Gone are the days when natural beauty products were boring, had no real luxury feel about them and smelt quite funky. Those days are long gone and opting for natural, clean ingredients instead of chemical is no longer a compromise. As part of my job I obviously test out a lot of brands whether they are natural or not and for me I really don't mind because if it works well and my skin loves it, I'm all in. 

But just like our eating habits, today we all want choice; vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free, meat free and so on .... the good thing is that options are there and it is the same with skincare. You may be sensitive to certain ingredients or you may just want to live cleaner or you may just simply fall in love with a product regardless! Whatever the reason, we are very lucky to have to it all at our fingertips.

If you like your beauty products to be free from synthetic ingredients, additives, toxins and all nasties and seek a more natural feel then you'll surely love the products within this post.  Plus, if you are looking for the ultimate Mothers Day Gift that will well and truly spoil the mother in question, I have it right here. 

Mintd Box, Clean Beauty Edit
The wonderful team at Mintd Box have put together this months March box entitled, Clean Beauty EditThis theme is all about matching what goodness you consume on the inside, to the outside too. All products here are transparent with no hidden ingredients and everything inside listed for you to see

Mintd Box, Clean Beauty Edit
Mintd Box, Clean Beauty Edit
In case you are new to Mintd Box, then as always here is a quick recap about what the Mintd Team do and create behind the scenes ... 

"When you subscribe to Mintd Box, either every month or every other month, you will only ever receive FULL sized or DELUXE sized high end, a-list, beauty products that are themed for that month which shall save you a small fortune. No Samples, no let downs, just the latest must haves in beauty. You can in fact click 'Mintd Boxes in the Categories section' in the header bar (top of page!) where you can see all the previous months boxes and their contents. It mainly features skincare as opposed to make-up but all is only ever 'high end and full size'. It isn't cheap but the products are premium and the savings are huge".

The March 'Clean Beauty Edit' themed box contains 4xFull & 1xDeluxe sized products all exclusive to Mintd Box Subscribers and stocked in high end beauty stores such as Space NK, Harvey Nicols and Net A Porter.

Mintd Box, Clean Beauty Edit
The 'CLEAN BEAUTY EDIT' Luxury Contents:-
1. Votary London Rose Geranium and Apricot Cleansing Oil (Full Size £45)
2. Oilixia Amazonian Cacay Facial Oil (Full Size £43)
3. Dafna Eye Care (Full Size £50)
4. ILA SPA Body Balm Scrub (Super Deluxe Size £15)

BONUS! 
Receive a FREE Omorovicza Elemental Emulsion worth £85 when you sign up to 3, 6 or 12 month plans - (review here!).

The contents of this box have a combined value of over £153/€174 for which you only pay £70/€80 per month or bi-monthly giving you an enormous £83/€95 saving as opposed to buying all products individually. This is exactly why Mintd Box are unbeatable. They bring you the very best in high end beauty straight to your door month after month in the most cost effective way. 

Mintd Box, Clean Beauty Edit
It is all about promoting beautiful skin with wholesome ingredients. So let's celebrate being 'au natural' .... 

Mintd Box, Clean Beauty Edit
Sidenote: As soon as I saw that Votary London Cleansing Oil was included in this months box, I knew it would be an instant hit as this has been on my wish list for some time now having fallen head over heels in love with their facial oils ..... so this was the item I tried out first! 

Mintd Box, Clean Beauty Edit, Votary London Cleansing Oil
Mintd Box, Clean Beauty Edit, Votary London Cleansing Oil
1. Votary Rose Geranium and Apricot Cleansing Oil, 100ml (Full Size £45) (buy here!)
Votary London creates the most luxurious premium plant oils that deliver amazing anti-aging benefits without sitting on top of the skin like a lot of mineral oils can. This Cleansing Oil is cult to the brand and is made from 100% natural apricot and jojoba oils suitable for all skin types with a stunning rose geranium and chamomile fragrance. It comes with a wash cloth and breaks down make-up, removes sunscreens and cleanses the skin with little effort, and all without stripping the skin of hydration. 

This has 100% lived up to the hype and was even better than I knew it would be. The scent is the first thing to grab you which is heaven! This alone has a lovely calming effect which makes it an ideal 'evening' cleanser. I love oil cleansers and this is very different to others I have by the fact that it doesn't turn into a milk when you add water and instead stays as an oil which is why it has been designed to be used with the face cloth included so you get the maximum benefit that this oil has to offer your skin. It left my skin feeling soft, smooth and perfectly cleansed without any tight feeling. This really does look after your skin and will be an oil that I would most certainly re-purchase. In fact, the Votary Jasmine and Rose Facial Oil has become essential to my skincare routine now thanks to a previous Mintd box introduction. This brand is proof that clean beauty is anything but boring, in fact it's the ultimate in luxury cleansing! I know Votary is a more expensive range but for the amount of time the products last, it really is great value for money and in that respect makes them affordable. If you haven't tried Votary and love your oils, I suggest you get ordering right away because I guarantee you'll never look back. 

Mintd Box, Clean Beauty Edit, Oilixia Facial Oil
2. Oilixia Amazonian Cacay Facial Oil, 30ml (Full Size £48) (buy here!)
This gorgeous Facial Oil was inspired by the natural wonders of the Amazon Rainforest and features Cacay oil from Columbia which has 3x more retinol than Rosehip oil and more Vitamin E and F than Argan Oil, making this some potion! The Cacay oil is blended with Acai, Amazonian Lily to detox, Brazil nut to nourish and Buriti to promote skin cell renewal.

Oilixia are such a unique clean brand as their Gummy Cleanser is just amazing and unlike anything else out there (here). The gorgeous scent of this oil is nice and subtle and not too overpowering. Having used this a few times now I was pleasantly surprised at how lightweight this oil was as it really absorbed into my skin well, with no heavy feel so if you hate facial oils feeling greasy then this is the one for you! It leaves the skin more matte than shiny yet it feels soft and smooth without any residue whatsoever. For this reason, it is perfect to add into your make-up should you want to use it as a base or add in a few drops of oil into your foundation for a more dewy look, whilst treating your skin at the same time. I feel the more I use this oil, the more I shall see visible results so I shall strive to keep you posted on that, but this is a facial oil for glow, glow glow!

Mintd Box, Clean Beauty Edit, Dafna Eye Care
3. Dafna Beyond Skin Deep Eye Care, 20ml (Full Size £50) (buy here!)
Dafna, aka the woman behind the brand, lives and works in Madrid and has always had a passion for going natural, being an aromatherpist, naturopathist and cosmetics formulator and has held courses and workshops in London, Tel Aviv and Madrid. For the brand, each of their products is a feeling, a wellness and experience; an ethos that I love. All products in this line do not contain parabens, mineral oils, paraffin, Vaseline, petrolatum, silicones, SLG and other artificial ingredients. NO ingredients derived from animals, allergens, dyes, synthetic preservatives or synthetic fragrances.

Having tried many skin care brands in my time, there are still many more that I am still yet to try of course and I get asked about eye products the most so trying to think of a great natural alternative really gets me stumped so I am so thrilled to be able to add a new recommendation to the list. This eye treatment is a gel-like serum packed with pure oils, Hyaluronic acid and Tense'Up TM pioneer biotechnology. It is enriched with Rosehip Oil and Calendula oil which is what makes it smell so nice and helps to reduce the look of fine lines and and puffiness. I will say, I was not expecting this to be as good as it is! It feels like a dream on the eyes and is the perfect 'evening comfort' and the perfect morning 'wake me up' all rolled into one bottle. It works so well to hydrate and comfort your eyes any time needed. I am thoroughly loving using this in my daily routine and shall keep you all up to date on the long term effects the more I use it. If you are looking for a lightweight product that shall help with hydration, first signs of ageing, fine lines, puffiness and is nasty free...  then this is a perfect one to opt for. 

Mintd Box, Clean Beauty Edit, Ila Spa
Mintd Box, Clean Beauty Edit, Ila Spa
4. ILA SPA Body Balm Scrub (Super Deluxe Size £15)
ILA SPA have created an ultimate in luxury body scrubs. The salt scrub uses; Himalayan Salt crystals and oils to exfoliate, Argan oil in balm form which rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants, Rose Geranium which balances the mind and body, Rose Otto to nourish, Sandalwood & Patchouli to balance the mind and Jasmine & Rose to restore the nervous system. Who said that natural wasn't powerful?! That is some mighty blend right there. 

This is such a cute size that is very portable should you want to travel with one yet it shall still have your mind and body feeling amazing. This scrub leaves behind a gentle layer of oil that has you feeling hydrated and protected. The scent shall have all your senses feeling all happy as it is out of this world to breathe in. However dry your skin is or sensitive even, this shall contribute to helping to cure those issues as well as eczema and psoriasis. When I read that it also contributes to helping hormonal balances too I was sold (lol!) This is that type of product that you would not necessarily buy for yourself so this is a great little added gift and trial size to make you feel extra special. I also highly recommend their body balm  as that is simply a dream in a jar! (here).

Mintd Box, Clean Beauty Edit
This is your ready made 'clean' skincare routine set up right here. You could definitely use all three skincare items together in a simple everyday routine and see the results of a 'free from' regime - inside and out. I have to say the selection this month has really opened my own eyes to how natural brands really are incredible today and how far the clean beauty market has come. It will of course work differently for each and every one of us depending on what issues we have to work on but these products shall work to take great care of your skin without adding any nasties into your body. 

Once again, I truly have loved everything inside this month's box especially a few stars  being the Votary London Cleansing Oil as like I said, it was just as lovely as I knew it would be and the beautiful Dafna Eye Cream being such a welcomed discovery and even better to see natural brands making such high end skincare that give visible results. 

Like I said at the start, way not gift it should you know someone who would love this? (Mothers Day!) 

Mintd Box, Clean Beauty Edit
RECAP! This box is worth over £153/€174  for which you only pay £70/€80 per month or bi-monthly giving you a massive £83/€95 saving!! (+ you get a FREE Omorovicza Elemental Emulsion if you sign up to a 3, 6 or 12 month plan and a FREE Omorovicza Lip Balm when you spend over £100 in the Gift store!).

🌎Sign up to Mintd Box here and get free delivery in the UK but don't forget! - Mintd ships to UK, US, W Europe, North America and AustraliaFree Delivery For The UK for 3, 6 or 12 month plans.


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Let me know your thoughts and loves ... 






If you are fed up of being surrounded by what has best become the "Hallmark Holiday" then forget the gimmicks and show yourself some love instead. 

Those wonderful lovelies at Mintd Box make us feel loved month after month with their curations and who doesn't love a good pamper session to make them feel good? Love Struck is the theme to this February Edition Mintd Box and they have gone the extra mile to put together what could be 'the ultimate romantic night in' whether that is you alone, with a loved one or with your besties ... which ever way, you are bound to love it.

February Mintd Box, Love Struck
In case you are new to Mintd Box, then as always here is a quick recap about what the Mintd Team do and create behind the scenes ... 

"When you subscribe to Mintd Box, either every month or every other month, you will only ever receive FULL sized or DELUXE sized high end, a-list, beauty products that are themed for that month which shall save you a small fortune. No Samples, no let downs, just the latest must haves in beauty. You can in fact click 'Mintd Boxes in the Categories section' in the header bar (top of page!) where you can see all the previous months boxes and their contents. It mainly features skincare as opposed to make-up but all is only ever 'high end and full size'. It isn't cheap but the products are premium and the savings are huge".

The February 'Love Struck' themed box contains 5 Full/Deluxe sized products all exclusive to Mintd Box Subscribers and stocked in high end beauty stores such as Space NK, Harvey Nicols and Net A Porter.

February Mintd Box, Love Struck
Can we just take a moment to look at the outer packaging this month ..... I mean, if this doesn't make you feel like you have a secret admirer, I don't know what will! It is all in those little details. 
February Mintd Box, Love Struck
February Mintd Box, Love Struck
February Mintd Box, Love Struck
The 'LOVE STRUCK' Luxury Contents:-
1. African Botanics Rose Treatment Essence (Super Deluxe Size £45)
2. Aromatherapy Associates Renewing Rose Hydrating Body Gel (Full Size £37)
3. NEOM Organics Complete Bliss Candle (Super Deluxe Size £16)
4. Magicstripes Lifting Collagen Masks (Full Size £39)
5. ILA SPA Body Balm (Super Deluxe Size £16)

BONUS! 
Receive a FREE Omorovicza Elemental Emulsion worth £85 when you sign up to 3, 6 or 12 month plans - (review here!).

The contents of this box have a combined value of over £153/€174 for which you only pay £70/€80 per month or bi-monthly giving you an enormous £83/€95 saving as opposed to buying all products individually. This is exactly why Mintd Box are unbeatable. They bring you the very best in high end beauty straight to your door month after month in the most cost effective way. 

February Mintd Box, Love Struck
With the theme being all about Self-Love and Care which I think is ideal as I believe that we all need to think more about ourselves in today's busy world, this box is basically your romantic night in for one with a rose inspired theme. The contents shall all work to lift tensions, plump and hydrate your skin from head to toe and just help to make you feel special; because you are. 

So here are my full reviews of what awaits you ... 

February Mintd Box, Love Struck, African Botanics
1. AFRICAN BOTANICS Rose Treatment Essence, 15ml (Super Deluxe Size £45) (buy here!)
This is a stunning Rose Treatment Essence Gel that melts upon application to the skin and changes into a toner liquid consistency. The lightweight Gel is infused with pure Rose Flower Water, a CO2 extract of Rosa Centefolia to help your skin retain moisture as well as being brightening and helping to even out any redness or inflammation. It will also work to detoxify, tighten pores and hydrate the skin; doing the work of a toner .... and more. 

I knew I would love this product by the name alone as I love toners and essences such as this as they go that extra mile for your skin. I never not tone my skin and have a few favourites that I swear by yet essences are a little more rare. The gorgeous light gel texture transforms into this cooling water which just makes your skin instantly feel hydrated, soothed and very refreshed. The soft rose scent is the icing on the cake as all those things combined, make this one stunning and highly luxurious skincare step that shall only do good for your skin. I am imagining using this in the summer month's when the coolness and hydration of the gel will feel even more amazing. I love this product, which is just typical seeing as the full size retails for a very costly £140, but I would be tempted to invest having now tried it so I shall make the most of this incredible deluxe size which should last a good amount of time seeing as one pump is all that is needed. Toning the skin is such an important step to a skincare routine and this makes the task in hand so easy and fuss free as no cotton pads are needed! The best way to get your hands on this gem without breaking the bank too much is in this months box for sure as I feel this size is a rarity. 

February Mintd Box, Love Struck, Aromatherapy Associates Rose Body Gel
2. AROMATHERAPY ASSOCIATES Rose Hydrating Body Gel, 200ml (Full Size £37) (buy here!)
A highly luxurious body gel that is designed to offer hydration and comfort with its luxurious cooling gel texture. Using an array of A-List ingredients such as Rose, Geranium, Evening Promise and Jojoba essential oils this shall surely spoil your skin like nothing else. This is also safe for pregnant and breast feeding women.

So my orders are ... light your NEOM Candle, run an Aromatherapy Associates Oil Bath (with a glass of fizz/vino) and once you are out, apply this Body Gel and you have yourself the perfect 'switch off from the world' evening. Let me be clear; this is no ordinary body gel, this is a ritual in a tube. You will in fact be able to smell it through the packaging because the essential oils used are so pure which is why Aromatherapy Associates are my favourite aromatherapy brand ever. I have spoken about my love for them many a time here so I won't bore you further but just know that they really are the best of the best when it comes to aromatherapy body products. This lightweight, hydrating gel leaves your skin not only feeling smooth, hydrated and looking amazing but the scent shall last on your skin too. In fact your whole bathroom shall smell of it like mine does! This is that type of product that you only tend to buy as a gift for a friend and never just for yourself, so it's the perfect addition in this Self Love array of goodies from Mintd. 

February Mintd Box, Love Struck, NEOM Organics Candle
3. NEOM ORGANICS Complete Bliss Candle (Super Deluxe Size £16) (buy here!)
A highly luxurious, hand poured, 100% natural vegetable wax 'Scent to Relax and Calm' candle has been specially formulated with natural fragrance which not only smells incredible but has a proven effect to calm your mind and body. It uses a blend of 17 pure essential oils including Moroccan Blush Rose, Lime and Black Pepper which are notes you can smell straight out the box. In fact this candle won the Harpers Bazaar 'Best Candle for Relaxation' award 2018. 

If you read my reviews and blog often then you may already know that I am a huge fan of NEOM and bought their candles long before receiving them via Mintd Box. I had the Happiness candles burning at my wedding so this a brand that I shall always have a soft spot for. All I can say without gushing my heart our here is that if you have never tried them, please do or even better still, just grab this months Mintd Box! This one really does 100% relax your mind and body and who doesn't needs that? 

February Mintd Box, Love Struck, Magic Stripes Lifting Collagen Masks
4. MAGICSTRIPES Lifting Collagen Masks, x5 Masks (Full Size £39) (buy here!)
These are Lifting Collagen Masks that claim to work like a face liftwithout surgery. Each sheet mask is soaked with a cocktail of Collagen, Caffeine, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Macadamia nut Oil and Water to visibly lift, firm and tighten the skin on the lower face

How it Works  ... in the words of MagicStripes
Weakening elasticity of the skin causes wrinkles and tired-looking facial features and the lower half of the face is a particular problem area. The mask strengthens the skin in the lower half of the face and helps to lift and tighten this area, visibly defining and beautifying the facial contours. In addition to this effective blend of ingredients, the tensile force of the mask acts as a massage for the face and stimulates blood circulation. Similar to the effect of a facial massage, which with regular use also leads to lifting and tightening of the face.

February Mintd Box, Love Struck, Magic Stripes Lifting Collagen Masks
Huge claims don't you think? Well that is what I thought and being honest I thought to myself "this is surely a gimmick" even though I love the brand but to compare a mask to a face lift is major. So like everything I review, on it went! You basically attach the mask from ear to ear and it sits across your chin area ... as in the pictures above. Then wait for 40-60 minutes, so not  a mask to do in a hurry.

I even posted to my IG stories as I put the mask to the test to which I received a huge amount of DM's (albeit many friends laughing lol) but all intrigued to know the outcome. I sat for 1 hour with the mask on and it was not the most comfortable of mask to wear I have to say as it was very tight; so much it pulled on my ears but after a while you kind of get used to it; it did stick to my skin really well and never felt like it was coming away which is what you need to feel. It felt very cold and tingly and almost itchy which you would imagine would be the case considering all the work it is doing so I wasn't too alarmed. It felt cold the whole time it was on which was actually quite nice. 
February Mintd Box, Love Struck, Magic Stripes Lifting Collagen Masks
The Verdict
Can you believe it actually ..... WORKED.
I always find that with products that promise to deliver 'magic', have you questioning what you can see in the final result. This is why I asked my husband as he always gives an honest reply (annoyingly) because when I removed it I really did think my chin looked more of a V-Shape and very defined ... but I wasn't sure. Was I just lured into the sell?? It was only when my hubby said "OMG it's worked" that I knew. My jaw was very defined, almost like those jaw filler images all across IG and I was shocked. I'm not sure if it was the pressure of the mask or the ingredients within it but without a doubt, it worked and the changes were very visible. Now I don't know how 'long term' this result is because the instructions state that you use these masks 3/4 times per week and at £39 for 5, that is pretty expensive to keep up should the results need permanent application - but for a special occasion per say, these really made a visible change to my face that was visible the next day too. Obviously being in my late 30s this may not be the case for all, but for my face, they really did work and I am really did not expect them to make a visible difference as they did.  I am still a tad shocked that they did, so I can't wait to use the rest of the box now! (Sorry I have no pics but next time I use it I shall post some up). Let me know if you have used them ever as I would love to compare thoughts.

February Mintd Box, Love Struck, ILA Spa
5. ILA SPA Body Balm For Feeding Skin & Senses (Super Deluxe Size £16) (buy here!)
This unique beauty gem is a unisex Body Balm with a rich, waxy, set butter like texture and contains highly luxuriously ingredients that make this a 'magic' balm. It contains Omega 3,6 & 9 which acts as an anti-inflammatory, Rose Geranium which helps to balance your mind and body (once again) and essential Fatty Acids and Anti-oxidants to restore skin suppleness. All in all this should have a positive effect on your senses as well as conditioning your body. what more could you want in a body balm really?

Thanks to Mintd Box I have used this before and I am hooked. This body balm is absolutely beautiful and I am so thankful to have another jar back in my life! You shall fall in love with this as soon as you smell it let me tell you as the Rose Geranium is so enticing and once you apply it to your body you shall smell and feel amazing all day long .. that is when you become in it for the long haul, trust me here. The balm seems hard in the pot just like set butter but as soon as you warm it up in your palms it transforms into a soothing balm, making dry skin feel instantly nourished, comforted and relieved. With more intense skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, scar tissue and severe dryness this shall work wonders. Sadly it isn't cheap but do know that it is 100% worth the buy. You can alternate between this and the Aromatherapy Associates Gel depending on your skin needs. 


February Mintd Box, Love Struck
All products have been stars for me this month but I have to give my main star to the MagicStripes Lifting Collagen Masks as I really wasn't expecting the results that occurred. It is so exciting to find products that shock which is why I love doing what I do and bringing you all my honest feedback. 

They do say that 'Love is all you Need' and this Mintd Box is a box you definitely need in your life! 💕 
February Mintd Box, Love Struck
Just to recap, this box is worth over  £153/€174  for which you only pay £70/€80 per month or bi-monthly giving you a massive £83/€95 saving!! (+ you get a FREE Omorovicza Elemental Emulsion if you sign up to a 3, 6 or 12 month plan!).

🌎Sign up to Mintd Box here and get free delivery in the UK but don't forget! - Mintd ships to UK, US, W Europe, North America and AustraliaFree Delivery For The UK for 3, 6 or 12 month plans.


What product has you a bit heart-eyed? 💕
Happy Valentines Day all - lots of love 










February is a month that focuses hugely on Valentines Day, so we are surrounded with flowers, chocolates, perfume, champagne and so on ... yet I for one believe that every day should be a day to show that you love someone which doesn't always mean with material items either; but let's not deny that getting spoilt is always welcomed. You can't beat some good old fashioned romance and speaking of which, did you know that Queen Victoria and Prince Albert made perfumes for each other as a symbol of their love for another? It is this romantic tale which led me to fall in love with one of the most luxurious fragrance brands in the world who are responsible for those royal scents in question. I am currently obsessed with The Crown (on Netflix) so I just had to share this one in a post! 

One of the hardest blogging tasks is describing fragrance; getting your excitement and love across in writing isn't easy because for me a fragrance is a memory, a feeling, a way of life and it just becomes you. Anyone that wears fragrance has their own signature, the scent we want people around us to recognise us by. It is no secret that I am a huge fine fragrance fan and I look for scents that are unique and no one else has. there is nothing more satisfying than being complimented on your scent, it's just a feel good factor! 

In this huge industry there is premium and there is premium. I'm now talking about a brand that is classed as the 'most expensive in the world'; so what does expensive really smell like? Just think what Chanel is to the handbag world and Dom Pérignon is to the Champagne World, Clive Christian is that to the Perfumery world. A fragrance fit for Royalty ... quite literally.

Clive Christian Perfume
This is in fact a brand whose background revolves around LOVE as each scent offers up one masculine and one feminine take on that same fragrance to simply compliment each other.

ABOUT THE BRAND 
Clive Christian was established in 1999, England and is the world's leading independent perfume house with all perfumes containing between 20-25% pure perfumeThe brand’s predecessorthe Crown Perfumery Company established in 1872, is the only house ever to have been granted permission to use Queen Victoria’s crown on its bottles; an image that defines every bottle of Clive Christian perfume to this day. This British perfume house has designed many sought after fragrances and their famous  'No1' scent was in fact considered to be the most expensive perfume in the world back in 2001 and 2006. It sells for a whopping $2,150/€1894 per ounce and is still top of that list today. 


Clive Christian Perfume
The first time I discovered the brand Clive Christian was in my favourite perfumery store in Cannes called Taizo Perfumery and as you can readily imagine they have so many luxury brands that are truly unique and very extra. I remember inhaling every scent in the store though it was in fact my husband that fell in love with a Clive Christian perfume. However, I now feel like Valentines Day has come early and I have a (not-so) secret admirer as I was very kindly sent over this incredible Travel set by Clive Christian themselves to showcase just how special they are.

Clive Christian Perfume
Clive Christian Perfume
Clive Christian Perfume
THE LOVE STORY 🖤 LOVE IS IN THE 'HEIR' 
This brings me on to explain why Clive Christian perfumes have 'pairings'. In ode to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert who made perfumes for each other as a symbol of their love for one another, many of the brands scents are created in matching pairs so that they offer a complimentary interpretation for him and her; yet still being the same perfume. Hence you have the 'Feminine' side and the 'Masculine' side but you can of course choose to wear which ever side you prefer. The perfumes can also all be layered up in which ever way you like.

THE CROWN STOPPER
As you can see, each lid of every bottle is in fact a crown and as I mentioned above, back in 1872 the brands predecessor Crown Perfumery catered for high society in London and Queen Victoria was so impressed by the perfumes that she allowed an image of her crown to be used for the cap of the bottle. As Clive Christian took over, the crown stopper still applies and symbolises the brands British quality and excellence. He has stuck to the same values by cutting no corners unlike a lot of other brands today that do so to lower costs but with a brand like this, it shall forever be opulent and extravagantClive Christian was in fact made an OBE in 2012 for services to luxury goods as the design of the bottle takes as much work as its contents.


Clive Christian Perfume
TRAVEL SET ORIGINAL COLLECTION, Feminine £195 3x10ml (also available in Masculine) here!
This is a perfect starter set that allows you take your scent with you wherever you go and gives you a mix of intense feminine perfumes containing a miniature 1872, No1 and X. Each 10ml bottle has the same intensity and concentration (20%) as the 50/100ml sizes but allows you discover which scent you love more. Obviously all fragrances are parfum and not a toilette. 

• 1872 - Citrus Floral (30ml £135 - 50ml £225 - 100ml £350) here!
A floral, fruity citrus that combines clean crisp top notes with the intense bouquet of Rose de Mai, one of the rarest ingredients in nature. This is fresh, light and a perfect summer perfume that shall make you feel like you are sitting in the French Riviera. 

• No1 - Floral Oriental (30ml £295 - 50ml £450) here!
The most expensive of them all, with top notes of Mirabelle Plum, White Peach and Bergamot which slowly reveal Jasmine, Carnation and Rose. This one is a rich, elegant, sophisticated scent that has an old fashioned feel to it but with a modern intake. I feel 'enchanting' is an ideal word to use here and a great choice for evenings and winter months. 

• X - Chypre Floral (30ml £135 - 50ml £225 - 100ml £350) here!
Exotic Chypre and Egyptian Jasmine make this exotic alongside Bergamot, Mandarin, Rhubarb, Cashmere and Cedarwood. This is such a unique scent which really takes me back to scents worn in my younger years. It feels very chic, sexy, modern and ideal for day or night. This may just be my new favourite. 

Clive Christian Perfume
Clive Christian Perfume
All three scents are beautiful and so very different from each other which is what makes this travel set a perfect idea should you want to get to know the brand. I personally tend to gravitate towards floral, oriental, powdery, spicy kind of notes in a fragrance so it's been a tough call choosing between X and No1, but I think that X feels more like me, hence it is surely my favourite.

Clive Christian Perfum

Clive Christian Perfume
A STUNNING, UNIQUE, WORTHY BRAND
Like Victora and Albert, I am in love. I feel some brands compromise on quality when it comes to making smaller sized sets but here you have a stunning black case which oozes luxury yet is still very lightweight and portable. The perfume bottles themselves are like my very own crown jewels being so luxurious and weighty and so beautiful to look at which makes them highly collectible. These 10ml bottles are the perfect size for any handbag (and look very at home in my Chanel) and definitely cause attention when you pull them out to use .... although I may save these ones for special occasions!

The perfume itself is very intense and being of a high concentration you don't need to use much which in turn means they will last on your skin all day and all night as I could in fact still smell it on my clothing the next day. Everything from the packaging, the design, the bottle .... is just exquisite. For me they are a symbol of British culture at its best and being British myself, I feel very honoured and special each time I wear them. 

Clive Christian Perfume
I love that Clive Christian make sample packs because this is a perfume that you need to wear on your skin before making your decision and the sample packs are just as luxurious as you can see from above where I have a few other scents to try out. 

The Travel Set is the ultimate unique gift for anyone - male or female - or an even better gift for yourself. 

Clive Christian Perfume
Obviously there is that luxury price tag due to the high concentration of these perfumes, but for those who are really into their fragrance (like me) and strive to find something unique and individual, will definitely find it within this family. Clive Christian Fragrances in my opinion are worth every single penny as they are so much more than just a scent as the story tells you.

Clive Christian Perfume
In addition to their classic collection, Clive Christian have a new line named Addictive Arts which uses pioneering perfume technology inspired by mood enhancing ingredients and the thrill and rush of hedonism. Not for the faint hearted as they retail for an impressive £525 (75ml) ... so I guess I need to go investigate.

Clive Christian fragrances are available to buy online here and are stocked in some of the worlds most luxurious stores including Harrods, Fortnum & Mason, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Net-a-Porter, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdales; also available across the USA, Europe, Australia, Russia and the Middle East.




A big thank the Clive Christian team for this wonderful opportunity to be able to tell you all about an incredible brand who have captured my heart entirely.

Have your ventured into the world of Clive Christian fragrances yet? 
Please do let me know your thoughts!





* Travel Set was Gifted from the brand for review.
* Not sponsored.





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