When it comes to perfume, I'm as picky as they come. I also like to think that I'm a bit of a perfume snob - someone who doesn't fall into fad's, or jump on the band-wagon when it comes to new releases. As a result I'm incredibly loyal to the perfumes I find and love - because they're quite few and far between. I'll happily try new ones out, giving them a good go, but there aren't many I'll repurchase or recommend to my friends. With Christmas seeing women all over the country gifted with perfume from their partners, friends and families, all purchased with the hope that they'll love it, I wanted to stick my hand in the air, raise my voice and recommend the Michael Buble By Invitation Holiday Set as the perfume gift to give this Christmas. And as a self confessed perfume snob, there's so many reason why this set is the one I recommend...
You'll remember that I reviewed it after attending the world exclusive launch in New York back in August. And I'm still as obsessed with the scent as ever. What I love about By Invitation is that it's genuinely unlike any other celebrity perfume I've had or tried. It's got the quality and strength of a top level perfume, and the amount of compliments I receive when wearing it beats all my other perfumes combined. People are genuinely surprised when I tell them it's by Michael Buble, because the assumption of celebrity fragrances is that they're just a gimmick for the celeb to extend their bank balance... But Michael Buble By Invitation breaks that mould with it's gorgeous and luxurious scent. In fact, to me, it's not even remotely on the celebrity perfume spectrum - it exceeds everything in that category with ease.
With heart notes of Rose, Lily of the Valley and Jasmine and base notes of Vanilla, Praline, White Amber and Musk - it's a sensual experience with a sultry and lingering scent. It's the epitome of the modern woman - with a huge twist of romanticism thrown in. Which you'd naturally expect from Buble - especially because he was heavily involved in the whole creation process from conception to completion, and everything in between too. He also often included his wife and mother in the process, to ensure it was perfect for his female fans, and was a scent that woman would not only want to wear, but love to smell.
The people I know who've worn this perfume have all said the same - that's it's the only celebrity perfume that oozes quality, and has a genuinely gorgeous scent. It smells luxurious, rich and heady without being weighted. With a level of musk that means it sticks to your skin, and a strength that means it lasts for hours, you'll struggle to liken this fragrance to anything else - so unique and lovely is it's scent.
And now By Invitation is available in an exclusive Holiday 2016 Gift Set - which quite frankly, needs to make it's way under everyone's tree this year. The set itself contains a 100ml bottle of the fragrance and the matching body lotion, for only £55. However it's currently on offer for only £45 AND The Perfume Shop are often next Day Delivery for only 99p (on order before 23rd December) - which is even more reason to make the purchase! To put this into comparison, the 100ml bottle of the fragrance itself retails at £55, so it's better value for money to buy the set. Win/Win.
Get it from The Perfume Shop website here and make sure the perfume gift you give this year, is the best one yet.