The Library of Fragrance

The Library of Fragrance is a New York based company that specialises in  unique smelling perfumes, ranging from the wacky scents of Play-Doh and Baby Powder to the more subtle smells of Apple Blossom and Clean Skin. As well as selling 30ml bottles for £15.00, they also sell a range of other sized bottles, too, including 120ml bottles for £30.00 (bargain!) and 8.8ml bottles of roll on perfumes for £10.00.

Paperback:

Being a huge book lover, the promise of a book-scented perfume really appealed to me, so of course Paperback was an obvious choice to go for! The perfume itself smelt primarily of vanilla, a fragrance that would appeal to anyone who likes to wear sweet, strong scents as opposed to subtle ones. Although the vanilla smelt pleasant -- like a body scrub, but sweeter -- it (disappointingly!) didn't reflect the smell of books. Even though the perfume is said to contain 'woody' elements with a 'touch of must and dust', I think the smell of the vanilla was so overpowering that it made the other layers difficult to pick out / notice.


Rain:

One of my favourite words in the world is petrichor, the earthly scent produced when rain falls onto dry soil. Rain smells just like that, only much more exotic (think jungle, as opposed to city or countryside). A delicate cologne, it smells just like what I would imagine a dense, exotic forest to smell like after a bout of rainfall. What I liked the most about this perfume was that it was a sweet and powerful fragrance -- one that after application, left my skin smelling fresh and clean for hours afterwards. It's definitely one I would recommend!


Fireplace:

Fireplace, currently at sale for £9.99, is what I would describe as an autumnal / winter scent. Smelling slightly sweet, with an undertone of an almost smoky, woody scent, it's not necessarily a perfume I would wear on my skin, but instead something I would use of an air freshener of some sort (simply because I don't think it smells like a body fragrance). However, having said that, I think that anyone who has fond childhood memories of sitting by the fire on a cold winter's night would find wearing a perfume like this very nostalgic.


Overall, I was really impressed by the quality of the perfumes and the fact that they didn't need to be reapplied throughout the day. Even after hours of wearing them, the smell of the fragrance didn't fade, which I think is a really great pro, especially for people who spend their time outdoors.

One of the things that I think is important to note, however, is that the perfumes are all oil-based, and so left my skin looking quite shiny and greasy after just a couple of sprays. Although the oils did make my skin feel soft afterwards, I think that when used as a perfume, it's best sprayed in small quantities, avoiding contact with clothes.

*I was kindly sent these products to review. Everything written is my complete and honest opinion of the product.

12 comments

  1. I really like the sound of the rain one, I've seen these before but never tried them, they sound great :)

    Tiffany X www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

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    1. Rain was my favourite one out of the bunch! :)

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  2. These are so cute! I love the thought of fireplace as a fragrance, sounds great for winter!

    Chasingmydesire.com

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    1. They are! And I agree, it's definitely the perfect fragrance for winter! :)

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  3. love it! I really need this fragrance!

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  4. These sound amazing! Definitely need to try some! x

    - Andreia (www.andreiaprietox.co.uk)

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    1. You do! They make vanilla cupcake ones, and pizza ones, too! :D

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  5. I've smelt a few of these a few times in store but I've never brought any! The marshmallow one is definitely my favourite by them!

    -Soph
    Www.planetwhispers.blogspot.com

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    1. The marshmallow one sounds so good. <3

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  6. I really like the idea of Rain! Great post lovely x
    Robyn// http://www.midnightandlace.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you! :) Rain was definitely my favourite out of the three.

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