A boudoir by definition is a room where a lady may want to retire alone or a woman's bedroom or private room for dressing or resting. We at Olyinka HQ appreciate that having a private room for yourself may be a little tricky or even an impossibility for some, however you can still have elements in your room that can assist with the illusion of having a boudoir so we've compiled a list of our TOP 10 FAVORITE MUST BUY ITEMS below as a guide to help you create your very own boudoir magic.
Everyone has rolls when they bend over.
When someone tells you that you're beautiful, believe them. They aren't lying.
Sometimes we all wake up with breath that could kill a goat.
For every woman unhappy with her stretch marks is another woman who wishes she had them.
You should definitely have more confidence. And if you saw yourself the way others see you, you would.
Don't look for a man to save you. Be able to save yourself.
It's okay to not love every part of your body....but you should.
We all have that one friend who seems to have it all together. That woman with the seemingly perfect life. Well, you might be that woman to someone else.
You should be a priority. Not an option, a last resort, or a backup plan.
You're a woman. That alone makes you pretty damn remarkable.
~ Photo and words by Mary L. Leonard ~
Coco Chanel, French fashion designer, founder of the fashion brand Chanel, a pioneer of her time, renowned for her class, style and elegance, always had a word or two to say about life, fashion and women in general. So what would her advice be to women today?
Keira Knightly as Coco Chanel in:
Once Upon A Time..." by Karl Lagerfeld
Spring is in the air and we believe it's the perfect time to buy fragrances to welcome in the new season. Since launching Olyinka we've always had fun pairing perfumes to our collections because It's just the perfect combination. Our favorite place to seek out new fragrances is the Bloom Perfumery in Covent Garden London. We spent a lovely time at this boutique perfumery and was presented with the best scents to compliment our lingerie. Our collections are inspired from the 1920's, lots of glitz and glamour, very chic, sophisticated and also very sexy so the perfumes presented were a perfect match. If you want something a special, a little treat, we would recommend popping into Bloom Perfumery. We've listed below our top five lingerie scents from our visit, we would also love to know what fragrance you would buy for your lingerie.
Covent Garden, London
Olyinkamag Top 5 Fragrance Recommendations for Lingerie:
We immediately fell in love with this fragrance. We were told us that this would have been the modern perfume of 1920's. Floral top notes and woody base notes, just smells divine.
A close first place to Phul-Nana. Floral top notes and vanilla base notes makes a perfect lingerie fragrance. Beautiful smell.
Consists of floral and leather notes, surprisingly a very light, feminine fragrance.
This fragrance was quite overpowering on impact but after a few minutes produced the most pleasant blend of woody, floral and sweet smelling notes. A winning combination.
A blend of sweet vanilla and black pepper notes makes another surprising combination. A strong but feminine, sweet fragrance.