Wednesday, 15 April 2015

What does the Sunshine smell like?

I heard about The Library of Fragrance a few months ago when the brand came on to the UK market and some bloggers started reviewing their fragrances. What intrigued me most about them were the names of the scents, Gin and Tonic, Paperback, Rain to mention just a few. So I went onto their website and started reading more about the brand.
The Library of Fragrance is part of a US company called Demeter Fragrance Library Inc., they create fragrances that capture all the amazing smells that surround us every day. They have over 300 unique scents in the collection, 100 of them being available to purchase in UK.
After months of trying to find them in my local Boots I finally decided to order online and picked two fragrances, one of them being Sunshine (£15).

The Library of Fragrance Sunshine

It's Spring time, the sun is shining more often so the fragrance seems just perfect right now.
So what does the Sunshine smell like?, I hear you asking :)
 
I was very curious about the scent and couldn't imagine what it would be like. I just knew it has to be pleasant because there can't be anything bad about sunshine.
And once I sprayed the fragrance around me I didn't have doubts that it's the smell of sunshine and have fallen in love with the scent.
 
The Library of Fragrance describes the Sunshine in these words:
"Think of your favourite, most comfortable cotton T-Shirt, warmed by the sun and summer skin, with just a hint of suntan lotion."
 
While I can't really smell the warmed by the sun cotton T-shirt, (or the sweaty T-shirt, thank goodness), the scent is definitely on the warm side, it's cosy but not overpowering, just gives the nice feeling of wanting to be wrapped up in it. It does make me think of sunshine, Summer days, sunbathing and feeling happy. I love it and keep using it nearly every day.
 
This scent lasts on my skin around 4 hours which isn't the longest but considering is a cologne spray the longevity is quite good. The small 30ml bottle is perfect to have it in my bag and refresh the scent throughout the day.
 
The Library of Fragrance Daisy

The Library of Fragrance describe their scents as 'linear' fragrances which means that they're 'single note' scents and they don't change over time like our usual fragrances with 'top', 'heart' and 'base' notes. This characteristic allows to mix and match different scents to get a custom fragrance.
 
Together with Sunshine I ordered Daisy as I love the flowers, they're one of my favourite things about Spring.
And while I like the scent of Daisy which is very fresh with green notes, it doesn't last very well on my skin, so I started pairing it with Sunshine and now I have the perfect fragrance for a Spring :)
First I spray my skin with Sunshine which is a bit heavier and then add a bit of Daisy for extra freshness.
 
I'm very impressed and intrigued by the collection of scents which The Library of Fragrance have in offer and want to try so many more, like Peony, Rain, Apple Blossom, Mountain Air or Ocean.
I think I'm developing a new obsession :) It's good that these fragrances are quite affordable!
 
Have you tried any scents from The Library of Fragrance? Which one is your favourite?
 
Dagmara
xxx


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40 comments

  1. I really want to venture into this brand but I have SO many bottles of fragrance that need using up!! True blogger problems!

    Francesca xo // EffStar Beauty // YouTube Channel

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  2. Sunshine sounds amazing, I have seen these fragrances before but never actually tried them! I'm going into town later so I will try and find it in boots to give it a try!!

    Emily xx

    Emily May Designs

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  3. Definitely sounds interesting, haven't heard of this before ☺

    CANDICE | BEAUTY CANDY LOVES

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  4. I keep looking at these and then walking away as there are so many but I really want to try some out, so might have a closer look.

    The ones that you have picked sound lovely though :)

    Pams Stuff and Things

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  5. I keep seeing reviews on these and they sound so intriguing! I love how unusual their scents are. I think I want to be able to spritz it and test before I buy any online...i wonder if youc an sample them anywhere? xx

    Brenda BusyBee | Makeup Revolution Highlighting Palettes Giveaway

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  6. Love the idea of mixing Sunshine and Daisy together! I have the Daisy fragrance, it lasts a similar amount of time on me and smells like playing in the grass as a child! I think it's so cool how you can get so many different scents that really do smell of what it says on the label and you can layer them up.
    Rebecca | The Two Twenty Somethings
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  7. I have seen a few reviews on these and they all sound amazing. I'm worried of purchasing fragrance online though, wish they have samples somewhere so I can test it out. :-/

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  8. I'm so intrigued by this brand - my local Boots stocks a few scents from them but not the ones I was after, and I'm a bit hesitant to order a fragrance online! xx

    Magpie Jasmine | Zoeva Brush Set Giveaway

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  9. I know, mine Boots is the same, they have like 5 fragrances, I just took a plunge :) x

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  10. I know it's not easy to buy fragrance online, I just took the risk but wouldn't do it if they were more expensive :) x

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  11. I know, I'm so intrigued by all the scents, I wish my Boots would stock all the fragrances so I could smell the quirky ones, like Dirt :) x

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  12. I'm not sure, maybe ask them on Twitter? I do risk ordering some fragrances online but I know what notes I like and most of the time I'm happy with the order. But I wouldn't order anything more expensive without trying it out first. x

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  13. There are so many more I want to try, I wish my Boots would stock the entire collection :) x

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  14. They have so many intriguing scents! x

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  15. There are so many intriguing scents in their collection, I definitely recommend giving them a sniff :) x

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  16. I know! I keep buying new instead of using up what I have already :) x

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  17. I haven't tried any of these, but they sound intriguing! xx

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  18. I remember Demeter fragrances being talked about but even in the States they were hard to find (though I'm not expert, just speaking based on my visits). I enjoy the adventure and ability to mix and match when it comes to single note fragrances - Sunshine sounds so lovely!

    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl's Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  19. I'm the same have been wanting to sniff them in store before buying but just can't find them so will probably order online instead. Love the scents you picked up, they sound perfect for this time of year x

    Beauty with charm

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  20. Nice & summery. Would love it if you could check out my latest Alexander McQueen fashion post!

    Kisses xo | From Aliona With Love

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  21. I found they're really smell true to the original/natural scents so it's easier to gamble with the online order, unless you're going for something very unusual, like Dirt, that's when it gets difficult to know if the scent will be nice :)) x

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  22. They do sound intriguing and I'm very tempted to order some more :) x

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  23. I hope to get more scents and mix them together for my ultimate favourite fragrance :) x

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  24. I'd be same with order perfumes online. But this one does sound lovely, even just for the name!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  25. I'd love to try something from Library of Fragrance! So many scents tickle my fancy!

    Stephanie xxxx

    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/

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  26. I was so confused when I saw this because I was like "why are those Demeter bottles but called something else?" and then I read on. Wonder why they changed the name for the UK? They have so many unique scents -- I've liked them since I was a teen!

    xo, alison*elle

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  27. These sound really cool! I'm very much into scents right now and I love perfumes that don't smell like you've sniffed some version of it 100 times before and these sound like they are quite unique.

    http://www.lipstickisalife.com/

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  28. Sunshine sounds like such an amazing scent. I'd love to try on these fragrances!

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

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  29. Sunshine smells so nice! Highly recommend giving them a try :)

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  30. They're really unique and you can mix and match them for your perfect personal scent :)

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  31. I know, the name totally convinced me to order it :) x

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  32. I'm the same, so many more I'd love to try :) x

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  33. I'm not sure why they changed the name for UK but it doesn't change the fact that there are some very unique scents and I can see myself picking up some more :)

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  34. I personally want "Laundry" the absolute most, but this sounds lovely!

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  35. I want to try so many more, need to check out the Laundry one ;)

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  36. I don't think I would go for dirt anyway haha so it's good to know. Will probably get fruity/floral scents x

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  37. I have never tried the Library of Fragrances products. I love the idea to create your own scent. I like how sunshine sounds. x

    Alexandra | Glam O’Clock - MAKEUP REVOLUTION GIVEAWAY

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  38. It's a great idea of creating your custom fragrance by mixing and matching different scents and they quite affordable so it's even better :) x

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  39. Love the fact they're handbag friendly too! x

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