March 02, 2021

Gifted-/ Mother’s Day Gift Idea 
 If only there was a way that you could smell “expensive” without paying out the designer price tag! Regular readers to my blog will know that I love fragrance and I’m super excited when I find less expensive fragrances that smell like more expensive fragrances.
 If you share my thoughts in regards to this then this is the blog post for you and brings me nicely onto the London Perfume Factory.
The London Perfume factory offer an amazing service where you can get similar smelling fragrances to your favourite brands. They achieve this by using original ingredients such as jasmine, vanilla, passion fruit, musk, saffron and many more and then mix them in a way that they smell similar to the famous fragrances from different brands. Not only can you buy these amazing fragrances online the company also have two shops. One in Stratford and one in Luton. Even in these current lockdown times (whilst I’m writing this) the company still offer a click and collect and online service. 
So how do you find your favourite fragrance? 
If you are buying from the website and have a fragrance in mind the best way is to search. For example if you love “Gucci” simply pop that into the search and all the similar Gucci fragrances are listed. Even though the smells are only a guide and are not to be mistaken by the real deal, you know that your going to get a fragrance you love by doing this.
The bottles are available in 30ml, 50ml and 100ml.
The 30ml bottles are the perfect size for handbags whilst the larger bottles are great value for money. 
So TheLONDON PERFUME FACTORY kindly gifted me 3 bottles of their 100ml fragrances to try out for myself and I can honestly say I’m impressed. 
The bottles came neatly packaged in white box. The bottle is simple but would still look great on your dressing table. I was even given a choice for a special message to be written on one of the bottles. This is such a super cute idea especially if you were sending the bottle as a gift for example it’s Mother’s Day coming up. 
So, onto the scents I’ve been sent to try out.
No 156 which has similar notes that are found in Gucci Bamboo Gucci
Top Notes: Bergamot
Middle Notes: Ylang-ylang, Casablanca Lily
Base Notes: Amber, Sandalwood, Tahitian Vanilla
No 168 which has similar notes that are found in Scandal Jean Paul Gaultier
Top Notes: Blood Orange and Mandarin Orange
Middle Notes: Honey, Gardenia, Jasmine, Orange Blossom and Peach
Base Notes: Patchouli, Beeswax, Caramel and Liquor 
And the last one which I’ve never smelt the original before being 
No 142 which contains similar notes that are found in Tom Ford Black Orchid
Top Notes: Amalfi Lemon, Bergamot, Ylang-Ylang, Gardenia, Jasmine,
Middle Notes: Orchid, Lotus, fruit notes, Spicy Notes
Base Notes: Mexican Chocolate, Vanilla, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Incense, Amber, and Patchouli
So it’s all about the smell and you literally can’t tell the difference between these and the more expensive perfumes and I can’t really fault it. 
I have owned the original Gucci Bamboo and JPG Scandal and you can’t tell them apart. 
Even No 142 that I hadn’t smelt the original before so couldn’t really compare smelt amazing and was really long lasting. The scent lasted so long on me and you can still smell it on my coat, even now as it’s sitting in the cupboard, so definitely good staying power here. 
If you fancy trying out any of these fragrances I will leave you a link below.
It’s definitely worth a try if you are wanting to save some money or maybe you own the real fragrance and want a bottle to carry out with you during the day for a top up. I know I never like carrying around expensive bottle of fragrance with me. 
Until next time 


*Big thank you to The London Perfume Factory for kindly gifting me these amazing fragrances to try out.
*Gifted post and all opinions are my own.

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