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Ancienne Ambience Colonia Seven VII: Pink Grapefruit, Blood Orange & Musk EDP 100ml.

Hello fellow beauty addicts,

My first post in a long time as I have been very under the weather. Anyhoo onwards and upwards!!

Ancienne Ambience was created by Adriana Carlucci with just 6 candles and a small jewellery collection, how amazing is that?Antonia’s family have dealt in ancient art/antiquities for generations and she created her products to compliment the offerings of the gallery. She created luxury goods with an ancient theme and oh boy has she done it very well.

COLOGONE EDP – Uplifting, zesty, cooling: They feature a whoosh of notes like lemon, bergamot, orange, grapefruit, mandarin. (These notes are also slightly randomly referred to as being ‘hesperidic’ – after the Hesperides, the nymphs from Greek mythology!) Fresh fragrances smell clean, and usually come in the eau de toilette and Cologne versions.

This stunning fragrance from Ancienne Ambience has been keeping me fresh & uplifted all summer. I use it on a daily basis because it is that morning burst of the grapefruit effervescence that helps wake you up and get your mind and body going.

Then the lovely warming blood orange comes through as it starts to soften with the hint of must that keeps this fragrance making you feel fresh all day. Some citrus fragrances fade very fast. I found this to have legs and staying power.

When settled this smells of a beautiful sweet lemon, warm blood orange and a hint of musk, absolutely beautiful and something you keep smelling. I had myself spritzed from head to toe in this fragrance and it made me feel fabulously fresh all day.

It would also be a wonderful fragrance to take on holiday as it is beautiful day or night and really does give you that air of confidence that you are beautifully scented from head to toe!

I am a bit biased when it comes to Ancienne Ambience as I have been in love with it for years. Their soaps are so good too. I love the Almond milk & Rose. The Rose Pure Floral Water which I keep in the fridge, is a natural hydrolat, skin loves it .. Wonderful for a pure tropical moment or just out of the shower on a hot day all over!

The Damask Rose Hand & Bodywash is divine too, it leaves your hands beautifully & lightly scented. Paraben, sls & cruelty free the products are non drying and gentle on skin. It is absolutely beautiful. I would like to try the other hand and body washes but I cannot get past this one, I am on my third!

They are such a beautiful brand, everything smells amazing including your parcel from them, they just make you feel really special and you know you are getting that quality, you can feel and sense it …..

If you are interested in taking a look at the new fragrances by Ancienne Ambience you can find them here along with their other products. .. NICOLA10 gets you 10% off and there is free worldwide shipping –Ancienne Ambiance

Bye for now folks

Nicola x

Peter Thomas Roth Mega Rich Body wash

Hi Everyone,

I seem to have a massive amount of shower gels and bath soaks to relax me and to help with the old Fibro pains, but i olso really need something that will cut right through the fatigue and tiredness and i have discovered the fabulous Peter Thomas Roth shower gel 🙂


It fills the bathroom with a heady citrus/freshly squeezed grapefruit aroma which cuts right through tiredness and awakens the morning senses. It has little micro beads rich with Vitamins A,C,E and pro vitamin B5 that burst onto your skin giving it a really fresh dose of moisture!


I really love this shower gel for a few reasons not just the scent, it is a brilliant body cleanser leaving you feeling amazingly clean and really refreshed too, because of the moisture beads it doesn’t dry my skin out a lot either which is fab as its pretty dry already .. but that freshly squeezed scent is pure heaven in the morning …


If you find waking up as hard as i do in the morning, i can highly recommend Peter Thomas Roth for a totally refreshing shower experience any time of the day, perfect as a reviver if you’re hot and tired and have to keep on going too…

I got mine from Salon Services here: http://www.salonskincare.co.uk/peter-thomas-roth-mega-rich-body-wash-p-23523.html?gclid=CLD_q-rzl8ECFfLJtAod5yAAWA&ref=76&utm_medium=PPC&utm_source=googlesPLA

If you have any fantastic shower gels as a perk me up i would love to hear …

Thats it for now folks, i hope you enjoy!

Bye for now

Nicola x