Ok, I know it’s not popular or fashionable, but I have to say, I adore Valentine’s day! From the glorious boxes of chocolates, to the luxurious bouquets of flowers dotted throughout the house, it’s a fun weekend to enjoy a little bit of luxury and pampering. To celebrate the weekend, I can’t think of a perfume better suited that E. Coudray’s Iris Rose Perfume.
Packaged in the most romantic of etched glass bottles, E. Coudray’s Iris Rose feels like it should be found on the dressing table of some terribly glamorous silent movie star. The fragrance itself is just as classic and opulent. A true rose fragrance, Iris Rose mixes top notes of Iris, Rose and Violet Leaves with heart notes of Rose, Iris Butter and Heliotrope. On the skin, the perfume smells richly floral, and I only need a couple of squirts to enjoy the almost powdery scent all day. It’s a truly special fragrance which I feel like I should enjoy on special evenings when I’m all done up! The base notes of Woods, Tonka Bean and Vanilla really round out the perfume, and give it an almost gourmand base.
E. Coudray’s Iris Rose is priced at £58.00 and is available here
So, this weekend is Valentines, which invariably means it’s time to treat yourself to some rather luxurious underwear.
Even if you don’t have that special someone, it’s probably time to update your underwear drawer. We’re a month and a half into the year, and it’s a good point to go get re-fitted and treat yourself a little! I’ve been absolutely lusting after basically all of Triumph’s new collection, as I love how the pieces are comfortable enough to wear all day yet pretty enough to feel incredibly special!
I’m absolutely obsessed with the colour palette in Triumph’s Spring Summer 16 collection. The mix of neutrals shades feels so chic and elegant to wear, and the attention to detail is spotless. From lace trims to tiny diamante finishes, Triumph’s underwear is the perfect mix of function and form.
The fabrics Triumph use are beautifully soft and comfortable, and I love the softly moulded cups, which gives the perfect amount of coverage and support, and keeps you looking perky!
Triumph’s Spring / Summer 2016 is available now, and you can find it here
Quintessentially is one of those brands which is basically a genie. No matter how extravagant your wish, they can grant it, so, when a holiday like Valentines comes up, you can imagine how beautiful their flowers are!
Packaged in the chicest of silver grey gift bags, Quintessentially Flowers can be delivered anywhere in the UK from their London headquarters, and despite being sent to me up in Edinburgh, mine arrived perfectly fresh and fragrant. They were the perfect way to brighten up a dull Friday!
A mix of some of my favourite blooms; roses and hydrangeas, along with a selection of other little beauties were arranged into a huge pom pom of flowers.It was such a fun and unusual way to see to display flowers, and once I got home, I popped them straight into a large crystal fishbowl vase which I’ve just been dying to use!
The bouquet is absolutely perfect for a Valentines treat! It makes me smile every time I look at them, and they’ve easy lasted five days since delivery, and they’re still going strong!
Thank you so much to Quintessentially Flowers. Bouquets start at £60.00 and are available here
As a rule, when it comes to gift giving, I love to treat people to little goodies they normally wouldn’t buy for themselves. So, in the spirit of Valentines Day, I found a rather awesome little gem in the form of Blind Barber’s Facial Cleanser.
Hailing from New York, Blind Barber is a rather hip little store for men which mixes grooming and cocktails in a way which is rather enviable. They’ve now got locations in Brooklyn, NYC and even LA. To add to their empire, you can also treated loved ones to their skincare, and I was very kindly treated to a bottle of their Facial Cleanser. Formulated for dry to normal skin, to cleanses skin without stripping, if you’re man isn’t big on skincare, a shower with this in will convert him!
A bottle is priced at £15 and is available here
With Valentine’s Day hitting this weekend, I couldn’t wait to share this absolutely stunning bouquet of Valentine’s flowers which Appleyard London very kindly sent over.
The bouquet features baby pink sweet avalanche roses, white avalanche roses and lilac memory lane roses along with sprigs of silver eucalyptus.
The bouquet is available in three sizes, and I opted for the large. It’s got to be my favourite bunch of flowers I think I’ve ever recieved!
Packaged in a sturdy gray box, my flowers were delivered to my by a courier, and came complete with card, arranged in water and with a sachet of plant food. Considering they had made the trek from London to Edinburgh, all the roses were perfectly fresh, and the scent of them was just sublime!
As you can see, I got a little snap happy with the flowers, but can you blame me? The mix of ivory, pink and lavender was just the prettiest you can imagine. I adore the mix, and it looked really stunning in a big crystal vase in my bedroom.
Appleyard London guarantee their flowers for at least seven days, and I have to say, my Belle Bouquet easily lasted for ten before looking a little droopy. Even then, I just edited the flowers down a little and downsized the vase for a few extra days of floral lovliness.
If you’ve fallen for the Belle Bouquet like I have (it’s seriously jaw-dropping) Appleyard London have been kind enough to give you an amazing 33% of any of their floral arrangements – just enter the discount code BLOG33. I absolutely adored my flowers, and I’m already deciding which ones to order next!
The Appleyard London Belle Bouquet is priced from £49.99 and is available here