The Fragrance Shop Discovery Club

Since I started blogging, I have seen so many subscription boxes doing the rounds. I've never been too interested in them due to the risk of paying £5 a month for a load of tat you don't want or need. Then I heard about The Fragrance Shop's Discovery Club

I am a total perfume addict so it seemed perfect for me. You pay £5 per quarter and, in return, receive a box every 3 months with 5 new perfume samples and discount vouchers for each fragrance. I much prefer the idea of a quarterly box rather than a monthly one. It seems less of a commitment. 

Nina L'eau Nina Ricci

I tried the original Nina fragrance a while ago. It was pretty but nothing special. This version is much the same. The top notes are extremely fruity. I had a strong smell of pineapple at first, which is odd as this isn't listed in the notes, but it faded away into an apple scent. The sillage is very soft so it's good for work.

Just Cavalli Cavalli

Cavalli isn't a design aesthetic I respond particularly well to. It's just a little too exuberant and glamorous for me. Somewhat unsurprisingly, I had the same response to this fragrance. The immediate scent is very sharp which thankfully fades quickly into white floral notes but dries down to an earthy fragrance, almost muddy. It has a medium sillage and longevity is crazy. It lasts hours and hours. Which would be great if I liked it. 

Lovestruck Floral Rush Vera Wang

I wasn't expecting much from this fragrance. The bottle looks so cheap that I expected the fragrance inside to smell pretty nasty. I was pleasantly surprised. The topnotes are a lovely fruity floral. I can smell blackcurrant, although it's not listed as a note, and it's a very pleasant summer scent. The longevity is very poor, however, although the medium sillage isn't bad. 

Couture La La Juicy Couture

To say I'm not a fan of Juicy Couture is an understatement. To me, it epitomises everything that is cheap and tacky. Remember the tracksuits circa 2004? Exactly. I fully expected this fragrance to live up to that memory but I was actually a little surprised. On first spritz, it's very, very fruity. Perhaps lemon or bergamot. Or grapefruit, even. As it dries down, it becomes extremely similar to DKNY Be Delicious, if a little sharper. For such a strong scent, the sillage appears to be quite soft. I'll be sticking with my DKNY. It's not bad but I already have something similar (and that bit more pleasant!).

Eau de Lacoste Lacoste

Judging by the packaging (which I know you shouldn't do!), I assumed this would be a very soft, light fragrance. I was right. It's a pretty, delicate fruity floral with top notes of pineapple and orange, fading to sandalwood and vanilla. It has a soft sillage and the longevity is not bad. I think this is my favourite of the pack.

I am pretty impressed with my first box from The Fragrance Shop. I can't wait to see what I get next time! 


  1. Great review. This subscription box sounds interesting. I've never tried any of those fragrances. :)
    xoxo Aimee

    1. Neither had I, so it was a good selection to get!

  2. This is really interesting! I haven't heard of this before but it seems like a really good idea for a box :) x


    1. It's definitely something that appealed to me!

  3. This is genius! I really like the idea of this, Although you can get samples for free if you email the suppliers very kindly or ask in shop so I'm not sure! Fabulous idea though :)

    Jamie-Lee | Glitter Infatuation | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog!

    1. Haha I know but I get nervous asking people in the shop haha!

  4. This sounds great, I'm away to sign up now! I love perfume samples although I rarely actually find any! The few that I do have I keep in my desk for a wee spritz if I'm heading out somewhere after work. They are also perfect for travelling too as it saves me space in my hand luggage. Thanks for the tip! xx


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