Review: Diptyque Eau des Sens Sample

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It’s always very exciting when Diptyque launch a new perfume…introducing Eau des Sens. I am really lucky, working in beauty I do get to spritz myself with a different Diptyque perfume every day. I’ve been old by a few people that Do Son Eau De Toilette (tuberose, orange leaves and musk) really suits me, so I’m guessing that this new Eau Des Sens Sample (orange blossom, juniper, patchouli) will be a good choice.

So when I first sprayed this sample on I notice the bitter orange citrus which is fresh and punchy mixed with juniper berries to give it a kick! Then there’s a bit of a woodiness coming through, oh I’m liking it so far. After a few hours I really notice the patchouli coming into it’s own which then lingers on my skin for a good 6-8 hours…

I’m really enjoying the diversity of this magical scent, Diptyque just when I think you’ve done it all you go and surprise me! Go get your’s from Frederica and her fabulous team at Liberty Beauty Hall Diptyque Boutique next to the Chocolate shop (oh don’t get me started on the chocolates)

Secondblonde x

review: oribe bright blonde shampoo & conditioner for beautiful colour

Being a bottle blonde I like to keep my blonde hair looking bright and sparkly. I use a tonning shampoo and conditoner a couple of times per month to keep my colour looking it’s best. Oribe (pronounced or-bay) if you didn’t already know is a Session Stylist from Miami based in New York, he’s a pretty cool dude you should look him up, anyway on to the products…

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Oribe’s Bright Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner for Beautiful Colour do exactly what they say they will do. The packaging is their iconic bottles (designed by Versace) and the smell of these violet hue products are of course Oribe’s signature scent “Côte D’azur” which you can buy as a hair perfume aerosol or as an Eau De Parfum to wear on your skin.

This shampoo and conditioner has the same performance as their amazing Beautiful Colour range but with added violet pigments to cancel out yellow or brassy tones to blonde/grey or brunette hair restoring it to it’s most brilliant self. Of course it is free of sulphates, parabens, sodium chloride, gluten and animal testing.

After using theses my hair is instantly hydrated and sparkly bright blonde. I tend to use occasionaly however, you can use as your regular shampoo.conditioner as they contain clever technology that prevents pigmentation build up.

They are luxury hair products on the inside and out which reflect the price point starting from £39, in my opinion they are totally worth it and look stunning in your bathroom or on your dressing table. Just to add they are packaged in beautiful embossed cream boxes which look pretty but not really necessary. Oribe

What have you tried or fallen in love with from Oribe?

Lola by Marc Jacobs

My first bottle was passed to me in 2009 as a gift from a work colleague who’d created hair for NY shows for Marc Jacobs. This perfume was described as Daisy’s vampy older sister!

20130620-230105.jpgUnsure at first but after a few tries I fell for it’s rose, floral, sweet, fresh, vanilla, creamy musk.

20130620-230319.jpgIt opens with pink pepper, pear, ruby red grapefruit with a punch, then mellows to the heart of the scent with peony, rose, geranium, vanilla, creamy musk.

20130620-230654.jpgCreated by Calice Becker and Yann Vasnier and with Karlie Kloss as the face of, it was bound to be a winner.

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I’m on my forth bottle now so I guess it’s kinda become my signature scent by accident. It’s not to everyone’s taste neither is the design but I love the changes this perfume has as you wear it and think it looks quite pretty on my dressing table.

20130620-231404.jpgAnyone tried the more recent Oh Lola perfume?