October 2nd, 2013 § § permalink
Here at The Amazing Blog, we have been on a quest for a perfume collection that suits our different tastes, and we have finally found one. L’Artisan Parfumeur, a luxury perfume company from France, has recently unveiled their newest trophy of creations: the Explosions d’Emotions fragrance trio that we were have been trying out.
Explosions d’Emotions is a fragrance collection whose scents will bring about your most instinctual senses and desires. Amour Nocturne is the first scent in the collection, which represents an ‘explosion of love beyond time and place’. It is very sensual, with notes of cedar, caramel, and gunpowder. Spicy, and yet feminine, I think this is a perfect scent for autumn nights. Deliria is the scent that will ‘shake your senses into a delicious blur’. It is sweet, with hints of toffee, apple, and candyfloss broken with the smell of rum. I absolutely adore this scent, it is truly wonderful; you won’t want to stop smelling it. Skin on Skin is the last in the collection, and it is a ‘carnal creation to be used without moderation’. It has a mix of notes including: iris, saffron, suede, whiskey and lavender. It is quite a musky scent, only for the daring and confident, but lovely nonetheless. Beyond the fragrances themselves is the exquisite packaging, which L’Artisan Parfumeur is unveiling specifically for this collection including embossed boxes and faceted glass flacons. They have collaborated with the famous perfume crafter Bertrand Duchafour in the making of this collection.
It is very true that sex sells, and L’Artisan Parfumeur have not ignored this fact with the Explosions d’Emotions collection. You will be very enticed by each of these scents, and they make a wonderful trio. The collection is available for £135 each from the L’Artisan Parfumeur website and any of their boutiques.
September 24th, 2013 § § permalink
Here at The Amazing Blog we are all big perfume lovers and we are always adding new fragrances to our wish lists. All of us had tried out the typical sprays and roller ball applicators, but when we heard about Le Soft Perfume and their solid perfume stick collection, Le Petit Fou, we simply had to give one a go.
Le Soft Perfume is designed to be the perfect on-the-go perfume. It is a roll-up stick, which consists of a balm formula infused with fragrance. We chose to try out ‘Nemamiah’, which has a soft, citrus and bergamot scent. First of all, the packaging is lovely, it features a little cherub on the container. Each fragrance has a different patterned packaging so we think these would look great on display.
I found applying the perfume wonderful because it is soft and the formula really moisturises the skin. Le soft Perfume suggests that you can put the fragrance anywhere on your body that you like, from your neck to the back of your knees. ‘Nemamiah’ is a very feminine perfume, the scent is citrus based and very sophisticated and womanly. I really love it, and think it would work well for both the warmer and cooler months; day and evening wear. The packaging and formula of the product makes it the perfect travel companion, as you can even take it on a plane and it is not a fragile glass bottle!
Le Soft Perfume,‘Le Petit Fou’, is available in a huge variety of scents, from sweet and light to spicy and dark. If you want to get your hands on one (or a few) of these great solid perfumes, visit the Cult Beauty website, where you can purchase them for £19 each.
September 18th, 2013 § § permalink
While we love young and innovative new brands here at The Amazing Blog, we know that sometimes heritage means a lot more. We are firm fans of Penhaligon’s, a London perfume house that has been around since 1870, creating beautiful fragrances. Their scents are timeless and very unique. Recently, their new fragrance, Vaara, was launched to the public, and we just had to try it out here at The Amazing Blog.
Vaara is a fragrance designed for and inspired by royalty. His Highness Gaj Singh II of the Royal House of Marwar-Jodhpur had a passion to create something that showed his love for Jodhpur in Rajasthan, and commemorate the birth of his granddaughter Vaara. Bertand Duchaufour, of Penhaligon’s, took a trip to Jodhpur to experience the place for himself, and capture the spirit of India so he could transform it into a fragrance. It is a very captivating scent consisting of a blend of Rosewater, Freesia and Peony. Overall, it is very floral, with hints of coriander seeds and sandalwood. It is a complicated scent, very sweet, but with a hint of spice. I found it quite sultry, and thought it would be the perfect fragrance for an evening out.
Penhaligon’s has some of the most iconic perfumes available in London, if not the world. Vaara is a classic scent inspired by royalty that is sure to delight the noses of many. This will make a perfect addition to any collection of perfumes, and if you are looking for an exotic new scent, this will take you on an Indian getaway. To learn more about Vaara, visit the Penhaligon’s website, where you can purchase it at £120 for 100ml.
September 12th, 2013 § § permalink
Many of us dream of travelling to exotic places but unfortunately a lot of us can find it hard to get away from our busy schedules and take time out to travel. But while we may be in the office, we can indulge in a beautiful fragrance to remind us of tropical shores. A fragrance can whisk you off into the wilderness of the woods or bring you into a serene rose garden. Wherever you’d like to go, there is a scent that can help take you there. When we heard about Bohemian Naturals here at The Amazing Blog, we were so pleased that their fragrances are as equally inspired by travel as our daydreams are.
Bohemian Naturals perfumes are inspired by ‘the evocative relationship between world travel, global culture, and universal romance’. They have crafted three different fragrances that have essences of the flora that is present in exotic locations, so that your mind and heart can wander while your feet stay planted on the ground.
Indian Davana was the first fragrance that we tried, and I absolutely loved it. It begins a bit spicy, but transforms into a lovely and sultry floral scent. There is a presence of Patchouli as well as Amber and Grapefruit. It is tranquil and yet mesmerising, and it would be the perfect scent for spring and summer days.
Thai Sunshine was the next scent that we tested, and it is just as sunny and warm as you might imagine. Lemongrass and Lime are present, as well as Cedar and Ginger. It is a very herbal scent, and you will just want to bathe in this fragrance it is that lovely! Last, but not least is Amber Rose, which was the majority favourite here at The Amazing Blog. It is warm and inviting, as well as being incredibly sensual. Amber is obviously the top note, followed by Rose and Bergamot. This scent will suit many people, and it is perfect for the chilly months.
One more wonderful thing about the Bohemian Naturals fragrances is that they are all natural. No synthetic ingredients are in their products, and they are produced in small batches, so each one is made with care. If you are interested in getting your hands on these great fragrances, visit the Bohemian Naturals website. If you purchase a fragrance now, you can enter the code “AMAZ” at the checkout to receive 10% off and a free sample.
September 9th, 2013 § § permalink
For us men, shaving is possibly one of our least favourite tasks, so we are always on the lookout for new male grooming products to spice up this dull ritual. When we heard about The Bluebeard’s Revenge Aftershave Cologne here at The Amazing Blog, needless to say we jumped at the chance to try it. The Bluebeard’s Revenge is a gentleman’s grooming company inspired by the manliest of all men: pirates! Their slogan boldly declares that their products are for ‘Real Men Only’, and they take great care in making sure that their products have the best ingredients for your skin.
The aftershave cologne has really cool packaging that definitely bought out the inner child in us. It is a glass bottle emblazoned with The Bluebeard’s Revenge logo which is of course, a skull and crossbones, so you really are applying a special pirate formula, OOOH ARRGHH!
The cologne itself is a brilliant blue, which reminds us of refreshing Caribbean waters. The scent starts off very crisp, which is perfect for post shaving. Bergamot and Basil are the highlights, then it moves into a very classic fragrance; Black Tea and Watermint. Last, but not least, you get a hint of Vanilla and Sandalwood, perfect for keeping things spicy throughout the day. All in all, it is a very classic and masculine scent, perfect for the modern man. It feels wonderful as an aftershave as well, and is very soothing, which is a plus since you will be splashing it on those tender areas. We loved that the bottle has an authentic splash on applicator because it is very different from the sprays you see nowadays.
Beyond the aftershave, The Bluebeard’s Revenge has created a wonderful range of shaving and grooming products perfect for any modern man. Some of their products are paraben free as well, which is something we lookout for.
If you are interested in purchasing The Bluebeard’s Revenge Aftershave Cologne, it retails for £19.99 on their website. What’s more, The Bluebeard’s Revenge are offering you our readers a very special 20% exclusive discount until 31st October 2013 please quote AMAZING20 at the check out on The Bluebeard’s Revenge Online Store.