Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! It’s officially the most romantic day of the year. At least it is if you like to celebrate these kind of things. Talking of romance, I often think that the latter and perfume go hand in hand. Fragrance is really important to me and on Valentine’s Day I definitely want to make sure I smell good!

My current favourite fragrance is YSL Black Opium Nuit Blanche. However, after wearing it regularly over a long period of time I’ve practically become immune to the smell. That’s why when John Lewis got in touch and asked me if I would like to switch up my signature scent I grabbed the opportunity with both hands. I told them about my current fave and they offered to help me find something new….


Tom Ford Vanille Fatale: Courtesy of John Lewis.


Based on my personal preferences, the John Lewis perfume buyers selected Tom Ford Vanille Fatale. This newly released fragrance is suitable for both men and women and has an incredibly sophisticated smell. Part of the Private Blend Collection, this seductive eau de parfum oozes sensuality with its rich Madagascan vanilla scent.

It’s the saffron and coriander that give this perfume a bit of a spicy edge. Then to balance it out there are notes of myrrh, olibanum, roasted barley, roasted coffee absolute, narcissus, frangipani, mahogany and suede. Personally I find that one spray is enough to last all day and all night. In fact, this intense, powerful perfume lingers on for ages and I can definitely smell it on myself. Yay!

As well as the fragrance I’m really appreciating the packaging too. The luxurious gold and brown bottle looks stunning alongside my collection and everything else on the shelf. Overall, this perfume gets a big thumbs up from me. It’s classy, empowering and luxe all the way through.


Are you looking for some inspiration on how to find a new scent? Check out this page here.

What’s your signature fragrance?

Have you tried Tom Ford Vanille Fatale?


Carly x



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  • I have yet to try any Tom Ford fragrances as i find them very strong. That said, I am still tempted and this sounds great x


    • This is very strong indeed Sabiha, but I love it! Just one spray is all that’s needed. xxx

  • Yiotou_La

    I haven’t tried any fragrances from Tom Ford yet. I love how simple yet elegant is the bottle of this one!


  • This sounds absolutely beautiful! xx

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  • This fragrance looks so beautiful!

    Candice | beautycandyloves.co.za

  • Dolce Nina
  • Sarah Russell

    Wow this would be heaven! love to try it! x

  • Amy-Anne Williams

    My signature fragrance is the classic Jimmy Choo, it’s so gorgeous. I’ve never tried this one, or any by John Lewis if I’m being honest, but it sounds divine.

    Have a great weekend!
    Amy | Wandering Everywhere | My latest post

    • Lovely choice. I hope you had a good weekend too. : )

  • Sheri Darby

    I would love to try this one

  • FionaJK42

    The scent I love is Carmen from Victor & Lucchino. I found it years ago when working in Madrid, and it’s still one of my favourites. I don’t think it’s for sale here, I have bought it in duty free when abroad.