The Latest Perfume Samples Reviewed

The Latest Perfume Samples

I often sign up to receive the latest samples of all sorts of things, such as snacks, perfume and makeup to name just a few. But what I loved about these two fragrances I wanted to share with the world.

GIVENCHY
Live Irrésistible Délicieuse Eau de Parfum

If Your Mood is Bend the Rules While Being Irrésistible.
And Your Motto Could Be “Life is a Playground”.
This is the Perfume for you.

That is what Givenchy says about this fragrance, it is for women who don’t conform to rules and often break them. Givenchy brings this new scent to life with a floral delicacy that is as sassy as it is sweet. Highlighting notes of Madeleine and Caramel-Coated Roses, adding a touch of sensual Tonka bean in the mix too. It is a deliciously smelling fragrance, ideal for women who live intensely, without the fear of rules or constraints.

Givenchy says: Be yourself, because that is what makes you irresistible, live your life to the fullest while wearing Live Irrésistible!

Notes
Top Note: Madeleine Accord
Heart Note: Rose Essentielle
Base Note: Tonka Bean

My Thoughts
I really liked how sweet this perfume smelt without being overpowering. It was both unique and unusual and I had not had the pleasure of trying this range in my life so far.

PACO RABANNE
Olympéa Intense Eau de Parfum

Paco Rabanne says this perfume is Illicit, Unexpected and Captivating.

Designed for the modern day Goddess with hints of Oriental Scents and Intense Fragrances. The main features depict a bold and sexy scent. Paco Rabanne want Olympéa Intense to be for women who are independent and are empowered by the notes encompassed in this intense perfume. If you are fiercely feminine and enjoy everything that is beautiful in life, then Paco Rabanne believe this is the scent for you.

The Oriental Scents include Blossoms and Amber and other various Flowers that seem to tumble around the strong smell of the Vanilla and Orange.

Notes
Top Note: Salty and Vanilla Amber Accord
Heart Note: Orange Blossom
Base Note: White Ethereal Amber Base

Intensity Of: Orange Flowers, Grapefruit Flowers and White Pepper.
Sensual Scents Of: Cedarwood, White Amber and Salty Vanilla.

My Thoughts
I was very pleasantly surprised by this perfume, the vanilla shines through but the floral notes bring it all together to form a scent that I feel suits a range of occasions.


Perfume makes a great gift for people at Christmas and on Birthday’s too. Here is my Sabrina’s TOP TIP for you all. When picking a perfume for someone, write down the ones they already have, and google what the Notes are in them. Depending on what they are made from, you look for a pattern, such as the scent of Rose. Then you choose a new perfume with a Note of Rose contained within it. Usually the person notices similar scents and enjoys them more.

 Thank you very much for reading this review today, please let me know if you have either of these perfumes yourself, I would love to know what you think about them.

 Sabrina 

Chanel Perfume Samples Review

coco-and-tendre-swRecently I was sent some Chanel samples, and I was so impressed with both of these scents that I have decided to review them and explain what goes into making each of the fragrances.

The first sample was Chanel Chance ‘Eau Tendre’ and the second was Chanel ‘Coco Mademoiselle’.

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Chanel Chance ‘Eau Tendre’ is a floral and fruity perfume that features notes of Jasmine, White Musk and Grapefruit. The unique round bottle is what you would normally discover this fragrance in. This particular perfume is designed with happiness in mind and I loved its unusual and unique scent.
chanel-chance-eau-tendre-swChanel ‘Coco Mademoiselle’ is a more bold perfume designed for the confident woman. This scent features notes of Jasmine, Rose and Orange. An oriental and fresh smell that is meant to be worn by those who are strong and independent. The inspirations behind the fragrance stem from the personality of Gabrielle Chanel, and the vibrant and sensual notes of it make this perfume unique. I loved that it smells like nothing that I own already.

coco-1-swchanel-tendre-2-sw Both of these perfumes are rather different in taste but I enjoyed wearing both of them. I feel that the Chance Eau Tendre is more of a scent that I would wear for shopping and time spent with loved ones, where as I am more likely to wear Coco Mademoiselle on a ‘date’ night.

Over all I prefer the Eau Tendre scent on my skin, and I think it’s a wonderful gift for a woman who likes these notes in her perfumes. I hope to one day own a full sized version but until then I shall enjoy the 3ml bottle I was sent. Thank you Chanel!

img_3057Thank you for reading this review today, I hope you have enjoyed my opinion on these two scents. And remember that perfume smells different on everybody’s skin, so make sure you try before you buy by visiting your local perfume shop or cosmetics store. And don’t forget to #TakeYourChance on perfume to find one that suits you 🙂

Sabrina

Secret Scent Box from August Unboxing, Reveal and Review

On today’s blog post I am doing a first, which is the unboxing of the August Secret Scent Box. I’ve been looking forward to receiving this and to share it with you all. Thank you to Secret Scent Box for this wonderful collaboration.

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I’ve read a lot about this new subscription box which came into the market in the Spring of 2016. Secret Scent Box works by sending a box to you once a month with three designer and branded fragrances inside. The bottle sizes are all 3ml which allow for up to 30 days of perfume between the three you receive, that is roughly four spritz a day.

Scent Box comes in perfumes ‘For Her’ and colognes ‘For Him’ and you’re guaranteed a new fragrance and designer brands to be included. Priding themselves on supplying a range of different scents so that you experience a range of types, Secret Scent Box are fast becoming a popular choice for bloggers and subscription box lovers alike.

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I’ve been lucky enough to work with Secret Scent Box this month to bring you the contents of their August box. Not only have I photographed the subscription but there will also be a link to my vlog of this reveal too, where I give my opinion and show you the sizes of the perfumes.

There are many great things about this box, one of which is the design which features enough perfume for the month in which you receive it. Another fabulous aspect is the size of the bottles used as they are perfect for your handbag. The bottles are individually labelled and are easy to read and distinguish. Something even better is that the box fits through your letterbox so there will be no trips to collect any missed post.

Obviously a risk that you take when ordering any kind of secret subscription box is that you are unaware of the products and they might not all be what you will like. However these little perfumes would make great stocking fillers considering we are in the second half of the year fast approaching Christmas. As with everything it would be rare that you would like all of the contents, however I would wear all of the perfumes I received in this August Secret Scent Box, so luckily I am happy about that.

Secret Scent Box is all about the mystery of getting perfumes you may not have tried before. Most of us only purchase a larger scent bottle if we’ve tried it before. As we all know branded perfume isn’t cheap and most of us rely on occasions to receive a new product. By subscribing to Scent Box you can try designer fragrances for a fraction of the cost of a large bottle, and in sizes that are far more convenient to use and carry with you.

It’s an exciting concept to get something new and the way that it’s all presented in the box is professional. The fragrances are 100% authentic and the brands that can be included range from DKNY, Armani and Dior, to Paco Rabanne, Joop and Prada (to name but a few).

So what were the fragrances inside the August box? I think that you’re desperate to know, so here is the reveal for the August Scent Box.

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Armani – Diamonds
Jimmy Choo – Illicit Flower
Vera Wang – Princess

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The little cards contained inside are such a fabulous touch to this subscription box. It’s interesting to know what has gone into making a scent. Have you ever looked into what notes make your favourite perfumes? If you compare them I guarantee that some of the aspects will be the same, such as one of the top notes or one of the bass notes. This is a good way of working out if you’re going to like the fragrance or not even before you spray it. Something else to consider as well is spraying the perfume on both your clothing and your skin, because it often smells different between the two. Levels in your skin can effect the smell of the fragrance so it’s always worth doing both before making a decision of if you will wear it.

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The level of detail and professionalism that Secret Scent Box undertake each month is excellent, and I can recommend this subscription if you’re into perfumes, or if you would like to try something new. You are able to cancel your subscription at any time, and payment is taken on the same date every month if you do wish to join. Each month the new box will arrive during the first few days of the month, and then you can enjoy your new fragrances for a month before the next box arrives through your door. Subscription is currently £15 a month and this includes your delivery.

Secret Scent Box 05 SWSecret Scent Box 08 SWBelow is a link to my video of the unboxing if you wish to hear my thoughts for yourself, and see the physical size of the bottles as I hold them.
https://youtu.be/c6jchOH9pic

Thanks for reading and I hope you have enjoyed this unboxing. Thank you to Secret Scent Box for this review opportunity, and for giving my readers the chance to experience this box with 15% off! Use the code SABRINA15 at the Secret Scent Box website to get yourself 15% off your first box subscription.
If you are interested in subscribing or finding out more about this box then please visit the website here http://www.secretscentbox.co.uk/

Sabrina

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Secret Scent Box regularly update the fragrances with the latest scents, maybe 2017 could be your year to try it.

No7 Raffle Prize Mystery Bag Reveal

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I was very lucky recently to receive this No7 gift bag. My father won this as a raffle prize at his local store but it was designed to be won by a woman, I was a very lucky daughter to get given it, and I was told it was filled with all kinds of mystery goodies from Boots.

No7fourWhen I opened the tape on the beautiful purple bag and looked inside, I saw a selection of items inside including samples, No7 items and what looked like some full sized products too. I decided to photograph all of the items together before testing or using any of them, so the next image depicts a flat lay of the things inside the prize. This is the reveal of what was contained in this prize.

No7threeItem 1. Estee Lauder – New Dimension Serum Sample
Item 2. No7 Dramatic Lift Mascara – Handbag Size
Item 3. Lancome – La Vie Est Belle – Perfume Sample
Item 4. Benefit – It’s Potent – Brightening Eye Cream Sample
Item 5. Paco Rabanne – Olympea – Perfume Sample
Item 6. No7 Stay Perfect – Duo Nail Colour in Pink and Gold (2x4ml)
Item 7. Ted BakerBody Lotion (50ml)
Item 8. No7 Single Eye Shadow – Handbag Size
Item 9. Boots Botanics Ionic Clay Mask (100g)
Item 10. Clarins – Anti Pollution – Cleansing Cream (5ml)
Item 11. Elizabeth Arden – Original Cream – Eight Hour Cream – Sample

No7twoI’m looking forward to trying these products and the samples, if I’m impressed with anything I will probably write a blog post about that specific item. Although most of what was included seem to have one time uses unfortunately.

Review of this Prize
I found it rather interesting how many samples were included in this winners bag. I of course expected there to have been more handbag sized products than full sized, however for a prize, it should be worth the ticket price at least.
A lot of places still give you samples if you ask for them, so you could potentially remove 5 or 6 of the prizes in this bag, which only leaves you with 6 or 5 products, some which are still not full sized anyway. The question is if the prize is worth the prize money, because it felt like a lot was included until you look at it all.
In my eyes if companies are going to provide prizes which have samples inside, they need to put a lot more in the bag than just a few and especially if they are only at 5ml or less.
A lot of what has been won here will be single use items. If I had arranged such a prize, I think it would’ve been more worthwhile to supply 5 full sized items and handbag friendly products, than to put two or three proper sized pieces
in a bag filled with samples to make it seem as though the recipient was getting a lot more. It is needless to say a little disappointing and a bit misleading (considering the size of the bag too!)
Saying this I am not ungrateful in any way, because I still have the opportunity to try some products I wouldn’t have purchased full sized versions of.

I hope you have found this reveal interesting, and I will update with future posts if any products stand out to me enough to have their own review.

✩ Sabrina ✩