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My Autumn/Winter Fragrance Edit

My perfume collection has now outgrown the top of my cupboard and I've decided it would be a good idea to pack away my summer fragrances and make room for my autumn and winter favourites. This has left me with a more manageable number, twelve in fact, that I can display and choose from each day.… Continue reading My Autumn/Winter Fragrance Edit

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Mother’s Day Fragrance Picks

It's that time of year when we all think about our Mums. I'm lucky to have my daughter living with me and so it's not just on Mother's Day that she gets to show me how she feels about me. Anyway, you probably don't need to know about my domestic arrangements but as a Mum,… Continue reading Mother’s Day Fragrance Picks

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November’s Top 10 Posts on Strand On Beauty

I always find it really interesting to see how the things you like to read change over time and how somethings are just always popular. In reverse order as usual here are the top 10 things that you've been liking this month on Strand on Beauty. 10. Review – Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum This is one of… Continue reading November’s Top 10 Posts on Strand On Beauty

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Fragrance Reviews – Cartier La Panthere, Van Cleef & Arpels First Edition Or & (one for the boys) Jimmy Choo Man

It felt like Christmas had come early for me when these three beauties arrived this week. Having  new perfume and unwrapping and unboxing it is all part of the excitement for me and I relate this experience to special occasions such as birthday or Christmas or very occasionally a special treat for myself. Van Cleef… Continue reading Fragrance Reviews – Cartier La Panthere, Van Cleef & Arpels First Edition Or & (one for the boys) Jimmy Choo Man

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Sensational Scents from Escentual

From a casual e-mail exchange with someone at Escentual the other day I was very fortunate to be sent a bottle of Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Solution. More of that in a future post as I'm testing it at the moment but what was a real surprise was a whole selection of perfume samples that came… Continue reading Sensational Scents from Escentual