• Perfumes,  Royalty

    What perfume does Kate Middleton wear

    What perfume does Kate Middleton wear ?

    As the nation celebrated the life and bid an emotional farewell to Her Royal Highness and laid her to rest on September 19th, we see a new King (King Charles III) and a new Prince and Princess of Wales.

    Watching the Royals looking very dignified and graceful, we’re curious as to what fragrance the new Princess of Wales wears.

    As discussed in our recent article What perfume did Queen Elizabeth wear, our attention was very much drawn to the beauty and elegance of our new Princess.

    What perfume does Kate Middleton wear



    There will be many women I’m sure who look up to our Princess of Wales and admire her complexion and beautiful locks.

    Kate always stands out in the crowd and in such an elegant way so it’s no surprise that she chooses a wonderful scent to match her own sparkle and beauty.

    Being one of the most talked about women in the world, Kate has influenced those around her, not just with her sense of style but with her choice of perfume.

    According to sources, she created her wedding around this beautifully fruity scent and wears it during every day life not just for royal duties.



    What perfume does Kate Middleton wear

    Whilst Kate’s choice of signature perfume may set you back a little with its ‘Royal’ price tag, especially if purchasing from the designers’ website, she certainly has a wonderful eye and nose for gorgeous fragrances when choosing her favourite perfume.



    Jo Malone-Orange Blossom

    Kate Middleton (now know as The Princess of Wales) is very much a lover of Jo Malone’s Orange Blossom.


    This fragrance, launched in 2003, by Jean Claude Delville, brings the delights of a summer garden to life with its wonderful selection of ingredients.

    It is also one of the most popular scents worn by many celebrities, including Emilia Fox and Katie Holmes.

    Although a very floral and elegant spring/summer scent, Orange Blossom is a unisex fragrance and therefore has a great balance of notes to be suitable for both men and women to wear.

    Jo Malone has created a unique scent that works wonderfully as a unisex choice.

    When we have citrus based fragrances, there is a distinctive mood- lifting vibe that is instantly created.



    What perfume does Kate Middleton wear
    Orange blossom is a very popular perfume scent


    Citrus scents are perfect for spring and summer occasions and create energy, happiness and memories with its sharp and tangy notes.

    It’s important that we choose the right scent for our skin as not everyone suits the same scent.

    We should also choose a fragrance that is uplifting and memorable for ourselves. A scent that reminds others of our presence also shows a great choice of perfume.

    Fragrances notes of Jo Malone Orange Blossom

    Top notes: Tangerine Blossom

    Heart notes: Orange blossom, water lily and lilac

    Base notes : Vetiver and iris


    Although this perfume sits within the oriental fragrance family, as soon as it is sprayed, there is an instant whiff of orange and citrus fruits.


    What perfume does Kate Middleton wear
    Citrus- based fragrances are perfect for spring and summer




    What perfume does Kate Middleton wear


    As the top notes settle, the heart notes pop through and the lilac is very noticeable with the water lily.


    The base note of vetiver is a stunning scent and another reason why this fragrance is so popular.


    There is a distinctive smell of freshness as the notes settle on the skin and the reason why it is such a versatile perfume.

    Some may be led to believe that it is too fruity or feminine to be fitting for a male wearer.

    Once the heart and base notes settle and are left for the remainder of their longevity, it’s easy to learn why it is just as popular for men when the crisp freshness sits wonderfully on the skin for that touch of masculinity.



    Being one of the most popular scents from the Jo Malone collection, another advantage with such a popular fragrance is that you can also bring this gorgeous scent into your home and garden with its added selection of products.


    Jo Malone have also created a candle, diffuser, solid perfume scent, body and hand wash, and body crème in the same fragrance. Just delightful!



    Everyone loves a candle. Indoors or outside, candles give a sense of calmness, warmth and relaxation.

    With such notes as mentioned above, the Jo Malone candle enriches the home with the same beautiful freshness.

    With its elegant and simplistic jar, it will suit any home. It has a burn time of approximately 45 hours with a lid included for when it’s not in use.



    Many people have reed diffusers around their home and they create a wonderful atmosphere whatever the season.

    Solid scent refill



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    These can be worn alone or layered with perfume. The choice is yours. Perfect for those who travel and want to avoid taking liquids on board.


    What perfume does Kate Middleton wear

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  • Perfumes

    Skin care routine for men

    A skin care routine for men is just as important as one for women.

    It may well have been almost frowned upon or laughed at when men started taking an interest in their own skin and appearance as it was always catered more for women.

    Nowadays, men are wearing more fragrances. We have seen an increase in more male perfume ads on our TV screens.

    Men like to smell great too and with so many reaching for the skin care products over the years, they too want to have great looking and feeling skin, just like the ladies.

    Skin care routine for men



    Men feel more comfortable too when shopping for skin care products without feeling embarrassed that they’re reaching for the exfoliating face mask or moisturiser.

    Sun care is just as important for men


    If anything, men should be taking care of their skin. Many will have the types of jobs that will have them working outside in all weathers such as builders, roofers and postmen.

    Office staff still need to take care too. Many males that work in an office will perhaps be out and about travelling to see clients as part of their job.

    They’re often suited and booted with a smart hair cut so it makes sense to have good skin too.


    The shelves are stacked with just as many male skin care products in the stores as well as online. Businesses have seen an opening in the market for such products and men are more confident to reach for certain products.


    Skin care products for men


    We all know how much our skin can dry out in certain weather conditions, central heating on at home and day to day atmosphere all play a part in how our skin reacts.

    Hot weather sees our skin dry, tight and flaky if we don’t take care of it.

    Taking care of the inside for a better outside

    It’s important to remember also that what we put inside our bodies plays a big part too in how good or bad our skin feels and looks.

    Healthy eating, regular exercise and drinking plenty of water all assists in the long term benefits of looking and feeling good.

    There are many products available that are gender neutral as well as those specifically for men and women.

    By this year (2022) the male industry for personal care is predicted to reach $166 billion, according to Allied Market Research.

    Over the years, men have felt that it’s too feminine to take care of their skin. It was always something that only women ever did.

    Men used to use whatever bar of soap was available at home, courtesy of their wives/partners purchasing it with the weekly shop.

    There wasn’t any thought about if that bar of soap was going to do any good. It was simply used because it was the only product available to them.

    Women very cleverly hid their own skin care products from the men, especially if they cost more than your average range.

    They were often left with the day-today bar of soap that was used by everyone in the home.

    The negative impact on our skin

    So many aspects of gender are much more acceptable these days and now men and getting into the swing of asking about their skin issues and taking care by using some of the best products.

    We know just how much dirt and grime can built up on the skin during the day so it’s important to have a skin care routine to remove the excess oils and dirt.

    Whilst men don’t have to worry about the build up of make up on their skin and potentially blocking pores if it’s not removed thoroughly, those who work outside have just as much to think about.

    Working on building sites, in all weathers, underground, around food etc can all impact on a man’s skin.

    We don’t realise either the amount of time we touch our skin, especially our face, on a daily basis.

    Anything from removing an eyelash, blowing our nose to itching hay fever eyes will all transfer dirt from our hands to our face.

    Our hands are exposed to dirt every single day, even when we feel our hands are clean after washing.

    Skin care products for men


    Touching the steering wheel when driving to work, opening doors and shaking hands with a colleague will all transfer germs and dirt that we inevitably transfer to our face.

    Some men will shave every day so there is already that element of washing the face and cleansing before applying a cologne.

    Others won’t apply anything to their skin after a shower and the face doesn’t get washed again until the evening.

    By using daily products to protect the skin and help put the moisture back in sees many men doing just that as their skin care routine becomes more popular and acceptable.

    Long term gain

    It’s not just for the short term that we benefit from looking after our skin. Those who regularly take care and use products to cleanse and moisturise will see a better result later on in life.

    As discussed in my article about celebrities using skin car products, it’s important to know your skin type in order to buy the most suitable products.

    Men who shave may find that their skin is much dryer than women’s as the moisture can be stripped out with continuous shaving.

    Using a shaving foam will help to lock in moisture and makes the skin much easier to shave.

    Skin care products for men
    FM World shaving foam no.134. Inspired by Aqua De Gio- Giorgio Armani available to purchase here


    This gives the razor the chance to glide across the skin.

    A man’s skin care routine is pretty much the same as women’s.

    Cleaner is the first and important start to say soon care routine. Washing off any excess oil, dirt and pollutants that can end up on the face throughout the day.

    It’s important to use a cleanser that doesn’t dry out the skin whilst it removes dirt. Skin that feels tight as soon as it’s washed is not going to feel comfortable.

    One product that perhaps gets overlooked for men is an eye cream.


    Skin care products for men
    FM World Fontaine lift up eye cream


    Enriched with carefully selected ingredients – caffeine prevents the formation of dark circles and puffiness; shea butter nourishes and regenerates; Ginkgo extract soothes irritations; avocado and coconut oils moisturise and soften. ▪ reduces symptoms of fatigue and aging ▪ gives your eyes back their lost glow ▪ developed for the delicate skin around the eye contours ▪ restores skin’s elasticity


    Men are no exception to wrinkles around this delicate area and products that are used early on in life will significantly benefit the skin around the eyes and help to reduce the signs of ageing.

    Moisturiser is an essential product for everyone to have as this will keep the skin hydrated, looking brighter and will help keep the complexion clear and protected.

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    Try to find one that is suitable for your skin type, especially if you suffer with oily skin.

    Some may not be suitable and may make the skin more oily so shop accordingly. Using the right one will benefit and improve the skin, with better skin texture, fewer breakouts and will make the skin less oily, contrary to belief.

    Skin care products for men


    Applying a moisturiser after shaving is definitely a product to reach for and by applying morning and evening will keep it looking refreshed and youthful. We all strive for youth as we get older!


    Products available for men

    With so many products available for men to use for their skin care, there isn’t any right or wrong products to choose from.

    Take a look at the different ranges of what is available from these different companies.


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    Bulldog moisturiser on Ebay.co.uk


    Father’s Day gifts 


    Clinique for men on ebay.co.uk

  • Body balm lotions,  Celebrities,  Skin care

    Celebrity skin care products

    Just like celebrity endorsed perfumes, celebrity skin care products are also popular.

    It’s a well-known fact that celebrities have been endorsing perfumes for several years now.

    Celebrity skin care products


    As a nation, we are very much influenced by products that are available online and in the shops that have a celebrity backing to them.

    It’s a way of giving us confidence in making such a purchase when we know that a well-known celebrity is behind the product.

    Supporting the influencers

    Imagine this. Your friend that lives down the street from you starts to make a business creating soaps.

    You are all for it in the beginning and supportive and perhaps they give you some of their products for free to try on yourself.

    They start creating more products as their business starts to get a little busier and then they start trying to sell you the same product that you recently received for free.

    We are all too familiar with the memes online that show a person such as your friend starting a new business or being successful in their interview and being offered the job.

    Celebrity sun care products


    They announce it to all of their followers on Facebook and get 25 likes and 10 comments on their post.

    As we scroll down our news feed, we then see a celebrity that has endorsed the latest fragrance.

    Somehow they have received over 3000 likes and over 100 comments.

    It is very much a case of those that have influenced us over a long period of time will always win the majority of votes.

    Of course, we don’t know the celebrities personally yet we are willing to support them in new ventures.

    We will happily pay more often than not, a high price for the latest perfume or cosmetic product.

    More than we usually would for our usual and more affordable Rimmel or L’Oréal brands.


    The power of the celebrity status

    It may even be a product we don’t particularly want or need but because of the celebrity endorser behind it, this is enough to entice us to part with our money.

    I very much doubt we will ever see a break in this cycle as long as there are celebrities to influence us.

    Celebrities also know that there will be customers that they have influence over.

    Celebrity skin care products
    Celebrities have a huge influence over their customers

    So there is never any question about if their product will sell enough quantities of in order to keep it on the shelves.

    Alongside endorsing perfumes and aftershaves, many celebrities also have their own skincare range.

    We often look at celebrities, especially women, who seem to look perfect in every way. Gorgeous glowing skin and full of radiance. What’s their secret ?

    We question what products they’re using in order for us to benefit in looking as radiant as they do.


    Celebrity skin care products

    Many celebrities don’t actually look their age and perhaps this is not just part of the products they are using but the kind of lifestyle that they live too.


    A healthy lifestyle also plays a part in our exterior

    Personal trainers, healthier and more expensive food, no money worries and drinking tons of water. It all plays a part in how well we grow old and if we do grow old gracefully.

    Just the same as fragrances, celebrities don’t always wear the product that they endorse. They simply like the scent or the way their skin feels by using certain products.

    Like the public, celebrities are also influenced by the texture of a product, the smell and how it makes them feel when using it.

    Added to the fact that the majority of the celebrities have a make up artist to assist when they appear on TV shows, concerts and TV adverts etc.

    Let’s take a look at some of the skin care products that are used by celebrities.


    Jennifer Aniston

    American actress, producer and spokesperson for Aveeno, a skin care company that work closely with skin conditions such as eczema, sensitive, dry and itchy skin and uses natural ingredients.
    Jennifer drinks tons of water as part of her skin care. She has also benefited from good genes when it comes to no wrinkles as she has aged, from her father and grandmother.

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    Jennifer washes her face with Neutrogena facial cleansing bar and the Aveeno positively radiant daily moisturiser. She uses the Aveeno daily moisturising lotion which is hydrating for the skin.
    Celebrity skin care products

    Charlize Theron

    Being the face behind such an iconic perfume as J’adore, Charlize is no exception when it comes to beautiful glowing skin.
    Interesting to also learn that she always wear a spritz of perfume before she leaves the house and her ‘slice of luxury’.
    Alongside eating a healthy diet, attending Pilates classes and having a morning and nightie routine, Charlize also uses a rejuvenating serum by Mila Moursi and a moisturizing cream by La Mer called Crème de la Mer.
    Add in regular facials and you have yourself a beautiful glowing skin.

    Gwyneth Paltrow

    The American actress and businesswoman is a lover of exfoliating every day and uses a product by Goop.

    Celebrity skin care products











    Another product by the same brand is Goop Glow morning skin superpower which is a food supplement packed with vitamin C and antioxidants.

    Another celebrity in favour of an oil based serum, Gwyneth uses Vintner’s Daughter which helps her dry skin and full of healing properties.

    Sunscreen seems to be a popular product for many of the celebrities as Gwyneth uses one by Coola called Mineral Cucumber Face.

    On the more affordable side is a product called Juice Beauty which is an instant eye lift algae mask.


    Selena Gomez

    Starting her career at the tender age of just seven, Selena also sings and has her one line of make up called Rare Beauty which she gives one percent of the profit to mental health awareness to support a charity following her own struggles with mental health.

    Moisturiser is definitely a top product when it comes to the celebrities skin care routine.

    Selena uses a rich moisturiser called the Dewy Skin Cream by Tatcha. Due to its thick consistency, you don’t need to use much.


    Celebrity skin care products

    Sometimes an overlooked factor when it comes to great skin and a great skincare routine is to remember to remove all traces of make up before going to bed.

    Selena is one of those women who sticks by this routine because her skin can break out in spots easily.

    Suffering from lupus, Selena knows the importance of keeping her skin looking fresh so she applies sunscreen every day.

    For this, she uses the Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30.

    Celebrity skin care


    From her Rare Beauty range she also uses a set mist which is a 4-in-1 Prime & Set Mist, before applying foundation.


    Emma Watson

    Another lady who has been in the spotlight since she was young and winning one of the leading roles in the Harry Potter films, Emma takes care of her skin too.

    One of her go to products on a daily basis is a product called Cheek and Lip Stain by The Body Shop.

    Celebrity skin care products

    As part of her routine she always washes her face at night and keep her routine with cleanse, tone and moisturise before going to bed.

    Suffering with dry skin, Emma reaches out for a product called Evolue Firming Toner. It has minimal alcohol so it doesn’t make her face sting.

    She also exfoliates once a week using an exfoliator by Evolue called Resurfacing Grains.


    Holly Willoughby

    Holly is no stranger to the spotlight and always looks the part whether she is on TV or very natural looking on an Instagram post with her family.
    One of her favourite products is a facial spray hitting the top of her list. The one she uses is called Beauty Elixir  By Caudalie.
    Celebrity skin care products
     “It zings you” she said to ‘HELLO!’™️ magazine.
    Holly has also been known to use Total Repair Cream by Kate Somerville for her Dancing On Ice shows.
    Celebrity skin care products

    This anti-aging cream hydrates and deeply moisturises to give a firm and smooth texture to the skin, whilst diminishing fine lines and wrinkles.

    Another favourite product that Holly uses is the Eyebright™️ Soothing Eye Cleanser by Liz Earl.

    Above all, eating well, keeping active, drinking lots of water and being content and happy are the top key priorities.
    Good skin comes from within as well as in our genes. Products assist with the good that we already have so taking care of the inside will benefit and show on the outside.