Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Giorgio Armani || 'Si' Review

For ages I had been wanting to add this beautiful perfume to my collection but with a hefty price tag (I'll come onto this later) I resisted and resisted until my Grandad gave me some money for Christmas and then I decided to treat myself! (Thanks Grandad!) 

Ever since I smelt this perfume for the first time at work (I work in Boots) I knew I had to have it, not only because it smelt amazing but also because unfortunately the majority of perfumes smell awful on me and this one didn't, in addition I like a perfume that lasts a long time and not a lot of perfumes I have owned last on my very well, whereas this, being an Eau De Parfum lasts ages.

This bottle is quite simple in design but also effective and because it is made of thick glass it feels very expensive and worth the price tag. I am not great at describing fragrances but hear is the official fragrance description from the website for you, I will just add that it smells fantastic so if you haven't already smelt this go and have a sniff when you're next in town!

"The fragrance opens with notes of Sicilian Bergamot, Mandarin Oil and Liquer de Cassis which is supported by a heart which bursts with Rose de Mai absolute, Neroli absolute and Egyptian Jasmine absolute. Warm undertones caress the unique chypre base notes of Patchouli oil intertwined with a Blond Woods, amber and musky undertones known as Orcanox(TM). Finished with a sweet animalic accord of Vanille absolute which, gives the fragrance, longevity and an unforgettable sillage." 

So as you can tell the fragrance is quite complex but it definitely has lots of different notes to it and which is most prodominent depends on the person but it smells so lovely and fresh but deep at the same time, kind of crazy.

Price wise this is very expensive although it is definitely worth it in my opinion for the beautiful scent and the longevity, which lasts all day, I get up at 6 and can still smell it on me at 5 if not longer. 

30ml - £43.50
50ml - £62.50
100ml - £84.50

I have the 50ml and I have worn it everyday since Christmas and as you can see it has barely gone down so it definitely lasts a long time and you only need a little bit because it lasts so long and has a lovely strong scent, but it isn't at all over powering and smells very fresh.

Have you tried this?

What do you think?


Sunday, 12 January 2014

Kringle Candle Review || Peppermint kiss

Firstly, I know I have been MIA recently and I am not going to make excuses for that, I felt I needed a break from blogging to get fresh new ideas and I am definitely ready to come back now! I have set myself time in the week to be able to blog so hopefully you will be seeing posts from me every Sunday and Wednesday, it should also be easier to blog because I am now the proud owner of an IPad Air.

So onto the review!

When I was on holiday for Christmas I walked into Hallmark in the hope of picking up a Christmasy. Yankee Candle scent when the woman in the shop told me she didn't stock those but instead stocked Kringle Candles who are actually made by the original owner of Yankee Candle and his son, if you want to find out more about their story you can find it on the Kringle Candle Website, but because it is made by the founder of Yankee Candle I thought they must be good and I fell in love with the Christmassy scents, but it just picked up the one to trial out, a wax tart in 'Peppermint Kiss' 

These Wax Melts retail at £2.15, as for the availability in shops I am not so sure but you can buy these on EBay and from the Kringle Candle Website itself:, and there are some amazing scents on there, definitely something for everyone.

The first great thing about these candles are that they are white, so they will match with any backdrop, I loved Yankee. Candles colours but I often wanted them to match with my room and some of the scents were odd colours, but this gets rid of that problem. Also due to their being no colouring the flame burns a lot cleaner. And wow these are amazing! You can split these into 5 for 5 uses, and I have been burning 1/5th of this for ages now and it fills the whole room in less than 5 minutes, which is seriously impressive. The other great thing is that of all the scents I have smelt, none of them have smelt at all synthetic and that seems to be the general concensus amongst other reviews.

For £2.15, a non synthetic smell that will fill your room and a scent for everyone, these are definitely worth a look! And maybe check your local hallmark because they might stock them.

Have you tried these?

What did you think?