Smell Good, Feel Great with the Fragrance Amnesty


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So the festive season is firmly behind us and the whirlwind of presents and parties has died down. This is the moment when I start to look at my Xmas beauty-haul with a clear head and decide what’s staying and what’s got to go.

Whether it’s a well-meaning gift whose scent you can’t stand, or a rushed purchase you realise you’ll never use, I’d lay money on it that you’ve got an unwanted fragrance sitting forlornly in your bathroom cabinet right now. Perfumes are far too pricey to chuck out but impossible to use if you can’t stand the smell. What to do?

Well, guess what? There’s a win-win solution to this beauty conundrum:‘s Fragrance Amnesty, which runs from January 13-31. Simply tweet a photo of your unwanted scent to @Escentual. Remember to include #FragranceAmnesty and to tell them about the kind of perfumes you do like. Then, experts at the online beauty boutique will recommend a new fragrance and send you a £3 voucher to put towards it. Result!

That’s not all. If you actually send your unwanted fragrance to, using the freepost address Fragrance Amnesty, Give and Make Up, Escentual, FREEPOST SWC4569, they’ll up that money-off voucher from £3 to £7.

Escentual will pass all the scents they receive on to the brilliant charity Give And Make Up. This non-profit initiative works with Women’s Aid and Refuge, donating everyday essentials and toiletries to the women and children who need them most.

So to get you excited about how you’ll spend your fragrance voucher, I’ve come up with a list of my perfect perfumes. From elegant bottles and seductive scents, this lot are simply heavenly:


Fragrance Favourites

Juliette Has A Gun Miss Charming Eau de Parfum Spray
Playful and sweet yet sassy and flirty, this scent smells utterly irresistible. Its delicious mix of fruity and spicy notes creates a unique, unforgettable scent.

Dior J’Adore Eau de Parfum Spray
Luxurious, feminine, opulent and elegant – this is a timeless classic. It’s the ultimate evening perfume, ideal whether you’re heading of to an intimate dinner or huge red-carpet event. Plus the glamorous bottle looks great on your dressing table!

Boss Orange Woman

Hugo Boss Boss Orange Eau de Parfum Spray
Fresh and crisp, this is a great daytime fragrance. It’s the perfect choice for girls who don’t like their scents too sweet or overpowering, and it works just as well in the office as it does off-duty. A good all-rounder.

Michael Kors Sexy Amber Eau de Parfum Spray
Notes of amber and sandalwood combine to create a warm, sultry scent, crafted with confident, sensual women in mind. As the name suggests, it oozes sexuality, making it the perfect choice for a hot date. I call it my “weapon of mass seduction”!

Lalique L’Amour Eau de Parfum Spray
This would be my perfect pick for for a first-date fragrance. Its soft floral notes smell pretty and subtly seductive without being cloyingly sweet. The overall effect is relaxed, memorable and attractive – just the impression you’re hoping to give your new date.

Marc Jacobs Honey1

Marc Jacobs Honey Eau de Parfum Spray
Whimsical, fresh and girly, this one suits fun-loving girls. It’s ideal for injecting a bit of sunshine into these dull winter months, and would make a great first fragrance for a young cousin or sister.

Tommy Hilfiger Loud For Her Eau de Toilette Spray
Loud, bold and uninhibited, this is the ultimate rock-chick fragrance, just the scent for spritzing on as you head off to a gig or a get-together with a gang of mates. Plus it’s a total bargain buy at just £10 for 40ml – which works out at only £3 if you use your Fragrance Amnesty voucher!‘s Fragrance Amnesty is an amazing idea – and it’s one that will not only have you smelling amazing, but feeling great too. So what are you waiting for? Get sending and spritzing today!

Until next week, stay gorgeous.

Love Binky xxx