Last month, I was sent four fantastic fragrances over to try out and it's safe to say that one of them in particular hasn't left my body since. Perfume tends to be expensive, there's no doubt about that. I either ask for some for my birthday or use my Boots Advantage Card points to treat myself however, Milton-Lloyd create low cost fragrances as they don't advertise. Milton-Lloyd is a family business that was established in 1975 and now, they have a large global distribution. They also have a 6 hour guarantee.
This fragrance is for men and when I go back home from university, I'll be handing it over to my dad. It has "top notes of ruby mandarin orange, grapefruit and peppermint with aromatic herbs and a rich heart of rose absolute, cinnamon and spices on a tenacious base of warm leathery and exotic patchouli, white woods and amber." I'm not very good at describing scents, nevermind masculine ones but this one reminds me of my favourite fragrance which is Paco Rabanne's Black XS. It's really warm and inviting but not in a way that's overpowering.
This is another men's fragrance that I'll be passing over to my dad - he's a lucky one, isn't he?! This has "sparkling citrus top notes of grapefruit, melon and mandarin on a fresh aromatic heart of rosemary, thyme and English lavender. The base notes have quality white musks and tonka beans enhanced with tenacious patchouli and vetiver." Like I mentioned above, I'm no good at describing scents as it is but this one settles down on the skin really nicely. It's not as in your face as most masculine scents and would be perfect for the daytime.
This is a women's fragrance and it's described as "an elegant rich modern fruity chypre fragrance. The fresh top notes of bergamot and watermelon are boosted by a subtle floral accord of pretty jasmine, rose and violet notes. The dry down is a tenacious blend of oakmoss, amber and precious patchouli woods." This perfume is the perfect night time scent as it's really warm, captivating and alluring. Two sprays is enough to allow the fragrance to envelope your entire body and the 6 hour guarantee is correct as I've been able to smell this after a night out.
Oh I have saved the best until last. This feminine fragrance is just, it's all female. "White rose petals and almond blossom nestle around a joyous bouquet of geranium, heliotrope and lilies. This enveloping, romantic perfume scintillates the senses and dries down to a warm, alluring subtle aroma of vanilla and musks." The best way to describe this would be to say that it's Barbie in a bottle. I've already a third of the way through this bottle as it smells so delicious. I've been complimented so many times on it and the smell is really comforting. It's not as warm as the Colour Me Purple but it's still sexy and inviting because of the vanilla. It has more of a sweet, musky smell to it. I just love it. It's perfect.
The packaging of these fragrances - and the names - might not be all that but don't let that put you off. Behind the packaging are delicious fragrances and one has even become a new favourite of mine. When I first saw these perfumes and noticed the price I was a little bit sceptical as 90ml retails for just £9 but I can assure you that they're great quality fragrances that last well, smell well and although they're EDT, they're still powerful and a couple of sprays is more than enough for the entire day/night.
You can view the entire Colour Me range here. Have you ever tried some perfumes from Milton-Lloyds before? Will you be doing so? Which one of the above has captured your eyes the most?