Thursday, 26 December 2013

What I got for Christmas 2013 | The Perfume Edition

Perfume seems to be a bit of a traditional gift for lots of women at Christmas time, I generally get at least one bottle every year and I can pretty much guarantee that I'll buy a bottle for at least one person. The 3 bottles I received this year were all new to me, I've never had them before which is a nice change because I usually get an old favourite. 

I actually got Paco Rabanne Black XS (£27.50) for my birthday but seeing as there's only 5 days difference I thought I'd include it in this because I didn't do a 'Birthday Haul' post. Launched in 2007 (a lot earlier than I thought!) Black XS is a soft floral kind of scent, with base notes of vanilla and patchouli, this is a great perfume for both day and night. My mother-in-law bought me this after I said I loved the sample I got in the Boots Beauty Advent Calendar.

After Louise from Sprinkle of Glitter mentioned this in her perfume collection some time ago, I've wanted to try Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy (£34.50), to be totally honest the bottle isn't something that attracted me, I think it looks quite cheap and tacky (but then, I guess that's Juicy Couture all over!). For me, it's a typical girly scent, fruity, floral and flirty... it smells exactly as you would imagine it to and I can't believe that I actually love it!

The final bottle I received this Christmas was Armani Code (£41.50), first of all I can't believe how expensive it is, I didn't expect it to be over £40 for the smallest bottle, I thought it would be around £30! I've always totally bypassed this as one to try, but it's actually so me!! It's quite an oriental kind of fragrance, sophisticated is one word to describe it I suppose. The bottle is also beautifully designed, definitely one for the dressing table!

I'm so pleased with the perfume I got this year, I also can't wait to hit the sales to see if I can get any bargain gift sets!

Did you get any perfume?


  1. I think that perfume is such a timeless gift and the Christmas gift sets that are available around this time of year are even better value for money. But when they get slashed to 1/2 price after Xmas, it's definitely time to stock up for the year ahead! ;-)

    Hope you had a lovely Christmas and all the best for 2014! :-)

    The Miss Beauty Saver Blog

  2. I absolutely love Black XS its one of my favourites :)
    Natalie xx

  3. I also got Armani Code this year and it's right up my street. I love musky fragrances like Gucci Guilty and Jimmy Choo so i'm already totally in love with it though. It reminds me of another perfume I used to own though, infact I think it's smells almost exact like Ghost Deep Night!

    Enjoy your new perfumes!


    1. Goodness, clearly too excited writing that comment, so many typos! LOL.


  4. You received gorgeous gifts, I am getting a fragrance in the sales - if I can decide! x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness


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