The Fragrance Shop Discovery Club is a quarterly beauty box subscription which costs just £5 a quarter, and contains a selection of perfume samples alongside some money off vouchers for the fragrances included within the box. Now it's no secret that I hate receiving perfume samples inside my monthly beauty boxes, but I think the Fragrance Shop Discovery Club is the perfect solution as you're only getting perfume samples. Plus the perfume samples you receive can all be purchased from The Fragrance Shop, and not from brands and retailers you've never heard of.
I reviewed the Winter 2014 box here, and was massively impressed by the range of brands within the box so I was excited to see what they'd chosen for the Spring 2015* box. The Fragrance Shop Discovery Box is a rolling contract, which you can cancel at anytime and each box contains a selection of male and female fragrances which I love as you could find a new favourite for yourself or for the man in your life. This quarter there are six female fragrances and one male fragrance.
Hugo Boss Hugo Woman
I've reviewed the full size of Hugo Woman previously on my blog (here), and is described as being a fruity floral fragrance with an unconventional boyish twist with top notes of boysenberry and sparkling Italian mandarin and Himalayan red grass, middle notes of jasmine sambac, black plum and Indian black tea, and base notes of sandalwood, cedar and amber.
Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Couture Eau Fraiche
I've never tried any of the Guerlain fragrances, but I've been dying to try one, so when I spotted that this was in the box, it was the first I tried from the collection. It has top notes of lemon, bergamot and Sicilian mandarin essence, with a heart of Turkish rose absolute and Bulgarian rose essence with a base of freesia and apricot. I don't know why, but I didn't expect this fragrance to smell the way it does.. to me it doesn't smell particularly luxurious or special, as as awful as this sounds, it reminds me of a bathroom air freshener sadly.
Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Floral Drops
Floral Drops is described as a fresh and airy fragrance that depicts the scent of freshly picked flowers sprinkled with dew. The top notes are; neroli leaf and papaya flower, middle notes of amaryllis, daffodils and water lily and base notes of cashmere, musk and sandalwood. On paper this fragrance sound so interesting with its diverse range of notes, and I couldn't wait to try it. I absolutely love this scent... it's quite hard to describe, but it's a subtle floral, sweet fragrance which would be so perfect for Spring and Summer. It's such a gorgeous scent, and I'm considering using the voucher to get the full size as I'm so in love with it.
Versace Eros Pour Femme
This is another fragrance that I've reviewed here on the blog (here). Eros Pour Femme opens with top notes of; Sicilian lemon, calabrian bergamot and pomegranate, a heart of lemon, sambac jasmine absolute and peony with a base of sandalwood, ambroxan and musk. It's such a sexy, intense scent which is most definitely an evening fragrance as it's what I'd call a statement perfume as it has a strong sillage, and people around you can smell it on you. If you love fragrances such as Dior Pure Poison, Thierry Mugler Alien or Diesel Loverdose, I think you'd love Versace Eros Pour Femme.
Givenchy Very Irresistible
This fragrance was included within the last box, so I don't know how I feel about seeing it in two boxes in a row but it is a scent I love. This is a floral scent which is a little spicy, and is another strong statement scent, which lasts on me all day. I've owned the full size of Very Irresistible in the past, and I'd love to have it in my collection once again as it's such a nice fragrance.
Stella McCartney Stella
Funnily enough, this is the third fragrance I've reviewed on my blog (here) - what can I say?! I'm a total perfume addict. This is one of my top five fragrances of all time, so I was very happy to see it featured in this box as I can pop this sample vial in my makeup bag. This is the eau de toilette version so it's a little softer than the original, but it's still absolutely divine. It has top notes of fresh mandarin and frozen lemon, middle notes of Bulgarian rose, violet leaves and peony petals and base notes of amber Gris. This is such a wearable scent for any occasion, and I'm always complimented every time I wear it.
I have to be honest and hold my hands up and say that both myself and Rob are not a fan of the male version of Versace Eros as it's a little mature and would be something I'd buy for an uncle or my father in law. To me it smells like the mature version of Davidoff Cool Water; very aquatic and fresh.
I think the Spring 2015 box is a really good mix of scents, and I like that they've chosen Spring appropriate fragrances. I think £5 is such good value every four months, and I love that the box comes with a £5 money off voucher for each of the fragrances in the box so if you do love one of the scents, you can save yourself some money when purchasing the full size.