So, it's nearly the end of summer and I thought I would share with you my favourite perfume by far to wear this season. The Fcuk's Friction For Her perfume!
I bought this eau de parfum back in November of last year, fully intending it to be a summer perfume. I went in The Fragrance Shop of Ashford Designer Outlet (in Kent, UK), and after a bit of a browse I asked the sales assistant for something with a bit of a strawberry scent in it. She presented me with this Friction For Her by Fcuk. Even though I had never tried a perfume from French Connection before, it smelt delicious plus had an extra discount (£44.50 to £15), so I couldn't resist!
This truly smells good enough to eat! Like my Jimmy Choo eau de parfum (which I reviewed in my Top 5 Autumn/Fall Perfumes post), It has a slight fruit yoghurt appeal to it...which I love!
I mean by now you might notice a pattern in my perfume choices; anything vanilla-y, sugary and edible...I'm in! I mean who doesn't want to smell like a delicious candy bar all day long?!! Plus, it's not too strong or sickly of a scent. However that does also mean it doesn't last super long (like my Jimmy Choo; 4 hours max), some reviewers have compared its lasting power to a body mist/spray, which I would tend to agree. But as usual, my trick of spraying it on my clothes as opposed to my skin always extends a perfume's life span.
- TOP NOTES: Pink honeysuckle, apple blossom, red berries and creamy coconut
- MIDDLE NOTES: Spun sugar, vanilla absolute and pink jasmine
- BASE NOTES: White vetiver, blonde woods, sandalwood, amber and magnetic musk
Apart from its lightness and deliciousness, what makes this Friction For Her perfume the perfect summer perfume is its coconut note.
I'm a big fan of coconut all year round (I mean strawberries, chocolate and coconut shavings = YUM!!!). But in the summer I tend to go overboard; it's the smell of my hair detangling spray, my body butter and my drinks (virgin piña colada all the way!!!). So, having it as a note in one of my perfumes complements the rest of my beauty products perfectly!
Now I know what you're all thinking; "Enough about the perfume, where did you get that strawberry-shaped bag from?!". Well my lovelies it's usually sold on Collectif for a ludicrous £46.50 although it's currently on sale for just £11.63, so grab a bargain!!!
However earlier this year I wasn't as lucky as you guys could be, so after a bit of a search on eBay I found a seller with the exact same bag for much cheaper (and it wasn't a scam, woop woop!). Although, I still have to get around to varnishing mine, because I'm a bit paranoid that the red dye from the bag will get onto my light summer clothing without that extra protective layer. This is just a precaution though, to each their own.
There you have it, my summer perfume favourite! Although if we were to talk just normal favourites for this summer; then my new desk fan has to make the top of the list. I was a life saver in the multitude of heatwaves we've had this year, and luckily, I bought it early enough before all fans in existence went out-of-stock (stupid non-aircon houses and flats)! I'm looking forward to more humane temperatures now :)
What has been your summer go-to perfume this year?
How did you keep cool in all these heatwaves?
What are you looking forward to the most this autumn?