Saturday, 24 March 2018

Exuviance AF Vitamin C20 Serum Capsules

I've been testing out Exuviance's new AF Vitamin C20 Serum Capsules (£59)* and I have to say they are absolutely fantastic. They contain 20% maximum strength Vitamin C (plus 1% Aminofil) and visibly transform the skin. It's left radiant and plumped with brightened dark spots, nourished and silky smooth.

To use: twist open a single use capsule and apply to the face, neck, decollete and back of the hands. They can be used alone or mixed with moisturiser. Best used at night. I've found they absorb quickly and are nice to use.

L-Ascorbic Acid works as a powerful antioxidant helping to reverse the signs of skin damage caused by over-exposure to the sun. It also stimulates collagen production which in turn tightens and firms. The skin's left luminous and brightened.  Aminofil penetrates the skin's layers and stimulates collagen and hyaluronic acid production which smoothes out lines and plumps the skin.

I've found my skin looks brighter and more radiant after use. Pamela Marshall from Mortar & Milk says use on the "back of your hands to help reduce pigmentation and premature ageing".

Pick yours up HERE.


Friday, 23 March 2018

Skin Organics Clean Beauty Box - March - REBALANCE

It's always an exciting day when my Skin Organics Clean Beauty Box lands! This month the theme is #REBALANCE. As ever, there are a selection of money off codes from some of the brands in the box (which is a great added extra especially if you fall in love with something and want to buy full size!)

So what's inside?

I've tried a different salt & sulphur scrub from The Salt Parlour previously which featured in my May Loves. Inside the box is a mini tin of Rose & Shea Butter CALM Salt & Sulphur Scrub which is worth £5.90. It's a mix of Dead Sea Salt, Pink Himalayan Salt, dried organic Rose petals and Rose Oil (and smells glorious). I love the quirky re-usable packaging and I'm looking forward to testing it out.

I follow NorthburN on twitter but haven't tried any of their products..until now! I'm looking forward to a soak in their Revive - Orange, Lavender & Palmarosa Luxury Bathing Salts (£4). The blend won a Beauty Shortlist Award in 2017. The salts will revive you and give you a boost. Bring it on!

I've been aware of Apothaka but until now not tried anything from the brand. I love the extra touch that all subscribers will receive an email from the founder with a personal consultation on how best to use the face oil - how nice is that! (and also the handwritten card is so nice). Inside the box is a 10ml of their Rejuvenating Face Oil for normal/combination skins (worth £19.50). I'm really looking forward to trying this and a full review will follow (and this is another Beauty Shortlist Award Winner in 2017).

The final two items in the box I've tried before. We've got recently launched Beauty Kubes Shampoo for Normal to Dry Hair (sample pack worth £1) which I reviewed HERE and highly recommend and from nknaturals their delicate healing cleansing balm 30ml (£15) which I reviewed HERE.

As ever, it's a great box! Sign up to April's box HERE. Remember if you are tempted you can get 10% off your first box with BEAUTYBALM10

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Love Lula: Lucky Cloud Skincare Super Balm

As you'll know I'm a huge fan of Lucky Cloud, Edinburgh based skincare brand. I've tried and loved their mini balancing face oil* (Review), nourishing cleansing balm & nourishing face oil* (Review) and hydrating body milk in sweet orange & vanilla and coconut lip butter (Review).

As part of my Love Lula Accredited Blogger picks for March I selected their Mini Soothing Super Super Balm* (15ml - £6.50).

It's the perfect try-me size or for taking on holidays. The rich heavenly scented balm (lavender+rose geranium) is stuffed full of good things for the skin including sweet almond oil, evening primrose oil, Vitamin E, shea and cocoa butter and arctic oat botanical extract.

Use on dry patches including heels, elbows, knees, hands, feet, legs (I've even used it on flyaways!) Apply a small amount to an itchy scalp to calm and cool, use it to remove eyebrow make up, apply a small amount of balm to your lashes before sleep. It can also be used as an eye balm, to calm sunburn, a sore nose after sneezing and wind chapped skin. It really is a do-all product!

To use: Apply as often as needed for deeply nourished and calmed skin.

*sent to me as part of the Love Lula Accredited Blogger Program. All thoughts are genuine and my post contains one affiliate link

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Kiss The Moon: Love After Dark Bath Oil

I'm a huge fan of Kiss the Moon having totally fallen for their exquisite and sumptuous Award Winning LOVE Night Cream for Hands - see my review HERE. I've tried other bits along the way including their fabulous GLOW (and DREAM) Bedtime Bath Salts* (REVIEW) and some other treats which you can see HERE.

I've been testing out their LOVE After Dark Bath Oil (£38 - 100ml)** which received an Editor's Choice Award in the recent Beauty Shortlist Awards.

The packaging is decadent and luxurious and would make the perfect gift (if you could bear to give it away that is!) It's the perfect treat to set the scene for a romantic night home or away! (you can also pick up sample sizes or a Discovery Set (with face and bath oils which are perfect for a weekend away).

LOVE blend is rejuvenating and supportive and is a blend of Rose, Frankincense, Palmarosa and Ylang Ylang. The sleep inducing essential oils are blended with Coconut and Jojoba oils. I'm a huge fan of anything rose so have been really enjoying this relaxing blend.

To use: squeeze two full pipettes into a deep warm bath before stepping in. Alternatively, smooth the oil over the body before stepping into the bath and "step out lightly moisturised from top to toe and ready for a perfect night's sleep".

What's your favourite product(s) from Kiss the Moon?

*sent to me as part of the Love Lula Accredited Blogger Program
**sent to me as a Kiss the Moon Ambassador

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Cathrin Brodie: Come up Smelling of Roses! Rose & Cardamon Soap

I've had the real pleasure of trying out Cathrin Brodie's, Come up Smelling of Roses! Rose & Cardamon Soap* £9 (the branding has now been updated). Pick yours up HERE.

The soap is made in Scotland by Fife company, Willow & Plum and has been personally selected by Cathrin Brodie founder, Pauline Randall. The scent is beautiful rosey with a hint of spice (there are more fragrances to come!) as well as being deeply nourishing.

The soap is made using the cold method process and is free from palm oil, parabens, SLS and other chemicals. 

Pick yours up HERE (there are also bags and earrings in the shop). Get 10% off code NEWFRIEND with free UK standard shipping.


Monday, 19 March 2018

Shopping my Stash #99

Here's what I've been reaching for:

Stella Says Rosewood & Geranium Hand Rescue Balm which deeply nourishes dry hands. See my review HERE. I'll buy this again as it just works! From nknaturals London is their new whipped Raspberry Lip Balm which melts upon contact with warm lips. It's truly lush and perfect for the current wintery weather. See my recent review HERE.

From Less is More their beautiful Rose Serum which repairs, nourishes and de-frizzes hair. See my review HERE. Staying on the rosey theme we have Jane Scrivner's Rose Gold Utimate Facial Serum* see my review HERE.

I'm just loving Awaken the Senses Bath Soak Nourishing Oil to Milk** (260ml - £38) from Tropic Skincare. The scent is uplifting neroli, basil, bergamot, lime, lemon, mandarin and sweet orange. It's the perfect product to awaken and pamper your skin.

What have you been reaching for lately?

*sent to me as part of the Love Lula Accredited Blogger Program

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Sisley Beauty Subscription: March - In the Name of the Rose

The Sisley Beauty Subscription has been on my radar a while. I couldn't resist taking the plunge this month when I saw the sample selection was entitled "In the Name of the Rose". What you get each month are 5 samples - these could be travel size, sachets or perfume vials (a six month subscription is £35 including p&p or for a year £70 including p&p). The samples come in a slim black box which easily slips through the letterbox.

The samples were enclosed in a Sisley branded clear pouch (ideal to re-use for hand luggage/holidays or even storing samples) along with a card featuring a list of the products inside. 

Here's what's included this month:

Floral Toning Lotion 30ml
Black Rose Cream Mask 10ml (I've used this before and loved it)
Black Rose Precious Face Oil 0.5ml
Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream 4ml 
IZIA  EdP 1.4ml (this is exquisite, very rosey)

I'm looking forward to trying everything out (and I think I'll be buying full size of the perfume - it's beautiful!) It's also a great way to try products you may not normally be able to afford to buy.

Is the Sisley Beauty Subscription something you'd subscribe to, or do you already? I'm already looking foward to next month's Hair Rituel selection!

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Love Lula: Ere Perez Skincare

I'm a huge fan of Ere Perez skincare having recently tried their Australian Blue Cypress Face Nectar as a Beauty Shortlist Awards Judge. See my post HERE. I was excited to see more of the skincare range now available at Love Lula.

I'm a huge fan of the simple but pretty recyclable packaging. The Herbal Face Tonic (100ml - £20)* is a luscious drink for the skin which smells herbal/floral and is very pleasant. Spritz the skin after cleansing or throughout the day for a very welcome balancing boost.

The herbal face tonic is a blend of green tea witch hazel, citrus, geranium, aloe vera and rosemary. Hyaluronic acid reinvigorates tired skin. You can spritz to refresh, to tone, to set make up and revive.

Papaya SOS Marmalade (30g - £23.50)* is a neutral scented multi-purpose balm which deeply nourishes the skin and hair. Use it as a lip balm, face and body moisturiser, for cuticle and hands, heels, elbows and knees, flyaways, insect bites, scrapes and bruises - I do love a multi-purpose product!

Formulated with coconut, hemp, chia and grapefruit oils, fermented papaya and Calendula. It deeply repairs and nourishes and melts upon contact with warm skin. It's just personal preference but I'd have preferred the product to be scented.

What's your favourite Ere Perez product?

*sent to me as part of the Love Lula Accredited Blogger Program. All thought are genuine and my post contains a few affiliate links

Friday, 16 March 2018

A.S Apothecary: Wild Beauty Balm Concentrate #30

As you'll know I'm a huge fan of Amanda's beautiful range. I've had the real pleasure of trying latest launch Wild Beauty Balm Concentrate #30 (£42 - 30ml)* which is absolutely exquisite.

The balm melts instantly on warm skin and smells quite simply divine. Formulated with ten active botanicals and five essential oils the balm deeply nourishes and rejuvenates the skin while the scent calms and nurtures.

To use: the Wild Beauty Balm can be used from head to toe, use it on your face and decolletage for plumped and glowy skin, on the delicate eye contour, on dry patches of skin on the body and even flyaways.

As with all of Amanda's products Wild Beauty Balm Concentrate is carefully and lovingly formulated and the scent of the balm reminiscent of a wild rose & herb garden or as Amanda says "Spring Meadows, underpinned by spice and earthy notes to ground and uplift emotions and ease stress and anxiety". It really is a very special product.

Buy online or head to the Flagship Store at 31 Western Road, Lewes (a visit's on my bucket list!)

Ingredients: Jojoba Simmondsia chinensis, Beeswax Cera alba, Rosehip oil Rosa canina fruit oil, MESTO EV Olive oil Olea europea, Almond oil Prunus amygdalus oil, Hemp Seed oil Cannabis sativa seed oil, Argan oil Argania spinosa kernel, Calendula oil Calendula officinalis, Borage oil Borago seed oil, Black Seed oil Nigella sativa seed oil, Pomegranate oil Punica granatum seed oil, Vitamin E Tocopheryl, Essential oils: Rose Rosa damascena, Sweet Gale Myrica gale, Labdanum Cistus ladaniferus, Pine Pinus sylvestris, Lavender Lavandula angustifolia


Thursday, 15 March 2018

Love Lula Beauty Box: March 2018

March's Love Lula Beauty Box* is a cracker! Inside are lots of lovely treats. The box this month is worth £43 (UK rolling subscription costs £13.95 making it great value for money). Subscribers also get a code for 20% off any of the brands in the box (code valid until the end of the month).

WOW! It really is a good 'un!

I'm a huge fan already of Elsa's Natural Deodorant (see my review of their Dew scent HERE. This is worth £10 (45g) and I know I'm going to love it.

From GLOSSWORKS there is a super-pretty full size nail polish in Come Clay with Me (£12 - 9ml) which is a pretty pink shade. We received their Nail & Cuticle Oil in October's box and Name of the Rose nail polish & 3-in-1 base coat in August's. This shade is perfect for spring and summer (great with a tan!)

From Laidbare, a box favourite we have a full size of their Guess My Age Anti-Ageing Treatment Cream (£9.99 - 50ml) which is a new product from the brand. The cream has a light texture which melts easily into the skin and helps to "strengthen the bonds between the skin layers to create a lifted effect". Looking forward to trying this one out!

I'm always on the lookout for the perfect shampoo and conditioner and inside March's box are two haircare products by Sukin. Both are luxury travel sizes (50ml). We have Sukin Purifying Shampoo and Sukin Nourishing Conditioner. Reviews will follow!

The final item this month is FOM's Hydra Bright Night Complex which brightens and hydrates targeting age spots, hyperpigmentation and hydration.

What do you think of the contents this month?

*sent to me as part of the Love Lula Accredited Blogger Program. All thoughts are genuine and my post contains a few affiliate links.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Austin Austin Palmarosa & Vetiver Hand Cream

I first spotted this Austin Austin in The Method in Stockbridge (Edinburgh) but wasn't going to be back in that part of town any time soon! I discovered Woolf & Moon were a stockist and rushed and placed an order. My order arrived a couple of days later. It was carefully packaged and the outer box in perfect condition (my personal bugbear is getting a bashed box through the post!)

Austin Austin was founded by father and daughter team, Richard & Bessie Austin (Richard is founder of Rainbow Wholefoods and Kingfisher Natural Toothpaste) and Bessie previously worked in design & advertising. 

The range is very affordable, with stylish packaging, certified Organic by The Soil Association and COSMOS, made in East Anglia in small batches and Vegan friendly (apart from the body cream which contains a small amount of beeswax). There is no SLS, parabens, mineral oils, artificial colours or fragrances used. Packaging is recyclable.

I want to try all the products are some point. See the range available HERE. I picked up their Palmarosa & Vetiver Hand Cream (250ml - £13) which is simply gorgeous. It's made with extracts of plants, grasses, seaweed and algae which nourish and protect and heavenly scented with essential oils of marjoram, palmarosa, rosemary, vetiver and lavender.

To use: apply as often as needed for nourished and sweetly scented hands. I just love the scent of this it's slightly spicy with floral and herbal notes.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Tropic Skincare: Body Smooth Refreshing Polish

Body Smooth Refreshing Polish* (£24 - 200ml) was the first product Susie Ma, the founder of Tropic Skincare created when she was 15 which she whipped up in her mum's kitchen before selling it at Greenwich Market (I also remember getting a sample of it in an early beauty box).

Susie recently featured on the 2018 Forbes 30 under 30 list which is a roundup of the brightest young entrepreneurs, innovators and game changers within Europe. Well done Susie!

The scrub (in Limited Edition packaging - hard plastic kilner type jar with spoon) is a beautiful zesty treat for the skin and senses.

A blend of mineral rich sea salts, exotic pure plant extracts enriched with Vitamin E and Lemon Myrtle along with essential oils of Eucalyptus, Lime, Bergamot and Peppermint. The scrub will gently buff your skin leaving it smooth and delicately scented.  It's a real pick me up for both the body and mind. Pick yours up HERE.

What's your favourite Tropic Skincare product?


Monday, 12 March 2018

Beauty Shortlist Awards 2018 - My Top Picks

I was totally honoured and chuffed to bits when Fi at The Beauty Shortlist asked me to be a judge for the 2018 Awards - you can see all the winners and finalists HERE.

These are my top picks from the products I was lucky enough to try (some of which are winners, finalists and Editor's Choice winners):

KINN Beauty: 

Best New Brand - UK
Best Body Lotion, Best Bath Oil, Editor's Choice - Body Oil

I totally loved everything about this brand (which had been on my radar a while). From the simple but stylish packaging, the exquisite comforting scent which makes me think "everything's going to be ok" (Ylang Ylang, Lavender & Tangerine) which uplifts, calms and soothes both the body and mind. 

The range is truly beautiful and I enjoyed trying it all (will all be purchases in future for sure!)

Check out KINN Beauty HERE.

Jo Browne Ireland:

Best Aromatherapy Products (Home-Bath-Beauty-Travel) - Natural Solid Perfume (floral), Best Cleansing Balm (f) - Natural Facial Cleansing Balm

Oh these products made my heart sing! That packaging! (eco-friendly bamboo) I just loved everything about this lovely range. The cleansing balm has the lightest texture and the most aromatic scent (Bergamot, Neroli, Palmarosa, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit and Rose) and makes short work of daily grime and make up. Skin is left feeling comfortable, clean and nourished. Love!  The Natural Solid Perfume (housed in a eco-friendly bamboo tube with outer bamboo cover) is a gentle floral and very pretty. 

Check out Jo Browne Ireland HERE.

Inner-Soul Organics:
Best Night Balm - Healing Night Balm, Editor's Choice - Roses & Lemons Tender Cleanse Balm and Supreme Comfort Day Cream

I'd previously tried the cleansing balm and day cream so it was nice to re-visit (I'd forgotten how good they are!). New to me winner is the Healing Night Balm which is a night time essential! It has a sleep inducing scent (Lavender & Patchouli) which cocoons and relaxes both the skin and mind. Wake up with soft, smooth and deeply nourished skin. Love!

Check out Inner-Soul Organics - HERE.

MV Organic Skincare:
Best Natural/Organic Skincare Brand - Australia
Best Face Mask (Natural) - Energising Mineral Mask, Editor's Choice - Rose Soothing Protective Moisturiser

I'd only tried MV Organic Skincare's Jojoba Oil so I enjoyed trying out two more products from the brand. Their Energising Mineral Mask is a mix of clays (mix with water or hydrosol to make a paste). It will energise and revitalise tired and stressed skins. Their Rose Soothing Protective Moisturiser has a glorious rose scent and a light texture which is easily absorbed. The skin is left feeling comfortable and nourished. Definitely want to try more from this brand!

Check out MV Organic Skincare - HERE.

Dafna's Personal Skincare:
Best Skincare Brand - International
Best Night Treatment - Nutrition, Best Serum - Anti-Ageing & Glow Serum, Editor's Choice - Moisture+, Moisture Plus+ Light, Recovery Cleanser

I'm a huge fan of Dafna's Personal Skincare already - see my reviews - Moisture Plus+ LightRecovery CleanserNutrition & Eye Care. New tries to me were Moisture+ and Anti-Ageing & Glow Serum (both of which I loved). The serum is stuffed full of skin loving actives which soften, nourish, tighten and firm the skin. Moisture+ is a rich cream which is formulated with 19 carefully selected actives.  Just love this brand.

Check out Dafna's Personal Skincare - HERE.

Marina Miracle:
Editor's Choice - Amaranth Night Serum

This new to me brand from Norway is gorgeous! I truly loved trying both these products.  The Aramanth Face Oil absorbs quickly and leaves the skin nourished and glowy while the Aramanth Night Serum regenerates and rejuvenates the skin while you sleep (they both smell glorious too).

Check out Marina Miracle at A Beautiful WorldHERE.

Kinvara True Skincare:
Best Cleansing Oil (f), Editor's Choice - Eye Wow Eye Serum and Hyaluronic Youth Boost

I'd been aware of this Irish brand but hadn't tried anything before being a Judge. I loved the pretty packaging and the formulations inside are pretty special. 

My favourites are the Absolute Cleansing Oil which gently but deeply removes make up and daily grime (citrussy scent) leaving the skin feeling clean and nourished. Eye Wow Eye Serum is another favourite. It comes in a cooling rollerball and helps to minimise fine lines, dark circles and puffiness (it really does work) and has a nice fig/green scent. The third product to wow me is their Hyaluronic Youth Boost which acts as a natural filler - I've been using this around my lips to plump and nourish.

Check out Kinvara True SkincareHERE.

Beauty Kitchen:
Best Multi-Tasking Balm - Free From Wonderbalm, Editor's Choice - Raw Inventions Kit and Skincare Treasures

I absolutely adored the Free From Wonder Balm which I used when I had the flu recently. It soothed and calmed my nose (in between sneezing fits). It's also good for lips and other dry patches.  Would buy again for sure. I also adored their very clever Raw Inventions Kit which has everything you need to make your own skincare including ingredients and pots, bottles and labels - it's fab!

Check out Beauty Kitchen - HERE.

Tropic Skincare:
Best Skincare Product for Acne - Clear Skin Blemish Fighting Mask & Best Face Mask - Breakouts, Editor's Choice - Supergreens Nutrient Boost Serum and Sun Drops Gradual Tanning Facial Serum

I'm a huge fan of lovely Tropic Skincare and have had the pleasure of trying these products previously - see my reviews - Super Greens Nutrient Boost SerumClear Skin Blemish Fighting Mask and Sun Drops Gradual Tanning Facial Serum.

Check out Tropic Skincare - HERE.

Ere Perez:
Best Concealer - Arnica Concealer, Editor's Choice - Australian Blue Cypress Face Nectar

I just loved both of these Ere Perez products. The face nectar is lightweight and absorbs instantly. It nourishes, hydrates, plumps, can help with sun damage and tired and stressed skin. The nectar is scented with Jasmine Sambac and Sandalwood (and is gorgeous). The blue cypress helps to make the skin dewy. A stunning product. The Arnica Concealer is easy to blend, has a nice texture and hides dark circles and imperfections very well. I'll buy a darker shade coming into summer.

Check out Ere Perez - HERE.

Best Natural/Organic Skincare Brand - USA
Best Daily Serum 40+ - Phyto Infusion Facial Serum, Best Lip Balm - (f) - Golden Lip Balm, Editor's Choice - Peptide Eye Cream

This is a new to me brand and I enjoyed all the products I tried. The skincare products have quite a neutral scent but work very well and are stuffed full of potent powerhouse ingredients which revitalise, regenerate and make the skin glow. The lip balm has a buttery texture and an orange scent. I definitely want to try more from this brand.

Check out ISUN - HERE.

SAFEAS Organic Beauty:
Editor's Choice - Ghassoul Cleansing Mask 

This lavender scented mask was lovely to use. It deeply cleaned the pores, helping to rid the skin of blackheads and other impurities as well as controlling sebum. Really enjoyed using this mask (from a new to me brand).

Check out Safeas Organic BeautyHERE.

See all the winners of the 2018 Beauty Shortlist Awards HERE and check out the dates for the forthcoming Mama & Baby Awards 2018 and the 2019 Beauty Shortlist Awards HERE.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Jane Scrivner: Nourishing Cleanser Luxury Cleansing Balm

Every Jane Scrivner product I've tried so far I've loved and the award winning Nourishing Cleanser* (100ml - £46) is no different. See my reviews of Skin Drink Frankincense Hydrating Mist** and Rose Gold Ultimate Facial Serum** HERE and Firm Believer Definitive Body Serum** HERE.

Nourishing Cleanser* comes with a lovely fluffy mitt (which washes up like new each time). The packaging is luxurious and feels like a real treat. Formulated with Organic Jojoba Oil, Beeswax and 9 skin loving essential oils.

The Cleansing Balm is suitable for all skin types and has a slightly herbal/fruity/spicy scent. It makes cleansing into a real ritual as it's such a treat for the skin and senses. 

To use: massage over the face (suitable for use around the eyes) before removing with the warm, damp fluffy mitt.

The skin is left feeling clean, soft and nourished and it will definitely be featuring in my top products of 2018. Just love!

What's your favourite Jane Scrivner product?

**sent to me as part of the Love Lula Accredited Blogger Program

Friday, 9 March 2018

New in: Kingdom Scotland Perfumes

I had the real pleasure of meeting up with Kingdom Scotland's founder Imogen a couple of weeks ago for a coffee. It was really great to meet her and hear about her journey to creating three exquisite perfumes which "capture stories, experiences and dramatic contrasts at the heart of a land that enthrals the imagination".

The perfumes (EdP strength) are handcrafted in Edinburgh in limited releases using the finest ingredients with a high proportion of natural aromatic materials. The first collection are limited edition with over half already reserved. I like the fact that each bottle is numbered (it's the little things!)

There are 3 unisex perfumes in the collection which can be bought: 50ml EdP £95, 7.5ml Travel Vial £18 and 1.5ml tester £4. Imogen very kindly brought me along the travel vials* to test and review.

Prior to meeting Imogen I'd "decided" that METAMORPHIC was my favourite going by the notes within but after having tried all three it's difficult to say..

METAMORPHIC is inspired by Scotland's "metamorphic rock which is spectacularly woven into the landscape". With top notes of Black Pepper and Tobacco, a heart of Incense, Minerals and Rose Absolute with a base of Amber Resin and Leather. 

ALBAURA is "inspired by the Aura and ancient name of Scotland, Alba. The freshness of snow and ice blended with berries and botanicals. Independent of spirit, this is a bold and pure beauty". With top notes of Iced Botanicals, a heart of Arctic Poppy and a base of Atlas Cedar, Rock Moss and Ambergris.

PORTAL "A transporting herbaceous and woody scent - a gateway to the ancient Caledonian forests of Scotland. Invitingly fresh and outdoor - an escape to a sylvan wonderland". With top notes of Herbaceous botanicals and Bergamot, a Verdant Floral heart with a base of Vetiver and Scots Pine.

After trying the range for a few weeks I can't honestly say I have a favourite. I tend to pick and choose depending on my mood. It's National Fragrance Week so now's the perfect time to treat yourself to a Kingdom Scotland Perfume.