Category Archives: Scents

Scents | New British Perfume by Laboratory Perfumes, GORSE

British brand Laboratory Perfumes has just launched on Cult Beauty, and judging by the initial reaction by Cult followers we think it’s about to go stratospheric. The capsule range consists of two highly addictive scents, Gorse & Amber, each come in an Eau de Parfum & a candle.

Inspired by the flora of the English countryside, Laboratory Perfumes has created two clean, very modern fragrances, evocative of nature. While the gorgeous packaging reflects a love of simplicity, the fragrances are extremely complex and have an evolutionary life on the skin. The elegant, clear glass bottles and candle beaker echo the origins of the traditional perfumer’s laboratory. Check out the recent coverage on Glamour below. alexia inge

British Perfumes | Best of British Fragrances [available from Boots] | Part 2

– Paul Smith Optimistic Men Eau de Toilette (up to£49)

Have fun, smile, celebrate and be positive with Paul Smith Optimistic for men. An energetic fragrance that really grabs attention.

– Paul Smith Extreme for Men Eau de Toilette (up to £37.28)

Paul Smith Extreme for Men is a fresh, lively and sophisticated fragrance. This fantastic fragrance is contained within a wonderful understated glass bottle.


Paul Smith Optimistic for Women Eau de Toilette (up to £55)

Have fun, smile, celebrate and be positive with Paul Smith Optimistic for women. A fruity floral fragrance with a twist.


– Paul Smith Extreme for Women Eau de Toilette (£18.72)

Paul Smith Extreme for Women is a fresh, lively and sophisticated fragrance. In typical Paul Smith style the bottle features his much loved signature multistripe.

British Perfumes | Best of British Fragrances [available from Boots] | Part 1

 Stella McCartney L.I.L.Y Eau de Parfum (up to £77)

L.I.L.Y celebrates balance and tension, bringing together the male and female and capturing forever the explosion of that moment.

– Stella McCartney Stella Eau de Parfum Natural Spray (up to £63)

The first perfume by Stella McCartney, Stella is a fragrance based on the contrast between the freshness and softness of the Rose, and the dark sensuality of Amber.

– Paul Smith Men Eau de Toilette Spray (up to £40.85)

Paul Smith Men is a daring men’s fragrance with woody, green and aromatic notes. Inspired by the aromatherapy oils and energising lotions Paul Smith uses, the fragrance is modern, masculine and timeless.

– Paul Smith Man 2 Eau de Toilette (up to £50.04)

Paul Smith MAN 2 is for the confident, sophisticated man, this fragrance takes wood, fougère and fruit notes mixing them into a cocktail of sensual aromas.

Treat Yourself! | ‘The Body Shop’ Chocomania Collection [Limited Edition]

Chocomania Body Butter

This decadently chocolatey Body Butter gives extra long-lasting hydration. It contains 13 Community Fair Trade ingredients – the most we’ve ever put into one product. It leaves skin sweetly scented, and feeling softer and smoother.

  • Indulgent chocolate scent
  • Leaves skin feeling softer and smoother
  • Provides 48-hour hydration
  • Quickly absorbed
  • Indulgent chocolate scent

Chocomania Body Lotion

This lightweight but luxurious body lotion has a decadently chocolatey scent.

  • Indulgent chocolate scent
  • Moisturising

Chocomania Body Scrub  - Chocomania

Chocomania Body Scrub

This exfoliating body scrub has a decadently chocolatey scent and leaves skin feeling softer and smoother. It contains real cocoa butter and organic cane sugar.

  • Indulgent chocolate scent
  • Removes dead skin cells

Chocomania Lip Butter - Chocomania

Chocomania Lip Butter

This buttery balm melts onto the lips for instant hydration. It contains real cocoa butter and has a delicious chocolate flavour.

  • Indulgent chocolate scent
  • Instant hydration

Chocomania Shower Cream

This pearlescent shower cream contains real cocoa butter and has a decadently chocolatey scent. It is soap-free and will not dry out the skin.

  • Indulgent chocolate scent
  • Soap-free

Treat Yourself | Yankee Candles [‘British’ Scents]

Yankee Direct is an authorised Yankee Candle retailer and is part of “The Yankee Store” chain of Yankee Candle dedicated stores located throughout the North of Ireland. As a group we are currently one of thelargest Yankee Candle retailers in UK. It is our aim to provide our customers with excellent customer service, AMAZING offers and an unbelievable shopping experience!

We are proud to announce that we won the “Yankee Candle Retail Initative 2010” which was awarded by Yankee Candle Europe to our Newry Branch for Outstanding customer service and Retail initatives, an achievement of which we are very proud. We have also recently opened our brand new “Yankee Store” located in Newtownards Shopping Centre, Northern Ireland. Below is a photo of our Newtownards store….

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It comes as no surprise that I am a huge Yankee Candle fan. Contrary to popular belief, these babies are actually made in the UK! I like most of their scents, but some strike me as being particularly British, such as the ‘smell of rain’ (well, really) and mulled wine.

Here are some of my recommendations:

Mandarin Cranberry | It’s Christmas in a candle! It smells of orange, spices and cranberry. It smells like mulled wine mixed with gravy. It’s to die for!

Garden Sweet Pea | It smells just like the countryside… One of my favourites to lit up on one of those gloomy evenings, whilst reading a good book and sipping tea out of a vintage cup.

Cinnamon Stick |If you love cinnamon, you can’t go wrong with this. It reminds me of autumn, of Christmas, of pancake day, of lovely apple pies. A must.

Macintosh Spice | Apple pie. Enough said.

Apple Cider | That’s pretty explanatory.

Cranberry Chutney | Yum, yum.

Let me know if you like these kinds of posts, I wouldn’t mind posting some more of these. Leave a comment below, if you want. xx