Friday, 20 February 2015

The Library of Fragrance Cologne Review

The Library of Fragrance

Apple Pie Cologne Spray

(Let me first and unrelated say I hope to get back to usual posting schedule and be a lot more reliable now! Thanks for sticking with me)

I have been in contact with The Library of Fragrance now for many months ahead of their UK release (which was officially September 2014). They provide a vast selection of around 100 unique scents you won't be able to find anywhere else (but have always wanted in a perfume!); whacky fragrances such as 'play doh', 'baby powder' and 'fireplace' as well as obviously hooking us up with the classics too (eg 'cherry blossom' and 'amber').

Not 100% sure as to why my package was labelled Apple Blossom when the fragrance is called 'Apple Pie'...? Maybe an alternate name?
A collection of 28 selected scents are available in selected Boots stores across the UK (with testers so you can sniff them out) and the whole selection is displayed on their website, with each priced at £15 (or 2 for £25).

When selecting my fragrance, I knew I wanted to try one of their more unique scents, so chose 'Apple Pie'. Slightly wary but nonetheless excited when this arrived, I tried it out for about a month.

It's great.

What I love to do is spray a couple of times with my normal perfume, then add a light spray of this too for a little something extra. They also mention that you can layer their fragrances to create your own custom scent. The scent on its own is extremely powerful, and has a surprisingly long staying-power; I expected it to be more like a body mist.

The fact that I was wearing this was noticed on occasion, with someone telling me repeatedly I smelt amazing. It's not too apple-y. It has a deep warmth to it and variety of different layers of scent- if that makes sense. I definitely recommend this scent and will be trying out others.

However, I must mention that whilst watching a Bailey Van der Veen video on YouTube (check her out, she's very artistic in her makeup application) I saw her mention these perfumes. She had initially received one in her Ipsy Glambag a while back, and in a Canadian superstore she recently saw these on clearance for 94c! Yes, less than one Canadian dollar, and she picked up a few of them. Compared to the Uk pricetag of £15; there's obviously a huge difference there.

Because the scent is so rich and flavourful, even though it's a little bottle, it really does last a long time. So I do recommend this product, even for the £15 pricetag.

Furthermore, the people at The Library of Fragrance were wonderful, especially Clare Rees their director who I was in contact with for over 6 months of their process. I wish you guys all the success.

Check out The Library of Fragrance:

Twitter: @LibraryofFragUK

Instagram: LibraryofFragUK 

Thanks for reading! Check out their website and let me know in the comments below which scent of theirs would you most like to try.


* Although this product was sent to me, I was under no obligation whatsoever to write a post unless I wished to. All opinions are as always 100% my own and completely un-biased.