Fresh Brown Sugar

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADo you know what we are REALLY lacking in the beauty halls? ROLLER BALL PERFUMES! Why do we not have them? I don’t get it!! I remember getting one of my all time favourite perfume as a teen, Hugo Boss Deep Red and it being such a big deal. I think that until last year that may have been the only one I’d ever had but they’re so darn convenient I just can’t fathom why they’re not more readily available. One of my favourite aisles of Sephora has near every available fragrance in roller ball form and you’d best believe I’ll be picking up some more when we’re in the states in March. They’re great to keep in your handbag and of course for travel but more than that it’s the best way to try a new scent without shelling out for a full size bottle.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALast year I picked one up in Brown Sugar from Fresh, I’d heard so many great reviews of the fragrance and the brand in general but didn’t want to buy it and hate it so the smaller size made sense. Before the end of the trip I’d fallen in love and was tempted to buy a bottle but decided I had enough to work my way through. Sure enough I regretted that as soon as we landed home in the UK so when my friend Laura was in Vegas in October I got her to pick me one up. It’s everything the name suggests, fresh and sugary with a hint of citrus that I can’t quite put my finger on. It’s not for everyone (which is mad to me ’cause I can’t get enough of it) but it’s not an offensive scent or particularly strong, I also don’t think it really has an ‘age’. You know how some fragrances (Chanel No5 for example) just smell, let’s say more ‘classic’ and something sweet and fruity (most celebrity endorsed offerings) feel younger.. this doesn’t really have that for me. It’s timeless because it’s so light and fresh it’s almost neutral but if you prefer more masculine, musky scents this is probably not for you. It lasts pretty well on me so I don’t feel the need to touch up throughout the day but if I did.. boy wouldn’t it be handy to be able to run out to Boots and replace my roller ball when it runs out?

I actually did find a seller on Amazon selling both the roller ball and the bottle (only the 100ml though) for a pretty good price – link to seller – if you’re interested but I’m told there are a couple of Fresh stores in London if you’re ever in the area if you’d rather buy in person or just want a sniff!

Miss BB



  1. Lisa
    8 January, 2015 / 9:49 am

    Just thought I would mention you can also call or email the London store and make an order which they will post out to you! Saves a trip to London xx

  2. Claudia
    8 January, 2015 / 11:41 am

    I have felt the same way since visiting the states and buying quite a few in Sephora! I don’t know why they don’t do it here. However Zara do rollerballs versions of their perfumes in the UK.

  3. 8 January, 2015 / 12:52 pm

    This is one of my favorite perfumes of ALL TIME. I know Victoria’s Secret do rollerball perfumes!

  4. Ying
    8 January, 2015 / 4:52 pm

    This is amazing 🙂 sounds lovely and im sure it will smell really good too. I adore rollerball perfumes and I have recently discovered that TkMaxx Does some rollerball travelos which you can get~ comes in really handy!

    Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a lovely day ♥

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  5. 8 January, 2015 / 6:46 pm

    This sounds like something I would love! Lushes Vanillary scent is gorgeous and it might come in a rollerball but i’m not sure haha!
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  6. 8 January, 2015 / 6:58 pm

    I love rollerball perfumes, they really are so convenient! I’ve found a few in Zara in the past which are handy to just pop in your bag.

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  7. 8 January, 2015 / 7:37 pm

    I can’t understand why rollerball perfumes aren’t available here either, it’s so annoying because I love them for sticking in my handbag. I have a couple that came in gift sets and I know that you can get Juicy couture double ended ones from Debenhams. If companies can do it for Christmas gift sets then surely they could manage to do them all year round! Em x

  8. Lyndsey
    8 January, 2015 / 8:03 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing this Lisa althou this could be a dangerous thing for me to know!! Will definitely be making a phone call to the London store soon!! x

  9. 9 January, 2015 / 1:49 pm

    Soooo want to smell brown sugar!!!

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