As you may know, Burberry has launched a super cool promotion for their new fragrance a while back via their facebook profile. Every fan might have ordered a sample of Burberry Body. As a huge fan of the brand I was more than eager to do so. And I did. It took three weeks for the sample to make its way to Krakow but it arrived in the first week of September and I was happily testing it (meaning to write a review earlier but my thesis defence got on my way, and then my computer started to dying (actually it still is, writing this post takes ages), but I’m going to buy myself a laptop this week 🙂 ).
First – the package. Very well put together, and very nice to see how much work was done to please brand’s fans for free. A nice card with Rosie on the front and a few thanking words on the back – nice gesture. Package of sample – beautiful bottle but in a cartoon box – just like the orginal bottle in a smaller size, but it’s not that small at all – 4,5ml of strong perfume. I was in a good mood even before I smell them.
And the smell itself – very strong at first, but at the same time very subtle and feminine. And what’s really important for me, stays on your body for a very long time.
It is a luxury chypre – fruity composition that begins with notes of fresh green absinthe, peach and freesia. Roses and iris are in the heart, leaning on the base of sandalwood, cashmerean, musk, amber and vanilla.
I think it might become my day perfume, and I strongly recommend you to try it on yourself.
Do you remember how I tell you in the last post about a great project I have to share with you? It’s a wool project and what’s better season to kick it off than autumn (which is really approaching fast!)? Because, believe me, nothing warms you up as a good as a wool clothing! Moreover if you are into fashion (and probably you do) than you just have to know that it’s the middle of the wool week in UK as well (and you can meet real, live sheeps in Oxford Street, London – crazy, no?).
On the photo above I’m wearing my beloved wool scarf. It’s hand made by a friend and was obviously inspired by Gryffindor colors (ages ago I was really, but really into Harry Potter). Below you can see my two wool sweaters. (all photos taken with my mobile phone – sorry! :()
light grey PROMOD knitted sweater with silver ring, from about 2 years ago
dark grey ZARA knitted sweater with leather buttons, from last year
The contest, I want you to take part in, is sponsored by Woolmark and called Find Fashion By Feelings. It aims to promote wool products and inspire young people to create unique, beautiful and fashionable looks. You can find thier site here.
There are to ways to take a part: you can take a photo of yourself wearing a wool piece and upload it to their site (to win AUD $12,000 holiday and wool experience) – which part I have to skip thanks to my lack of camera (this sucks!); and also by voting for your favourite photos (weekly prize is Emu Australia wool pack worth AUD $400). Yes, it’s really that easy 🙂
I know I neglected you a bit this past month and I am terribly sorry for that. But as always, August was quite slow in fashion news (a bunch of my favourites were proceeded on my twitter though) and I was a bit busy with my Uni (with all the paperwork which had to be done before defending a thesis – Septeber 14th is the date! Please, cross your fingers and toes for me. 🙂 ). But September has arrived and a new chapter for fashion world is about to begin soon (are you excited about FNO and FWs?!).
I’ve been also thinking about the direction I want my blog to go and I think I almost have it figured out. I think a bit of design changes and theme changes are coming – what do you think? What would you like to see here? (I was thinking about a lookbook/outfit posts, but I am not really sure and need your opinion!).
Also I’m taking part in a Yamamay contest to win the trip to Rome (I’ve been there once, only for three days over six years ago, and would love to come back and explore a little bit!). Please, please – help me by liking my profile HERE – it will take you only five seconds (click on the link and then click ‘like’ on the right side). And you can take a part as well by creating your own profile and updating it 🙂
Moreover, I have an exciting project to share with you this weekend, so stay tuned!