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Fragrance Friday: Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

If you are in a rush to grab a last minute present for Mother’s Day, which is next Sunday, I always think perfume gift set will be a great idea. I love shopping for perfumes and one tip is to ask for free gifts. One tip I learned from perfume shopping is to ask for freebies, be it sample or free gifts from the product range such as duffle bags, toiletry bags, body wash etc. For the upcoming Mother’s Day, I recommend the following fragrances:

For the young mums, I would recommend Balenciaga’s B. It has an addictive woody notes that are both elegant and enveloping. With hints of fresh green tea and feminine lily of the valley, this fragrance is almost a must-have for mums who love a day-to-night versatile fragrance.

Released in 2016, Balmain Extatic Gold Musk is tempting, daring and luxurious. The top notes include a fresh and clean combination of bergamot essences and aldehydes. Exotic tiare flower in the heart is mixed with spicy and sensual cashmere and akigala wood. The base ends with creamy and warm sandalwood, resins and animalic musk. This is one for confident mum who knows what she wants.

If your mum is a huge fan of Marc Jacobs, these 2016 limited edition series of Daisy, Daisy Dream and Daisy Eau So Fresh will definitely be the perfect gift for mum. I love the feminine colour platelet for the blush series and it makes the perfect present this Mother’s Day.

A true British Icon. Burberry has released a revamped its My Burberry series this year with My Burberry Black. The new Eau de Toilette contains notes of jasmine at the top, with the heart of candied roses and peach nectar, and the base of amber and patchouli.

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Fragrance Friday: Calvin Klein ‘Reveal’

Perfume is one of my favourite things in the world and I remind myself everyday I am so blessed to have array of choices of perfume to choose from everyday. It has been more than a year I have done Fragrance Friday but I am definitely going back to one of the things that define who I am – perfumista.

Calvin Klein has revealed its latest fragrance for men, Reveal and officially released it to the market in February 2015. I bought one the other day from Myer as a birthday present from me to me. I smelled the fragrance and it is so good. Below is the composition of the perfume.

Top notes include crystallized ginger, mastic, pear brandy and kiwano (African horned melon). Its heart contains aromas of suede, clary sage and agave nectar. The base includes tonka bean, vetiver, organic Haitian Orpurยฎ and golden amber.

Source: Fragrantica

I think this is a good perfume and definitely makes a good addition to collection or a good gift idea. Here is the campaign shot for Reveal. #RevealMore

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Mother’s Day 2014 Gift Ideas

Every second Sunday of May is Mother’s Day! It is again about the time of the year again to spoil our beloved mum again! It is also another reason to go shopping or go on a hunting quest to search for the perfect gift for mummy dearest. If you have not thought about what to get for your mum this coming Mother’s Day, I have listed four gift ideas that I think would be a good gift for mum.

#1: Facial Products


Living in 2014, most mums go out to work. I always look up to busy mums who manage to juggle between family and work! How impressive they are. My mum spent more than 20 years working in a bank and taking care of my sister and I. I have to say she has done an amazing and incredible job juggling between the two of them. So on Mother’s Day, spoil your mum with some facial products like mask, anti aging and a wide range of facial products.

I recommend Biotherm products. They do come in beautiful gift set which save you from wrapping troubles. This gift will be so handy and I am sure mum will love it. Biotherm products are available in Myer store.

#2: Cook Books

ย Karen Martini Cooking at Home

Whether she is a busy working, stay home or retired, I am sure mums love cook book. They enjoy flipping through cook books, drawing ideas and inspiration to cook for the next meal. I have tried some Karen Martini recipes before and I love them. So I thought I would recommend the book to you. Karen is one of the highly regarded chef in Australia. She is also a restauranteur and food writer based in Melbourne. She has also been the food editor for many magazines and newspaper includingย Sunday Age,ย Sun Herald and Better Homes and Gardens. She is also the guest judge on Australia’s hit reality tv programme My Kitchen Rules. So why not buy her Cooking at Home for your mum this Mother’s Day?

#3: Perfumes

Marni Rose

A mother goes everywhere and her day could start as early as 4 in the morning and finish very late. Whether she is going to the market to get fresh grocery for the family, going to work, having high tea catching up with her girlfriends, I personally think that a bottle of perfume will come in handy for all mothers! This is the latest perfume from the Italian fashion house, Marni called Marni Rose. The perfume comes in three different sizes: 30ml, 65ml and 120ml which makes carrying around for her so easy. Released in fall 2013, this perfume combines the aromas of cardamom, nana mint, raspberry, black current and bitter almond. An unusual combination but then this is what makes the fragrance stands out and so as your mum!

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Christmas Gift Idea #1: L’Eau Rose

Happy Fragrance Friday everyone! It has been a while I write about fragrance! Since the holiday season is just around the corner, I thought it would be nice for me to share with you some of my Christmas gift ideas that I think would make an amazing gift to the ladies. I personally think that Balenciaga’s L’Eau Rose is the kind of fragrance that most ladies would love.

A luminous and cheerful EDT which is a combination of blackberry and violet, it is a fragrance that one can wear anytime and anywhere. I love the fragrance so much that I even have my Balenciaga wallet has the aromatic and fruity smell. It feels like an instant aromatherapy everytime when I smell L’Eau Rose.

As we step into the holiday season, I will share more of my Christmas gift ideas here. What are your thoughts? Drop your comment or tweet me on Twitter!

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For Australia, L’Eau Rose can be purchased at Myer and David Jones.

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Fragrance Friday: Brit Rhythm

It has been a while since I blogged about fragrance. I love fragrance and as a self-acclaimed perfumista, I enjoy perfume shopping with my mum, sister or friends. It is a simple pleasure in life for me to browse around the departmental stores and sniff some perfumes. After all, at the end of the day it makes me feel relaxed and a good way to unwind and pamper myself.

I recently came across this new fragrance from Burberry – Brit Rhythm. It brings a really youthful and instinctive odour for men. And best thing is I believe it will be such a lovely gift to anyone: daddy, husband, boyfriend, mates and so on. A beautiful combination of basil verveina, cardamom and juniper berries,ย  Burberry has designed a simple yet elegant bottle to complement its fragrance.

So the next time when you are going for perfume shopping, why not consider Burberry Brit Rhythm? And yes I am a proud owner of one. Loved!

Burberry Rhythm

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Fragrance Friday: Hugo Boss

TGIF everyone! Friday is such a versatile day! We can have Flashback Friday, Fashion Friday, Fan Friday, Fitness Friday and now we can even have FRAGRANCE FRIDAY!!! This week I want to share with you all my all time favorite fragrance from Hugo Bossย Boss. This fragrance reflects the classic values of elegance and style that truly drives ones’ personality, style and confidence. Made with the perfect combination of apple, citrus fruits, geranium, cinnamon, cloves and other magical ingredients, this fragrance is endorsed byย People Magazine Sexiest Man Alive of the Year 2010, Ryan Reynolds.

For anyone gentlemen who wants to buy their very first fragrance, I strongly recommend you to buy Boss at only ยฃ49.00 only! Even if you are a perfumista like me, Boss would be a wonderful addition to your collection!

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