• Perfumes,  Samples

    Where to buy perfume samples

    The perfume industry is huge and continues to grow. One of the great things about buying a new fragrance is the samples that are available to try before you buy.

    We’ve all done it, purchased a perfume because it smells nice on someone else or the celebrity endorser behind the bottle is one of our favourite actors.

     

     

    Where to buy perfume samples

     

    We are still very much influenced on our purchases when it comes to fragrances.

    There are lots of places where they either offer free samples or samples at a small cost so that you can try a fragrance before you commit to buying the bottle.

    A wonderful idea that saves you money on buying a perfume that you potentially may never wear.

    Everyone’s skin is different so each individual fragrance will smell unique on your own skin.

    Many a time we have friends, family or perhaps even strangers that will comment on our chosen fragrance.

    They like the scent of it and may go as far as buying the bottle themselves, only to find it doesn’t smell the same on their skin.

    Another expensive bottle of celebrity perfume sits in the wardrobe or on the dressing table.

    When I was younger, I loved going into the perfume stores with my late mum to get a collection of perfume samples.

    It was a cheap way of having a fragrance every day.

    Perfume samples nowadays can be used for so many ideas.

     

    Wedding favours

     

    Where to buy perfume samples

    Are you getting married?

    Have you ever considered purchasing a selection of perfume samples to give to your guests?

    They’ll love this idea.

    Using perfume samples as wedding favours has become very popular over the last few years and doesn’t have to cost a fortune either.

    A great way to say thank you to your wedding guests for attending your special day by giving them a selection of perfume/aftershave samples at the table.

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    Decorative bags and pouches can be bought online from places such as eBay to make the samples look more elegant as a gift.

     

    Where to buy perfume samples

     

    Where to buy perfume samples

    There are some pretty drawstring pouches available in a range of colours.

    Where to buy perfume samples

    An extra gift

    Another idea for using perfume samples is to add a small gift to a birthday or Christmas present.

    Particularly if you find out what fragrance the person likes such as floral, woody, citrus, oriental etc.

    You could then choose those fragrance notes as an extra gift to pop inside their present.

    Where to buy perfume samples

     

    Be creative with your samples

     

    There are several things you can do with your perfume samples if you don’t want to wear them or give them away.
    Here’s a few ideas.
    The potpourri that’s been sitting on your kitchen windowsill and has now lost it’s scent can be easily revived with sprinkling drops of your perfume sample on top.
    Where to buy perfume samples
    Sprinkle some perfume onto your potpourri for a delicate scent in the home
    Take a sample abroad for your holidays. When the airport limits the amount of liquid we can take, a sample bottle is the perfect solution and you can take a few different scents with you too.
    Add a sample bottle to a water spray with a little water and spray your car seats gently to give them a new scent when you next get back in for a drive.
    A great idea for smelly kitchen bins is to add some drops to a couple of cotton balls and pop in the bottom of your bin before your liner goes in.
    Drawer liners keep our clothes smelling fresh so why not add a little potpourri into a small pouch bag.
    Add a few drops of your sample perfume to add a gorgeous fragrance the next time you reach for your smalls.

     

     

    If you are a user of the tumble dryer during the winter months and usually use scented sheets, why not create your own.

    Add several drops of perfume onto a damp handkerchief and pop it in the dryer. Your wet clothes will come out smelling fresh, clean, scented and dry.

     

    Where to buy perfume samples

    At FM WORLD, perfume samples can be purchased between 40p ( PURE and PURE ROYAL) and £1.50 (UTIQUE) per sample.
    All of our fragrances bar the Utique range, are inspired by celebrity perfumes.
    If, for example, your favourite perfume is La Vie Est Belle by Lancôme, a gorgeous floral and sweet scent, you can purchase a sample of FM 413 which has very similar notes to this celebrity perfume and won’t cost you more than £18.
    You can read our review on this fragrance here.

    A popular choice of fragrance

    Thousands of men and women currently wear FM fragrances as they are so popular, long-lasting and affordable. The perfect combination.
    We all have a different way of thinking when purchasing products. There are many that prefer to buy the designer range because of the celebrity endorser behind that product.
    Needless to say, you do pay a percentage towards the packaging, the designer bottle, the celebrity endorser and the TV advert that goes alongside it.
    FM fragrances were created to give quality perfume that lasts longer than the celebrity perfumes and are affordable for any budget.
    They also created perfume where you don’t pay for the above external factors.
    They all contain 20% or 30% pure perfume oil. This means that your fragrance will last around eight hours if you are using 20% perfume and even longer if you are buying a 30% perfume oil fragrance.

    Quality samples, quality perfumes

    Buyers want to pay for quality and at FM they do just that.
    With so many fragrances to choose from, over 200 in fact, we really are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing one of our favourites.
    We don’t need to spend £80-£100 on designer fragrance when we can buy a more affordable bottle that has very similar notes.
    So similar in fact that they smell almost identical.

    Pure and Pure Royal range

    Having such a large selection to choose from, the PURE and PURE ROYAL range samples measure as 1.4ml sample bottles.

    Where to buy perfume samples

     

     

    The applicator is attached to the lid which is a plastic wand to apply the sample to your skin.

     

    The paper sample holders can be bought separately for 80 pence each if you require that extra little touch.

     

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    Sample holder for male perfume
    Where to buy perfume samples
    Sample holder for female perfume

    Utique range

    With FM WORLD’s Utique range, there are twelve scents that have been created with a selection of delightful fragrance notes.
    Eight of those fragrances ( Black, Gold, Ruby, Bubble, Ambre Royal, Ambergris, Malachite) sit in the oriental family so you will have scents such as floral, woody, spicy, vanilla and ambergris notes.
    Three of the scents ( Muffin, Flamingo, Violet Oud) sit in the flower family so you will have fruity, oriental, citrus, woody and water notes.
    The last scent ( Sexy Cashmere) sits in the wood family group with notes of floral, fruit and oriental.
    All the perfumes in the Utique range are unisex and contain 20% perfume.
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    They measure as 2ml samples and come with their own paper sample holder. Another elegant way to give as a gift and this collection has a spray top for easy application.

    BLACK

    Type: elegant, sophisticated, mysterious

    Fragrance notes:

    Head Notes: woody notes, saffron, styrax

    Heart Notes: vetiver, amber, vanilla

    Base Notes: leather, sandalwood, amberwood

     

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    GOLD

    Type: luxurious, exquisite

    Head Notes: red pepper, cedarwood, nutmeg

    Heart Notes: iris, saffron, vetiver

    Base Notes: Cypriot, patchouli, black musk, amber

    Where to buy perfume samples

    RUBY

    Type: mystery, spiritual

    Fragrance notes:

    Head Notes: cashmere wood, jasmine,

    Heart Notes: vanilla, amberwood, balsamic notes

    Base Notes: white oud, black musk, dry wood

    Where to buy perfume samples

    MUFFIN

    Type: intriguing, noble, unforgettable
    Fragrance notes:
    Head notes: lemon, rose, saffron
    Heart notes: woody notes, peony, amyris, leather notes
    Base notes: amber, oud, vanilla

    Where to buy perfume samples

    FLAMINGO

    Type: charming, seductive like a forbidden fruit
    Fragrance notes:
    Head notes: Rosa Mosqueta, blackberry sorbet, green notes
    Heart notes: Damask Rose, jasmine, apricot

    Base notes: woody notes, crystal rose chord, musk

    Where to buy perfume samples

    BUBBLE

    Type: enchanting, delightful
    Fragrance Notes:
    Head: bergamot, cardamom, lime,
    Heart: lily of the valley, jasmine, mint

    Base: guaiac wood, musk, cedarwood

    Where to buy perfume samples

    AMBRE ROYAL

    Type: sensual, charming, with a hint of mystery
    Fragrance notes:
    Head Notes: bergamot, orange, apple, cinnamon
    Heart Notes: clove, tobacco,

    Base Notes: patchouli, tonka bean, myrrh, musk

    Where to buy perfume samples

    VIOLET OUD

    Type: sophisticated, stunning

     

    Fragrance Notes: Head notes: rose, suede, safflower Heart notes: frozen raspberry, wild rose, Cypriot

    Base notes: agarwood, white musk, American sweetgum

     

    Where to buy perfume samples

    SEXY CASHMERE

    Type: uninhibited, ambiguous, triggering desires
    Fragrance notes:
    Head: plum
    Heart: iris, violet, ylang-ylang, cedarwood, patchouli

    Base: sandalwood, benzoin resin, vanilla, musk

    Where to buy perfume samples

    AMBERGRIS

    Type: deep, mysterious, absolute
    Fragrance notes:
    Head: bergamot, red peppercorn, cumin seeds, cardamom
    Heart: wild jasmine, lily of the valley, ylang-ylang

    Base: ambergris, tonka bean, labdanum, leather, oak moss, patchouli, musk

    Where to buy perfume samples

    MALACHITE

    Type: enigmatic, thrilling, like the four elements
    Fragrance notes:
    Head notes: mandarin, bergamot, wallflower, plum, aldehyde notes, blackcurrant, saffron, ivy, peach skin
    Heart notes: jasmine, violet, tuberose, iris, rose, lily of the valley, ylang ylang, orange blossom

    Base notes: sandalwood, vanilla, moss, Haitian vetiver, patchouli, musk

    Where to buy perfume samples

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    If you have any questions regarding any of our samples or would like to see the complete list of the scents that we do, please get in touch or comment below.

  • Gifts,  Mother’s Day

    Mother’s Day gifts

    Mothering Sunday falls on Sunday 27th March 2022 here in the UK and we have a selection of Mother’s Day gifts to suit all the mums out there.

    Why do we celebrate Mother’s Day?

     

    Around the world, many countries will celebrate Mother’s Day. A day to show all the mothers that we appreciate all the amazing things that they do.
    A celebration of what being a mum means, the material bonds and motherhood.
    Without our mothers, we wouldn’t be here today.
    Even before a child is born, the connection that a mother has to her unborn child is unlike any other.
    We have already started building the incredible bond way before the baby has arrived into the world.
    Dating back to the 16th century, Mothering Sunday began its story as a Catholic and Protestant Christian holiday.
    People would visit their ‘mother’ church, a church where they were baptized or attended when they were growing up. This was known as Laetare Sunday.
    The fourth Sunday of Lent.
    Possibly the only day in the year when families could get together and children would stop off on their way to church to pick flowers and make a beautiful bouquet for their mothers.
    Mother’s Day gifts
    A traditional gift for mothers is a bunch of beautiful flowers
    This soon became a tradition and a way of giving gifts.
    Such an iconic day seemed to fade out through the 20th century until the 1950s.
    Businesses and wholesale trades saw a gap in the market and begun the huge lucrative trading opportunity that we see today. A way of making money from such an iconic event.

    There are places around the world such as Canada, New Zealand and Mexico that celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday 10th May.

     

    So quite some time after the UK. Children would make presents to give to their mothers.

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    A day to show appreciation

    Whatever date Mother’s Day is held around the world, the day symbolizes the same thing – to show mothers how much they are appreciated.
    Of course, every day should be a day to show mothers how much we appreciate them and what they do.
    Mothers’s Day gifts
    Having a special day to celebrate has very much become a tradition like many yearly events, such as Valentine’s Day, Father’s Day and Easter Sunday.

    Mother’s Day gifts

    Everyone loves to spoil their mum. After all, she is the one who has brought us into the world and along with our dads, she has given us the life skills that we need as adults.

    There is no shortage of ideas when it comes to treating mums on such a special day.

    Traditionally, flowers are purchased but let’s take a look at some other lovely gift ideas that our mums will appreciate.

    Perfumed jewellery makes a lovely gift for mum. Take a look at perfumedjewelry.com

    Perfume

    Perfume can be a hard gift to buy someone but when it comes to family, most of us know what type of fragrance our mum wears. If not, a quick sneak inside the wardrobe to check out what bottles she has sitting on the shelf will answer the question.

    Mother’s Day gifts
    Most women will love perfume as a gift

     

    Why choose to buy perfume for a gift ?

    Perfume has always been a great gift to give someone as it’s a personal item and we often wait for a bottle to be bought as a gift or a visit to the Duty Free shop rather than purchasing it for ourselves.

    Fragrances can be costly so here are some alternatives to the designer labels. Read about FM

    Wax melts

    Another great gift is a wax melt burner with perfumed cubes. These items make a lovely gift and if you’re looking for a room scent that has a long- lasting fragrance then wax melts are perfect. Safe to use, elegant and affordable.

     

    Mother’s Day gifts
    Our wax melts are available in 7 different scents

    Pillow mist spray

    New mothers in particular never get enough sleep. I remember the days all too well! Sometimes it can take forever to drift off even when you are feeling exhausted from lack of shut-eye.

    A gentle spray of a pillow mist can help relax the mind, switch off from the day as you breathe in the calming fragrance notes and drift off for a peaceful nights sleep.

     

    Scented candles

    So many households have scented candles these days as they are so popular.

    They can help you to relax at the end of a long day as well as giving a wonderful atmosphere to any room when they are lit.

    With so many candles to choose from, we are spoilt for choice.

    If your mum likes a particular scent, we have matching candles to bring any room to life.

     

    Room fragrance sticks

    These make a lovely gift when candles are not an option or if mum prefers a delicate room scent without the naked flame.

    Placed in any room in the house, the fragrance sticks come in three scented fragrances for women as well as three unisex scents. Perfect for any room in the house.

    They have a long-lasting fragrance too-up to 70 days and come in a very elegant design to suit any home.

     

     

    Solid perfume

    There has been huge popularity when it comes to solid perfumes and a wonderful alternative to using sprays.

    They are ideal for carrying in luggage for travelling without the worry of spillages or required liquid amounts to be accepted through customs.

    They also work well if you find that spray perfume is a bit overwhelming or your skin isn’t keen on liquid fragrances.

    Mother’s Day gifts
    Solid perfume has become a very popular choice of late

     

    Wardrobe fragrances

    Every wardrobe will benefit from a hanging wardrobe fragrance.
    Fresh smelling clothes that leave a hint of fragrance in the air whilst hanging up and a fresh smell as you open the door.
    With a convenient handle to hang on the clothing rail in between your clothes, these fragrances will last around 3 months before needing to be replaced.
    Take a look at our review

     

     

    Body balm

    Everyone can make use of a body lotion and a scented one is even better.

    Our skin is prone to dryness during the summer with the high temperatures as well as in the winter when the temperature drops outside and we have the heating on indoors.

    Its good practice to moisturise after a bath or shower as the hot water can dry the skin as well.

    An added benefit of having moisturized skin is that your perfume/ cologne will last much longer too. Skin preparation has so many benefits.

    Shower gel

    Every mum deserves a shower gel to make her skin feel soft, moisturized and revitalised after a long day.

    Cooking, household chores and family errands can leave the skin feeling tight and dry.

     

     

     

    Foot peel

    Mums spend a lot of time on their feet so what better way to treat her than with an exfoliating foot peel.

    This clever product helps to regenerate damaged epidermis, moisturizes and rebuilds the skin.

    It effectively removes calluses, contains extracts of honey, pear, passion, lemon, fruit, pineapple, grape and opuntia.

    If she uses it once a month, mum will notice beautifully soft skin and summer-ready feet for the warmer season.

     

    Mother’s Day gifts
    Gift your mums feet some TLC

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    If you would like any advice on what to buy for your mum to make her feel special, I’d love to hear from you.

     

    Want to see the range of products we have to spoil your mum this Mother’s Day?

    Take a look at our online brochure designed with wonderful gifts inside to make her feel special.

    ScentBox.com is a unique designer fragrance subscription box service. Customers get a 30-day supply of designer fragrance for only $14.95. Every month they will choose from over 750 designer fragrances and get them delivered right to their door in our signature keepsake box.

  • Shopping

    Online shopping

    Welcome to my online shopping page.

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

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

    Online shopping has never been easier.

     

     

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

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

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

    There will still be many that prefer to shop direct.

    They enjoy the stroll, especially around big department stores.

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

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

     

     

    Aloe Vera

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

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

    Nail polish

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

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

     

    Perfumes

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

     

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

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

    Travel and handbag sized fragrances

     

    Pure Royal with an elegant box. Give the perfect gift

    Vacuum fragrances

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

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

    Skin care 

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

    Ordering online

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

     

    Simplicity is key with our online shop

     

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

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  • Perfumes

    Valentine’s Day perfumes

    Who says perfumes are just for Christmas or birthdays ? Valentine’s Day perfumes are just as popular.

     

     

    As we say goodbye to another year and 2022 is now upon us, thousands of people around the world will have bought a fragrance for their loved one at Christmas.

    What about Valentine’s Day?

    Whilst the next traditional date that we gift for seems to be a long way off, January soon passes and the sales come to an end.

    Just around the corner is the month of love.

    Valentine’s Day perfumes
    Valentine’s Day is very much a time for giving the perfect gift

     

     

    Every year the shops will see an influx of shoppers on line and in store looking for the perfect gift for their loved one. Almost as busy as the Christmas season.

    When did the Valentine’s Day tradition begin ?

    Valentine’s Day as we know is celebrated on 14th February every year. A time when roses, chocolates and flowers are giving out to the ones we love.

    A symbol of togetherness and also a day to show admiration for those who have no idea that they are loved or thought of.

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    The story of St Valentine is an intriguing one as every tradition has a place in history, it’s interesting to read how Valentine’s Day started.
    Every year it is celebrated by many and cards and gifts are bought to show affection.
    Valentine’s Day perfumes
    Chocolate became popular to give a loved one for Valentine’s Day

     

     

    Whether you have a partner or not has no impact on purchases as many will write a card or send flowers to an admirer in the hope that they will soon become one.

    Valentine’s Day perfumes
    A card from a secret admirer will have you guessing as to whom is thinking of you

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    The recipient is often left baffled as to whom has sent such a thoughtful gift or card as they find themselves going through the names of everyone they know in a bid to narrow down who it may be.

    I’m sure there are many people out there who have received a card in the past from a mystery admirer. I have and still to this day, over 25 years later, never knew who it was from!

    One of life’s little mysteries and even more so when the card was sent in April!

    Giving gifts

    Many will perhaps see the giving of presents on such a day is purely for how society expects us to behave.

    Surely we don’t need a day in the year to tell someone we love them?

    Quite rightly we don’t but it is a wonderful thing to receive gifts and to let someone know how much we care, even if we do show it daily.

    Much of Valentine’s Day as we celebrate it, is to do with social media. Every card shop, online store and flower shop will advertise this memorable day.

    Usually way ahead of time as the shops starts the clearing and huge sales of its Christmas stock.

    We share a token of love and affection to others and even though it should be shown all year round, it’s good to have a special day to ‘celebrate’ it.

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    The price we pay

     

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    It’s inevitable that the price of cards, flowers, perfumes and chocolates will go up as February 14th approaches. This has always been the case.

    Marketing strategies are very much in place way before we’ve seen the back of Christmas.

    Remember though, we don’t need to spend a fortune on ‘publicised ‘ products.

    Cards can be hand made if you are creative enough, flowers can be picked from your garden and perfumes can be purchased from more affordable companies.

     

    FM Cosmetics will often have their fragrances reduced during such a high peak of purchases because they believe in helping customers make savings on their purchases so that they can buy more of what their partner would like.

    It shouldn’t be a case of how much money a business can make during a publicised event but simply a chance to help others with a gift to give their loved one.

     

    Why we give flowers and chocolates on Valentine’s Day

     

    The tradition of giving flowers on St Valentine’s Day began during the 17th century.

    Red roses are seen as a representation of love and therefore given to someone special. Often in the same quantity as the date itself.

    Most women love to receive flowers in any form.

    A box of chocolates became a popular gift to give both men and women but not until the middle of the 19th century.

    Chocolate was seen as a product to help seduce women and show their declaration of love. Apart from having aphrodisiac qualities, who doesn’t love chocolate ?

    Valentine’s Day perfumes
    Fm have their own delicious chocolate

     

     

    We often try to look for something unique to give on a special day.

    Whilst flowers and chocolates are not personal items and will eventually perish or be consumed, giving a fragrance will last much longer and can be bought with a more personalised feel.

     

    In some way, Valentine’s Day, along with Christmas and Easter, will have an element of marketing to help boost sales, especially with Covid still hanging around.

    Businesses need more support than ever and rely on such events to help with profits during such difficult times.

     

    Whether you are a buyer for this occasion or simply prefer to say ‘I love you ‘ in words, there are plenty of affordable perfumes to choose from if you prefer to keep away from the overpriced flowers and chocolates.

    Whenever we think of romance and romantic scents, we think of fruity and citrus based notes.

    There are a selection of perfumes to suit the month of love so pop along to my online shop and save the link so you check out our offers nearer the 14th February.

    We are all about helping you save money and if you have any questions, please pop them below or get in touch.

  • How to give the perfect gift
    How to give the perfect gift

    How to give the perfect gift

    How to give the perfect gift is almost as important as what present to give, depending on who you are buying for.

    There’s a lot to be said about what you actually purchase for that person.

    Giving money, especially to young children, has often been deemed as the lazy option as no real thought has gone into the purchase.

    After all, children like to open presents. They like the idea of unwrapping a box or a parcel.

    How to give the perfect gift

     

     

    Even as we get older, it’s always nice to receive something that we can open. Receiving an envelope with money is almost a quick way out.

    As adults, sometimes giving money is the only option, especially when that person is very difficult to buy for or they have no idea what they would like.

    Teenagers sometimes prefer to have money because they can buy what they like as opposed to what Nan and grandad think they like. Money is great to put towards something that they actually want.

    I’ve received money as a present for many years from certain members of the family. Especially having a birthday close to Christmas. It can be hard to find two present ideas when there is a birthday to buy for too.

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    The perfect gift

    As we get older, it can become more difficult to know what to buy.

    Peoples taste changes over the years, they become more fussy and what they may have liked 10 years ago may be of little relevance now.

    Sure enough the gift sets appear with body shower, soap, face scrub etc that only seem to appear at Christmas time.

    The kind of sets that many people will reach for because they simply have no idea what else to purchase.

    Everyone will use a body spray, body wash and a bar of soap.

     

    It’s almost classed as an easy option. Whichever shop you go in to, whether it be a supermarket or a beauty store, there will always be a selection of gift boxes containing body scents.

    They are normally reasonably priced too so this is another factor that people go for when it comes to buying a gift for someone.

    Nowadays, I find myself trying to find more unique presents. It’s always good to go with the right mindset when present shopping. If you had the item given as a gift to you, would you like it?

    So many times when we go gift shopping, we’ve picked up an item that we’ve thought would be suitable and questioned if we would like it. Any doubt and it’s placed back on the shelf.

    Sometimes we’ve walked out of the shop and returned half an hour later. Our minds have been made up.

  • Christmas gifts,  How to give the perfect gift,  Perfumes

    Perfumes for Christmas

    There’s a particular group of scents that come to mind when shopping for perfumes for Christmas.

     

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    Perfumes for Christmas
    Cinnamon is a very traditional fragrance note for winter perfumes

     

    Woody, spicy, pine, cinnamon and orange scents will very much remind us of the festive season.

    Perfumes for Christmas
    Orange notes are a popular choice when choosing a winter fragrance

     

    It’s a wonderful time of year, full of colour, crisp air and busy shops.

    Just walking through woods during the winter months gives a sense of calm and happiness.

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    Winter scents

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Beautiful colours are seen on the leaves during the Autumn, as they lay a thick covering on the ground.

    A truly wonderful sight.

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    The stunning Autumn/winter colours on the ground

    Along comes winter and we are transformed into a whole new world of frost on the leaves, ice under foot and everyone is wrapped in winter clothing.

     

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    Pine smells are a reminder of winter and Christmas

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Christmas

    Many people all over the world would say that Christmas is their favourite time of year.

    Not just for the gifts but for quality time with family and the happiness on children’s faces as they open their gifts.

    Everything about Christmas is wonderful.

    Having a birthday in December also, means that those of us do feel the magic of Christmas twice.

    Along with the scented candles that are in the shops at this time of year, there are also rows and rows of gifts in every shop.

    Customers are spoilt for choice with what to purchase for loves ones, friends or work colleagues.

    Walking up and down the gift aisles and seeing every shelf rammed full with Christmas colours and wonderful gifts is purely magical .

    Many women will write that they would like a new perfume from ‘Santa’ and even men like to open a new aftershave by the tree.

    So what fragrances do we search for during winter?

     

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    Perfumes for Christmas

    Spicy and woody fragrances are very popular during the winter months and heavier notes are often chosen during this season.
    It’s almost the opposite end of the fragrance wheel when looking for and purchasing summer scents, like floral and oriental scents.
    Both fragrance families have their own unique style and suitability.

    When the shops have scented candles on sale during Christmas, they are usually made up of spicy, orange and woody notes.

     

    Winter perfume notes

    So when looking for the perfect perfume for a gift or for ourselves to wear during the winter months, we are drawn to the heavy, warm and deep notes.

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    Many popular fragrances contain woody notes

    Such fragrances tend to be more powerful that the light and floral scents that are work through the spring and summer months.

    With this is mind, it’s worth noting that the perfumes should be sprayed sparingly as they will be too overwhelming to wear.

    They’ll also leave a heavy perume sillage for those around.

     

    A light spray is all that’s needed with a new winter fragrance, so always try samples before a purchase if available.

    Fragrances will smell very different on the scent paper in store.

    Arriving home to try the new spray only to find that it doesn’t smell the same as in the store, is disappointing.

    There are so many winter fragrances to choose from and one to suit men and women.

    With the cost of perfume, especially around Christmas time, a good purchase is a must.

    Here are some of the most popular fragrances during winter.

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    Christmas gifts for her

    Christmas seems to approach quicker every year and many will be scouring the shops and online to find ‘Christmas gifts for her’.

    Some of the men will leave Christmas shopping to the last minute.

    It’s not usually something on their top list of priorities.

    Either that or they don’t ‘see’ Christmas fast approaching like women do.

    Women are definitely the more organized out of the two.

    Christmas Eve will see many men dashing about the shops.

    None of them really knowing what it is they are looking for.

    They’re either forgotten what their partner has asked for or they’re hoping that any gift ideas will jump out at them in the store.

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    This leads to more and more people shopping online in general.

    Whether it’s for gifts or everyday items, there are still some that like to browse the shops, especially at Christmas time.

    There is a wonderful atmosphere in the run up to the festive season.

    Lights, decorations, beautiful Christmas trees and a true sense of buzzing.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    The beautiful and picturesque scene of London at Christmas

     

     

    Everyone gathers together and the tills are heard ringing when we walk past every shop.

    Big department stores are always popular at Christmas.

    The place where we can park the car for the day or catch a train and have every shop we’ll ever need right in front of us.

    These shops were more often than not the most expensive ones.

    It was the atmosphere around that seemed to ‘blanket’ the cost of what was going to be an expensive shop.

     

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    Gift wrapping service

    The queues were often extended right outside the door as people were seen queuing up for their ‘perfect’ gift.

    Gift wrapping was sometimes offered, depending on the purchase and what store you were in.

    This in turn, took longer to purchase items as customers are left waiting for the gift wrap service to complete.

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    The iconic scene in Love Actually

    The wonderful scene staring Rowen Atkinson in Love actually,showing just how to wrap presents with elegance.

    An iconic moment in a very Christmasy film.

     

    Time seems to be something that Christmas shoppers don’t seem to have much of when it comes to shopping for gifts.

    There’s a sense of urgently, especially for men, when they realize that time is running out as the special day approaches.

    They daren’t return to the car without buying at least one present and getting it gift wrapped in store will save them time.