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Mostly Lovin’: Balmain Silk Perfume

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Have I told you how amazing my hair smells of late? Really.. I haven’t? Silly me. Since discovering Balmain Silk Perfume my tresses currently exude the perfume of a freshly styled, buffed and manicured supermodel, no really. I can’t explain how lovely this stuff smells except to say think Gisele skipping through a field of Fresias. OK, I’ll try harder, a lightweight leave-in conditioner with a summery, sherbet, fresh scent enriched with Argan and Silk proteins, once you start spritzing with this stuff it’s really quite hard to stop. I love that it has multiple uses as a detangler, conditioner for both hair and scalp all the while adding shine and protection against external damage.

I am reliably informed this is the final touch for models taking to the catwalk at Balmain shows, alors what more could a girl ask for?

Wanted for Summer: Creed Perfume, Virgin Island Water

creed perfume, niche scent, jo malone

An intoxicating blend of Sicilian White Bergamot, Jamaican Lime, Sicilian Mandarin, this is what the Caribbean smells like! Think of the sweet aromas of fruit carried on the breeze, intermixed with the coconut oils of various intermingled sun creams and expensive perfume and there you have the ultimate holiday fragrance… simply bliss in a bottle. x

Mostly Lovin’: Oribe Côte d’Azur Parfum, https://w

I’m a huge fan of Oribe’s high end hair-care line. Not only does it contain some of the finest formulations and aesthetically pleasing packaging but the beautiful signature fragrance of lychee, edlerweisse flower, lemon, bergamot and sandalwood puts me in mind of long summer nights in Portofino or some such magical place…

My love affair with the brand began when I stumbled upon the Glaze for Beautiful Colour which I have to say is incredibly nourishing and even managed to impart a degree of luster to my chemically abused locks.
The fragrance can be used to perfume both skin and hair which is a bonus in my book! x

Cote D’Azur Candle

Mostly Lovin’: SJP Stash

Hands Off Mitches!

When I was in my twenties I wore the perfume Black Cashmere by Donna Karan. Warm, spicy and vastly unusual, in retrospect I can appreciate this fragrance was way too grown up for me at that particular stage in my life.

Now, as a woman of a certain age – I find I gravitate to largely unisex fragrances. Lucky for me Sarah Jessica Parker – SJP has just released Stash and I have to say…I am in love with this scent!

The earthy fusion of cedarwood atlas, vetiver (I am obsessed with vetiver!), and pistachio with the musk of bergamot serves to create a seamless fragrance which is both sensual and unexpected on both men and women alike.

I have taken to dousing myself in it an hour or so before leaving the house by which time it has soaked into my skin to create a fragrance akin to clean summer skin. Conversely, I think Stash may be more of a winter fragrance but I would be interested to know your thoughts. xx

Mostly Lovin’: Balmain Haircare

Hair Couture

Hair Couture

This Balmain hair mask is super hydrating and smells simply divine. I slather on once a week (or twice if I’m feeling decadent) to revive dry, fatigued locks.

Mostly Lovin’: Blanche By Byredo


I have long held Scandinavian perfumer Byredo in high regard. Innovative and unique, I could merrily collect each of the perfumes as well as the intoxicating scented candles. As the name suggests, Blanche is clean cut and refreshing, think freshly laundered crisp whites on a dewy summers morning…
My only complaint (and it is a small one), the fragrance is quite short lived and since I often use perfumed body lotion in the warmer months instead of conventional perfume, it could work out to be quite a costly indulgence in the long run!

Summer Sense, bronze goddess perfume

There is something so wonderfully evocative about perfume and familiar aromas. For a long time now I have associated memorable days with particular scents. For example, Jean Paul Gaultier’s “Classic” women’s fragrance will always bring to mind my first kiss. Bronze Goddess by Estee Lauder puts me in mind of late summer evenings or days spent lazing on the beach in the Caribbean. Laced with vetiver, mandarin and a hint of coconut to remind you it is a summer fragrance, a quick spritz of this and I could be lying on a hammock somewhere north of Brazil. What’s your go-to summer fragrance? x

Mostly Lovin’: Nuxe Prodigieuse Set

Nuxe Perfume, The Nuxe Prodigieuse set

The Nuxe Prodigieuse set

I have to tell you, as much as I love trying out new products I just keep coming back to Nuxe’s body oil. With 97% natural precious plant oils and rich in vitamin E, this range is simply wonderful. The aroma is so lovely that after many a-compliment, Nuxe has finally brought out an accompanying fragrance with the same summery iconic aroma of the body oil. With the same base notes present in the skincare range of Vanilla and Coconut Milk you will be transported to balmy evenings in the Méditerranée. The set also contains a Prodigieuse scented candle just in case you are still left wanting after dousing your self in the body / shimmer oil. Délicieux!

Mostly Lovin’: Low Maintenance


So a couple of products I really love for their hard working yet low maintenance properties. Diptyque’s “Lait Frais” or fresh body lotion has the most sublime, long lasting aroma and really does make one feel as fresh as a daisy. It’s great for those who may not not like to wear perfume.

Decleor’s Hydra Floral Masque doubles up as a great over-night hand treatment whilst Korres Wild Rose lip balm imparts wonderful softness and a long lasting pigmentation. See…low maintenance…maintenance! x

Going The Distance: Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Deodorant

So, I recently overheard someone in a rather balmy setting extolling the merits of Donna Karan’s Cashmere Mist Deodorant. Now this came as something of a surprise to me as I have owned this scent for some time but had tired of it. In a fit of resourcefulness I have begun using it as room freshener don’t you know.  Apparently, the deodorant provides super staying power yet is extremely gentle on newly shaved or waxed under arms. The perfume lasts all day, every now and then providing a subtle musky burst. Temps de passer à ce parfum peut-être? x