Monday, 25 August 2014

Faithful Four: Summer Fragrances

Soap & Glory Orangeasm

Price: £12.00 100ml
Purchase: Boots

The award for the best budget summer fragrance has to go to Soap & Glory's Orangeasm. If you like the smell of oranges, you need  this fragrance in your life, trust me. This fragrance is part of Soap & Glory's new (and very popular) Orangeasm range. It is citrussy sweet, fresh and uplifting - a good go-to fragrance when in need of a morning pick-me-up!

Now, Orangeasm doesn't have the lasting power of the other fragrances on the list, however considering the others are all eau de parfum, this is no surprise. However regardless of this, the scent is strong and lasts a good four hours - pretty impressive considering it costs just £12.00 for 100ml! Also, the scent can be given a little extra lasting power if you apply the Orangeasm Super Rich Body Butter underneath.

BOSS MA VIE Pour Femme

Price: £49.50 / $67.00 50ml
Purchase: The Perfume Shop /

The BOSS MA VIE Pour Femme has to be my favourite fragrance out of the four. It follows on from the success of NUIT Pour Femme and JOUR Pour Femme, completing the BOSS woman trio.

It is feminine, sexy and sweet and I cannot get enough of it. I would bathe in it if I could! It features a unique top note of cactus blossom, middle notes of rose, jasmine and pink freesia and base notes of sheer woods and cedar wood. This long lasting fragrance is very floral but not overpowering or sickly sweet - in fact, its woody notes help to give it depth and sexiness.

MA VIE Pour Femme is only available in eau de parfam, in sizes 30ml, 50ml and 75ml.

Versace Yellow Diamond Intense

Price: £80.00 90ml
Purchase: Debenhams

The Versace Yellow Diamond Intense is a follow on from - you guessed it - Yellow Diamond, however this perfume packs even more of a punch. With just a few sprays, this sweet and seductive scent can be smelt from miles away and lasts up to seven hours.

It features top notes of citron diamante, pear sorbet, neroli, bergamot, middle notes of freesia, orange blossom, jasmine, osmanthus and base notes of benzoin, amber wood, palo santo and musk. It is summer in a bottle, a Mediterranean summer to be precise!

In true Versace fashion, the bottle is as gorgeous as the scent and it adds some serious glamour to my dressing table. Versace Yellow Diamond Intense is only available in eau de parfam, in sizes 30ml, 50ml and 100ml.

CLEAN Fresh Laundry

Price: £50.00 / $69.00
Purchase: / Sephora

There is not a gal alive that doesn't like the smell of fresh laundry so, when Fresh Laundry, an innovative fragrance from US fragrance house CLEAN landed on my desk, I was intrigued. And I can now confirm that fresh laundry is as good on the body as it is on the washing line. I absolutely love it.

The fragrance is fresh and crisp and - just like fresh laundry - it conjures up thoughts of sunny summer days. Notes of brazilian orange, mexican lime, fresh mown grass, cyclamen, rose otto, night blooming white jasmine, petals, heliotrope and musk combine to create this beautiful scent. It is soft and delicate however, being a eau de parfume, it stays on for hours and hours.

CLEAN Fresh Laundry is available in sizes 30ml and 60ml, as well as a 15ml rollerball.

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