• Perfumes

    Harry styles’ Pleasing range

    There won’t be many that haven’t heard of the very talented and influential Harry Styles. Just as Love On Tour came to a close in August after two years, Harry Styles’ ‘Pleasing’ range introduces three new fragrances.

    Styles began his career back in 2010 which shot him straight to stardom, when he became one fifth of the pop group One Direction from the ITV show The X Factor.

    Since then, he has taken the world by storm as a solo artist, with his sell out world tour, Love On Tour, become an icon in the fashion industry and also had success with his film debuts. Don’t Worry Darling and My Policeman, to name a few, see Styles’ showing us that his talent doesn’t stop at singing.


    Harry Styles Pleasing range
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    In 2021, Harry embarked on the beauty world. His beauty brand showcases products such as nail polish, skin care and cosmetics. Next month sees the brand embark on the huge world of fragrances. Harry has his own personal favourite scents that he likes to wear too.


    Related article: Harry Styles’ favourite fragrances


    The ‘Watermelon Sugar High’ singer is no stranger to the fashion industry with his eccentric and gender-fluid fashion style, sneakers and brightly coloured nail varnish when he is performing and his unique ‘style’ fits perfectly with the showman he has become.

    The Love On Tour logo is brightly coloured and distinctive with an uplifting feel and Harry’s website sold out of hoodies and tee shirts as soon as they were released.

    Styles’ follows in the footsteps of other celebrities, such as Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and Beyoncé, when it comes to creating their own brand of fragrances.

    The debut perfumes are set to be launched in October (2023). We will see such perfumes named Closeness, Rivulets and Bright Hot released within the Pleasing brand, created in collaboration with the French fragrance house, Robertet.

    Whilst we have yet to find out exactly what these new fragrances will smell like, we know that Harry has gone for scents that smell like warmth and fresh skin. Regardless of fragrance and price, they are sure to sell out regardless, just because they are attached to such an iconic star.


    For those wanting an early sniff of the new collection, Pleasing.com have started enclosing samples of each scent for fans and loyal followers to have an exclusive peek into the creations.

    We are very much influenced by celebrities around us and when we see high-profile celebrities releasing new songs, new perfumes or a clothing range, we are eager to be the first to look into purchasing such items, often regardless of their price.

    Styles‘ fans around the world ( including myself ) will be eagerly awaiting the launch of these perfumes. There isn’t much that gets passed the eagle-eyed fans as followers of the pop singer have recently seen Harry in London with James Cordon, riding Lime bikes. A far cry from their usual transport.

    The As It Was singer has been enjoying some down time with his best friend since his world tour came to a close in August and photographers haven’t missed a moment to capture this.

    Harry hasn’t been out of the limelight since his last show in Reggio Emilia, Italy.


    The ‘Daylight’ singer has been spotted and photographed swimming in the London pond at Hampstead Heath during the UK’s heatwave and casually walking through the streets of London with his yet to be confirmed girlfriend, Canadian actress Taylor Russell.

    Compared to many celebrities nowadays, who walk with several bodyguards in tow, Harry is often seen walking alone, and it’s quite incredible to see that no one bothers him.

    Of course, there are always paparazzi not far away and the odd fan who happens to be very fortunate to catch a glimpse of the star as he goes about his daily life.

    Being a megastar attracts attention yet the 29 year old can calmly walk through London, wearing shorts, hoody, baseball cap, sunshades and AirPods and it appears that no one notices him.

    He walks about freely like any other member of the public. Sounds like the perfect life. Hugely successful and still able to live a ‘normal’ life when he’s not on stage performing.

    His fans have always been very respectful of his personal life and space and this shows when pictures emerge on social media platforms such as Instagram and TikTok.

    The star can freely walk alone listening to music ( his favourite artists include Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks from Fleetwood Mac, and Paul Simon) and there isn’t a bodyguard in sight.

    We’ll keep you updated on the release of Styles’ fragrances and what scents they contain.

    Watch this space!

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  • fragrances,  Perfume body mist,  Perfumes

    Perfume body mist spray

    When the weather is exceptionally hot, we don’t always want to wear our perfume as the scent is too heavy during summer. Perfume body mist spray gives us the perfect opportunity to wear our favourite fragrance whist still leaving the skin feeling fresh with a gorgeous scent.

    FM World offers a range of fragrances and cosmetic products that include body mists. Using a body mist, particularly in the hot weather, can have several benefits and add a touch of scent as we embrace the hot days.

    Perfume body mist spray
    FM 20 Perfume body mist spray-inspired by Victor & Rolf Flower Bomb

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    The benefits of using a perfume body mist spray


    Body mists are typically water-based and contain a lower concentration of fragrance oils compared to perfumes or colognes. This makes them lighter and more refreshing and an excellent choice for hot weather.

    A quick spritz of body mist can instantly cool you down and leave you feeling refreshed and energised.


    Many body mists contain moisturising ingredients such as glycerin or aloe vera. We already know how soothing aloe vera products are so these can help keep your skin hydrated in hot and dry weather.

    It’s important to prevent it from becoming overly dry or irritated. Our skin is exposed to the sun more than we realise so we need to keep it hydrated in the same way as we do our bodies when we drink water.


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    FM World body mists come in four different female scents, so you can choose one that suits your preferences and our scents are inspired by familiar designer perfumes.

    FM 18 Coco Mademoiselle – Chanel

    FM 20 Flower Bomb-Victor & Rolf

    FM372 Aventus For Her- Creed

    FM 489 Alien – Thierry Mugler


    The fragrance provides a pleasant and lasting scent throughout the day, keeping you smelling fresh even in the heat. The mist is very cool too as it settles on the skin. I recently had a colleague comment on my scent and it had been applied several hours prior.


    Women are creatures of habit and many of us will carry our favourite scent in a handbag. Body mists come in small, convenient travel-friendly bottles, making them easy to carry in your bag or take away on holiday. This also gives you the option to reapply throughout the day if needed, to stay feeling fresh and clean.

    Alcohol-Free Options

    Some body mists are alcohol-free, which can be gentler on the skin and less likely to cause irritation, especially in hot weather when your skin may already be more sensitive due to the sun’s exposure.


    With FM World’s body mists, they can be used in conjunction with our other fragrance products like perfumes or lotions from the same line to create a layered scent effect, which can be appealing and long-lasting.

    Using body mist in hot weather

    Apply the body mist to your pulse points, such as your wrists, neck, and behind your ears, just as you would your perfume. These areas emit heat and can help the fragrance dissipate and last longer.

    It’s important to still remember that less is more, even with a body mist. They are lighter than perfumes but it is still very easy to over apply and end up with too much spray on the kin. More can always be added so start off with a light spritz.

    Be mindful in the heat as some fragrances can react with sunlight and heat, leading to changes in scent or skin irritation. Try to avoid spraying body mist directly onto sun-exposed areas such as the arms.

    In hot weather, you may need to reapply a body mist more frequently to maintain its refreshing effect and fragrance.

    FM World body mists offer a great addition to your summer skincare and fragrance routine, providing a quick and easy way to stay cool, hydrated, and pleasantly scented in hot weather.

    Using an FM World body mist can be incorporated into your daily routine.

    Perfume body mist spray
    FM 372 inspired by Aventus For Her- Creed


    Choose from four of the fragrance mists that you like the most and one that fits in with your occasion and preference.

    Skin preparation is key and it is best to use a body mist on freshly showered or bathed skin. Your skin needs to be clean and dry. If you have sensitive skin, you can also apply a moisturizer before using the mist to help lock in the scent.

    Give the body mist bottle a gentle shake before using it. This helps mix the fragrance and any moisturizing or hydrating ingredients that may have settled at the bottom.

    Hold the body mist bottle about 6-8 inches (15-20 cm) away from your body. Aim the nozzle at the area you want to apply the mist to. Common areas include your wrists, neck, chest, and behind your ears.

    Start with a light spritz or two, as body mists are typically more delicate than perfumes or colognes. You can always add more if you’d like a stronger scent, but it’s better to start conservatively to avoid over application.

    After applying the body mist, resist the urge to rub it into your skin. The same rule applies whether it’s your favourite perfume or a body mist. Let it air dry naturally and avoid rubbing as this can disrupt the fragrance molecules and affect the longevity of the scent.

    Perfume body mist spray


    Throughout the day, especially in hot weather or if you want to refresh the scent, you can reapply the body mist as desired. It’s convenient to carry the small bottle with you for touch-ups.

    If you’re using other fragrance products like perfumes, lotions, or shower gels from the same FM World line, consider layering them to enhance the longevity and depth of the scent.

    Remember that the longevity of a body mist may not be as long as a perfume or eau de toilette, so reapplication may be necessary to maintain the fragrance throughout the day.

    Additionally, how you store your body mist can also affect its quality; it’s best to store it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and heat.

    Using FM World body mist can be a delightful addition to your daily routine, providing a burst of fragrance and freshness to enhance your overall scent profile.


    Using FM World body mist can be a wonderful way to stay refreshed and pleasantly scented, especially in hot weather.

    These body mists offer a range of benefits, including their refreshing and hydrating properties, a choice of four delightful scents and small enough to pop in your handbag to refresh during the day.

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    Enjoy a light and delightful fragrance that complements your daily routine. Whether you’re looking for a quick pick-me-up or a way to enhance your overall scent profile, FM World body mist can be a valuable addition to your skincare and fragrance collection.

    Remember to apply your chosen scent sparingly, reapply when needed throughout the day and enjoy a lighter version of your favourite fragrance during the warm weather.

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  • Perfumes

    FM 905 perfume review

    FM 905 perfume review

    As a fragrance enthusiast and someone who has worked in the perfume industry since 2015, I am always on the lookout for trying unique and alluring scents from our collection.

    Having access to the many samples gives me the perfect opportunity to try a new perfume whenever I need a new bottle.

    This also gives me the opportunity to review perfumes for you and give you information on some of our popular fragrances before a potential purchase.

    FM Perfume 905 is a unisex fragrance that has a gorgeous sharpness of plum, raspberry and rhubarb on its first spritz and immediately envelops you in a sophisticated aura that effortlessly balances such floral, fruity and woody notes. The perfect summer scent for chilling in the garden, enjoying time away on holiday and sitting in a beer garden for lunch with a friend.

    FM 905 perfume review
    FM 905 unisex perfume

    What to expect from this scent

    The initial burst of citrus top notes is invigorating, offering a vibrant and refreshing introduction to this perfume. As the fragrance settles on the skin, the heart notes reveal a delightful bouquet of floral accords that adds a touch of femininity without being overpowering, whilst still keeping some masculinity as a unisex fragrance.

    Sometimes we are risk of floral scented perfumes being too strong and overwhelming so FM 905 has a great balance that suits the skin and keeps its charm.

    The blend of these floral notes is skillfully harmonized, showcasing the craftsmanship behind this creation.

    What truly sets FM Perfume 905 apart is its seamless transition from a lively opening to a warm and woody base.

    The dry down ( the final stage as the top and middle notes dissipate ) is where this fragrance truly shines. As the woody notes combine with a subtle hint of sweetness, it creates a captivating and sensual allure.

    This is why it balances well as a unisex fragrance. Once the more feminine and fruity notes settle, the base notes are what we smell throughout the day.

    The longevity of the fragrance is impressive, like many of the other perfumes within the collection, it stays close to the skin for hours, maintaining its alluring character throughout the day or evening.

    A scent that will turn heads and have others asking what fragrance you are wearing.

    This is one of the reasons why FM World perfumes are so popular. They have created lasting scents at an affordable price.

    We know that many of the designer fragrances can be at the higher end of the price scale so if you still want a gorgeous scent without having to pay more than an FM perfume is a great choice.

    Another aspect worth noting is the versatility of FM Perfume 905. It strikes the perfect balance between being suitable for everyday wear as well as special occasions and being a unisex fragrance, opens the door to both men and women to enjoy this wonderful scent.

    Whether you’re heading to the office, meeting friends for a casual outing, or attending a formal event, this fragrance effortlessly adapts. It elevates your confidence and leaves a lasting impression on those around you, something we all strive for when wearing our favourite scent.

    The packaging of FM Perfume 905 also reflects the elegance of the scent. The bottle’s sleek design and minimalistic aesthetic makes it a delightful addition to any perfume collection or dressing table.

    Unlike many celebrity designer bottles, FM have aimed to keep their bottles and packaging simple yet still classy so that the cost to the customer is kept as low as possible.

    FM perfume No.905 fragrance notes

    Top notes: plum, raspberry, rhubarb, pomegranate, clove

    Heart: pink pepper, jasmine, opoponax, patchouli, lily

    Base: guaiac wood, cedarwood, amberwood, incense, vanilla


    FM Perfume stands for “Federico Mahora Perfume,” and it is a brand known for producing high-quality fragrances inspired by popular designer scents.

    FM Perfume operates under the multi-level marketing (MLM) business model, where independent distributors (like myself) promote and sell the company products directly to consumers.

    The brand aims to offer affordable alternatives to expensive designer perfumes, allowing customers to experience similar scents at a more budget-friendly price point.

    FM Perfume’s products include a wide range of fragrances for both men and women, as well as other related products such as cosmetics, body care items, and home fragrances.

    The company often highlights the quality and long-lasting nature of their fragrances, comparing them to well-known designer brands.

    For those who are familiar FM perfumes, may already have noticed that FM 905 has very similar notes to Jo Malone’s Pomegranate Noir. This particular scent is currently one of Jo Malones’s most popular scents in the perfume world today.


    Fragrance notes of Jo Malone- Pomegranate Noir

    Top notes: Pomegranate, Rhubarb, Plum, Raspberry, Watermelon

    Middle notes: Clove, Pink Pepper, Guaiac Wood, Olibanum, Opoponax, Rose, Jasmine, Lily-of-the-Valley

    Base notes: Virginia Cedar, Patchouli, Musk, Amber.



    FM 905 perfume review

    As you can see, both bottles have similar fragrance notes and it is important to remember that FM perfumes are not copies of the designer scents. They simply use the same fragrance wheel and perfume oil manufacturer to create their unique range.

    Related article: FM World perfumes


    FM Perfume 905 is a captivating fragrance that works very well for both men and women. From the invigorating citrus opening to the enchanting woody dry down, it’s of little surprise that this fragrance is one of their best-sellers.

    The interaction of notes ensures an experience that is both memorable and versatile, making it an essential choice for anyone looking for a signature scent.

    If you’re in search of a fragrance that embodies grace, allure and longevity, FM Perfume 905 comes highly recommended.



    FM PERFUME 905

    Price: £34.00 purchased direct from FM World

    Distributor price : £24.00 ( register for a FREE account here)

    Size of bottle: 50ml

    My rating: 9.5 out of 10

    Products available in the same scent

    Body spray

    FM 905 perfume review
    FM 905 body spray

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  • Car perfume,  Christmas gifts,  Father’s Day,  Gifts,  Perfumes

    Car perfume diffuser

    Many of us drive a vehicle these days and it has become an essential purchase to get us to and from work as well as travelling around for personal use. Just like our home, we like our mode of transport to smell good too.



    The car perfume diffuser appears to have been hidden under the radar over the years with drivers opting for the cardboard style air fresheners that hang from the rear view mirror or the gel pods that attach to the dashboard.

    Depending on how much you have paid for the air freshener and where it’s been purchased, some struggle to hold their scent and we are left disappointed when it needs replacing after just a couple of weeks.

    Car perfume diffuser

    Whilst some have a delightful and delicate scent, there are some on the market that are a little too overpowering, so it’s worth choosing wisely.

    Just like your favourite fragrance of perfume or aftershave, passengers don’t want to be hit with a strong scent as soon as they grab a lift from you. Subtle fragrance notes are far more pleasurable and more suited for a confined space.

    Car air fresheners are a great addition to your vehicle and can help to mask any unwanted smells such as pet hair, cigarette smoke and food. Many of the air fresheners are produced with the scent of vanilla, a popular choice but not everyone’s favourite scent as it can smell too sickly when use in a confined area such as your car.

    Another downside is that unlike perfume diffusers, the scent can’t be adjusted for comfort so it’s often all or nothing.

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    Car perfume diffuser

    Car perfume diffusers are devices designed to add pleasant scents to the interior of a car. They work similarly to other types of air fresheners but are specifically designed for use in vehicles.

    These diffusers usually come in small, compact forms that can be easily attached to the car’s air vents, placed in cup holders, or hung from the rear view mirror.

    They are often designed to be visually appealing and complement the car’s interior decoration and come in various shapes, sizes and designs to match our individual preferences.

    SAUVAGE Men’s Perfume Car Air Freshener / Oil Diffuser / Car Fragrance

    Car perfume diffuser


    The diffusers use a scented medium (material or substance that carries and releases the fragrance in a perfume diffuser) to disperse the fragrance within the car. This medium can be in the form of a liquid, gel, or solid scent pellet.

    Many car perfume diffusers are designed to attach to the car’s air vents. This allows the air from the vents to pass through or around the scented element, carrying the fragrance throughout the cabin when the ventilation system is turned on.

    Some diffusers use heat or airflow generated by the car’s ventilation system to help release the scent. Heat can accelerate the evaporation of scented liquids, while airflow disperses the fragrance more effectively.

    Some diffusers have adjustable settings that allow you to control the intensity of the fragrance release. This is helpful for finding the right balance of scent for your preference and also helps your perfume diffuser to last longer.

    Depending on the design, car perfume diffusers may require refills of scented liquids, gels, or pellets after a certain period. Refills are sold separately and are available in various fragrances from places such as eBay.

    When using car perfume diffusers, it’s important to consider the safety of the product. Ensure that the chosen diffuser doesn’t obstruct your view while driving and doesn’t interfere with the proper functioning of the car’s ventilation system.

    Car perfume diffusers come in a wide range of fragrance options, from traditional floral and fruity scents to more unique and exotic blends.

    12 x Magic Tree Little Tree Hanging Air Freshener Freshner Car Assorted Bundle


    Car perfume diffuser

    Another bonus is that many on the market today come with the same fragrances as the designer perfumes. A perfect accessory to the car if you have a particular celebrity perfume that you enjoy wearing.

    It is a personal preference and scents vary widely, so it’s a good idea to choose a fragrance that you find pleasant and that won’t be overwhelming during long drives.

    Cleaning your car’s interior and the diffuser itself will also prevent any buildup of residue and keep your vehicle smelling good for longer.

    Traditional air fresheners come in various forms such as hanging cardboard or gel-based air fresheners, aerosol sprays and scented sachets. They have been widely available for a longer time and are often more affordable and accessible than the perfume diffuser.

    These are usually classed as more premium products with a sophisticated and long-lasting fragrance experience compared to traditional air fresheners.

    Lynx AFRICA Vent Car Air Freshener Fragrance Scent A1637


    Car perfume diffuser

    Safety considerations

    Visibility and Distraction: Ensure that the diffuser’s placement does not obstruct your view while driving. Hanging objects from the rear view mirror, for example, can potentially block your line of sight and create a distraction.

    Ventilation System: If you’re attaching the diffuser to the air vents, make sure it doesn’t block or interfere with the proper functioning of the ventilation system. A blocked vent could affect airflow and heating or cooling performance.

    Fragrance Intensity: While a pleasant fragrance can be enjoyable, an overpowering scent can be distracting or even cause discomfort, especially during longer drives. Choose a diffuser with adjustable settings so you can control the intensity of the fragrance.

    Allergies and Sensitivities: Be mindful of any passengers in your car who might have allergies, sensitivities, or asthma. Some strong fragrances could trigger adverse reactions in sensitive individuals.

    Product Quality: Choose reputable brands and products to ensure the quality and safety of the diffuser. Poorly made or cheaply manufactured products might pose safety risks, such as leaking liquids or melting materials.

    Temperature Considerations: Depending on the design, some diffusers might use heat to disperse the fragrance. Make sure that any heat-emitting parts of the diffuser are designed to operate safely within the car’s environment.

    Regular Maintenance: Keep the interior of your car clean and periodically clean the diffuser itself to prevent any buildup of residue or mold, which could affect air quality.

    Flammability: If the diffuser uses a liquid or flammable material, be cautious to prevent leaks or spills that could create a fire hazard.

    Child and Pet Safety: If you have children or pets travelling in the car, make sure the diffuser is not within their reach, as they might accidentally tamper with it.

    Compliance with Regulations: Depending on your jurisdiction, there might be regulations regarding the use of certain car accessories. Ensure that the diffuser you’re using complies with local laws and regulations.

    Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for installation, usage and maintenance.


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    How long do they last

    The longevity of a car perfume diffuser’s scent can vary based on several factors, including the type of diffuser, the quality of the fragrance, the ambient temperature, and the frequency of use.

    Liquid or Oil Diffusers: Car perfume diffusers that use scented liquids or oils typically have a longer-lasting fragrance compared to some other types. These diffusers often come with a small bottle of scented liquid that you pour into the diffuser. The duration the fragrance lasts can range from several weeks to a couple of months, depending on the amount of liquid used and the settings of the diffuser.

    Solid Gel or Bead Diffusers: These diffusers contain scented gels or beads that slowly release fragrance over time. They can last anywhere from a few weeks to a couple of months, depending on the size of the diffuser and the quality of the scent medium.

    Scented Cardboard or Paper Diffusers: Hanging cardboard or paper air fresheners are often less long-lasting than other types of diffusers. They might provide fragrance for a few weeks to a month.

    Heat-Based Diffusers: Some diffusers use heat to accelerate the evaporation of scented liquids. These can potentially have a shorter lifespan, as the heat can cause the liquid to evaporate more quickly.

    Airflow-Based Diffusers: Diffusers that rely on the car’s ventilation system to disperse fragrance might have a longer lifespan since they release scent in smaller amounts when the air is flowing.

    Black Car Diffuser Air Freshener Free P&P with 2 random fragrance sticks


    Car perfume diffuser


    It’s important to note that the perception of fragrance can also change over time. You might become accustomed to the scent, leading you to believe that the diffuser’s effectiveness has decreased when it’s actually still releasing fragrance.

    Factors such as temperature can impact the diffusion rate of the fragrance. Higher temperatures can cause the scent to evaporate more quickly, while lower temperatures can extend its lifespan. Additionally, if you have the diffuser set to a higher intensity, it might run out faster.

    Car branded cologne

    To maximize the lifespan of your car perfume diffuser, follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for usage and consider using it at a lower intensity setting if adjustable. Keep in mind that individual experiences can vary based on the specific product and usage conditions.

    Car perfume diffusers also make a great gift for Father’s Day or as a stocking filler for Christmas gift ideas.

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  • FM World,  Perfumes,  Shopping,  Signature scents,  The cost of perfume

    FM fragrance list 2023

    Enter the scented journey that captivates your senses with our latest compilation of beautiful perfumes from the FM fragrance list 2023.

    Each of our bottles tells a story and delights our emotions with their unique scents. As we float in and out of seasons, we need to keep on to of which fragrances are most suitable for the weather, alongside the occasion.

    The current selection brings together a harmony of aromas, ranging from the timeless classics that send us on a nostalgic journey to the luxurious blends that redefine modern elegance and class.

    The perfume world has captivated us for many years and our collection of FM World Perfumes is no exception.

    With a symphony of aromatic taste, our perfumes are carefully crafted to entice, enchant and evoke all of your emotions. We are committed to excellence and a dedication to crafting perfumes that tell stories.

    FM World Perfumes invites you to explore a universe where each bottle holds the essence of elegance, sophistication and uniqueness.

    FM fragrance list 2023



    Whether you are looking for a signature scent that resonates with your own personality or for purchasing as a gift for someone that sends a message of thoughtfulness, our range offers an exquisite bouquet of choices that cater to every preference and occasion.

    FM World- an insight


    FM World is a company known for producing and distributing perfumes, cosmetics and other related products through a network marketing or multi-level marketing (MLM) business model.

    The company operates by having independent representatives, also known as distributors, like myself, who promote and sell their products directly to consumers.

    FM World, also known as Federico Mahora World, has gained attention for its extensive range of fragrances that are often inspired by well-known designer scents but offered at a more affordable price.

    These perfumes are typically referred to as “FM perfumes” and are marketed as high-quality alternatives to expensive designer fragrances.

    N.B Our perfumes are NOT copies of any designer fragrances. We use the same fragrance wheel and buy perfume oil from the same factory (DROM) as the designer perfume companies.

    FM fragrance list 2023

    FM perfumes have gained popularity over the years for several reasons.

    Affordability: One of the main reasons FM perfumes have become popular is their affordability. They offer high-quality fragrances that are inspired by well-known designer scents at a fraction of the cost. This allows consumers to enjoy a wide range of scents without breaking the bank.

    Variety: FM World offers a vast and diverse range of fragrances, catering to different preferences and tastes. Whether someone prefers floral, fruity, oriental, or woody scents, there’s likely an FM perfume that matches their preference.

    Quality: While our perfumes are more affordable than designer fragrances, they are often praised for their quality. Many users find that the scent longevity and overall experience of wearing FM perfumes are comparable to more expensive options.

    Similarity to Designer Scents: FM perfumes are often inspired by popular designer fragrances, and they strive to capture the essence of these scents. For individuals who enjoy the aroma of high-end perfumes but can’t afford them, FM perfumes provide a more accessible alternative.

    Accessibility: FM perfumes are typically sold through independent distributors who may operate online or through social networks. This makes us readily available to a wide audience without the need to visit a physical store.

    Social Selling: The multi-level marketing (MLM) model used by FM World involves independent distributors who sell the products. This approach can create a sense of community and personal connection, as distributors often share their experiences and recommendations with potential customers.

    Personalized Service: Many distributors offer personalized recommendations based on customers’ preferences, helping individuals find scents that match their style and personality. Takes a look at our reviews section where I have reviewed several of the FM perfumes.

    Word of Mouth: Positive reviews and recommendations from satisfied customers and distributors can contribute to the popularity of FM perfumes. Personal testimonials and social media posts can generate buzz and interest in the products.

    It’s important to note that while FM perfumes have gained popularity for these reasons, opinions about them can vary. Some people appreciate the affordable and diverse options, while others may have different preferences when it comes to fragrances and purchasing methods. As with any product, it’s a good idea to research and try out FM perfumes for yourself to determine if they align with your preferences and expectations.

    We’re always happy to answer any questions so get touch if you’d like to find out more about how to purchase samples.

    How did it begin


    FM World was founded by Artur Trawiński in Poland. Artur established FM Group in 2004, and the company later re branded to FM World.

    FM perfumes are generally considered to be affordable when compared to many high-end designer fragrances.

    The main appeal of FM perfumes lies in offering high-quality scents that are inspired by popular designer fragrances, but at a fraction of the cost.

    This affordability makes them an attractive option for individuals who want to enjoy a variety of scents without the hefty price tag associated with luxury brands.


    It’s important to note that the cost of perfumes can vary based on factors such as the specific fragrance, its ingredients, the concentration of the perfume (e.g., eau de parfum, eau de toilette) and the size of the bottle.

    FM World offers a wide range of perfumes with different price points, allowing customers to choose options that fit their budget.

    Travel size perfumes

    Keep in mind that affordability is relative and can vary depending on individual preferences and financial situations. It’s a good idea to explore the offerings and prices of FM perfumes through official FM World distributors or the company’s website to get a better understanding of their pricing structure and how it aligns with your budget.

    FM perfumes often come in simple and understated bottles for a few reasons:

    Cost-Effectiveness: By opting for simple bottle designs, FM World can reduce production and packaging costs. This cost savings can then be passed on to consumers, allowing them to enjoy high-quality fragrances at a more affordable price. We are very much focused on putting the customer first.

    Focus on Fragrance: Simple bottles allow the fragrance itself to take center stage. Without elaborate or intricate designs, the emphasis remains on the scent and its quality, rather than on the packaging.

    Versatility and Mass Appeal: Simple bottle designs tend to have a universal and timeless appeal. They can cater to a wider range of tastes and preferences, making the perfumes suitable for a broader audience.

    Concentration on Brand Image: FM World may prioritize building its brand image around the quality and affordability of its products rather than elaborate packaging. This approach aligns with their mission to provide quality scents without the high price tag.

    Minimalistic creativity: Many consumers appreciate minimalistic and clean designs. Simple bottles can exude a sense of elegance and sophistication that resonates with individuals who prefer a more understated aesthetic.

    Environmental Considerations: In some cases, companies may opt for simpler packaging to reduce their environmental impact. Less elaborate packaging can result in less waste and a smaller carbon footprint.

    It’s important to note that while many of our perfumes come in simple bottles, our focus is on the quality of the fragrance itself. Different consumers have varying preferences when it comes to packaging and design and FM World’s choice of simple bottles reflects its commitment to offering affordable and high-quality scents to a diverse range of individuals.

    Can anyone wear FM fragrances


    FM perfumes are generally suitable for individuals of various ages. FM World offers a wide range of fragrances with diverse notes and compositions, making it possible for people of all age groups to find scents that resonate with their preferences and find ones that are most suitable.

    Related article:Fragrances for children

    Here’s why FM perfumes can be suitable for any age.

    We offer a variety of fragrances that span different scent families, from floral and fruity to woody and oriental. This diversity ensures that people of all ages can find scents that align with their personal tastes.

    The range includes both classic and contemporary fragrances. Classic scents might appeal to older generations who appreciate traditional aromas, while modern and trendy fragrances can attract the younger generation seeking more current olfactory experiences.

    We provide perfumes in various concentrations such as eau de parfum (EDP) and eau de toilette (EDT). This allows you to choose a concentration that suits your preference and how long you want the scent to last.

    Fragrance preferences are subjective and can vary widely regardless of age. What matters most is finding a scent that resonates with an individual’s personality, style and mood.

    The affordability of our perfumes can make them an attractive option for people of all ages. Budget considerations are relevant to everyone and FM World’s pricing allows a broader range of individuals to access quality fragrances.

    FM World offers a wide range of products beyond just perfume.

    Our product line spans various categories so sign up to our latest newsletter for access to our current catalogue and news in the perfume world.

    Take a look at our perfume list for men and women, along with a list of products that have the same scent as some of our most popular fragrances.

    As you can see from the list, we have written a designer perfume next to the relevant bottle of FM perfume. This is to be used just as a guide so that you can easily see which fragrance from FM has a similar scent to the branded bottles.

    The list can be downloaded by clicking the PDF link below. Included in the list is a range of other products that have been product with some of the most popular scents such as the wardrobe fragrances and solid perfumes.




    Pure and Pure Royal perfumes-The difference explained

    Lots of designers choose fancy bottles and packaging but you can see from FM World perfume that our bottles are simplistic yet still sophisticated.

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  • History,  Perfumes

    The fragrance wheel

    Have you ever used the fragrance wheel when looking to purchase a new scent? Many of us simply use our sense of smell to determine if we like a perfume or aftershave but the fragrance wheel allows us to visually see which fragrance notes sit in which category.

    The fragrance wheel was created by Michael Edwards, a leading fragrance expert and consultant.

    The fragrance wheel


    He developed the wheel in 1983 as a visual representation to categorize and classify different types of fragrances based on their dominant scent characteristics. This would make it easier to find a scent under a specific category.

    Michael Edwards is well-known in the perfume industry for his extensive knowledge and expertise in fragrances. His creation of the fragrance wheel has become a widely used tool in the world of perfumery, helping both professionals and consumers understand and appreciate the diverse range of scents available in the market.

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    How the fragrance wheel works


    The wheel is divided into four main fragrance families or categories, which are further subdivided into subcategories.

    Each section represents a different type of scent, and the relationships between the sections indicate how similar or dissimilar the fragrances are to each other. The main fragrance families are:

    Perfume creation is a meticulous and artistic process that involves blending various aromatic ingredients to craft a harmonious and appealing scent.


    Floral: This is the largest category and includes fragrances that primarily feature the scents of flowers. It is further divided into subcategories like Floral White (white flowers such as jasmine, tuberose, and lily of the valley), Floral Green (green and natural-smelling floral notes), and Floral Woody Musk (floral notes combined with woody and musky elements).

    Oriental: This category is characterized by warm, exotic, and sensual scents. It is divided into Oriental Soft (light and powdery), Oriental Floral (floral with oriental base), and Oriental Woody (woody with oriental base).

    Woody: Fragrances in this family feature predominantly woody scents. It includes subcategories like Woody Earthy (earthy and mossy), Woody Fresh (woody with a fresh and citrus touch), and Woody Oriental (woody with oriental base notes).

    Fresh: This category consists of crisp, clean, and invigorating scents. It includes subcategories like Aromatic Fougère (herbal and fern-like scents), Citrus (citrus-based scents), and Water (aquatic and marine scents).

    Each of these four main categories can be further divided into more specific subcategories, resulting in a comprehensive representation of different fragrance types. The fragrance wheel helps both consumers and perfume professionals to understand the aromatic composition of a fragrance and find scents that suit their preferences.

    Fragrance creators and marketers also use the fragrance wheel to identify market gaps and trends, allowing them to develop new and innovative perfumes that cater to different consumer preferences.

    Additionally, the fragrance wheel aids in creating harmonious blends by identifying complementary scents from different categories.

    However, it’s essential to note that the fragrance wheel is just a guide, and some fragrances may not fit neatly into a specific category. Perfumes often feature a combination of scents from various families, making them unique and distinctive.

    Nonetheless, the fragrance wheel remains a valuable tool in the perfume industry, facilitating communication and understanding among perfume enthusiasts and professionals alike.


    As a distributor for a perfume company called FM World UK, I have used the fragrance wheel on many an occasion to help potential customers with choosing the right scent, especially if they are looking to try something new.


    Men’s fragrance wheel                                                                          Women’s fragrance wheel



    Sometimes we don’t automatically recognise which family a particular scent falls into so with the FM World wheel, we have a male and female side. There is an inner wheel with an arrow that can be moved to a designated fragrance family and then within that selection, we are able to see which perfume numbers fall within that fragrance family.

    It is also worth remembering that it is best to try a perfume sample first before a purchase to ensure it suits your skin type and occasion.


    A world of fragrances



    Fragrances, also commonly known as perfumes or scents, have been an essential part of human culture for thousands of years. These aromatic compositions are created to evoke pleasant sensations and stimulate our olfactory sense.

    Fragrances play a significant role in enhancing our personal identity, expressing emotions, and creating lasting impressions on others. Many of us have been wearing fragrances from an early age, and some, like myself, may have experimented with garden flowers when younger.

    Related article: psychology of perfume

    The history of fragrances dates back to ancient civilizations like Egypt, Mesopotamia and India, where aromatic oils and natural ingredients were used for religious rituals, therapeutic purposes and beautification.

    As trade and cultural exchanges flourished, the art of perfumery spread to Greece and Rome, becoming an essential part of their societies.

    The process of creating a fragrance, known as perfumery, involves blending various aromatic compounds to achieve a scent that is both appealing and balanced.

    Perfumers use a combination of essential oils, aromatic extracts, synthetic molecules, and other ingredients to craft unique fragrances with different notes and accords.

    These notes are categorized into three main types: top notes, middle notes (also known as heart notes) and base notes. The relationship of these notes over time creates the fragrance’s overall character and longevity.

    Top notes are the initial, brief and temporary scents that you smell immediately after applying a fragrance. They are usually light and refreshing, often derived from citrus fruits or other bright and zesty elements.

    Middle notes emerge after the top notes disappear and form the heart of the fragrance. They create the theme and personality of the scent, which can be floral, spicy, woody, or other distinctive accords.

    Base notes are the foundation of the fragrance and provide depth and longevity. They typically consist of rich and robust ingredients like woods, musk, or vanilla. These notes will be the scent that will last through the duration of your perfume or aftershave and the ones that will sit on the skin for the longest time.

    Fragrances can be classified into several categories, such as floral, oriental, woody, citrus and gourmand, among others. Each category has its own unique characteristics, making it suitable for different occasions, seasons, and personal preferences.

    Over time, fragrances have evolved and perfumers continue to explore new ingredients and innovative techniques to create captivating scents.

    The fragrance industry has also expanded to include various product forms, such as eau de parfum, eau de toilette, cologne, body sprays and scented lotions, catering for every individual and their needs.

    Beyond personal use, fragrances have found their way into other industries, such as aromatherapy, where certain scents are believed to have therapeutic effects on mood and emotions.

    Additionally, fragrances are used in household products, like candles and air fresheners, to create pleasant living spaces.

    Related article: aromatherapy oils



    Crafted by the expert hands of Michael Edwards, this ingenious tool has etched its mark on the perfume industry, simplifying the complexities of aromas and creating a shared language for enthusiasts, professionals, and consumers alike.

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  • Perfumes

    Psychology of perfume

    We have discussed many topics on fragrances within this website, from choosing the right scent to the best places on the skin to wear it so let’s take a deeper look inside the psychology of perfume.



    Psychology as a topic has always been an interest of mine and we usually associate it with the study of behaviour and the mind, including why we do the things we do and how our thoughts and feelings are processed.

    What about how a perfume scent makes us feel? Many of us wear a perfume or cologne on a daily basis and there’s a reason why we do.

    To make us feel happy, content, desirable, clean and fresh. It’s a fascinating area that explores the powerful effects that fragrance scents can have on human emotions, our behaviour and perception.

    Perfumes have been used for thousands of years for various purposes, including religious rituals, personal grooming, and as status symbols.

    Today, the fragrance industry is a multi-billion-dollar market, driven by the psychological impact of scents on individuals and their social interactions. Scents can make a huge difference to everyone’s life so let’s take a look at some key aspects of the psychology of perfume.

    Psychology of perfume


    Psychology of perfume


    We know that as soon as we sniff a certain fragrance, the scent has the ability to trigger emotional and memory associations. Perhaps you wore a certain perfume for your wedding or a particular scent that a family member once wore  triggers a memory of a loved one that has passed.

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    Smells have a direct connection to the limbic system (the emotional control centre of our brains). The part of the brain responsible for emotions and memory.

    Certain scents can evoke nostalgia, joy, relaxation, or even trigger negative emotions based on experiences associated with those smells.

    For example, the smell of a certain flower might remind someone of their childhood or a particular event and the smell of peppermint is associated with increased alertness and improved concentration.

    Perfumes have the ability to influence our mood and emotional state. Certain scents are known for their calming and relaxing effects, such as lavender or chamomile and can help to reduce stress and anxiety.

    Something that we all experience during today’s demanding world.

    Fragrances can be used as a means of emotional regulation. Some individuals may intentionally wear a particular scent when they need to boost their confidence before an important event or soothe their nerves in stressful situations.

    This association between scent and emotional states can create a comforting and familiar foundation.

    Psychology of perfume

    In previous years, perfumes and fragrances have been manufactured specifically for men or women, maintaining the idea that certain fragrances are more suitable for one gender over the other.

    Nowadays, things have moved on and there has been a huge rise in unisex fragrances which are very popular today.

    Additionally, citrus or fruit scents are often uplifting and can promote feelings of happiness and energy. I am definitely a lover of fruit notes to help with my well-being.

    It’s like wearing the sunshine on my skin and now and then when the scent reaches my nose, I feel uplifted and happy.

    Many of us have heard of signature scents and perfumes can be an essential item to bring self-expression and define our personal identity.


    We tend to choose fragrances that align with our personality or the image we want to project to the world. Some people may prefer floral scents because of their femininity, while others may opt for wood or musk notes to express strength and sensuality.

    Each of us are unique so our scent will be too.

    Related article: Signature fragrances

    Perfume smells plays a significant role in human attraction and sensuality.

    Pheromones, which are chemical signals that animals (including humans) release, can influence mate selection and attraction.

    Although the effects of pheromones in humans are still debated, certain fragrances are marketed as having aphrodisiac qualities, aiming to enhance attractiveness and allure.

    You can see a collection here at FM World where we have our range of pheromone fragrances for men and women.

    The psychology of perfume is also evident in how we perceive and interact with luxury brands.

    It’s no surprise that many of us a drawn to the higher priced perfumes but it’s not because of their price tag. Celebrities have a big influence over us and we enjoy following the lives of particular stars.

    By purchasing a scent that our favourite celebrity wears or has endorsed, makes us feel that bit closer to them.

    Companies are clever too with the way they market perfumes and cologne. They design and position fragrances to align with their brand image and target audience.

    For instance, a sports brand might create a fresh and invigorating scent to appeal to active individuals, while a luxury fashion brand may opt for a more sophisticated and elegant fragrance to reflect its identity.


    psychology of perfume


    Each of these will result in having an impact on the purchaser.

    If you have ever been into a large department store such as Debenhams, you will have noticed a specific counter full of fragrances and an assistant poised, ready to spray you as you walk past.

    It’s worth remembering that these extra details are just a snippet of what we pay when purchasing high end perfumes such as Chanel, Baccarat Rouge and Creed.

    Quite often, the scent can be smelt as soon as you walk into a large store as it wafts in every direction.

    This encourages the shopper to investigate the scent and retailers know exactly which fragrances to select for the biggest impact during that particular season or time of year, such as Christmas.

    High-end perfumes often come with a higher price tag, creating a perception of exclusivity and sophistication. The scent itself can evoke a sense of luxury and prestige, influencing how people view the brand and its products.

    We have learned through this website that affordable fragrances are just as luxurious as the top end expensive brands and we should go with what we can afford and what suits our skin type.

    Perfume scent can be influenced by our individual experiences. Some scents may be more appealing for certain events such as a wedding where a more delicate fragrance is suitable, especially where a lot of people attend.

    No one wants an overpowering fragrance that takes away the beauty of the day. For a more relaxed event such as an evening out and perhaps during the winter, stronger scents work very well and are often more suitable for making an impact.

    It’s no secret that perfumes play a big part in aromatherapy. This form of alternative medicine is hugely popular and utilizes the psychological impact of scents to promote well-being and address certain health issues.


    Many people try to avoid taking medication so whilst essentials oils should not be a replacement for medical treatment, certain oils and fragrances are believed to have therapeutic effects.

    Alleviating stress and calming the mind or improving sleep quality. Lavender is very popular for helping those who suffer with difficulty sleeping.

    You must not rely on the information on our website as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare provider

    Related article: Aromatherapy oils


    It’s important to recognize that we all react differently with perfumes and it’s the individual who will find the perfume that most suits them and the occasion.

    The psychology of perfume is a complex and intricate field, blending biology, psychology, culture and personal experiences to understand the profound influence that scents can have on our emotions and behaviours.

    Perfumes have such an uplifting experience for both men and women and the joy that hundreds of scents can bring us as individuals.



    The psychology of perfume is a complex field that delves into human behaviour, emotions, marketing strategies as well as sensory experiences.

    The way we respond to scents is deeply ingrained in our soul, making perfumes a powerful tool for shaping emotions, memories, and social interactions.

    Whichever perfume you choose, enjoy the power that each individual scent can bring.

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  • Candles,  Floating candles

    Floating candles

    Floating candles are very popular and have gained widespread popularity for various reasons. They create a visually stunning display that captures our attention when they give off a calm glow.

    The reflection from the water creates a mesmerising atmosphere, similar to gazing into an open fire.

    They are a popular choice for adding a touch of elegance to any home or for table decorations at special occasions and events.



    Floating candles

    Floating candles are very versatile too, besides using them for occasions such as weddings or dinner parties.

    They can also add relaxation when taking a bath and help to calm the mind as well as a table decoration for a romantic dinner for two to create a cosy atmosphere. They are very easy to use and require minimal effort to set up.

    Your chosen candles can be placed in any water-filled container, such as a bowl or clear vase and they will create a beautiful display instantly. One of the reasons why floating candles are so popular is because of their accessibility and affordability.

    They can be found in local stores, online and in candle shops with the choice of a variety of candles available.

    Floating candles offer endless decorative possibilities. If you were to search up decorative floating candles, you will see how they can be combined with other elements such as flowers, petals, or decorative accents to create stunning centerpieces or Tablescapes. This has become a new trend where your table has a combination of tableware, centerpieces and decorations.

    This versatility allows individuals to customize the look and feel of their displays according to their personal style or the specific event theme. They look stunning whenever you attend a function such as a wedding and they set a beautiful scene for a wonderful event. They add a touch of elegance to any occasion as well as everyday moments when we just want to relax and switch off. We all strive for quality time for our health and emotional well-being.


    There is also a symbolic meaning associated with tranquility, spirituality and reflection when we use floating candles. Many people appreciate the deeper significance and the sense of calm they evoke. As a result, floating candles are used in rituals, ceremonies and cultural festivals to represent purification, renewal or remembrance.

    How do they work


    Floating candles are designed to float on the surface of water. They are typically made of materials that are lighter than water, such as wax or other floating substances.

    This buoyant nature allows the candles to effortlessly stay afloat and move with the gentle movement of the water. It’s very relaxing to watch as they bob gently on the water.

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    Hestia Set Of 3 silver Floating candles in VASES with grey faux flowers

    floating candles

    They have a wick that is embedded in the center, in the same way as traditional candles.

    The wick is typically made of cotton or another combustible material that can absorb the melted wax and act as a fuel source. When the wick is lit, the heat of the flame melts the surrounding wax, creating liquid fuel for the flame to sustain itself.

    As the floating candle burns, the heat of the flame continues to melt the wax. The liquid wax is then drawn up the wick through capillary action, where it is vaporized and consumed by the flame, creating a continuous cycle of fuel supply.

    The burning process is controlled, and the flame remains steady as long as there is sufficient wax being drawn up the wick.

    How to burn your floating candle 

    Pink Floating Candles Unscented Long Burning Time Tealights Wedding, Christmas


    floating candles


    Floating candles are designed to maintain stability while burning on the water’s surface. The base of the candle is usually wider or flat to prevent the candles from tipping over. Additionally, the water acts as a cooling agent, which helps with reducing the risk of the flame spreading or causing accidents.



    As with all candles, never leave them unattended. Keep them away from flammable materials and ensure that they are placed in containers deep enough to prevent the flame from reaching the bottom or sides of the container. Keeping this in mind will then ensure that you can enjoy the candles to their fullest. Floating candles make lovely gifts too.

    Scented and unscented

    They can be scented, but not all floating candles have a fragrance. The availability of scented floating candles depends on the specific product and brand you choose.

    Assorted Floating Flower Scented Candles by Hana Blossom


    Floating candles

    Scented floating candles are typically made by infusing the wax with fragrance oils or essential oils during the manufacturing process. When the candle is lit, the heat releases the scent, creating a pleasant aroma in the surrounding area.

    If you specifically want scented floating candles, it’s important to check the product description or packaging to ensure that they are indeed scented. Some floating candles may have a specific scent mentioned, such as lavender, vanilla, or citrus, while others may be unscented.

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    floating candles


    Keep in mind that the scent of floating candles, especially when used in larger spaces or outdoors, may be more subtle compared to using other scented candle options such as candles that you would burn in a jar.

    However, they can still contribute to the overall sensory experience and add a touch of fragrance to the ambiance.

    If you prefer a stronger aroma, there are other options available that you can consider. Using scented oils, wax melts or diffusers alongside unscented floating candles can enhance the scent in the air. This allows you to customize the fragrance to your liking whilst still enjoying the visual beauty of floating candles.



    Floating candles

    Floating candles come in various sizes and shapes to suit different preferences and purposes. Common shapes include round, oval, or flower-like designs. The sizes can range from small tea light-sized candles to larger, more substantial ones that can create a more dramatic effect.

    The burn time of floating candles can vary depending on their size, composition and quality. Smaller floating candles may burn for a few hours, while larger ones can burn for several hours or even up to 10 or more hours.

    Check the packaging or description of your floating candle before your purchase to ensure you have the most suitable candle for your needs.


    The combination of their visual appeal, versatility, ease of use, affordability, and symbolism contributes to the popularity of floating candles among individuals who seek to create a captivating and serene atmosphere in their surroundings.

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  • Perfumes,  Signature scents

    Perfume fragrance families

    Understanding perfume fragrance families is the key to discovering the perfect scent that resonates with us and helps us to choose the perfect scent.

    Perfume and aftershave have the ability to awaken our emotions, create the perfect memories and reflect our personality. We are all individual so our choice of fragrance should be unique to us.

    Related article: Signature fragrances 

    In this article, I will take you on a fragrant journey through the different fragrance families. Each one has its own distinct characteristics and charm that will entice you to search for a suitable perfume or aftershave.

    The most commonly recognised fragrance families 

    1. Floral Fragrances: Composed of various floral notes like rose, jasmine, lily, and violet.

    2. Oriental Fragrances: Rich and exotic scents with notes of spices, resins, vanilla, and amber.

    3. Woody Fragrances: Earthy and warm scents characterized by notes such as sandalwood, cedarwood, and vetiver.

    4. Citrus Fragrances: Zesty and refreshing scents derived from citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, and grapefruits.

    5. Fresh Fragrances: Clean and crisp scents reminiscent of fresh air, green leaves, and aquatic accords.

    6. Gourmand Fragrances: Sweet and edible scents that evoke flavors like vanilla, caramel, chocolate, and spices.

    Perfume fragrance families

    Floral Fragrances

    Who doesn’t love a floral scent? Among the most popular fragrance families, floral scents seem to be the scent that many of us will go to as we are transported to bloom-filled gardens and delicate petals on a summer’s day.

    Perfume fragrance families

    Notes from flowers such as roses, jasmine, lilies and violets give floral fragrances that light and delicate or rich and luxurious charm.

    Whether you are looking for a scent to bring a touch of romance, an attractive aroma of a rose scent or the fresh radiance of a lily- floral scents definitely peak as the most feminine.

    Oriental Fragrances

    Oriental fragrances are known for their warmth, sensuality and appealing scents. These rich and complex fragrances are often distinguished by perfume notes of spices, resins, vanilla and amber.

    Perfume fragrance families

    They awaken a sense of mystery and attraction, transporting you to a faraway place. With their luxurious and rich nature, oriental fragrances are perfect for evening wear and special occasions. Those around you will notice such an alluring scent.








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    Woody Fragrances

    Woody perfumes capture nature around us and bring a sense of winter and delightful images of forests and trees. These scents have a gorgeous selection of notes such as sandalwood, cedarwood, patchouli and vetiver.

    Perfume fragrance families

    Woody fragrances can range from earthy and rugged to smooth and sophisticated. There is a great variety of scents within this family and they are very versatile, often being created as unisex fragrances.








    Citrus Fragrances

    If you love a zesty and invigorating citrus fragrance that are composed of notes obtained from citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, and grapefruits, these scents are refreshing, vibrant and perfect for the warmer weather.

    Perfume fragrance families

    Citrus fragrances are renowned for their uplifting and energizing qualities, making them ideal for those who prefer a vibrant and youthful ambiance.









    Fresh Fragrances

    Fresh fragrances have a clean and crisp scent of freshly laundered linen or a gentle breeze on a spring morning. They often feature notes like aquatic accords, green leaves, and light floral.


    perfume fragrance families

    These scents are perfect for everyday wear and those who prefer a subtle and understated fragrance that releases cleanliness and simplicity. Fresh scented perfumes are flexible scents that suit both men and women.

    Gourmand Fragrances:

    Gourmand fragrances tend to be very sweet and resemble desserts and sweet treats. Not everyone’s choice in a fragrance as they often incorporate notes of vanilla, caramel, chocolate, and spices, which some may find too overpowering.

    Perfume fragrance families
    Sweet Gourmand

    Nether the less, they are created with a mouthwatering aroma. Gourmand fragrances are beloved by those with a sweet tooth and those who want to leave a lasting impression with their unmistakable sweet, lingering scent.








    Popular perfumes of today

    1. Chanel No. 5: Launched in 1921, Chanel No. 5 is an iconic fragrance that has stood the test of time. It was one of the first perfumes to combine synthetic ingredients with natural essences, revolutionizing the industry.

    Chanel No. 5 is renowned for its timeless and sophisticated blend of floral and aldehydic notes, creating a luxurious and elegant scent that has become synonymous with femininity and classic style.

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    Perfume fragrance families

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    2. Dior J’adore: J’adore by Dior is a modern floral fragrance that exudes femininity, sensuality, and glamour. Its blend of fresh floral, such as rose, jasmine, and ylang-ylang, combined with fruity and musky undertones, creates a captivating and versatile scent.

    J’adore’s popularity can be attributed to its ability to strike a balance between timeless elegance and contemporary appeal, making it a favorite among women of all ages.



    Perfume fragrance families

    3. Acqua di Gio by Giorgio Armani: Acqua di Gio is a beloved fragrance for both men and women that captures the essence of the sea and sun-soaked Mediterranean beaches.

    With its invigorating blend of marine notes, citrus, and aromatic herbs, it offers a refreshing and crisp scent that evokes a sense of freedom and natural beauty.

    Acqua di Gio’s popularity lies in its ability to transport the wearer to a summery paradise, making it a go-to choice for many seeking a fresh and aquatic fragrance.

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    4. Guilty by Gucci: Guilty is a modern and seductive fragrance that has gained immense popularity since its release. It is characterized by a blend of warm and spicy notes, including pink pepper, lilac, and amber.

    Guilty’s allure stems from its bold and confident personality, appealing to individuals who embrace their individuality and want to make a statement with a captivating and provocative scent.

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    5. Bleu de Chanel: Bleu de Chanel is a highly acclaimed fragrance for men, renowned for its refined and versatile composition. It combines citrus notes with aromatic and woody accords, resulting in a fresh and sophisticated scent that can be worn for any occasion.

    Bleu de Chanel’s popularity is due to its ability to capture a modern masculinity that is both elegant and charismatic, resonating with men seeking a signature fragrance.

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    Perfume fragrance families

    These are just a few examples of popular fragrances, and there are countless others that have gained recognition and a dedicated following.

    The reasons for their popularity often include a combination of factors such as brand reputation, unique and well-crafted compositions, effective marketing, and the ability to evoke emotions and capture the spirit of the times.

    Ultimately, the popularity of a fragrance is a subjective matter influenced by personal preferences, cultural influences, and individual experiences.



    Embarking on a fragrant journey through the different fragrance families allows you to discover scents that resonate with your unique personality and personal preferences. We all enjoy different aromas and there is such a variety available to choose from.

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  • Candles,  Wax melts

    Recycle candles into wax melts

    We are very much into recycling many household items these days and recycling candles into wax melts is a great way to re purpose leftover candle wax and reduce waste.

    We all like to do our bit for the environment so by being creative and reusing candle wax, we not only find ourselves a new hobby but we can also re produce another popular home item to enjoy.

    Candles are bought for many occasions and we often find that certain types of candles burn unevenly to leave a lot of left over wax around the sides of the container. I have had many a candle that has ‘tunneled’ and the leftover wax along with its container has been thrown away.


    You can use your creativity and re use any candle jars you have at home by reading my article: reusing candle jars.

    Wax melts have gained popularity over the years so let’s take a look at why.


    Recycle candles into wax melts

    Scented Ambiance

    Wax melts are known for their ability to create a pleasant and inviting atmosphere. I love to walk into my clients homes and smell a candle that’s been burning as well as others commenting on the scent in my own house.

    Wax melts release aromatic fragrances when melted, filling the space with delightful scents.

    This can enhance the mood, create a relaxing ambiance, or add a touch of luxury to any room. They’re also good for eliminating pet and food smells.


    Compared to traditional candles that are lit, wax melts are considered a safer option because they don’t have an open flame.

    They are typically used with electric or tea light wax warmers, which provide a controlled heat source for melting the wax. This eliminates the risk of fire hazards, making them a popular choice, especially for those who have pets and small children.

    I personally use the tea light options as I find the flame relaxing to watch when it’s nearby.

    Easy to Use

    Wax melts are convenient to use. They come in small, compact shapes or cubes that are easy to handle and store. Place a wax melt or two into a wax warmer, turn it on, and wait for the fragrance to fill the air.

    Alternatively, light a tea light candle and watch the wax melt. There’s no need to worry about trimming wicks or cleaning up melted wax.

    Variety of Scents

    There is a wide option of scents available online at places such as eBay as well as here at FM World. Whether you prefer floral, fruity, woody, or seasonal fragrances, there is a wax melt available to suit your taste. At FM there are also options for buying wax melts to match your favourite perfume.

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    Wax melts have a longer lifespan compared to traditional candles. I was very surprised by how long they last.

    I have only used 3 or 4 cubes so far from my own pack. Each wax melt can provide hours of fragrance before it needs to be replaced.

    This makes them more cost-effective in the long run since you can enjoy the scent for an extended period without having to frequently purchase new melts.




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    Another reason for their popularity is the ability to mix and match different wax melts. Many people enjoy creating their own unique scents by combining multiple melts in their wax warmers.

    This is such a great idea for those who wish to be creative and want to personalise their individual preferences.


    Decorative Appeal

    Wax melts often come in attractive designs and colours, making them visually pleasing. Some people enjoy displaying the wax melts themselves as decorative items even when they are not in use.


    Items required for recycling candles into wax melts



    Used candles or candle wax remnants

    Double boiler or a heatproof container and a saucepan

    Wax melt molds or silicone ice cube trays

    Wickless candle wicks (optional)

    Fragrance oils or essential oils (optional)

    Stirring utensil (metal spoon or wooden stick)

    Wax paper or parchment paper


    Preparing the candle wax

    Start by collecting used candles or candle wax remnants from ant existing candle or wax melt containers. Remove any metal wicks, labels, or debris from the wax.

    If you have different coloured or scented candle wax, you can combine them to create unique wax melts as we have mentioned earlier. Otherwise, you can use one type of wax for a consistent fragrance.

    Melt the wax

    Set up a double boiler (if you have one) by filling a saucepan halfway with water and placing a heatproof container on top. Alternatively, you can use a heatproof container directly on low heat. Be careful not to overheat as this could burn the wax.

    Break the candle wax into small pieces or you can use a cheese grater to shred it. This will speed up the melting time and will help to melt it evenly.

    Place the wax pieces or shreds into the top container of the double boiler or the heatproof container. Slowly heat the water or container until the wax has melted completely, making sure you stir occasionally.

    Add fragrance

    This is optional if you wish to add your desired scent and fragrance oils or essential oils can be added to your melted wax for scented wax melts. Follow the recommended usage rates provided by the oil manufacturer for the best results.

    Stir the fragrance/essential oil into the melted wax thoroughly to ensure there is an even distribution.

    Pour the melted wax

    Prepare your wax melt molds or silicone ice cube trays. Place them on a flat, heat-resistant surface. If you’re using candle wicks, place them in the center of each mold.

    Slowly pour the melted wax into the molds, filling them up to a safe level. Be careful not to overfill as this will prevent any spillages and also makes it easier to remove the wax melts at a later stage.

    If you’re not using wickless candle wicks, you can pour the melted wax directly into the molds without any additional preparation.

    Allow the wax melts to cool and solidify

    Let the wax melts sit undisturbed for several hours or until they have completely cooled and solidified. The time needed will depend on the size and thickness of your creations.

    Remove the wax melts

    Once the wax melts have hardened, gently pop them out of the molds. If they don’t come out easily, you can place the molds in the freezer for a short while to make removal easier.

    Store and use your homemade wax melts

    Place the wax melts in a container or storage bag, ensuring they are tightly sealed to retain their fragrance.

    To use the wax melts, simply place one or more in a wax melt warmer or an electric wax warmer, following the instructions provided with the device and enjoy the beautiful scents and ambiance created by YOU!

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    Another option is to purchase a starter kit that will contain all the items you need to make your own wax melts.

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    Of course, making your own wax melts takes time so if you wanted to purchase ones already made, there are plenty of options there too.

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