Christmas Gift Guide: Fragrance Sample Sets

Although I am not doing gift guides this year, I still wanted to share a last minute idea of what to get. I can’t think of anyone who would not be happy to receive a fragrance sample set. It’s always great to discover new scents and, maybe, get a full size in the future.

I have, in fact, bought perfume samples many times, both as gifts, and for myself. Moreover, I may have asked for a set this Christmas!

Discovery collections would usually cost you about £20-£30, even when it comes to luxury brands. But please keep in mind the price of a full bottle. Not everyone would want to (or would have the budget to) spend £250 on a bottle of perfume (Hello, Portrait of a Lady). That is if they did love a specific scent enough to do that…

So, here we are, the sets I have chosen. Something for everyone: from a budget option and a niche company to well-known and established luxury perfume power houses.

Malin + Goetz Fragrance Discovery Kit (£22 from here)

While I have not tried their perfume just yet, M&G make some of my favourite candles, hence I am sure their fragrances are also top quality! You get 6 different eau de parfum samples to play with: bergamot, cannabis, dark rum, leather, stem and vetiver. There is also a discount code when buying the set via the website to be used towards a full sized bottle.

Maja Njie Discovery Set, (£30 from here)

I encourage you to read more about Maja Njie everything about the brand is just beautiful. And this is the set I would definitely want to try myself in the future. Included are 5 scents to try and a

AW 2020 New Lipsticks: Victoria Beckham, Byredo and Lisa Eldridge

New lipstick is the coolest way to update your makeup bag for Autumn, I think. You can match your lipstick to your mood and style. And this season we are really spoilt for choice with the incredible offers. I’ve chosen 3 which really stand out.

While I am eagerly looking forward to Victoria Beckham launching her mascara and black eye liner, the Posh lipstick (£34 each) collection is pretty  fab!

The lipsticks look slick and stylish, and you just gotta love Victoria’s sense of humour. If I ever had a celeb crush – that’d be Mrs Beckham. Good news is that the line is now available from Cult Beauty.

The Makeup Queen aka Lisa Eldridge finally launched the lip glosses (£18 here), and 4 new shades of lipsticks. As well, as different colour ways of  gloss/lipstick/lip liner and a chance to customise your own kit with a makeup pouch and 3 lip products.

I am personally not