Secret Scent Box – October 2023

If you love perfume, or are looking for your signature scent. Secret Scent Box is a wonderful way to explore the world of perfume.

Every month you are sent three different perfumes to try, along with scent note cards. These are incredibly useful for figuring out what different types of scent you enjoy. The little spray bottles are the perfect amount to last you all month, which means you can try your perfumes in different places and times. This is very helpful, because it’s amazing the difference you can find in scents depending on what time of the day or night, how long it lasts, and the environment you’re in.

Clinique – Happy Heart

I usually think of skincare when it comes to Clinique, but of course they are also known for perfume. Happy Heart is definitely strong on the florals, though it’s not overly sweet. It’s very fresh and quite light, though it lasts very nicely. The scent  makes me think of spring and summer and flowery dresses, and, would suit most ages I think.

Zarkoperfume – The Lawyer

I’ve never actually heard of Zakoperfume, but I’m very glad to have discovered it! This perfume is definitely a unisex fragrance, but it’s not aggressively masculine; you don’t get the hint of shower gel that often comes with less obviously feminine fragrances!.The top notes dry down quite fast leaving some wonderful warm spice and chocolate notes, which have a touch of sweetness. It’s a strong scent that suggests strong personality, and I can imagine this being a good scent for confidence at work.

Elizabeth Arden – Red Door

Red Door is something of a classic perfume that has been around since the 90s. I think it’s a bit love or hate it, depending on how familiar you are with it! It’s floral without being sweet, and as a scent it’s quite string and direct. There are definite associations with older women, but it definitely makes a statement!

Our score: 9.8/ 10

My grandmother used to wear Red Door, so it's inextricably mixed with my memories of her! It is a remarkable fragrance though, and not just and 'old-lady' scent, there's real sophistication and layering. It's definitely worth trying if you're not familiar with it. The Clinique is nice, though overly floral perfumes aren't at the top of my list. I have to say I was hugely impressed by the Zarkoperfume. I do like unisex fragrances sometimes, and this gives off terrific 'boss woman' vibes. It's not for the fainthearted, but for confidence it's terrific. I'm very pleased with this month's selection, not least because I've made a new discovery, which I always enjoy!

  • Quality of products10
  • Originality10
  • Packaging and delivery10
  • Value for money9
  • Selection of products10

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