Wednesday, 4 February 2015

The Perfume Society: Love Scents Discovery Box

I picked up my The Perfume Society Love Scents Discovery Box yesterday.  I first mentioned it last week in my Spending Ban Update #4.

It is packed full of gorgeous scents (although I am missing one of them - Juliette Has A Gun Lady Vengence 2ml EDP - the little envelope it is presented in is empty boo - I have emailed to say it's missing). Edit: I was sent the missing scent and it's beautiful!

Tonight I tried Dear Rose, I love my Man (2ml EDP) and it's lovely! It has notes of Bulgarian Rose, Centifolia Rose, Cinnamon, Tonka Bean and Sandalwood and it's from a brand I've heard of but not tried before.  Created by a mother and daughter team there are five fragrances in the range. Love! Definitely want to explore the others! (this is from the floral fragrance family).

I've tried a couple of samples previously from 4160 Tuesdays so I'm looking forward to trying Sexiest Scent on the Planet Ever (IMHO) (4ml EDP) it has a top note of Bergamot, a heart of woods and ambergris with base notes of Vanilla and Musk. It's a decent size too for a few uses. (this is a Woody scent)

I've never heard of Cloud 9 Parfum - the one in the box is a 2ml EDP sample of Roads, a floral scent with notes of Chamomile, fresh Geranium, Jasmine, Amber, Musk and Sandalwood - it smells delicious and is light and fresh and unlike anything I've worn before.

Van Cleef & Arpels Rose Velours 2ml EDP is again from the floral fragrance family. It has notes of Bergamot, Violet Leaves, Rose Absolute, Golden Honey, Iris, Woods and Benzoin. This is beautiful! It is fresh with a deep heart of rose with vanilla notes. Love!

Carven L'Eau de Toilette (2ml EDT) a fresh and fruity floral with woody and musky base notes. I thought I wouldn't like this one but I agree "it's Spring in a bottle". It has a real freshness and lightness to it.

Lalique L'Amour Lalique (2ml EDP) again a floral scent with notes of Bergamot, Rosebud, Neroli, Tuberose, Gardenia, Jasmine Petals, Cedar, Sandalwood and Musks.  This contains some notes I simply adore like Tuberose and Gardenia. 

L'Occitane En Provence Arlesienne (7.5ml EDT) another floral which has quite a sweet floral scent.  It has notes of Saffron, Mandarin Orange, Rose, Lily of the Valley, Sandalwood, Violet and Tonka Bean.

Salvadore Ferragamo Signorina Eleganza (1.5ml EDP) this is from the Chypre fragrance family. It has top notes of Pear flesh, Grapefruit flesh, almond powder, Osmanthus Absolute, White Leather accord and Patchouli heart. I kind of like this one! It reminds me of a perfume I already own.

Valentino Uomo (4ml EDT) this is a male gourmand scent so I'll give it to hubby. mmm it's rather nice! It has notes of Bergamot, Myrtle, Roast Coffee, Gianduja Cream, Cedar and Leather.

Juliette Has A Gun Lady Vengeance (2ml EDP) - It has notes of Bulgarian Rose, Vanilla and Patchouli (sounds right up my street!) It is! 

Penhaligon's Artemisia (1.5ml EDP) with notes of Nectarine, Green foliage, Green Apple, Lily of the Valley, Cyclamen, Jasmine Tea and Violet. This is my least favourite as I find it a bit old fashioned and powdery.

The extra this month is a dinky 10ml L'Occitane En Provence Rose et Reines Hand & Nail Cream which smells deeply of roses and nourishes and hydrates the hands.

Did you get one of these boxes?  What are your thoughts? I'm personally really pleased and am looking forward to trying the samples. Get your box here. I think this would make a great Valentines Day gift.


  1. This is a fabulous box, I love Valentino Uomo which my mister has thanks to a sample from a similar box x

    1. I agree! I'm maybe gonna keep it! x

  2. ooohh I will need to look into this I love perfume x

    1. The boxes are great! Would really recommend x