With only a matter of weeks to go until Christmas, perfume is one of the most popular go-to gifts. If you’re like me, you end up staying with the ‘safe’ scents; the perfumes you know your mum already loves or the fragrance your sister has been wearing for the last few years.
Perfume is such a personal choice that it always seems risky to pick one as a gift. Even for myself, there is a set few perfumes I choose time and time again and I’ve found it really difficult to break out the mould. I like sweet scents like Vera Wang Princess and classics such as Chanel Coco Mademoiselle but I can never seem to decide on a new addition.
This is why when The Perfume Society got in touch with their new Secret Scentsations Discovery Box, I could not resist. The box included some of the upcoming names in the fragrance world as well as what they describe as ‘hidden gems’ from more established beauty brands such as Comme Des Garcons and Sisley.
The discovery box contains 12 samples of different perfumes, all with cute little info cards which gives you a good understanding of each scent. The box also comes with a loads of blotters so you can really experience each of the scents and understand their smelling notes. My stand-out favourite was Sisley’s Eau Du Soir. Even the sample bottle was delicate and detailed and really stood out to me, the top notes of mandarin and grapefruit with heart notes of scents including jasmine, lily of the valley and ylang ylang creates a powerful, classic fragrance.
I love the discovery box as a gift idea with a difference; a nice little extra to help your loved one find their perfect new scent which you could then purchase a full size off, just an idea! Plus, you could be the lucky one who gets the unique Golden Ticket and wins a luxury hamper worth £1400 which contains all the full-size fragrances from the discovery box. What do you think; is this something you would buy as a gift or for yourself? Let me know in the comments or Tweet me @rachellawler_
The Secret Scentsations Discovery Box is priced at £17.50 for non-members and £12.50 for The Perfume Society VIP members. To buy or for more information, click here.
*All opinions are my own, the box was sent by The Perfume Society for review purposes.