[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] It strikes me that now is a good time to invest in a fragrance discovery set – with socialising off the cards for a while, it may clear the decks for a bit of mind space to focus on yourself. I know many of us will continue to work and I’m lucky that I can work from home quite easily so I’m basing my thoughts on the last lock down where I did find I had a bit more space. Discovery kits have become hugely popular – there’s nothing more disappointing than going off a fragrance five minutes after you fell in love with it in the shop or discovering that a quick spritz is nice but it’s not something you can live with all day, day after day. Although I always think they should be cheaper than they invariably are – after all, a big proportion of those who buy a discover set go on to buy a full size so they work very well as a marketing tool for brands – it makes sense to take time over what is a big decision and outlay, ultimately.
Inside the set, you get six 2ml spray vials containing the brand’s EDP offering. Malin + Goetz is a unisex brand so this is definitely a box to share with a friend or significant other if you want to. Full sizes are £75.
Each box contains Bergamot, which is a citrussy uplift with a bit of wet-leaf earthiness, Leather, which is pretty much as it sounds and I find sweetens somewhat on the skin, and Cannabis which is smoky-spicy with herbacious notes. It’s one of their best sellers and I have to admin that I don’t love it. Moving on… Dark Rum, which I find both smooth and punchy, is kind of like the last after-dinner sip, rich and relaxing while Stem is all about garden scents and while it has a floral element, it’s more raw pruning than fulsome blooms. Finally, Vetiver which I don’t think needs much explanation other than to say I find it leans more to traditionally masculine – each to their own of course and vetiver notes divide the fragrance community in preference and opinion! I really think this is a fun discovery set because none of the fragrances are bland – they’ve all got a personality and they all transform to a greater or lesser degree in the wearing. I like Dark Rum for about five minutes, and yet I could wear Stem all day. SpaceNK has it HERE for £22 if you have points or are starting your shopping – they still seem to have stock of their Beauty Gift GWP. Non-affiliate link is HERE.
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