I mentioned on Instagram that I’ve been on a cleaning and organising kick recently. Every corner of my flat got wiped out of rubbish and ‘just in case’ kind of items that I seem to have been holding on to.. just in case…as I’m sure we all do. I haven’t made a massive clearout in my makeup, apart from a bunch of lipsticks, but my skin and body care, as well as perfumes collection got significantly smaller.

I realised that I own at least 4 scent that I’ve not been using for a pretty long time, so decided to give it to women in my life who may appreciate them more than me. Which is great because now I’m only left with perfumes that I truly love and feel amazing when I wear them. I don’t want to talk about my entire scent collection here, but I want to mention three most recent additions, very special scents, all of which I am totally smitten with and think they’re really unique and special.

My perfume family is quite versatile and seems to change depending on season. I’ve been using my beloved ‘YSL Black Opium’, Victor & Rolf ‘Bon Bon or Lancome ‘La vie best belle’ through out the winter and still use them now, since we still have a good few weeks until the weather gets considerably warmer here in UK. For warmer days I prefer fresh and more delicate scents such as original ‘Chloe’, Jo Malone ‘Wood sage & sea salt’, or Chanel Chance ‘Eau Fraiche’. Now I also have another three that I totally fell for from the very first sniff…

First up, ‘Do Son’ from Diptyque. This is on a sweet and flowery side, yet still very fresh and airy. Ideal if you like the scent of tuberose. It’s not the sweetness of, say, YSL Black Opium, it’s much less potent and nowhere near as heavy. Contains notes of Tuberose, Orange Leaves, Pink Peppercorn and Musk. I got it as Eau de Toilette, but regretting a bit not buying Eau de Perfume. Although I will be using it during warmer days, so EDT is  just right for that. It lasts really long time too and it’s a lot less expensive. For me, it’s a very happy, sunny scent, so beautiful and perfect for warm weather days.  “Tuberose asserts itself, expressing all its sunny, hazy, creamy, indolent seductiveness. Anyone with blood in their veins will succumb to the irresistible temptation of this insolently seductive white flower“. I dare you not to…

Diptyque Do Son Eau de Toilette review

Next up is one that I literally could not stop smelling ever since I got it. I mentioned it briefly in my February Favourites. It smells like sophistication and elegance in a bottle. The name may be a bit misleading, because, although the rose notes are detectable, there is a lot more to the scent than this. Turkish Rose Petals mixed with Pink Pepper, Raspberry Blossom, Papyrus and White Amber make it a very clean, crisp and very fresh scent. Definitely not what I expected it to be and I say it in the best way possible. The scent is very long lasting and lingers on clothing for days. Absolutely beautiful and I cannot recommend it enough. It’s very unique and although pricey, it’s worth every single penny.  ‘Rose of No Man’s Land is a tribute to the nurses (often referred to by soldiers as “Rose of No-Man’s Land”) who saved thousands of lives on the front lines of WWI, their story is one of selflessness and compassion’.

Byredo Rose of No Man's Land eau de perfume

I may just have saved the best for last here. This is the most recent addition and one that I just could not resist. I totally didn’t need another one, but honestly, the minute I smelled it, I knew I had to have it!. I don’t know what it is about this scent, but it’s just simply irresistible. Maison Martin Margiela designed Replica Collection of scents, each of them is meant to bring back positive emotions and take you to this special happy place. ‘Beach walk’ is very warm, sweet scent that immediately took me back to a very specific time on my holiday. The scent is absolutely spot on. It’s a mixture of warm, sweet, fresh summer air, ocean spray and scent of suncream on hot skin. They say scents are very strongly associated with memories, which is totally true, but this is the very first one that I didn’t even have time to make any memories with yet and it already brought some beautiful moments back. I tried few others from the line, but this completely stole my heart. It makes me happy every time I wear it. Amazing!!!

Maison Martin Margiela Replica 'Beach Walk'

If you’re looking for a new scent, or if any of them sounds like something you think you may like, give these a go. I know it’s always hard to describe a scent, but I would totally recommend you try these next time you’re near one of their counters. I like how they’re completely different and very unique in their own right. I don’t own anything even remotely similar to these and for me there is nothing better than wearing a new gorgeous scent that makes me feel good. Better still, if it can take me back to the hot summer and beautiful beach (even just in my head) then that’s pretty amazing too… xxx


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Diptyque 'Do Son'Byredo Rose of No Man's LandMaison Martin Margiela Replica Beach Walk

Links you may find helpful

Diptyque ‘Do Son’ – Space NK, Selfridges, Diptyque Paris

Byredo ‘Rose of No Man’s Land’ – Liberty, Selfridges, Barneys New York

Maison Martin Margiela ‘Beach Walk’ – Harrods, Sephora, Selfridges