Once you try a Shay & Blue fragrance there really is no turning back. Not only are these unique, modern, boutique fragrances full of real flowers, juicy fruits and warming spices that capture new memories and reawaken old ones, but they are created by some of the best noses in the business.
Shay & Blue are an award wining boutique perfumery based in Marylebone. Established in 2012, with a wealth of knowledge and expertise behind each and every blend, ingredient and product. Created by Dom De Vetta, who has over 20 years in the fragrance industry – including as a former Senior Vice President at Chanel, and Global General Manager of Jo Malone London, this is a man that lives and breathes fragrance. Add to this the new generation perfumer of the moment, Julie Massé, and you have a powerful coupling that are bringing us modern and unique scents whilst maintaining craftsmanship and Quality. With their hand harvested and hand weighed ingredient’s of real flowers, real spices and real fruits which are left to stand and infuse for 3 months, hand distilled and hand filled into beautiful blue glass, you are not only receiving an amazing fragrance but also an authentic, true experience from masters of the craft with a genuine love and respect for what they do. This is evident in each and every fragrance. This brand is an absolute force to be reckoned with, a power house in the fragrance industry and one that I am thrilled to have discovered.
Shay & Blue have put together an incredible 4 piece Fragrance Collection which is their second Todays Special Value featuring on QvcUK on Thursday 18th October 2018. You have a choice of fragrance within the collection. You can choose the Atropa Belladonna collection or the Black Tulip Collection. Included in each collection are the following :
Atropa Belladonna collection
Atropa Belladonna Fragrance 100ml –
Shay & Blues best selling fragrance is an absolutely beautifully intoxicating fragrance. First of all the packaging is just stunning. Gift boxed in the tell tale Shay & Blue packaging with the blue and white stripped ribbon, it screams sophistication. The weight and look of the bottle with the blue tones and gold coloured hard wear make this look and feel incredibly luxurious. Described as a floral, but not as you know it, this is the gift that keeps on giving. Inspired by deadly nightshade the decadent scent of dark cassis berries are blended with the heady, white flower blooms of narcissus and jasmine on a base of sandalwood and patchouli.
Everybody wears fragrance differently on their body, due to their temperature and body heat. On me, the first spray hits me with a warming, sensual almost mouth-watering berry scent that immediately gives way to a burst of freshness which I love. As the fragrance warms on my body I can smell a comforting almost powdery cashmere scent that envelopes me in warmth. This fragrance changes beautifully throughout the day with my body temperature and keeps letting off gentle bursts of fragrance to remind me it is still there. It is such a wonderful fragrance and I always receive compliments on it. It certainly has an air of mystery about it but with a very sophisticated edge. Unlike any other fragrance I have smelt before. It really is quite spellbinding and lasts all day.
Atropa Belladonna Hand & Body Wash 200ml –
A beautiful accompaniment to the collection is the hand and body wash in the matching Atropa Belladonna fragrance. The perfect layering experience begins in the bath or shower as delicate bubbles gently cleanse the skin without drying, leaving behind a softer version of the Atropa Belladonna Fragrance. Also perfect to leave by your sink as a decedent hand-wash. (Does contain Sodium Laureth Sulfate)
Atropa Belladonna Hand & Body Lotion 200ml –
A wonderfully nourishing and hydrating lotion that (To me) picks out those beautifully fresh notes of Atropa Belladonna even more so than the fragrance making this another exceptional part of the layering process. This lotion has a beautiful slip factor and thanks to the inclusion of Aloe Vera leaf extract, Cocoa Seed Butter, Shea Butter and Sweet Almond Oil, hydrates the skin all day. I adore the feel of this on my skin as it is very cooling as well as hydrating and smells so uplifting, it really brightens my day when used as a hand cream after washing my hands. The Hand & Body wash and the Hand & Body Lotion really are integral to this collection and not only smell and look beautiful, but feel wonderful on the skin too.
White Peaches 10ml –
I love that Shay & Blue always give us sneaky peeks of fragrances yet to be launched. New for 2019 is White Peaches, the incredibly fresh, fruity, floral that has a touch of sparkle and effervescence about it that I love. It is fresh, clean and lively and the perfect Crisp Summers Day fragrance.
Black Tulip Collection
Black Tulip Fragrance 100ml –
Launched in 2018 this fragrance fast became one of my favourites (alongside Framboise Noire ). A stunning blend of Snowdrops, Cyclamen, Rich Black Tulip, Juicy Plum and White Chocolate, make this the most exquisite floral blend I think I have ever smelt. This is a well rounded fragrance that is not overtly sweet, not cloying but full bodied yet juicy, like a beautiful bottle of wine. I can almost taste the chocolate notes that linger and round this scent off. Believe you me I am a huge fragrance junkie with more perfumes in my house than I care to admit to and I have not smelt anything as smooth and luscious as this. I just want to envelop my house and my body in this decedent scent, it is truly incredible. This has quickly become a new favourite signature scent for me.
Black Tulip Body and Hand Wash –
Black Tulip is one of my favourite fragrances and for me I wouldn’t share this Body and Hand wash. This would form part of my layering process in the shower. Soft and gentle, delicately soft bubbles hold the scent and leave it lingering on the skin long after you wash it off.
Black Tulip Body and Hand Lotion –
This body lotion feels beautiful and silky on the skin and really captures the Black Tulip fragrance. It leaves the skin looking and feeling hydrated whilst layering it in that sensual fragrances. I absolutely adore this product as part of my evening routine.
White Peaches 10ml –
My thoughts on this collection – I think you can read, there is no doubt that I am in love with Shay and Blue and own many of their fragrances. Everything from the heritage to the packaging, fresh ingredient’s and ethos behind this Cruelty Free brand, make the Shay & Blue experience unforgettable. I truly believe that once you try one of their fragrances, you will be hooked – as I have been for many years. My favourite is Black Tulip but which ever collection you choose, they are both beautiful fragrances. The 4 Piece Shay and Blue Collection of your choice is exceptional value and would not only make a beautiful treat for yourself but a wonderful gift for a loved one.
The complete 4 Piece Shay and Shay Blue Collection is worth over £112 from Shay & Blue however, for 24 hours on Thursday 18th October (Whilst stocks last) this collection will be….Under £50!! How amazing is that. You can purchase the collection of your choice HERE
Have you tried Shay & Blue before? Which are your favourite fragrances and what would you recommend I try next? Please leave me a comment below.
Shay & Blue are listed on PETA as a complete cruelty free brand.
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