Friday, 9 September 2011

Fragrance Friday #1 (an Introduction)

Hello Lovelies,

 I seem to have accumulated a fair amount of perfume over the last 2 years. My favourite part of my morning routine is choosing which scent to wear for the day, so it is only fitting that my perfume collection seems to keep expanding.
 I was admiring the beautiful bottles on my mantle piece this morning and decided that each lovely scent deserved its own review, that's when I came up with 'Fragrance Friday'.

 From now on, I will do a review of a new perfume I own every Friday (until I run out!)

Bare in mind I actually don't have a specific fragrance or scent that I stick to. If I review a sweet perfume, don't presume the rest will be! Stick with me and there may be one that suits you:) If not, I hope you enjoy the read anyway.

Also let me know if you have any suggestions for new perfumes I should look out for.

Anyway, without further ado, first up is...

 Paul Smith 'Floral'.

Now this perfume is really nostalgic for me. It was the first 'proper' perfume I was ever bought. By proper I mean from a perfume shop (more specifically Manchester airport duty free:P) as appose to the supermarket.

My mum bought me this before we went on holiday a couple of years ago as a present for doing well in GCSEs. I was allowed to choose any perfume I wanted and I was just drawn to the beautiful white tin with a vibrant pop of colour.

You may be thinking 'wait one minute, the picture shows it in a box!' and you would have a point.
The limited edition tin version ran out a long time ago (although I do still use the tin as storage,) the box pictured is actually a farely recent purchase.

I was tootling through the Debenhams sale around a month ago and spotted this for just £11! How could I pass up that opportunity? I suppose I could justify it as letting you guys know it smells good enough to repurchase :P

Enough of the rambling, on to the review...


For me, this would get a 10/10 if it weren't for the annoying wobbly and small plastic nozzle. It makes it really awkward to spray making me terrified of breaking it. Other than this I think it is gorgeous. The design is wonderful and bright without being garish and actually looks very stylish sat on my mantle piece. The bottle itself is also very elegant and I love the way it curves out at the bottom.

Well, £11 that's all I'm going to say...


Despite the name I actually find the scent to be quite sweet and fruity. There is definitely a big wham of florals, however it is an incredibly fresh type of floral. It has quite musky undertones yet is still very light and citrusy.

Final Thoughts

This is one of my favourite perfumes as due to the whole nostalgia thing it will always have a special place in my heart, for that reason alone. I do however recommend this to anyone who likes a nice fresh scent and would love to be reminded of long summer holidays, every morning! A wonderful perfume (personally my Summer scent) that can be used all year round.

Have you tried Paul smith Floral?
Do you like light fresh scents, or do you prefer something a little heavier?

Next Week: Ricci Ricci by Nina Ricci

Much Love


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