I’ve always loved the idea of owning a truly personalised scent. I was lucky enough to have the chance to design my own perfume at an event hosted by lights by TENA recently.
Did you know that light bladder weakness is more common than hayfever? I found that fact really shocking! So many people I know have hayfever, it made me wonder how many must be living with light bladder weakness without ever mentioning it. It’s just not something that we talk about, is it?
One in three of us will experience light bladder weakness at some point of our lives. So I think it’s really important that we start talking about it more openly. Too many women are trying to get by with sanpro products, because they are too embarrassed to discuss the issue with their GP. So recently I travelled down to London, to find out about fab new ‘Feel Fresh or It’s Free’ offer from lights by TENA.
Read on to find out more about the ‘Feel Fresh or It’s Free’ offer from lights by TENA.
Last September I spent an afternoon at Champneys with lights by TENA. This event was even more fun than that, and it was far less painful! It was held at the Haymarket Hotel in London, which is a stunning venue. You may have seen this photo when I posted it a couple of weeks ago. There’s a bar to the left of the picture, and I don’t know about you but I could definitely see myself sipping a glass of champagne or a cocktail by that pool!
Well, we weren’t going to spend the day by the pool, but there was still plenty of champagne on hand!
The table was decorated so beautifully with the floral arrangements in the picture below. We even got to take the posies home with us, mine looked so pretty on my desk at home! It’s always fun to meet up with bloggers at this kind of event. Some I already knew from the previous lights by TENA event, and I met some lovely new bloggers as well. As you can imagine, we all got straight onto social media when we first sat down.
Sometimes at events you end up just talking to the people sitting next to you. But sitting around a long narrow table made it really easy to chat with the other bloggers.
As well as champagne and coffee, there was also a lovely brunch of fresh fruit and pastries provided. It was a really lovely start to the event, and helped to make us all feel really relaxed.
After brunch, and a quick top up of the champagne glasses, we had a presentation from lights by TENA. If you are experiencing light bladder weakness, it’s really important to buy the right products to help keep you fresh and dry. Many women use regular sanpro products, thinking that they will be up to the job, but actually they are totally unsuitable. Sanpro is designed to handle a slow steady flow of liquid, whereas light bladder weakness causes a sudden fast flow.
Luckily, lights by TENA are designed specifically to deal with light bladder weakness. The entire range features unique FeelFresh Technology™ that combines a quick-dry topsheet and innovative fluid distribution layers. This locks in moisture and odour and helps to keep you feeling fresh all day long.
lights by TENA is confident that their products will keep you fresh and dry. And if you don’t agree, they’ll even refund your money. Just look out for one of the ‘Feel Fresh or it’s Free’ promotional pack of lights by TENA, try the Feelfresh Technology™ and decide for yourself. The offer runs until 30th June 2017 and is only valid on promotional packs of lights by TENA products which are purchased during this time.
Visit the lights by Tena website for more information, including full terms and conditions, or a free sample.
We all popped out for a quick break while Emmanuelle Moeglin of the Experimental Perfume Club set up the masterclass.
First of all, Emmanuelle explained that a perfume contains top, middle and base notes. Each of them is important to how a perfume smells and how well it lasts on your skin. A perfume which has no base notes will fade too quickly, and a perfume without top notes will not have that initial sweet smell.
Next we smelled the 15 different scents that we were going to be using to design our own perfume. Smelling each one in turn showed that it can be difficult to identify individual scents. My reaction to some of the scents really surprised me. I love the smell of roses and jasmine flowers, but the scents were far too strong for my nose!
After we’d smelled all of the scents, we had to decide what type of scent we wanted to design. I wanted something sweet and spicy, and I knew that I wanted to use vanilla, sandalwood and five-spice in my scent.
Next it was time to pick out a minimum of 7 or 8 scents for our perfumes. Using fewer than 7 scents would mean that one or two scents would dominate the perfume. I found it quite hard to pick out top notes for my perfume, because I tend to like the warm, heavy base notes. Luckily, Emmanuelle was on hand to help us all with our decisions. She guided me towards certain top and middle notes which would complement the base notes that I had picked out.
Finally, it was time to blend the perfume. I really enjoyed this part, carefully measuring out the different scents and finding out how they would smell together. A little tweaking, and my perfume was finally ready
The perfume met my brief perfectly. The Orange and Five Spice lifts the heavier warmth of the sandalwood and vanilla base notes. Meanwhile the Marine gives the perfume a lovely freshness when it’s first applied. I’ve been wearing it regularly since the event, and I really love it now.
All in all, it was a really amazing afternoon. If you get chance to attend one of the these workshops, I can really highly recommend it. It’s lovely to wear a perfume and know that I designed it myself from start to finish. Emmanuelle even took a record of all of our perfumes, so we can order a new bottle when we run out!