Monday, 5 March 2012

Product Lust - Abahna's Breathtaking Eau du Parfum

It's pretty rare that I find a perfume which forces me to ditch my favourite scents (namely Marc Jacobs Daisy and Chanel Chance). In fact, until now, it has been mission impossible.

I've long been on the hunt for a gorgeous perfume which is a bit different, that will make me stand out from the crowd. Call me crazy, but I want one which, upon smelling it, people won't exclaim: "Oh! I know what that is, I use that one too!"

Well, after many many years, the search is FINALLY over. Thanks to the wonderful Beauty Shortlist, I have found one which is absolutely and utterly divine - and extremely reasonably priced too! Much, much cheaper than my usual perfumes, and also THE perfect Mother's Day gift.

So, who sells this wonder product? Step forward luxury family-run brand Abahna and their incredible Mandarin and Sicilian Bergamot Eau du Parfum spray. Even the name makes you want to eat it, right?

The Mandarin and Sicilian Bergamot perfume smells just like summer and, while I'm wearing it, I cannot stop sniffing myself! It reminds me of long, lazy holidays - holidays by the beach or round the pool, complete with lashings of Sangria or cocktails. Maybe even both...and that can only be a good thing, right?

It is slightly reminiscent of that old favourite CK One, in that it is incredibly light and fresh. It makes the perfect summer fragrance, in fact - something which can be difficult to find as many fragrances tend to be quite cloying and heavy.

The bottle I got comes in a nifty, refillable 10ml spray, which is perfect for popping into my handbag and applying on the go. I was also incredibly impressed with the packaging - my miniature spray came in a gorgeous gift bag and a super luxe box. Check it out:

I LOVE the tagline - 'The Ceremony of Bathing'
My gorgeous, handbag-sized perfume spray
Pretty, no? You wouldn't even need to wrap it as a present, which can only be a good thing!

Anyway, I will be ordering more and more of this, without a doubt. I think I'll probably treat myself to the matching bath oil and body lotion too. You know, just because...

And for those of you who have yet to discover Abahna, I urge you to check them out now. They are ideal for Mother's Day gifts (I plan on ordering both my mum and my mother-in-law some of the gift sets) and also make perfect birthday presents for friends.

Abahna is a gorgeous British brand which has a wonderful ethos of making our boring, daily routine of stepping into the shower or bath a special experience. They use the most incredible natural ingredients and luxurious packaging to ensure that we can all enjoy a spot of pampering, no matter how busy we are.

Using ingredients taken from plants, flowers, herbs and fruit, this is a fantastic company which has won 
fans in extremely high places (The Sunday Times, Elle, Marie Claire).

Anyway, they can now add me to that list (perhaps a little lower down the list...) because I am a convert! An addict, in fact. 

The Mandarin and Sicilian Bergamot Eau du Parfum are available to buy here. They come in a 10ml and 50ml version, with prices starting from £15.

Sam x