… a word from Amanda

Welcome to the last few days of November and another fine instalment of Amanda Zips It Up.

There’s no escaping Christmas shopping this weekend, with Black Friday and Cyber Monday dominating screens of all sizes.  So, zero excuses for forgetting to get out the plastic for some gift purchases.

Here are some usual suspects. It’s no surprise that fragrances are amongst the biggest sellers at Christmas, clocking up 40 per cent of annual sales in November and December. 

  • Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum.
  • Chanel Chance Eau de Toilette.
  • Lancôme La Vie est Belle.
  • Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau de Toilette.
  • Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau de Toilette.

But there is one fragrance that continues to outsell all. Viktor & Rolf’s Flowerbombranks among the world’s top female fragrances, consistently sitting at number one amongst the highly competitive 300-plus fragrance portfolio in national department stores.

Flowerbombwas the debut fragrance of Dutch designers, Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren.The guys met while studying fashion at the Arnhem Academy or Art and Design in The Netherlands, beginning working together after their graduation in 1993.

Though well known in fashion circles, it is their best-selling perfume that has made them global household names. Not only is it a beautiful scent, guaranteeing comments wherever you go, the bottles look like a work of art for your dressing table.

So, fellas – get online and order a bottle for the lady in your life Asap. There’s also the SPICEBOMB for men too.


On to this week’s edition, and we discover designer coats for your pooch, a new collab for Puma and EVEN MORE Xmas present ideas.