5 ways to Have a Fantastic Mother’s Day at Home

Mother’s Day will feel a little different than normal this year, but it doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate your mom! In lieu of going out, we’ve come up with 5 ideas you can do indoors to still help your mom feel special.

Home Spa

Forget trips to the spa or the cancelled mani-pedi appointments – bring the spa to you at home. Set the mood with a diffuser and your mom’s favourite essential oil or use a bluetooth speaker to play soft spa music.

Breakfast in Bed

Let mom sleep in, then bring her breakfast in bed to help her feel extra special. Blend up a smoothie, whip up an omelette, or prepare fresh waffles with a cup of coffee. Go that extra step and make sure to clean up afterwards!

Movie Night

Throw on some pajamas, get comfy, and throw the ultimate movie night at home for mom. Browse our selection of DVDs and Blu-ray to pick out some of her favourites. Don’t forget to grab some snacks and beverages for mid-movie munchies!

High Tea

Celebrate mom and help her feel like a queen with an afternoon of High Tea at home. With our tea selection, we’re sure you’ll find her favourite flavour. Plus our range of European snacks and crackers are sure to make this tea time feel extra authentic.

Games Day

Have a little fun by organizing a games day for mom. Pick up her favourite board games and let the competition begin, or even tackle a 1,000 piece puzzle with her. Not only is it a great way to spend indoors, but we’re sure she’ll appreciate the quality time.

Celebrity-Approved Gifts to Help You Finish Your Holiday Shopping

With literally millions of gift ideas at our fingertips these days, narrowing down the best of the best to give to your family and friends can be a daunting task – especially as the holidays quickly approach. Over the years, celebrities and influencers have curated their own holiday gift guides, in the hopes of helping you narrow down your options and find the perfect gift for each and every person on your list. To help make your gift shopping experience even easier, we’ve compiled some of the top celebrity-approved gift items that you can conveniently find at London Drugs! From Oprah Winfrey to Mariah Carey, here are the celebrity-approved gift ideas that will help you tick off the last few names on your holiday shopping list.

Oprah’s Picks

Oprah’s Favorite Things 2019 list is full of covetable items, expertly curated by Oprah and her team. This year, that includes the Ninja Foodi Cold & Hot Blender and Sony XB12 Extra Bass Portable Bluetooth Speaker, which you can both find at London Drugs! The Ninja Foodi brings the heat, with its new heating element that can boil in minutes to cook soups, simmer sauces and even melt cheese for fondue! Plus, it can still blend your favourite frozen drinks and smoothies with ease. The perfect gift for a foodie. Meanwhile, the Sony Extra Bass Speaker is a must-have for the music lover on your holiday shopping list. The speaker is waterproof, dustproof, rustproof and washable, meaning they can take their music with them pretty much anywhere. They’ll love the enhanced low-end tones, and the Li-ion battery that will last up to 16 hours.

Mariah Carey’s Pick

Mariah Carey is the queen of Christmas. After all, can you even think about Christmas without ‘All I want for Christmas is you’ popping into your head? This holiday season, Mariah is spreading Christmas cheer not only with her tunes, but with her hand-picked gift ideas too. Some truly unique items made her list, including the Arcade1Up Pac-Man Arcade Cabinet. These Arcade1Up games just launched at London Drugs this year, and they’ve already become a huge hit with customers! Enjoy the nostalgia of playing Pac-Man and Pac-Man Plus with this classic upright arcade cabinet. Gift it to someone with a love for old school arcade games, or introduce it to your kids as a way for them to explore the wonderful world of arcade gameplay for the first time. Plus, it’s the perfect way to get the whole family engaged in some fun together once the gifts are unwrapped on Christmas Day.

Of course, it wouldn’t hurt to pick up one of Mariah Carey’s Merry Christmas albums on CD or vinyl too, to get you in the holiday spirit this season!

Ellen’s Pick

The official ‘Ellen’s List’ is out, and there’s one particular gift that made the cut and caught our eye: the Nintendo Switch Lite. No surprise this made the list, as it makes a great gift, especially for kids and teens. In fact, Ellen called it “the hottest toy of the year.” This new small, light version of the Nintendo Switch system has been optimized for handheld play. It’s also compatible with the popular Nintendo Switch games, like Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and more. They’re sure to keep the kids occupied for hours on road trips or anywhere else!

Jessica Simpson’s Pick

As you may have already learned in our blog on the resurging trend of film photography, film cameras have become a hot item once again. And not just with those who have used film before. A whole new generation is now exploring film photography for the very first time! That’s why it makes perfect sense that Jessica Simpson would pick the Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera, when she shared her favourite holiday gifts with People Magazine.

“We love all kinds of photography in our house! I can’t get enough of this precious time with my three kids without documenting everything. Capture memories in the moment and give friends an artistic keepsake. This camera is also fun for kids to use and create cool collages.”

Know someone who already has an Instax Mini camera? Fujifilm’s themed film (like Star Wars and Frozen 2) make great stocking stuffers, as does a stylish Instax Mini camera case or a cute little Instax Mini Album to store their snapshots.

Christina Milian’s Picks

The Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera clearly is one of the hottest holiday gift ideas for 2019! Not only did it make Jessica Simpson’s top picks, but singer (and actress – have you watched Falling Inn Love yet?) Christina Milian shortlisted the fun instant film camera on her holiday gift guide with E! News. She also featured another hot item on her list – Apple Air Pods. These are a must-have for any techies, or really anyone with a compatible Apple device (think: iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad or Mac). They deliver a fully wireless headphone experience and include a handy charging case, so they’re always ready to use. They’re automatically on and always connected, so you can change a song, make a call or even make a request from Siri on the fly.

Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka’s Picks

When it comes to the holidays, actor Neil Patrick Harris and his husband David Burtka are known for going all-out. Their home is immaculately decorated, and they’ve become experts in holiday entertaining. With two 9-year-old twins, they also now have a pretty good knack for finding the perfect gifts for kids. In their 2019 holiday gift guide, the couple named Squishmallows stuffies and The Lego Movie 2 – Benny’s Space Squad set as must-have gift items. Apparently, both their kids will be getting Lego this year, according to David and Neil’s holiday Q&A in People Magazine!

Jillian Harris’ Picks

Local celebrity Jillian Harris, co-host of HGTV Canada’s “Love It or List It Vancouver”, and former Bachelorette, has shown time and time again that she can curate the best of the best in her annual holiday gift guides. This year, her ‘Gift Guide for Him’ included some of her husband Justin Pasutto’s favourite things. He earmarked both the Apple Watch and Apple Air Pods as his top tech picks. Showing up in several holiday gift guides, it’s safe to say Air Pods will be one of the most popular items gifted this season. Apple Watches also make a great gift, with various models and price points to choose from. The newest model, Series 5, comes with both GPS and Cellular capabilities, so you can stay connected with just your watch. It’s also swimproof, has an always-on retina display, and Emergency SOS among other handy features. If they already have an Apple Watch, accessories like these Spigen Rugged Armor cases, or style-conscious Apple Watch Straps would also be a smart gift idea.

 

We hope some of these celebrity-approved holiday gifts ideas will help you finish off your holiday shopping! Need your gifts delivered extra quick? When ordering from londondrugs.com, check and see if Same Day Delivery is available in your area and make sure to order before the designated cut off time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Friday Guide: Top Deals & Savvy Shopping Tips

Black Friday has rapidly become one of the biggest shopping days in Canada, and the deals have never been so good – which means there is no better time to shop for all your Christmas gifts (and maybe even something for yourself too)! Our LDExperts have compiled this guide of the Black Friday deals they are most excited about, and are also sharing some savvy shopping tips for comparing products. We’re here to make sure you get the products you’re looking for at the best price this Black Friday. Our Black Friday deals go live online at 8pm PST, Thursday Nov 28th.

Instant Pot 8Qt 7-in-1 Cooker – $79.99 (Save $120) – Black Friday price in effect now.

The Instant Pot is a top seller, and for obvious reasons. This magic pot replaces many separate appliances in the kitchen. It slow cooks, pressure cooks, makes yogurt, rice and more! The practicality and versatility are why they’ve become a staple in so many kitchens. When purchasing, be aware of the functions and the size. While on the surface, the various models all might appear identical, there are larger and smaller versions, and some that have more or fewer features. Always read the fine print to make sure your Instapot 7-in-1 can do everything you’d expect. Our Black Friday sale model is the larger 8qt model, with dual pressure and 3 temperature settings.

Honest Baby Products – Save 40%

The Honest Company pride themselves on creating products that are safe, effective, eco-friendly, convenient and affordable. If you haven’t given them a try, there is no better time than now. This black Friday the affordable just became even more so! With 40% off across their line up of products, it’s the time to give them a try, or to stock up for the months ahead.

Instant Pot Vortex Plus Air Fryer Oven – $99.99 (Save $80)

This is a newer product in the Canadian market that has already proven itself south of the border. It’s a 7-in-1 air fryer that can also dehydrate, roast, broil, bake, reheat and even has a rotisserie. Just like the classic Instapot, this is a single appliance that punches well above its counterspace footprint. If you are in the market for an air fryer, be sure to read the full list of features, when comparing price/performance. The increased functionality of the Vortex makes it a unique offering in the world of air fryers, and can help save space while allowing greater flexibility in the kitchen to be creative and healthy.

Fitbit Products – Save up to $70


With wearable technology helping people live happier healthier lives, a Fitbit is a smart addition to your wardrobe. The Fitbit lineup has a wide range of options from the classic Fitbit Inspire, to a full blown smart watch complete with Alexa and apps, the Ionic. If you’re looking for a great gift idea, our Black Friday pricing is the lowest we’ve ever had them! When purchasing, consider what features you would like to use. Do you need GPS tracking to map your runs or rides? Do you plan to swim with it? Would you like reminders to move? Do you want other Apps? Always-on display? Alexa functionality? Sync with your phone? Our website has a great compare feature that allows you to select the features you need, and matches you to the Fitbit that fits your needs. Or you can always pop into your local London Drugs and chat with an LDExpert to determine which Fitbit is the best choice.

Memory Cards – 128GB from $22.99


Looking for a new memory card for your camera or other device? We have great deals on both ScanDisk and Lexar memory cards this Black Friday. Remember that all memory isn’t created equally, and if you’re planning on shooting a lot of 4k video, or burst photos, you’ll need a card that can keep up. Pay attention to the write speed of the cards, as well as the class ratings. These might seem confusing, but remember the higher the class of the card, the faster it processes data. Also look for the U1 designation to be sure it can keep up with your videos without dropping frames. Of course our LDExperts are always on hand to help you navigate the world of tech and make sure your next memory card can keep up with your camera. For Black Friday, check out the Lexar Professional 633x SD Card – 128GB, and the SanDisk Ultra 128GB SDXC Card.

Ronco Ready Grill – $39.99 (Save 60%)

Looking to BBQ year round without going outside? The Ronco Indoor Grill is as close as you can come while staying in the kitchen! The Infrared grill allows you to simulate the BBQ experience, and the best part is it’s a one step process. Normally $99.99, at just $39.99, this is a deal not to be missed. No need to comparison shop – it’s available exclusively at London Drugs!

Disney Olaf or Marvel Avengers Waffle Maker – $12.49 (Save 50%)

Check out these unique waffle makers. They are perfect for the little Frozen or Marvel fan in your life, and are a great way to make creative brunch for the little ones! When looking at waffle makers, notice the designs they create and compare against these. You’ll be hard pressed to find ones that are more fun!

Cuisinart Products

We have Black Friday deals on Cuisinart kitchen appliances from coffee makers to steamers. Many offerings are the lowest prices of the year. One notable Black Friday product offering is the Grind and Brew Coffee Station (save $120) that grinds your coffee fresh prior to brewing (and it’s even programmable). Another undervalued product from their line is the Cuisinart Steam Oven (save $160). With multiple functions including bread, bake convection or bake steam, broil or broil steam, steam or super steam in addition to keep warm, this appliance can help bring the restaurant tastes you love to your kitchen. This and it works up to 35% faster than conventional ovens, which makes this a unique offering that is sure to deliver quick and tasty results every time!

Thinkware FA10 Dash Cam – $69.99 (Save $80)

Dashcams are a great way to document what happens when you’re driving. If the unforeseeable happens, and you’re involved in an accident, they provide a great piece of visual evidence. They can also be useful for creating time-lapse videos of your latest road trip! The Thinkware FA10 shoots in full HD video at 30 frames per second with 130 degree viewing angle, allowing you to capture the full-frontal view from your vehicle in crisp detail. When purchasing a dash cam, be sure to look at the resolution, frame rate and angle of view. An LDExpert can help you find the one that fits your vehicle and needs best.

London Drugs Colour Changing Ultrasonic Oil Diffuser – $24.99 (Save $35)

At over 50% off, if you’ve been looking to add a diffuser to your home or office, now is the best time to buy! Bring the spa ambiance to your home for only $24.99 – our lowest price ever! It also makes a great gift for those in your life who deserve some hard-earned R&R.

Canon EOS M100 EF-M 15-45mm IS STM Kit – $399.99


If stepping up your photography game from your point-and-shoot is on your list of things to accomplish in the new year, the Canon M100 might be exactly what you’re looking for. At only $399.99 including a bonus IQ deluxe tripod, this is a great move into the world of interchangeable lenses. Talk to an LDExpert today about what camera will best suit your needs. Things to consider when upgrading to a mirrorless system are video quality, resolution, and speed. For all subject matters, there is a camera that will ensure you capture the best shot.

Playstation 4 Bundle – $249.99 (save $130)

If you’re looking to add a PS4 to your home, or are planning to gift one to someone this Christmas, this is the time to buy. At only $249, this buddle comes with the console as well as 3 games. Definitely our lowest price of the year. This bundle is also a great entry point if you’ve been considering getting a VR system, with the additional VR headset available, and a long list of games already in the market. (See our previous post on the PS4 VR system here).

SodaStream Fizzi Sparkling Water Maker – $69.99 (Save $50)

If you like soft drinks, or sparkling water, the Sodastream allows you to make your own at home. And it even works without power! This great addition to your kitchen or home bar saves you money and allows you to create less waste. Best of all, bring in your old CO2 cartridge when purchasing more, and receive a discount on the new one.

 

This is just a small sampling of our Black Friday offers. We have PLENTY more in store and online. And don’t forget we have our 30 day price match guarantee, so you can shop with confidence in case the price drops further.
We now also have same day shipping across 20 western Canadian markets. Choose same day at checkout to find out if it’s available in your region. Be sure to check out  all our Black Friday deals online, or drop by your local London Drugs and speak with an LDexpert today.

Happy shopping!

 

 

 

The Mommy Mix’s Top Holiday Gifting Ideas Using Your Own Photos

Photographer, blogger, wife and mom of 2 boys, Amanda from The Mommy Mix is here today to share some of her top holiday gift ideas! Her secret? It’s all about the personalization.

Photo credit: The Mommy Mix

The holiday shopping season is here, and that means our minds are focused on the perfect holiday gifting ideas. When choosing early Christmas presents, there are a few key questions you need to ask yourself.

  1. Will this gift be useful to the recipient? “This frame will perfectly showcase some portraits from her photography hobby.”
  2. Is the gift touching?“He will weep with joy when he sees this keychain with his favourite people on it.”
  3. Is this gift thoughtful? “She will cherish this ornament forever.”
  4. Does this gift show how much the recipient means to you?“He is going to love this gift filled with a few of his favourite things.”

London Drugs can help you get the answers to these questions and check off the loved ones on your holiday shopping list early.

Perfect Holiday Photo Gifting Ideas

Nothing says “Christmas” more than family, and friends, therefore the obvious choice for gift-giving is a personalized item. Something that they will never outgrow or get tired of, something that they will want to keep for a lifetime. The London Drugs Photolab has many options for the perfect personalized photo gift.

Christmas ornaments are the gifts that will keep on giving year after year. Metal, pewter, crystal, ceramic, and now a wood ornament that allows the natural grain to come through. Every time your recipient trims their tree, they will think of you, and all of the joy you bring to their lives. 

Photo credit: The Mommy Mix

The wood ornaments are so durable – even a child can’t break it. Also, they make great personalized gift tags.

Create a photo keychain for the special people on your list. These keychains are not like the cheap plastic ones you used to find at your local portrait studio. No, these personalized keychains are stunning and make great gifts for grandparents or parents who love to show off the little ones in their lives.

Photo credit: The Mommy Mix

I have to say I wasn’t sure what to think when I placed my order for a Tanner and a Panda Keychain. However, I am in love, and only sorry I didn’t order one for myself.

Does anyone print photos anymore? I know I have a ton of memories sitting on my computer and phone, and I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one. Bring those images to life in a photo book or even just a good old fashion photo print on matte, glossy or fine art paper – Baryta and Kauai with a beautiful frame around it. The gift that speaks volumes without using words.

Photo credit: The Mommy Mix

Other Holiday Gift Ideas from the London Drugs Photolab

What are you waiting for? Beat the rush and skip the stress of being a last-minute shopper with the personalized gift selection at the London Drugs Photolab. For more details and to order your photo gifts or prints, visit your local London Drugs in-store kiosk, the London Drugs Photolab website or download the London Drugs Photolab App on iOS or Android.

Which personalized photo gifts will you be buying this holiday season?

 

To help you get a jumpstart on your holiday gifting, Amanda is giving away a $100 London Drugs gift card to one lucky Canadian reader over on The Mommy Mix! Head over there to find out how you can enter for a chance to win.

Beat the Holiday Rush by Ordering these Creative Gifts Early

In the blink of an eye, the holidays will be upon us. It happens every year – you think you have lots of time, and then suddenly you’re scrambling to get everything ticked off your holiday shopping list. Why not make this year different? If you’re planning to send gifts or cards abroad, or want to be able to give out gifts to friends, co-workers and teachers before the holidays begin, then there’s even more reason to be proactive and start ticking off your holiday shopping list early.

Our London Drugs Photolab has all kinds of gift ideas, from greeting cards to tree ornaments that you can personalize with your own photos for some truly unique and thoughtful gifts. The best part? You can order them all without ever having to step foot in a mall. By ordering early, you can get your gifts delivered to your home well before the holidays – either by ordering online, or using our London Drugs Photolab App for iOS and Android.

Keep reading below for 6 creative gift ideas that will help you beat the holiday rush!

Personalized Greeting Cards

If there’s one thing that belongs at the very top of your to-do list, it’s your holiday greeting cards. Depending on how far around the world you’re planning to send your cards, you’ll want to give ample time for them to arrive (preferably at the start of the holidays). Before the holiday rush hits, take some time to design your cards, create your list of recipients, and get them ready to toss in the mail.

Holiday greeting cards are a tradition for many families, as they’re a chance to get your family and friends caught up on your year (and show off your beautiful family with a few photos too). To help you make your cards extra special, we offer personalization options that allow you to add photos and text directly to the cards – no more hand cramps writing them by hand! (Pro tip: order a stack of 25 cards to save!). Our Photolab also has a variety of themed card templates for Christmas, Hanukkah and general Winter themes, so no matter what your traditions, you can find a beautiful card to customize.

Not sure what photo to use on your card? Check out our blog here on tips for taking the perfect holiday card family portrait.

Christmas Tree Ornaments

Gifts like personalized Christmas tree ornaments are an excellent choice for co-workers, teachers, or anyone else you want to share a little something with to wish them a happy holiday season. If you’re looking to give out gifts to these people though, it’s best to order them before the holidays begin. That way, you can have them ready to go before the last day of school or work. You’ll also want to give out your ornament gifts a bit earlier than Christmas so they have time to hang them on the tree and fully appreciate them during the holiday season!

New this year, we have beautiful wood ornaments, in addition to ceramic, crystal, pewter, metal, and ball ornaments. Each one can be customized with a photo, as well as a personal message or a date if you like.

Heart Puzzles and Storage Tins

Holiday parties can often take place weeks before Christmas is here. If you know you’ll be heading to some parties this holiday season, it’s a good idea to have a few small gifts in your arsenal that you can give to the party hosts, or bring as part of a gift exchange. Our photo puzzles are a fun and unique gift if you’re doing a Secret Santa gift exchange, for example. Just pick an image of your choosing, and we’ll personalize the puzzle with that image! You can even order a puzzle that comes with a matching storage tin.

The Gift of Fine Art

Consider yourself an amateur or pro photographer? Why not turn your best photos of the year into prints to give to your friends and family! Or simply take your favourite shot from a photo session you’ve had, and order some prints to share. This is a great way to gift someone a special memory to treasure. Our If your not sure why print surface is best for your image, you can always visit our LDExperts in the Photolab. Our Photolab also has two brand new fine art papers that can elevate your images from ‘photos’ to ‘fine art’ in time for the holidays.

Baryta Fine Art Paper

Baryta is a bright white cotton paper ideally suited for photographic images. This smooth cotton paper was designed for long life – perfect for those memories you want to stand the test of time. Fine art photography, portrait photography, wedding photography are all ideal for this print surface. It’s also great for scrapbooking, if you’re planning to get very creative with your gift-giving.

Kauai Fine Art Paper

If you really want to step up your gifting game, you can go with some museum-quality prints. Kauai is a smooth hot press fine art paper that is best for print that require Museum Grade quality, especially when Image Permanence is a critical factor. This smooth cotton paper was designed for long life, and similar to our Baryta fine art paper, it’s ideal for fine art photography, portrait photography, wedding photography and scrapbooking.

Cozy Photo Blankets

What do you buy for the person who has everything? Rather than scrambling at the last minute for gifts for those tough-to-buy-for people on your holiday shopping list, here’s a gift idea you can order right now: a personalized fleece blanket. These cozy blankets can be customized with either one image, or a collage of images. They’re a great way to give the gift of coziness, plus the photo personalization adds some real uniqueness and thoughtfulness that they’ll appreciate.

Personalized Pet Tags

Know of someone whose pet is their best friend? Here’s a creative gift idea they’re sure to love: a personalized pet tag! You can order a pet tag with a snapshot of them with their beloved pet, and even add their pet’s name to it. We also have customizable pet bowls that you can add an adorable photo of their furry friend to. A perfect gift set for all the pet lovers on your holiday shopping list!

Morale Mail: Send a Care Package to Members Serving Oversees

Once again this holiday season, Canada Post is offering free shipping for family and friends of deployed men and women who wish to send their loved ones a special care package. This comes at a time of year when it can be difficult for those posted overseas who can’t return home for the holidays, and a gift from home can go a long way to making them feel cared for.

You can create your own Morale Mail care package, complete with everything from chocolates and personal notes, to personalized gifts. A photo book of them with their family and friends would be a thoughtful way to show them you care. Or a cozy blanket customized with a photo of their beloved pet on it, so they can feel a little more at home. Why not also include a personalized greeting card telling them you’re thinking of them?

Free shipping on parcels will be available from October 16, 2019 until January 10, 2020, and regular letter mail (up to 500 grams) will be free of charge until Deccember 31st 2019. You can find more information on Morale Mail here.

It can take up to 28 days for parcels to arrive, so the sooner you plan out your care package the better, to ensure it arrives in time for the holidays!

5 Ways to Show Dad You Love Him This Father’s Day

Dads of all kinds have been there for us, from our first bike ride without training wheels to when they shed a tear at our high school graduation. After all the birthdays, soccer practices, and comforting hugs, we’re all grown up—but our dads get to still play a huge part in our lives, especially as we have kids of our own.

How to Show Dad You Love Him

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What Does Your Perfume Say About Your Personality?

Choosing your perfume is a highly personal adventure. Just like a picture is worth a thousand words, a woman’s signature scent can say a lot about who she is. It’s not a surprise that most of us choose carefully! If you’ve taken the journey of spraying and smelling many different fragrances to find the one—either for yourself or someone else then you know there is so much more to choosing a perfume than meets the eye (or the nose).

Perfume and Personality London Drugs Blog

All of us have unique tastes when it comes to the perfect fragrance. But what if you could have a peek into what your scent preferences say about your personality? Here are the four key scents and how they link to dominant personality traits. So whether you’re choosing a fragrance for yourself, your mom, your significant other or your best friend, we’ve got you covered!

But… why should you trust your nose?

We know from Alan R. Hirsch, a smell and taste researcher, that certain fragrances can be indicative of one’s personality. To explore this concept further, we’re taking you on a spin around the fabulous Fragrance Wheel by Michael Edwards, to see what your scent preferences might say about you. Edwards’ fragrance wheel describes four families of scent: Floral, Oriental, Fresh, and Woody. No matter which scent your nose gravitates toward, these four act as the primary bases for all perfumes. 

Fragrance Wheel London Drugs Beauty

Floral and Introspective

The floral family highlights the aroma of fresh flowers like rose, jasmine, lily, and frangipani to create classically feminine perfumes. Have you ever tried Acqua di Gioia Eau de Toilette, Viva La Juicy, or Marc Jacobs’ Daisy? It has been suggested that ladies who love fragrances with floral notes are the introspective, sensitive, and considerate type.

Floral Scents Fragrances London Drugs Beauty

Oriental and Lively

The oriental family features orange blossom, incense, resins, and sandalwood with sweet and warm notes like vanilla, musk, cinnamon, and cardamom. These fragrances are said to attract the woman who is the life of the party—lively, energetic, and social. Ready to go out on the weekend? Before you hit the dance floor, try these fragrances La vie est belle  by Lancôme or Burberry Brit Eau.

Fresh and Ambitious

The fresh family draws in the aromas of bergamot and citrus oils for bright sporty scents that invigorate and energize. Women attracted to the zesty, tangy smells of citrus are strong-minded, ambitious, and natural leaders. If you’re headed into the boardroom, try My Fifth Avenue from Elizabeth Arden or Clinique’s Happythe freshest of the bunch, worn and loved by power women.

Woody and Curious

And then, of course, there is the woody family, centred on aromatic woods and herbs. This is where you will find the lavender lovers. People who are a little more reserved but curious, love these notes. These women value friendship and teamwork, and can be thoughtful and contemplative. Fragrances such as Calvin Klein’s Euphoria and Donna Karan’s Cashmere Mist will captivate these quiet observers.


Next time you’re on the hunt for a new fragrance, take notice of the ingredients that trigger your fancy. Do they reflect your mood or personality? At London Drugs, you’ll find a plethora of perfumes spanning from soft florals to deep woods to guide your nose in the right direction.

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