Monday 25 March 2013

Cath Collins Devon Oh La La Orange Flower Eau De Toilette

If you're looking for a new scent-sation(sorry) for spring, you can't really go wrong with a floral that's bursting with fresh, zingy notes of Orange and lemons combined with lily, jasmine and ylang ylang all wrapped up in a velvety musk base.

Introducing the Cath Collins Oh La La Orange Flower Eau de Toilette.

When I first opened the package, the perfume had my attention immediately because of the beautiful box it comes in.
To me it conjured up images of old school candy-striper's and can-can dancers. A bit retro, a bit cheeky and very feminine, which proved to be a taster of things to come once I'd given it a spray.
I would describe this scent as flirty and romantic with a grown-up twist (kind of like me, except for the last bit).

On first spray Oh La La Orange Flower is pretty strong with a certain earthiness to it, kind of like walking into a greenhouse that's packed with blossoming flowers.
Once it settled on  my skin, the orange flower really comes through - a warm, spicy, citrus scent that's extremely wearable and 'clean'.

There is nothing synthetic about this scent- no 'essence of candy floss at the fair' or 'notes of Mayfair shoe-shiner' here, just good, clean, natural scents that come together to create one beautiful floral. Even as a complete sucker for sickly sweet scents (think Flowerbomb and Jimmy Choo), in my humble opinion you simply can't argue with a decent floral, and Oh La La Orange flower is just that.

You've got to love a homegrown brand and Cath Collins creates her products right here in the UK- in Devon to be precise.
Devon is one of my favourite places in England, a far cry from the mania of London and home to rolling hills of lavender and gorgeous wild ponies.
Dartmoor Ponies!

There's a lot to like about the place, and now thanks to Cath's Eau de Toilette there's one more thing to add to the list.

I sampled Oh La La Orange Flower, but Cath has also released another fragrance, Lily Fandango - a fresh oriental scent.

She also creates a plethora of gorgeous body and bath products and home scents so check out her website here.

Thanks for reading!

*I was sent this scent (hehe) for consideration but it's earned its place on my dressing table fair and square