• FM World,  Perfumes,  The cost of perfume

    Perfumes that last all day

    Men and women love fragrances, there’s no doubt about that, but how difficult it is to find perfumes that last all day ?

    Whether it’s a fragrance to wear for a wedding, a day at work or out and about sight seeing, we all look for a scent that can stand the longevity of the day.

    Very few designer and expensive perfumes and aftershaves will last for 8 hours and there is the need to re apply at some point during the day.

    Not everyone wants to carry a bottle of their favourite around with them.

    Especially if your taste in perfume has a designer bottle that is more fitting for your bedside table than in your handbag or briefcase.

     

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    Perfumes that last all day

    We are often drawn to a designer bottle before we try the scent. The celebrity behind a fragrance will have an influence on our purchases too.

    Another factor alongside a perfume that lasts all day is the cost. Many of us have expensive taste in fragrances but not always the budget that goes with it.

     

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    This is where FM World perfume bottles for men, women and unisex scents come into play.

    With a huge selection of scents that suit any budget and inspiration from the designer perfumes that we see on the shelf and online today, it’s of little surprise why so many people are buying their next bottle from a successful company.

    FM WORLD know just what their customers are looking for in a fragrance.

    ■ Affordability

    ■ Longevity

    ■ Gorgeous scents

    ■ Matching products

     

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    FM WORLD know that they don’t need to create a flamboyant and glitzy designer bottle in order to sell their fragrances.

    Simplicity is key, along with a scent that has beautiful notes to suit anyone, including children.

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    Why is FM perfume so popular?

    First of all, FM have created perfumes that come in simplistic bottles as we know that it’s the scent that the customer wears and not the bottle.

     

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    Secondly, the company has no celebrity endorsers, TV advertisers or sales reps in store as their products can only be purchased through a distributor or preferred customer. More details about that later.

    They have created perfumes that contain 20% perfume.

    When we look at designer bottles, more often than not, we purchase a bottle of eau de toilette.

    Purchasing a bottle of pure perfume with a designer label could set you back around £100-£350 ($112-$393).

    This will also depend on who the designer is.

     

     

     

    Many designer fragrances are diluted whereas with FM perfumes, they use pure oil.

    Using pure perfume oil

    FM can afford to use pure oil because as mentioned above they don’t use the endorses or advertise anywhere so they are not paying out for these external sources.

    A very savvy way of creating perfumes and aftershaves.

     

    FM bottles are numbered

    The bottles are still elegant, there is no doubt and instead of having a name on each bottle, FM use numbers for each of their perfumes.

    Customers know that if they purchase a bottle of FM perfume, they will have a scent that lasts around eight hours if they purchase a bottle from the PURE range.

    A great benefit to these perfumes is that there is a selection that come with an INTENSE range.

     

    Perfumes that last all day

    Did you know that FM also create pheromones ?

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    The INTENSE range simply means that the perfume oil is 30% instead of 20%.

    With a higher rate of perfume oil, you will most certainly enjoy a long-lasting perfume for men and women as the scent will last around 10 hours.

    We know that in today’s world, money is a big problem for many and shoppers see buying perfumes as a luxury, especially the high end expensive brands.

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    This is another reason why FM have created beautiful fragrances that everyone can afford.

    Having a range of sizes also makes it a better and affordable option for many. There are 100ml, 50ml and 15ml bottles.

    Women love perfumes that fit neatly in their handbag and are small enough to take on the plane for a holiday.

    With such a huge collection to choose from, it’s of little surprise that both women and men have fallen in love with the gorgeous scents of FM fragrances.

    Many have heard of the fragrance wheel and this is used when we perhaps want to try a new scent and aren’t sure what type of scent to try.

    Looking at the fragrance family helps to narrow down our choice.

    Perfumes are based around different fragrance notes and when we combine similar notes with one another, it becomes more likely that scents smell similar to other perfumes on the market.

    We have previously discussed designer perfumes and FM fragrances and their similarities here so we know that there are no copy cat perfumes within FM.

    How to save more money on your fragrances

    FM gives everyone from all over the world the opportunity to join the company for FREE!
    With many companies such as Avon, Arbonne or Scentsy, there is a registration fee.
    Something that not everyone wants to pay out, especially if it turns out that the company isn’t a fit for you.
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    Signing up as a preferred customer:

    Anyone can sign up over the age of 16 and the link for those who live in the UK can be clicked here.
    If you are interested in signing up and you live outside of the UK, please get in touch and I will assist you with signing up in your country.
    We have offices all over the world.
    The benefits of signing up:
    Saving up to 33% on selected products in the catalogue to use for yourself or to sell to someone else.
    Friends and family gift ideas can be purchased from your personal account and every product that you purchase will give you points.
    The more products you purchase for yourself or sell on to others, the more commission can be potentially earn.

     

    Signing up as a distributor:

    Working similar to a preferred customer, the added benefit of signing up as a distributor is the opportunity to be able to build a team alongside purchasing the products at a discounted price.

    You still earn your own points and commission and the points that your team earn go into your group points as well as their individual accounts.

     

    Are you a pyramid scheme ?

     

     

    Absolutely not. Apart from pyramid schemes being considered illegal, let me explain why all businesses are ‘pyramids’.

    Below, you will see a pyramid ‘structure’.

    Perfumes that last all day

     

     

    The majority of businesses will have this structure.

     

    Big businesses such as McDonalds, Boots, M&S and Wilkinson.

    Everyone starts at the bottom of a pyramid are the employees and some work their way up to the top to become a manager.

    We all have our own journey when we start a new ‘job ‘ and we all reach different levels at different times in our business.

    The same goes for Network Marketing.

    We all start at the bottom and build our own structure and that structure build their own and so on.

     

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    Everyone has the potential to earn commission and profit but unlike your 9-5 job, where you get paid regardless of how much work you do, in the FM World business, every member needs to do the work to see the results.

    We’ve always been taught to look for a ‘job’ and therefore miss the ‘opportunities’ that are out there to find.

    Get in touch if you would like the opportunity to save on your purchases or sell to friends/family or colleagues.

    So there are perfumes available that do last all day. If you need any help in choosing a scent, get in touch or add a comment below.

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  • History,  Perfumes,  Queen Elizabeth

    What perfume did Queen Elizabeth wear

    Our late Queen certainly had good taste in colours with her outfits, handbags and style of jewellery but what perfume did Queen Elizabeth wear ?

    Everyone has their own unique scent and favourite aroma when it comes to perfume. Many have a signature scent that reminds everyone around them of their presence.

    What perfume did Queen Elizabeth wear

     

    Our late Sovereign never needed a particular scent to stand out or be noticed as her presence in this world was by far the greatest in the world.

    Nether the less, the Queen wanted to wear a scent for all of her duties and events that she attended so let’s take a look at what perfume our beloved Queen wore.

    According to Vogue Magazine, one of Queen Elizabeth’s favourite scents was Guerlain L’Heare Bleue. A scent that was first created way back in 1912.

    Surprisingly not as expensive as we may think either.

    Around $126.00/£108.00 from their website is a pretty reasonable price some may say, especially for someone as high profile as Her Majesty.

    Other places such as eBay will have a variety of prices so it’s worth taking a look.

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    We almost see a touch of royal with the shape of this perfume bottle which was designed by Raymond Guerlain.

    The soft top edges almost look like a scroll, used by the ancient Greeks and with a hollowed heart as its stopper, it gives a sense of royalty and romance.

    Another ‘royal’ look also shows with the blue circled label in the centre of the bottle.

    Some might say that it is a very fitting scent for our Queen to be wearing too when we learn of the fragrance notes behind this scent.

     


    Top notes: Aniseed, bergamot

    Heart notes : Tuberose, carnation, violet, rose and Neroli.

    Base notes : Tonka bean, iris, benzoin and vanilla.

     

    Take a look at the heart notes in particular with this scent. What a wonderful combination of flowers and those that very much speak volumes when it comes to royalty.

    Quite fitting also that L’Heure Bleue “marks the meeting of two soulmates destined to become one in the frisson of eternity “-Guerlain.com

     

     

    What perfume did Queen Elizabeth wear

     

     

    With iris being one of the most expensive and admired fragrance ingredients, its easy to learn why this perfume really is fit for a Queen and is the key ingredient in this bottle.

    What perfume did Queen Elizabeth wear
    Iris scent definitely makes it mark in the Queens favourite perfumes

     

    The top notes give a distinctive smell of aniseed with a fresh scent of bergamot – a beautiful combination of floral, citrus and tangy notes.

    The base notes are rich and warm in toasted almonds, vanilla, nutty, cinnamon and spicy scents

    Three stages of perfume notes

     

    We know that perfume goes through three stages when it is worn on the skin and we instantly smell the top notes of any perfume.

    These will be the notes that hit us instantly as soon as we spray our scent.

    They are our first impression of a fragrance and the first to leave your skin.

    Top notes are often fresh, citrus and refreshing and once they calm down, usually around 5 minutes of being on the skin, we then smell a selection of heart notes.

    The heart notes of a scent are the main centerpiece of a perfume and the notes we smell tend to linger between 6-8 hours after it has been sprayed.

    As these notes last a longer time than the top notes, they usually have a floral and woody scent that lingers.

    Once those heart notes have settled down, we then appreciate the base notes and these are the notes that stay for the rest of the duration of the perfume.

     

    Alongside the heart notes, the base notes are also the scents that those around us will continuously smell.

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    Base notes are the foundation of perfume and almost the lasting scent and impression.

    These notes are the ones that others will remember you by, bring back fond memories and add fullness and depth of your scent.

    Often base notes are woody, with a delicate fragrance of musk and are the longer lasting within your chosen perfume.

    If you purchase a perfume or aftershave that contains 20% perfume oil, such as FM World fragrances, you will have a lasting scent for perhaps longer than 8 hours.

    This also depends on your skin type too.

    Depending on what strength perfume you have purchased, whether it be an eau de toilette, eau de perfume or perfume can also determine how long the fragrance lasts.

    Another favourite scent for the Queen

     

    Another popular choice of perfume that the Queen has been known to wear and affordable too, is White Rose by Floris, created by Mr John Floris in the early 1800s.

    A scent that has also been worn by Florence Nightingale and is cruelty-free.

    This more simplistic design of bottle will set you back around $145.00/£80.00 so within many a perfume lovers budget.

    Within this bottle too, shows that the Queen does have a favourite when it comes to particular fragrance notes.

     

    Fragrances notes in White Rose by Floris

    Top notes : Aldehydic green and carnation

    Heart notes : Iris, rose, jasmine and violet

    Base notes : Amber, musk, and powdery notes

    • As one might expect with a name like White Rose, this fragrance is a fairly light weighted scent that doesn’t overpower and lasts for around 9 hours.

     

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    It brings a sense of bouquet flowers with its soft choice of aroma. Another scent that has iris notes that are balanced out well with the amber and musk.

    It’s clear that our Queen had great taste when it came to perfume. Classy scents to match her classic dress sense.

    Have you ever tried these perfumes that the Queen has worn?

    Let me know below. I’d love to hear what your thoughts.

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  • Celebrities,  Perfumes

    Celebrities who have their own fragrance

    We already know that many celebrities endorse the designer perfumes but what about the celebrities who have their own fragrance?

    Celebrities earn a percentage of the designer perfumes they endorse and the range is getting bigger each year.

    There will always be the classics such as Chanel no.5 and the La Vie Est Belle perfume advert that appears on our screens every Christmas.

    Many celebrities wear their signature designer perfumes as previously discussed in ‘what perfumes do celebrities wear’.

    Others prefer to wear their own creations.

    Celebrities who have their own perfume

     

    One may see it as a very clever marketing strategy.

    Top celebs who wear their own unique scent are already one step ahead as potential customers shop for the scent that their pop idol or favourite film star is wearing.

    They play a huge part in the perfume industry, no matter who is big at the time and it keeps those who don’t have a current album or film out, in the limelight and earning money.

    We will always be influenced by celebrities. They seem to have that awe about them.

    Even though we don’t know any of them personally ( unless you’re very fortunate to ) their presence on and off social media and TV, keeps us adoring them.

    Perfume is a very personal product and many of us have in the past, or still do, own a designer bottle.

    Celebrities who have their own perfume

    Celebrity influencers

    We see our favourite star on platforms such as Instagram, which has become more popular over the past few years and has overtaken Facebook in popularity.

     

    The more we see what they are doing in their day to day lives, the more we feel some kind of connection to them.

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    Wearing a bottle of fragrance that a celebrity has either endorsed or created themselves, make us feel closer to them.

    A spritz of their fragrance from the bottle (that’s hopefully stored correctly), or seeing their face on the packaging of the scent that they have created, takes us one step further into the lives of a celebrity.

    Once celebrities saw the likes of Elizabeth Taylor and Jennifer Lopez creating their own scent, others started to jump on board and saw a new profit market to add to their millions.

     

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    As long as the public continue to ‘support’ their favourite artists and TV/ film stars, there will always be a need and a space in the market for new and existing celebrities to create and wear their own beautiful scents.

     

    Let’s take a look at those who wear fragrances that they have played a big part in creating.

     

    Ariana Grande

     

    When you have a name as big as Ariana Grande, it’s no surprise that some of her (7) perfume collection carry the same title as her records.

    With perfumes such as Thank U, Next and God Is A Woman, these scents will be memorable in more ways than one.

    Ariana has created a collection of scents that carry a sweet, girly and playful vibe.

    She clearly has a sweet sense of smell as many of her perfumes contain marshmallow as one of its fragrance notes.

     

    Ariande has a huge following of youngsters so she has cleverly created perfumes that are suitable to a particular young age group.

    Not only that, but her scents are affordable too and make a great gift for a daughter or niece without breaking the bank.

    Every bottle has a very feminine, soft, innocent and young theme to them.

     

    Cloud by Ariana Grande

    Who wouldn’t be on cloud nine with this beautifully designed bottle ‘Cloud’ ?
    Shaped like a cloud that transports to you a higher place, you soon come back down to earth with its sweet and floral notes.
    Vanilla, coconut and praline are the first to reach the nose and with a wonderful combination of bergamot, musk, lavender and pear, this balances out the sweetness to perfection.
    Being such a very sweet scent, it is important not to over spray as it would likely linger for hours on your skin and linger in the air for those around you.

     

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    Thank U, Next by Ariana Grande

    Another bottle to grace us with femininity and love is Thank U, Next.
    A clever designed bottle shaped as a heart that’s broken, automatically speaks a thousand lyrics of her popular song.
    As the bottle breaks out of the broken heart, it gives a positive and strong message to the younger generation, that even through heartache, we can still get back to being strong and independent.
    Suitable to wear all year round, we have a wonderful concoction of raspberry, pear, rose petals, musk and macaroon sugar.

    A beautiful combination of sweet scents to re instate the message of love being bittersweet.

     

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    God Is A Woman

     

    We already know this, right ?
    Ariana Grande has created a style bottle that is at the other end of the scale with this fragrance.
    A very bold and strong bottle shape to enhance the title and with strong fragrance notes of cedarwood, vanilla and pear, it powerfully hits and is straight to the point.
    Being designed as an eau de parfum, this scent will feel and smell much stronger, so a great choice of bottle and name.
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    Britney Spears

    Britney Spears is no stranger to the limelight and has been around since her early days of appearing on The Mickey Mouse Club with the likes of Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera.
    There is definitely a theme to Britney’s ‘Fantasy‘ perfume range.
    In this collection we have bottles that are shaped like a sphere. Soft edges, colourful and an elegance with a selection of small crystals edged into the bottle.
    There are fragrances in the collection that are suitable for both day and night time wear and all the seasons.

    Island Fantasy by Britney Spears

    Island Fantasy is suitable for daytime and summer with its sweet, citrus and aquatic notes.
    We already get a sense of summer with this perfume, not only for its fragrance notes but also with its green/blue colour bottle.
    Tropical seas with crystal clear water.
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    The top fragrance notes bring this fragrance to life with watermelon, mandarin, citrus, clementine and red berries.
    Flowers that make up the heart notes include jasmine, violet and freesia and a base of musk to keep the light and delicate feel of summer lingering.
    Although it’s not the most long-lasting or fragrances, this would be ideal for the summer where we don’t want to wear a heavier scent and have the option to re apply during the day.
    This gives just enough scent to keep us smelling fresh during the warmer months or summer holidays.

     

    Sunset Fantasy by Britney Spears

     

    Another bottle of fragrance from the Fantasy range sees this colour bottle almost feeling oriental.

    With its gold, orange and pink vibrancy tones running through it, we get a real feel for places abroad.

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    Very much a summer fragrance with sweet, citrus, vanilla and fruity notes.

    With a fragrance scent that is almost in keeping to the same theme as the bottle design itself, we have sweet and fruity scents as the top notes of Italian Mandarin, apple, grapefruit break through.

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    Another fragrance that you wouldn’t particularly buy for its longevity but it certainly has a mixture of fruits from plants.

    Raspberry leaf and orange blossom balance out the peach fruit nicely.

    An unusual choice of base note being milk mousse. We don’t often experience this in perfumes but it works well with the vanilla, sandalwood, amber and Australian sandalwood.

     

    Mariah Carey

     

    Mariah Carey is hugely known for her amazing vocals, big personality and diva status.
    A once shy looking young lady who first adorned our screens, Mariah has shown the world that she is here to make a huge impact.
    Her aim? To give joy to others with her incredible song lyrics, shatter a few glasses with her vocal range, I’m sure, and create a beautiful scent for equally independent women.

     

     

    M by Mariah Carey

    M by Mariah Carey shows a very elegant purple based bottle, with the lid in the shape of a butterfly- one can assume to fit in nicely with her album Butterfly, which was released in 1997.
    This fragrance is an amber floral scent and was launched in 2007.
    Sitting in the oriental family of notes, M by Mariah Carey captures the romance and elegance with its sweet top notes of marshmallow and sea water.
    It has unusual heart notes of gardenia and tiare flower and more familiar base notes of patchouli, amber and incense.
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    Some would think that the marshmallow would be a little too overpowering but although it stays with you, it is blended and balanced well with the heart and base notes to leave a gorgeous scented perfume.

    Halle Berry

    Halle Berry began her career as a model. It’s easy to see why with her natural beauty.

    Since then, the American Oscar winning actress has gone on to play parts in many Hollywood films and her latest venture sees her following in the footsteps of so many other celebrities embracing the perfume world.

     

     

    Halle by Halle Berry

    The 2009 bottle is as simplistic as its name-Halle by Halle Berry.
    Stylish, gold and elegantly shaped, Halle has created a sensual fragrance with a delightful cocktail of beautiful perfume notes.
    Based in the floral family, Halle has top notes of pear blossom, fig leaf and Sicilian bergamot.
    An unusual mix of heart notes- mimosa, freesia and hibiscus, finished off nicely with amber, cashmeran, olibanum, white musk and driftwood.
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    This perfume sees Halle releasing her first fragrance and a last chance to grab a rare and discontinued fragrance.

    Many more have been added to her collection since.

     

    David Beckham

    Instinct by David Beckham

     

    David has a wonderful selection of male scents and has since collaborated with his wife Victoria to bring us a ‘his & hers’ range from their fragrance line the House of Beckham.
    He does enjoy wearing other designer scents as his signature scent but he also wears one of his own from his fragrance line House of David Beckham , called Instinct.
    Falling in the Fougere family and created in 2005, this bottle consists of a great blend of wood, earthy, spicy, floral and citrus notes.
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    There’s a fresh, citrus opening to this fragrance as we get a whiff of mandarin orange, followed by a woody aroma.

     

    The bottle itself is very simplistic, distinguished and clean. No fuss, no thrills and what you see is what you get kind of vibe.

     

    Tom Ford

    Tom Ford is no stranger to the fashion industry and the fragrance world so it would be slightly strange if he didn’t in fact wear one of his own creations as his signature scent.
    Alongside fragrances, Tom has created his own brand in menswear, accessories, eye wear and beauty products.

     

     

    Beau De Jour by Tom Ford

    This scent was launched in 2020, so a fairly new addition into the fragrance world.
    Just like David Beckham, Tom Ford has kept the scent of his own fragrance as an aromatic base within the Fougere family.
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    The Fougere scent
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    There are a great selection of spices as we smell woody and earth notes.
    This scent has lavender extracts and touches of Rosemary, mint, basil, oakmoss and then the base of patchouli and amber.
    Another scent to come in an eau de parfum, a light spritz of this strong fragrance will go a long way so less is definitely more.

    There are so many celebrities who have created and shared their love of creating wonderful scents and sharing them with us.

    Take a look at our perfume and beauty resources page for a wide selection of perfumes and beauty products.

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  • Celebrities,  Perfumes

    What perfume do celebrities wear

    You would be led to believe celebrities wear the perfumes and aftershaves that they endorse. Whilst there are plenty that do, many have their own favourite.

    What perfume do celebrities wear?

    What perfume do celebrities wear

    It’s well-known many of today’s celebrities endorse a scent during their career but many do wear different scents to the ones they’ve helped create and promote.

    From film stars to pop stars, we’ve seen a staggering amount of fragrances sold off the shelves in store as well as online.

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    With up and coming stars hitting our screens and the celebrity circuit, we’re a little curious as to what scents these stars wear themselves.

    Interestingly they are scents that they don’t get paid for wearing either.

    Many of us will reach for a perfume or aftershave bottle before a night out or a weekend away so what do the celebrities wear when they go out in public?

     

    Signature  scents

    Celebrities often have a signature scent that they wear. A fragrance that reminds them of an occasion or indeed a scent to remind others of their presence. We’ve all been there.

     

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    Many of us or our friends have a signature scent that gets worn to every occasion and the more we get to sniff such fragrance, the more it reminds us of the person who is wearing it.

    Scents have a wonderful way of bringing back memories and special times, similar to when we listen to music.

    Let’s delve into the celebrity world of fragrances and take a look at some of the brands that our celebs are reaching for.

     

    What perfume do celebrities wear

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    Adele

    There won’t be many who haven’t heard of Adele or heard her records and know her unique style of music.

    Famous for writing powerful lyrics and unforgettable melodies with her beautiful ballads that almost everyone can relate to, Adele has been wearing her favourite scent since her teens.

    Hypnotic poison by Dior is one of those perfumes that can be very difficult to wear due to its powerful scent and it has certainly made a statement since its release in 1998.

    Just like Adele’s power ballads having the impact to hit home and are easily remembered, this fragrance has the same effect.

     

    Top notes : Plum, coconut, apricot

    Heart notes : Jasmine, caraway, Brazilian rosewood, tuberose

    Base notes : Vanilla, milk almond, sandalwood

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    A mixture of sweet yet powerful fragrance notes that will instantly give an impact on its first spray and a scent that will definitely get heads turning.

    It would seem the perfect scent for such a powerhouse. Both celebrity and perfume make an unforgettable entrance.

    Harry styles

    Harry Styles burst onto our screens as a 16 year old, back in 2010 when he auditioned for the X Factor.

    Since then, he became one fifth of the boy band One Direction and has continued his success as a solo artist to this day.

    Harry has been wearing the scent Memoire D’une Odeur by Gucci since staring in several campaigns for the fragrance.

    This gender neutral scent is perhaps contrary to what we may expect Harry to wear going by his unique fashion wardrobe.

     

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    A man that possibly has every man, and women in fact, envious that he can wear absolutely anything and still look good!

    We visualize a strong masculine scent that turns heads so his choice of fragrance is a much more delicate approach.

     

    What perfume do celebrities wear

     

    With light herbal notes, it’s not an overpowering scent and sits nicely as an all day, every day kind of fragrance.

    Top notes: Bitter Almond, chamomile

    Heart notes : Musk, jasmine, Indian jasmine

    Base notes : Sandalwood, vanilla, cedar

    Camilla Cabello

    Since its release in 2012, La Vie Est Belle by Lancôme has been a huge hit with Julia Roberts behind the TV advert.

    Not only does she endorse the product, she is also a wearer of the famous fragrance.

    We have another popular singer that likes its sweet and floral scent as Camilla Cabello enjoys this design too and I have to say, it’s one of my all time favourites.

    A first whiff of this fragrance automatically gives us a sense of youth and summer vibes and it’s no surprise why this scent is so popular.

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    What perfume do celebrities wear

     

    Top notes : Blackcurrant, pear

    Heart notes : Jasmine, Iris,orange blossom

    Base notes : Vanilla, praline, tonka bean, patchouli.

     

    Gordon Ramsay

    When you hear that Gordon Ramsay is a wearer of Aventus by Creed, it’s of little surprise.

    This scent has a masculine, rebellious and woody structure. A scent that is straight to the point, direct and there’s no confusion that it’s part of the Creed family.

    A touch of fruit gives Aventus its softer edge and a side that we occasionally see in this high profile, straight talking celebrity.

     

    What perfume do celebrities wear

    Top notes : Italian bergamot, pineapple, french apples, blackcurrant

    Heart notes : Patchouli, dry birch, rose, Moroccan jasmine

    Base notes : Oakmoss, musk, ambergris, vanilla.

     

    Johnny Depp

    Launched in 2015, Savage by Dior has become hugely popular. With a high dose of pepper, this fragrance still shows masculinity alongside hints of lavender and cedar.
    As part of the Fougere family and one of the top selling fragrances for men, looking closely at the fragrance notes, it shows an unusual selection.
    A selection that makes up this scent and is quite fitting for a quirky celebrity as Johnny Depp to wear.
    What perfume do celebrities wear
    Top notes : Pepper, Calabrian bergamont
    Heart notes: Lavender, pink pepper, patchouli, sichaun pepper, geranium
    Base notes: Cedar, laudanum, ambroxan

    Cameron Diaz

    Pure faced Cameron Diaz is a wearer of the fragrance Happy by Clinique, founded in 1968.
    Possibly a very typical choice of perfume with its floral blend of happy, feminine and vibrant blend of fragrance notes.
    We often think of pure, fresh skin and a delicate scent whenever Cameron Diaz adorns our screens.
    With a smile and a twinkle in her eye, this scent really does fit her personality perfectly.
    What perfume do celebrities wear
    Top notes: Blood orange, apple, grapefruit, orange, bergamot, Indian mandarin
    Heart notes: Lily-of-the- valley, rose, freesia, orchid
    Base notes: Amber, musk, lily, magnolia and mimosa.

    Lady Gaga

    Wearing such a fragrance as Womanity by Thierry Mugler certainly suits the unique creativity of Lady Gaga.
    A blend of sweet and spicy fragrance notes that fall in line with the classic and iconic scent of Thierry Muglar perfumes, fits this pop star down to a tee, alongside a creative bottle design.

    With its distinctive notes, it makes this perfume very versatile and suitable for any independent women and was launched in 2011.

     

    What perfume do celebrities wear

    Top notes: Citrus, green notes, chutney

    Heart notes: Sea water, caviar, black fig

    Base notes: Virginia cedar, immortelle, vetiver and opoponax ( violet scented flowers)

     

    Katy Perry

    Another celebrity who has a keen smell for unique scents by a classic designer is Katy Perry.
    Katy wears Angel by Thierry Mugler which was first launched in 1992.
    A scent with an acquired taste I feel, as it has very sweet notes and it’s almost like wearing the scent of a bar of chocolate!
    One of those fragrances that you either love or hate.

    Too many sprays could leave you and others with a headache as this perfume has a very strong base of vanilla that does tend to linger for a while.

    Not the best design of bottle to fit on your bedside cabinet as it doesn’t stand up on its own so one to keep in the box in between sprays.

    What perfume do celebrities wear
    Top notes: Strawberry, dewberry, honey, jasmine, orchid, rose, bergamot, helonial
    Middle notes: Chocolate, coumarin, caramel
    Base notes: Sandalwood, patchouli, vanilla, musk.

     

    Brad Pitt

    Brad Pitt is a wearer of Musk by Lorenzo Villoresi.

    A masculine scent that is seductive, sensual and mysterious and was released in 1995.

    Once Brad started wearing this scent, it understandably became more popular. We are often influenced by high profile celebrities and what they wear when it comes to fragrances and clothes.

    With a touch of floral, wood and vanilla, this fragrance still maintains its balance as a unisex scent.

    What perfume do celebrities wear

     

    Top notes: Bay leaf, eucalyptus, mint, coriander, cypress, green notes, cardamom

    Heart notes : Cloves, nutmeg, pepper, cinnamon, fir, juniper, oregano, Thyme, caraway

    Base notes : Sage, rosemary, tomato leaf, heliotrope, oakmoss.

     

    Sandra Bullock

     

    Another celebrity that always has that youthful appearance year by year and wears Dune by Christian Dior is Sandra Bullock.

    Sandra is no stranger to our TV screens and has appeared in many box office films.

    A classic scent designed in 1991 and still popular today with its floral musk scent and is suitable for daytime or night, especially through the summer months.

     

    What perfume do celebrities wear

    Top notes: Mandarin, bergamot, aldehyde, palisander, peony, broom

    Heart notes: Rose, ylang-ylang, wallflower, lily, lichen, jasmine

    Base notes: patchouli. Sandalwood, amber, musk, oakmoss, benzoin, vanilla.

     

    So there you have it.

    Ten of our well -known celebrities that don’t wear their own endorsed perfumes but instead like to wear some of the top named designer scents of today.

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  • Gender-neutral,  Health and wellness,  Perfumes

    Wearing perfume for health and wellness

    It’s a well-known fact that wearing our favourite fragrance can lift our mood but can wearing perfume for health and wellness be such a thing ?

    We know how good we feel when we’ve woken up, getting ready for the day and we reach for our favourite scent to match our outfit or plans for the day.

    Lifting the mood with perfume

    Wearing perfume for health and wellness

     

    That first spritz of your favourite brand, the one fragrance you always reach for that lifts the mood, gets you ready for the challenges of the day and reminds you of happy times.

    Travelling abroad, sitting on the plane, going out for a meal to your favourite restaurant with friends can have a huge impact on our wellness and health, more than we realise.

    We certainly don’t apply a scent to have the opposite effect to dampen the mood.

    Fragrances today have a wonderful ability to lift our spirits, get us in the right frame of mind for what the day ahead has in store and genuinely make us feel happy, loved and content.

    We all have a choice of which perfume or aftershave to wear. We are all unique and wear what suits us best.

     

    So what about when a company create perfumes specifically infused with healing energy to bring out the best in all of us?

    The perfume world has always been popular and very competitive.

    Designer perfumes

    Designer fragrances have taken the world by storm and over the years with the global perfume market size being valued at USD 31.4 billion in 2018 and expected to expand at a CAGR ( compound annual growth rate) of 3.9% by 2025. Incredible !

    It’s a very lucrative business and we have seen many celebrities at the forefront of creating their own perfume line and signature fragrances.

    With such a competitive market, it can be very difficult to stand out from the rest. New ideas are constantly being created, in order to keep the perfume industry at the top.

    Over the years we have seen ‘copies ‘ of designer fragrances and cheaper versions.

    We have also seen unique perfumes and aftershaves that carry similar scents to that of the designers, with their own style by FM World.

    Whatever fragrance that we have purchased over the years, whether it be a signature scent or a different one every day, the pure whiff of delicate fragrance notes in our chosen bottle always lifts the mood.

    When health and wellness are mentioned, we automatically think of eating healthy, carrying out regular exercise and taking supplements to give us the uplift and help we need.

    Many of us don’t compare feeling happy, loved and content with using a bottle of our favourite spritz. Why would we? We simply spray and get on with the day ahead.

     

    Perhaps when someone comments on how lovely we smell it gives us that confidence boost but generally we forget about what we’re wearing and the day passes.

    Companies find it extremely difficult to come up with something unique in such a busy space in the fragrance world.

    Many of the designers have previously come from the fashion world such as Chanel who created the most iconic perfume, Chanel no.5.

    Vyrao- The world’s first energy-infused perfume brand

    Fast forward to 2022 and we now have a new fragrance line which is unique to all the other brands that we currently have on the market.

    Fragrances created by a lady called Yasmin Sewell who has gone one step further in the art of creating unique fragrances

    She has created a brand that not only smell gorgeous but each perfume has healing and wellness properties.

    On top of this, the fragrances have been created as unisex.

     

    In a world where both men and women take pride in their appearance and the products they use, it’s refreshing that gender-neutral scents have become so popular.

    Who would have thought that such a creation would be so successful ?

    Yasmin has been in the fashion industry over the past few decades as an influential role and has come up with the idea that perfumes can be created not just for their scent but also for fusing healing and wellness benefits in a bottle too.

    Her brand name Vyrao was created.

     

    A selection of five natural fragrances that use organic plant and flower essences to bring out positive emotions and well-being.

    Each bottle contains its own Herkimer diamond crystal, known to raise, clear and amplify energy.

    Clever ingredients such as lemon, mandarin, vanilla, musk and waterlily give an uplifting mood, a sense of clarity and help in reducing anxiety.

     

    The passion behind creating an energy-infused brand is a simple one

     

    Yasmin created Vyrao because she wanted to deliver a product that channels energy.

    Wearing perfume for health and wellness

    Scents are a powerful thing.

    When we wear our favourite perfume that we know others are going to comment on, it lifts our mood, creates wonderful memories and gives us the feel-good factor that we all desire.

    Perfume scents are so powerful and creating bottles that shift our mood positively can only be a good thing.

    Approaching such a creation from a different angle to what we are used to, gave Yasmin Sewell a new perspective on the perfume industry and opened up a new opportunity.

    Yasmin has previously been involved in different forms of energetic healing including reiki.

    Moving her skills to a different sector whilst still using her healing skills gave her the chance to create perfume with wellness at its forefront.

     

    The scents we are already used to in our perfumes and aftershaves are led by mixing a blended combination of scents that work well and compliment one another.

    Creating a brand that has well-being as its main target means that the creator is following a different strategy.

    The ingredients are different for a product that requires a perfume that gives us a healing benefit as apposed to a floral, oriental or fruity base purely for a beautiful smell.

     

    The packaging alone already gives off calm but also energetic vibes.

    Bold, solid and vibrant colours are used to give a degree of calmness and solidarity. The simplistic shaped bottles are eye -catching to say the least.

    Every glass bottle connects the buyer in some way

    Not only do the bottles have bold colours that catch the eye but the names of the perfumes such as Witchy Woo, have a uniqueness about them as well.

     

    We already know that a popular scent gets people’s heads turning so having one that has the benefits of wellness and feeling good, is bound to be just as popular.

    Alongside creating unique fragrances, Yasmin Sewell has also combined candles and incense sticks.

    Take yourself onto a new journey with a fragrance created to enhance your wellness and feel the difference with this enchanting creation that is Vyrao.

     

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  • Home perfume mist,  Home scents,  Scented home perfumes

    Home perfume spray review

    Working with a fragrance company has huge benefits. The chance to try new products and the latest one to reach FM World is their home perfume spray.

    We all love our homes to smell fresh and clean without feeling like we have to bleach every hard surface or open all the windows just to let fresh air circulate.

    That’s all well and good when we are enjoying the warmer weather but not practical for the winter months.

    Having a clean home in every sense gives us a calm and relaxed mind.

    Home perfume mist review
    Give your home a fresh scent of perfume mist

     

    The smell of freshness

    With the added benefit of each room smelling like our favourite perfume without actually wasting a bottle of it, gives comfort alone.

    We’ve previously discussed vacuum fresheners to make the home smell better but what do we use when the vacuum isn’t switched on?

    There are many products on the market such as incense sticks, scented candles and reed diffusers that give a very subtle hint of fragrance over a few months or when lit but these don’t always provide an instant whiff of scent when we need it.

    Scented candles work well if you’re planning to stay at home for the duration whilst it burns but we also need an instant scent that perhaps we can spray in the room before we head off to work.

     

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    We love the idea that our home can smell gorgeous as soon as we enter through the front door.

    If you’re a pet owner and have the distinctive smell of wet fur lingering or stale smells embedded into the carpet, it’s embarrassing if a friend is following you straight into your home.

    There’s no chance to quickly light a candle or wave the reed diffuser in the air in the hope that any slight scent will reach your guests nose.

    With so many room sprays on the market, it can be difficult to find one to suit the individual.

    Some don’t like the typical canned air fresheners that can be a little intoxicating when sprayed too much.

    Products such as Febreze have been popular over the years and can be used on furniture. There are also the plug in types which work well but some need power to trigger a frequent spray and be plugged in continuously.

    These come with refills which can be more cost effective but can still be a little overpowering to some.

    Pure Royal

    When FM World introduced their Pure Royal Home Perfume range, it opened up a whole new product.

    Home perfume Spray review
    Bring your home to life with FM World’s unique home fragrances

     

    Not only providing a delicate mist that’s  not too heavy but it also had the added benefit of the buyer being able to choose one that had similar fragrance notes to the designer perfumes.

    Perfumes that many of us wear on a day to day basis.

    In their current 2022 range of five, they have two scents for women, 1 scent for men and two unisex scents.

    No complaining that the house smells too ‘girly’ or masculine !

    They have very cleverly chosen those scents that are already very popular as perfume that we wear.

    You can buy samples of the perfumes fragrances here.

     

    Available scents in the FM Home Perfume range

     

    Home perfume mist review
    Collection of FM World home perfume mist for men, women and unisex

    Men

    199– is inspired by the very popular fragrance 1 Million by Paco Rabanne

    Type: rich, multi-threaded

    Fragrance notes: Head: Italian mandarin, peppermint Heart: cinnamon, Turkish rose, cardamom Base: leather notes

    Women

    366– has a touch of elegance in the same way as Black Opium by Yves Saint Laurent.

    Type: rebellious, urban, sexy, edgy

    Fragrance notes: Head: pink pepper, orange blossom, pear Heart: coffee, jasmine Base: vanilla, patchouli, cedarwood

    809– with a mixture of well-balanced fragrance notes, this scent is inspired by Black Orchid by Tom Ford.

    Type: sophisticated and tasteful

    Fragrance notes: Head: bergamot, ginger, water notes Heart: incense, rose, patchouli Base: musk, vanilla, vetiver

    Unisex

    900– a unique fragrance that has seen sales of its perfume explode with its similar perfume notes to Lost Cherry by Tom Ford

    Type: fascinating, unique, charming cherry

    Fragrance notes: Head: black cherry, cherry liqueur, bitter almonds Heart: rose, jasmine, sour cherry Base: tonka bean, sandalwood, vetiver, cedarwood.

     

    910– A hidden gem in the perfume world but with its gorgeous combination of fragrance notes and inspired by Baccarat Rouge 540- Kurksjian, this scent is a delight to wear as a perfume and as a room spray to enhance the home.

    Type: dry, flavoured with a hint of sweetness

    Fragrance notes: Head: jasmine, saffron Heart: balsam fir, cedarwood Base: cashmere wood, ambergris, moss, brown sugar.

     

    The spray pump is sold separate so when a replacement is needed, just wash the existing pump and pop it into the new bottle.

    The wonderful thing about this product is that it has a very fine, delicate mist and with it being an elegant bottle, it doesn’t look out of place if it’s left sitting on the unit for easy reach.

    Even if you sniff the scent through the air as soon as you’ve sprayed, it’s still very subtle and not intoxicating like some brands.

    Their unique formula guarantees that the scent stays in the air for a long time after being sprayed.

    The most beautiful PURE ROYAL fragrances are soothing to the senses and intriguing.

    Spray as much as is required and depending on the size of the room.

     

    PURE ROYAL HOME PERFUME

     

    Bottle size– 250ml

    Price £28

    Rating out of 10– 9/10

     

    Although each bottle isn’t the cheapest to purchase, you do get a lot of sprays out of them and it can last several weeks. This will depend also on how often it’s used and how many rooms are sprayed.

    Personally, I only spray downstairs in my dining room and lounge, just as I’m leaving the home.

    The kitchen is a place of cooking  and eating and doesn’t require a perfume scent, nor do the bedrooms.

    Those rooms are perhaps more suited to a scented candle or  fragrance sticks.

    It’s used every day in my home, sometimes a few times a day.

    Once sprayed into the air just before leaving home, the scent definitely lingers in the room on your return.

    There are many product sprays on the market so it can be difficult to choose which is the best one to suit the home.

    If you’re a pet owner, care and thought needs to ensure that you don’t purchase a scent that is too strong and likely to get into the back of your pets throat.

    Some sprays can linger onto furniture once they are sprayed so it’s recommended that you spray into the air to avoid spraying over the furniture.

    Do you currently use a home perfume ?

    Have you tried the FM range?

    I’d love to hear!

    Get in touch.

     

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  • Perfumes,  Review

    FM perfume no.413 review

    FM perfume no.413 review

    Have you tried Fm World’s fragrances yet?

    They believe in simplicity when it comes to packaging and style of bottles and FM 413 is no exception.

     

     

     

     

    As we head into the spring and are perhaps looking for a fragrance that sits more in the oriental/fruity family, FM are not short of choice.

    No. 413 has been a very popular scent over the past few years as its fragrance notes are very similar to those of La Vie Est Belle by Lancôme.

     

     

    Fragrance notes:

    Head: blackcurrant, pear

    Heart: iris, jasmine, orange blossom

    Base: chocolate pralines, patchouli, vanilla

     

    This fragrance gives a sense of sweetness and flirtatious vibes and a very popular scent to own.

    What’s great about this fragrance is that it also comes in a PHEROMONE perfume, INTENSE perfume ( which contains 30% perfume oil) , a fragrance candle, reed diffuser, a wardrobe fragrance and wax melts to name a few.

     

     

    It’s wonderful to find a scent that can be extended into the home to carry the beautiful spring/summer notes through every room.

    So what makes this fragrance one of FM’s most popular ?

    Many women love the smell of fruits and deep scents such as vanilla and patchouli.

    The Lancôme perfume, which was launched in 2012 and advertised by the beautiful Julia Roberts, has very similar fragrance notes.

    When we see celebrity’s endorsing perfumes, it encourages us to try that scent to give a sense of feeling and looking just as gorgeous as our idols.

    The only missing ingredient from FM413 is Tonka Bean. If you were to try a sample of FM 413, the smell will be almost identical.

    Whilst FM create their very own fragrances, they do use the same perfume oil as the designer fragrances which are created by DROM in Germany.

     

    You can read the story of DROM here.

     

    We already know that no one sees the packaging or fancy bottle when we purchase designer scents and they can leave a huge dent in the purse/wallet, yet many are still hung up on the idea of owning expensive brands.

     

    FM is a cruelty -free fragrance company and one that stands out from the rest not only for being affordable but for also creating long-lasting fragrances.

     

    As they have no celebrity endorsers or TV adverts, they can keep the cost down and therefore fans of the fragrances can indeed buy several bottles of their favourite perfumes.

    Having tried several and having a large selection of my own perfumes over the years, I have to say that no.413 is one of my favourites.

    It’s also a favourite for one of my customers!

     

    FM no.413 perfume review

     

    It’s suitable for all seasons as it has an oriental feel for wearing during the winter but also a selection of fruity notes that pop through to give a spring/summer vibe.

    Many women who currently wear La Vie Est Belle have said that they can’t tell the difference between their own designer bottled scent and that of FM 413.

    It’s an ideal scent to wear during the daytime in the office or out for a lunch date with friends. If you fancy a stronger version for an evening there is the option of the intense version too. How many designer fragrances give us that option ?

     

     

    FM 413 is a long-lasting fragrance without a doubt and will certainly get you receiving compliments as I do, when wearing it.

    Some will compare the Federico Mahora fragrance to that of La Vie Est Belle without understanding that this fragrance isn’t supposed to be a replica for the designer scent.

    In fact, none of the Fm perfumes should be compared to the designer scents because they are their own individual brand and company.

    Read my article about why buying cheap perfume will cost more

    If you love sweet and long-lasting scents then FM no.413 is definitely worth trying. Order your sample here.

    Some wearers have even noticed this particular scent lingers on clothing the following day after being sprayed.

     

    Another great reason to purchase if you want your clothes smelling gorgeous without having to wash them after the first wear.

    Due to its very fruity and oriental notes, this perfume only requires a few sprays as it is instantly noticeable.

    It will last around 6-8 hours and is one of the fragrances that does linger more than others so less is definitely more with this bottle.

    I love the idea that this bottle is designed with such simplicity that it fits perfectly inside a handbag if you did want to re apply throughout the day.

     

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    Price
    : £13.99

    Cheapest place to buy: eBay.co.uk

    Sold by FM World at £17.40

    Size of bottle : 50ml

    Sample size (1.4ml) available for 40 pence from FM World

    My rating : 10 out of 10!!

     

    If you are looking for a more intense scent, try the Pure Intense bottle. The size is the same and costs around £17.50 from eBay.co.uk.

     

  • Perfumes

    Spring fragrances

    As the winter months fade out, we start to look forward to the warmer weather and Spring fragrances.

    Are you a seasonal wearer when it comes to perfume?

     

    Spring fragrances

    As we know, perfume is made up of lots of different fragrance notes and some are more suitable than others when it comes to the seasons.

     

    We have covered winter perfumes here so what about scents for the Spring?

    Fragrances are made up of different strengths as well as different fragrance notes.

    During the daytime when you’re meeting someone for lunch or it’s a working a day in the office, these are the times when a perfume or an eau de toilette is more suitable. They’re not too heavy or overpowering for those around you.

    We’ve all experienced the strong whiff of a fragrance as someone has walked past and left a lingering scent that stays long after that person has left the room.

    For an evening out, such as a date night, gives us the perfect excuse to wear a parfum, which has the highest concentration of oil. Therefore it will last longer and be a stronger scent as it contains more perfume oil. What better way to make a great impression!

    When the seasons transition from the cooler months through winter to the summer months, it’s a good idea to change your perfume scents to match accordingly.

    Seasonal perfumes

    Wintertime sees perfumes with heavier notes such as wood, ambergris and spices for sale in the shops and online. Whereas during the warmer months we see perfumes that have lighter, floral notes such as Lemon, Citrus and Lavender.

    As previously discussed, it works the same with the clothes that we wear for the different seasons. When we think of lighter clothes for the summer and thicker, warmer clothes for the winter, it’s the same principle when it comes to your fragrances.

    As we see a shift through to Spring weather, it’s a good idea to start wearing a lighter scent.

    We should never shy away from wearing a fragrance if that’s what we choose. After all, a perfume is an extension of our personality.

    Just bear in mind that lighter and more delicate notes will be more suitable as the weather starts to warm up.

    Heat will intensify a fragrance so it is best to wear a lighter one so that it doesn’t become overpowering but stays fresh and subtle throughout the day.

    As we have already discussed here on signature fragrances, add link if you do prefer to stick to one perfume throughout the year, try to choose a perfume with a mixture of cool and warm fragrance notes for the perfect scent.

    This will ensure that your signature fragrance is suitable for all weathers and situations.

    It can be hard to change your perfume to match the seasons, especially if you are used to wearing one particular scent.

    As the weather warms up, we are best not to spray our perfume too much or better still, find a body spray with a matching scent.

    At FM WORLD, we sell body sprays to match a selection of our female fragrances.

    This gives the ideal opportunity to either layer your fragrance or simply to use a body mist on its own which is a lovely product to use during very hot weather.

    For many, they still like to wear a fragrance of sorts so a body mist or even a body lotion works well when it’s hot.

     

    What we don’t want to be doing is trying to compete with the weather and our fragrance.

    The great thing about perfumes for men and women is that they do come in different strengths. Not only is it reflected when it comes to the price but also with how light or heavy the scent will be once it’s on our skin.

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    It’s not just women who need to adjust their scents when it comes to the change in the seasons. Men do too.

    Even male fragrances can be overpowering and too strong for certain occasions and different seasons.

     

    Spring fragrances

     

    Whenever we think of spring, we think of flowers in the garden, butterflies and freshly cut grass.
     Spring fragrances
    The chance to get out into the garden, wear a different wardrobe of clothes and ditch the winter jackets.
    When we combine that with fragrance notes, we think of sweet, floral, citrus, rose and fruity scents.
    So what fragrances are out there that we can wear during the Spring and ones that will compliment the warmer weather ?


    Let’s take a look

     

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    5 popular Spring fragrances for women

     

    • Flower Bomb- Victor & Rolf

    A very popular fragrance with a selection of floral notes including Bergamot, Amber, Patchouli, Freesia, Rose and Jasmine.

    Spring fragrances
    Flower Bomb by Victor & Rolf

     

     

     

     

    Chanel no.5- Chanel

    One of the most iconic fragrances of today with its distinctive charm and popular fragrance notes including Ylang-Ylang, Jasmine, Peach, Rose, Sandalwood and Vanilla.
    Spring fragrances
    Chanel no 5 by Chanel
    • Alien- Thierry Mugler

    This perfume with its very distinctive bottle design has a very fruity scent with fragrance notes including Mandarin, Orange, White Amber, Moroccan Jasmine and White Flowers.

     

    Spring fragrances
    Alien by Thierry Mugler

     

     

    • Good Girl Gone Bad- Killan

    This fragrance was launched in 2012 and its fragrance notes include Jasmine, Amber, Cedar, Indian Tuberose and Osmanthus.

     

    Spring fragrances
    Good Girl Gone Bad by Killian

     

     

    • Daisy- Marc Jacobs

    We can’t mistake a distinctive bottle when it comes to Daisy. With its Daisy flower design lid, this perfume really does speak the word ‘Spring’ and offers us Woody, Musk, driftwood and Cashmere Musk to give us a real sense of Spring weather.

     

     

    Spring fragrances
    Daisy by Marc Jacobs

     

    5 popular Spring fragrances for men

    • Hugo- Hugo Boss
    This little gem was first created back in 1995 and with its combination of apple, citrus, floral, spicy and cinnamon notes, it is a hugely popular scent for both men and women.

     

    Spring fragrances
    Hugo by Hugo Boss

     

     

    • Aqua Pour Homme- Bvlgari
    Another popular fragrance with its Mandarin Orange, Seawood, Lavender, Patchouli, Amber and Petitgrain notes to name a few. An aromatic fragrance to give a refreshing and energetic scent.
    Spring fragrances
    Aqua Pour Homme by Bvlgari
    • Savage-Dior

    There’s not many men that haven’t tried this fragrance before.

    Part of the Fougere family and launched in 2015, this neat bottle consists of Amber, Citrus, Aromatic, Lavender, Musky and Woody notes.

     

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    • Pour Homme- Versace

    With distinctive notes of Grapefruit, fig leaves, aquatic notes, Black Pepper and Musk, Versace has created a true feel of what a male fragrance should smell like. Crisp, masculine and fresh.

    Spring fragrances
    Pour Homme by Versace
    • Polo Blue Sport- Ralph Lauren

    The fragrance notes in this popular bottle give a sense of Spring and delicacy at the same time.

    Picture a bottle and a whiff of Mint, Green Apple, Mandarin Orange, Cider, Ginger, Musk, Sandalwood, Patchouli and you have yourself a desirable man’s fragrance.

     

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    Polo Blue Sport by Ralph Lauren

     

     

     

    Spring sees its fair share of fragrances notes so just bear in mind that floral fragrances can be hit or miss.

    Some fragrances are very strong and sickly with sweet notes, especially Vanilla and therefore there are many people that will avoid them.

    It’s about finding the right balance if fruit fragrances are your thing.

    It’s always a good tip to remember that if you are spraying a floral based perfume or aftershave, to spray or splash it sparingly.

    The fragrance notes can be quite strong for yourself and those around you if you overdo it.

    Are you looking for a new fragrance for when the weather warms up?

    Did your know that we have samples available for over 150 scents and these can be purchase through our online store. 

  • 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.

  • Perfumes

    Using perfume correctly

    If you’re a perfume wearer, are you using perfume correctly?

    It’s surprising how many people don’t actually know how.

    From spraying excessively, spraying in the wrong areas to rubbing a fragrance on the wrists. All of these can have a negative impact on your fragrance.

    You’ve bought yourself an expensive bottle of designer fragrance. Firstly, do you save it for best or do you wear it for work?

    It’s cost you a lot of money, let’s save it for best. What happens when we save a fragrance for a special occasion?

     

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    Using perfume correctly
    Designer fragrances can cost a fair amount of money.

    A guide to Everyday perfume

    Saving perfume for best

    The problem with saving fragrances for best is that eventually they will go off and turn into a very musty smell that no one will want to wear or smell.

    You’ve spent a fortune on your favourite and the pretty little bottle with a hefty price tag is now sitting in the wardrobe, waiting to be used.

    Some fragrances can be very strong and overpowering so by spraying excessively can make the fragrance scent a lot heavier than it should be.

    Others around can smell it for several hours and if it’s a strong scent, you can still smell it too.

    If you can smell your own perfume for hours after, it can trigger a headache and also means that you have the wrong scent on your skin.

    No perfume should give you a headache or linger for the whole day.

    Strong perfume can be very off-putting to others around as well as expensive. So how do we find what the right amount of perfume to use is ?

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    Using perfume correctly

    We’ve all heard the saying less is more and it certainly comes into its own when we talk about cosmetics and perfume.

    Heavy make up and over spraying of perfume scents is enough to put many off. Especially the opposite sex.

    I remember the days of my late Nan wearing a very heavy fragrance that a little spray really would have been enough as the perfume was a very strong one and not the cheapest, even back in her day.

    What’s also important is how and where we apply our fragrance. Certain points on the skin and body will affect scents differently.

     

    Using perfume correctly
    Look after your skin and your perfume will last much longer

    Top 10 Tips on using perfume correctly

    1. Applying perfume after taking a shower or a bath will help your perfume last longer

    2. Moisturising your skin will make your perfume last longer.

    You can even use a body lotion or a cream that carries the same scent as your perfume for even better enhancement.

    3. Perfume is love to sit on moisturise skin so try a little petroleum jelly on your pulse points before you spray your perfume will help with the longevity.

    4. Many people will insist on holding the bottle in front of them as if they are spraying air freshener.It’s important to choose the right points when you are applying perfume and these are the pulse points.

    These are the warm points and will help your fragrance sit for longer on the skin.

    Using perfume correctly
    If you’re a wearer of designer perfume but would like an affordable alternative, visit our shop

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    5. It’s a well-known habit that most women will rub their wrists together as soon as they’ve sprayed their perfume.

    What happens when we do this?

    This breaks the top notes and by rubbing your wrists together will make them disappear faster so it’s important just to dab your wrists together to protect the fragrance notes.

    6. Hold your perfume bottle at a distance so that large drops of the perfume won’t land on your skin. 5 to 7 inches away is good.

    7. Avoid spraying perfume onto your clothes as it will stain.

    8. When we buy designer perfumes, we feel the need to display them on our bedside cabinet for everyone to see.

    Using perfume correctly

    No one actually sees the wonderful display of perfumes apart from yourself and the people you live with.

    If your bedside cabinet happens to be near the sunlight coming through the window then your fragrance isn’t going to last as long as the heat will evaporate the scent.

    It’s important to keep them stored inside a dark cupboard, somewhere dry and away from light and kept in their original box so that the bottles don’t get damaged.

    9. As we have already covered, try to avoid wearing too much perfume.

    Your personal fragrance should attract those around you and not the other way round.

    Remember less is more.

    If you’re wearing the same fragrance every day, the chances are you will have got used to the scent and therefore won’t be so aware of how others will smell your fragrance.

    Read my previous post on sillage and try wearing a different perfume every day.

    10. Always choose a perfume with lighter family fragrance notes for a daytime wear and the heavier notes for an evening time.

    Alternate options

    Getting out of old habits can be hard.

    Somehow we seem to be programmed to buy expensive perfumes, to use them heavily and sometimes wear the wrong fragrance for our skin.

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    Alternative fragrances by FM

    Nowadays, there are alternatives and by that we don’t mean cheap.

    I don’t like to use the word cheap because it always comes across as negative.

    I like to say less expensive and kinder to the purse/wallet.

    There are many fragrances out there that will be lighter on the purse strings, will go a lot further when you use them correctly and are still enjoyable, subtle and longer lasting to wear for any occasion.

    If you would like to try a sample of your favourite perfume, get in touch or comment below.

     

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