Sunday, 1 June 2014

Luxe | Diptyque Tam Dao Perfume Review

I love the Diptyque range, partly because of the super stylish packaging, but mainly because the scents are so different. Tam Dao is really up there in my view of different scents, and it is the perfect layering scent to add extra oomph to a scent to change it, but I could see how this perfume wouldn't be to everyones taste.

So what does it smell like? When you first spray it, the first scent to hit you is the woody scents of cedar and sandalwood, which are very strong and masculine. The fragrance soon settles to a pleasing musky scent which makes it perfect for both men and women.

This is a gorgeously, sexy scent which really can be perfect to turn sweet scents into more grown up night time fragrances. I use Tam Dao with sweet and floral scents I have worn during the day to give them more of an evening twist, I find it goes particularly well with vanilla scents.

Luxe | Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb Perfume Review

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb has gained almost a cult status over the years since its launch and it is easy to see why. This fragrance is so feminine, it is floral without being overpoweringly so, it is subtle and light but has distinguished scent that people will comment on and remember. It is very versatile in that you could wear it Summer, Winter, Day or Night and it would still be appropriate. Personally, I don't like many floral scents and tend to edge more towards masculine, musky fragrances with hints of tobacco and sandalwood rather than orchid, jasmine and Bergamot. Sometimes though, a super feminine floral frangrance catches me off off guard and I can't help but love it, this is one of them.
I have this scent in a rollerball, which is not a format I usually go for but this was part of a gift set I bought from Sephora last year. That being said, I have found having a rollerball scent really useful for being able to chuck in my bag to use whenever I want a refresh and it doesn't take up much room in your makeup bag when travelling.

I like to layer this with Diptyque Tam Dao (Review here) for more of an evening scent.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Life | Topshop Tartan

It feels like the whole world is wrapped up in the Kate Moss for Topshop mania, so I thought I would put forward some other Topshop buys that I have picked up recently. I love the tartan trend and these leggings are perfect to bring your look up to date without breaking the bank or putting yourself too out there. The green is really dark so they are very versatile as to what you pair them with too. I love that these leggings are a good length too as I often find trousers and leggings come up short on me but these sit well on the ankle and work great with a pair of brogues. 

The pumps I just couldn't resist! I like to wear shoes that are comfortable and won't prevent me from doing things so these fit the bill perfectly. I love the nod to the Celine slip ons seen on the catwalk for SS14, without the price tag but still just as gorgeous. I like to pair these up with black skinnies or plain leggings.

I would really like to add a skirt to my tartan collection...just haven't found the right one yet!