Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Scent | Discovery Box #5


I am always looking to try out new perfumes, but find it too risky to try one spritz in the shop and then purchase a full bottle. I was lucky enough to receive another 'Discovery Box' from 'The Fragrance Shop', I reviewed my very first one here. I've always loved the idea of these boxes as it's the same idea as a 'Glossybox' or another beauty box. It's exciting to think that this is the fifth edition and it's just as brilliant as the one before. 

The packaging is quite simple but when opened, it's all wrapped in a tissue paper, sealed with a cute sticker. I also find that the box is really handy for future storage within my room which is great. 

This subscription is also really affordable, it costs £5 per box and you recieve one every three months, or a years membership only costs £25! Plus, five pence from each subscription and transaction is donated to the 'Rays of Sunshine' children's charity which is amazing. Within each box you also recieve exclusive vouchers to discover new fragrances and huge savings. In this particular box, I also recieved £45 worth of vouchers - excellent!

So, what was in this one? 

  1. Jean Paul Gaultier 'CLASSIQUE': A bold and sweet fragrance, the scent including vanilla, rose, orange and amber.
  2. Nina Ricci 'NINA': A perfume that promises 'charm, enchantment and seductive femininity'. The scent includes lemon, lime caipirinha, red toffee apple, vanilla, moonflower, peony petals, apple tree wood, cotton musk and white cedar (smells amazing).
  3. Gucci 'GUCCI GUILTY': A sheer, floral/oriental fragrance. The scent includes citrus, black pepper as well as some fruity and floral notes with a rich, ambery base.
  4. Thierry Mugler 'ANGEL': Oriental and fruity with some jasmine, berries, honey, dewberry, vanilla, chocolate, caramel. This is one of my personal favourites and this is also 'my smell' within my group of friends - probably because of the chocolate.
  5. Thierry Mugler 'ALIEN': A soft and irresistible smell. Rich yet floral containing woody amber, jasmine, white amber and more. This another one of my absolute favourites!
  6. Givenchy 'VERY IRRESITABLE': A modern floral fragrance which is created from five variances of rose (wow!).
  7. Hugo Boss 'HUGO MAN': A fresh fragrance for men, which is quite zesty with citrus, lemon, mandarin, lemon, orange and grapefruit. Supposedly subtle!
  8. Hugo Boss 'BOSS': A fresh, fruity, spice fragrance. With smells of citrus fruits and apple, with cinnamon. I found this to be quite a masculine smell and out of the two, Rupert and I like this, perhaps I'll use this voucher and get it for him.
  9. Issey Miyake 'L'EAU D'ISSEY POUR HOMME': A brand I have never heard of before, but is a fresh, elegant and vibrant scent! It oozes sophistication and is a timeless classic with a masculine signature! I actually thought this was for women and didn't give it to Rupert.. oops. 
I think this is such a brilliant idea and a great way to hint to someone what perfume you'd like for Christmas. I'm going to head on over to the website and choose some of my favourites to purchase!


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