Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Bloom Perfumery: Yearly Sample Pack: July 2015

I signed up for Bloom Perfumery's Yearly Sample Pack (£100 inc P&P) at the end of June and received my first pack yesterday. It includes 5 x 1.6ml samples of niche scents delivered to you each month for a year (and this month an extra perfume which is new in). This month the selection is summer florals.

It will be my monthly treat as I'm going back on a spending ban 11 August...until...gasp 30 December.

You can also buy sample packs FOR HIM or UNISEX.  I chose the FOR HER selection.  See more details HERE.

PG15 Ilang Ivohibé (Parfumerie Générale) (1.6ml - £2, 50ml - £81.50) "the imagined scent of a rare fantastical flower, which only blooms on the tropical Comoros islands". This EdT has top notes of Lavender and Vanilla, a heart of Egyptian Jasmine, Iris butter, Orange and Ylang-Ylang with a base of Patchouli.

Première Danse (Paul Emilien) (1.6ml - £2, 50ml - £60.00) "inspired by the first dance of a debutante at a ball, the fragrance is a sweet gentle floral". An EdP which has top notes of Bigarade Orange, Blackcurrant, Italian Iris and Mandarin. With heart notes of Mimosa, Vetiver and Violet and base notes of Amber, Benzoin, Cistus, Incense and White Musk.

Néroli Blanc EdP Intense (Au Pays de Fleur D'Oranger) (1.6ml - £2, 50ml - £55.00) this EdP is June's bestseller and is "bright, radiant and juicy". It has top notes of Bergamot, Mandarin, Neroli, Orange Blossom and Verbena with a heart of Jasmine and Rose and a base of Cedar, Musk and Vanilla. This is one I've tried out and I think it's just perfect for summer.

Infanta en Flor (Arquiste) (1.6ml - £2, 55ml - £125.00) this is the most layered perfume from the selection. An EdP it is "daringly luxurious layered floral with a leather accord". It has top notes of Bergamot, Cistus and Immortelle with a heart of Jasmine, Leather, Orange Blossom and Rose with base notes of Benzoin, Musk, Rockrose and Tonka Beans.

TARDES (Carner) (1.6ml - £2, 50ml - £81.00) this is Bloom Perfumery's all time bestseller. It was the first scent I tried from the pack and I love it. Full size being added to my wishlist!  The EdP is a "musky woody floral with a shy elusive rose" and has top notes of Almond, Bulgarian Rose and Geranium with heart notes of Plum and Virginian Cedar with base notes of Heliotrope, Musk, Rosewood and Tonka Beans.

There was also an extra sample included - NEW IN:

Mojito Chypre (Parfumerie Générale) which retails at £80.00 for 50ml and is a modern Strawberry Chypre with notes of Adehydes, Labdanum, Lime, Oakmoss, Mint, Patchouli, Rum, Strawberry, Vanilla and Vetivert - perfect for summer holidays!

I'm looking forward to trying all of these and will update you with my thoughts later.  Also included is a special code to receive 10% off any of the above in full size for a limited time.


  1. OOh looking forward or hear what you think, especially to Ilang Ivohibe which sounds delightful x

    1. So nice to try some really niche brands. So far I'm loving the choices this month. x

  2. Absolutely, look forward to hearing your thoughts on these too. The Neroli Blanc Intense sounds gorgeous. I'm going through a really big fragrance phase at the mo. My goodness, Sandra, a spending ban from Aug to Dec. Are you for real? How on earth are you going to manage that one? Good luck, ha ha! ;) Tx

    1. It reminds me a wee bit of TF Neroli Portofino (at a fraction of the price!) Hubby bet me I couldn't do it. Now I'm sort of regretting rising to the challenge! Will buy a few things b/f then but got lots to use up anyhow. Christmas time will be a huge challenge! x