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Stella McCartney POP: Review

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Stella McCartney does it again. She’s gone and made a perfume to fall in love with. Many a time have I had readers mourning how Stella In Two Peony and Stella L.I.L.Y are hard to get and I predict that the same will happen again should the delightful POP ever be discontinued. However, with its success already snowballing, I don’t see this being a problem.

You may be aware of the achingly cool TV ad that stars none other than Lola Leon doing achingly cool stuff with other cool 2016 IT Girls. Yes, it made me want to frolic in a pink Cadillac with a swimming pool in the back seat, but I can’t. But what I can do is smell like one of the gang. I’m a sucker for a good ad campaign and dreamy music.

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So what’s in the playful pink-topped bottle? There is a green earthiness in the opening of POP which I put down to the tomato leaf and the citrus. This tempting overture blooms briefly and brightly. Once this happens, tuberose and sandalwood tell the other notes “we’ll take it from here, thanks, you can go home now.”

Frankly, the tuberose and woods were so sniff-tacular that I didn’t notice anything else after the drydown. The tuberose gets to stretch its muscles until it’s practically doing handstands just to show off.

It blasts you with its full force, like a superheroine. Sometimes when white flowers reach the xenon of their powers, they turn a bit celery, but this goes beyond celery into earthy herbal with a white musk flourish to round things off.  Line up some quieter sandalwood alongside and you have a terrific accord that makes tuberose smell richer than Lola’s Mum.  If tuberose has previously put you off, this could be the one that tempts you through the portal.

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This fragrance is aimed at the millennial generation on the cusp of life’s adventure. I applaud the fact that tuberose has been used, rather than the generic fruity floral vanilla monster that won’t go away lately. Then again, this is Stella McCartney we’re talking about. Generic was never on the menu.

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You can buy full bottles of POP from The Fragrance Shop. (That sounds very 70s to my ear. Us kids used to love a bottle of pop on a hot day!)

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You can also get a sample by signing up to the Fragrance Shop Discovery Club scheme.  Boxes are £5 inc P&P and include discount vouchers for full bottles of the samples within.

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The Winner of the Fragrance Shop Discovery Club Box is…

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Congratulations to Vicky ( via Twitter) who will shortly be receiving a Fragrance Shop Discovery Club Box with seven fabulous samples, including Stella McCartney POP, Narciso Rodriguez EDP Poudree and Jimmy Choo Illicit to name but three.

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If you didn’t win, remember that you can get your first box free when you sign up to the Fragrance Shop Discovery Club. Boxes cost £5 each, inc P&P and come out quarterly. Each box also contains vouchers for money off full sized bottles of each sample. You can cancel at any time, or even buy a subscription for your friends. Use code SCENTDAY when you check out. Offer expires 31st August 2016.

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The Fragrance Shop Discovery Club Box Giveaway and More!

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I have exciting news about this quarter’s Fragrance Shop Discovery Club Box. Not only is it a great selection of samples, but I have one to give away AND my very own discount code so that you can get one free when you subscribe. I feel properly famous now. I’ll probably be in Celebrity Big Brother next. (Day One.  Samantha heads straight for the kettle.  The other housemates have labelled her “boring.”)jimmycvhoo2

You may have correctly surmised by now that I am a huge fan of discovery boxes. Many a time have I stumbled across a fragrance that wasn’t even on my radar or my “Must Try” list and many a time has that fragrance ended up being a favourite. Discovery Boxes turn your head and whisper “I know you don’t think you’ll like this one, but have you actually tried it?” It’s also a great way to try new releases and new flankers without traipsing round endless shops wondering what your coat sleeves smell of after trying ten scents in one morning. (Guilty).

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This month, the Fragrance Shop sent me a Discovery Club Box to see what I thought. I have been a proud subscriber since the scheme began, so now I have two.  As I often tell my sons “It’s not fair to have two when your brother’s got none.”  I am therefore giving one of them away. The contents are a mix of established classics and new launches. There’s three for him and four for her, but that’s just labels. In my opinion, anyone can wear anything.  There’s also a Fragrance Shop booklet containing discount vouchers on a full bottle of each scent sample in the box. Ill be reviewing some of them shortly so watch this space.

What’s in the Box?

Samples are between 1.5ml and 2ml. Here’s what’s in it:fragshopdiscbox16

1. Stella McCartney POP

2. Narciso Rodriguez Eau de Parfum Poudree

3. Jimmy Choo Illicit

4. Hollister California Wave For Her

5. Hollister California Wave For Him

6. Hugo Boss Boss Bottled Unlimited

7. L’EauD’Issey Pour Homme

Here’s How to WIN

Simply tell me which of the above scents you would most like to try, and you could win the whole Discovery Box. You can comment below on the blog, or on Twitter, or on Facebook. Entries are picked via Randompicker. org and entries closes on July 26th at midnight GMT. Please note that this is a UK only giveaway due to postage regulations.

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There’s MORE! Exclusive Discount Code to my readers

But that’s not all. The lovely team at The Fragrance Shop has very kindly issued me with my very own discount code. If you want to join the Discovery Club, simply sign up online and use discount code SCENTDAY to get your first one free! Boxes are sent quarterly and cost £5.00 including postage.  This offer is available until 31st August. The offer applies to UK residents only due to postal regulations.

All that’s left to be said is Happy Sniffing!