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Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Perfumes that pack a punch



Whilst I love buying perfumes (who can resist those Marc Jacobs adverts) it can still be disappointing when you get home and realise that the scent barely lingers longer than a few hours, or you have to spray half the bottle to smell anything. Therefore, I thought I would do a post on my favourite strong (but not overpowering) perfumes that pack a punch. Although this was originally going to be more of an evening fragrances post the Roberto Cavalli is actually a lovely daytime fragrance so that wouldn't have made any sense.

PS Say hello to Poppa the Penguin! My Sister insisted on buying him from the new John Lewis Christmas decorations range (he's much cuter in reality).


The Armani Diamonds is my choice of perfume when I'm going out for the evening or on those days when I want to feel my best. The main notes are lychee and raspberry, with base notes of vanilla, cedar wood and patchouli. When I first apply this I get a sweet musky smell which dies down to a more floral musky fragrance. You would never know from looking at the bottle that I've had it for ages, ever since they were first released infact. The reason being is that you literally only need one spray for your wrists and neck, and it lasts all day (or night in this case)! The best thing about this is that it is now available from boots for only £29.99 for 50ml, and that's normally have much 30ml costs.

The Roberto Cavalli has one of the fanciest bottles I've seen, it's made out of a thick glass that gives off a lovely golden reflective glow. The main notes are orange blossom with a base of vanilla, the vanilla was more prevalent to me. It can start off a bit sweet but that quickly subdues down into a wearable sophisticated scent. I did manage to get the 30ml for around £20-£30 after Christmas last year, however the 50ml is currently for £48, and the 30ml for £35. I like to wear this as a daytime fragrance as it lasts the whole day, it's like when someone walks past you and you get a subtle waft of their perfume and it leaves you wondering for the rest of the day what perfume it was.


Lastly, I had to make a quick mention to the Body Shop Vanilla Body Mist. I love using this as a base to other perfumes as the vanilla seems to compliment everything so well. It's also lovely on it's own, I could literally apply it everywhere, on my clothes, bedding, the list goes on! I also brought a roll on from the Body Shop which was similar to this, and that's just as good for on the go.

I hope you enjoyed this post!
What perfumes would you recommend?
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65 comments:

  1. First of all... That penguin is so cute! <3 Secondly, I loooooveee perfume posts! I have and absolutely adore that Roberto Cavalli - it'a so bold, sexy and powerful! Never tried the Vanilla mist but it sounds absolutely delicious. :) Thank you for sharing! <3

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Aww thank you, he's growing on me too ;) Totally agree, it's definitely one of those unique perfumes that leaves a statement :)

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  2. Ooh, liking both the sound and the price of the Armani Diamonds. Shall have to give that a sniff next time I'm in Boots!

    Misia xx | gowashyourface.com

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    1. I think they have more in the Armani range too, like a rose version which sounds lovely too :)

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  3. I have the vanilla mist from Body Shop and I love it! It is so cheap compared to the rest perfumes but so good!
    Hugs,
    Anastasia from
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    1. Completely agree, especially when they have their 40% off :)

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  4. Armani Diamonds was one of my first expensive perfumes I guess you could say, such a lovely scent & I have a feeling I have the pink version somehwere in my room. Need to hunt it down x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. Snap! I got it as my first 'proper' perfume as a Christmas present. I really want to try the pink version next :)

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  5. Thanks for sharing - I love powerful perfumes

    sarahrizaga.blogspot.com

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  6. I love perfumes that lingers for long and that are quite intense. My favourite of them all for a night out is Dior Addict intense and lately I discovered Vanilla & Cedarwood from Khiel's which has become my absolute Go-to fragrance. xx

    Ally | www.glamoclock.com

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    1. I wouldn't have though of checking out Khiels for fragrances, will have to check it out next time I visit :)

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  7. I like collecting perfumes , and it's really annoying when you find out that the one you have doesn't linger on , you're right ,no one wants to empty their bottle in one day just to get a long lasting saint. I love the Roberto Cavalli one , so i'll check it out when i can, great review.


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    1. Perfume is such a pricey purchase that you really want to feel like you're getting your money's worth. I'm sure you'll love it as much as I do too, it's one of the most intense I've come across :)

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  8. Love Armani Diamonds! Nice picks x
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

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  9. Hello to Poppa the Penguin :) I should really check out Armani diamonds (bottle is so beautiful), it is good to know that one spray would last a whole day :) x

    www.elabellaworld.com

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    1. Poppa says hello back! I completely forget to mention that it's shaped like a diamond too, so I guess that's half of the attraction :)

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  10. Hola Poppa the Penguin, too cute! LOL! I never tried any of these, my pack a strong punch poison is Angel by Theirry Mugler, it's my all time favourite!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Haha Poppa says Hola too, he's learned a new word ;) I've tried that from those magazine samples and I really liked it too :)

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  11. great post dear! Have a nice day:)

    irenethayer.com

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  12. Lovely perfume review, doll.
    Roberto Cavalli sounds divine!
    My fave is Miss Dior, purchasing it every time I need perfume :)
    xox Nadia
    http://mielandmint.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you! I tried the pink version of Miss Dior and it was so nice!

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  13. I agree that it's so annoying when a perfume doesn't last! I adore that Armani diamonds scent- it used to be my go-to scent for Winter :)

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

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  14. I love the Body Shop's Body Mists - they're so affordable, but they all smell incredible xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. I love the different flavours they have, maybe this Christmas I'll treat myself to a few more :)

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  15. This is such a useful post - I'm forever trying out new perfumes to find that they don't last long, and it's so impossible to tell in the shops! I totally adore the body shop mist collections - I still have my vanilla one from last year which is perfect for this season - thank you for reminding me about it!

    Ps- beautiful blog, you have a new follower! :) x

    Lucy Amelia | flawedfairytale

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    1. Thank you! Exactly, often you can't even tell properly with those little pieces of card they give you. I wear mine all year round :)

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  16. I love vanilla scents so MUCH and the armani perfume is one if my absolute favourites it's gorgeous xxx

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    1. There's just something about smelling like food ;)

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  17. I've been looking for a nice perfume for a while, and I really like the Roberto Cavalli one based on what you wrote. I put it on my Christmas wishlist! Thank you for sharing!

    xo, Esther

    http://bubblesther.com

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    1. It will definitely last you a long time and I think it's one most people will like :)

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  18. Such a good point about many scents not lasting. Good post!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  19. I only wear these headier fragrances in fall and winter, so I might go out and sniff them now. My favorite is Givenchy Angue ou Demon, I wear it every winter.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation, I've only tried the more summery Givenchy perfumes so far :)

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  20. These sound lovely! I like spraying my perfume straight out of the shower as I find that makes it last longer on me!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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  21. Unfortunately I'm allergic to perfume but I always love how pretty the bottles look!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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    1. Oh no it must be horrible not being able to try them out xx

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  22. Love the sound of the Roberto Cavalli one, I love a perfume that has a lasting scent! I am in love with Paco Rabanne Olympea at the mo, the smell stays on for HOURS <3

    Serene | I Am Serene L

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    1. HOURS, wow I'll give that one a try, thanks :)

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  23. i used to wear a lot of parfume. but lately something happen to me... hhhmmm... you inspired me to get new one

    http://www.queenhorsfall.com/

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    1. I know what you mean, you can just lose interest sometimes. Aww thank you :)

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  24. Perfume bottles are so nice and pretty! the body shop has some really nice scent :)

    xoxo Emily
    http://www.ditchtheheels.com

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    1. Haha that's what attracted me to them :)

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  26. Such a nice perfumes! Would love to try Roberto Cavalli :)

    I'm following you on GFC :)

    mystylishcorner.blogspot.ba

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  27. I love perfumes! Especially long-wearing ones. My fave is Coco Madmoiselle by Chanel. So good x

    lina-khalifa.blogspot.com

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    1. I think I've tried no5 but still haven't given that one a go, thanks for the recommendation :)

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  28. I looooooooooooooooooooooooove Vanilla perfumes >.<
    xoxo
    K.

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  29. I love The Body Shop scents.
    Alicia x
    http://bambidreaming.blogspot.co.uk

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