Beauty | The Library of Fragrance "Sex on The Beach"

It's been a little white since I treated myself to a new perfume. I tend to fall in love with a fragrance and use it to death, pretty much completely ignoring anything other scent in my stash. But recently I've introduced a new brand to my little perfume collection.

The Library of Fragrance is a brand I've had my eye on for a fair while now, even before the likes of Zoella began to mention their scents and the world went crazy for them, so I'm ever so chuffed I've finally got my hands on one of their fragrances. They bring a whole new take on fragrances, offering scents you'd never believe you could find in a perfume bottle.

Shall we have a little history lesson?
The Library of Fragrance products are produced by New York-based company, Demeter Fragrance Library Inc. Originally established in 1996, Demeter set out to create fragrances that captured all the wonderful smells that surround us every day, but are too often under appreciated in our busy, pressured, multi-tasking world. The first three scents belonging to the collection – Dirt, Grass and Tomato – were launched at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. With the brand quickly gathering a loyal cult following, the concept soon expanded to include an even broader range of smells – no matter how odd or unusual – and scents such as Gin & Tonic, Baby Powder and even Play-Doh began to populate the library.

A recent purchase for me was a bottle of the scent "Sex on The Beach". As with all of their fragrances, the distinctive scent displayed on the label is exactly what your nose is treated to. The "Sex on The Beach" scent holds similarities to - of course - a sex on the beach cocktail: "an inviting and refreshing combination of Vodka, unsweetened Pineapple Juice, a touch of Raspberry liquor, a hint of Melon liquor and a splash of Cranberry". It's a delicious scent, almost drinkable. Although "Sex on the Beach" is fairly summery scent, I can still see it making an appearance in the colder months also.

The beauty of these fragrances is the way a single spritz can transport your senses back to times gone by. This particular aroma brings back memories of past holidays and enjoying a few drinks on the beach as the sun sets. Even after a single spritz the scent lasts really well on the skin so you'll get to experience this nostalgia all day long.

If you're after a more unique fragrance, the scents can be layered to form a cocktail of colognes, creating a bespoke scent. This isn't something I've tried as of yet but I'm thinking that "Sex on the Beach" will work really well with a scent such as "Vanilla Ice Cream".

One of my favourite aspects of the Library of Fragrance range is how handbag-friendly the bottles are. They're easily portable and will may even fit in a clutch bag if you're off out of an evening.

Each of the bottles holds a price tag of £15.00 (although Boots are currently offering a 2 for £25.00 deal if you fancy a bargain), which is incredibly reasonable if you consider the cost of other popular fragrance brands. I do believe Boots stock just under 30 of the scents but a wider collection of 101 available on the Library of Fragrance website.

I've got my eye on so many more of the Library of Fragrance scents, with "Marshmallow", "Chocolate Chip Cookie" and "Gin and Tonic" at the top of my list for when payday comes around again. I'm also intrigued by the likes of "Play-Doh" and "Paperback" so I'll make sure to keep you updated on my fragrance experiments.

Have you tried any of the Library of Fragrance scents?

1 comment:

  1. I've not tried any Library of Fragrance scents but this one sounds amazing! I generally go for sweet/fruity smelling perfumes as my daily fragrance, so this sounds totally up my street! I don't think I could go for any of the random ones though!
    Lucy @ Lucy—Loves xx