Showing posts with label Advent Calendar. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Advent Calendar. Show all posts

Friday, 7 December 2018

Jo Malone London | Frosted Cherry And Clove Candle




I have been put off visiting places, where English isn’t the first language. After visiting Denmark yesterday it changed my view, on visiting other countries. It was the first time traveling on my own, to a country where English isn’t the first language. I was feeling nervous about traveling, to a country non-English speaking country on my own. I kept thinking do I point at things, if I need anything ? Or what do I do ? I got the tram from the Copenhagen airport into the city. I saw the word “fart” I laughed and took a photo with my phone. The guy opposite said “that’s a good photo”. I said oh I was taking a photo of the word fart, as it means different in English. I was shocked how clear his English was. I replied “where are you from ?”. He replied “Denmark and where are you from ?” I replied “Scotland”. He said “oh wow you don’t sound Scottish”. I just laughed, as I didn’t think he was Danish. I would say about 80% of Danish, speak in English. The only time I was spoken to in Danish, was in Sephora. The worker started speaking and I knew it wasn’t English. I was about to say “sorry I don’t speak Danish”. I said the word “sorry” and she soon jumped and quickly said “hi is there anything you’d like help with ?. I was impressed how quickly, she managed to change language. It was nice seeing, Nyhavn and The Little Mermaid Statue. Danish people are the friendliest people, I have came across and willing to speak English. I felt like I was in my home country (Scotland), with everyone speaking English. The only down side with Denmark, it’s the home of LEGO and there was no LEGO products with “Copenhagen” on it. The London LEGO Store had t shirts and other things with “London Leicester Square”.

So number 6 of the Jo Malone Advent Calendar, is Frosted Cherry and Clove candle. My first Jo Malone candle was the Pine And Eucalyptus. They are expensive, so I put off buying it at first. As they are expensive, I would only buy myself another for a special occasion. As I treated myself to the Advent Calendar, I’ll be getting to try a few over December. The second I pulled out the drawer of number, I knew it was a candle. I could smell the cherry. I lit it up for a photo, but you can smell the candle with or without lightening it. It has that winter smell, which makes it even more Christmas - y.
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Sunday, 2 December 2018

Jo Malone London | OUD And Bergamot Cologne


I’ve been spending my Sunday, planning trips I have coming up. My first trip this month, I head to the home of LEGO, Denmark (Copenhagen). I like to plan in advance what the transport is like from the airport to the City. I’ve been Googling how to get from Copenhagen Airport to the City and it’s showing, train, Metro or bus are the best options. However I’ve read you need to watch you don’t get the wrong train or you’ll land in Sweden. I didn’t think that was true, but Malmö in Sweden is only just over half an hour on the train from Copenhagen. Imagine telling people “I went to Copenhagen and accidentally landed in Sweden” haha. I plan to visit Nyhavn harbour, the famous colourful street. The Little Mermaid statue and the LEGO store. Denmark is the home of LEGO, so I’ll have to buy a LEGO souvenir.

It’s the second of December, so another advent calendar opening. It’s all about the Cologne’s yesterday was the “Orange Bitters”. Today I got the OUD and Bergamot Cologne. I’ve had the OUD and Bergamot Cologne before. It reminds me of the Elizabeth and James Nirvana Bourbon. They both have that intense scent. Elizabeth and James Bourbon has Oakwood and the Jo Malone Oud and Bergamot has OUD wood, so they both have that “wood”. It’s actually one of my favourite smell from Jo Malone. When am at Edinburgh Airport and pass Duty Free, I always spray a few sprays of this or the Lime Basil and Mandarin Cologne. The advent calendar, is a small 9ml size.
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Saturday, 1 December 2018

Jo Malone London | Orange Bitters Cologne


It’s December so am going to start by saying I started Danielle UK, just over a year ago and it’s had over 100,000 views. How crazy is that ? Who’d have thought that many people would stop by ?. It was getting nearer, so I set myself a target to get to 100,000 before New Year. It was nice waking up to 100,000 page views. I’ve noticed the views go up dramatically. since I wrote about traveling. You may see some more travel posts coming soon, as I have a few trips planned this month. Also I was given a gift card last year and I have felt guilty, not being able to use it and I wouldn’t want to waste the persons money. Today I finally used up the card and got a Nando’s (lemon and herb chicken, peri peri chips and peas, incase you’re wondering haha). 

Am going to be showing you what’s in the Jo Malone Advent Calendar, everyday until Christmas Eve. Starting of with the first of December, (today) I got Orange Bitters Colone. I found it really strong, which could be all in the name of “bitters”.. I think it would smell nice on a man. Jo Malone is unisex, but I would say this is the man scent. I’d maybe wear this if I was heading somewhere and wanted the smell to last. I find the stronger Jo Malone scents, last longer. 

The advent calendar Orange Bitters Cologne is 9ml, so it’s a perfect size for traveling in hand luggage. 
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Thursday, 8 November 2018

Jo Malone London Advent Calendar








 I love reading the media’s list of top beauty advent calendar for each year, but I do get caught up feeling like I need one. I bought the 2015 Jo Malone advent calendar, so the last couple years I bought different beauty advent calendars. I ended up with a load of mini lipsticks and eyeshadows. The mini makeup you get in beauty advent calendars come handy for traveling, but I don’t go through that much makeup. With Jo Malone, it’s all about smelly things. You can never go wrong with perfume. The second I heard Jo Malone was bringing out an advent calendar, I knew I wanted to buy one. I did grudge the price at £300, however I haven’t treated myself in a while. 

The advent calendar arrived the other day in the post and I couldn't wait to take it out the box, to have a look. I have seen so many reviews on them across the internet, but I plan to do it the traditional way. I plan to open one each day in December and share my review on each product. I will be going away in December, but I’ll try my best to stick to my plan. 

Products : 
Orange Bitters Cologne 9ml
Oud & Bergamot Cologne Intense 9ml
Basil &Neroli Body & Hand Wash 15ml
English Pear & Freesia Cologne 9ml
Tuberose Angelica Cologne Intense 9ml
Frosted Cherry & Clove Mini Candle 35g
Earl Grey & Cucumber Cologne 9ml
Wild Bluebell Body Crème 15ml
Wood Sage Sea Salt Cologne 9ml
Dark Amber & Ginger Lily Cologne Intense 9ml
Amber & Lavender Bath Oil 15ml
Peony & Blush Suede Body Crème 50ml
English Oak & Redcurrant Cologne 9ml
Jasmine Sambac & Marigold Cologne Intense 9ml
Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne 9ml
Incense & Embers Mini Candle 35g
Nectarine Blossom & Honey Cologne 9ml
Tuberose Angelica Body Crème 15ml
Grapefruit Cologne 9ml
Blackberry & Bay Bath Oil 15ml
Black Cedar Wood & Juniper Cologne 9ml
Orange Blossom Body and Handwash 15ml
Myrrh Cologne Intense 9ml
Pomegranate Noir Mini Candle 35g
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