Cire Trudon Positano Candle: Summer in Your House

Cire Trudon Positano Candle: Summer in Your House

  One for those who want to skip past spring and head straight into summer: the Positano candle by Cire Trudon and Giambattista Valli. …
World Book Day: Some Historical Fiction and a Tudor Rose

World Book Day: Some Historical Fiction and a Tudor Rose

Now that’s a weird old picture, isn’t it? Sorry Jo Malone London, it does absolutely nothing to show off your splendid perfume …
Rose Otto: I Love it a Lotto. (Sorry.)

Rose Otto: I Love it a Lotto. (Sorry.)

  I seem to be having a bit of a “rose revival” at the moment. I went off rose for a while, possibly because …
Balenciaga’s Rosabotanica : Roses Over Dry Ice.

Balenciaga’s Rosabotanica : Roses Over Dry Ice.

I’ve been sniffing my way through a lot of perfumes this month, but the standout one for me so far has been Rosabotanica …
Marni Rose: The Dolly Purse Spray

Marni Rose: The Dolly Purse Spray

Oh, oh, OH! This little purse spray came through the letterbox and I couldn’t believe how cute it was with its dolly bottle …
War of the Roses: Marni vs Jo Malone

War of the Roses: Marni vs Jo Malone

I mentioned Marni Rose in my fragrance video a few weeks ago but at that time couldn’t find an online stockist. You might …
Some Springtime Scent Suggestions…

Some Springtime Scent Suggestions…

Sorry for that quite horrid bit of alliteration in the post title; I’m writing this at just before one in the morning and, …
Found Whilst Packing Up: Rose with a Difference!

Found Whilst Packing Up: Rose with a Difference!

Two absolute beauty gems that I found when I was packing up my office. Both empty, actually, but I often hang on to empties …
Melvita Damask Rose Floral Water Review

Melvita Damask Rose Floral Water Review

Melvita’s Damask Rose Floral Water, (right hand side of photograph), is not to be confused with Melvita’s Rose Extraordinary Water (left). One (…
Fragrance Review: Dior Oud Ispahan

Fragrance Review: Dior Oud Ispahan

This woody, mysterious fragrance is my latest beauty obsession. I wear it constantly. It combines a heady, almost exotic rose (not sweet or English-garden-y …
The V-Word and Rose-Scented Things.

The V-Word and Rose-Scented Things.

Yes, we do have to talk about it. The V-Word. Valentine’s Day. Personally, it makes me want to puke and Mr AMR is …
Jurlique Rose Moisturising Cleanser

Jurlique Rose Moisturising Cleanser

Another lovely cleanser to add to my ever-growing list – Jurlique’s Moisturising Cleanser with Rosehip Oil and an “Antioxidant Complex”. I have no idea …
Cologne Intense: Rose’s Evil Sister

Cologne Intense: Rose’s Evil Sister

 You must know by now how much I love all things “rose”. I’m developing a whole category on the site dedicated to rose …
Jo Malone Home

Jo Malone Home

Smart new products in Jo Malone’s ‘Home’ range: Scent Diffusers and Room Sprays. Available in the classic Red Roses, Pomegranate Noir and Lime …