Usually when I opt for a body spray I choose an Impulse, Charlie or So...? one that I often find on offer in supermarkets or in places like Poundland and the likes. Recently though I am on an economy drive and feeling every penny saves is important on the run up to Christmas which is of course fast approaching!
I bought this for only 54p, not on offer or anything, that's its usual retail price and after giving it a quick sly test in the store and liking it I bought it as it seemed a lovely fragrance and this sized can is the same size as leading brands at a fraction of their price.
The can this comes in is aerosol action and its white and purple in its basic colourschemes. On the front of it we are told that it is Asda Essentials 'Purple' Body Spray For Women and then on the back of it we are told a little bit about the product and how to use it, the ingredients are listed as are cautions, the size is stated which is 75ml and contact details for Asda are listed. Like I say this is basic packaging but its nicely finished off with a purple coloured plastic cap to the top of it which pulls on and off easily and it does looks an economy product but me, well I don't care its product that counts all the way for me!
The Body Spray Itself:
Well this of course is an all over body fragrance but not an antiperspirant. I spray this all over my clean body and I've even used this in place of perfume on days I just want to feel clean and fresh and don't need to waste perfume!
I love the scent of this. On initially spraying it I always feel it has a bit of a chemical smell to it which fades very fast indeed thankfully. It doesn't spray out wet but only slightly moist and dries into the skin very fast indeed leaving no feeling of any residue behind and I can dress immediately after applying it.
The fragrance of this is nothing short of lovely. It has a sort of musky undertone to it to which I think I can also detect a hint of vanilla with a slight floral smell over all of that. Its a really nice, feminine fragrance this, naturally sweet and not too heavy but pungent enough.
I find once I have sprayed myself in this that it leaves me fragranced for a good few hours which I appreciate, course I can reapply it if I want to (not that I bother lol) and all in all this is a great value product that does that job and smells really unusual and pleasant.
Only available from Asda and highly recommended indeed!
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~ Asda Essentials Purple Body Spray ~
I regularly do my grocery shopping online, either at Tesco or Asda. It was whilst I was undertaking the rather tedious task of doing my online shopping in Asda recently (at www.asda.com) that my eye happened upon some own-branded body spray products among their range of cosmetics and toiletries. I had not tried out any Asda own-branded body spray products for quite some time and decided to try some of them out.
One of the products I ended up buying was the "Asda Essentials Purple Body Spray For Women" which I believe is quite a new product added to the Asda Essentials range fairly recently. I paid the bargain sum of only 54 pence for the canister of body spray - a price that I thought made the purchase highly economical, especially when you consider that I regularly pay in the region of £1.50 for body sprays from alternative brands such as "Impulse."
The canister is a very similar shape and size to other body spray products that I regularly purchase; being a completely cylindrical shape, it is thin and petite, being a neat 75ml in size. The appearance and image of the packaging is fairly simplistic I must admit, with the metal canister being coloured in plain white and with the Asda branding and product details being printed on the front of the can in shades of purple and lilac. There is a purple-coloured plastic lid sitting neatly on top to complete the look.
Pulling the plastic cap off, I am presented with a white plastic nozzle that looks identical to most other aerosol products that I own. Lightly pressing on this nozzle allows the canister to dispense the perfect density of spray from within; I have noticed nothing in the way of waste when the product is sprayed, neither have I felt that the nozzle delivers a scarce quantity of the product when it is pressed.
The scent of the Asda Purple spray is surprisingly pleasant - surprising only because of the rather 'budget' price of the product. I find it quite difficult to pick out individual scents from the spray's perfume, but the overall scent smells to me like it is quietly floral but with a slightly 'refreshing' edge that gives it a contemporary feel; certainly, it is not the type of 'heavy' floral scent that becomes heady to me and makes itself off-putting to my own tastes. Instead, the sweet tones within the scent make the product feel quite modern and although I feel like there is a quiet 'vanilla' type of scent lurking in the background somewhere, this doesn't make itself known until the spray has been worn for quite a long time. This vanilla element to the scent is subdued, and thankfully so, as it is not the type of scent that I particularly like wearing, finding it can become quite sickly and too overbearing. Instead, the vanilla sits behind the fresh, slightly floral tones and seem to compliment them quietly which is ideal for me.
In terms of longevity, I find the scent lasts well on my skin throughout the day. It is true that by late afternoon (with the spray being applied in the morning) it has quietened to a mere whisper on my skin. This is something that I have found is also the case with most other body spray products that I regularly wear however, so I will not be deducting any marks from the product rating here for this. I think this is mainly down to the scents of body sprays being much more subdued than actual perfumes and fragrances. Either way, I wasn't disappointed with the longevity of the product and was actually surprised that it performed so well.
I have noticed nothing in the way of irritation or aggravation to my sensitive skin during the time I have been using this product, nor has it caused any irritation to my eczema, so I do think the spray has a rather gentle formulation.
Asda does not permit their own-branded products to be tested on animals.
Overall, I was pleasantly surprised with the performance of the Asda Essentials Purple Body Spray and I have already repurchased it. I think it offers an excellent quality product at a very reasonable and affordable price. The scent was refreshing and quite contemporary and I was impressed at how long the pleasant fragrance lasted with each use. I have nothing negative to report and feel that full marks in the product rating are justified, as a result.
As @ the time of writing, (August 2012), you can purchase the Purple Body Spray from the Asda Essentials range in larger branches of Asda's supermarket or online at their website where the current price is only 54 pence.