jasmine, pink lotus, suede, immortelle, frankincense and saffron. This was the first perfume Liz created and was the catalyst for starting her own business.

Tobacco Rose is floral in the chypre style with notes of Bulgarian rose, rose de Mai, oakmoss, galbanum, geranium, beeswax and hay. Liz wanted to create a rose perfume that would challenge people’s perceptions of rose which is sometimes seen as dowdy or too pretty.

Angelique is a floral wood with notes of mimosa, osmanthus, white champac, orris and cedarwood.  As the previous two perfumes are big hitters Liz wanted to create a perfume with a more delicate and natural timbre.

All the perfumes are classical in their construction; using roughly a 50/50 ratio of naturals to synthetics with a high percentage of the extrait used in each bottle.

I’m definitely a perfume fanatic, and I love anything that’s slightly more unusual than your standard off-the-shelf fragrances. I’m not going to pretend I understand what all the ingredients and notes mean, because I’m no expert. But I think these perfumes are fabulous, they’re unusual – an acquired taste, and they definitely grab your attention. I can only think to compare them to Tom Ford’s Private Blend Collection, though which ones correlate to which Papillon perfume I’m afraid I can’t say as I don’t remember all the scents individually. If you love niche perfumes though you should definitely give these a try!

Papillon Artisan Perfumery will launch on 24th June, a 50ml bottle will have an RRP of £94 xxx