Monday, 20 January 2014

The Fragrance Shop Discovery Club: 5th Edition.

Hey Everyone!

Today I'm back with another opening of The Fragrance Shop's Discovery Club Box.  If you missed my post on the 4th edition box, you can catch it here.  Today's box is the 5th edition special which contains 9 perfume samples and a book of £5 vouchers for each perfume at the Fragrance Shop.  The box, as it was last time, is a non contracted purchase and only costs £5.  The boxes are released quarterly and you aren't tied down with any subscriptions.  Although if you wanted, there is an option to join a years membership for £25, and part of the £25 is donated to the Ray's of Sunshine Children's Charity, so not only will you smell good, you can feel good too. You can read all about the Discovery Club here

The first perfume I picked up in the box was Jean Paul Gaultier's Classique.  One thing I must add about the full size JPG perfumes is - how gorgeous are the bottles?!  This particular perfume is very sweet rose and super springy in my opinion.  It also has quite a strong vanilla base.

Next in the box was Nina by Nina Ricci which is a perfume I always see advertised on T.V but have never actually smelt.  This one surprised me as it was a lot more citrusy than I thought with strong scents of lemon and lime.  But then it sweetens out to a slight apple-y scent and vanilla.  I really liked this one.

I also spied a favourite of mine, and a lot of people's I believe.  Gucci Guilty is the 'sexiest' woman's fragrance in the box in my opinion.  Although floral, it's a deep scent with rich amber scents and bursts of citrus.

Angel by Thierry Mugler is also featured in this box.  Angel is a floral scent with strong jasmine and vanilla scents.  It also has a hint of berry which is fairly similar to Philosophy's Falling In Love perfume.

Alien by Thierry Mugler also appeared in this edition.  With the name 'Alien' I never expected this perfume to be quite so romantic.  It's comforting and soft with again floral bases and jasmine hints. Again  this perfume would be perfect for spring and summer.  This is my favourite out of the two Thierry Mugler perfumes.

The last woman's fragrance included in the box is Givenchy's Very Irresistible. This perfume reminds me a lot of blossoms but yet still remains fresh and bright.

Moving onto mens fragrance, Boss Bottled by Hugo Boss was the first one I noticed.  I love the woman's version of this so I was really intrigued to see if I loved this one just as much and surprisingly (or unsurprisingly) I do.  It's a very warm fruited scent with cinnamon under notes.

There was also Hugo Man by Hugo boss included.  This one is a little more citrusy with a strong orange and grapefruit scent.

Finally, there was L'Eau D'Issey Pour Homme by Issey Miyake (what a mouthful).  This perfume has a strong sandalwood scent and is very warm.

I hope you all liked this post and I will speak to you all soon!



  1. I haven't seen this type of beauty box around before but what a fab idea! I always love a good perfume sample, the smaller tubes are always great to stash in your bag on a night out! x

  2. I have never heard of this before, it looks amazing!

  3. I've never heard of this before - it looks great!

    Belle //