Last Minute Mothers Day Inspiration!

So there’s 48hrs to go until Mothering Sunday (or Mothers Day) here in the UK and if you haven’t picked a gift out just yet, there’s no need to panic. I wanted to share a quick gift idea with you that I know my mum would love and maybe yours will too.
I remember when the Marc Jacobs Daisy perfumes first were released, I was obsessed, and I did my best to convert everyone into loving it too. There have been numerous versions since, and with every release the scents are both classy and sophisticated whilst being suitable for women of all ages, which is no easy task.
The Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Set from House of Fraser* is just pure perfection from the moment you open the box. The cool powder blue tones of the bottle really did make me squeal the moment I saw it the first time! I’m so obsessed with this gorgeous shade of blue, and with the daisy embellishment, it just makes the bottle to die for.
I’m absolutely shocking at describing scents, but I’d say it had a fruity sweet smell that isn’t overpowering and it reminds me of smelling fresh flowers at a florists.
At £54.00 it’s a respectable amount for a 50ml bottle of perfume, shower gel and body lotion. Or £39.00 gets you the perfume alone leaving enough cash left over for a bunch of flowers to go with it!

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Difference Between Eau De Cologne, Eau De Toilette & Eau De Parfum

What is Difference Between Eau De Cologne, Eau De Toilette & Eau De Parfum? Yosh Han and I recently shot a video at Tigerlily Perfumery and we discuss the differences between EDC, EDT and EDP. If you’ve wondered about the concentrations now it’s time to sit back and watch to learn the differences between the most popular perfume or fragrance concentrations in perfumes.

Aromatherapy with Tazeka.

Are you into your aromatherapy? because if you are, you may want to take note of Tazeka. A new-to-me brand that has a stunning range of essential oil blends to stimulate the senses, enhance your mood and clear the mind.

I love aromatherapy scent blends and believe in the power of essential oils to help in certain situations. I keep a lavender scented blend in a rollerball by my bed to help me drift off to sleep, and now I’ve been keeping these Tazeka blends on my desk to perk me up during the day.

I currently have two scents; Concentrate and Breath Easy. Breath Easy is for times of congestion and perfect for dealing with stuffy noses thanks to its strong eucalyptus scent with hints of lavender, cypress and pine. Luckily I haven’t needed to use this properly yet but I do enjoy giving it a sniff and putting a little on my wrists occasionally as I love the scent.

Concentrate has my name written all over it. I need all the help I can get when I have the attention span of a gnat some days. This blend combines rosemary, laurel leaf, coriander, grapefruit, petitgrain and jasmine to make a harmonious spicy sweet scent. It’s a little delicious and seriously refreshing.
Rosemary and Laurel were used by the ancient greeks to help spark inspiration, light mental fires and keep the flames of knowledge burning. Were they crazy or really onto something? Perhaps it’s a little of both. I’ve been keeping Concentrate on my desk for the past few weeks and reach for it whenever I need a little oomph. Rosemary and grapefruit are the dominate notes straight off the bat, perfect for inhaling deeply and thinking ‘you got this’ to yourself whilst trying to hold back a yawn. It quickly calms down and then I can smell more jasmine, and maybe the laurel, though… I’m not sure what laurel smells like off the top of my head so don’t listen to me. Whatever it is, though, I like it.

The oil comes housed in a glass rollerball that is protected by colourful plastic casing which also prevents leaks. I dropped mine onto hard flooring and had one of those slow-mo stomach turning moments praying it would survive, and it did, there wasn’t even a mark or scratch on the plastic so it does it’s job very well indeed.

If purchasing a full size of something smelly without sniffing puts you off there are also mini 2ml samples available here (scroll down to the bottom of the page) which should last you at least a month, if not more.

Is aromatherapy your thing?

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