The Fragrance Shop Classics Collection Discovery Box

Thursday, January 28, 2016
The Fragrance Shop Classics Collection Discovery Box
If you don't know, every quarter The Fragrance Shop releases a new Discovery Club box which contains a selection of the latest male and female fragrance samples as well as so many amazing money off vouchers that can be used instore and online for the fragrance samples in each box. I have the new *The Fragrance Shop Classics Collection Discovery Club Box (£5) which contains classic, famous fragrances rather than new releases - it's an interesting idea and I love it as I always tend to go for the newer releases rather than well know and well loved classic fragrances. 

The box this month contains ten fragrance samples, there are six womens samples and four mens samples. Out of all the womens samples, I've only tried one (the Lacoste Touch Of Pink EDT) which shows how useful this classic theme is!  

- Nina Ricci - Nina EDT: I've wanted to try Nina Ricci fragrances since I was a teen and I still haven't bought one so I was excited to find this sample in the box. Sadly the fragrance isn't what I expected, it is quite musky, old fashioned and cloying, to me anyway. Overall rating: ★★☆☆☆, 2/5. 

- Paco Rabanne - Lady Million Eau My Gold: This is another fragrance that I've wanted to try for ages but I never have. It is such a gorgeously fresh fragrance - it would be just perfect for spring! Overall rating: ★☆, 4/5. 

- Jimmy Choo EDP: I've seen this fragrance everywhere but I just seem to ignore it, I don't know why and I especially don't know why now that I have had a sniff - to me it smells so unique! It's sweet and fruity but spicy, I love it! Overall rating: ★★, 5/5. 

- Dolce and Gabbana - Light Blue EDT: Now this is a classic, it was release in 2001 and it has been a staple sight in Boots ever since. I've always thought that this was an old fashioned fragrance, without smelling it, but now not so much. It is a very fresh fragrance with the main notes of lemon which I love. Overall rating: ★☆, 4/5. 

- Lactose - Touch Of Pink EDT: As I said, this is the only one I've already tried and I still really like it. It's girly, sweet and musky - it's quite generic but I think it will appeal to a lot of women, particularly young adults. Overall rating: ★☆, 4/5. 

- Hugo Boss - Woman EDP: Just a side note, the final three womens fragrance samples are not spray bottles which is so annoying - I wish they all had spray dispensers! Rant over, the fragrance is actually so nice! It is sweet and fruity *very berry like* but it's musky too. Overall rating: ★☆☆, 3/5. 

- Hugo Boss - Bottled: My dad really likes this fragrance, it's rich and heady as well as musky and masculine. He said that he'd definitely buy! Over rating: ★★★★☆, 4/5. 

- Issey Miyake - L'eau d'Issey Pour Homme: Compared to other men's fragrances, this one is light, refreshing and citrusy with a hint of musky - it's quite different but I think it would be a great option for the spring/summer. Overall rating: ★★★★☆, 4/5. 

- Lacoste Eau de Lacoste - Blanc Pure: My mum actually hated this fragrance, she says its too sweet for men but my dad oddly liked it, it's clean, fragrant and citrusy - not a generic typical men's fragrance. Overall rating: ★★★★☆, 4/5. 

- Paco Rabanne - Million: My dad already has this fragrance and he loves it - it's fruity, unique and unlike the others. My mum loves it too but I personally hate the bottle! It's quite distinctive and strong. Overall rating: ★★★★★, 5/5. 

Overall, the discovery club is a fantastic idea! This is the second box I've tried and it has given me new fragrances to add to my wish list and best of all, now I know which fragrances my dad likes *he is so fussy* so I don't need to guess when it comes to his birthday! This box theme is fantastic as I've been able to try some classic fragrances that I probably wouldn't have look at. The next discovery club box will be the spring box and it will be available from the 1st March. 

Have you tried The Fragrance Shop discovery club box? Have you tried any of these classic fragrances?


  1. This is such a lovely idea to try out new smells and brands you might not go for!
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  2. I personally think the box is a great idea, though I would constantly worry I would hate so many of them since I enjoy a rather specific scent.
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    1. Same but I give them to my mum, she loves so many fragrances x

  3. I love Jimmy Choo's perfumes, they're the best. You get what you pay for!

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  4. This sounds great, especially for someone like me who loves perfumes!

  5. Ooooh, I've never tried a box like this. I love JC's perfume too. xx


  6. Nice collection of fragrances :) xx

  7. I've never tried a discovery box like this. Sounds awesome though!


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