Beauty | Eternity Moment by Calvin Klein

As you may know by now, I’m a sucker for a good perfume and this one by Calvin Klein definitely makes it on to my favourites list.

My first impression of perfume always comes from the shape of the bottle which in this case is simple but elegant, especially given the rounded square lid that it has, giving it a slight Chanel-esque feel. The print on it is also very simple yet bold and is placed on clear glass which allows for the beautiful light pink liquid to be seen in all its glory. I actually think that the clear bottle with no strange bumps or lines lets the feminine colour be shown properly and looks really beautiful which I love.

The scent of the perfume is very light and summery, with its top note being lychee, base note of musk and heart note of Chinese Pink Peony. The scent is fairly strong which is great as you don’t have to apply too much and lasts for a good few hours before beginning to dull a little bit.

As the bottle is quite big, it’s not one that I would carry around with me in my handbag to reapply but given that the bottle feels like it’s made of fairly resistant glass, if I had a bigger handbag or less stuff to carry around, I would feel confident in carrying it around without it breaking or the lid coming off.

It is a perfume that I usually only use during the day due to its light feminine nature, however I think that the musk notes in the scent make it suitable for an evening out too so I definitely wouldn’t hesitate to use it for this kind of occasion.

It’s a perfume that I am incredibly happy to have received as a gift and I would definitely repurchase it once I eventually start running out!

Beauty | Trésor in Love by Lancome

I love perfume. It’s an addiction and I just can’t get enough of it – there’s no such thing as too many bottles of perfume! So, naturally, whenever my birthday or Christmas comes around, everyone who knows me well enough always gets me at least one bottle of perfume. Right now, I have 11 full-sized bottles and 6 miniature bottles and I feel like I could really do with some more …

Anyway, I recently received a new bottle of perfume as a gift for my birthday and I’ve fallen completely in love with it. It’s definitely a contender for my all-time favourite. And as you will have seen from the title of this blog post, it’s called Trésor in Love by Lancome.

I’ve never really bought anything from Lancome – not that I can remember anyway. To me, it always seemed like the kind of beauty store that my mum would shop in, but more recently I’ve noticed that they’re shifting their focus slightly to appeal to younger consumers, which is great. So I wouldn’t have chosen this perfume for myself, but that’s the best part of getting gifts, right?

The scent of this perfume is perfect for summer. It’s really light, fruity and floral, making it incredibly feminine. Lancome market it as youthful, modern and flirty and I can definitely agree with this – except from the flirty part … purely because I’m always left confused at how a perfume can be “flirty” or “sexy” and I hate how over-sexualised perfume adverts and marketing is. But that’s enough of that rant.

The final aspect of this perfume that I love is the bottle. The design is very simple, yet elegant and it comes with a cute little bow in the shape of a rose around the neck of the bottle. I do have the smallest bottle, at only 30ml but for me, this just makes the bottle cuter.

I’ve already used around one quarter of the bottle and I would definitely buy more of it. But for now, I think I’ll be reserving this for fancy restaurants and special occasions.

Stacey x