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Closer to home in Cardiff, or further afield in the UK. A place for day trips, overnight stays and snippets of the UK. If you would like to work with me on some Cardiff or UK based content, get in touch!

bespoke perfume experience at floris, london

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bespoke perfume in engraved bottle from floris london

exterior of floris shop on ebury street, belgravia, london

i want to write about this whilst it’s fresh in my mind, though i can’t imagine i’ll be forgetting about it in any near future.

recently i won a competition, and part of the prize was for me and a friend to make our own bespoke perfumes at floris, on ebury street (the flagship store is on jermyn street). making my very own perfume has been a dream of mine for a very long time, and one i thought would never actually be realised.

i invited sade of in my sunday best along with me as i sensed it was something she’d really enjoy (also because she’s wonderful) too.

floris london box with ribbon

floris perfume ingredients in bottles

rounded vintage edison bulb

we were invited down into the basement level, in a room filled with shelves of golden floris display boxes, perfume ingredients, petals in vases and greenery along the windowsill.
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roath park conservatory

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leaf with water droplets

a couple of weeks ago i decided to go to the conservatory in roath park, as i’d somehow not been in there before. i’ve been missing out all these years living in cardiff! despite having to walk around barefoot due to my shoe strap breaking, it was absolutely worth it. also i got myself some chocolate cake on the way home. win/win.
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rhs cardiff

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close up shot of a hosta plant

selection of cacti

firstly i want to say thank you to edwards coaches, as i wouldn’t have been able to go to rhs cardiff without the tickets i won on their twitter!

rhs cardiff was located in bute park, which, if you don’t know it, is the park that runs behind and alongside cardiff castle. as i said, i won a pair of tickets and laura (and her lovely children) from side street style joined me on the saturday date. of course i would have enjoyed such an event by myself, but anything like this is always better with someone!
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