Cocktails and Perfume at The Perfume Shop’s Perfume Bar

A few weeks ago I won two tickets to The Perfume Shop’s The Perfume Bar at Mahiki in London.

Perfume is one of my guilty pleasures and I don’t mind the odd tipple or two.  To have perfumes and cocktails in the same room for me is the perfect concoction – what more could a girl want?

There were five custom-made cocktails, all named after famous perfumes.  The cocktails were infused with notes from the fragrances they were influenced by. They all sounded delicious, how can you resist with names such as:-

  • Marc Jacobs Daisy Margarita
  • Thierry Mugler Angel Colada – shown below
  • Chloe Signature Martini
  • Hugo Boss Cutter
  • Julep Gaultier Le Male
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My Thierry Mugler Angel Colada

 

Whilst choosing my scent inspired cocktails, I was given a tray of delicious sweet treats, such as rose infused marshmallow, an orange blossom jelly shot and my favourite – chocolate coated coffee beans.

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Sweet Treats with scents of Rose, Orange and Coffee

 

I was also given a lovely goody bag which had a generous sized 80ml bottle of Lady Million Eau My Gold and a 30ml bottle of I am Juicy Couture together with some other samples – I was in perfume heaven!

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My Scentsational Goody Bag

In the past scents have brought back memories but I was unaware of the connection between scent and memory. Before going to the The Perfume Bar I had learnt that The Alzheimer’s Society was one of the The Perfume Shop’s chosen charity partners and that the event was to celebrate the link between scent and memory.  During an evening walk with my husband I was telling him about the link between scent and memory and he told me about what happened to him at work earlier that day.  Here is his memory moment……

One of his colleagues had brought in some home-made lemon muffins in a Tupperware container.  As soon as the lid was lifted from the container my husband said that there was a strong aroma of lemon.  This in turn brought back a memory of when he was younger and his granddad would grill toast topped with lemon curd on a Sunday morning.  The whole house would smell for hours of burnt lemon curd and his mum would go mad because of the burnt lemon curd which had leaked onto her grill pan.  The aroma from the container of lemon muffins brought the back the memory of burnt lemon curd and his granddad.  My husband then told the story to his colleagues.

I will certainly be more aware of scents in the future and to how they can create memories – another excuse to buy more perfumes!

Are there any smells that bring back memories for you?  if so do let me know, after all #memoriesmatter

Thanks to The Perfume Shop for a Scentsational time!

2 Comments

  • Emily O'Neill June 9, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    What was the rose infused marshmallow like?! It sounds delicious!

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    • jo June 9, 2016 at 9:17 pm

      I must admit at first I was not sure if I would like them but they tasted as good as they looked. Soft and fluffy marshmallows with a delicate hint of Rose.

      Reply

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