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Parisian Styling With Jean Paul Gautier | Scandal Perfume Giveaway 

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I’ve been inspired by Parisian chic for a very long time. Years ago, The Devil Wears Prada introduced me to the glamour that is Paris fashion week, but my recent visit to the capital showed me a different angle. Exploring the city myself gave me a much greater appreciation for the overall vibe as well as its classic street style.

I find myself constantly inspired by many factors, but the experiences of new places that travel allows is one which never fails me. In Paris, inspiration is around every corner, I found it in the diverse architecture from historical galleries to more modern landmarks. I found it in the stylish Parisian women who I admired around almost every corner. The similarity between these women being their seemingly effortless ability simply to be selective in their style choices. It’s a talent much easier said than done.

Be More French

I believe that a look is in the detail. To well execute a specific style, there are a few factors to consider. Boots recently sent me a bottle of the new John Paul Gautier perfumeScandal and challenged me to be more French. So with Paris in mind, heres what I do to be more French in terms of overall style.


The French approach to beauty often seems more natural and relaxed, but is it? One of my biggest beauty beliefs is that achieving great skin is a priority. Some of the biggest cult beauty skincare items right now are from French brands.

No-one can really tell if great skin is down to genes or expensive products and a lengthy routine. Or whether a messy bun was thrown up or took half an hour to get just right. What I’m saying is that looks can appear effortless even when they’re not. The overall goal of Parisian style seems to be to always achieve an effortless look, regardless of how much effort it actually cost.

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I’ve always admired the cool vibe given off by women who accept imperfections as integral parts of individuality. Who understand that confidence is attractive. As with French style generally, simplicity is key. Think no-makeup-makeup-looks or the bold minimalism of a smokey eye. I like to opt for a staple red lip as a single focus, with other makeup kept to a minimum.

Staple red lipstick
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John Paul Gautier’s Scandal truly encompasses a Parisian style. Signature honey is paired with notes of tuberose, sandalwood and Tonka bean to achieve sophistication with a fresh, feminine twist. It’s a scent that lingers both in a room and in your mind. 

Despite the many ways of adding finishing touches, I typically find fragrance the perfect way to complete a style. From sweet and fresh to heavier and more sultry, each occasion warrants a fitting scent and each scent warrants a fitting occasion. Scandal is both fresh and chic. It suits the confident woman going about her business in the city and with that vision I immediately feel more capable myself.


Capsule wardrobes and investing in long-lasting fashion is becoming more and more popular. Parisian women were ahead of the game. Their style showcases the power of minimalism with a ‘less is more’ outlook. As Coco Chanel famously put it: ‘Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.

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The Giveaway

I’ve teamed up with Boots to give you the chance of winning your own Scandal perfume. To enter I want to know what you would do to add a French touch to your look? Leave me a comment answering the question and complete your entry here, through Rafflecopter or below. Don’t forget to use the #BEMOREFRENCH.


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*  This post is part of an advertised collaboration with Boots but all thoughts are my own. Please read my full disclaimer for more information.

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  • Reply Becca

    Congratulations on this collaboration. These photos are absolutely gorgeous! To add a bit of French style to my look I always add stripes or a Parisian fragrance 😍 #BEMOREFRENCH

    June 19, 2019 at 7:52 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thank you lovely! Oh yes stripes always make me think France!x

      June 19, 2019 at 7:54 pm
      • Reply Kendra

        I like to add a clean red lip, black winged liner, and or course a beret!

        July 1, 2019 at 6:53 pm
    • Reply Jess Rigg

      I’d like to have a really chic hairstyle which would make me look parisian always!

      Jess x

      June 25, 2019 at 1:42 pm
      • Reply Gillian

        This is an incredible collaboration, congratulations lovely! 💕 that perfume smells absolutely incredible too, and I love the design of the bottle. To #BEMOREFRENCH I love to add stripes into my outfit, I definitely favour a Breton 😍
        – Gillian x

        July 1, 2019 at 7:21 pm
        • Reply sophhearts

          Thank you! I love it too, oh what a great suggestion x

          July 2, 2019 at 4:57 pm
  • Reply Jazmin

    Oh how exciting! The bottle of this is just amazing isn’t it? Congrats on the colab. I love French. Im slowly trying to learn the language. It’s such a beautiful one. To add a bit more of a French vibe to my look I love a bit of red lipstick. I don’t know why, but that makes me feel ready for a little French cafe haha xx

    June 19, 2019 at 8:22 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Yes, such a pretty bottle! I know the very basics from GCSE level but I’d definitely like to learn more x

      June 20, 2019 at 9:23 pm
  • Reply Chloe Chats

    Your photo’s are so pretty, I love the red lip look. When I think of a French style I immediately think of a red lip make-up look too. My mum would love this perfume, I need to start thinking about what to get her for her birthday, this has given me an idea! <3

    Chloe xx

    June 19, 2019 at 8:52 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thank you! Oh I’m so glad- if she likes fresh scents this is definitely for her x

      June 20, 2019 at 9:25 pm
  • Reply Tia

    Beautiful photos 😍 I always add red lippy for french style xx

    June 19, 2019 at 9:23 pm
  • Reply Madiha | Me VS The Odds

    A bold red is always such a staple look!!

    June 20, 2019 at 9:14 am
  • Reply aditi oberoi malhotra

    Such a beautiful bottle! Would love to try it sometime soon.
    Adi xx |

    June 20, 2019 at 3:59 pm
  • Reply Sophie Wentworth

    I love the classic Parisian makeup look, so timeless and beautiful. I’ve never tried a JPG fragrance before but the notes in this one sound lovely!


    June 20, 2019 at 7:42 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I do too. This is my first but it’s so me, fresh and easy to wear! x

      June 20, 2019 at 9:27 pm
  • Reply Alice

    You look absolutely beautiful in these photos Soph! This perfume sounds absolutely wonderful and my mum has been going on about JPG perfumes for the longest time but I’m yet to invest. A fresh but feminine scent is very me – the tonka bean in it would be right up my street!
    Alice Xx

    June 20, 2019 at 9:47 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thank you lovely! I agree, I’m definitely someone who opts for fresh, easy to wear scents the majority of the time!x

      June 22, 2019 at 9:55 am
  • Reply Pau Mitchell

    I would definitely do a red lip and tons of confidence cause Parisian woman are sooo confident ❤️

    June 20, 2019 at 9:58 pm
  • Reply Lisa

    Congrats on the collab, that’s fabulous! I love your messy bun too, it looks very chic, not at all like my efforts, haha. I always think of navy and white when I think of Parisian chic – a navy blazer, a crisp white shirt, and maybe a scarf (bearing in mind Coco Chanel’s advice). Plus a signature red lippie of course 🙂 Lisa xx

    June 21, 2019 at 11:59 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thank you! I love your ideas around Parisian chic- I definitely see where you’re coming from with the navy and white! x

      June 22, 2019 at 9:54 am
  • Reply Lucy

    Wow the packaging is absolutely stunning – love it! I think I’d opt for something a lil obvious but a nice long sleeved striped shirt, can’t beat it! #BeMoreFrench

    June 22, 2019 at 9:07 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      It’s lovely isn’t it?! Good shout!x

      June 25, 2019 at 11:18 am
  • Reply Nancy

    I am so in love with the design of the bottle! Pretty cool to see how Paris is the prime spot for fashion styling. I feel like I can smell the scent of the fragrance by looking at the picture. YESSS on investing in long-lasting fashion!! It is so important that we don’t go through the fast fashion and harm our environment even more.

    Nancy ♥

    June 23, 2019 at 5:43 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      It’s gorgeous isn’t it?! I totally agree- I always think a minimalist wardrobe is so much better in so many ways, I definitely need to work on my own though!x

      June 25, 2019 at 11:09 am
  • Reply Chloe

    Eep this is such a cool collab! I love having a minimal wardrobe so I like to think that I have a french-esque wardrobe on accident! xx

    June 23, 2019 at 11:49 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thank you! I was so excited for it! It definitely sounds like you do! x

      June 25, 2019 at 11:05 am
  • Reply Mari

    I love your photographs c: ! It’s like straight out of a commercial x


    June 23, 2019 at 6:12 pm
  • Reply Tracy Hanley

    Red lipstick and a beret

    June 24, 2019 at 7:15 pm
    • Reply Rachel Rose

      Oh this is a beautiful written piece, Im very inspired to write a blog all of a sudden. Congratulations on your collaboration x

      July 2, 2019 at 6:14 pm
  • Reply Solange

    I’d wear a beret and a striped top. #BeMoreFrench

    June 25, 2019 at 1:36 am
  • Reply Zahra Hussain

    Whenever i think of the parisian look. The first thing that comes to my mind is bold red lip and a jet black matte winged eyeliner and a beret 😊

    June 25, 2019 at 5:01 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      That’s certainly very Parisian! x

      June 25, 2019 at 10:49 am
  • Reply Naila

    A french beret hat and striped shirt!#BeMoreFrench

    June 25, 2019 at 5:53 pm
  • Reply Christine

    I love this! Its eye opening, especially the French take on minimalism in beauty and makeup. It’s always been my goal to wear make up in a way that just enhances my natural beauty so it doesn’t really look like I’m wearing make up at all, and after reading this article, I’m definitely inspired to do this more!

    June 28, 2019 at 4:48 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I’m so glad it’s inspired you to change it up a bit!x

      June 28, 2019 at 9:09 pm
  • Reply Stephanie Davis

    French always seem simple yet sophisticated. Neutral colors and scarves are my fave French looks.

    June 28, 2019 at 11:42 pm
    • Reply Laura thomson

      These photos are gorgeous and the perfume looks lovely. Cute bottle. I would say add a few stripes whether that be a top or a little scarf. Then definitely some red lippy❤

      July 1, 2019 at 6:14 pm
      • Reply sophhearts

        Thank you! Stripes are a great shout x

        July 1, 2019 at 6:54 pm
  • Reply Sharon D

    That’s a fab collaboration, so happy for you! Lovely lovely photos too 🙂 I think I’d add some white blouses and silky dresses


    July 2, 2019 at 9:37 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thank you! Oh I love both- they’re great staples aren’t they? Good luck!x

      July 2, 2019 at 10:04 am
  • Reply Aleeha

    ooh the perfume bottle is so pretty! Whenever I think of France I think of stripes so I would try to incorporate that into my outfit!
    Alesha xXx

    July 2, 2019 at 11:45 am
    • Reply Aleeha

      oh and #BEMOREFRENCH

      July 2, 2019 at 11:45 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      I honestly love everything about the perfume! That’s a great shout, stripes can definitely have a Parisian vibe can’t they?! x

      July 2, 2019 at 4:56 pm
  • Reply Jessica C

    Tight jeans, boots. #BeMoreFrench

    July 2, 2019 at 8:42 pm
  • Reply Kirsty Marie

    For me it would have to be a navy and white stripe outfit with red lipstick!

    July 2, 2019 at 8:52 pm
  • Reply Jay

    I think stripes are pretty Parisian! #BEMOREFRENCH

    July 2, 2019 at 8:55 pm
  • Reply Emma

    It’s such a pretty bottle and I’d love to win!

    Emma |

    July 2, 2019 at 9:46 pm
  • Reply Sophie

    A beret of course! Perfect for summer x

    July 2, 2019 at 10:03 pm
  • Reply Katy

    It would have to be some Louboutin heels! #BEMOREFRENCH

    July 2, 2019 at 10:43 pm
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