What’s hot in perfume now!

Never buy perfume in a department store again – as you will definitely be paying over the odds for it.

Here we have some examples of bargains available online at Fragrance Direct.

In addition on Monday17th from 9am until Tuesday 18th there is a flash sale of 10% off all orders over £20 with code FLASHTEN


10% off Burberry

10% off Joop!

10% off Paco Rabanne

10% off Stella MacCartney

New! Win Chlo√©’s signature scent worth ¬£70

Chlo√©’s signature scent truly embodies the creative, confident individuality of the Chlo√© woman: a fresh, feminine fragrance with an innate sense of chic.

Chloe Eau de Parfum

The perfume is created with a mix of natural and couture ingredients. The bottle is made with genuine silver plating and graced with a finishing touch, a hand tied ribbon. This unique example of craftsmanship and sublime rose scent perfectly capture the house of Chloe spirit, effortless chic and femininity.

If you don’t fancy waiting there are currently lots of discount perfume offers online – like me you be wondering why you ever bought perfume in a store – here at. Chemist Direct Current offers include Christian Dior, Burberry, Vera Wang, Cacherel and many more. Similarly at Fragrance Direct

All you have to do to win our Chloe perfume is answer the simple question below. This competition closes on Sunday 2nd April 2017 at midnight. Please note that the Editor’s decision is final and no cash equivalent is offered. The winner will be notified by email within 24 hours of the end of the competition. Good luck!

Just in time for Xmas – Designer Perfume Discounts


Designer perfumes from Calvin Klein, Christian Dior, Burberry and Vera Wang – up to 20% off

Just in time for Xmas – there are perfume bargains to be had at Chemist Direct – click here to find out more

Get up to 50% off Yves Saint Laurent


Up to 50% off – runs until midday 20 August 2015


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Save up to 40% off Ralph Lauren perfumes

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Discounts available until 20 August 2015

Up to 40% off. And get an extra 10% off at checkout with code RALPH 10. Available until midday 20 August 2015.At the Fragrancedirect

New & luxurious: Trussardi My Name eau de parfum pour femme worth £59 to be won


Trussardi My Name

MY NAME is a new Trussardi fragrance, which explores the more feminine, sensory side to the brand through a project based on the themes of discovery and introspective research.

The bottle, designed by the architect Antonio Citterio, presents an elliptical stopper with a retro appeal and is defined by a succession of oval elements that are also found on the packaging, evoking the characteristic shape of the Trussardi brand.

The heart of the entire Trussardi fragrance line is an exclusive and original complex that combines hyaluronic acid, which keeps the skin moisturised, soft and velvety, and cotton extract, which was chosen for its gentle soothing properties. Cotton is an ancient plant that has been used for millennia for its cosmetic properties deriving from its many functional substances.

This stunning fragrance has top notes of white violet and heliotrope flower; heart notes of violet and musk, and base notes of ambroxan and vanilla.

To win this bottle of lovely perfume just answer the simple question below. But if you can’t want to get your hands on a bottle buy online a special price at allbeauty.com

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New! Win Chlo√©’s new signature perfume – worth ¬£70

Chlo√©’s newly unveiled signature scent truly embodies the creative, confident individuality of the Chlo√© woman: a fresh, feminine fragrance with an innate sense of chic.

Chloe Eau de Parfum

The perfume is created with a mix of natural and couture materials. The bottle is made with genuine silver plating and graced with a finishing touch, a hand tied ribbon. This unique example of craftsmanship and sublime rose scent perfectly capture the house of Chloe spirit, effortless chic and femininity.

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Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Рwin a 50ml eau de parfum worth £52 in our competition Рnow closed!

This is the newest perfume from the absolutely adorable Marc Jacobs Daisy range. Daisy Dream is a light and airy perfume which would be a perfect present for someone whose tastes in perfume you are not sure about – that’s because there is nothing not to like about this floral and fruity scent.

It has heart notes – jasmine, lychee, blue wisteria; top notes – blackberry, grapefruit and pear; base notes – white woods, musks coconut water and of course its very very feminine.
Daisy Dream

Of course its in one of those wonderful iconic bottles covered in white and gold daisies. We would all love a dress to match – and maybe some nice daisy pumps too!!

You can win one of these lovely perfumes. Just answer the simple question below. Goodluck!

And if you can’t wait its on a sale at a bargain price here Fragrancedirect

OUR WINNER IS Mrs Ann Whittle, Newport, Isle of Wight.

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Competition closed: DSquared2 She Wood eau de parfum spray worth £56 to be won in our competition

DSquared2 She Wood Eau De Parfum is inspired by the strongest, most beautiful and basic of nature’s elements. She Wood is deep, sensual and contemporary.

It has top notes of lemon, jasmine petals, neroli bigarade radiate from first scent. While heart notes of violet blossom and leaves, heliotrope, musk which makes for alluring intriging scent. Base notes of cedar wood, vetiver and amber finish the scent.

DSquared She Wood

This sensual and sophisticated perfume comes in a spray applicator. If you would like the chance to win this prize answer the simple question below. But if you can’t wait to try it buy it here House of Fraser

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Win the new women’s fragrance from Calvin Klein – Reveal eau de parfum worth ¬£52

This new opulent fragrance from Calvin Klein evokes feelings of a hazy sunset. It is called Reveal and is described as a sensual oriental fragrance that replicates the scent of sun-kissed skin and the warmth of cashmere as the cool evenings draw in.

The fragrance opens with salt accords and pink pepper that draws you into the powdery heart of iris and aubergris. Reveal then finishes with sandalwood, cashmere and vetiver that makes this new scent instantly recognisable.Calvin Klein Reveal

All you have to do is answer a simple question below. And if you can’t wait buy it here at Fragrancedirect

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Loosing the sense of smell in older adults is a predictor of death

Losing the ability to identify a particular perfume is a strong predictor of death in older adults, according to new research.


The conclusion followed a study by the University of Chicago of 3,005 adults who were asked to identify five distinct common odors: peppermint, fish, orange, rose and leather.

Results showed that almost 78% of those tested could smell normally(normosmic); with 45.5% correctly identifying 5 out of 5 odors and 29% identifying 4 out of 5. Almost 20% of participants were found to have an impaired sense of smell (hyposmic), and only got 2 or 3 out of 5 correct.
The remaining 3.5% had completely or nearly lost their sense of smell (anosmic) and could identify just 1 of the 5 odors (2.4%), or none (1.1%).

In a second part of the study, 5-years later, the researchers ascertained which participants were still alive. Results showed that 430 (12.5%) of the original 3005 subjects had died and 2,565 were still alive. After adjusting for demographic variables such as age, gender, socioeconomic status, overall health, and race, results showed that participants with smell loss were significantly more likely to have died within the 5-years.

39% of study subjects classed as anosmic died during that period, compared to 19% of those classed as hyposmic and just 10% of those with a healthy sense of smell (normosmic). Further analysis revealed that olfactory dysfunction was better at predicting mortality than a diagnosis of heart failure, cancer or lung disease, and for those already at high risk, anosmia more than doubled the probability of death. The only factor that was a stronger predictor of death was severe liver damage.

Jayant Pinto, MD, an associate professor of surgery at the University who carried out the study said: “It doesn’t directly cause death, but it’s a harbinger, an early warning that something has gone badly wrong, that damage has been done.

‚ÄúOur findings could provide a useful clinical test, a quick and inexpensive way to identify patients most at risk.”

Win a Perfume Shop Vivabox sample set and perfume gift voucher worth £70

Elixir has a Vivabox for you to win Рcontaining 7 samples of the different perfumes For Her: BOSS MA VIE pour femme, Carolina Herrera 212 VIP, Jimmy Choo, Nina Ricci Nina, Paco Rabanne Black XS, Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy, Kenzo Flower by Kenzo.  This box costs £37.99 at the Perfume Shop.


The box also contains a perfume gift voucher for you to buy a full sample perfume Рthe voucher is a code on the bottom of the packaging Рand you have until 30 June 2016 to use it Рthis is worth about £30+.

All you have to go is answer a simple question below:

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Competition: Win Leighton Denny’s new perfume – NOW CLOSED!

Former dyslexic forklift truck driver turned beauty entrepreneur Leighton Denny recently launched his new perfume Light & Dark.

Light & Dark eau de parfum

Typically we were not surprised to learn that Leighton has not just put his name to a perfume concocted by a chemical company but choose all the ingredients and got them put together himself.

In a very classy black and white box L & D – which also stands for Leighton Denny is “for the woman who likes to feel powerful yet sophisticated”!

We have one sample to give away – all you have to do is answer the simple question at the end of this article to win!

It’s a lovely oriental floral fragrance. And as Leighton points out to us at the launch he personally selected the unique combination of oils in the scent which include pepper, myrrh and incense.

Other notes are gardenia, jasmine, lilly and rose, along with top notes of mandarin, grapefruit, peach and white pepper.

Leighton says: “For those who want to seduce, this is the perfect weapon. It is wild, mysterious and intoxicating – a scent that women love to wear and that men adore on them.”

Light & Dark eau de parfum does smell wonderful and its a great price too at just £43.50 for 70ml and can be purchased online at www.LD-Scent.com


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Christmas comes early – Up to 80% off designer perfume clearance

Great perfumes and associated products to be had at up to 80% of the recommended retail prices – including Calvin Klein.


Katy Perry Meow

Katy Perry Eau de Parfum Natural Spray 100ml. Only £19.99 Buy at Half Price Perfumes


Calvin Klein Eternity

Calvin Klein Eternity Moment eau de parfum 30ml £15.99. Buy at Half Price Perfumes


Calvin Klein Encounter

Calvin Klein Encounter £14.99 at Half Price Perfumes


New – win Gwyneth Paltrow’s Boss Jour pour femme eau de parfum worth ¬£50 – now closed!

BOSS JOUR POUR FEMME is a sleek luxurious fragrance with a beautiful blend of white flowers chilled with sparkling citrus 


Boss Jour

Top notes: Agathosma, Grapefruit Flower, Lime Accord
Heart notes: Honeysuckle, Lilly of the Valley, Freesia
Base notes: Creamy Amber, White Birch, Orris


Normally costs £50 for 50ml Рnatural spray.


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GET £300+ of Estée Lauder beauty goodies for just £49

Estée Lauder has an offer of a beauty collection containing key products worth more than £300 for only £49.00 if your purchase one of their perfumes. This is a really great offer because you can either use it for a complete makeover and bin all your old and tired makeup or give to someone as a special Xmas gift. Blockbuster JPEG [320x200].jpg View image View image View image

Spray away the years – ELIXIR trys the latest new age perfumes

If perception is indeed the only reality, then you can literally spray away the years.

According to Dr Lan Hirsch, Director of the Smell & Taste Tretment and Research Foundation in Chicago, it only takes a few sprays of a certain perfume to change someone’s perception of your age.

Dr Hirsch has spent more than 25 years researching the human sense of smell and creating blends of scents. His own invention Timeless View contains the anti-ageing smell of pink grapefruit, which he says particularly affects men’s perception of a woman’s age.

He advises misting yourself with a few sprays of the pleasant perfume to reduce anxiety and elevate a sense of well-being among men who smell it. “They will think you are more than six years younger than you are!” he says.

“The aroma appears to convince the male brain to take a more optimistic view of the physical attributes of women wearing it. Interestingly, it doesn’t work on women viewing men or on women with other women.

“The rejuvenation effect of the pink grapefuit aroma can be explained by considering the impact of odours on men’s visual perceptions and sexual arousal.”

The notion that perfumes can be anti-ageing, not just in terms of how they smell but also in the way they affect your skin, is a new trend being taken up by the big perfume companies.

An unusual product to hit the market, is Smiley by Arthes of France, which claims to be an anti-depressant perfume. The ingredients: phenylethylamine and theobromine work together to set off feelings of joy and excitment, while blocking the chemicals that trigger stress.

Shelagh Foyle, Perfumier at ‘young’ and ‘old’ is influenced by the decade in which you were born.

“I grew up in the era of youth products such as Brut and Charlie. I suspect neither of these would be seen as young fragrances if launched today. At the other end of the spectrum, lavender used to be for grandma, but today it is a keynote in baby care. The fruit and musk notes that are increasingly popular in modern perfumery tend to be associated with ‘inexpensive’ for those who remember Dewberry or White Musk from The Body Shop. This is not the case for today’s younger generation where the link is with celebrity fragrances.”

However some fragrances have an enduring quality, like Chanel No5 or Special No27 by Floris, and are used by every generation. Classic fragrances are ones that people ‘grow’ into. There is an analogy with wine where you start out with the lighter, fruitier varieties and, as your palate develops, you discover the joys of heavier, spicier, more intense vintages.

The most important factor with fragrance is that it is your choice and your taste that counts. Everyone is an individual – everyone has their own set of fragrance memoris that will invoke positive or negative emotions.

Daisy Silver Eau de Toilette by Marc Jacobs

A fresh fragrance with top notes of wild strawberry, violet leaves and ruby red grapefruit, modern vintage heart notes of violet, jasmine and gardenia with a smooth and sensual base of vanilla, musk and white woods.

Marc Jacobs¬ís new Daisy fragrance is meant to be ¬ďhappy and youthful¬Ē, and ¬ďmore accessible than the signature range¬Ē and ¬ďsophisticated but not too serious¬Ē. In other words, it¬ís meant to bring younger consumers into the Marc Jacobs fold. Although the target age is said to be 18-24 it does work well for most ages.

We loved the bottle too. Our verdict 7/10. Costs around £58 for 100ml.

White Tea Eau de Toilette by Berkeley Square Cosmetics

White Tea has top notes of fresh tea, lemon zest and gardenia add zest with base notes of Musk and Tonka Beans add pure indulgence. Although it harks back to a bygone age it is meant to eptimise the gay young things of the 1920s who danced the night away flapper style.

It was a time of dazzling high society; country house retreats all set to the swing of the Charleston and the dulcet tones of Gershwin and Cole Porter and for true lovers a nightingale singing in Berkeley Square. It’s often hailed as the most extravagant decade of the 20th century – so it¬ís no wonder Berkeley Square Cosmetics have dedicated a whole range of luxurious fragrance and bathing products in its honour.

New Tea Рour verdict 7/10. Costs £12 for 50ml. Buy online at www.bsquare.co.uk. Also on sale at Fenwicks and Fortnum & Mason London.

Eau de Parfum No 2 “Vivacit√©(s) de Bach”

From the makers of the famous Bach herbal remedies, this is a perfume that lifts your spirits with positive energy

This invigorating fragrance will fill you with positive energy. Made with certified organic flower essences this perfume will bring joy, clarity and vitality. Featuring Top notes of Gorse and Gentian, Heart notes of White Chestnut, Olive and Hornbeam together with Base notes of Larch and Mustard.
The cheerful and spicy bouquet of Vivacité (s) promotes clarity and vitality by stimulating confidence, inner strength and a sense of purpose.

Our verdict 6/10. 100ml and 50ml natural sprays, RRP: £59.50 and £44.50 www.LesFleursDeBach.co.uk

Juliette has a Gun by Romano Ricci

Juliette has a Gun – is chic range of fragrances from Romano Ricci, of the French perfume dynasty Nina Ricci. Inspired by the Shakespearean heroine, ¬Ď¬íJuliette has a Gun¬í¬í is a series of romantic fragrances, with the essence of oils from the Bulgarian rose at its heart.

Lady Vengence is my personal favourite – it has a lovely but not overpowering fragrance made from the rose, with patchouli and vanilla which together become a feminine, sensual and sophisticated scent.

Miss Charming is a provocative femme-fatale with Moroccan Rose, musk and wild fruits. The packaging is also very special – black mock suede.

The creator of this new range Romano Ricci is only 29years old and learned perfumery secrets from his grandfather Robert Ricci. Young, fresh and sassy.

Our verdict on Lady Vengeance 9/10
Prices Lady Vengeance/Miss Charming: Available in 100ml ¬£60.00 and 50ml ¬£40.00. Available in exclusive stores – in the UK Selfridge’s London