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Haul: Penhaligon’s Juniper Sling 

I first learnt about Penhaligon’s from Carrie’s post on The Cambelles and she was writing about Juniper Sling. I was intrigued by the brand and the way she described the scent so I went to sniff out the scent and really liked it. However, as a fragrance hogger whom doesn’t really use my scents everyday, I cannot validate spending so much on a perfume which I might not use at all.

Fast forward to two years later, I sort of cultivated a habit of using my scents daily which means my fragrances are finally put to good use. I realized that the sweet fruity scents that I used to love a lot doesn’t really appeal to me so much now.

I would say it’s by chance, that I decided to walk into Penhaligon’s a few days ago. And by luck, Juniper Sling is actually on a 50% sale and comes with its matching shower gel in a gorgeous vintage tin.

I didn’t exactly jumped into the purchase but instead took a tour in the shop and gave other scents a sniff. There was a couple floral scents which I like but doesn’t smells like something that will suit me as a person. Maybe it is just me but I feel that the fragrance that one wears represents the character of the person. And at the end of the day, I find that the Gin&Tonic inspired scent really sits well with me. I like how refreshing and unique the scent. Its a little spicy with just a tinge of sweetness.

I’ve been wearing it for 4 days straight now and I really love how the fragrance smells like on me. It is just nice and not too overwhelming.

Perharps the only bad thing about this is the longevity as it is after all, an EDT. I am quite ok with it and I find spraying the scent on the hair and clothes kind of help prolong the longevity.

I think I might have found my signature scent for now.

Do you have any signature scent that you feel best represent you? Share with me!



Season of Joy Giveaway: DKNY Fragrance Sets

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Hi all! Today’s giveaway is to make you smell good! Other then the skincare and makeup, we need to be sure we smell good too!




DKNY have kindly sponsored three holiday sets to be given away to three lucky readers of mine!

I have previously review the DKNY Be Delicious Empire Apple fragrance which is the same as the original DKNY Be Delicious in the green packaging! I like how refreshing and not over the top the scent is. It’s one of my to go scent when I want to smell good and fresh and not too overwhelming sweet. Plus I like how it really last the whole day, which kept me smelling nice and fresh! For those who prefer a more floral scent, the Fresh Blossoms variant will be a good choice!

If you have yet to try DKNY fragrances, this is a good chance to win one of these lovely fragrance and fall in love yourself!

The holiday sets includes the EDT in a 30ml bottle which is really handy for travel. Also it comes along with a body lotion of the same scent. The Golden Delicious one comes with a shimmering body lotion.

As usual, to stand a chance to win one of these DKNY holiday sets, you simply have to be a follower on either my twitter/instagram (@joyceforensia) or am a fan on my FB Page!

To enter into the giveaway, leave a comment below for this blogpost stating your name, email (so I can contact you if you win), twitter/Instagram/FB ID. And also state which one of the three fragrance set you will like to win.

The three DKNY sets are Be Delicious (green), Be Delicious Fresh Blossoms (pink), Golden Delicious (gold).

*This giveaway is only open to those residing in Singapore. This giveaway will end 25th December 2359HRs.*

Check out the other Season of Joy Giveaway!

Nuxe – http://joyceforensia.com/2014/12/18/season-joy-giveaway-day-2-nuxe/

BellaBox – http://joyceforensia.com/2014/12/21/season-joy-giveaway-december-bellabox/


Good Luck!



DKNY Be Delicious City Blossom

DKNY Be Delicious launched a new fragrance collection inspired by the trends of urban rooftop gardens in the hearts of New York City.


The City Blossom Collection consists of 3 different fragrances. Rooftop Peony, Urban Violet and Empire Apple. I received the Empire Apple which is the Classic Be Delicious fragrance repackaged in the botanical inspired packaging.


Top Notes: American Apple, Cucumber, Grapefruit, Magnolia
Middle Notes: Tuberose, White Muget, Rose, Violet
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Blonde Wood, White Amber

I personally like the refreshing fruity scent when its being first applied. It is not of the sweet fruity sort of scent but more towards the citrus fruity with the mild notes of the floral essence. Overtime, the musky elements from the base notes blends in to create a subtle light refreshing floral musky scent.

As the inspiration of the collection, I would say the Empire Apple would be suitable for the urban chic masculine ladies who prefers a not so overwhelming yet refreshing scent.

If you prefer more floral or sweeter scents, the Rooftop Peony or the Urban Violet will be a better choice.

The Be Delicious City Blossom is retailing at SGD 82 for the 50ml bottle. This collection is limited edition and is already available exclusively at SASA. It will be made available at all major departmental stores from 1st July 2014.



Haul: More Perfumes

A bottle of perfume a month. Sinful. Especially when I have around 8 bottles of fragrances at home not including colognes or miniatures. Also the fact that I’m not a person who uses perfume everyday. LOL. I only use when I felt like it or when going to events or such. However, most of the time I will tend to forget. 😛 Oh wells~

I bought this bottle of Black XS at JP Fragrance at FEP last month. I remember smelling it at the airport once when I was out with my friends and I love the scent. Ok, and the bottle too. I’m a sucker for packaging. 😛 This scent is more to the sweet side and I love my scent sweet. 😛 Most of my perfumes are more fruity, if not musky.


I just bought this from Sephora. It’s a limited edition scent according to the BA and there’s a GWP if I purchased above $80. So I got the 50 ml bottle which cost $84 and got the free pink pouch. The BA also gave me this sparking body gel thingy.

In fact, I had no intention of buying anything when I head to Sephora. Guess I kind of get “con” into buying it. Haha~ But that’s what happens when you go shopping. LOL. But I must say it’s a really nice fruity scent. Very refreshing too! Of course la, if I don’t like the scent I won’t buy regardless of the GWP.

Oh well, it means that I now have around 10 bottles of fragrances in my stash? 😛 That’s quite a number and I’m very sure that it will increase again. 😛