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    The best summer fragrances for men

    Men love a fragrance just as much as the women, so what are the best summer fragrances for men?

    It’s not surprising why many women prefer to wear a male fragrance.

    There is such a great range in gorgeous male scents available and popular summer scents are full of fresh, aquatic and citrus vibes.

    The males take just as much care in their appearance as women and some of the fragrance notes in male products are real head turners.

     

    The best summer fragrances for men

    Travelling light

    Men prefer to travel light when going on their holidays. Much more than the women. We feel the need to take most of the wardrobe and every pair of shoes we own, to match our evening outfits.

    A couple of pairs of shorts, a few tops and one pair of shoes seems to suit the men perfectly. Having a partner who travels light certainly has it’s advantages. More space in the suitcase for us ladies to fill those gaps with even more outfits and shoes!

    We do leave a small space for their favourite fragrance though and it’s usually one that the woman has chosen!

    Well, if we are spending a 2-week holiday together it’s important to make sure that our fellas have the best smelling fragrance to wear.

    Men are more likely to buy a fragrance last minute at the Duty Free. This inevitably leads to them purchasing a female one for their partner too. There’s no escape lads!

    The best summer fragrances for men

    When we think of fragrance notes for men for summer wear, similar to females scents, we think of delicate aquatic notes.

    A touch of citrus such as oranges, lemons or lime.

    The same rule applies so nothing too heavy for the hot weather. Anything that reminds us of sandy beaches, cocktails and crashing waves are perfect.

    Let’s take a look at some of the best summer fragrances for men.

     

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    1. Giorgio Armani- Aqua Di Gio

    This gorgeous fragrance sits in the citrus family. With a wonderful combination of pineapple, lemon, peach, musk, sandalwood, cedar and ylang ylang, it’s easy to see why this fragrance is hugely popular for men.

     

     

     

     

     

    The best summer fragrances for men
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    2. Creed-Aventus

    This male scent is perfect for all year round with pineapple, blackcurrant, bergamot and apple as it’s top notes, it’s easy to see why it’s ideal for summer. A wonderful bottle of freshness to try.

    Having base notes of vanilla, ambergris and oak moss makes it a suitable scent that can we worn for any occasion and season. It’s a very masculine scent and a popular choice for many males.

     

     

     

    The best summer fragrances for men
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    3. Dior- Savage

    Dior Savage has become very popular over the last few years and is another fragrance that suits most seasons.

    With notes of pepper, lavender, patchouli and bergamot, Savage is ideal for the evening meal whilst away. It’s also a good scent to wear whilst chilling on the beach or sitting at a taverna drinking cocktails.

    It carries its freshness well and is often worn as a signature fragrance because it is suitable for all year round.

     

    The best summer fragrances for men
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    4. Kenzo- Pour Homme

    Kenzo Pour Homme works well as a summer fragrance with top notes of seaweed, mahogany and bergamot.

    There’s a real feel of freshness and the seaweed gives it that edge of saltiness.

    Once the top notes have worn off and you are left with the middle and base notes of sage, Jasmine, patchouli, ambergris, cedar and oak moss, this fragrance pops a floral scent.

    One of the very versatile fragrances that would suit perfectly for daytime wear whilst you are enjoying your holiday.

     

     

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    The best summer fragrances for men
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    5. Dolce & Gabbana- Light Blue

    If you love strong fruit flavours then D&C Light Blue is a great choice this summer. There’s a wonderful scent on holidays with the fragrance notes as we smell grapefruit, Sicilian mandarin, rosemary, rosewood and musk.

    Any fragrance that contains musk has my vote. It’s such a light and delicate scent that really works well for summer as it’s not too powerful or heavy.

     

    It has a sharpness to it that works so well during the hot months. If you’re buying this fragrance for your holidays, it’s worth noting that it can wear off fairly quickly so may not be suitable for a lasting scent during the evening.

    Perfect for a spritz by the pool or dipping in and out of the sea.

     

     

    The best summer fragrances for men
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    6. Giorgio Armani-Aqua Di Gio

    The name alone screams out class and coolness.

    If you’re looking for a scent that has a bit more longevity, then Giorgio Armani-Aqua Di Gio is the perfect match.

    Full of summer notes such as lime, neroli, jasmine, peach and rose, this fragrance will certainty fit the bill. With base notes of ambergris, cedar and oak moss, this gives the scent a longer lasting aroma and both middle and base notes keep the scent long-lasting.

     

    The best summer fragrances for men
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    7. Davidoff-Cool Water

    The female version of this fragrance is refreshing and Davidoff’s Cool Water is no exception. Beautiful top notes of lavender, peppermint, rosemary and orange blossom make this scent one of the favourites for men.

    We do think of summer and holidays with the title alone and with a reasonable price, it’s a popular fragrance to wear all year round.

     

    The best summer fragrances for men
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    8. Ralph Lauren-Polo Blue

    Another fragrance that hits the favourite summer notes is Ralph Lauren-Polo Blue.

    Consisting of very delicate notes such as melon, cucumber and clementine, they’re the kind of notes you could pop into your drink and sit with your feet dipped into the pool.

    The base notes of patchouli, white amber and oak moss ensure this fragrance lasts long into the evening for a refreshing scent that lingers.

    The perfect blend of notes for the hot weather and an all round scent that’s perfect for the beach or a night out at a taverna.

     

     

    The best summer fragrances for men

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    9. Calvin Klein-CK One Summer

     

    This fragrance is unisex so it makes the perfect scent to take away for a holiday, when both you and your partner can use it.

    A refreshing and typical summer scent with its mixture of cedarwood, guava and mojito, ( a cocktail of flavours consisting of lime or lemon juice, mint and white rum).

    Calvin Klein’s CK One Summer is another scent, like Dolce & Gabanna-Light Blue, has a short longevity and works very well during hot days, by the beach or dipping in and out of the pool.

    The best summer fragrances for men
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    10. Jean Paul Gaultier-Le Beau

    This fragrance brings summer in a bottle with its combination of sweet notes such as bergamot, coconut and tonka bean.

    Added to the great style of such a bottle and we are truly ready for summer.

    Citrus scents are hugely popular during the summer and as soon as you open this fragrance, there is an instant whiff of citrus, followed by the coconut.

    Most of us recognize a coconut scent with sun lotion but this fragrance is more over- powered by the tonka bean.

    It’s a very versatile fragrance and definitely one to consider for your holiday.

     

    The best summer fragrances for men
    Jean Paul Gaultier- Le Beau on ebay 

     

    So there we have 10 suitable male fragrances that all work well during the summer months, whether you use them daily or keep them for when you travel abroad.

    If you like designer fragrances but the price is a little on the dear side, FM World have around 100 fragrances for men and you can try a sample before you purchase.

     

    Not sure which one to try and need advice?

    Get in touch. I’m happy to help.

  • Perfumes,  Shopping,  The cost of perfume

    Buying cheap perfume will cost more

    Buying cheap perfume will cost more in the long run so why do people opt for this as an alternative ?

    Whenever we hear the word designer, we instantly think of expensive brands, celebrities and quality products.

    Whether it’s a clothing range, cosmetics, shoes or perfume.

    We do get what we pay for although many would agree that some designer  brands are overpriced.

    Customers can be left feeling ripped off when they see a huge price tag that perhaps doesn’t justify the item being purchased.

    We’ve all been there. A spot of retail therapy works wonders to lift the mood but at what cost ?

    Men and women love to shop, especially if they know what they are intending to buy. Whilst women are more prone to window-shopping more than men, buying something new really can lift the mood.

    Some may say buying impulsively can have the opposite effect and leave you with the panic of overspending and falling into the dept hole. Especially if one’s purchase is on the more expensive side.

    Buying cheap perfume will cost more
    No one wants to see their money wasted

     

    It’s important to balance the two.

     

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    Personally, I’m not a big lover of shopping, aimlessly walking around the shops in the hope that something will catch my eye.

    I prefer a more purposeful visit, with the intention of knowing exactly what I am shopping for.

    My sister and late mother on the other hand would shop till they dropped!

    We all have the idea of shopping and saving at the same time, so it’s very much done with the intention of buying more for our money. That makes sense.

     

    Looking for cheaper options

    There will be certain products on the market that this will work in our favour.

    Clothes for instance, can be bought much cheaper and some will still last just as long and come out of the wash the same size as they went in!

    What about products such as cosmetics ?

    These too can be bought cheaper but if you are prone to sensitive skin, purchasing a more expensive brand will always be the better option to avoid skin allergies.

    When it comes to perfumes, we all know the price we pay to have a designer bottle of Chanel in our possession.

    An iconic perfume

     

    Chanel perfume was also the most popular and highest ranked brand for women in the UK in 2020, with an estimated 4.9million women enjoying its unique fragrance. That’s a huge amount of sales for just one designer bottle.

     

    Buying cheap perfume will cost more
    The iconic bottle and fragrance of Chanel. A fragrance owned by many women around the world

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    So what about when shops sell copies of the designer perfumes at a fraction of the price?

    We already know that we can buy the real thing at the Duty Free and they will often be a little cheaper.

    A cheeky purchase for the up coming holiday that we all look forward to having. Almost obligatory to visit one too, before boarding the plane.

    Some wait until this time to purchase their favourite or ask their family member/friend to pick one up on their way through or on the plane because the price is a little lower.

     

    Copies of our favourite perfumes

     

    Recently, Poundland have released a selection of fragrances, all in the same packaging and bottles as the designer brands, but with a huge difference.

    The price tag.

     

    Buying cheap perfume will cost more
    Savings on perfume isn’t always the best option

    For as little as £1, customers can purchase a copy of their favourite bottle but at what cost ?

    We’re all bargain hunters inside. Even those who can afford the real thing more than some. Everyone loves a saving. It leaves more money and opportunity to spend the rest on something else.

    A walk into Poundland is everyone’s idea of the perfect shop.

     

    A shop that everyone loves for the fact that they can purchase household products, cosmetics, birthday cards and food for a bargain price.

    Carry on walking through and we now see a display of designer fragrances from such names as Chanel, Creed, Carolina Herrera and Paco Rabanne. Or are they ?

    We all know that Poundland is just that, a pound shop. A place that almost seems too good to be true when we can purchase hand wash or toothpaste for just £1.

    Some would argue that such items can be bought cheaper from the big stores such as Asda and Sainsbury’s. Indeed, they can so it’s important to be savvy when we shop.

    So what about buying your favourite perfume for £1? A fragrance such as Paco Rabanne’s Lady Million, would leave your purse short of around £83 for the real thing. Can it really be bought for £1 instead?

    Of course, we all love to save money but at what cost?

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    Buying cheap perfume will cost more

    On the first initial spray we are surprised by the similarity in fragrance notes but the real key is how long will the scent last?

    Lady Million is a very popular fragrance and the third most favourite scent for women.

    Containing notes of Raspberry, Jasmine, Patchouli and Amber to name a few, this perfume scent is instantly noticed with its first spray.

    The packaging alone suggests that this isn’t the real deal. Poundland cleverly use slightly different names for their duped fragrances. This allows them to sell a product that has similar scents to the real perfumes.

    Trying to sell a fake product off as the real thing is counterfeit.

    So Lady Million is labeled as Queen in Million and although the design of bottles may be similar, companies do change their bottles so they are not identical to the real item.

     

    A clever marketing strategy

    We already know that purchasing a bottle for £1 won’t give us a designer brand in our shopping basket.

    Buying cheap perfume will cost more

    Many will be on a shopping budget so buying such an affordable fragrance will seem very appealing.

    What about the longevity though?

    Whilst it’s a great purchase to buy a similar bottle to one of our favourites at a fraction of the cost, is it really worth it ?

    Cheaper alternatives

    A spray of a cheaper alternative will save money for other things for sure but at what cost ?

    Imagine you have picked up a dupe bottle of Black Opium by Yves St Laurent which is named as Black Dust in Poundland.

    A great bottle and packaging and definitely inspired by the real designer perfume, it doesn’t look out of place on the shelf.

    A pleasant smell, just like Black Opium, with a sweet scent but instantly too overpowering with its sweetness.

    The depth that Black Opium carries wasn’t a match though for this alternative.

    When we use perfume, we apply in the morning, preferably on clean, moisturized skin so that we get the most out of the fragrance. 

    Purchasing a Poundland alternative will leave you using it a more of a body spray as the initial first spray was gone within minutes. No one wants to keep reapplying their scent throughout the day just to make it last.

    Speaking of making a perfume last, this bottle really won’t last very long if it’s constantly needs reapplying throughout the day.

    The chances of anyone around you noticing the whiff of scent will be very slim too unless they are standing right beside you when you spray.

    So the £1 bottle of fragrance that initially saved you a fair amount of money, will eventually cost you more. You will constantly be spending money on replacing the bottle that’s only lasted a week!

    Purchasing for the younger generation would be the only reason to buy a £1 fragrance. They don’t need overpowering scents to make an impression and will still feel like they are a part of the grown up world with a bottle of designer spritz.

    If buying a dupe bottle seems to be the only option to owning a scent that’s similar to your favourite designer perfume, there is another option.

    At FM World, we sell designer inspired fragrances.

     

    What does that mean? Check out my article on do you sell designer perfume ?

     

    Looking for gift ideas?

    pop along here at our perfume resources page for some great products!

     

     

     

  • Shopping

    Online shopping

    Welcome to my online shopping page.

    We have a huge selection of fragrances, make up, skin care, beverages, household products etc to choose from.

    We offer Long lasting fragrances  for both men and women as our core product with perfume samples available for all of our fragrances so that you can try before you purchase.

    Online shopping has never been easier.

     

     

    With just the click of a button, you can add your favourite products to your basket, at your leisure and have your products delivered direct to your door by our wonderful DPD drivers.

    Nowadays, it’s become so much more popular to do shopping online. It’s convenient, often cheaper and we get products delivered direct to us.

    It saves walking around the local shops trying to find what we need and we do pay more for the service we receive when we visit local stores.

    There will still be many that prefer to shop direct.

    They enjoy the stroll, especially around big department stores.

    But when there are so many companies online that sell them same products s those in the shops, it’s easy to see why so many prefer to click a button.

    Adding products to a shopping basket online is so easy and definitely the way that most shoppers are heading when looking for gifts or every day products.

     

     

    Aloe Vera

    Aloe Vera products have long been used in many consumer products and are known for their healing qualities. They are gentle on the skin and suitable for all to use.

    It is a great topical treatment for skin care lotions, cosmetics, in beverages and good as a ointment for minor burns and sunburn.

    Nail polish

    Nail polish has always been a popular cosmetic for women. Our hands are on show most of the time so it’s important to women to keep their hands looking and feeling elegant.

    The gel finish produced in our nail polish gives a great shine along with long lasting colour. The perfect product to finish off any outfit.

     

    Perfumes

    With over 200 perfumes to choose from, customers have a large selection at the touch of a button.

     

    All of the Pure and Pure Royal collection come in 50ml bottles and contain 20% perfume for a longer-lasting fragrance.

    If you prefer smaller bottles for your handbag or briefcase , take a look at Travel size perfume

    Travel and handbag sized fragrances

     

    Pure Royal with an elegant box. Give the perfect gift

    Vacuum fragrances

     One of our popular products in 2021 was the vacuum fragrances.

    A great compliment to your hoover for eliminating pet and stale smells.

    Skin care 

    When it comes to a fresh look and glowing skin, fm products do just that. One of our products from the Utique range, our luxury face oil, is the perfect oil for a make up base, preventing cosmetics from sitting in facial creases and gives a natural glow used on its own. It contains a composition of plant origin precious oils and restores a healthy and radiant appearance. Added vitamins and antioxidants provide the skin with intensive nutrition and hydration.

    Ordering online

    It’s easy to order online and with delivery arriving between 2-3 working days, you get to enjoy your products without the wait. The company take a photo of every order they send out to make sure that you have no products missing from you order.

     

    Simplicity is key with our online shop

     

    Our perfumes come in a simple design, simple packaging and every bottle is numbered. We have white labels and packaging to identify the women’s fragrances and the black labels and packaging to identify the men’s.

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