For the latest instalment in The Candy Perfume Boy’s Escentual A-Z of Fragrance I have taken a look at one of perfumery’s greatest talents – the one, the only Francis Kurkdjian. Taking a look at some of his best works and including interesting tidbits from his recent Perfume Lovers London talk, the piece serves as an introduction to a perfumer that certainly divides opinion.
So please head on over to Escentual by clicking on the image above and don’t forget to let me know your thoughts on Francis Kurkdjian and his perfumes in the comments box there or even the one here!
This week Escentual.com has been taken over by the launch of Paco Rabanne’s brand new fragrance ‘Invictus’. Unlike most sports-based fragrances, Invictus has one or two interesting nuances which you can read all about in my review by simply clicking on the image above to head over to Escentual’s blog.
Whilst your there please feel free to share your thoughts and impressions of Invictus as well as your favourite sports scents. I look forward to reading your comments! Oh and don’t forget to ogle Australian Rugby Star/Hunk Nick Youngquest in the Invictus TV spot – it really is not to be missed…
This week on Escentual I review the brand new launch from Marc Jacobs – ‘Honey’. Like most Marc Jacob scents Honey is a competently produced and fancy-free fragrance that matches cutesy styling (those vinyl flower/bees) and a sunny, sweet scent that is as wearable as it is joyful.
Please click on the image above to visit the Escentual Blog and read my review. Feel free to leave a comment there and share your thoughts about Honey!
This month Escentual is having a super sale where they’re offering a whopping 20% off everything* on site until 26 July. This week my post features some of my key picks from the sale, ranging from those big-ticket items that you’ve always wanted to splurge out on (and now have no excuse not to) and those cheeky summer bargains that will help you get through the unrelenting heat wave.
So please head on over to the Escentual blog by clicking the image above and check out my Summer Sale Scent Picks. Also, feel free to let me know what sale items you’ve picked up or would like to pick up in the comments box here or on Escentual.
This week’s Escentual post is a review of the three Treatment Fragrances from Clarins – Eau Dynamisante, Eau Ressourçante and Eau des Jardins. Between the three of them they make for a wonderful antidote for the warm, humid summer days, cutting through the heat and treating the skin at the same time.
Click the image above to read the review and feel free to leave a comment whilst you’re there letting me know your thoughts/favourites!
Summer is finally here! I’m serious, temperatures are set to hit a whopping 29ºC all across our sunny isles this weekend and what better way to celebrate the sun than with some seriously sunny scents?
My post for Escentual this week focuses on two scents I am quite liking for summer: Guerlain’s Aqua Allegoria Nerolia Bianca for the girls and Dior Homme Cologne (the new 2013 version) for the boys. So if you’re looking to zest up your summer these staple scents are not to be missed!
I have weddings on the brain at the moment, mainly for two reasons: firstly, this week’s Escentual post (click on the image above to view) takes a look at some fragrances suitable for rocking on the ‘big day’ for both brides and grooms; and secondly, because after what seems like a million years being engaged, Nigel and I have finally set a date for our big gay wedding.
We are both incredibly excited about exchanging our vows next May and are finding ourselves to be surprisingly organised in terms of planning everything – we’ve picked our outfits (matching, obviously), the theme, the best man and woman, the cake, the venue and pretty much everything else. There is however, one small detail that we have not been able to agree on as yet – the wedding scents.
We have just under 11 months until the big day and I think we’re going to need most of that to make a decision. Do we go for something old? Something new? Something blue? OK, maybe we won’t go for anything blue (there will be no Bleu de Chanel at my wedding thank you very much) but there is an interesting decision to be made in terms of whether the perfumes should be new – in order to create a scented association with the day – or whether they should be old and already hold a significant amount of sentimental value.
Father’s Day is fast approaching and to celebrate my weekly Escentual post focuses on the best father of them all (in my humble opinion) – my dad. The post is a not only a tribute to the man himself but also a look back at the scents he has worn over the years – scents that have had an impact on the masculines I wear and enjoy.
Please click on the image above to head over to Escentual and peruse the article. Don’t forget to leave a comment whilst you are there! Also, below the jump you’ll find another link to a Fragrant Father’s Day Gift Guide for every type of dad there is. Enjoy!
Over the last few weeks I have continued to fulfil my duties as Escentual.com‘s Fragrance Expert with weekly articles on a wide range of subjects ranging from spring flowers to a fascinating talk hosted by Perfume Lovers London and venerable perfumer Mark Buxton.
You can find links to my recent articles below the jump (with the Mark Buxton article above) so please head on over to Escentual for a quick read and feel free to leave comments whilst you’re there! You may also find my Father’s Day Fragrant Gift Guide on your travels.