I got this little delight delivered at the weekend, but unfortunately it's not for me, it's for my best friends 31st Birthday. I ordered online and you get to pick a free sample of cologne to be delivered with your order so I picked the same fragrance as the candle, Pomegranate Noir . I hadn't smelt this before I ordered it so just wanted to check before I gave it to her that it wasn't disgusting (highly unlikely I know). Well I wasn't disappointed it smells devine and I'm wearing the perfume now and I can still smell it 15 hours later. It's quite heady to be honest and smells a bit masculine, which I like, but not everyone would. The official website blurb on it describes it as 'The sensuality of a daring red dress. Ruby-rich juices of pomegranate, raspberry and plum are spiked with pink pepper and laced with Casablanca lily and spicy woods. Dark and enigmatic.' Whatever that means!
When I was a teenager I went through a phase of wearing men's aftershave instead of perfume (no I wasn't a confused teenager, it was a bit of a craze at the time) and it has kind of stuck with me. In a perfume shop I will usually head straight to the men's section for a wee sniff before venturing over to the perfume. My all time favourite fragrance is Issey Miyake men's aftershave, if you haven't smelt it your life is not complete. In the past I wasn't a big perfume fan to be honest, I would far rather spend £30 or £40 on a pair of shoes, but the aforementioned best friend is a self confessed perfume addict, and she has slowly but surely converted me over the last few years. She bought me Mark Jacobs Daisy for our wedding day and gave me Jo Malone English pear and Freesia perfume as a gift for being her bridesmaid, so it was her who got me hooked really and started my love for Jo Malone. Once my wee sample runs out I'm definitely replacing it with a big bottle, because I couldn't possibly break my spending ban again........... or could I?! ;)
On to outfits, both of these are from Saturday. Firstly my day outfit, I got all excited on Saturday morning when it looked a bit sunny outside and planned an outfit in my head, but that was swiftly put to bed when I stuck my head out the window for a sec, it was bloody freezing, so I settled for a shirt, jumper and boots combo for maximum warmth as I was out and about with the wee man.
|F&f cable knit jumper|
Moda in Pelle Boots
On Saturday night I went to a surprise 40th for my friend so whipped out the pleather trousers again, this time with mint instead of the yellow. I love these trousers as they are a great fit, but boy are they hard to get off, going to have to pull a Ross from friends next time and bring the baby powder I think.
|H&M mint top|
Ebay Mint blazer
Ebay bubble necklace
H&M pleather leggings