Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Blog Tour ~ Guest Post | Perfume and Promises ~ Ellen Faith

Today is my stop on the blog tour for Ellen Faith's new book, Perfume and Promises. When Emma from Star Crossed Tours asked me if I had any subjects that Ellen could cover for her Guest Post, it only seemed right to do something on either perfumes or promises - with without further ado, please read on for Ellen's top ten perfumes! I'd love to know what your favourite scent to wear is, please let me know in the comments.

Chloe Richards is a small town girl with a big heart. At least, that’s what the local folk of

Rosehip Village think. But when her parents turn up on her doorstep asking for help, her secret

past is about to be revealed.

Being the daughter of Hollywood royalty was never going to be easy, but at 19, Chloe Richards

managed to leave that life behind along with the scandals that almost destroyed her. A fresh

start was all she needed, and a fresh start was what she got in Rosehip. Girlfriend of a local

bookshop owner, best friends with fiercely loyal café owner and owner of a perfume business

herself, Chloe has a happy life. But her parents are about to turn her perfect life on its head.


What do you do when you’re torn between loyalty and protecting yourself? Should you trust

your heart when your head is telling you not to?


TOP 10 PERFUMES - Guest Post from Ellen Faith

Hi Laura! Thank you so much for having me on your blog, I’m thrilled to be here.

I love, love, love perfumes and have always been obsessed with the smell of things, even as a small

child. I have a very bad habit of smelling things, something I don’t even realise I’m doing half of the

time! Things like my food, clothes…’s just not cool. Weird quirk of Ellen number one, right there

haha. This topic really interested me though as it gave me the opportunity to reminisce. Perfumes can

evoke so many memories and know that for me, they can throw me back to a time, good or bad, and I

love them for it.

So, without further ado, and in no particular order, here are my top 10 perfumes:

1. Snow White Disney perfume – I remember feeling so excited that I had my first perfume and

to top it off, it was a Disney one! Looking back it was sickly sweet, and typically for Snow

White, smelt like apple. This is probably where my love of sweeter perfumes began.

2. Cacharel Anais Anais – this perfume throws me right back to my childhood. It was one that

my mum wore when I was younger and it always makes me think of her when I smell it.

3. Estee Lauder Pleasures – see above! While Anais Anais was something she wore when I

was very young, Pleasures was the perfume my mum wore as I was growing up. Both

perfumes will always be very special to me.

4. Miss Dior – my grandma has worn this for as long as I can remember. THIS is a perfume that

lets people know you’re in the room.

5. Givenchy Amarige – ah my very first grown up perfume. I felt like a real adult buying this. One

of my mum’s friends used to wear this and it would linger whenever she left which to me,

symbolises a quality perfume. If my perfume doesn’t leave evidence that I’m in a room or

have been in a room, I don’t want to know.

6. Ghost – I wore this perfume when I first started work and it was actually the very first

Christmas present my boyfriend (now husband) bought me so it holds special memories.

7. Paris Hilton – back in 2005 I went on my first trip to California with my mum and her friend

and almost wept for joy when I saw this in Macys. It hadn’t been released in the UK at the

time and there was something satisfying about wearing a perfume no one else could get hold

of yet.

8. Chloe (the original) – purely because although Amarige was my first ‘grown up’ perfume, this

actually felt like my first grown up perfume. Something about it made me stand taller and feel

like a classy adult, the kind of person I always wanted to be growing up.

9. Prada Candy (the original) - I looooooove this perfume. I first received this as a gift a few

Christmases back and it has been my go-to perfume ever since. With notes of caramel,

vanilla and a warm musk, this perfume just gets better and better the longer you wear it.

10. Chanel No5 – this was my wedding (and honeymoon) perfume and it just brings all the happy

memories flooding back whenever I wear it.

About the Author

Ellen lives in the wonderful county of Yorkshire, England with her husband where

she spends most of her time with her nose in her laptop, a book or plate of food.

Legal secretary and daydreamer by day, writer and serial tweeter by night, Ellen

finally decided to put all the magic in her head to some use one day and put finger to

laptop where The Story of Us was born and became her debut novel. Four novels

later, the daydreams are still going strong, thankfully!

She loves to travel and enjoys taking her readers on a journey to escape with her, in

whatever country or village she decides on next.


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