Fragrances are such an amazing gift to receive, but I also think they can be one of the trickiest as they are so personal. They are often quite a pricey present idea too, but I was lucky enough to recently receive some Yardley London fragrance gift sets from Chemist.co.uk, that are not only super pretty but very well priced too, as in under £10.
Yardley London English Rose gift set*£6.49 (RRP £10)
The English Rose gift set contains an EDT and body spray, both in the English Rose scent. The EDT comes in a simple glass bottle, a design I love as I think it looks really elegant, while the body spray is in your standard body spray can with a pretty floral design on the front. Both products have some weight to them which helps make them feel more expensive than they are too.
As to the scent, I’m not the best at describing scents but it is a light, floral scent perfect for every day wearing. It smells very grown up if that makes sense, and you can really notice the rose top note. The fragrance also has a citrus top note which is what I think lightens the rose scent.
Yardley London Jade gift set*£9.99 (RRP £19.99)
The Jade gift set contains slightly different products to the rose set, an EDT, a luxury body wash and a moisturising body lotion in the Jade scent. The EDT comes similarly comes in a simple glass bottle, this time in a circular design that I think would look lovely displayed on your dressing table. Again, the perfume is weighty so it feels much more expensive than it is. The body wash and moisturising lotion are in your standard squeezy tubes and are well sized containing 75ml of product.
As to the Jade scent, this is completely different to anything I would usually go for and is very fruity with a little something extra, maybe woody, which tones the fruity-ness down. This was actually one Yardley’s first fragrances in the 1960’s and was designed to capture the spirit of the era. The top notes are peach, bergamot and galbanum.
I’m so glad I got to try these fragrances, I have been enjoying them both and I think that they would make great stocking fillers, which p.s. my next post is a gift guide all about those presents under £10.
Have you tried Yardley London fragrances or used Chemist.co.uk before? What’s your favourite fragrance?