VALENTINES FRAGRANCE IDEAS
Hi everyone, my name is Naomi McLaughlin from TheBigFWord.com, and I am the new blogging ambassador for Moores of Coleraine for the prospective year of 2019/2020!
Over the next 12 months you can expect to see everything from ladies fashion, menswear, homewear, outfit creations, beauty recommendations and everything in between, starting with this post on last minute Valentines fragrances. Let me know if you have tried any of these fragrances on Facebook!
We are well and truly into February now, which is the most loved-up month of the year – how exciting!
It's Valentine's Day on Thursday and I cannot wait, I just love this time of year. Whether you're loved-up or single, there is always time to celebrate with your loved ones around you.
If you're anything like me, you'll not have your presents organised yet and you’ll be wondering what you should buy your other half. I said I love Valentines, I didn’t say I was organised!
But don't worry; you can get everything you need in Moore's of Coleraine.
Perfume or aftershave is the perfect present for coming into the fresh spring days, so I've rounded up my favourite scents from The Perfume Shop counter in store.
The Perfume Shop has won the coveted Retailer of the Year Award at the Fragrance Foundation Awards for the past two years. Not only do the lovely team have experience of selling perfumes, they also have the expertise to match. Their staff are trained and developed so that they are the most knowledgeable sales advisors within the perfume industry. They actually have over 400 industry recognised experts all over the country - with some on their counter in Moore’s. Not only that, they offer personalisation through their engraving service which you can get on over 350 bottles, starting at just £5.99. This is available online and in selected stores. If you ever need help or advice picking a perfume or aftershave, you should definitely call in store and meet the team.
So let's talk about some of my favourite picks this year - for myself and my Valentine.
For the ladies
Emporio Armani - In Love with You EDP 50ml
RRP - £68
Why do I love this perfume?
This floral fragrance is just beautiful! I'm not a huge fan of anything too overpowering, so this is just perfect for me. It's the perfect mix between strong and subtle, and will definitely get you a few compliments. There's another reason why I love this perfume so much... This fragrance along with its partner fragrance Armani Stronger with You Intensely are a symbol of Giorgio Armani's personal love story. Mr Armani wears two single rings; one belongs to him and the other belongs to his long term partner, Sergio Galeotti. This double ring is the inspiration for the caps of the bottles – how romantic!
The Perfume Shop very kindly engraved this bottle for me, which I was so delighted with - what a beautiful keepsake! I'm a sucker for anything personal, so this would make an ideal addition to any Valentine's presents.
Top notes: Black cherry and mandarin
Heart notes: Sambac jasmine, rose and rum
Base notes: Vanilla patchouli and incense
Carolina Herrera Good Girl Velvet Fatale Collector (Exclusive at The Perfume Shop) 80ml
Why do I love this perfume?
An exclusive edition and a red velvet bottle shaped like a stunning shoe? I'm sold!
If you want to impress this Valentines, this perfume is the perfect way to do it. I'm not one to judge a book by its cover, but the packaging and look of the bottle just screams luxury and it really is the perfect present for someone you love.
It's the same perfume as the original, which again isn't too strong but will turn heads as you walk by. It's described as 'both freshly light and moodily dark' and has sweet and alluring qualities that are bright and feminine.
Top notes: Almond
Heart notes: Sandalwood, tuberose, iris and jasmine
Base notes: Cacao, Tonga bean, vanilla, coffee.
Gucci Bamboo EDT 50ml
RRP £58.00 down to £29.99 SAVING of £28.00
(Offer valid 7th Feb - 14th Feb - only available in store)
Why do I love this perfume?
I've wore this perfume for years, along with a lot of other Gucci fragrances, and it's still a favourite of mine. I love anything floral, so if you do too, you'll love this. It's also a fantastic bargain and the perfect present to someone you love or as a treat for yourself.
It can be quite hard to describe a fragrance in writing, but I just loved this official description, 'Taking inspiration from the symbolism of strength and elegance, this alluring fragrance translates the essence of today's multifaceted woman.'
The soft and feminine perfume is still powerful and confident - the perfect everyday fragrance.
Top notes: Bergamot, Mandarin, Orange Blossom, Pear
Heart notes: Jasmine, Lilly, Yland-Ylang
Base notes: Sandalwood, Ambery, Notes, Musk, Vanilla
Treats for the men
Emporio Armani Stonger with You Intensely EDP 50ml
RRP - £56.00
Just like the ladies fragrance, the beautiful bottle features the double ring on the cap inspired by Mr Armani's personal love life.
The intense scent falls into the Oriental and Woody fragrance family. While it’s striking and strong, it’s not overpowering and needs to be smelt in real life - it really is beautiful.
Top notes: Pink pepper and juniper berry
Heart notes: Iris, sage and lavender
Base notes: Vanilla, chestnut, tonka bean and cinnamon
BOSS Bottled by Night EDT 100ml
RRP £65.00 down to £29.99 SAVING of £35
(Offer valid in store until 14th Feb)
BOSS is such an iconic fragrance designer and I have loved, and bought, lots of their scents over the years - for myself and for others. This particular fragrance launched in 2010, but still remains a market favourite with sales increasing year on year - a testament to just how beautiful it really is. BOSS Bottled Night is designed to be the secret weapon in the BOSS man's armoury of seduction, instilling him with the same compelling presence that underpins his success by day. The intense scent has an edgy and masculine character, with Woods as the key undertone. It introduces a scent replica of a rich and exotic new wood, Louro Amarelo. This would be the present for the man in your life, and is an amazing price this week so call in store to smell it for yourself.