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Trust Me—Even Fragrance Snobs Will Love These Under-£50 Perfumes
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Trust Me—Even Fragrance Snobs Will Love These Under-£50 Perfumes

I used to be the kind of person who could get ready at the speed of light, but soon discovered the joys of picking out your makeup with an outfit to match and a scent to take you through the day.I've recently found that the actual purchase of the perfume is the hard part. I have 30+ different scents to choose from and while yes it is a bit excessive, the perfumes I own belong to me for a reason, so I know whatever I pick from my ever-growing stash will always be a perfect choice! The same can't always be said when it comes to purchasing in-store or online, but having a price point and notes in mind definitely makes the process easier.My personal go-to is something affordable, long-lasting and that smells expensive while actually being much cheaper than other higher-priced perfumes.So If...
Sweet Perfumes Can Have a Bad Rep, But These 12 Smell So Good
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Sweet Perfumes Can Have a Bad Rep, But These 12 Smell So Good

When it comes to fragrance keepsakes, I know of many a perfume lover that continues to cling onto a dusty bottle (or two) of their saccharine, coming-of-age scent—purely for nostalgia's sake. After all, is there anything more comforting than a vanilla-infused spritz of the fragrance that saw you through your teenage years? To this very day, I I still reminisce about my first ever fragrance: Avril Lavigne’s Black Star Eau De Parfum. Combining two of the '00s most vital perfume ingredients (a celebrity endorsement and a syrupy aroma) even just a glance at the star-shaped bottle takes me back to 2009. Yes, the scent itself was sickly-sweet, but the more subtle notes of pink hibiscus, black plum and dark chocolate spoke to me—and have been inspiring my fragrance choices ever since.Sure enou...
My Favourite Perfumes Are French Perfumes—These 27 Are Truly Special
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My Favourite Perfumes Are French Perfumes—These 27 Are Truly Special

Discovering your signature scent can be a long and arduous path, but its one which all beauty aficionados know is worth traversing. Fragrance has the power to unlock memories and define moments, so it certainly pays to find one that you love to wear. Still, the process can be off-putting to say the least.Seldom can you truly understand how a perfume is going to smell on your skin without having worn it for a prolonged period of time. This is why I always advise getting your hands on a tester if at all possible—they'll allow you to try it at your leisure and in your everyday life, as opposed to that of a quick spritz on your arm in a store. However, I acknowledge that obtaining these testers isn't always easy; especially if you don't live near a stockist which carries the perfume you wan...
These Classic Designer Perfumes Have So Many 5-Star Reviews
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These Classic Designer Perfumes Have So Many 5-Star Reviews

Between Byredo and Maison Margiela, the allure of a trending fragrance can be hard to ignore when choosing a new perfume—especially as a beauty editor when there are so many launches to test and trial each month. However, much like a timeless handbag or a good pair of chunky boots, there are certain perfumes that draw you in beyond the initial buzz of a new launch. And many of these classic perfumes come courtesy of the biggest designer names in the world. Yes, from Chanel to Yves Saint Laurent, some of the most iconic scents are designer fragrances—and they truly stand the test of time.Ahead, from the brands' best sellers to their lesser-known offerings, discover the best designer fragrances from six of the biggest fashion houses in the world.Fragrances don't come more classic than Cha...
I'm Not Going Away This Year, But These 13 Perfumes Smell Like Holiday
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I'm Not Going Away This Year, But These 13 Perfumes Smell Like Holiday

While there's something lovely about having a signature scent that you wear year-round, I prefer to think of fragrance in the same way that I would my wardrobe. Sure, I have some staple perfumes that I come back to time and time again—my fragrance basics, if you will—but I like to layer in new scents in the same way that you might try a trending style of shorts or a new dress silhouette when the seasons change. And there's one season in particular when this concept really comes into its own: summer.I adore summer perfumes. They tend to be fresh, fruity and delicious, and wearing one always makes me think of sunny beaches and tropical cocktails, even if my reality is more of a drizzly walk around the park. Yes, while my feet are staying firmly planted on UK soil over the coming months, t...
10 Perfumes That Beauty Insiders Agree Are the Best of the Best
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10 Perfumes That Beauty Insiders Agree Are the Best of the Best

While there's genuinely nothing I love more than sharing my favourite beauty finds with people—whether that's through my writing here or in a flurry of WhatsApp messages with friends seeking a new moisturiser—I can't deny that recommending a product always makes me feel a bit jittery. After all, I'm lucky enough to be sent lots of products to try as part of my job and while I'd never advocate for anything that I didn't genuinely think was great, suggesting that somebody actually parts with their hard-earned cash to buy it always makes me nervous. Because, let's face it, beauty is incredibly personal. A certain cleanser that I've said is brilliant at soothing breakouts might truly work, but if my best friend only likes cream textures and I've suggested a gel formulation then it's unlikel...
I Hate Smelling Like Everybody Else, But I Swear By These 16 Fresh Perfumes
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I Hate Smelling Like Everybody Else, But I Swear By These 16 Fresh Perfumes

I need to live my perfume truth and get something off of my chest: I hate smelling like other people. Believe me, I know how ridiculous that sounds. First of all, when someone asks me what fragrance I’m wearing, I am of course undeniably flattered, but that feeling soon evolves into sheer annoyance. With every ask after my perfume, the less of a secret it becomes. And the more popular a perfume gets, the less I want to wear it. You see, for me, perfume is so much more than just a daily spritz to lift my spirits; it is memories, emotion and a core part of my identity. So when I smell someone else wearing the same perfume as mine or see someone frivolously dousing themselves in one of my go-to scents, I feel as though I’m losing a little part of myself. It might sound dramatic, but it’s r...
I Don’t Usually Like Floral Perfumes But These 15 Have Changed My Mind
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I Don’t Usually Like Floral Perfumes But These 15 Have Changed My Mind

If, this time last year, you’d have asked me to sum up my taste in perfume in three words, I probably would have said something along the lines of: Woody, musky and unisex. I have always liked my scents to enter a room before I do. I lean towards those heavy notes that linger on clothes until the next morning. And while these preferences might not be to everyone’s tastes, I quite like it when my perfumes divide a room. As long as some people found my fragrance distasteful, at least I knew I wasn’t smelling the same as everyone else in the room, who were no doubt doused in the latest, totally inoffensive, crowd-pleasing floral.But then the pandemic hit, and I had no longer had anyone to fluff up my fragrance feathers in front of. Instead, I was confined to the same four walls with nothin...