Reviewed by Paul Charlesworth
I never buy perfume for myself and find choosing the right fragrance for my wife a daunting task, even when offered squirts and sample dabs in department stores. I was therefore a little dubious about using the Vivabox for Him gift box.
However, I soon realised that choosing a scent the ‘Try It, Choose It, Own It’ Vivabox is a splendid idea. Inside the box were 7 sample vials containing different perfumes and these vials each contained enough scent to enable me to have several samplings before choosing the one that was best for me. Knowing that scents change on skin the longer they are worn and some are best for daytime while others better for evenings, I was able to indulge myself and not worry that I had washed off a particular favourite.
The scents are carefully chosen by The Perfume Shop to include classics and new releases. In my box I had a booklet which told me details of each perfume, which were:
212 VIP by Caroline Herrara
BOSS BOTTLED by Hugo Boss
BLACK XS by Paco Rabanne
I MILLION by Paco Rabanne
INVICTUS by Paco Rabanne
L’EAU D’ISSAY POUR HOMME by Issay Mujake
LEGEND by Mont Blanc
I am taking my time about choosing the right ‘signature’ scent for me as I am still enjoying trying the samples. However, once I decide then all I need do is complete the voucher enclosed in the box and take it along to The Perfume Shop, where they will exchange it for a full size bottle. There are 266 shops in UK and Republic of Ireland and details of the nearest stockiest can be found on www.theperfumeshop.com.
The Vivabox is a great idea and I will certainly be giving one or two as Christmas presents this year.
Available to buy from Vivaboxes here.