A Mother’s Day Gift Guide

So Mother’s Day is on the 31st March which means we all have exactly two weeks to search for and decide what to get for our mums as a gift to show exactly how much we appreciate them, easier said than done!

I personally never know what to get for my mum, I mean I’d love to give her the world, but where do I buy that?

I’ve teamed up with Fragrance Direct to bring you my top picks for Mother’s Day gifts on their website, I’ve broken them down into three categories.

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The 5 perfect Perfumes – a Gift Guide 2018!

The festive season is fast approaching and I’m definitely getting in the Christmas spirit!

Strangely enough this year I’m actually very nearly finished shopping, so unlike me!

But I thought I would share with you all my favourite perfumes at the moment, they would most definitely make a great present for your mum, sister, aunt, girlfriend…. I’m sure you get where I’m going with this! I know I absolutely love receiving a new perfume at Christmas, it soon becomes my go to winter scent.

I thought I’d share with you all a range of prices / scents so you have plenty to chose from!

So above is an over view, but I thought I’d detail one by one why I would recommend them, retail price, places to buy etc.

Gucci Bloom – £65.00 (50ml)

A perfect floral fragrance, it’s light but lasts all day. It has the most beautiful tuberose and jasmine notes.

Armani Si – £69.00 (50ml)

This is one of my favourites for a night out where I need to smell gorgeous into the wee hours!

It has beautiful vanilla, patchouli and woody base notes which definitely are prominent.

It’s definitely a timeless fragrance, I’d say this can be worn be anyone from your 16 year old sister to your 85 year old nan!

Misguided Boss Babe – £28 (80ml)

This is a fragrance I love wearing on a day to day basis, it smells amazing and lasts the whole working day. Also I mean it’s called boss babe, so it leaves me feeling like a boss!

I’m finding there’s a little theme with my top 5 perfumes, this one is also quite floral and contains vanilla but also has musk and sandalwood so that definitely balances out the floral notes.

I’d definitely say this is a fragrance targeting a younger audience, I’m 27 and I LOVE it, so 16-35 range?

Jo Malone Cologne- £47 (30ml)

There are so many Jo Malone fragrances I love, I have picked two of my favourites, there are many reasons why but I find that they both have a very unique scent I can’t compare to any other fragrances.

They last beautifully throughout the day and mellow down as they can be a little strong when first applied, does depend if your like me and spray 10000 sprays though!

  • Honeysuckle and Davana
  • Mimosa and Cardamom

Ysl Mon Paris – £71.50 (50ml)

So I saved the most expensive for last BUT this is worth every penny! If I have an event or a special occasion this is what I wear.

It’s citrus floral perfection with gorgeous hints of grapefruit and rose, it’s definitely a grown up scent and would make the perfect gift for any female in your family who you want to have an extra special gift this Christmas.

So that wraps up my perfume gift guide for 2018 (pun totally intended)!

I hope this helps if your struggling to chose a fragrance for a loved one, I can whole heartedly recommend these, they have all been tried and tested MANY times!

All are available from www.thefragranceshop.co.uk apart from the Jo Malone fragrances which are available directly from www.jomalone.co.uk

Happy gift shopping 🛍

Hugs, Kirsty Marie – x

What’s my favourite Jo Malone scent?

Like I’m sure many of you are too I am a HUGE Jo Malone fan, there is something about the brand and the fragrances that make me feel so classy and upmarket.

Many people I have spoken to seem to have one particular scent that they can’t not repurchase, well I’m also 100% guilty of this so I thought I would share it with you.

My all time favourite has to be Mimosa and Cardamom, to me it’s a warm yet floral summery scent. It’s top notes are Cardamom, heart note Mimosa and the base note is Tonka bean.

Here is a snap of my back up 30ml as my current one has almost run out (heartbroken):


All Jo Malone Cologne’s last amazingly throughout the day, even when I have sprayed it at 8am by 5pm I can still smell it on me.  I have had several people ask what I am wearing when I have reached for my favourite in the morning which instantly makes me feel amazing!

I’m hoping to pick up one or two of the new scents when I am near a Jo Malone, possibly a body crème or candle too. I mean why not!!

What’s your favourite Jo Malone scent?

Hugs, Kirsty x