£3 Perfume!

Today was my day off after working 6 days in a row, including two double shifts, so I was super duper excited to do some shopping! Thursday nights are also our payday, so I usually spend Wednesday jumping the gun on what I expect my wages to be, and splurging cash I don’t even have yet 😉 Thank you Master Card!

Anyway, I am going to do a full post on my purchases from today, but this one item needs its own post because I am still totally baffled by it. We were walking through the high street and spotted a market stall selling nail polish for £1, so we decided to have a rummage. You know. Anything for a barg. On the stall I also spotted some pseudo designer perfumes, with some very familiar packaging, so I sort of snorted in a condescending manor at the stall owner and went over for a sniff, expecting fragrances that mimic my cat’s urine. Well. I picked up the white and gold box with MISS TUTU printed on it, smirked and thought, oh right, so this is supposed to be Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel is it, which I have in my collection and paid about €50 for. I sprayed it and could not believe it. It smells so similar! It is slightly sweeter, but for £3, I really was blown away. Now I’m not suggesting you boycot Chanel and go for this. No. Not by any stretch of the imagination. But I snapped one up for things like throwing in your handbag, taking on a night out or in an overnight bag, to a festival, on holiday….basically anywhere that you might risk losing your bottle of the good stuff. They had other fraudy fragrances there too, but I wasn’t familiar with any of the originals so I wasn’t sure how strong their resemblance were, but this one was actually really good. At £3 for 50ml, anything that doesn’t smell like wee is a bonus really! I looked up the ingredients of both, and the vanilla base notes are mirrored in the Miss Tutu copy, as are the extracts of jasmine and rose, making it a fab bargain copy cat!

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C x

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Dullberry

Hi all

Posting today from the gorgeous heat of the Canaries, while enjoying a little winter sun jaunt with my dear mumma.

So naturally, being in the canaries I’m taking advantage of snooping out some cheap, though admittedly poor, replica fashion items. Picked up a cracking Louis Vuitton style travel holdall yesterday for €15 so not complaining one bit.

As always, the fakes get me thinking of how much I want the real thing, and how far in the future it will be that i can actually afford one!

While fantasising about the Mulberry Alexas, Bayswaters, and the one that got away last season (cry), the Effie, I came to realise that I’ve been caught up in the Mulberry hype, when I don’t actually really want one anymore.

My attentions have turned to the, more expensive yet much more classic, Chanel shopper. (Lauren Conrad style obvs).

Coming in at over £2500 it’s far far far out of my price range and likely to never happen, but you never know!

I definitely think that Mulberry has become really quite over rated in recent years, and it seems everywhere you turn someone has one! Beautiful as you are, Mulbs, I think it’s time I lay that dream to rest, and move on to greater loves!

Back to England tomorrow, 7am flight, which means a 4.15am wake up call! Made in Chelsea ep downloaded in preparation for the plane, so now alls left to do is have one last cocktail and wave the sun and sea farewell!

On that note, Toodles!

All my love

Coco