Sunday, 15 July 2018

Jurlique Rose Hand Cream Handpicked Limited Edition

If you're already a Jurlique fan you'll know just how gorgeous the brand's rose scents are. Equally, if you've never tried anything from their range, now is the time because this hand cream is simply beautiful. Rich and emollient, Jurlique Rose Hand Cream Handpicked Limited Edition has the most stunning true rose scent. After rubbing it in and having that initial sniff, the first image that came to my mind was roses in the spring after a bit of rain. Earthy and sweet and real, the way roses should smell!
The secret to the limited edition cream is that the organic roses used are picked by hand at first bloom at the Jurlique farm in the Adelaide Hills in South Australia.
Interestingly, according to the World Health Organisation, the Adelaide Hills is home to some of the 'purest' air in the whole world. That is, pollution levels are significantly low, so in turn, crops and flowers that grow within the area are of superior quality. First bloom is the optimum time to harvest the roses as this is when the hydrating properties of the flowers are at their peak. The petals are then turned into a potent extract that can only be found in the Rose Hand Cream Handpicked Limited Edition. This makes it a pretty exclusive and rather luxurious addition to any handbag or bedside table really! If you like rose scents and you're hands could do with a little TLC you're going to LOVE this. You can find the limited edition cream online at Jurlique.

Complementing the launch of Rose Hand Cream Handpicked Limited Edition, Jurlique are offering two limited edition treatments at their flagship London store on Oxford Street.
Handpicked Express Rose Treatment (5 minutes) Enjoy a relaxing massage with the new Rose Hand Cream Handpicked Limited Edition that will leave your skin feeling velvety soft and smelling divine. Your Beauty Expert will complete your experience with the iconic Rosewater Balancing Mist to refresh your skin and indulge your senses.
Handpicked Luxury Rose Treatment (15 minutes)
Treat your hands to the ultimate softness with this indulgent experience. Relax and enjoy as your Beauty Expert shows you how to deeply nourish your hands with the Exfoliating Hand Treatment, Nail and Cuticle Treatment Oil, and luxurious new Rose Hand Cream Handpicked Limited Edition.
 Available from 2nd July for a limited time only in store at Jurlique, 489 Oxford Street, London W1C 2AU.

Friday, 6 July 2018

Scent Addict by The Fragrance Shop

I've enjoyed wearing fragrance for as long as I can remember but it occurred to me in recent years that I don't really have a favourite scent. In my twenties I was all about the Gourmands and enjoyed walking around smelling more like something you'd find in a bakery but as I've matured, so has my taste in fragrance. While I've spritized and sprayed my way through quite a few bottles over the years I'm yet to find my signature scent.
If, like me, you don't have a favourite fragrance or you just really enjoy trying a variety of different ones, ScentAddict by The Fragrance Shop is the perfect solution.

Beauty subscriptions have been popular for almost a decade now (can you believe it?!) but ScentAddict is a little different because it's allll about fragrance. The concept of ScentAddict is to allow you to 'date' a choice of fragrances before settling on The One. To do this, they send you a month's worth of fragrance in a refillable 8ml atomiser (approximately 100 sprays) and then post you out a new 8ml vial every following month, depending on how long you choose to subscribe for. The subscription is a measley £12 per month (and you can cancel anytime) and there are over 250 designer Eau de toilettes, perfumes and aftershaves to choose from, including some covetable high end offerings from brands such as Tom Ford, Chanel and Viktor and Rolf. The atomiser is chic, unisex and easily popped into your handbag or jacket pocket which is obviously much more convenient than traipsing around with a heavy glass perfume bottle.

I think this is a brilliant concept and is actually excellent value, especially if you choose to try a Tom Ford! Incidentally, in my first month I'm trying Tom Ford Neroli Portofino which is a scent I've wanted to properly try forever (spraying some on in John Lewis doesn't always cut it) but was not prepared to splash the cash on if I didn't really love it. And do you know what? I don't love it. I do like it in general but after trying it for a few days I came to the conclusion that I don't really like it on me if you know what I mean? If I hadn't given it a fair run and tried it properly via this service I would probably have been none the wiser though so it's actually made me appreciate the concept even more.
An added bonus of ScentAddict is that the £12 monthly subscription fee is redeemable against the full sized bottle of the fragrance if you do happen to fall in love with it. So in a way, if you find a scent you love you've gained an extra 8ml of your favourite smell for free ;).
ScentAddict was designed for everyone so it's not just women's fragrances on offer- they have over 100 men's scents to choose from too, which I think is brilliant. You can find out more and sign yourself up online at ScentAddict.