“Perfume is magic. It’s mystery. We recreate the smell of a flower. Of wood. Of grass. We capture the essence of life. Liquefy it. We store memories. We make dreams....” - M.J. Rose
Perfume and fragrance can be a very powerful entity. A scent can bring back memories you had forgotten, help define moments and even enhance experiences. As you grow up and move through life, some fragrances stay with you, scents that you love and treasure even if you don’t necessarily wear them anymore. I’m a huge fragrance fan, and often purchase fabulous fine fragrance to enjoy and savour.
I was recently on the Notino website looking at their great offers they had on fragrance. Notino are an online beauty store that stock amazing luxury brands, as well as industry products that can be hard to find in usual high-street stores. Founded by Michal Zamec back in 2004, Notino has quickly established itself as a trusted online seller of cosmetic and beautycare products. In just over a decade Notino has expanded into 19 different countries, its workforce has grown to over 500 people, with each of its numerous customers worldwide receiving individual attention. So what makes Notino different to other online cosmetic and beauty care product retailers? Of course they offer big brands, but they also offer so much more, from all around the world. From the meadows of France and sunny Italy to mysterious, exotic Asia, they offer those hard to find products not usually stocked by other online retailers. So if you are looking for an online retailer that offers something different just like I was, then Notino is worth a visit.
Click here to check out the Notino site directly
As I browsed the website I stumbled upon a fragrance I hadn’t seen since I was at secondary school, and that’s now a good 12 years ago! I instantly could smell the sweet scent of peony and jasmine with pink pepper from the fragrance which was stuck in my memory. A scent I adored as a teen and wore every day, it made me feel confident and fabulous, plus the fact it was Gucci made the 14 year old me love it even more, the fragrance? Gucci Envy Me.
Gucci Envy Me has notes of musk, sandalwood, white tea and pink pepper all blended beautifully. The fragrance is designed for a young woman (though to me fragrance is unisex!). I used to wear it a lot at school but as I grew up and my tastes changed I stopped repeat purchasing and the fragrance soon seemed to disappear from stores. Notino sometimes stock hard to find products so they are certainly worth a look if you’re a fan of beauty and cosmetics, and I am so grateful and extremely happy I managed to find this fragrance again. When the parcel came I naturally opened it in excitement, the packaging was just as I remembered it, embossed in a pink Gucci monogram with a pearlescent white background. The bottle itself was tall and slender, but in a chucky tall rectangle shape which was also embossed in the Gucci Monogram print. I instantly had flashbacks of school, and the joy of wearing the fragrance, the fact all my friends used to want to wear it too, and how we all shared and discussed our fine fragrances we’d managed to get our parents to buy us. This is the power a fabulous fragrance, it’s not just perfume to make you smell a little fancy. It evokes emotion, memories and creates lasting impressions on you, so it’s worth investing in a fragrance you adore.
I spritzed the Gucci Envy me on my wrist and it smelt exactly how I remembered it, sweet and seductive, a young carefree fragrance that fitted with my young teenage years.
Gucci Envy Me at Notino.co.uk
Notino have a huge range of fragrances available and I must admit, I’ve created a rather large wish list! As I have said before, Notino stock a better range than most places, as they not only have designer and more exclusive brands such as Tom Form and Gucci, but they also stock hard to find fragrances. Next on my list to buy is Christian Dior Star. This is a fragrance I had never seen before on the high-street and is very hard to find since Dior cut production of it. As it’s a more rare sent to find, it’s a fragrance you certainly won’t smell on lots of other people, and therefore could be your unique signature scent!
Dior Star available at Notino.co.uk
“Perfume is the art that makes memory speak...” - Francis Kurkdjian
Shopping with Notino was super quick and easy and my parcel arrived safely & securely, and all the great product descriptions means it is easy to pick out a fragrance that you know you’ll love. Check out the Notino website (link at the top) and have a browse at some of my top fragrance’s currently available on the website, now remember, fragrance can be much more than just a scent, it can be a future memory... now happy shopping!