If there is one thing we really can’t get enough of here at The Amazing Blog, its perfumes and colognes. It could possibly be that there are just so many great scents out there in the world of fragrance, and it could also be that we just love trying new ones and searching for that signature scent. A new company we became aware of is Lokum Istanbul, and we were lucky enough to get to try out two of their colognes.
Zeynep Keyman, the brand’s creator wanted to unveil a collection of Eau de Colognes that were all ‘reminiscent of the Ottoman Empire’. We received the travel size colognes Gardens of Babylon, which is a rich jasmine scent just like walking past a jasmine bush, and Mediterranean Sun, which has a sweet orange fragrance. They are crafted from the highest quality plants, and the bottle is sleek in design. Whether you choose spice or zest, these are sure to be a wonderful addition to any fragrance collection. Also, they are perfect to carry in a bag as they are travel sized at 50 ml. The smells are potent, but lovely. Quite pure in origin, they smell exactly as described and last quite a while on the skin. Lokum Istanbul also offers a range of non travel sized colognes that have more blended scents, but I think these travel sizes are perfect for summer with their pure nature.
If you are interested in an exotic fragrance destination to Turkey, you can purchase the Lokum Istanbul Cologne on their website and also at the Bluebird shop on Kings Road. The travel sizes retail at £11.00 for 50 ml and the full 200 ml sizes at £28.00 each.