Introducing The Perfume Edit, Budget Scents From The Perfume Shop
You can dismiss the world of beauty as something frivolous and unnecessary, but you can’t underestimate the power and connection a great perfume can deliver. Perfume is an art, not a science, so it’s open to our own experiences and interpretations; it’s hard to pinpoint exactly what we’re experiencing, so we describe a moment or memory – it’s how the scent made us feel that’s important, and what can ensure a connection with our chosen fragrances is long-lasting.
Fragrance, for me, has always been something I thoroughly enjoy and change up as frequently as I change my earrings; it’s just another accessory within my repertoire, allowing me to convey exactly who I want to be that day by spritzing on something that will complete my look. But over the years I’ve become a bit of a perfume snob, preferring the unusual combinations and strength of notes that often come with a more premium price point (that’s what working within the beauty industry for nearly fifteen years will do to you!) My most reached for scents include Jo Malone, Shay & Blue and Ormonde Jayne (amongst some guilty pleasures) but as the industry progresses I’m fast learning that you don’t have to spend a fortune to get a great perfume.
A decade ago twenty quid would have probably only stretched as far as a celebrity perfume, giving you a strong whiff of caramel scents wrapped up in a cheap pink bottle (no shade if you’re a Britney fan though – apparently her range is still one of the best selling!) but now you really can make that stretch further. The Perfume Shop have recently released a trio of own branded scents for the first time, under the name The Perfume Edit, bringing an elegant selection of timeless scents that I know you’ll fall in love with – all for the reasonable price of £19.99 each.
Peppered Earth* is a rich earthy scent that’s surprisingly fresh and unisex in its appeal. Radiant pink peppercorn mixes beautifully with intense cassis, while sweet jasmine and rose offer effortless balance. An amazing buy if you love your scents on the masculine side, or want to layer up with something more citrus or floral, this lingers throughout the day to compete with the most expensive the high street has to offer.
Amber Glow* is the epitome of warmth, combining notes of clove, cinnamon and tobacco with fresh citrus, vanilla and musk. I didn’t think this would be my cup of tea, but it’s actually my favourite of the three and smells incredibly luxe; wearing it makes me feel like I’ve spritzed on something unique and expensive, and only I’ll know how affordable it really was!
Citrus Fresco* is not your usual citrusy scent, combing crisp lemon with geranium, rosemary, patchouli and lavender. The earthy and floral notes balance out the sweet zinginess of the lemon, providing an unexpected result that’s also totally unisex; it reminds me of Cool Water or Lime, Basil and Mandarin in its effortlessness.
I was almost taken aback at how beautiful, unexpected and long-lasting each of these fragrances from The Perfume Edit were, offering a luxe experience without the price tag. Not only do they look the part, with the clean and simple glass bottles, but all three are cruelty-free, suitable for vegans and have 100% recyclable packaging too. What’s not to love?
The proof is in the pudding that you no longer have to spend a fortune to get a great fragrance – and I for one home The Perfume Shop continue to add to this surprisingly great collection.
Tell me… Are you a perfume snob or do you love a fragrance bargain? Would you give one of The Perfume Edit scents a go?
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