The Library of Fragrance are a company that specialises in creating a collection of scents based on the wonderful smells that are around us in our every day lives. They originally started with three initial scents – Dirt, Grass and Tomato however since then they have expanded their collection from scents like Peach and Daisy to Baby Powder and Play-doh. I first came across the company last year whilst searching for a new fragrance to try but only really fell in love with the company when I found out that all of their ingredients are 100% vegan and not tested on animals. Not only do they have a detailed FAQ page which is available on their website but they have a lovely social media team dedicated to helping any customer queries about their products or services. In the hope that I don’t run out of my beloved Limited Edition Snow Fairy Perfume by Lush, I thought I would take a look at the stand in Boots and pick one to try out.
I really like the simple but effective packaging. Although they are made out of sturdy glass, I’ve surprisingly had no problems with leaks or breakage even if I throw them in my bag with everything but the kitchen sink. The elegant design looks lovely displayed on your dresser which is an added bonus. Currently, Boots have a deal where it’s buy 2 for £25 so I decided to pick up Pistachio Ice Cream and Sunshine. Both of the scents smell completely unique to anything I’ve ever tried before. The idea of having singular scents is so that they are perfect for layering and mixing others with them. In a way, it’s like creating your own signature perfume which is lovely to have that option or you can just wear them on their own.
Pistachio Ice Cream is like almond cake in a bottle. Described by The Library of Fragrance as “slightly nutty, slightly sweet, cool and creamy” – it has become one of my favourite perfumes to spritz on in the mornings. I’ve actually had strangers come up to me and ask what perfume I’m wearing because it’s that unusual. One of my favourite things about The Library of Fragrance website is that they suggest other scents that would compliment that particular scent as well which leads me on to my next scent, Sunshine.
Sunshine is much more subtle compared to Pistachio Ice Cream which is why I quite like wearing it during the day. It reminds me of when your applying suntan lotion at your local beach on a summer’s day. I enjoy the fact that it’s not too overpowering and can understand why it would be great to layer this particular fragrance up with others from the collection. I found that the fragrances wear well throughout the day however using #Musk7, an ingredient used as a foundation in many designer perfumes, with them makes them last much longer. As a singular scent they last anything between 2 to 6 hours on the skin so I’ve found that I do need to reapply if I’m going out in the evening.
Have you tried any of the Library of Fragrance scents? What’s your favourite? Let me know in the comments.
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