Beauty ‘n Fashion: Summer fragrances


Recently I have bought three new fragrances and I love using them in spring and summer as they smell so fresh… let me tell you more about them!

The fragrances I am talking about are 5th Avenue from Elizabeth Arden, Eau d’Ivoire from Balmain (both blind buys!) and Eau Pure from Biotherm.

Elizabeth Arden – 5th Avenue


I had bought something online, but hadn’t reached my amount for free shipping yet… So I popped this eau de toilette in my chart. I had read a couple of reviews and atΒ only 30 EUR for 125 ml I didn’t hesitate! Lucky for me I loved it at first smell πŸ™‚


  • Very good price!
  • Elegant bottle.
  • Summery smell: flowers, bergamot, vanilla… winning combination!

Pierre Balmain – Eau d’Ivoire


I bought this eau de toilette at my local drugstore. There weren’t any samples, so it was a bit of a guess whether I would like it or not. I don’t know exactly how much I paid for it, but I think it was only 24 EUR for a 100 ml bottle so I took the chance… and won!


  • Very good price!
  • Elegant bottle.
  • This eau de toilette is a bit more herbal but still has a flowery scent to it as well. It also has a slight citrus scent.

Biotherm – Eau Pure


I have bought this eau de toilette before. Actually, the smell reminds me of a holiday to the Provence as I used it then, together with the shower gel and body milk from the same scent… so bonus points for lovely memories!


  • Fresh and citrusy smell.
  • When used with the matching shower gel and body lotion, the scent stays longer.
  • Contains essential oils from sage and lime.
  • Can be used on the entire body.


Now what about the cons… These three scents don’t last as long as my usual scents. The big difference of course is that I normally use perfume, whereas these are eau de toilette. So I guess it’s only normal that they evaporate faster.

Anyway, I am very happy with these fragrances and I will gladly finish them! I might even buy them again πŸ˜‰

Love, Kathleen

Here you can read another post about summer fragrances!



9 thoughts on “Beauty ‘n Fashion: Summer fragrances

    1. De eerste is inderdaad iets zwaarder, maar ik vind hem toch nog heerlijk! De andere twee zijn zalig luchtige geurtjes… maar alle drie zomer in een flesje πŸ™‚ Groetjes en nog een fijne avond! Kathleen

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    1. Thanks!! They smell lovely… perfect for any occasion and not too expensive. Next week there is a more special fragrance on the blog… don’t miss it πŸ˜‰ Love, Kathleen


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