New Best & Worse Fragrances

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Best Fragrances For 2017

  • Chanel Gabrielle

Before founding her House, Coco Chanel was Gabrielle. A rebel at heart, passionate and free. The inspiration for the new women’s fragrance by CHANEL. Floral, solar and luminous. The new women’s fragrance, GABRIELLE CHANEL, is a pure floral. A solar flower based on a bouquet of orange blossom, jasmine, ylang-ylang and Grasse tuberose. 4 white flowers, 4 points of light that mirror the 4 corners of the bottle. Gabrielle is the first feminine pillar fragrance from CHANEL since Chance in 2002. It’s the first new fragrance from Chanel since 15 years. On September 8th, 2017 the fragrance launched publicly. I have never seemed to like any of Chanel fragrances such as N°5 Eau de Parfum etc.. When I first saw and smelled the Chanel CHANCE Eau De Parfum Spray 50ml I fell in love and I am currently still using this fragrance. I have received so many great compliments about this fragrance. I will continue using this fragrance and I highly recommend it to all ladies. I have a previous post about the Chanel Chance with more details. The Chanel Chance 50ml is currently at £74.00 and the Chance Gabrielle is £79.00 which is just a few more pounds more costly. Based on the price it is reasonable. The details of the bottle, packaging, and smell is worth the price. I highly recommend the new Chanel Gabrielle fragrance for Autumn/ Winter season. It has a special smell to it that last for a very long time. This fragrance comes in both 50ml and 100ml.

The Chanel Chance 50ml is currently at £74.00



  • Miss Dior



The new Miss Dior Eau de Parfum reveals the femininity of a sensual floral. Its heart is a floral declaration that combines the beauty of Grasse rose with the boldness of Damascus rose, both wrapped in a ribbon of fresh notes of Calabrian bergamot. This handcrafted creation is woven with rosewood from French Guiana and pink pepper from Reunion Island for heightened character. A Miss Dior that will leave you love struck. Delicious notes of sour red berries are embroidered over an accord of fresh peonies. Exalted by a sublime duo of Grasse and Damascus roses, this infinite blooming of fresh flowers is strengthened by a white musk base. This fragrance is absolutely blooming. The details of the bottle, the colour of the fragrance and smell, the advert is stunning. I am not much of a Dior fragrance person but this amazed me. Another highly recommended fragrance for all ladies for this season. Get your lovely smell on.

This fragrance is currently £71.50
  • Chloe Love Story


This fragrance launched in 2014 . The feeling of falling in love, bottled. Chloe Love Story Eau de Parfum is a floral affair that’s fresh and sexy. This women’s perfume seduces in three stages: neroli illuminates the wearer, the sensuality of orange blossom attracts those around her, and jasmine stephanotis makes her even more irresistible.

Fall in love again and again with this truly memorable fragrance. Love Story’ is the expression of a free woman. Clare Waight Keller, Clémence Poesy, Mélanie Laurent, Inez Van Lamsweerde, Anne Flipo, each brought her vision to tell this new story. This parfum is a declaration of femininity and a proclamation of freedom. When I tested this perfume I was very pleased with it. Love story has caught my senses and just what I wanted. It was fresh, delicate and girly without being too overpowering. The smell lasts a long time too. It is only available in 30ml, 50ml, and 75ml. Highly recommended.

The 50ml is currently £68


  • YSL Mon Paris


Capturing the spirit of an intense love affair, YSL Beauté introduces Mon Paris – a fragrance for women with a new expression of love today, inspired by the city of lovers, Paris.

Mon Paris is a feminine fragrance which urges you to seize the moment, transcend the present, and prepare to fall head over heels into the arms of a passionate love.
A subversive reinvention of the traditional chypre, the new floral perfume turns the traditional model upside down, by introducing a brave, bold narcotic white chypre fit for love today.

Spell-binding, head-spinning, Mon Paris perfume captivates from the very first time it is worn thanks to its ultra-pure radiance, which binds patchouli to luminous, white notes, and balances it with the sensuality of musk.

Mon Paris white chypre ingredients:

Pear & Fruit
Be exhilarated with the exciting and vibrant juicy notes.

Datura & White Flowers
Feel the head-spin with the forbidden floral radiance. The signature ingredient Datura Orchid is a legendary and bewitching flower known to take on more sensuality as the night develops.

Patchouli & White Musk
Lose your senses with the white musk and rotating patchouli. The reminder that love is addictive however crazy and out of control.

I love this fragrance so much it is highly recommended for this year fall/ winter season. It is very elegant for all ladies. This is available only in 30ml, 50ml, 90ml.

Currently the 50ml is for £59.85


  • YSL Mon Paris Eau De Toilette


img_5223This image was taken by me. I just adore this fragrance so much. The bottle is super cute and small in the 30ml.

Like the first sharp bites of attraction, bergamot, raspberry and blackberry open the fragrance. Voluminous white floral notes envelop the senses followed by the intoxicating headiness of the narcotic Datura flower. The woody sensuality of patchouli and the luminescence of white musk create an ethereally bewitching base.

The result: a new sensual experience that embraces, explores and evokes deep seated emotions. Contradictory, unexpected, love takes hold of you, and then refuses to let go.

Top notes: Bergamote essence / Blackberry accord / Raspberry accord / Pink pepper essence
Heart notes: Datura accord / White peony accord / Orange flower absolute / Jasmine sambac absolute
Base notes: Patchouli / Cashmeran / White musk

The Scent: Floral, Musky, Chypre

It comes in the same size as the other YSL fragrance stated above. I have the 30ml and let me just say the packaging is amazing. The bottle is so tiny and cute. Very nice to carry in a handbag. The smell is unique, catchy and it lasts for a good amount of time just like my Chanel Chance. I’m in love with this fragrance. The details of this fragrance are well thought out.

The 50ml is currently £58


Worse Fragrances for 2017


  • Black Opium (YSL)


This fragrance is available in 30ml, 50ml and 90ml. I dislike this fragrance so much. It smells like black coffee which is obvious based on the ingredients. Others may like it but this is a ‘NO FOR ME’. I will not recommend this to anyone. I mean who wants to smell like coffee lol? This is just my honest opinion. The mix of coffee and having a sweet floral smell just doesn’t work for me. I really cannot say much about this fragrance I’m feeling really sick as I speak about this.

The 50ml is currently £71.00


  • Gucci Bloom


I am highly disappointed in Gucci for launching this. This is the new women’s fragrance that they launched recently and I was so excited about it. When I first tested it I instantly felt sick. This smell is very strong and heavy. I think this would be suitable for maybe a winter smell but for me its a ‘NO’. I would not recommend this to anyone. The bottle packaging is lovely but the fragrance smell is not. I’m not feeling this one Gucci. The Gucci Bamboo is way better than this one. This fragrance is available in 50ml and 100ml.

The 50ml is currently £72


  • Gucci Flora


Gucci Flora by Gucci Eau de Toilette is a stylish designer perfume from the world famous fashion brand, aimed at young women with a beautiful floral scent. Sensual and feminine, Gucci Flora by Gucci is a gorgeous fragrance which features top notes of Mandarin Orange, Peony and other citruses, heart notes of Rose and Osmanthus and base notes of Pink Pepper, Patchouli and Sandalwood.  The bottle is very small to travel with and the design is unique. The pricing is reasonable. I am a bit concerned about the 50ml because it does not look like it holds in as much as my 50ml in Chanel Chance. Another disappointment for me on this one from Gucci. The smell does not last. I would not recommend this to anyone. It is only available in 30 ml and 50ml.

The 50ml is currently £34.95


  • My Burberry Black


A seductive, floral oriental reinterpretation by renowned perfumer Francis Kurkdjian and Christopher Bailey, My Burberry Black returns to a London garden amidst a gathering storm, heavy rain contrasting with the warm and captivating flora. The fragrance bottles the sensual elements of a black Burberry trench coat against bare skin. Fusing the scent of sun-drenched jasmine flower and peach nectar with a sensual touch of rose. This fragrance volumes up to 900ml for £2,150 which is ridiculously a lot to be spending on a fragrance. In the smaller volumes it is only available in 30ml, 50ml, and 90ml. This smell is more appropriate for the winter. I dislike how this smells. It is way cheaper on the market than the recommended fragrances I listed but the smell of this fragrance throws me off.

The 50 ml is currently £44.45


  • Twilly d’ hermes

The scent of the Hermès girls, a daring fragrance woven with striking ginger and sensual tuberose. A floral, spicy and oriental eau de parfum.20170815160348-3-twilly-d-hermes-family40quentinbertoux_resized_773x376

The scent of the Hermès girls, a daring fragrance woven with striking ginger and sensual tuberose. A floral, spicy and oriental eau de parfum. I dislike the spicy ginger combination smell. This fragrance does not smell mature in my opinion. The design of the bottle is very colourful and catchy. In my opinion this not suitable for women.

Only available in 30ml, 50ml and 85ml.

The 50 ml is currently £70

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