Enormous excitement here at IScent HQ as The Perfume Society has made me their blogger of the month. I knew I was a fan of theirs, and I am delighted to know that they are a fan of mine too. You can find their article about IScentYouADay right here.
Truly, I’m blushing all over the shop today.
It seems fitting then to review the latest Discovery Box I ordered last month. (There’s another coming soon- more of which anon.)
I don’t know if you’ve noticed but I’m a huge fan of The Perfume Society Discovery Boxes. Each box offers a carefully curated selection of perfume samples that would take even a sample hustler like me a good year and several cities to get under my own steam. Each box has a handy postcard with history, notes and discussion prompts. There’s usually a couple of beauty treats such as hand cream or nail polish too. It’s like getting a birthday present. So today I am reviewing the Perfume Society Scent With Love Discovery Box and here’s what’s in it:
1. Agonist Vanilla Marble EDP
I recently reviewed this beauty (see link here) and would heartily recommend it to lovers of vanilla, and more importantly, those who are not, because Vanilla Marble gives you the rich black vanilla pod without the sugar. I thought I had seen enough Vanilla but this comes at it from a different angle and it’s very addictive.
2. Taylor Swift Incredible Things
With so many Grammys to arrange on her mantelpiece, I don’t know how Taylor Swift found the time to collaborate on Incredible Things. The nice thing about this latest fragrance from her is that it didn’t take the most obvious route down fragrant Celebrity Street. There’s suede and vetiver that lifts this above the competition, and at a great price too. See my earlier review here.
3. Elie Saab Rose Couture
I’ve yet to smell anything by Elie Saab that I didn’t like. Rose Couture is no exception. The orange blossom that is used so seamlessly in the original, is coupled with roses upon roses and rounded off with sandalwood and patchouli. This is a terrific scent for anytime of day. It manages to be both sophisticated and accessible. If you’re a sucker for a good rose, you can’t go wrong.
4. Shay and Blue London English Cherry Blossom
I fell hard for this, which surprised me as I can usually take or leave cherry blossom. My glowing review is here so you can see for yourself how much I liked it. Perfect for Spring.
5. Moschino Fresh Couture
I loved this one too: a post ironic take on the laundry fresh accord, but made invigorating with citrus and pretty flowers, and with a flourish of white patchouli. You can read my review here.
6. Narciso Rodriguez For Her EDP
I have long been a lover of this one. See my review of the EDT here. It comes as no surprise to find that the two legendary noses behind it were none other than Christine Nagel and His Majesty Francis Kurkdjian. If you haven’t yet tried it, this sample will be a portal.
7. 4160 Tuesdays Sex Goddess
I reviewed this one recently. You can find my review here. Sex Goddess comes from Sarah McCartney’s Crimes of Passion series and like the rest of the scents in the capsule collection, the ingredients and blending are, I believe, her best yet.
8. L’Artisan Parfumeur Mure et Musc
I was new to his classic but loved its combination of dark fruit- both sweet and bitter, combined with soft musk. Such a killer combination and yet so simple. You can read my review here.
9. Juicy Couture I Am Juicy
I Am Juicy is everything you want from the fruity floral genre. Raspberry and passion fruit segue into pretty sweet pea and roses, and its all rounded off with an amber-y musky finish. I even got a hint of rhubarb from it, which was very welcome.
10. Beauty Treat One: Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Firm and Revitalise Dry Body Oil
I recently had an allergic reaction which left my hands dry like cracked desert earth. Soothing this on them was like finding an oasis. Scented with neroli and lavender and containing a shot of Vitamin E, my hands are starting to look normal again. It’s all organic too.
11. Beauty Treat Two: Time Bomb Hand to Hand Combat Hand Cream.
This beautifully scented hand cream, has been just what I needed lately. Evidence? It’s now empty and I miss it. However, in the Discovery Box, on the Time Bomb postcard is a discount code for 30% off a full tube.
So there you have it. By turns playful, feminine and innovative, the Scent With Love Discovery Box gets full marks from this blogger.
I have FIVE one year VIP subscription to the Perfume Society to give away. What does this mean? Well you can:
- Attend very special one off Perfume Society workshops, launches and talks around the country (and one was even in Paris. Guerlain no less!).
- Get big discounts on Discovery Boxes e.g only pay £10 for a £15 box and £12.50 for a £17.50 box. You also get first dibs on new Boxes that come out, before anyone else.
- Get free access to the Perfume Society online magazine The Scented Letter (and discounts on glossy hard copies).
- Oh and did I mention? When you get a VIP Subscription, you also get a free Discovery Box.
VIP subscriptions cost just £25, so if you don’t win, you can still buy one from the Perfume Society website.
What You Have To Do
Just name which one of the above items from the Scent With Love Discovery Box appeals to you most. You can comment on Twitter @iscentyouaday, my Facebook page, or here on the blog. The giveaway closes at midnight on Thursday 25th February. Sadly, it can only be sent within the UK because of postal regulations.