Friday, 15 February 2013

My History with Perfume....

When I was about 16 years old I was lucky enough to go to America on a family holiday, throughout the holiday we went to New York and I fell in love...

It's such a magical city with so much to see and do, you could never have TOO long in New York. But the best thing to do is SHOP, SHOP, SHOP!! As a typical 16 year old the way I looked and presented myself was very important to me, it's also when I discovered the world of perfume! Up until then I always used to wear 'Stitch', does anyone remember it? It was from Savers and only about £1, it was THE perfume to have at my Secondary School! Anyway, back to the world of perfume's I discovered in New York, I have always loved the high end beauty counters in shops like Debenhams, Selfridges and House of Fraser but with only a Sunday Job I certainly didn't have the money to ever buy anything from them! But the beauty counters in Macys and Bloomingdales just seems out of this world, I wanted to be part of the glamour. So with my hard earned holiday spending money I decided to get a new perfume.

At the time I thought it would be easy but oh how I was wrong! The breadth of perfumes across all of the high end brands is vast and once you've sprayed anymore than 4 on yourself you have no chance of remembering which was which! So I spent most of the time in New York searching, I settled on Chanel Chance and this has been my perfume ever since! Every Birthday and Christmas I would ask for it and was very lucky to receive it but the older I got the more I realised just quite how expensive it is! At about £65 a bottle I think it's very expensive and I certainly couldn't justify spending that on myself. So this Christmas I decided to break tradition and not ask for it, I wanted a change!

So, once again my hunt begins - a whole 6 years later! I visited the typical places, Boots, Superdrug, House of Fraser etc but didn't really find anything in my price range that stood out. I really didn't want to replace my Chanel Chance, as the story behind finding it was so magical to me! But I ran out and didn't have any perfume, so really needed to find a newer and cheaper perfume that still smelt lovely.

This is going to sound a bit random but I had to return a top to NEXT I got for Christmas that was too small, so I got the money put on a Returns Card. This led me to look at the perfume collection at NEXT and I was astonished at how wide the range was! I don't instantly link NEXT to perfume but I wish I had earlier, they have 15 different fragrances all at such reasonable prices.

Here's just some of the stylish range of fragrances...

I decided to go for Adore Eau De Toilette, which is £10 for 100ml. 'A glamorous and sophisticated fragrance with stunning florals and golden amber accords'. I liked its fresh, floral aroma and stylish bottle design. It's the perfect perfume for wearing everyday and I'm so glad I came across the perfume range at NEXT!

Have you bought a perfume from NEXT before?



  1. i've never tried a next perfume! their bottles look lovely though - much prettier then i would have expected! :)

    1. Yea I was really surprised! Very sophisticated :)

      Helen xx

  2. Love choice of perfumes.
    And such a great blog, maybe we could follow each other?


  3. Thank you :)

    Your blog is lovely - I've followed!

    Helen xx

  4. I used to work at Next and loved the perfumes, they're such good value for how lovely they smell!

    Sophs xx
    The Sopho Diaries

  5. I've been using the Paradise perfume for a while and love it :) Definitely a great price for lovely scents x


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