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Boots Hope Body Spray

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Brand: Boots / Spray / Type: Body Spray / Suitable for: Body

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      20.08.2009 14:55
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      Didn't impress me, I'm afraid

      I've been using this body spray for over a month now after finding it in Boots. It was on offer at the time for around 99p but a quick look on the Boots website tells me that it's normally priced £1.39 unless there's a promotion running. I was a bit surprised at this as own brand products tend to be cheaper than the brand names and this isn't really that much cheaper than the likes of Impulse. With this in mind, how does it measure up?

      ***The Smell***
      According to the packaging, this body spray contains 'hints of apple and amber'. Perhaps I have a strange sense of smell, but it smells more floral than fruity to me. I can smell a bit of what may be amber (but could actually be something else entirely!) but the apple doesn't come across to me at all. This isn't a criticism as such as the smell isn't bad - I'm just not sure that it is as the packaging suggests!

      ***Staying Power***
      The smell seems to disappear rather rapidly. To refresh my memory, I sprayed some of this on my wrists and neck so that I could pay proper attention to the smell and by the time I've written a few paragraphs, the smell is just a faint linger. Presumably by the time this review is done and posted, I won't be able to smell a thing. Just to check that this isn't just my sense of smell playing up, I wandered downstairs to see anyone else could smell it now that it's been on for around fifteen minutes. The verdict? Barely.

      ***Overall Opinion***
      Unless it's on special offer, I wouldn't recommend this body spray. While the smell isn't horrible, I don't find it as nice as the Impulse sprays or even some supermarket own brands. In terms of staying power, it has more in common with one of the 79p (ish) own brand sprays that I've seen in the likes of Asda and that is rather disappointing for something that would cost you around £1.39 if there's no promotion going. If you're tempted to buy it while it's full price, I'd suggest spending a little bit extra and going for an Impulse spray instead as they have always seemed to stick around longer than this on me.

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        06.01.2009 19:23
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        a nice freshening spray for when needed

        Boots have their body sprays on offer at the moment, you can buy one and get one free, so feeling adventurous, and after reading so many of xxfoxyredxx's great reviews on various body sprays, I thought I would give the Boot's own brand a try, as working in an air conditioned office can make you feel that you need to freshen up regularly. This is the second of the two reviews, as I bought two different fragrances.

        This one was in a lilac slightly shaped spray can, which has a small Boots logo above the word Hope. There are stylized pictures of dragonflies flying over a background of flowers. Below the picture it says "how do you feel?" and tells us this is body spray. On the reverse of the can it says "Be full of hope with this gorgeous body spray, with hints of apple and amber."

        It gives directions to shake the can well before use, and to hold the can 15-20cms away from the body and spray.

        There are standard warnings, about using a pressurised can and not applying to broken or irritated skin, and not spraying near the eyes. It also warns that it is extremely flammable. The ingredients are listed, and the fact that there is 75ml in the can.

        It also mentions that the aerosols contain no CFCs, and that the can is aluminium and recyclable.

        In the first review I mentioned that I had trouble holding the spray and pressing the nozzle, and in the interests of writing a good review, I asked one of my work colleagues to try this one for me, to see if she had the same problems as I did. She discovered that the top had to be pressed down firmly to break it away from a plastic ring around the top of the can, and then it sprayed much more easily, so I realise now this was the problem with the first one I tried and reviewed. Once the tabs holding the ring are broken the spray comes out much more easily, and is easily sprayed over the body. The spray comes out in a smooth burst, for as long as you hold the button down.

        Again the scent was very fresh, and light, and cool, with an overtone of apple, although beneath that there is something warmer, which I suppose to be the amber that the can mentions. This is another fresh scent, and would be good in the summer, reminding you of fresh green apples, and summer days. When the first burst of apple scent begins to lighten there is again what I would call powdery smell, which I suppose must smell like some talcum powder I have used in younger days, and so it gives me the idea of being powdery. I think I prefer this one to the first one called Free, as the smell didn't seem to linger as long, and I didn't get the whiff every now and then making me think someone had been cleaning. As with the first one, I don't think I would want to use it every day, but it will be ideal for carrying in my bag to freshen up at the office when things have begun to get a little bit 'sticky'!

        Available from Boots, normally selling for £1.56, but on offer buy one get one free at the moment.

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    • Product Details

      Scented with apple and amber /