• Perfumes,  Reviews

    FM perfume 489 review

    FM perfume no.489 review

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

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

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    FM pure perfume 489

    Similarities to designer scents

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

     

    Perfume notes in Alien by Thierry Muggler

    Top notes: mandarin orange

    Middle notes: Moroccan jasmine, white flowers

    Base notes: white amber, cashmere.

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

     

    Why choose an alternate perfume ?

     

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

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

    This also leads to your favourite bottle lasting much longer.

    Perfume notes in a bottle of FM489

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

    Top notes: blackcurrant, green leaves, anise

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

    Base notes: cedarwood, patchouli, tonka bean, ambergris

     

     

    What to expect with this scent

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    By spraying more or too much in the first place will not only impact your own nose and could give you a headache, it will have a negative impact on those around you.

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

    Fruit and freshness

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Fm perfume 489

    Price: £21.50 purchase direct from FM World

    The cheapest place to buy: eBay

    Size of bottle: 50ml

    My rating: 8.5 out of 10

     


    Conclusion

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

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

     

    Products available in the same scent

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

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    FM489 Intense perfume

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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

     

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    FM 489 pheromone perfume

     

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

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    FM 489 air freshener

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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

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    FM 489 perfumed body mist

     

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

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    FM 489 home fragrance sticks

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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

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

     

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    FM 489 hoover fragrance

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

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  • Candles

    FM Candle 413 review

    If you’re familiar with the scents of FM World and their perfumes, then you will already know about the candles they have created.

    FM candle 413 Is one of the most popular from the range and it’s easy to see why.

     

    In my previous articles, you will learn that our fragrances are inspired by the fragrance notes of designer perfumes.

    I have already covered in my review of FM 413 perfume from the Pure Royal range and this will tell you that the fragrance notes are inspired by La Vie Est Belle by Lancôme.

    A hugely popular fragrance in its own right.

    Not just for the elegance of Julia Roberts that endorses the product but also for the wonderful floral and sweet fragrance notes that uplift our mood and put us in a relaxed mood.

     

    FM 413 candle fragrance notes

    ■ Blackcurrant

    ■ Pear

    ■ Iris

    ■ Jasmine

    ■ Orange blossom

    ■ Chocolate pralines

    ■ Patchouli

    ■ Vanilla

    The FM 413 candle has the same fragrance notes as the popular FM 413 fragrance.

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    The scent pops such wonderfully fruity notes that they get others asking what fragrance it is.

    It’s not difficult to see why this scented candle is just as popular and a big seller within FM WORLD.

    Candles are popular especially through the winter to make our homes feel cosy and smell nice. With the simplistic jar that FM WORLD’s candles elegantly show off, they will suit any home.

    Why do we love candles?

    The flame alone on a candle can be mesmerizing and there is something about watching a flame burn on a winters evening.

    The dancing shadows that a flame creates in a darkened room and the atmosphere of the ambiance that they set around us is magical.

    Candles can bring warmth, colour and romance to any room and are suitable for any occasion.

    People have them as table decorations at their wedding, tea like candles in the bathroom to set the mood for a relaxing soak and many like the idea that candles bring a sense of calm to the home.

    A romantic evening for two with a candle lit on the dining table can also be enchanting.

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    Candles also give any room in the home a focal point.

    Having scented candles burning in your living room creates the perfect ambiance for a relaxing evening and they are elegant and subtle when other lights are switched off.

    There are many people that use candles for aromatherapy, especially scents such as lavender.

    This flower has relaxing and healing properties and can help to relax the body and mind at the end of a busy day.

    When we get closer to Christmas in the winter months, such spices like cinnamon, apple and berries are very popular in scented candles.

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    This brings the season to life and a real winter feel.

    Do you struggle with finding a gift for someone?

     

    Candles are such a great present to purchase.

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    You don’t have to worry about if it will fit the person you bought it for, if it will be suitable in their home or if they indeed like candles.

    The majority of people do. It’s even better if you know what type of fragrance notes the person in question likes but even if you don’t, buying a subtle candle scent is always gratefully received.

    Candles and music fit perfectly together so if you are creating a romantic evening, soft music playing in the background with a scented candle burning, it is a sure way to bring the magic and romance into the home.

    Lit candles in the home can bring everyone together. Sitting in the living room watching a film, with no lights on except candles burning, can bring a great sense of happiness, calm and peace.

     

    Candle sales have always been popular and not just for the winter months. Many of us used all year round for different uses and they will stay around for many more years to come.

     

    Related article: Summer scented candles

     

    If you were to Google candles, you will face thousands of pages talking about candles in every sense.

     

    The different types, the different designs, the different smells and you will come across affordable candles as well as the top end expensive ones.

     

    Whenever I speak to candle lovers, I always tell them to burn the candles and not to leave them collecting dust on the shelf.

    So many people have candles in their home that they haven’t burnt and that’s usually because the candle looks too pretty or it has cost a fair bit of money to purchase and they don’t want to ‘waste’ it.

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    If you buy scented candles, you won’t benefit from the scent if you never light it.

    If you want to have a candle simply for decoration, there are unscented and cheaper options if you’d like to use candles just as a display.

    Unscented tea light candles are a great option as these are very affordable to purchase and usually come in a bag of 25/50 tea lights.

    They are ideal at the dining table where you don’t want a strong scent spoiling your meal.

    Preparing your FM 413 candle

     

    FM World wants every customer to experience a candle that meets strict requirements when it comes to burning correctly with minimal smoldering, reduced soot and uses hydro-refined paraffin.

    Each candle has a strong cotton wick that is resistant to breaking and drowning in the melted wax.

    Everyone wants a candle that burns evenly and looked elegant whist it’s burning.

    There has been many a time when candles have been purchased, not properly prepared before they are lit and therefore they burn into a ‘tunnel’.

    Top tips for getting the most out of your scented candles

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    ■ Try to avoid buying candles where the wick is uneven and not centred.

    ■ Make sure you trim the wick before you burn the candle.

    ■ Place your lit candle away from any drafts as any slight air in the atmosphere can disturb the flame and result in the candle burning unevenly.

    Avoid burning your candle for too long. This will build up the carbon on the wick and the reason why the candle can become distorted and result in the flame burning irregularly.

    Not only does this ruin your beautiful candle that you have just purchased but it also creates soot which is not good for your home or for your health.

    ■ Ideally, you should burn a candle for maximum of four hours at a time. Blow out the candle and give it time to cool down and reshape before relighting.

     

    Each candle has a burn time between 35 and 40 hours.

    That’s a long burn time!

    Our home can be filled with an amazing scent that matches our fragrance and is instantly recognised as soon as we enter the home.

    FM 413 candle fills your home with a wonderful combination of oriental notes that bring the room to life and burns a delightful scent that isn’t overpowering or too strong.

     

    Where to buy: FM World online shop 

    Price: £26.50

    Size: 150g

    My rating: 9 out of 10.

    Conclusion

     

    A delightful scent that instantly brings calm, joy and warmth to the home.
    Not the cheapest scented candle to purchase but sometimes cheaper can cost you more.
    An added benefit with FM World is being able to purchase products as a distributor instead of a customer if you have an account with the company.
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  • Perfumes,  Review

    FM perfume 910 review

    Fm perfume 910 review. This is a unisex fragrance and a wonderful scent if you like delicate fragrances that sit in the wood family.

    So many of us love perfume but the price tag isn’t always suitable. So when we have a fragrance that is influenced by the fragrance notes of designer perfumes, it’s definitely worth trying.

    As previously discussed here on my website, FM WORLD create perfumes that are not only affordable and long-lasting but also contain very similar fragrance notes to that of the designer perfumes.

    When we look for a particular design of perfume, the price can be a bit of an eye-opener.

    Inspired by the designers

    Whilst there may be many designer fragrances that are within budget, the comparison that FM perfume 910 is very similar to is Baccarat Rouge 540.

    A fragrance that was first launched in 2014 under Baccarat’s name and then relaunched in 2015 by Maison Kurkdjian, this scent captures a delicate collection of gentle scents, contrary to sitting in the wood/oriental family.

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    If you purchase a bottle of the Extrait De Parfum as a 70ml bottle from their website, you are looking at parting with an eye-watering £320.

    Can anyone justify that price? Well, if you happen to be a pop star named Rihanna, then indeed you can.

    This was her go to fragrance before she launched her own brand of perfume.


    Regarded as a very flattering scent for both men and women, it became a hugely popular choice on such social platforms such as Tik Tok and has transformed this scent into the success that we see today.

    There’s no denying that it is a beautiful bottle with its gold and red vibe and a very classy looking design but there will be many women and men who can’t or won’t buy such an expensive scent.

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    So, what do we do when we love a fragrance but the cost is just too much to part with?

    Some may buy ‘copies’ of their favourite scent and end up disappointed when their new purchase doesn’t live up to their expectations.

    Related post: buying cheap perfume will cost you more

    Buying a similar scent for less

     

    Another option is to purchase the inspired version from FM World.

    Those that are familiar with our scents will know that FM perfumes are not copies.

    They are unique scents that have their own design of bottle and packaging.

    The fragrances note themselves will be very similar to the designer scents but not identical.

    They are simply ‘inspired’ by other scents. Their bottle and packaging design is unique too.

    When we think of the fragrance wheel, it’s impossible to create a scent that doesn’t have similar notes to other perfume scents.

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    FM perfume 910

    Price: £27.50 purchased direct from FM World

    The Cheapest place to buy: eBay

    Size of bottle: 50ml

    My rating : 9 out of 10

     

    FM perfume No. 910 fragrance notes

    Type: dry, flavoured with a hint of sweetness

    Fragrance notes:

    Head: Jasmine, saffron

    Heart: Balsam fir, cedarwood

    Base: Cashmere wood, ambergris, moss, brown sugar.

    We already know that we don’t need to purchase fancy bottles to make an impression and the simplicity of FM World’s design is just that.

    When a perfume or aftershave sits on the beside cabinet in between uses, there is no need to spend a fortune on the fancy packaging or bottle.

     

    After all, it’s the scent we should be the most interested in. This is what those around us will notice.

    We are very much influenced by classy and elegant looking bottles and this is what catches our eye first before we begin to decide on what scent we like.

    Retailers and perfume designers know this and customers are drawn to fancy packaging and the celebrity endorsers of certain fragrances.

    Familiarity sells much easier than unknown brands.

    Any scent that contains cedarwood or jasmine has my vote.

    This is the perfect scent for any season as it has a very delicate and light feel even though it doesn’t contain your classic delicate selection of flower and fruity perfumes.

    Why FM910 is so popular

    FM 910 has a wonderful balance of wood and oriental notes and the head notes ‘pop’ as soon as the bottle is sprayed.

    It’s easy to see why this fragrance is so popular. Once the scent settles on the skin, we are left with a ‘clear water’ smell.

    Crisp, seductive and very pleasant on our senses.

     

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    Some people may shy away from a unisex scent for fear of being too masculine for the ladies or more importantly (as women can get away with wearing a ‘masculine’ scent ), smelling too feminine for a man.

     

    What to expect with this scent

    I was pleasantly surprised with this one.

    There is a touch of sweetness to the notes yet it’s not overpowering or sickly. The scent almost reminds me of a fragrance that you would wear to a wedding.

    Delicate with just enough impact to be noticed without everyone turning around after you’ve walked past, with the screwed up facial expression telling you that your chosen scent is far too strong!

    It has a sense of seductiveness as the base notes reach the nose and definitely a scent that can be worn all year round.

    When we compare the fragrance notes in Baccarat Rouge 540, we can see that FM has similar notes but they’re not identical.

     

    FRAGRANCE NOTES OF BACCARET ROUGE 540

    Top notes: Jasmine and saffron

    Middle notes: Amberwood and ambergris

    Base notes:Fir resin and cedar.

    With such similarities, you will find it hard to tell which scent is the designer one.

    As with all perfumes, the base notes are those that will linger for the remainder of the time.

    After spraying on my skin around 8am one morning, I was pleasantly surprised to still be able to smell the notes at 5pm.

    A delightful and simplistic bottle that sits in the PURE ROYAL range, the FM 910 is definitely worth trying and a sample can be purchased here.

    I would always recommend trying any sample of FM’s perfumes first as scents do smell very different in the bottle to when they are sitting on the skin.

     

    Conclusion

    A delightful scent that is very light and wearable and definitely suitable for both men and women.

    I would perhaps like a touch more scent and slightly stronger to pop through but overall the FM 910 is a very pleasant and a popular perfume within the PURE ROYAL range.

     

     

     

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  • Pillow mist,  Reviews

    Pillow mist spray review

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

     

    Pillow mist spray review

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

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

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

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

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

    The perfect solution in a bottle of pillow mist spray

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

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

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

     

     

     

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

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

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

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

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

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    A beautiful scent to assist in a peaceful nights sleep

     

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

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

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

    Clock watching

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

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

     

     

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

     

     

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

    “I don’t want to go to bed!”

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

    Both needed for a restful nights sleep. Chamomile tea also has huge benefits too.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Colds and flu put a stop to a restful l night

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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

    Why does this always happen at night ?!

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

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

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

     

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    Price: £13.99 from eBay.co.uk

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

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

     

     

    Size of bottle : 30ml

    My rating: 9.5 out of 10.

     

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

     

    Alcohol free.

    Vegan and cruelty -free. Perfect !

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

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

     

    Do you struggle to get off to sleep ?

    Let me know below and perhaps you can try a bottle for yourself.

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    Sleep well …
  • 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.

     

  • Reviews,  Scented wax melts

    Scented wax melts reviews

    Scented wax melts reviews

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

     

     

     

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

     

     

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

    Many of us currently have a scented candle to give off a pleasant fragrance or a reed diffuser that work similar but without a naked flame. Long lasting and an instant fragrance to fill the home.

     

    Candles used to be very popular during the winter and especially around Christmas time, but we are seeing more and more homes having scented candles lit throughout the summer too.

    Our gardens have also enjoyed a naked flame whist we sit watching the sun go down.

     

     

    Did you know ?

    Wax melts are a fairly new concept and a new product on the market. They were first created as a way of using up excess wax that was left over by candle makers. A great way to reuse left over wax.

    Candles have been around for thousands of years and are still popular today.

     

    How to make your own wax melts at home 

     

    Why are wax melts so popular?

    Having a wax melt dish in my own home and a new addition I might add, it’s easy to see why they are so popular.

    There are so many pretty wax burners on the market with different types to choose from and it’s relaxing to watch as the wax slowly starts to melt away under the flame.

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    Wax melts holder with saucer candle holder on eBay

     

    If your home is occupied by pets or young children, buying a wax burner that you can plug-in is safer than the burners that use tea light candles as the heat is generated from the powered bulb.

     

    Please bear in mind that even when using a plug-in wax melt, the wax will still be very hot when it burns into a liquid and therefore can still harm young children or pets if it is accidentally knocked over.

     

    Placing the dish in a safe place is essential.

    Unlike most candles that will have a burn time between 30 and 40 hours, depending on the size that you purchase, using wax melts are much more economical. They seem to burn on forever.

    Having never used them before myself, I was very ambitious in using four small cubes and placing them into the tray and then lighting the tea light candle.

    Over two months later and burning the cubes every day for approximately six hours, I am still on my first four cubes. A lovely aroma fills my home as soon as it’s lit.

    One cube will suffice for several weeks but if you like strong scents in the home, of course, use more than one cube for a more powerful scent.

     

     

    Wax melts are a great way to fragrance the home for a long period of time, without overpowering the room.

     

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

     

     

    Being so easy to use and lightweight so that you can take them on your travels, makes wax melts even more popular.

    If you fancy having a change of fragrance, wait for the wax to become solid and gently remove from the top of the dish.

     

    The dish can be wiped easily and a different fragrance cube can be added. Plug-in or light your tea light candle and away you go.

     

    Like most candles, wax melts are also very relaxing and therapeutic and with so many styles and fragrances on the market, there is one to suit everyone.

    Everyone loves the smell of clean, crisp and a scent of freshness in the home.

     

     

    Benefits of using wax melts

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

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

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

     Lavender Possibly one of the most popular fragrances as it has a very delicate floral scent that is very subtle and has huge healing properties. For those who suffer with anxiety, depression, disturbed sleeping pattern or fatigue, a touch of lavender can make a huge difference.

    A very popular scent that is used in aromatherapy and added to essential oils.

     

     

     

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

     

     

     

    There’s nothing quite like sitting at your desk on a winters evening, with a gentle scent of fragrance filling the room and the flicker of candle lights to give a cosy feel.

    If you are feeling creative, you can take small portions from a couple of different fragrance cubes and pop them in together for your own unique scent.

    Besides using them for your own benefit, wax melts really do make a lovely gift for someone.

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

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

     

    FM wax melts

     

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

     

     

    Scented wax melts reviews
    FM wax melts have become very popular since they came onto the market earlier this year

     

     

    • Lemongrass
    • White Sandalwood
    • FM 900 ( inspired by Tom Ford- Lost Cherry)
    • FM 910 ( inspired by Baccatat Rouge 540)
    • FM 472 ( inspired by Aventus Creed)
    • FM 18 ( Inspired by Coco Mademoiselle – Chanel )
    • FM 413 ( inspired by La Vie Est Belle- Lancôme )

     

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

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

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

    Box size 75g

    My rating : 10 out of 10.

    A must have for every home!

     

     

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    Check out eBay too for their selection of wax melts.

  • Candles,  Reviews

    Yankee scented candles review

    There’s not many of us that don’t like candles. Especially when it comes to Yankee scented candles.

    The first time I noticed these wonderful creations was several years ago, at my local village garden centre at Christmas.

     

    Yankee candles review

     

     

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

    Head over to the candle section and the shelves were full from the ceiling to the floor of an array of colours, styles and gorgeous smelling scents.

    You could definitely smell the fragrances as soon as you walked through the door.

    With so many to choose from, the decision was often made difficult.

     

    Which candle to choose

    A classy design is just as important as a gorgeous fragrance when it comes to candles. After all, it’s on show in our homes so it’s good to go for one that looks elegant and homely.

    If you’re looking for cheap candles, then the Yankee will overstretch the budget.

    We do get what we pay for so I’m a firm believer in spending a little more to have a product that will last and is of better quality.

    Whenever tea light candles are on sale, which is pretty much all year around now, they are often cheap to purchase.

    Some will last fairly well and you will get a good burning time but some may not last as long or not burn in the correct way.

    The Yankee candle does come in three different sizes so if the price of a large one is more than you’re prepared to pay, then the smaller options are great too.

     

    Having such a good burn time for all three size jars really does give the home the opportunity to smell gorgeous whatever the season or reason for purchasing them.

     

     

    Why are Yankee candles so expensive?

    From experience Yankee candles are more expensive when purchased from small businesses/gift shops. The smaller companies will often have a higher price tag so it pays to shop around before you buy.

     

    Yankee candles do burn more evenly than some candles on the market and therefore this quality reflects in the price.
    As it’s often said, we get what we pay for and I feel that paying a little more for a candle that will last a long time and burn evenly is something that every home needs.
    It also needs to burn safely.

    Always pay special attention with candles when they are lit.

     

    Although the Yankee candles burn safely inside their jar, don’t leave them unattended or around small children who could knock them over or scald themselves.

    There’s definitely something about having candles burning at home that gives a sense of warmth, calmness and a wintry feel once the curtains are closed for the evening.

    They can be used all year round too, not just for cosy nights in. Remember to prep your candle first before it’s first lit.

     

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    Yankee scented candles review

    Yankee candles available on ebay 

     

    Sizes range from small, medium and large

    Large jar has a burn time of up to 150 hours

    Medium jar- up to 75 hours

    Small jar- up to 30 hours

    My rating : 9 out of 10

     

    Once you’ve used your candle and it’s burned away, it’s a great idea to reuse the jar. Dress it up or pop a tea light in the bottom. The jars are very sturdy and there are several fragrances that they come in.

    The jars also come with a lid which is a great way of holding onto the scent when the candle is not lit.

    If you’re prone to headaches around strong fragrances, try to choose the more delicate scents.
    Some winter scents can be a little overpowering if they’re sat in a small room in the home.

     

    Yankee candle gift sets on ebay

    Have you tried Yankee candles ?

    Let me know your thoughts below.

     

  • Reviews

    Fm perfume no.900 review

    Fm perfume no. 900 review

    Fm perfume no.900 reviewe
    Classy packaging and design bottle makes fm no.900 a popular choice for men and women

     

    When it comes to fragrances, perfumes were separated by scents for the ladies and scents for the men.

    These days, there are fragrances available that are unisex.

    When I first learned about unisex fragrances, it got me thinking.

    How can a fragrance be suitable for men and women?

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

    It’s surely more difficult for a man to wear a female scented fragrance ?

    Many ladies scents are often quite fruity and flowery. These kind aren’t suitable for the males.

    A creation made for both men and women

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

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

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

    It’s important to try a scent on the skin and leave it to settle for a while to get a true smell.

    There are many women who actually prefer their partners fragrance than their own.

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

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

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

    Fm perfume no.900 review
    FM no.900. A popular unisex fragrance available to purchase direct from FM at £26.50 (Nov 2021)

     

     

    Price : £26.50 (retail)

    The cheapest place to buy : eBay

    Size of bottle : 50ml

    Guarantee : no

    My rating : 9 out of 10

    Perfume and beauty resources

     

    FM perfume no.900 fragrance notes

    Type: fascinating, unique, charming cherry

    Head notes: black cherry, cherry liqueur, bitter almonds

    Heart notes : rose, jasmine, sour cherry

    Base notes : tonka bean, sandalwood, vetiver, cedarwood

     

     

    FM perfume no.900 review

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

    With its base notes of sandalwood and cedarwood, this allows for that masculine fragrance to still be present for the male wearer and still have a hint of femininity for the ladies.

    No. 900 has similar notes to Tom Ford, Lost Cherry and is one of FM’s top selling unisex fragrances.

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

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

     

    Sometimes we have to be a savvy shopper if we have expensive taste in perfume.

    The bottle is a bit clumpy and not so convenient to carry around like some of their other fragrance bottles.

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

     

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    The added benefit of containing 20% perfume oil, means that this fragrance will last you around eight hours.

    It is a fairly strong scent so may not be suitable for daytime use but certainly a good choice for a night out or a weekend away.

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

     

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

    Once it is left on the skin for a few hours, the base notes will come through and this will be the fragrance that will last throughout the day.

    The fragrance comes in a lovely box too so a great gift for someone for a birthday or Christmas.

    10% OFF BLACK FRIDAY at Hottperfume.com

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

     

  • Chanel,  Perfumes,  Reviews

    Fm perfume no.18 review

    Fm perfume no.18 review.

    Having been a wearer of FM perfumes including our FM perfume no.18 for the past 7 years, I loved the idea that I could buy designer inspired fragrances at a fraction of the cost.

    Being a more affordable option allowed me to buy several of my favourites so that I could choose which one I wanted to wear on a particular day.

    It’s great to have the option to choose which one you are going to wear by what your plans are for that day, although there is nothing wring with wearing a signature fragrance.

    FM perfumes range in PURE, INTENSE and PHEROMONES so this gives the buyer a bit more freedom when it comes to choosing which kind to wear.

    An inteview, night out with the girls or even a date night deserves a special fragrance.

    Each perfume category has a different strength.

    The PURE collection and PHEROMONE collection consist of 20% perfume oil and the INTENSE range will consist of 30% perfume.

    The reason for different strengths

    If you are looking for a daytime scent that lasts you or the majority of your day, then the PURE perfume fits the bill.

    For those who are looking for a scent that lasts the day and beyond, then the INTENSE selection is suitable. This one has 30% pure perfume so you really do get longevity with this one.

    Anyone who likes a scent that appeals to the opposite sex, then a PHEROMONE is the perfect bottle to buy.

    FM World have a variety of pheromone scents to choose from in the online shop.

    Fm perfume no.18 review

     

     

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    Price : £13.90 (retail)

    cheapest place to buy: eBay.co.uk

    Size of bottle : 50ml

    Guarentee: no

    My rating : 9-5 out of 10

    Fm perfume no.18 fragrance notes

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

     

     

    Fm perfume no.18 is part of the Chypre family which gives a sensual and tempting allure of radiance.

    If you happen to be a lover of Chanel and one of their popular fragrances, Coco Mademoiselle, then fm perfume no.18 will bring the sweetness and fruity notes in the same way.

    FM perfumes are inspired by the designers.

    They use the same fragrance oil as that of the designers.

    So you will find that no.18 will smell very similar if not identical to that of Chanel, Coco Mademoiselle.

    Fm perfume no.18 review
    The pheromone bottle of no.18 by FM
    Fm perfume no.18 review
    Fm intense range no.18

    FM perfume no.18 Review

    It’s clear that many still compare Fm perfumes to designers.

    Therefore there is disappointment when they are led to believe that they will experience an identical fragrance from this product.

    When no.18 doesn’t live up to their expectations as a comparison to the designer bottle, we begin to question why not.

    There will of course be many factors into why the same fragrance doesn’t last as long on some people’s skin as others.

    There is also the factor of skin preparation before a perfume bottle is sprayed. Long lasting fragrances

    For the price you pay with FM perfumes, you certainly do get value for money.

    If money is no object and you can afford to buy the top designers, then there certainly isn’t anything wrong with that.

    Remember to store your bottles correctly for longer lasting fragrances.

    If you love designer scents but the price tag is something that puts you off purchasing, then taking a look at FM fragrances is definitely the way to go.

     

    When we have celebrities such as Stacey Solomon using FM fragrances, we know we can trust their selection of perfumes.

    Stacey has often posted about FM perfumes on her Instagram feed and you can see her every own bottle of FM18 sitting on the right hand shelf in her bedroom.

    FM perfume no.18 review

     

    FM perfume no.18 review

     

    We’re very much influenced by what the celebrities wear when it comes to their choice of fragrances and Stacey shows hers off proudly.

     

    I’d love to hear from you if you have any questions on FM fragrances or wish to try any samples.

    please get in touch 

    Related article: Chanel No.5 perfume history 

    FM perfume no18 review