Empties – November 2022

Hi there! Today’s post is about the products I emptied in November. I’d usually post on the 1st of a new month, but thanks to a ridiculous workload, I haven’t found the time to do a quick Empties post any sooner… Anyhoo, here’s what I finished in November.

1 Hugo Boss Pure Purple Eau De Parfum – this is a very nice fragrance. I enjoyed it, but it’s not something I’d buy for myself.

2 Maui Moisture Body Care Extra Hydrating + Shea Butter Body Lotion – sadly, this body lotion wasn’t for me. I wouldn’t buy it again.

3 Superdrug Fruity Vanilla Ice Cream Shower Gel – a lovely shower gel! My husband enjoyed it too. This was a limited edition shower gel which has sold out, but I have another bottle.

4 Boots Extracts Luscious Vanilla Body Wash – simply lovely! Too bad the entire line has been discontinued. I have a few random Extracts products left in my stash, and I’ll use them here and there.

5 Boots Glow Pineapple Gel Moisturiser – this was alright while it lasted. Not a bad moisturiser at all, but I didn’t care for its scent.

6 I Love… Chocolate Truffle Nourishing Body Butter – this is one of the best body butters ever. Too bad it was a limited edition. But I have a few more tubs.

7 MakeUp Gallery Time To Shine Completely Clear 1 (no photo as my husband binned the empty product) – this is a decent clear polish from Poundland. I finished a few of these, and I bought 2 more.

8 Dove Purely Pampering Almond Cream With Hibiscus – an oldie from my stash. I fell out of love with this fragrance, so I wouldn’t repurchase this shower gel any time soon.

9 Revisiting Holy Grail Products – Herbal Essences Silk N’ Shine Conditioner – holy grail stuff! I have plenty more (shampoo and conditioner) in my stash.

10 Imperial Leather Indulgence Rich Moisturising Body Wash Irresistible – this was lovely, but unfortunately this shower gel has been discontinued.

And this is everything I finished in November. Another so-so month for empties. I hope I can finish a few more products in December. Let’s see…

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Hugo Boss Pure Purple Eau De Parfum

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Hugo Boss Pure Purple Eau De Parfum which I got in a swap with a good friend.

This fragrance contains the following notes: Nectarine and cyclamen (top notes), black velvet und floral notes (heart notes), and marzipan, suede and amber (base notes). This sounds like a rather unusual and interesting combo!

I’ve worn this fragrance most days for the past 3 weeks, and I think it’s pretty in its own way, but it’s not a favourite.

When I spray it on me, Pure Purple is a cyclamen and sugar bomb. Fortunately, the sugar doesn’t cancel out the floral freshness – although it disappears within minutes. Then the fragrance gets sweeter and sweeter. I think the “velvet” and the “floral notes” are basically violets. Maybe with a hint of orris root? There’s no suede – at least I can’t smell any. The marzipan note is very strong though! And it lasts and lasts and lasts…

I wouldn’t necessarily think that this fragrance smells “purple”. It has more of a pink feel to it. Sweet pink – very suitable for teenagers. Although this fragrance is, of course, much more elegant compared to what the drugstore has to offer to teens.

If you’re interested, Hugo Boss Pure Purple Eau De Parfum is available as 50ml and 90ml. I’ve seen these 2 sizes on ebay.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛