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Spritz Up Your Life

StyleRebecca O'ByrneComment

Scent is an important part of one’s identity. Unlike the clothes we wear and the manner in which we act - both of which are only linkable to a physical interaction, the scent a person wears is a beautiful, delicate impression that lingers and lives on long past the time spent in their company. It can also ignite memories- sometimes in the most unassuming and unexpected places, reminding you of them from a far. Frangrance is sexy. In a way, so sneakily suggestive, you don’t even need to see or feel the person to know it’s theirs.

It’s important to really know what you want and love when it comes to fragrances, to find something sexily unidentifiable yet distinctly all encompassing. I’m a believer in building out a wardrobe of scents, ones for different situations in life; the one you wear during the day and then a special one for nighttime only. Ones for summer and others for winter. Our senses change all the time, be it due to seasonal changes or situational ones. Really it’s all about moods, the mood you’re in or the one you want to project and a scent always helps create that.

In an age where brands bang out a million products and cover every imaginable genre of commodities, it’s an understatement to say how much I love a good niche perfume brand! My all time favourite is ROADS, an Irish brand that has gone super global. They focus on incredible, multi-layered scents which take a year to create from the birth of idea to the end product and the luxuriousness of each scent transport you into the person you want to be while wearing it. Here, we take a look at some of my favourite luxury perfume brands and a personal favourite in each one..


ROADS

Unsaid Eau de Parfum 50ml

£95


 

BYREDO

Bal D'Afrique Eau de Parfum - Neroli & Cedar Wood, 50ml

€98

 

Maison Margiela Replica

Beach Walk Eau de Toilette 100ml

€112.80


 

LE LABO

Santal 33 - Eau de Parfum, 50ml

€152

 

FREDERIC MALLE

L'Eau D'Hiver Eau De Parfum 100ml

€226


 

ACQUA DI PARMA

Colonia Eau de Cologne Spray 100ml

£95

 
 

DIPTYQUE PARIS

Philosykos Eau de Parfum 75ml

€125


 

KILIAN

Good Girl Gone Bad Icon Eau de Parfum

€203.68

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At Home Loungewear, What To Wear

StyleRebecca O'ByrneComment

Over the past number of years we’ve seen loungewear completely come into its own. Stepping out of the house in your Olivia von Halle pyjama’s (accompanied by killer heels of course) seems altogether normal right? Not to mention, dressing up a comfy Zoe Jordan tracksuit for a Thursday night dinner date with your girls. Loungewear as daywear; well, it’s a thing that can’t be denied.

However what about the all original concept of loungewear. The kind you actually lounge around in at home. With the sizzle of summer well behind us, it’s no longer so hard to fathom the act of lounging again, now that the beauty of Fall days are creeping in. It’s all about getting cosy and igniting that hygge life again. Whether you work from home, simply don’t like wearing (quote unquote) real clothes or are planning a gorgeous snuggly night in - insert Netflix and chill - HSF has you covered for every lounge-worthy situation..


 

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River Island

Blue floral satin jacquard maxi kimono

€45

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Skin

Dakota Pima cotton-jersey jumpsuit

£135

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Love Stories

Cirque de la Nuit

June Bralette, €100 | Vicky Briefs, €50

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Emma Harris

Tamara Blue Mist Luxury Gown

€359

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River Island

Pink rib frill hem flared mix & match

Top, €40 | Trousers, €35

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Olivia von Halle

Lila Roba PJ Set

£395

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Jigsaw

Mila Stripe Jersey Pyjamas

£60

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Skin

Ribbed stretch-Pima cotton and modal-blend travel set

£295

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Oysho

Velvet fringe dressing gown

€49.99