Category: Fragrance

10th August 2016

The best bath oil in the world? Olverum Bath Oil

One of the best things about being a beauty blogger is the fact that all kinds of things arrive in an unexpected fashion,  and occasionally those things turn out to be products you never realised you couldn’t live without, and Olverum Bath Oil is one of those things.  Random fact, I don’t think I’ve actually taken a bath since Kneipp discontinued my favourite Juniper-scented bath […]

8th August 2016

Fornasetti L’Eclaireuse Candle

Fornasetti is the most whimsical design brand around, and I can never resist it.  This is a surprise to me, as I’m not really a fan of whimsy. I generally prefer strong graphical design, bright colours and geometrics to more representational art (basically, give me art deco over almost anything else, and I’m a happy woman), but somehow, Fornasetti’s sense of the surreal and absurd […]

5th August 2016

Monotheme Verbena Eau de Toilette

The press release for Monotheme Verbena Eau de Toilette arrived last week, and I was literally kicking myself for not having paid any attention to them earlier.  Verbena sounded right up my street, promising green notes of verbena with white flowers surrounded by a base (its a perfume, it can totally be “surrounded by a base”.  Honestly*) of vetiver, amber and musk sounded intriguing, and […]

3rd August 2016

Imperial Leather Foamburst Nourishing Shea Butter and Orange Blossom

My orange blossom obsession continues (it’ll pass, don’t worry.  Hopefully).  After a £35 shower gel yesterday, here’s one for a tenth of the price.  I discovered the Imperial Leather Foamburst luxurious body wash back in June having discovered that I’d travelled to Cornwall without my usual toiletries bag, and so needed something to replace, but I didn’t want to spend too much.  So, for £3 […]

27th July 2016

Jasper Conran Nude Woman

 Jasper Conran Nude Woman, the latest fragrance from the Jasper Conran range, is housed in a beautifully detailed bottle.  Hefty, but delicate, the carved column fills the hand nicely, and feels wonderfully tactile when you’re spraying it.  It’s supposed to evoke “contemporary femininity”, and I think it delivers that nicely. The juice inside the bottle is surprisingly enjoyable too.  A white floral that manages to […]

25th July 2016

Diptyque Eau de Sens

To say I’m a bit obsessed with orange blossom at the moment would be a mild understatement, so you might want to bear that in mind as you read this – basically, if it promises to smell of orange blossom, I’m bound to at least like it a lot.  And if it delivers, as Diptyque’s Eau de Sens does (in spades), then it’s a full-blown […]

9th March 2016

Diptyque Rosaviola Candle and Solid Fragrance

Good grief I fell hard for Rosaviola!  I didn’t intend to, it’s pink, it’s girly, and it’s very, very, very sweet.  But I have, and what’s done is done.  I went to the Diptyque store in St Germain (I think I may have mentioned that I’ve been in Paris recently?) fully intending to buy something super-exclusive and incredibly French (not to mention achingly chic), and […]

12th February 2016

Fornasetti Profumi Incense Box – Flora

Think of incense and you think of smoke, and churches, and heavy cloying fragrances.  I happen to love a little incense, but rarely burn it at home, as it can lead to a bit of a muggy atmosphere.  Flora, the latest incense release from Fornasetti  is about as different from “traditional” incense as can be.  Smelling delightfully of lily of the valley, tuberose, and jasmine, […]

18th January 2016

Get Lippie at the Jasmine Awards!

 This time two years ago, I was over the moon because I’d been shortlisted for a Jasmine Award by the Fragrance Foundation. It was for a comedy piece I’d written about perfumes from the pound shop for Basenotes.  I didn’t win – there was no way a funny vignette about perfumes no one in their right mind would have wanted to buy could have won, […]

6th December 2015

LipsNspritz of the Week 06.12.15

After spending last weekend doused in Tom Ford’s finest Black Orchid (albeit in the new Eau de Toilette version rather than the EdP), I was obviously stuck in a rather Tom Ford kind of groove for the early part of this week.   Monday brought Tom Ford Black Violet, a scent which I have always preferred to Black Orchid, for some reason (but it’s now discontinued), […]

5th November 2015

Burberry Christmas 2015 – Military Red Lips and Nails

Nothing says Christmas like red and gold, and Burberry have gone out of their way this year to package up some of their cult products (and add a couple of new ones) in a festive manner.  This might be my favourite collection of theirs in quite some time. Packaged in shiny golden livery, in a festive change from the traditional pewter, the mini-collection consists of […]