Marks and Spencer have really pulled it out of the bag as far as fragrance goes. Not only is their own-brand fragrance good quality, nicely packaged and affordable, but they are stocking some truly fantastic stuff that you won’t get from the likes of The Perfume Shop.
It is a Monotheme scent that I will be reviewing today and I would like to thank, once again, friend of the blog and friend of little old me, Lisa Wordbird for the loan of the bottle.
I shall be returning the bottle with just a few squirts missing, but in fact this is so good I wanted to drench myself in it. Yes, it’s November, and this is perfect for summer, but sometimes you want to keep a bit of summer back for nostalgia.
Monotheme Boccioli di Limone comes in a gorgeous and generous 100ml bottle and smells very sharply of lemons. I could end it there, but there are lots of nuances between lemon scents that set the good apart from the bad, or the sheep from the goats as it were.
There is a knack to citrus scents and many fade once the drydown has kicked in and become vaguely fruity and sour, but this one hangs in there, being astringent and zingy. However, what I noticed a couple of hours later is that the scent trail it leaves becomes a sort of light lemony floral that smells impossibly feminine and addictive. Even though this is an eau de toilette, it is done in the cologne style, but the scent doesn’t burn off quickly and longevity is around five hours.
This is an all round, hard working, great quality lemon scent and at a mere 22.50 for a big 100ml bottle, it looks far more expensive than it is. Thanks Lisa! The Marks and Spencer Fragrance department has just become my favourite perfume pitstop.
Dear Father Christmas…brace yourself, it’s a loooong list.