Clothes and American TV are my one true love however, all things make-up and perfume come a close second. I'm a bit of a flirt when it comes to perfume, I'll admit it; I'm a sucker for a pretty bottle and so I flick from one to another regularly in order to add new additions to my collection. I love trying something new and so, when Signature Fragrances asked if I would be interested in testing some of their new fragrance oils* I absolutely jumped at the chance.
First up, Lurre*(£46). Oh Lurre, I wish you had fallen into my hands sooner. Signature Fragrances describe this as a "sweet yet sophisticated scent" and I'd say I agree with that. This is the sort of sweet you find in a body butter that you want to linger, it's not overpowering like some perfumes and it's not sickly in it's sweetness, it's weirdly soothing and definitely a scent I'd give another fair go to. This has Rose and Strawberry top notes, Vanilla, Honeysuckle and Musk middles notes and Amber and Golden Musk base notes; but I have to say you can't really detect the musk in there so I think maybe it just rounds off the edges of the sweetness.
Now, Lola*(£47), I'm sorry, I'm just not feeling this one, although I'm aware it's really popular amongst other people who have tried it. Signature describe it as a "calming and feminine fragrance" but to me it just seems old fashioned, it's quite strong and - it was unanimously agreed - just really, really not me. This has top notes of African Orange Flower, middle notes of Jasmine and Patchouli and base notes of Cedar, Rose and White Honey. I can get why some people might like this, but personally I find it floral, a bit fussy and me and Lola just don't get on, I'm afraid.
(pictures taken from the Signature Fragrances website)
Now, I didn't get to see the bottles when I received my fragrances, but oh my days look at those; worth buying for the glassware alone. The fragrances don't tend to last that long on the skin but I tend to top my perfume up every few hours anyway and so I'm not too concerned about that. I definitely will be buying myself a bottle of Lurre as a little treat for myself. A little bit on the expensive side, but it's a scent I've fallen in love with and you can't deny the luxury of those bottles.
What's your favourite perfume, will you be trying Signature Fragrances?
*Samples were sent to me from Signature Fragrances in consideration for writing a blog post, however all views expressed are completely my own