Monday, 1 October 2012

Liz Earle Botanical Essence No.15

I got the chance to smell the new fragrance from Liz Earle today (which has literally just hit the shops!) and thought I'd share my love for it with you all. It's a lovely warm, spicy fragrance that I think is perfect for the winter.

The box decorated with illustrations of all 15 fragrance notes that make up the scent, along with a little index on the inside to tell you what each is. It's more like a jewellery box than a perfume one, and I think it's lovely. It would look right at home in an old fashioned apothecary don't you think?!


The 15 notes of (deep breath!) Bergamot, Cedarwood, Patchouli, Guiacwood, Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, Cypriol, Siam Benzoin, Damask Rose, Elemi, Cinnamon Leaf, Clove Bud, Pink Pepper, Bourbon Vanilla and Vetiver make a for a rich, intoxicating combination.

As soon as I smelt this fragrance I knew it reminded me of something else. It took me a while to work it out, but when I got home I had a sniff around my collection and it twigged... This scent smells almost identical to Viktor & Rolf's SpiceBomb! It's strange because the only difference I can detect is that Spicebomb is ever so slightly sweeter (unusual considering it was created as a mans scent - even though a lot of women wear it) and that Spicebomb is a lot stronger.

They are honestly so similar, that if you already own SpiceBomb (as I do...) there is no reason to own both, but if I'm being pernickety... I slightly prefer the Liz Earle. Something about it feels a little more fresh, and slightly more subtle. If you're on the market for a new perfume for autumn/winter this is certainly worth a sniff. It's a really hearty, warming winter scent that would make a lovely Christmas (too early, I know!) or winter birthday pressie!

You can pick this up now, Online here or in John Lewis stores. It only comes in one size (50ml) and it's £45 (weirdly enough... the exact same price as a 50ml bottle of Spicebomb!)
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33 comments

  1. Sounds yummy, and cute bottle!]

    Sophierosehearts x

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  2. hmmm sounds lovely! i think spicebomb is so strong though... but i love this packaging... so cute, really pretty and simple! :)
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  3. Sounds gorgeous! The packaging is quite like Jo Malone

    Emily x

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  4. it sounds absolutely amazing!

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  5. This sounds lovely, and the packaging is so cute haha

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  6. Sounds nuce!:)

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  7. this looks lovely! xo

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  8. Sounds really nice! xx

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  9. Definitely want to try this xx

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  10. I don't really associate Liz Earle with perfume, but I'm intrigued by this, might smell it next time I go to the UK :) x

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  11. this sounds and looks lovely!



    Sarah x
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  12. The packaging is lovely!

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  13. Sounds lovely!! x

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  14. The packaging is adorable, and it looks like an amazing fragrance!

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  16. WISH I could smell this fragrance! really curious about it and I love the idea of a nice winter fragrance.
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  17. I really like the packaging for some reason, great post!

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  18. Mmm this might have to be my new perfume!

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  19. I just love the packaging on it and the fact it contains Bergamot- I'm a sucker for anything with that in :)
    Daniella x

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  20. I got sent a tester of this with my Cleans and Polish! I didn't like it to start with but it's grown on me!

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  21. Sounds like it smells lovely! Perfect for fall and winter. xx
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  22. The packaging is really pretty but my nose just doesn't agree with perfume so I can't wear it :( Oh well, body sprays agree with me most times

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  23. Great review Fleur as always :) sounds like a perfume I would like to own. Maybe I'll put it on my Christmas list haha

    Xoxo, Adela
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  24. Sounds gorgeous, I remember wanting to try Spicebomb after you raving about it so much now I'm going to have to have a sniff of this! xxx


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  25. The packaging reminds me of old flower books that my dad has haha, but I love it!



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  26. It doesn't sound like my sort of scent, but I really love the packaging! :)xx

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  27. So in love with the packaging!

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  28. It sounds lovely! I do really enjoy Spice Bomb, especially for the Fall/Winter. Does anybody know when this scent will hit the US?

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  29. It sounds amazing :) xxx

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