Returning from three months of endless summer (along with coming back to glorious sunshine here in the UK) has seen shunning the intense scents of Elie Saab and Valentina Assoluto, and plumping for something a little more weather-appropriate... namely Rosie Huntington Whiteley's debut fragrance, Rosie for Autograph.
Rosie has been at the helm of her successful M&S lingerie and nightwear range for several years now, and recently turned her hand to fragrance, which launched earlier this year.
The fragrance is eau de parfum (this means it contains a higher concentration of aromatic oils than eau de toilette, and is longer-lasting on the skin), and available as a 30 ml (£14.00) or 75 ml (£28.00) bottle. I think its incredibly well-priced, especially for something akin to a premium fragrance - I went for the 30 ml bottle which is small enough to carry around in my handbag. Speaking of the bottle, isn't it gorgeous? I'm a sucker for anything rose gold.
Onto the perfume itself... well, it's an absolute delight. As you might well expect, it smells quite a lot like roses, thanks to its main ingredient of Centifolia roses... but it also features notes of sandalwood, vanilla, lemon and musk making this much more than just a floral scent - it also smells really clean, fresh and spicy, making it perfect for the summer. And as a side for the vegetarian and vegans amongst us, Rosie's line is cruelty free and has not been tested on animals.
Rosie has since added some homeware items to her fragrance range - I even went and bought the Candle Trio as I like the scent so much!
Bravo Rosie, bravo; now if you could create another special perfume that somehow makes me look like you, that would be just swell.
To find out more about the Rosie for Autograph fragrance range, click here.