Fragrance

Who’s ready for another post? I was born (to write) it! Here is my new go-to fragrance… This is literally the be all and end all of my perfume life, right now. In my opinion, I have never smelt so good…

Sultry, exotic and intoxicating, Pacifica’s Tahitian Gardenia Perfume is a vintage-inspired blend of Jasmine, Orange flowers, Tea leaves and Ylang Ylang. Pacifica’s Tahitian Gardenia Roll On perfume is one of Pacifica’s best selling floral scent.

Pacifica perfumes are made with natural pure grain alcohol and Pacifica’s signature perfume blends combining natural and essential oils.
To get the best out of your perfume, always apply it to your pulse points, i.e. wrists, neck, throat and behind your knees.

– Portable, affordable and adorable.
– Not tested on animals, 100% vegan.

Holland & Barrett… What can I say..? I love you. Like, I am literally in love with you… Thanks!

Back to my new Pacifica roll-on, this one is sentimental to me… My mum’s favourite flower is the gardenia, and smelling like this reminds me of my mum (who’s still alive & well, thank God). I just love it. It smells exotic, and like I’ve literally been to an authentic florist.

I do believe, in all honesty, that if reincarnation is a thing, I’m definitely coming back as Alan Titchmarsh. I love flowers, gardens and anything Mother Nature-y. I also love going on holiday… So, if you want to combine the two, invest in a beautiful, fragrant Pacifica roll on perfume (other scents are available) for £12 or less (depending on which one you choose).

Also, if roll-on perfumes aren’t your thing, they do scented candles too (also at Holland & Barrett). I, of course, have an advantage card – which – I’m not sure exactly how advantageous it actually is when you think of exactly how much I spend in store. 🙈

Other things I love about this Pacifica roll on perfume: it’s compact, obvs. I need to be able to carry it around, and not have my bag feeling heavy, Perfume (depending on size) can be really heavy, and if you carry some in a handbag – your handbag becomes luggage. Again, the packaging, it’s very simplistic but elegant. The colour schemes are beaut. It’s all beaut. I love it.

Only thing I don’t like: the amount of product… There could be more of it. Let’s not be stingy about it, Pacifica… I get that you know you’re on to a winner, but… Give us more of it, if you’re going to charge us £12!

Yeah, so that’s it. I love H&B. I also love fragrance and plants/flowers…

Welcome to Tahiti.

His Royal Highness, he makes a DAMN good King… 😍

If you’re not a King, you’re probably a Queen and… AMSTAR-TING to get REALLY get back into this blog postage (& packaging).

Aloha!

I’m Bach with a post about Victoria’s most Secret venture… Fragrances. Everyone who shops at VS, shops lingerie. I don’t know many who know VS for its other stock. Firstly, its PJ (not Peanut & Jelly) selection is SOMETHING ELSE!

Alas, I’m not here to discuss this… I’m here to talk fragrance. Especially her limited-edition ‘Golden Bloom’.

Get wrapped up in limited-edition sexy-warm scents, with notes of cozy gourmand, winter woods and dark ripe fruits.

  • Golden Bloom: Warm, with warm apple and tiger orchid

  • Velvet Petals: Warm, with sweet almond glaze and creamy sandalwood

  • Dark Flora: Warm, with pomegranate and sugared woods

  • Midnight Ivy: Warm, with rum raisins and amber woods

I love perfume, but- I’m the hardest (or easiest) to please because I love both fruity and floral scents.

I can never choose. I like them all, end up choosing one, and then regret my choice. So, imagine my QUELLE SURPRISE! when I discovered that VS (the FULL ON FLAMBAE OF THE RETAIL MARKET) sells a fruit & floral hybrid body mist?! Mate. Mateo. Mattise. Matrimony. Mattress. Metamorphic rock. Igneous.

That’s another thing (that has absolutely nothing to do with sedimentary)… I’m not even going to pretend that I didn’t USE TO have the tendency to overspray myself to the point where your nostrils could tell I was on my way from the Arctic (if you’re based in Australia). With “Golden Bloom”, this is no longer an issue.

That’s right, it’s a very soft and subtle scent. I’d like to say it smells like flowers and coconut. It’s honestly the most exotic thing I’ve ever smelled/smelt/s’mores. I love it.

Oh, let’s get on to my other favourite part about this… The packaging. Two trillion percent (by the time I’m 80) I’ll have the bottle’s design tattooed all over my body. My aim is to look like the Garden of Eden before I (hopefully) go there, God willing!

Okay, back to the scent itself… VS describes it as a “sexy” “forest” smell… Now, I don’t know how long you’ve been keeping up with this blog for (if you keep up with it at all), but I LOVE FORESTS!

I mean, I’d never go into one now… But, I just love the idea of them. Knowing that there’s a place where there are SO MANY TREES makes me so happy (them being cut down NOT AT ALL).

I also love what I imagine forests to smell like… Like a woodland. Oak. Fresh air. Squirrel poop. Deer wee. EVERYTHING. (probably not the two latter things before “EVERYTHING”).

Let’s take things back to VS’ description… I have to say that I didn’t really get the whole “forest” thing… Because, what forest has VS been to that smells like coconuts? Then again, I’m not a connoMansour of forests. Green houses/rooms, maybe. Forests? Not so much

In a nutshell, put Golden Bloom around your nostrils when you get the chance. You might like it. If you don’t, sorry.

I don’t usually do this and get no enjoyment out of it but: if you’re one of the 0.00000000000000000000000000001% that would like to rant about my content and how “I need to learn to distinguish truth from fiction”, email: complaint@MiamiiGivesADiarrhea.NOT

I don’t like ending (or anything-ing) with negativity, so… *watches something hysterical on YouTube/TV/streams it online* I feel like everybody should do the same. If everyone followed suit, there’d be less animosity.

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I’m excited. I’ve just signed up to a monthly subscription of GLOSSYBOX!

I covered it in a previous blog post, expressed interest but didn’t know if I was going to go through with it because I wasn’t sure if I was going to like all of the products that they send over every month. However, I just decided to go through with it and place an order, I’m sure I’ll enjoy what I get sent, and will be sure to blog about the products afterwards.

I’ve seen a few of you ladies have a subscription with GLOSSYBOX, how are you finding the samples? I know everybody’s different and each box is customised, but you must know if you like the stuff that’s getting sent to you each month, no?

Also, I’m guessing they send out special gift boxes on our birthdays because why else would they ask for it, right? What sort of stuff have they put in yours previously?

In other news, my long awaited Hair Jazz post is coming next week. I will be doing a TeaMi tea one as well soon, I’ve just been too busy to give it a go – but I’m working on it…

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Jimmy Chooooooooooo(n)’s Exotic is something quite extraordinary…

Imagine Jimi Hendrix and imagine a perfume. Put them together and what do you get? Jimmy Choo (probably).

Putting the BAE in BASS since I don’t even know when… 

If you want to smell like you’ve been frolicking in the Caribbean, this is definitely for you. Everyone loves a good Mango, don’t they? This one smells like that, pretty much…

For me, it’s the fact that it’s a strong fruity scent that reminds me of summer in a hot country that makes me like it more than someone who migh not likely be a fan. Obvs.

The packaging is a cute spherical bottle that is burnt orange in colour. You can see Jimmy Choo’s name engraved on it too.

Today is the first day of Spring and National Fragrance Day, so why not spray some Jimmy Choo Exotic on? It’ll bring Summer round faster…

This fragrance’s top notes are are blackcurrant and grapefruit. The middle notes are passion flower and orchid, with the BAEse notes being patchouli and raspberry.

Ladies, your fragrance ain’t got a PATCH(ouli) on this! 😉

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Viktor & Rolf‘s BonBon … (or as I like to call it: “Boom Boom”)!

If you’d like to know what I’ve smelt like for two whole years then look no further than this… Side note: you’re also a tad strange, if so! Don’t worry, I’m pretty sure I’ve wondered what you smell like too… 😂

Anyway, it’s so sweet and sticks to me like superglue. If I spray some on Monday, I can still smell it on my clothes by Wednesday. What happens on Thursday? I spray it again and smell it until Sunday. #7Days #CraigDavid #ReReWind #TheCrowdSayBonBonSelecta (it from John Lewis, Boots or The Perfume Shop).

That, right there, is the sign of a good perfume.

A timeless sensation pure and absolute pleasure. For women who create their own story.

Caramel characterizes the scent’s evolution, from inception to completion, the caramel notes mature from a sharp, edible top note to softer and milkier in the middle then darkening to add depth to the base note of amber, all surrounded by heart notes are of orange blossom and jasmine.

What is Viktor & Rolf’s BonBon shaped like? A beautiful pinky-purple bow.

How much does it cost? £40-something, but the fact that it’s a very strong scent means you only need to spray it once.

My stunningly-amazing mother (JHEEZE! The word “Mother” sounds a little too strong for this post… #Mummy #Motherbear #Momstar #Momski #Momitis 😂) bought it for me in 2014 and I’ve still got it (and it’s half-full) almost three years on!

Yeah, so, Viktor & Rolf, buy into it. #BonBon #SweetLikeBonBon #BonBonBonIWantYouInMyRoom #BonBonBonding