Saturday, 9 August 2014

Summer Scents with Fragrance Direct





Prada Candy*
Marc Jacobs Honey

If you haven't shopped at Fragrance Direct before then you are going to want to head straight over there and check out the bargains you can find. They sell a huge range of brands and products, so when I was offered the chance to try out two summer scents I spent a good hour trying to pick and decided on two fragrances that I've been longing to try out for a while.

Honey is one of the newest fragrances to join the Marc Jacobs perfume family and I was first drawn to it because of the fun packaging, which is definitely a love hate thing because I imagine if you are terrified of bee's you probably aren't going to want to smell this. I think it's really unique and interesting, it's the first yellow bottle/bee themed fragrance I've ever owned!
It's definitely a great summer scent that reminds me of being out in the sun with floral and fruity notes, with orange blossom, honeysuckle, peach, apricot, honey, vanilla and smooth woods. It's a difficult fragrance to describe as I find it warm and light, sweet but not sickly, fresh and just unique!
It doesn't smell like you are completely spraying a bottle of honey on yourself, which may disappoint honey lovers but it's a beautiful perfume that stays noticeable on my skin for 6/8 hours.

Prada Candy is the original scent of the Candy family which has since has grown with a couple of newer additions. The packaging is sophisticated, sleek and very feminine, I love the colour blocking on bottle with the black then pink and gold.
It's a strong scent with notes of vanilla, musk, benzoin (extracted from the Benzoin tree for it's slight oriental scent) and caramel. It reminds me of salted caramel or melted sugar so it's definitely not for the faint hearted! I love really sweet fragrances but this one is much more grown up and not sickly or overpowering as it has a hint of woodiness to balance out the sweetness.
My only disappoint with this scent is that it although you only need a tiny amount it seems to disappear after about 5 hours. It's strong and noticeable for the first 4/5 hours but then vanishes.
Candy has become my summer evening fragrance of choice because of it's sophisticated and almost sexy feel!

Definitely head to Fragrance Direct to check out their fragrance bargains!
What is your ultimate summer scent?

*pt sample, review 100% honest as always

18 comments:

  1. I love Prada Candy, the scent is gorgeous! It’s one of the first high end perfumes I’ve ever bought. The Marc Jacobs one looks lovely too! :-) xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog

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    1. It's a lovely scent, I definitely want to try out the rest of the Prada Candy range now!
      I love any Marc Jacobs fragrance to be honest haha!x

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  2. They sound really lovely, and the packaging is so cute.

    Jess x
    www.jessicalaar.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Honey by Marc Jacobs is one of my fave perfumes, always in such cute bottles! xo

    http://rachelnicole.co.uk/

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    1. So glad you like it too, it's really lovely and the bottle is great fun!x

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  4. I loved Marc Jacobs' Daisy and I'm really keen to try out some more of his fragrances!

    http://www.abigailalicex.com

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    1. Daisy was one of the first perfumes I ever owned and I still love it!x

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  5. I have Honey and I love it!

    Stephanie
    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3436251
    xxxx

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  6. The Prada one sounds gorgeous will have to have a look!

    http://nailsmakeupbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It's become a firm favourite for me!x

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  7. The packaging for the Marc Jacobs perfume is so cute x
    http://blushingbeauty9.wordpress.com/

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    1. They always are presented really nicely!x

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  8. Marc Jacobs perfumes have the best packaging! Have you tried the new pink honey? It's gorgeous!

    Gem x | flutter and sparkle

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    1. I actually saw it recently and fell in love! It's amazing! xx

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  9. been meaning to try out a new fragrance, Marc Jacobs Honey looks so appealing!!:)

    flawlessflare.blogspot.co.uk

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