Thursday, 21 March 2013

Perfume Samples: Givenchy, Lacoste and Burberry

So recently some of you may have noticed my tweet about receiving some free perfume samples. I was in Debenhams searching for an aftershave/cologne as a birthday present for my brother to give to his friend because he had no time to go into town and get it himself (I'm just so good, I know). Now let it be known I know NOTHING when it comes to aftershave for guys. I'm useless at it, so after over half an hour of aimless smelling I decided to just ask one of the ladies who worked there to help me. Within 5 minutes she had found a perfect one at half price also! She was just so helpful! To top it all off she gave me all these lovely perfume samples for going and buying my brothers presents for him.

So the three types of samples i got were:

  • Givenchy Play For Her
  • Burberry Body Tender
  • Lacoste Eau De Lacoste

Givenchy Play for Her

"A surprising and bold fragrance, Play for Her radiates its unusual alchemy, combining the floral notes of the tiare flower and the warm accords of amyris wood to create a voluptuously flowered fragrance with woody tones. Imagining a woman who is naturally seductive and ready for life's surprises, Givenchy's perfumers created this sparkling composition to astonish and captivate."

This is a really nice pleasant smell for daytime. It's not too strong and smells sweet and floral. It's a nice simple blend but sadly it didn't seem to last too long on me and I couldn't smell it no matter how hard I tried!

Burberry Body Tender

"Understated and feminine, the British scent is a light spirited expression of the iconic Burberry Body fragrance; the sparkling scent brings together a fresh surge of lemon, dewy English rose and white jasmine against a warm, effortlessly feminine soft base."

I won't lie, one of the reasons I really like this is because Cara Delevigne is the face of this fragrance
Isn't she just beautiful!
And if it's good enough for Cara it's good enough for me!
But admiration for Cara aside I really liked this (and out of the three would probably be my favourite), it's sophisticated and unique and it lasted for most of the day. It's such a lovely floral wearable scent.

Lacoste Eau de Lacoste

"Eau de Lacoste, the spirit of Lacoste in a feminine fragrance that captures the simple sensuality of delicate flowers and pure white cotton on skin. Modern, iconic and breathtakingly simple. EAU DE LACOSTE is built on a classical fragrance structure, where the fragrance evolves smoothly from top to base notes over time, but superimposing modern ingredients on traditional to generate a light fragrance profile."

This little package opened up to a vial of perfume which is so handyfor throwing into my bag for when i need it

This is such a charming fragrance that smells so fresh! It isn't overpowering at all. It's a beautiful combination of orange flower, jasmine sambac and pineapple flower.

Overall I think they are all great fragrances and once my Dolce and Gabanna The One runs out I'll probably take a trip to Debenhams again to buy one of them!


  1. Ah that was so nice of the sales assistant! I have so many samples & bottles of perfume but always wear the same one every day - Lancome La Vie Est Belle! xx

  2. Oh I know that one, it's gorgeous!! It just smells so good!


  3. Saw your comment on my blog about the sleek contour palette. The highlight colour is probably my least favourite of the three but is still a nice colour - I'm only saying that because I'm still obsessed with my Laura Gellar highlighter. The sleek one has got a little shimmer too it but nothing too over the top. :) Hope that helps x

  4. I've been wanting to try the Burberry Body for a while!
    Would love you to check out my latest outfit post :)
    Have a fab weekend Hun xoxo

  5. Cute blog. :) Love the set up, love everything! Following you now, follow me back if you'd like!

  6. Hello dear! Lovely blog! would you like to follow eachother?
    you can follow me via gfc and facebook and ill follow back

  7. I was wondering if you could check out my blog? I'm extreamly new and I have no idea how to begin. Could you help me? I really like your blog, btw. Its cute. I found you through a favorites of another blog! I'm so glad she posted you.

  8. Hey dear I really like your blog! What about following each other? Also on bloglovin, facebook and even on Lookbook if you want...just let me know :3 <3


  9. Awww that was a lovely little bonus for you, lucky you! x

  10. Katie I love your new blog header! So pretty :) by the way I've nominated you for a liebster award on my blog if you wanna check it out! :D xo

  11. Hi I'm Eli a new Italian follower.I love the one from dolce and gabbana too.Hope you'll visit my blog if you want to.Eli

  12. The D&G is really nice, love the concept of samples try as I find every perfume smells so differently on different people.
    I am loving See by Chloe at the mo, treated myself so think it will be my spring summer scent (",)



  13. Burberry <3 haven't tried the others but they look gorgeous.

    I really like your blog. Now following you on GFC.
    Would mean a lot if you could check out my blog too :) Who knows, maybe even follow if you like it? =D

    Looking forward to your next post! xx

  14. I love getting samples! I feel like trying a new perfume soon too as I always wear Marc Jacobs Daisy, so I'll have to try and get a few samples myself :)

    B x

    I'd love it if you took a look at my blog here!: RebeccaRuby - A lifestyle blog

  15. nice blog!!!
    pls take a look at mine. Iwould be glad :)



  16. Good and pretty one...i never used it but after seeing your brand wanting to use it.

    Thanks for sharing

  17. So recently some of you may have noticed my tweet about receiving some free perfume samples. I was in Debenhams searching for an ...


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