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  • FM World,  fragrances,  Perfumes,  Reviews

    FM perfume 924 review

    FM 924 Perfume Review

    For those looking for a perfume to get heads turning your way; we have a delightful fragrance to do just that. Our FM 924 perfume review showcases the gorgeous scent from the Pure Royal perfume range. The years of working with FM WORLD, a unique perfume company founded in Poland by Artur Trawinski have allowed me to try many of their fragrances.

    FM perfume 924 review

    Like many perfumes and aftershaves we have tried over the years, there will always be some scents that are more favourable than others.

    Both men and women are passionate about fragrances, with many of us wearing them daily. They lift our mood and give us a feel-good factor. If we choose the right scent, we can receive compliments on the fragrance we are wearing.

    Everyone loves an affordable perfume or aftershave. We already know the perfume industry continues to grow as more and more celebrities endorse fragrances and introduce their line of aromas.

    Big celebrities such as Harry Styles, Beyoncé, and Taylor Swift have all ventured into the fragrance world, and consumers are always eager to discover the latest popular scents.

    While many of these brands can be affordable, many designer perfumes tend to fall in the higher end of our price range.

    More often than not, when we spend between £80 to £150 on our favourite fragrance, the bottle can end up sitting in the wardrobe until a special occasion arises for us to wear it. No one wants to wear an expensive bottle of perfume to work daily.

    This is where FM WORLD perfumes fit the bill – literally.

    They have created beautiful fragrances for both men and women that are not only affordable but also long-lasting.

    Many customers claim they last longer than designer fragrances because FM fragrances contain 20% pure perfume oil, compared to the 16% and lower found in designer perfumes.

    If you have read any of my previous posts here at Fragrances With Love, you will already know that FM perfumes for men and women are not replicas of designer fragrances.

    We use the same perfume fragrance wheel as other perfume companies and purchase the perfume oil from the same company called DROM. The similarity in scent profile makes our fragrances closely resemble designer scents.

    FM 924 shares a remarkably similar aroma to Tom Ford Noir Extreme, and the similarities become evident when we examine the perfume notes in Noir Extreme.

    • Top notes: cardamom, nutmeg, saffron, mandarin orange, neroli
    • Middle notes: kulfi, rose, mastic/lentisque, orange blossom, jasmine
    • Base notes: vanilla, amber, woody notes, sandalwood

    It is interesting to see the similarities and differences between the two fragrances, especially in their top and base notes.

    Choosing a more affordable option that is easier on the wallet enables us to purchase additional bottles of the fragrances we adore.

    This beautiful scent is unisex and boasts a complementary selection of perfume notes that exude class, sophistication, and sharpness.

    This bottle is one of my favourites because its scent is strong but not overpowering, and the instant hints of cardamom and nutmeg dance on the nose.

    It can be challenging for perfumers to strike the right balance when creating a unisex fragrance.

    FM 924 can maintain a touch of femininity while also balancing some masculine notes.

    What to expect from this scent

    Upon the first spray, you instantly recognize the cardamom and nutmeg, with a touch of fruitiness from the mandarin. As the fragrance settles on the skin, the jasmine, floral notes, and rose come through.

    Towards the end of the day’s wear, the base notes of sandalwood and vanilla blend beautifully with their sweetness and charm. There’s also a lingering woody aroma that makes this scent perfect for both genders.

    I have received numerous compliments while wearing this scent, and it truly adds to the feel-good factor that brightens our day.

    The Pure Royal bottles are simplistic yet classy with their square lines, square cap and engraved ‘Pure Royal’ on the bottle. They are a convenient size to carry in your handbag or clutch purse for a night out.

    FM Perfume No.924 Fragrance Notes

    Type: Casual, transparent, friendly

    Top notes: mandarin, neroli, saffron, cardamom, nutmeg

    Middle notes: Damask rose, jasmine, orange flower, floral notes, cedarwood

    Base notes: sweet wood, sandalwood, vanilla, milk

    Price: £34.00 purchased directly from FM World

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    Size of bottle: 50 ml

    My rating: 10 out of 10

    Conclusion

    In the world of fragrances, finding that perfect scent that captivates your senses and fits comfortably within your budget can be a rewarding experience.

    FM 924, with its captivating blend of notes reminiscent of Tom Ford Noir Extreme, is a shining example of quality and affordability in the perfume world.

    FM WORLD has crafted fragrances that stand out not as mere imitations but as unique and delightful creations.

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  • Perfumes,  Reviews

    FM perfume 359 review

    If you love sweet fragrances that have a touch of vanilla and jasmine, our FM perfume 359 review will cover all you need to know about this fragrance.

    This was one of the very first fragrances that I purchased from FM World and is still one of my favourites today.

    It has a sweet and feminine scent on its first spray and the notes of jasmine are noticeable as soon as the scent settles on the skin.

    The ideal scent to wear during any season I feel and most suitable for the spring/summer with its citrus-based fragrance family.

    With FM perfumes, they choose simplicity over anything fancy to keep the cost down for their customers.

     

    This fragrance is suitable for a night out with the girls on a summer’s evening.

    What does FM 359 smell like?

    Those who are familiar with our scents will already know that the fragrance notes are very similar to that of the designer fragrances.

    Some will that they struggle to smell any difference between the designer scents and our perfumes.

    This perfume has very similar notes to Alien Essence Absolue, a fragrance that was released in 2012 by Thierry Mugler.

    FM 359 perfume review
    Jasmine plant
    FM 359 perfume review
    Vanilla scent

    It is a very popular scent, even today and FM has created a wonderful alternative without compromising quality and cost.

    Of course, there will be many who will only buy the original of any product, especially when it comes to perfumes.

    If you can step aside from the celebrity-endorsed fragrances and try a sample of FM 359, I believe you will be pleasantly surprised.

    FM 359 perfume review
    FM 359 perfume sample

    Their bottles are simplistic and this one comes within the Pure Royal range.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Pure Royal Range

    The pure royal perfumes contain 20% pure perfume oil. They use a more expensive oil than those of the Pure Range and the scent will last around 6 hours.

    Not bad for a perfume that we can all afford and not worry about wasting the bottle or keeping it locked away in the cupboard for a suitable day.

    Every day is special so we should be allowed to wear whatever scent we wish without feeling guilty that its price tag is a little high.

     

    FM perfume 359 review

    I love the instant whiff of jasmine as soon as I sprayed this on my skin and although it has notes of vanilla- a scent that I avoid as it’s far too sweet for my skin- I was pleasantly surprised with this one.

    The vanilla base note isn’t overpowering and sits beautifully within the rest of the notes.

    I find vanilla scents give me a headache so by choosing those that have this scent as their base, I know that I am not going to smell the sickly scent.

    One that I experience commonly with heavily scented vanilla fragrances.

    Although the base notes are what we need to be looking for when finding a perfume, having a touch of vanilla that balanced well with the rest of the notes made me realise that we do need to try a scent first. Even if it contains a note or two that we don’t particularly like.

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    The beautiful floral and woody notes are just as popular with the males too. Many men like this scent on their partners as it is flirty, sweet and playful on the skin and awakens the senses.

    When I first started to wear FM 359, I had a few of my friends commenting on my perfume and asking what I had sprayed.

    Some liked it so much that they ordered a bottle for themselves once they had tried a sample.

    I always believe that a perfume scent should be noticeable but not overwhelming for the wearer or those around.

    This perfume does just that. It’s very much a delicate, gentle and feminine scent that captures the art of a woman beautifully.

    Delightfully, this scent also comes in a 15ml slim bottle. Perfect for your handbag or holiday.

    FM perfume 359 review
    FM 359 15ml bottle

    Many men and women will buy fragrances for their fancy bottle design as well as the scent or will be influenced by the celebrity who wears it.

    Whilst there is nothing wrong with this, when we learn how much of what we pay goes where, it can change our way of thinking.

    ■ Celebrity endorser

    ■ Packaging/bottle design

    ■ TV Advertising

    We can all save so much money, especially nowadays when everything costs so much more and the prices keep on rising.

    Fm 359 perfume review

    No one sees the bottle we purchase. They only ever smell the scent as it drifts passed.

    After having this perfume on my skin for almost 30 minutes, I could instantly smell the ambergris and cashmere wood.

    All the notes compliment one another and the feminine scent is a beautiful one to wear for any occasion.

    FM359 is one of FM World’s most popular fragrances and it is easy to see why.

    FM perfume 359 review
    FM 359 50ml perfume

    All the Pure Royal bottles have the same design and each comes with their number to identify the scent.

    Price: £34.00

    Where to buy: FM World

    Size of bottle : 50ml ( also available in 15ml )

    My rating: is 9.5 out of 10.

    You can be assured that you are purchasing quality and genuine bottles when you buy from the company.

    FM 359 perfume review
    My favourite scent. FM 359 in its elegant and simplistic bottle.

    For those who don’t like sweet notes and prefer a more sandalwood or tonka bean kind of scent, this perfume isn’t for you. Try FM 900 instead.

    The smell gives the feel that summer is on its way and the BBQs are within touching distance.

    Floral dresses, summer sunshine and family sitting in the garden fit perfectly with such an elegant and classic scent.

    For those who wear it for an evening out, it will have heads turning as the floral notes linger in the air.

    Type: magnetic and intense

    Fragrance notes:

    Head: jasmine, heliotrope

    Heart: iris root, cashmere wood

    Base: ambergris, vanilla

    Conclusion:

    FM Perfume 359 is an exquisite fragrance that captivates the senses with its alluring blend of notes. Its opening bursts with refreshing citrus, while the heart reveals a floral symphony that evokes elegance and femininity.

    The base notes provide a warm and sensual embrace, leaving a lasting impression on those who encounter it.

    The longevity and sillage of FM Perfume 359 are commendable, making it a reliable companion for day or night. Whether you’re seeking a signature scent or looking to expand your fragrance collection, FM Perfume 359 offers a timeless and enchanting experience.

    With its high-quality ingredients and affordable price tag, this fragrance truly exemplifies the concept of luxury without breaking the bank.

    If the fragrance notes of Alien Essence Absolue are one of your favourite perfume scents, then try a sample of FM 359.

    With very similar perfume notes, you will experience a wonderful scent that is kinder on the purse strings and will still get heads turning.

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  • Perfumes,  Reviews

    FM perfume 489 review

    For those who are familiar with and wear FM perfumes, you will know how good they are. They are perfumes that last for the day and are affordable for all of us, which is something that both men and women look for in a purchase.

    One of the most popular female scents that the company sells is FM489, so let’s take a deeper look to find out why it’s one of their best-sellers.

    FM perfume no.489 review
    FM pure perfume 489

     

     

    Similarities to designer scents

    FM World perfumes were created to bring uniqueness to the perfume world and a collection of beautiful scents for both men and women.

    With such a variety of choices of fragrances, there are similarities between FM perfumes and those of the designers.

    FM489 is inspired by the very popular and gorgeous scent called Alien by Thierry Mugler.

    Released in 1992, this scent is still hugely popular today and a bottle can set you back between £55 -£100 approximately, depending on which size you choose and where you purchase from.

    FM perfume no.489 review

    When we look at the fragrance notes in a bottle of Alien, we know that the designer has created a feminine and rich perfume with its bouquet of floral scents.

    They are an instant hit to the senses and bring summer vibes to the skin.

    Perfume notes in Alien by Thierry Mugler

    Top notes: mandarin orange

    Middle notes: Moroccan jasmine, white flowers

    Base notes: white amber, cashmere.

    If you’re a lover of very floral fragrances then this little gem will certainly whisk you off into a field of flowers and gorgeous fruit notes to make heads turn.

    Why choose an alternate perfume?

    FM perfume no.489 review

    One of the benefits of wearing an FM perfume is that they are long-lasting and concentrated with 20% pure perfume oil.

    There is no need to spray excessively or even re-apply during the day.

    This also leads to your favourite bottle lasting much longer.

    Perfume notes in a bottle of FM489

    There are similar fragrance notes in FM’s bottle and that’s where the similarity ends.

    Top notes: blackcurrant, green leaves, anise

    Middle notes: orange blossom water notes’, lily-of-the-valley, green leaves, cashmere wood

    Base notes: cedarwood, patchouli, tonka bean, ambergris

    What to expect with this scent

    Labelled as a futuristic and eccentric scent, this inspired perfume is an acquired taste for those who love the sweetness and fruity notes that instantly whisk us off to holiday destinations.

    It’s one of those scents that can be a little overpowering if too much is sprayed as it is very sweet. Less is more as they say.

    On a recent visit to a supermarket, I walked past a lady and within an instance I noticed her perfume scent. I was instantly hit with an overpowering concoction of heavy musk and flowers.

    Working in the perfume business for the past seven years has allowed my nose to often guess what perfume notes someone is wearing and sometimes I can even name the perfume if it’s a popular scent.

    Musk can be a heavy fragrance if it’s sprayed too much and this was most certainly the case.

    We sometimes forget that even when we can no longer smell the fragrance on our skin, others around us can still smell it.

    Our nose gets used to the scent as it settles and whilst we may be led to believe that the scent has worn off, it is still very much noticeable to others.

    Spraying more or too much in the first place will not only impact your nose and could give you a headache, but it will also harm those around you.

    Every woman loves to be noticed and admired by her choice of clothes, hair, makeup and fragrance but no one wants her chosen scent to linger long after she has walked past.

    Fruit and freshness

    There is an instant smell of freshness when this scent is sprayed and the top notes pop through, especially the blackcurrant.

    After a few minutes of spraying, there is a gorgeous smell of sweetness with the orange blossom drifting through and a woody edge from the cashmere wood.

    Whilst some woody perfumes can be a little heavy, the blackcurrant and orange blossom balance this fragrance perfectly.

    Towards the end of the day, the patchouli and ambergris are noticeable as the scent has settled nicely into its fragrance.

    Whenever we choose a scent, it’s good practice to look at the base notes. These are the notes that will be on the skin for the longest time and will be the scent that those around you will notice.

    When we compare the bottles of both fragrances, the simplicity of FM bottles shows that they don’t need to have expensive bottles and packaging to sell their perfumes.

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    Fm perfume 489

    Price: £24.00 purchase direct from FM World

    Size of bottle: 50ml

    My rating: 8.5 out of 10


    Conclusion

    FM489 perfume is slightly too sweet for my skin but it is a very pleasant summer fragrance that lasts very well.

    If used sparingly, it is a delightful perfume that will turn heads and have others asking what fragrance you’re wearing.

    Products available in the same scent

     

    Intense perfume- contains 30% pure oil for an even longer-lasting fragrance. Suitable for a night out when you don’t want to carry the bottle in your handbag.

    FM perfume no.489 review
    FM489 Intense perfume

    Pheromone perfume – A fragrance that is designed to attract the opposite sex and is made of synthetic animal musk and chemicals to stimulate the nose.

    FM perfume no.489 review
    FM 489 pheromone perfume

    Air fresheners -these are suitable to hand inside the car or wardrobe or to hang inside your kitchen bin to keep it smelling fresh.

    FM perfume no.489 review
    FM 489 air freshener

    Perfumed Body mist- perfect to take on holiday when a light spritz of scent is all that is needed on the skin during the hot weather.

    FM perfume no.489 review
    FM 489 perfumed body mist

    Home fragrance sticks– these are an elegant way to fragrance the home with your favourite perfume fragrance and look great on the cabinet or bedside table.

    FM perfume no.489 review
    FM 489 home fragrance sticks

    Vacuum freshener– no one likes their vacuum cleaner smelling of dust, dirt or pet hair.

    These creations are perfect and will fit into any Hoover that has a dust bag. They come in a twin pack and last for around 2 months per pad.

    FM perfume no.489 review
    FM 489 Hoover fragrance

    All of these products and a sample of this scent can be found in the online shop.

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  • Pillow mist,  Reviews

    Pillow mist spray review

    Have you ever used a pillow mist spray? Here I write a review on one of my favourites called Tropic So Sleepy.

    Pillow mist spray review

    There’s nothing worse than feeling tired before going to bed and then finding that you’re wide awake for the next hour trying to sleep.

    We’ve all been there as adults more so than children. They seem to have a knack and the ability to drop off as soon as their head hits the pillow. If only!

    Being sleep-deprived can have a huge impact on our day-to-day activities, especially if we’ve had several nights of desperately trying to dose off with little success.

    Waking up the next morning feeling like you have been awake for most of the night is not a nice feeling.

    Many of us are already in the habit of watching TV til late, working and looking at our screens before bed and these combinations don’t assist us in any way.

    The perfect solution in a bottle of pillow mist spray

     

    I had a bottle of the Tropic So Sleepy bought as a gift for my birthday last year.
    I have never used one before but was willing to give it a try to see if it did work.

    Looking at the ingredients alone was enough surely to help me drop off to sleep.

    Notes of lavender, chamomile and frankincense essential oils in a 30ml bottle sounded heavenly and were surely going to help enormously with getting a good night’s sleep.

    I have always been a bit wary of spraying products directly onto my pillow. Not keen on the idea that my skin could potentially touch the product as it soaks in whilst I move into different positions in a bid to get comfortable.

    The great thing about using a pillow mist spray is that although it is a pillow mist you don’t have to spray on your pillow.

    Like other topical products that help sleep and the respiratory system, I like to put the product onto a tissue and then have the tissue near my pillow so that I still benefit from its properties.

    By doing this, I know that the product is not going to come into contact with my skin and potentially cause a reaction.

    The first whiff of the Tropic So Sleepy product is the lavender. A beautiful flower not just for its vibrant colour but also for so many of its healing properties.

    Pillow mist spray review
    It is a beautiful scent to assist in a peaceful night’s sleep

    There is almost a sense of instant calm as soon as the fragrance hits your nose, giving you the confidence that it will assist in a better night’s sleep.

    Having not used it for several weeks, simply due to forgetting that I had it in my bedside drawer, and having a few disturbed nights, I was keen to revisit this little product once again.

    I’ve been used to waking up through the night regularly for several years and that’s part and parcel of how my sleep pattern has settled. This has never really bothered me that much.

    Clock watching

    The fact that I was finding it difficult to get to sleep in the first place was what bothered me.

    Every five minutes looking at the clock to see if the time had moved on as much as it felt like it had or indeed if I had even fallen asleep and woken up again a short time later.

    Pillow mist spray review
    Nothing worse than constantly checking the alarm clock to see if we have been asleep or still very much awake

    Sleep felt like it was overrated when we were younger. Why do we need to go to bed so early? What was the importance of sleep?

    “I don’t want to go to bed!”

    As we grow older, we start to learn and realise that sleep is an essential part of our everyday lives.

    Without a good night’s rest, it can have a detrimental effect on our mental health, our well-being and our physical being.

    We spent so many years in our youth fighting sleep and not wanting to go to bed and now as adults we are desperately going the other way in trying to get as much shut-eye as possible.

    The 30ml bottle simply requires 2 to 3 pumps 30 cm away from your pillow to aid a peaceful night’s sleep. It is 100% naturally derived and can be purchased on eBay.

    Take a look at my article on pillow mist spray where I show a selection of sleep sprays the benefits of using them and the benefits of their main ingredient Lavender.

    The ingredients in a bottle of Tropic So Sleepy pillow mist spray

     

    Tropic So Sleepy contains chamomile so let’s take a look at the benefits of this ingredient.

    Chamomile is a wonderful mild tranquillizer and it contains apigenin, found in many plants, one of the bioflavonoids and helps to reduce anxiety and causes sedation.

    Both are needed for a restful night’s sleep. Chamomile tea also has huge benefits too.

    To have a peaceful night, our body needs to be in a relaxed state.

    So by using pillow sprays that contain such ingredients as lavender and chamomile, we are well on our way to heading in the right direction in preparing our body for sleep.

    Most of us will aim for at least 6-8 hours if we can.

    Another ingredient that this little bottle of magic contains is frankincense.

    With similar properties to chamomile, frankincense helps to overcome stress, has aromatherapeutic benefits and promotes relaxation.

    Sometimes it can also be the added obstacle of having a winter cold that stops us from dropping off to sleep easily.

    Pillow mist spray review
    Colds and flu put a stop to a restful l night

    Many of us have attempted to get to sleep but our nose is either running or our sinuses are blocked up.

    Why does this always happen at night ?!

    By helping to relax the body and mind, along with added aromatherapy oils such as eucalyptus, this can help to relieve such symptoms.

    So many people prefer to have topical solutions to help with everyday situations rather than taking medicines or supplements and the pillow mist spray is a wonderful creation and highly recommended.

    Those with children I’m sure have used Olbus oil in the past to help children with stuffy noses and coughs to help them sleep yet we forget to do similar things when we are adults and are struggling to sleep too.

    Pillow mist spray review

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    pillow mist spray on Bay.co.uk

    £20.00 for 75ml if you buy direct from the tropicskincare.com website.

    They also have a selection of gift sets instead of buying individually. Some contain hand cream and temple sticks as well. A great gift for someone who struggles to have a restful night.

    Size of bottle: 30ml

    My rating: is 9.5 out of 10.

    Avoid Spraying onto delicate fabrics and furniture. Do not apply directly onto your skin. Avoid contact with eyes with water if contact occurs.

    Alcohol-free.

    Vegan and cruelty-free. Perfect!

    This product has great reviews online and it does help especially if used regularly.

    A gorgeous combination of fresh and calming aromas that help with the nighttime battle of drifting off to sleep naturally.

    Do you struggle to get off to sleep?

    Let me know below and perhaps you can try a bottle for yourself or get in touch.

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    Sleep well …
  • Reviews,  Scented wax melts

    Scented wax melts review

    Scented wax melts review

    It wasn’t until the early part of last year (2021) that I came across scented wax melts. What a wonderful alternative to candles! They are elegant, simple to use, and instantly create a cosy atmosphere.

    Scented wax melts reviews
    FM 413 wax melts. A great gift for the home with a choice of scents to choose from

    These wax burners are quick and easy to use, and with so many stylish holders available, I knew I had found a great purchase.

    Many of us currently use scented candles to give off a pleasant fragrance or reed diffusers that work similarly but without a naked flame. They are long-lasting and provide an instant fragrance to fill the home.

    Candles used to be very popular during the winter, especially around Christmas time, but we are now seeing more and more homes having scented candles lit throughout the summer too. Even our gardens have enjoyed a naked flame while we sit and watch the sun go down.

    Wax melts are a fairly new concept and product on the market. They were first created as a way of using up excess wax left over by candle makers, making them a great way to reuse leftover wax. Despite this innovation, candles have been around for thousands of years and remain popular today.

    How to make your wax melts at home 

    Why are wax melts so popular?

    Wax melts have gained popularity for several reasons. One of the main factors is the variety of attractive wax burners available on the market, allowing people to choose designs that complement their home decor. Additionally, the process of melting wax in these burners is visually appealing and soothing to watch as the wax slowly liquefies under the flame. This process not only releases a pleasant fragrance into the room but also adds an element of relaxation and ambience to the environment.

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    You bring up an important safety consideration. While plug-in wax burners are generally safer than those using open flames like tea light candles, it’s crucial to be cautious when using any type of wax melt burner, especially in homes with young children or pets.

    The liquid wax can become very hot and may pose a risk if accidentally knocked over. Placing the burner in a secure and stable location is essential to minimise the risk of accidents. Additionally, keeping it out of reach of children and pets is advisable to ensure their safety.

    Wax melts are indeed known for their cost-effectiveness and longevity compared to traditional candles. It’s impressive to hear that a single set of four cubes has lasted you over two months, especially when used for six hours daily.

    This demonstrates how a little goes a long way with wax melts, making them a great choice for those looking to enjoy continuous fragrance in their home without frequently replacing them.

    Adjusting the number of cubes used to achieve the desired level of scent intensity is a convenient feature for users who prefer stronger or milder fragrances in their living spaces. Wax melts are a great way to fragrance the home for a long period, without overpowering the room.

    Scented wax melts reviews
    There are some very elegant wax melt holders available online

    The portability and ease of use of wax melts certainly add to their appeal. Their versatility allows you to switch fragrances easily, making it convenient for those who enjoy a variety of scents throughout the year or when travelling. Their relaxation and therapeutic benefits, similar to traditional candles, are a significant draw for many people.

    The wide variety of styles and fragrances available on the market ensures that there’s a wax melt option to cater to the diverse preferences of consumers. Everyone loves the smell of clean, crisp and a scent of freshness in the home.

    Benefits of using wax melts

    Lemon is a very versatile scent that instantly lifts our spirits, makes the home feel clean and gives us a kick start to the day.

    Pine is a reminder of the Christmas season, with its woody and fresh smell and is a great scent for those who need a little pick-me-up as it helps to lower depression and stress. Something I’m sure many of us could use from time to time!

    Vanilla This is one of those scents I feel that you either love or hate. Whilst some will enjoy its sweet, warm and sugary scent, others will find it too sickly. A positive benefit of using vanilla is its ability to uplift and bring joy and relaxation.

     Lavender is possibly one of the most popular fragrances as it has a very delicate floral scent that is very subtle and has huge healing properties. For those who suffer from anxiety, depression, disturbed sleeping patterns or fatigue, a touch of lavender can make a huge difference. A very popular scent that is used in aromatherapy and added to essential oils.

    Scented wax melts reviews
    Most homes these days have a fragrance in some form or another.

    There’s nothing quite like sitting at your desk on a winter’s evening, with a gentle scent of fragrance filling the room and the flicker of candlelight to create a cosy atmosphere. If you are feeling creative, you can take small portions from a couple of different fragrance cubes and combine them to create your unique scent.

    Apart from using them for your enjoyment, wax melts can also make a lovely gift for someone.

    The burners, whether you choose a plug-in or the tea light candle style, can be purchased from places like eBay.

    If it is just the wax melts that you are purchasing, these can be bought from several places online and it’s good to know that FM Cosmetics also has a selection of wax melts that match some of your favourite fragrances.

    FM wax melts

    These delightful home ritual wax melts come in a box of 25 cubes and are available in seven different scents.

    Scented wax melts reviews
    FM wax melts have become very popular since they came onto the market earlier this year
    • Lemongrass
    • White Sandalwood
    • FM 900 ( inspired by Tom Ford- Lost Cherry)
    • FM 910 ( inspired by Baccarat Rouge 540)
    • FM 472 ( inspired by Aventus Creed)
    • FM 18 ( Inspired by Coco Mademoiselle – Chanel )
    • FM 413 ( inspired by La Vie Est Belle- Lancôme )

    I have FM 413 burning in my home. It’s a beautiful, delicate scent that helps me relax. We also have the same fragrance available in 50ml perfume bottle sprays, so you can carry your favourite scent to work or into town.

    FM 900 and FM910 are unisex so are perfect for the home or office. You can purchase your box here.

    Price £22 per box. This works out at just 88 pence per cube and with each cube lasting for several weeks, they are affordable!

    Box size 75g

    My rating: is 10 out of 10.

    A must-have for every home!

    Check out eBay too for their selection of wax melts.

  • Candles,  Reviews

    Yankee scented candles review

    There’s not many of us that don’t like candles. Especially when it comes to Yankee-scented candles. The first time I noticed these wonderful creations was several years ago, at my local village garden centre at Christmas.

    Yankee candles review

    Taking a visit to a garden centre is always a delightful place to visit during the festive season, with its collection of tree ornaments, garlands and unique gifts.

    Head over to the candle section and the shelves were full from the ceiling to the floor of an array of colours, styles and gorgeous smelling scents. You could smell the fragrances as soon as you walked through the door. With so many to choose from, the decision was often made difficult.

    Which candle to choose

    A classy design is just as important as a gorgeous fragrance when it comes to candles. After all, it’s on show in our homes so it’s good to go for one that looks elegant and homely. If you’re looking for cheap candles, then the Yankee will overstretch the budget.

    We do get what we pay for so I’m a firm believer in spending a little more to have a product that will last and is of better quality. Whenever tea light candles are on sale, which is pretty much all year around now, they are often cheap to purchase.

    Some will last fairly well and you will get a good burning time but some may not last as long or not burn correctly. The Yankee candle does come in three different sizes so if the price of a large one is more than you’re prepared to pay, then the smaller options are great too. Having such a good burn time for all three size jars does allow the home to smell gorgeous whatever the season or reason for purchasing them.

    Why are Yankee candles so expensive?

    From experience, Yankee candles are more expensive when purchased from small businesses/gift shops. The smaller companies will often have a higher price tag so it pays to shop around before you buy. Yankee candles do burn more evenly than some candles on the market and therefore this quality is reflected in the price.

     
    As it’s often said, we get what we pay for and I feel that paying a little more for a candle that will last a long time and burn evenly is something that every home needs.
    It also needs to burn safely. Always pay special attention to candles when they are lit.

    Although the Yankee candles burn safely inside their jar, don’t leave them unattended or around small children who could knock them over or scald themselves. There’s something about having candles burning at home that gives a sense of warmth, calmness and a wintry feel once the curtains are closed for the evening. They can be used all year round too, not just for cosy nights. Remember to prep your candle first before it’s first lit.

    1. History: Yankee Candle was founded in 1969 by Mike Kittredge in South Hadley, Massachusetts. The company started as a small operation, with Kittredge initially making candles as a gift for his mother.
    2. Product Range: Yankee Candle offers a wide range of scented candles in various sizes and styles. Their product line includes jar candles, pillar candles, tea lights, wax melts, and more.
    3. Fragrance Variety: One of the notable features of Yankee Candles is the extensive variety of fragrances they offer. They produce scents in categories such as floral, fruity, fresh, festive, and seasonal aromas. Some of their popular scents include “Vanilla Cupcake,” “Clean Cotton,” and “Autumn Leaves.”
    4. Seasonal Collections: Yankee Candle regularly introduces seasonal collections, aligning with holidays and changing seasons. This includes special editions for Christmas, Halloween, and other festive occasions. Many homes will have a Yankee Candle burning at Christmas.
    5. Jar Candles: The Yankee Candle jar candles are particularly iconic. They come in various sizes, with the large jars being especially popular. The jars often feature distinctive labels and lids.
    6. Accessories: In addition to candles, Yankee Candle offers a range of accessories such as candle holders, wax warmers, and various decorative items to complement their products.
    7. international Presence: Over the years, Yankee Candle has expanded its presence globally. Their products are available in many countries, making them a widely recognized brand in the home fragrance industry.
    8. Personalization: Some Yankee Candle stores offer personalized candle labels, allowing customers to create custom candles for special occasions or as gifts.
    9. Community Engagement: Yankee Candle has been involved in various community and charitable initiatives over the years. They have also collaborated with charities on special edition candles to support causes.
    10. Online Presence: Yankee Candle has a strong online presence, allowing customers to browse and purchase products through their website.

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    Yankee candles review

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    Sizes range from small, medium and large

    The large jar has a burn time of up to 150 hours

    Medium jar- up to 75 hours

    Small jar- up to 30 hours

    My rating: 9 out of 10

    Once you’ve used your candle and it’s burned away, it’s a great idea to reuse the jar. Dress it up or pop a tea light at the bottom. The jars are very sturdy and there are several fragrances that they come in. The jars also come with a lid which is a great way of holding onto the scent when the candle is not lit. If you’re prone to headaches around strong fragrances, try to choose the more delicate scents. Some winter scents can be a little overpowering if they’re sat in a small room in the home.

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  • Reviews

    FM perfume no.900 review

    FM perfume no. 900 review. When it comes to fragrances, perfumes were separated by scents for the ladies and scents for the men. These days, there are fragrances available that are unisex.

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    Classy packaging and design bottle make FM no.900 a popular choice for men and women

    When I first learned about unisex fragrances, it got me thinking. How can a fragrance be suitable for men and women?

    Women can get away with wearing a more masculine scent, similar to wearing male clothing. Trousers and sports jumpers are very much worn by females. Especially the younger generation.

    It’s surely more difficult for a man to wear a female-scented fragrance. Many ladies’ scents are often fruity and flowery. These kinds aren’t always suitable for males.

    A creation made for both men and women

    Perfume manufacturers had to come up with a way to create a fragrance that was suitable for both. A neutral balance and a mixture of perfume scents would be suitable for both genders.

    What we need to remember is that the initial top notes of a fragrance don’t determine what fragrance is left on the skin throughout the day.

    So when we initially spray perfume, the top note is our initial smell, then we have the middle notes and lastly the base notes.

    It’s important to try a scent on the skin and leave it to settle for a while to get a true smell and many women prefer their partner’s fragrance to their own.

    This is certainly the case if they prefer a stronger scent, like woody or chypre notes.

    FM World know how popular fragrances have been for men and women over the years so when they brought out a unisex range a few years ago, this saw a positive impact within the company and their sales.

    With over 50 unisex fragrances to choose from, men and women are spoiled for choice.

    Fm perfume no.900 review
    FM no.900. A popular unisex fragrance available to purchase directly from FM World

    Price: £34.00 (retail) read our article FM World perfume 2023 to find out how you can buy at a distributor price and save money.

    Where to buy: FM World 

    Size of bottle : 50ml ( also available in a 15ml bottle )

    My rating: 9 out of 10

    FM perfume no.900 fragrance notes

    Type: fascinating, unique, charming cherry

    Head notes: black cherry, cherry liqueur, bitter almonds

    Heart notes: rose, jasmine, sour cherry

    Base notes: tonka bean, sandalwood, vetiver, cedarwood

    FM perfume no.900 review

    Fm perfume no.900 is part of the wood family which gives a real sense of oriental, floral and fruity notes.

    With its base notes of sandalwood and cedarwood, this allows for that masculine fragrance to still be present for the male wearer and still have a hint of femininity for the ladies. No. 900 has similar notes to Tom Ford, Lost Cherry and is one of FM’s top-selling unisex fragrances.

    Whilst a designer bottle will cost you just short of £200 online, FM is a great alternative for a more affordable fragrance with similar notes and the same size bottle.

    Fm perfume no.900 review
    Tom Ford fragrances will set you back a few pounds but there are other alternatives

    Sometimes we have to be savvy shoppers if we have expensive taste in perfume. The bottle is a bit clumpy and not so convenient to carry around like some of their other fragrance bottles.

    If it’s one of your favourites, it can be easily transferred into a smaller perfume spray, similar to those we use for holidays, for convenience Travel size perfume

    A smaller bottle of 15ml can be purchased here

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    The added benefit of containing 20% perfume oil, means that this fragrance will last you around eight hours. It is a fairly strong scent so may not be suitable for some who are looking for a daytime perfume certainly a good choice for a night out or a weekend away.

    A couple of spritzes are all you need of this fragrance so that it’s not too overpowering for yourself or others around you.

    If you are thinking of purchasing FM no. 900 for a male, just remember what I have said previously about the top notes being quite fruity at first.

    Once it is left on the skin for a few hours, the base notes will come through and this will be the fragrance that will last throughout the day. The fragrance comes in a lovely box too so a great gift for someone for a birthday or Christmas.

    Other products available in the same scent:

    ■ Shower gel 300ml

    ■ Air freshener

    ■ Antiperspirant stick

    ■ Body spray

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    Conclusion

    The FM Perfume No. 900 is a captivating fragrance that omits elegance and sophistication. Its unique blend of notes creates a harmonious symphony of scents that leaves a lasting impression. The initial burst of citrusy freshness gives way to a warm and comforting heart, while the woody base adds depth and longevity to the fragrance.

    One of the standout features of this perfume is its versatility. Whether worn during the day or for an evening out, this fragrance suits the transition of any occasion. It has moderate sillage that won’t overpower those around you, yet it leaves a gorgeous trail in the air.

    The quality of the ingredients used in the creation of No. 900 is evident, as the fragrance lingers on the skin for hours throughout the day.

    The elegant packaging also adds to its appeal, alongside its sleek bottle design.

    While personal preferences in fragrance may vary, this FM Perfume has been a hugely popular scent enjoyed by male and female fragrance enthusiasts.

    Overall, the FM Perfume No. 900 leaves a lasting impression with its captivating scent, quality ingredients, and elegant packaging. Whether you’re looking to add a touch of sophistication to your daily routine or seeking a fragrance for a special occasion, this fragrance is a worthy contender.

    Experience the allure and charm of a delightful fragrance and let its captivating scent envelop you in a world of elegance and luxury.

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    Samples are a great way of trying a fragrance first, to see if it is suitable so if you are looking to try one then please get in touch.

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  • Chanel,  Perfumes,  Reviews

    Fm perfume no.18 review

    Fm perfume no.18 review

    Having been a devoted wearer of FM perfumes for the past 7 years, including our FM perfume no.18, I’ve truly embraced the idea of being able to purchase designer-inspired fragrances at a fraction of the cost.

    The affordability factor has allowed me to amass several of my favourite scents, giving me the freedom to choose which one suits my mood and plans for the day. While there’s nothing wrong with sticking to a signature fragrance, it’s fantastic to have options that align with different occasions.

    FM perfumes come in three categories: PURE, INTENSE, and PHEROMONES, providing buyers with even more freedom when selecting a fragrance. Whether it’s for a job interview, a night out with the girls, or a special date night, there’s a perfect fragrance match.

    Each perfume category also has a different strength, with the PURE and PHEROMONE collections consisting of 20% perfume oil, and the INTENSE range boasting a 30% perfume concentration.

    The reason for different strengths

    If you’re in search of a daytime scent that lasts throughout your day, the PURE perfume is the ideal choice.

    For those seeking a fragrance that can endure the entire day and more, the INTENSE selection is the perfect fit. With a 30% pure perfume concentration, it truly offers a long-lasting scent.

    If you’re interested in a fragrance that exudes attraction and appeals to the opposite sex, then a PHEROMONE perfume is the right choice. FM World offers a variety of pheromone scents to choose from in their online shop.

    FM perfume no.18 review
    FM 18 Pure

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    Price: £24.00

    where to purchase: FM World

    Size of bottle: 50ml

    My rating: 9-5 out of 10

     

     

    FM perfume no.18 fragrance notes

    • Head notes: Orange, orange blossom,
    • Heart notes: Rose, Jasmine, ylang-ylang
    • Base notes: White Musk, Vetiver,tonka bean, Vanilla

    FM perfume no.18 belongs to the Chypre fragrance family, which exudes a sensual and tempting allure with a touch of radiance. For those who adore Chanel and one of its popular fragrances, Coco Mademoiselle, FM perfume no.18 will captivate you with its sweetness and fruity notes in a similar fashion.

    FM perfumes draw inspiration from renowned designers, using the same fragrance oils as their counterparts. As a result, you’ll find that no.18 offers a scent that is very similar, if not identical, to Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle.

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    FM perfume no.18 review
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    FM perfume no.18 Review

    It’s evident that many individuals still compare FM perfumes to their designer counterparts, leading to disappointment when they expect an identical fragrance experience from FM products.

    When FM perfume no.18, for example, doesn’t meet their expectations as a direct comparison to the designer counterpart, it prompts questions about why this might be the case.

    Several factors can influence how a fragrance interacts with an individual’s skin, including its longevity. Skin preparation before applying perfume can also play a role in the overall scent experience.

    Related article: Long-lasting fragrances

    With FM perfumes, you undeniably get excellent value for the price you pay. If you have the financial means to indulge in top designer fragrances, there’s certainly nothing wrong with that.

    However, it’s worth noting that proper storage of your perfume bottles can contribute to longer-lasting fragrances.

    For those who adore designer scents but are deterred by the high price tags, exploring FM perfumes can be a fantastic alternative.

    FM fragrances

    When celebrities like Stacey Solomon openly wear FM fragrances, it reinforces our confidence in their perfume choices. Stacey has frequently featured FM perfumes on her Instagram feed, and you can spot her bottle of FM18 proudly displayed on the right-hand shelf in her bedroom.

    FM perfume no.18 review
    FM perfume no.18 review

    We’re often influenced by the fragrance choices of celebrities, and Stacey proudly displays her bottle of FM18.

    It’s important to note that Stacey Solomon isn’t an endorser of FM perfumes; she simply enjoys their quality and scent.

    Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about FM fragrances or if you’d like to try some samples.

    Related article: Chanel No.5 perfume history 

    FM perfume no18 review

    Conclusion

    FM Perfume No. 18 is a remarkable fragrance that captivates the senses with its unique blend of scents. As explored in this article, its combination of fresh citrus notes, delicate florals, and warm undertones creates a truly enchanting olfactory experience.

    The perfume’s longevity and sillage are also commendable, ensuring that the fragrance lingers on the skin throughout the day.

    One of the notable aspects of FM Perfume No. 18 is its versatility. It seamlessly transitions from day to night, making it suitable for any occasion.

    Whether you’re heading to the office, attending a social event, or simply going about your daily routine, this fragrance effortlessly complements your style and enhances your confidence.

    Furthermore, the quality of FM Perfume No. 18 is exceptional, considering its affordable price point. It manages to rival high-end fragrances in terms of its composition and performance, making it an accessible luxury for perfume enthusiasts and those seeking a signature scent.

    The article also highlights the brand’s commitment to ethical and sustainable practices, further adding to the appeal of FM Perfume No. 18.

    Knowing that the fragrance is cruelty-free and manufactured with eco-friendly practices allows consumers to indulge in this perfume with a clear conscience.

    In summary, FM Perfume No. 18 is a fragrance that deserves recognition for its exquisite composition, long-lasting nature, and affordable price.

    Its ability to effortlessly complement various occasions, combined with the brand’s commitment to ethical production, makes it a standout option in the world of perfumery.

    Whether you’re a perfume connoisseur or someone searching for a signature scent, FM Perfume No. 18 is a must-try fragrance that will undoubtedly leave you with a lasting impression.

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