My Parma Violets Inspired Lloyds Pharmacy Haul

I've been after a scent that smells like Parma Violet sweets for a while, and tried a few eBay handmade perfume oils, but they weren't what I was looking for. I did a bit of research on fragrance blogs and the noses pointed towards YSL Parisienne being a close match. 

Lloyds Pharmacy had invited me to browse their beauty and make-up section on their online store, so I picked out a bottle in their fragrance sale. It was £33.99 instead of £49.99, not bad! There's also free shipping if you spend over £35.


It definitely has notes of Parma Violets (notes! Get me, the perfume blogger over here!) but isn't quite sweet enough to seal the deal and become my life long fragrance.  

I picked out some other violet themed beauty items, Nivea's Double Effect spray & roll on deodorants, and a cute little Max Factor Mini Nail Polish. Why not see if your favourite perfume is on offer?