• 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.

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    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.

     

    FM perfume 910 review

    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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  • Perfumes

    Perfume that smells like flowers

    With summer well and truly here to stay for a while yet, many of us are reaching for the floral scents. Something delicate to wear and perfume that smells like flowers are suitable for the heat.

    Of course, it’s not just women who wear floral scents. Many male fragrances have a touch of feminine flowers in them.

    These scents will fall more in the Chypre family so there will be a hint of more oriental and woody aromas.

    With so many unisex fragrances available on the market today, many of these will have a balance of masculine and feminine scents in their bottle.

    There are lots of flowers that perfumes are based on too.

    Musk

    Floral

    Rose

    Tropical

    Be careful how much you spray

    Floral based perfumes can often smell a little too sweet and sickly if too much is sprayed on, so less is more for the summer months.
    The heat from our body as well as the atmosphere can increase the vibrancy of a perfume so it is best to find a delicate scent or spray a smaller amount.

     

    If you are new to the fragrance world, it can be hard trying to find the fragrance scent that is suitable to your skin.

    Samples are a great way of trying a new scent and well worth trying on a few different ones from all the different fragrance families.

    Once you know your family type and what suits you the most, you can then narrow down what other ingredients you want in your fragrance.

    When we think of floral perfumes, we don’t just think of flowers.

    The floral family consists of so many elements so we will find scents from fruit, citrus, woody, aldehyte and water green notes.

    Flower perfumes do seem to dominate the fragrance world as they are so popular and in the majority of our bottles.

    They are also suitable for both male and female scents.

     

     

    Female scents

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    Flower Bomb- Victor & Rolf

    Flower Bomb was launched in 2005 and is classed as an explosion of summer scents.
    There is no doubt that this fragrance was created with pure femininity in mind.
    Very sweet and unforgettable in its ability to linger and turn heads, Flower Bomb is still one of the best-selling perfumes of today.
    There is a mixture of flower scents that include patchouli, rose, jasmine and freesia.
    With base notes of vanilla, musk and patchouli, it’s of little surprise that this perfume has a very sweet aroma.
    This perfume will suit any age and is particularly suitable for the spring and summer months when the floral dresses are dominating the shops and the garden flowers are in full bloom.
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    Alien-Thierry Mugler

    Another scent to become hugely popular in 2005 is Alien.
    Thierry Mugler has created an acquired scent with this very feminine perfume.
    Just like its deep purple bottle design, Alien gives an instant scent of summer with its simplistic floral notes.
    There’s a strong scent of sambac jasmine as soon as the first spray hits your skin and with a heart note of cashmere wood and base note of white amber, every woman will feel sensual wearing this scent.
    With its touch of woody scent, it balances out the floral notes perfectly.
    There is even a hint of musk after the first spray has worn to its middles notes.
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    Good Girl Gone Bad

    The bottle alone shows class, elegance and sophistication as we experience the floral, summer scents of this 2012 perfume.

    The history behind this creation being one about Eve, Gods creation.

    She started off being pure and innocent before trying the forbidden fruit and this scent belongs to the Killian collection of fragrances based around women of today, unafraid to be sultry and bold.

    A wonderful combination of fragrance notes which include jasmine, rose, amber, cedar, orange blossom and osmanthus gives this perfume a very feminine feel.

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    Daisy-Marc Jacobs

    The name alone speaks volumes when it comes to perfume that smell like flowers.
    With its very distinctive flowery bottle cap and soft edges, it gives a real sense of pretty Daisies, lavender fields’ and summer.

    Created in 2007, Daisy is a classic in the perfume world and has stayed at the forefront of many of its competitions for the past 15 years.

    The perfect scent for youngsters as well as the more mature, it has a proper aroma of freshness.

    It bursts with fruity scents and is a fresh fragrance that sits perfectly on the skin during summer.

    Daisy has a very distinctive fragrance and this is why so many women love it.

    What’s not to love about wild berries, musk, jasmine and vanilla?

    Some vanilla notes can be overpowering in certain perfumes but Daisy has just the right blend with the musk and white woods base notes to still be able to enjoy its pretty delicate scent.

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    Perfect- Marc Jacobs

    Another “perfect” scent by Marc Jacobs that is a fairly new release to the perfume world when it was launched in 2020.

    A very similar style to Daisy, Perfect also shows off a wonderful and creative design in its bottle cap.

    This time with charms in the shape of dice, a star, a shoe, a peeled banana, MJ initials on gold cubes and a hair bow on its cap.

    All created by the man himself to give a very feminine, playful and elegant scent.

    This perfume really does bring out the summer in everyone as soon as the bottle is sprayed.

    A combination of fruit, almond, wood, sweet, nutty and musk notes gives this classic bottle its popularity.

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    Unisex scents

    Rose prick- Tom Ford

    Tom Fords fragrances have become very successful and popular over the past few years and it’s easy to see why.
    Rose Prick is a unisex scent that almost looks like it belongs in the ladies section of any perfume store.
    In fact, this unisex fragrance is very much inspired by Tom Ford’s own garden of rose scents.
    To match up to its name, Rose Prick contains fragrance notes to give its name justice.
    Rose, pepper, spice and patchouli give this scent a wild and open fields’ kind of vibe.
    Even though its aroma sits in the Chypre family, there is still a scent of flowers and summer scents that fits and is balanced perfectly for both men and women.
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    Fleur De Portofino-Tom Ford unisex

    Another of Tom Ford’s creations with perhaps a slightly more masculine looking bottle, is Fleur De Portofino.
    The name itself instantly transports us to far away places and tropical flowers.
    With its floral and fruity scent, it works well on both men and women.
    Launched in 2015, such notes of citrus, honey, bergamot, jasmine and violet leaf almost veer towards a feminine approach.
    Cleverly, they transport us to a tropical paradise where we envisage clear seas, coastal sands and wild flowers cascading around the high rocks of the coast.

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    Male scents

    Fahrenheit- Dior

    There won’t be many who haven’t heard of this fragrance. Launched in 1988, Fahrenheit cologne is a timeless classic.
    Although it is another scent that sits in the Cypre family, it also consists of floral notes of bergamot, mandarin, patchouli, vetiver, carnation and violet leaves.
    The packaging and bottle transport us to far away places with its unique ‘sunset’ colours and is suitable to wear all year round.
    The initial smell comes across as woody and leather but after a few minutes on the skin, there is a delicate smell of fruit and violets that comes through, giving this fragrance a delicate, yet masculine feel.

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    Light blue- Dolce & Gabanna

    Launched in 2001, Light Blue has a gorgeous fresh summer smell when it is first sprayed.

    Almost instantly the citrus and fruity notes hit your nose and it holds a masculine yet playful vibe and this is what makes it such a popular choice for men.

    A wonderful collaboration of grapefruit, bergamont, juniper, pepper, rosemary, musk, oakmoss, Sicilian mandarin to name a few of its notes.

    Light Blue reminds us of open spaces, holidays abroad and linen shirts.

     

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    So there you have it. A collection of male and female perfume that smells like flowers.

     

    Did you know ?

    Fm World have a collection of designer inspired fragrances for men, women and unisex that have very similar perfume notes to those of the designer names.
    If you love fragrances but not their price tag, take a look here for our collection of alternative perfumes and aftershaves.

    Related article: Do You Sell Designer Perfume?

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  • Perfumes,  Samples

    Where to buy perfume samples

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

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

     

     

    Where to buy perfume samples

     

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Perfume samples nowadays can be used for so many ideas.

     

    Wedding favours

     

    Where to buy perfume samples

    Are you getting married?

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

    They’ll love this idea.

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

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

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

     

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    Where to buy perfume samples

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

    Where to buy perfume samples

    An extra gift

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

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

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

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    Be creative with your samples

     

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

     

     

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

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

     

    Where to buy perfume samples

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

    A popular choice of fragrance

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

    Quality samples, quality perfumes

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

    Pure and Pure Royal range

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

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

     

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

     

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    Utique range

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

    BLACK

    Type: elegant, sophisticated, mysterious

    Fragrance notes:

    Head Notes: woody notes, saffron, styrax

    Heart Notes: vetiver, amber, vanilla

    Base Notes: leather, sandalwood, amberwood

     

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    GOLD

    Type: luxurious, exquisite

    Head Notes: red pepper, cedarwood, nutmeg

    Heart Notes: iris, saffron, vetiver

    Base Notes: Cypriot, patchouli, black musk, amber

    Where to buy perfume samples

    RUBY

    Type: mystery, spiritual

    Fragrance notes:

    Head Notes: cashmere wood, jasmine,

    Heart Notes: vanilla, amberwood, balsamic notes

    Base Notes: white oud, black musk, dry wood

    Where to buy perfume samples

    MUFFIN

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

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    FLAMINGO

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

    Base notes: woody notes, crystal rose chord, musk

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    BUBBLE

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

    Base: guaiac wood, musk, cedarwood

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    AMBRE ROYAL

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

    Base Notes: patchouli, tonka bean, myrrh, musk

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    VIOLET OUD

    Type: sophisticated, stunning

     

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

    Base notes: agarwood, white musk, American sweetgum

     

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    SEXY CASHMERE

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

    Base: sandalwood, benzoin resin, vanilla, musk

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    AMBERGRIS

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

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

    Where to buy perfume samples

    MALACHITE

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

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

    Where to buy perfume samples

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

  • Perfumes

    Fragrance scents

    So….you’ve bought the same perfume as your bestie because you love the fragrance scents.

    You find yourself constantly noticing the whiff of a delightful fragrance when you’re on a night out with your best friend.

    Every now and then it drifts back and makes you curious.

     

    Different scent 
    Your friend just so happens to have the bottle in her hand bag because that’s what women do on a night out.

    We pop to the ladies toilets for a freshen up and another spritz of our perfume before we head on back to the pub or nightclub.

    You ask if you can try a little spritz too because it smells so gorgeous on your friend.

    It must surely smell the same on you.

     

    We are different 

    Let’s think about this.

    You buy the same blouse as your friend, it looks amazing on her.

    Seeing her wearing it has prompted you to ask when she bought it from.

    You go out and buy the same blouse.

     

    It looks different 

    The chances are it will look and feel very different on you because even if you are the same clothing size, your shape and height may be very different.

    No one is the same. Our bodies are different even if we wear the same size clothing.

    The exact same principles goes with fragrances.
    What suits one type of skin won’t necessarily suit another.

    Every single person has their own unique scent when it comes to skin.

    Even when the fragrance smells gorgeous on a friend, it may not suit our skin the same way.

     

    Fragrance scents
    Samples are a great way to try a new fragrance
    Fragrance scents
    Fm samples

    The perfect fragrance scents 

    My sister and our late mum were always wearers of Sunflower by Elizabeth Arden.

     

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    When our mum passed away, I took a new bottle of Sunflower when we cleared out her flat.

     

    Fragrance scents

    One of my keepsakes and a reminder of how our mum used to smell.

    I couldn’t face throwing a brand new bottle away either.

    It was a gorgeous fragrance on both of them and suited them both very well.

    I tried the fragrance for myself one day and experienced a completely different smell on my skin to that of my mum and sister.

    Let’s just say it smelt like garden weeds and t was instantly washed off.

    I was left feeling disappointed that my mums favourite fragrance didn’t have the same scent on my skin as it did on her and my sister.

    I kept the bottle for a few years until it ‘turned’ and felt there was little reason to keep it as I knew iI wasn’t never going to use it.

    So, if you like your friends fragrance and wonder if it would suit your skin too, always try a sample on yourself before you commit.

    Perfumes can be expensive and it’s just another bottle sitting in the wardrobe that doesn’t get used if you hastily buy without trying first.

    Make sure it suits your skin and personality  too.

     

     

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  • Samples

    Perfume samples-finding the right scent

    Perfume samples are a great way to finding the right scent.

    All too often we have a perfume bought for us that’s not to our taste and so it never gets used.

    Perhaps its too strong or too sweet. Some fragrances can be a little overpowering and we have to remember that not everyone suits the same scent.

    I used to love going out to the shops with my late mum. We would often visit places like Boots or large department stores, depending on where we were going.

    Perfume samples -finding the right scent
    Perfumes samples by FM-a great way to try before you buy

     

    The great thing about perfume stores is that you can be cheeky and grab several small samples and end up with a few months worth of perfume to use. Without costing a penny!

    Mum and I used to walk into the shop and there was an instant concoction of mixed scents floating in the air. This was especially prevalent with the stores that had a large perfume department.

    Every customer who walked past the cashier, or per fumier as they are known, was sprayed with the latest fragrance in a bid to make a sale.

    This worked on the odd occasion, I’ve no doubt, but we are all individual so our scent is individual too.

    Not everyone will like the scent that has been directed at them as they walked past.

    Even if you had no plan to walk into a particular shop, just smelling a whiff of fragrance as you walked past was sometimes enough to entice you in.

    Going into these kinds of shops was a great way to build up your ‘smellies’ collection without spending a fortune on designer fragrances.

    Perfume and make up are two things that are intriguing as a young girl. Many will become interested as early as 10 years old.

    I loved the little sample bottles and felt like a grown up when I applied an ‘adult’ fragrance to my skin.

    Any opportunity to smell ‘posh perfume’ and be like the grown-ups was very much appealing. The need to grow up fast seemed to be the thing when I was young back in the 70s.

    Nowadays we spend more time trying to look and feel younger !

     

    Finding the right scent

    It’s important for men and women to find the right scent as what will suit one person won’t necessarily suit another. We all have different scents so it’s important to choose one that is right.

    There has been many a time I’m sure where we would try a fragrance that smelt gorgeous on a friend only to find that it smelt like garden weeds on our own skin!

    Samples are a great way to try a fragrance over a few days or a week to see how it settles on the skin and if it’s one that we will wear, before making a purchase.

    We can potentially spend a lot of money buying a perfume so it’s important that we find the right one to suit our skin.

    No one wants a brand new bottle sitting in the cupboard or on the bedside unit, not being used. Keep it long enough and it will eventually expire. Money wasted.

    What’s also beneficial with perfume samples is that they will fit in your handbag or briefcase and suitable to take abroad.

    At FM, we had a choice of over 150 fragrances and all of them are available as a sample bottle.

    Has a new fragrance on the market caught your eye but you want to try it first ?

    Whilst it’s easy enough to have a spray of the sample bottle in store, this only gives you one day of getting used to the scent. By having a sample of perfume, it makes it easier to try the fragrance over a few days.

    Get in touch or comment below if you would like to try any samples.

     

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