Bvlgari Omnia Paraiba Eau De Toilette

Hi there! Today’s post is about a fragrance – Bvlgari Omnia Paraiba Eau de Toilette. This fragrance is inspired by the paraiba tourmaline – a rare and precious gemstone. The fragrance notes are passionfruit and bitter orange (top note), passionflower (heart note) and cocoa bean (base note).

I’ve worn Omnia Paraiba on and off for a few weeks now, and I think it’s one of the worst fragrances I’ve ever used. It smells like a very basic passionfruit body spray – the stuff teenagers douse themselves in after PE (gym class). If I hadn’t known this is a Bvlgari fragrance, I would have guessed it’s the latest “So…” body spray for £2.99. Having said this, So…’s offerings are usually more sophisticated than Omnia Paraiba…

Based on my experience, I wouldn’t recommend Bvlgari Omnia Paraiba. However, if you’re interested, the fragrance is available as 25ml, 40ml and 65ml Eau de Toilette. I paid £24 for the 40ml bottle, but prices depend on where you shop. If you really are looking for a cheap passionfruit fragrance, I recommend Asda’s own brand passionfruit spray!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Jennifer Lopez Glow Eau De Toilette

Hi there! Today’s post is about Jennifer Lopez Glow Eau De Toilette.

I’ve had this fragrance in my stash for ages, and I’ve never even given it a try – until this summer.

Jennifer Lopez Glow contains orange blossom, neroli and grapefruit (top notes), tuberose, jasmine and rose (heart notes), as well as sandalwood, amber, musk, orris root and vanilla (base notes).

What does the fragrance smell like? It’s difficult to say! It smells soapy, powdery, a little musky and strangely clean. It leaves my clothes and scarves smelling like bubblegum. The fragrance is beautiful, and the “leftover” bubblegum scent is incredibly addictive.

I’m pretty sure I’ll finish my bottle of Glow over the next 4 weeks, and I can definitely see myself buying it again!

Jennifer Lopez Glow Eau De Toilette is available as 30, 50 and 100ml. Prices vary quite a bit – depending on where you shop.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Anna Sui Romantica Exotica Eau De Toilette

Hi there! Today’s post is about one of the fragrances I’m using at the moment – Anna Sui Romantica Exotica Eau De Toilette.

This fragrance contains the following notes: fresh citrus and blackcurrant (top notes), jasmine sambac, salty notes, lotus flower and orange blossom (heart notes), and tropical gardenia, cottonwood and hinokiwood (base notes).

I think Romantica Exotica is a cute fragrance. It smells of citrus and floral notes (orange flower and gardenia are noticeable) with a hint of sandalwood and banana. Yes, I know there’s no sandalwood or banana in this fragrance, but… go have a sniff yourself!

My husband actually says that this fragrance smells like Light Blue with banana – and I somewhat agree. But I do think that Romantica Exotica is warmer and sunnier than Light Blue. If Light Blue smells light blue, Romantica Exotica smells like a sunny yellow version of it. ☀️

All in all, I like this fragrance a lot. I bought it because of the cute packaging, and I didn’t really know what to expect. So you can imagine how happy I was when the fragrance turned out to be such a little gem! And now I’m even considering buying the big 75ml bottle!

Anna Sui Romantica Exotica Eau De Toilette is available as 30ml, 50ml and 75ml Eau de Toilette. I paid £10.99 for the 30ml bottle.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Ted Baker London Body Wash, Body Spray, Bubble Bath & Body Soufflé

Hi there! I received this Ted Baker gift set for Christmas last year. I wouldn’t have chosen it for myself because I don’t care for the brand, but I’m glad I received this gift set because I got the chance to try these products! 😊

This gift set contains 4 products – a body wash, a bubble bath, a body soufflé and a body spray. Onto the reviews!

The body wash is a clear gel. It lathers up reasonably well, and it cleanses my skin gently. The fragrance is a bit random but nice enough.

The body spray isn’t my favourite product of the bunch because it’s a “floral alcohol hairspray” type of fragrance. It doesn’t smell terrible, and I think I might have loved it if I were a teenager (… do you remember Chipie?), but it’s not something I would choose for myself now. On a positive note, my husband says he likes the smell of this body spray, and I would definitely consider buying it as a present for a teenage relative.

I think the bubble bath is the same product as the shower gel. Same consistency / thickness, smells the same, feels the same on my skin…

Last but not least… the body soufflé! I’m really enjoying this moisturiser because it feels very hydrating without being sticky. This one’s definitely suitable for warm-to-hot summer days!

All in all, I’m grateful that I received this gift set, and I’m glad that I had the chance to try these products!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Yves Rocher Monoï Eau Des Vahinés Eau De Toilette

Hi there! Today’s post is about a new fragrance favourite of mine – Yves Rocher Monoï Eau Des Vahinés Eau De Toilette. I’ve wanted to try this fragrance for ages, but I didn’t want to spend money on another fragrance I might not like. However, when I placed an order a few months ago, this fragrance was a free gift with purchase. 😎

I’ve been wearing this fragrance a lot over the last 2 months, and I’m blown away. This is the most wonderful tropical fragrance one could imagine. It’s all about tiaré flowers with drops of ylang-ylang flower water and a touch of vanilla. It’s very creamy, and it smells much more expensive than it is. I would describe the fragrance as seductive, heavy and heady. However, it would still be perfect for the hottest summer days because it smells like a tropical holiday. 11 STARS!

Yves Rocher Monoï Eau Des Vahinés Eau De Toilette is available as 100ml eau de toilette. Yves Rocher does matching body products as well. I bought 3 more bottles of this fragrance, and I bought a few bottles of the matching body mist as well. I just don’t want to be without this amazing fragrance!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Patisserie De Bain Sweet As Cherry Pie Body Mist

Hi there! Today’s post is about Patisserie De Bain‘s Sweet As Cherry Pie Body Mist. 🙂

Patisserie De Bain is a UK brand that specialises in toiletries with sweet-treat fragrances. I’ve previously tried and reviewed their Cranberries & Cream and their Crème Pâtissière body products.

I haven’t blown away by their offerings, but since a number of Patisserie De Bain products have ended up at Poundland, I was happy to pick up a few items – like this body mist.

I’ve been using this body mist on and off for a few weeks now, and I have to say that I like it! As of now, it’s my favourite Patisserie De Bain product. Here’s why…

This spray is the perfect cherry fragrance. It’s sweet, it’s fruity, but it doesn’t have that old dish towel smell that so many cherry pie themed body products seem to have. Whilst it appears that this body mist is aimed at teenagers and women in their early twenties, I have to say that it reminds me of the slightly medicinal, yet unbelievably delicious cherry note in Délices de Cartier!

Patisserie De Bain‘s Sweet As Cherry Pie Body Mist is available as 150ml. I paid £1 (Poundland).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Baylis & Harding Beauticology Pink Grapefruit & Raspberry Body Butter & Fragrance Mist

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 body products which I picked up at Poundland – Baylis & Harding Beauticology Pink Grapefruit & Raspberry Body Butter and Fragrance Mist. I’ve been using these products on and off since mid-January, and here’s what I think.

Baylis & Harding Beauticology Pink Grapefruit & Raspberry Body Butter is very nice! Whilst it feels a bit sticky (it’s not too bad, I promise), I am not complaining because this body butter feels deeply nourishing. It also takes a minute or two to absorb, but I don’t mind because the result is beautiful skin that feels super soft and well hydrated. This is a great body butter!

Baylis & Harding Beauticology Pink Grapefruit & Raspberry Fragrance Mist promises to refresh and hydrate skin. I’m happy to confirm that it keeps its promise. The fragrance mist smells and feels very refreshing. I also like to spray it down my back because it’s hydrating.

What else? The fragrance of these 2 products is definitely a lot more raspberry than grapefruit. I would have preferred it the other way around, but I do like the fresh raspberry fragrance of these products, so I have no reason to be unhappy. Based on my experience, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend these products.

Baylis & Harding Beauticology Pink Grapefruit & Raspberry Body Butter is available as 250ml. Baylis & Harding Beauticology Pink Grapefruit & Raspberry Fragrance Mist is available as 100ml. I paid £1 each (Poundland).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde