The sun is out and it feels like spring is in the air. Everything feels a little lighter and more relaxed. Time for a little treat to celebrate? Maybe a lovely new perfume? My favourite niche fragrances are expensive, so I was delighted to read the very positive write-up from top beauty blogger Jane Cunningham on the new Marks & Spencer range, and checked it out the next time I was in a store.
There are six eau de toilette fragrances that come in plain oblong bottles reminiscent of much more expensive Miller Harris and other niche fragrances, with simple, mainly black and white labels.
All are £12.50 for 100 ml, which means you can spritz to your heart’s content. Not that you need to – I chose Seasalt & Freesia, which also has a detectable note of green pear, and it’s surprisingly long-lasting for an eau de toilette, and a budget one at that.
My second favourite Mimosa & Bergamot is currently out of stock online, so obviously they’re proving popular. Both are light and fresh, and have so far been given 5 stars by all online reviewers.
The day after I bought mine a make-up artist commented how lovely I smelt and asked what I was wearing. Praise indeed from a beauty insider, I’d say!
For more suggestions of good sources of high street perfumes that get their inspiration from expensive niche fragrances, check out fashion blogger Disneyrollergirl.
And finally, for total clarity – this is not a sponsored post and the above are not affiliate links, it’s just something that’s too good not to share!