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Tuesday, 21 August 2012

stella mccartney l.i.l.y

Stella Mccartney L.I.L.Y: Debenhams (£40)

L.I.L.Y is a journey through the senses. It begins with the smell of a spring morning, dapped sunlight through the trees, a vision of delicate lily of the valley. It is the passage of time across a forest floor. The touch of moss and the darker intensity of truffles. "Creating a fragrance is always very visual for me; I close my eyes and see a story. L.I.L.Y is the story of a girl becoming a woman. The beginning of a new chapter, one that is all her own," says Stella McCartney.
Linda, I love you

My flatmates bought me this perfume for my Birthday way back in April so Im only just getting around to reviewing it for the blog! Ooops. Just proves how much of a backlog I sometimes I have. The name L.I.LY refers to the nickname Paul McCartney, invented for Stella's mother — LILY, for Linda I Love You. Im terrible at describing scents so I'll stick with the usual googled jargon, but the notes I get the most are the Lily of the Valley and then slowly the earthier notes come out during wear. I find this perfume to smell very clean and understated. Once it's settled I don't find it to be very overpowering but I do get little whiffs throughout the day. It's a really unfussy, casual perfume which is perfect for daywear.  It's not really a perfume I'd have picked for myself but I find myself reaching for it quite alot, especially on those cloudy, muggy sort of days where I fancy a floral pickup compared to my usual go-to's of Estee Laude Bronze Goddesss but it is very pretty!


  1. i might try this!
    i love the bottble.
    is it a headachey perfume, i know its not over powering but sometimes when one's been on for a while if you know what i mean?
    anyway, lots of love as always, laura xx

  2. I have been wanting to try this for ages, my favourite perfume is Stella the original, does this smell similar at all? X

  3. I want to try this...
    The package is amazing <3

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  4. what a nice flatmate ;)
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  5. i really want to try this and i think you've sold me on it by saying you get whiffs throughout the day :) xxx

  6. I love this perfume. Its become one of my favourites x

  7. The bottle for this is absolutely stunning! I tend to go for really sweet perfumes in the day and something deeper and more musky for nightime xx

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  8. sounds like it smells lovely ! The bottle is really pretty :)

    Beautiful Dreams

  9. I was actually thinking about this perfume last night, and wondering if it still available as I thought it was LE. I actually love the scent. I can't wait to pick it up, currently I'm loving Dior Addict (pink version). x

  10. I am a citrus kind of girl but I adore this perfume, so light and feminine but not sweet, which I find a turn-off. I wear it all the time and it's nice to learn the origin of the name.

  11. I've never smelled this but I love Stella by Stella McCartney so I'll definitely give this a sniff next time I'm in town... the bottle is so pretty :)

    Frances xx

  12. I love all of Stella's perfumes. They're fragrant yet fresh at the same time. x


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