Hi there! I bought 2 The Body Shop body lotions in early January – Fijian Water Lotus and Atlas Mountain Rose. They were on sale for £2 each, and I just couldn’t resist. 🙂
I tried The Body Shop Fijian Water Lotus body lotion right away – and I didn’t like it. I think the fragrance is very annoying. It’s a mix of lotus and paper with a hint of Play-Doh. The lotion smelled rather faint when I applied it. But, unfortunately, the strength of the fragrance seemed to pick up. After a few hours the body lotion had stunk up my top, my cardie and my scarf. I gave the body lotion away the next day.
The Body Shop Atlas Mountain Rose body lotion is much nicer. I’d describe the fragrance as a cool “glycerin rose” with a hint of tea. The fragrance is simple, but it’s definitely pleasant and wearable. I like it. I really like it!
Two things about the formula – these two body lotions aren’t the most nourishing body lotions out there. However, they’re absorbed quickly, and they don’t feel too sticky which is great if you’re in a hurry.
The Body Shop Fijian Water Lotus and The Body Shop Atlas Mountain Rose body lotions are available as 250ml.
Mrs Strawberry Blonde
Hi there! Welcome to the lastest episode of Reducing My Oldies Stash. Today’s guest stars are The Body Shop’s White Musk Breeze limited edition products which have been sitting in my stash for ages. I’ve finally given these products a try, so let me tell you if they’re (still) any good. 🙂
The Body Shop’s White Musk Breeze Shower Gel is alright. It lathers up nicely, but it doesn’t feel drying. I also like the fragrance – it’s white musk and jasmine. The Body Shops’s Body Purée (which I have 2 bottles of) is good too. The fragrance is a little fresher – it’s white musk, jasmine and a mix of refreshing citrus fruits. However, I have to say that I don’t love the purée formula because it feels a little sticky on my skin.
Now onto the fragrances! The Body Shop’s White Musk Breeze Body Mist is a decent all-over body spray. It’s a little lighter and less dense than the EdT. I like it! I’m sure I’ll be able to finish this bottle at some point. The Body Shop’s White Musk Breeze Eau De Toilette (which I have 2 bottles of) is a true white musk fragrance. It starts out fresh but the citrus aroma evaporates quickly.
Now onto the conclusion… I’m impressed that these products didn’t go off. I really, really love preservatives in cosmetics and toiletries! 🙂 OK, here’s the actual conclusion… whilst I like these White Musk Breeze products, the white musk fragrance isn’t my favourite.
So I started to experiment a little. At first it was trial and error, but after a few days I realised that the White Musk Breeze all-over body spray is a great base for sweet vanilla fragrances. I also found that the White Musk Breeze EdT goes well with Body Fantasies’ Pink Grapefruit Fantasy. 🙂
I’m sure I’ll be able to finish the shower gel, the 2 (!) body purées and the body spray. We’ll have to see whether I’ll finish the 2 (!) EdT bottles. Let’s see if I can make an effort to use the EdT on a regular basis. Fingers crossed!
Mrs Strawberry Blonde
Hi there! I found this oldie The Body Shop Lychee Blossom Body Mist the other day. And I think now’s the time to finally use it up. I’m not sure how old it is, but it still smells yummy.
OK, so this body mist promises freshness and a sparkling, energetic scent. Is it like that? Well, almost. In my opinion this body mist smells more of lychee fruits than of lychee blossoms.
It smells sweet, fruity and juicy, but I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s fresh.
While it’s not cloying or overpowering, it’s certainly not anywhere near as fresh as lemon or grapefruit fragrances or body mists.
I would still say this body mist would be great for spring and summer as it is not too sweet.
It’s also not very intense, so I can douse myself in it every two or three hours without smelling like a perfume store.
I generally prefer my fragrances to last longer than that, but I don’t mind that body mists are not as longlasting. They’re obviously meant to be short-lived fragrant refreshments.
But here’s the bad news: The Body Shop Lychee Blossom Body Mist was part of a limited edition collection, so it’s no longer available. If you really, really want a lychee fragrance, you have to look for something else.
Mrs Strawberry Blonde