Dreaming of a Library of Fragrance
Have you ever heard of The Library of Fragrance?
You may have seen their displays up on the shelves behind the perfume counter in your local Boots store (if you're in the UK).
There are so many choices in their range as they are literally an A-Z library of fragrances... They have more than 300 unique scents and 101 of them are available on the UK website. Some do sound more appealing than others... Ever wanted to smell of Play-Doh? Well, now you can... Exactly, SOME are more appealing.... Let's put it this way, think of your favourite smell? Apple pie? A warm, roasting fireplace? Fresh Laundry? A thunderstorm? Maybe whiskey?... The Library of Fragrance has all of these smells ready for you conveniently in a little spray bottle. I'm not even joking.
One unique thing about this brand is that you can buy a few fragrances together and layer them when you spray them, so you could smell of a few different flowers whilst adding a musky or woody scent, or obviously if you are more adventurous, go ahead and spray yourself with the dirt, grass or tomato scents - these 3 were the original scents!
The Library of Fragrance sent me 2 perfumes and I was given the choice of any across their range, I chose 5 and told them to surprise me, all of the scents I picked were pretty floral (as I love floral scents) and one odd one which was Sushi... Sadly, I didn't get sent the Sushi scent, but I can't say I'm upset over this as such.
The 2 scents I ended up with are :
|LEFT : RED POPPIES by THE LIBRARY OF FRAGRANCE|
RIGHT : SUNSHINE by THE LIBRARY OF FRAGRANCE
I picked Red Poppies because my all-time favourite perfume is Flower by Kenzo - the one with the big poppy on the bottle, so I was hoping I'd be able to do a comparison between the two.
I decided on Sunshine as I don't think they could make this fragrance smell weird, it must smell happy, if I could give the emotion "happy" a smell, Sunshine would be perfect!