If like myself you have a special place in your heart for lesser known and more niche fragrance brands then may I recommend Shay and Blue. Not only is each fragrance utterly affordable but they are the height of luxury, with pretty blue bottles and golden accents complimented with unusual and exquisite notes. At the moment it very much seems like Salted Caramel is having a moment both in the fragrance and culinary world. If you are looking to embrace such trend then perhaps Shay and Blue Salted Caramel Eau de Parfum is just what you have been waiting for?
"Liquid Temptation Burnt sweetness. Intense yearning. Glossy caramel beckons you in. Then give in to temptation as sea salt, tonka bean and sandalwood take you to a deeper, darker edge. Rich. Addictive. Indulgent."
Shay and Blue Salted Carmel Eau de Parfum was of course inspired by my and so many others favourite chocolate treat - Charbonnel et Walker Sea Salt Caramel Truffles (little balls of heaven). Yes Shay and Blue Salted Caramel Eau de Parfum is sweet, I'm sure you wouldn't expect anything less from a scent boasting notes of tonka bean and caramel? Oddly I find it to ring ever so slightly savoury - in my opinion on first spray it reminds me of toffee popcorn (I'm not sure if that is a delicacy out side the UK or not?) before settling to a more salty come vanilla composition. It is one of those very few fragrances that leaves me divided - I'm never sure if I love or loathe it but it does have the magical ability to have me coming back for more.
Despite being a huge (and I mean HUGE) fan of Shay and Blue fragrances in general I can't quite wrap my head around this one. Now it does deliver just what it claims to - a sweet, indulgent and almost bitter scent but for me it works best layered with other fragrances rather than worn alone. Try it with other chocolate and sweet notes (Thierry Mugler Angle is a surprise hit) and I think a little like myself you will be converted!
Shay and Blue Salted Caramel Eau de Parfum from £30 via Harvey Nichols - link.