Well, can you actually believe it is time to think of Christmas shopping again?! With about 8 weeks to go, and although I don’t actually do ‘blogmas’, I thought I would do a mini gifting series and share some ideas. In the first edition of my ‘Tis The Season’ posts, I want to rave about The Perfume Society and their fabulous monthly boxes.
When it comes to fragrance and perfume gifting, unless you know what the person actually adores, it is difficult as scent really is a personal thing. A fabulous way of helping perfume lovers find a new scent they will love, would be to buy them a fragrance trial box, or even sign them (or yourself), up to becoming a VIP for monthly boxes with new scents and amazing offers. The Perfume Society, co-founded by Jo Fairley and Lorna McKay, let you experience the world of vast fragrances.
“We believe everyone deserves to smell good – and feel great. Here, you can explore the perfume universe, find a new ‘scent love’ via our Discovery Boxes – or join our unique perfume-lovers ‘club”.
I love the boxes they provide, it is not just fragrance samples but other beauty products, lots of information on scents, plus regular informative newsletters. Plus, you can even attend their fragrance workshops once you become a VIP. Check out the 2 boxes I have had the pleasure of enjoying recently, with their full contents below. These boxes make superb gift ideas for all fragrance fanatics and scent loving noses!
The Perfume Society : Travel Edition Box – £17.50 (12.50 for VIPs)
The boxes are very chic looking, and arrive packed with perfume samples and a couple of other beauty products. The Travel Edition is a perfect collection of scents for a holiday or getaway. If you are not jetting off somewhere quite yet, these are ideal to create a mood, helping you to escape with some pretty fragrances.
Travel Edition box
Each edition box also contains beautiful products cards, with an image of the full-sized actual perfume bottle on the front. On the back, are all the fragrance notes, with information about the products and their scent. Really interesting if you love your fragrances and want to know more about the blends.
The Travel Edition contains :
Moschino Pink Fresh Couture 5ml eau de toilette miniature (full size £66)
État Libre d’Orange You or Someone Like You 2ml eau de parfum (full size £115)
Fragonard Pivoine 4ml eau de toilette (full size £18) – plus a 30g soap
Atelier Cologne Cédrat Enivrant 2ml Cologne absolue (full size £110)
Annick Goutal Eau d’Hadrien 1.75ml eau de parfum (full size £91)
Narciso Rodriguez for her fleur musc 1ml eau de parfum (full size £59)
Weleda Onagre 1.5ml eau naturelle (full size £19.95)
Issey Miyake Nuit Bleu Astral 1ml eau de toilette (full size £43)
Azzaro Chrome Pure 1.2ml eau de toilette (full size £43)
Molton Brown Coastal Cypress and Sea Fennel Bath & Shower Gel 30ml (full size £20)
Philosophy Exfoliating Facial Wash 30ml (full size £23)
Fragrance tester strips
Also included in each edition box, is a fragrance tester strip book. There are a generous amount to test and experience different fragrances amongst your family and friends, plus they are handy for taking on a perfume shopping trip. The booklet has the Perfume Society’s bottles emblem on the front, a nice touch which ties in with the boxes. The whole experience has been so well thought out for all fragrance lovers to enjoy.
Fashion, Fabric & Fragrance’ edition box – £17.50 (or £12.50 for VIP subscribers)
If you are anything like me and love your fashion, you will love this box! It features scents focusing on runway fashion designers love of styling and fragrance. Along with all the scent samples, plus a couple of beauty product minis, this box also contains the new full-size fragranced shine spray, from fashion hair stylists team Percy & Reed (I already have one of these sprays and I love it!) See below.
Fashion, Fabric and Fragrance edition box
Try your 1st fragrance experience on a strip, then on the skin if you like it and enjoy the scent journey!
The Fashion & Fragrance edition contains :
Jasper Conran Nightshade 1.2ml eau de parfum (full price £60)
Elie Saab Girl of Now 1ml eau de parfum (full size £38)
By Terry Délectation Splendide 1.5ml eau de parfum (full size £175)
Lalique Satine 1.8ml eau de parfum (full size £64)
Estée Lauder Modern Muse 7ml minature eau de parfum (full size £49)
La Perla La Mia Perla 8ml minature (full size £39)
MUGLER Aura Mugler 1.2ml eau de parfam (full size £49)
AERIN Evening Rose 2ml eau de parfum (full size £96)
Molton Brown Russian Leather Shower Gel 30ml (full size £20), plus matching scented tattoos
Percy & Reed’s Shine & Fragrance Mist ‘A Walk in the Rain’ – Full Size!! (brand new & worth £15).
On the website, you can also find top rated travel perfume atomisers, miniature perfume sets, plus the well-loved book, The Perfume Bible. If you, or those you love, are into perfumes, it is certainly well worth checking out these and other edition boxes. You can also find how to join up for VIP subscriptions, plus an array of information, at The Perfume Society and enjoy giving the gift of fragrance!
Do you, like me, think this is such a fabulous way to experience different fragrances and, find a perfume you will love?
*contains brand gifts/samples