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Body spray used to be something I always ran out of so I ended up buying loads and now it’s something I have a permanent (and a little annoying) overstock of.
I usually choose Impulse, but before Christmas I took my niece shopping and we tested some of the Charlie sprays and Charlie Chic was one that I really liked, as did my niece. I bought it for her and a few months later I ended up buying myself a can.
The packaging has changed recently and it now comes in a white can with waves of peach coloured smoke (or that’s what it looks like) swirling its way from the top to the bottom.
‘Charlie Chic’ is written in black lettering across the bottom of the can. It is quite different to Charlie’s older packaging, but I’m glad they kept the ‘Charlie’ logo in joined up lettering. I hate it when a good logo gets changed. I hated Pepsi and 7Up’s rebranding.
A 75ml can of Charlie can usually be picked up for just £1.00 and it is available from Boots, Superdrug and most supermarkets.
The body spray has a plastic lid rather than a twist and spray top like Impulse have. It is easy to remove and reveals the spray dispenser.
The spray is released in sharp bursts and feels very cooling on the skin.
It has a lovely, soft, feminine scent.
The scent is supposed to be a blend of patchouli, sandalwood and amber. I would never have guessed those notes and I can’t really detect them now that I know they are supposed to be in there. It has a light floral scent with a slightly musky side. It is a light, pleasant, uplifting scent.
The scent isn’t too strong, but I notice it on myself occasionally within the first hour or two of wearing it. After a few hours I can no longer detect the scent, but body sprays aren’t designed to last a long time.
I think the scent would appeal to younger and more mature women. The scent reminds me of a body lotion. It is just a light, feminine scent that I think would appeal to most people.
I tend to carry body spray around in my handbag in case I want to refresh during the day while I am at work or out and about! Charlie Chic is a good size to carry round in your handbag with you.
On the back of the can there is a suggestion to try layering Charlie Chic with one of their other body sprays called Charlie Bittersweet. I have not tried this one, but I think it's obviously just a way to convince people to buy and use up more of their products.
I would recommend this body spray. It is great for refreshing during the day and it is very office safe. I don’t think anyone would find it offensive. I would definitely buy it again in the future.
Generally I tend to wear perfume most days, however I do like to have a couple of body sprays in the house in case I need to freshen up, I also find it handy to have one in my gym bag. I do not tend to stick to a certain brand but I do quite like some of the fragrances from the Revlon Charlie range. One of the Charlie body sprays that I have tried recently is Charlie Chic, this was a fragrance I had not tried before but as I have always been pleased with the other fragrances in this range I was sure that this would be the case with this one.
Charlie Chic body spray comes in the standard metal aerosol can, it is a sort of pinky orangy colour with the name Charlie Chic written in the centre of it in black writing, the rest of the can is covered with a black lacy pattern, right at the bottom of the can is the brand name Revlon.
The back of the can contains all of the product information including a bit about the body spray, directions for use and warnings, this is then repeated in a second language. All of the information is written in black writing so that it clearly stands out against the orangy pink background. The can has a chunky plastic lid on the top of it which is the same colour so that it blends in.
The Body Spray
Charlie Chic body spray is described as being a blend of patchouli and sandalwood with a hint of amber, personally I think there is also a hint of musk in the fragrance, it has a slight sweetness to it without being over the top and sickly, the combination of fragrances is just right and the fragrance itself is just the right strength, it is strong enough to last but not so much that it is overpowering.
Charlie also describes this body spray as a fragrance to suit every mood giving you confidence, again I have to agree with this, the fragrance of this particular body spray is ideal for everyday wear and definitely keeps you feeling fresh, I often keep this body spray in my gym bag and have used it when I feel I need to freshen up and it really does work, a quick spray of this body spray and you will feel and smell fresh whilst on the go.
I always use deodorant everyday but find Charlie Chic is handy to have for a quick freshen up during the day, I also wear it sometimes instead of perfume when I'm staying at home all day and find that it lasts a reasonable amount of time.
Directions of Use
The directions of use are pretty standard for this type of product and state that you should hold the can 15cm away from your body and spray. There is nothing complicated about how to use the body spray at all.
Again these are pretty standard for this type of product and include
* Extremely flammable
* Protect from sunlight and do not expose to temperature exceeding 50c
* Do no pierce or burn even after use
* Do not spray on or near naked flames
* Keep away from sources of ignition
* No smoking* keep out of reach of children
* Inhaling contents can be harmful or fatal
* Avoid prolonged spraying
Whilst these are standard warnings for a body spray it is important that they are adhered to as misuse can be dangerous.
Price and Availability
Charlie Chic Body Spray is available from a variety of stores, my 75ml can of body spray came from Superdrug and cost.£1.69, this is pretty standard for this type of product and in my opinion it is well worth the money, the body spray is long lasting and economical.
I have been using Charlie Chic Body Spray for a while now and I have been impressed with it, I have always liked Charlie body spray and this fragrance was no different. I really like the fragrance of this body spray, it has a lovely fragrance which has a hint of musk and a slight sweetness, the fragrance is long lasting and of just the right strength as I have mentioned.
This body spray really does leave you feeling and smelling fresh, I personally find it extremely handy to take in my gym bag in case I feel the need to freshen up, this certainly does what it is supposed to and lasts for a long while you do not have to keep re-using it after just a short amount of time.
The body spray is very reasonably priced and in my opinion is worth the money, I would definitely recommend this body spray to anyone.
Chic is a body spray from Charlie. It comes in a spray can; there Is 75ml in each can.
I really like this body spray; it has an unusual scent which is quite fruity yet I find it's slightly peppery. I cannot identify any of the 'flavours' especially as they are ingredients I have never heard of before (I.e patchoulli and sandalwood). What I can say is that all the different scents compliment each other really well. It has a real summery feel to it which I love! Therefore, I think that you could wear it in the day and in the evenings during the summer as it is quite light.
I have tried many Charlie body sprays over the last few months and I have to say, I have not found one that I dislike. I'm not the only one who loves this body spray either, as many people have commented on how they love my perfume. Another good thing about this scent is that it is not too in your face which is great especially as someone may not like it.
The scent whilst quite strong when first applied does not last very long which is a shame, but then again, what more can you expect from a cheap body spray. I always make sure that I carry this in my bag so that I can use it for a quick 'freshen up' throughout the day.
All in all, I would definitely recommend this body spray. It's widely available from many supermarkets, Boots, Superdrug etc. It's also very often on offer which is great, so I would definitely look out for any bargains, as you can get this for around £1 as opposed to around £2.
Thanks for reading!
Xdonzx / xd-o-n-z-x
I am very aware of smells - especially now I am pregnant! I hate the idea of smelling sweaty, so I always carry a deodorant and a body spray in my bag, just in case I feel I'm getting hot or a bit whiffy!
My favourite brand of body sprays is Charlie and I have tried three or four different ones over the past couple of years. I used to buy them from my local chemists, but since moving house, I get them in our main supermarket shop at Tesco or Morrison's. You can find Charlie body sprays all over the place anyway and usually for around £1 per bottle.
At the moment, I have two of the Charlie body sprays - Charlie Black and Charlie Chic. It is the Chic that I am concentrating on in this review. I have never tried a bad fragrance from this brand, but Chic is definitely one of my favourites and one I will buy again.
Chic is a pinky-orange colour bottle with a girly lacy print design. The bottle itself is quite small, so handy to keep in your handbag. You get 75ml of body spray in a bottle. Charlie sprays are made by Revlon and Chic is described on the packaging as a 'Perfumed Body Fragrance' but I tend to just call them body sprays.
I don't think these are strong enough to use as a deodorant for long and I always have a separate aerosol deodorant to use for this (Dove at the moment). They are much lighter and not so long lasting, but they are ideal for a cooling spray or a quick freshen up, as well as being perfect to give yourself a light covering of scent that isn't as heavy as a perfume.
Charlie Chic is described as "an alluring blend of patchouli and sandalwood with a hint of timeless amber." Well, the first time I read this, this sold it to me. I have loved the smells of patchouli and sandalwood for years, right back to my university days in the late 1980s. I spray this anywhere really, but especially on my wrists, arms, armpits and neck. It is a lovely fresh smell and you can easily discern both patchouli and sandalwood, though I'm not sure what amber smells like! It is a lovely musky smell, but still fresh and feminine, so you won't smell like an old hippie!
The smell itself doesn't last for hours, but you wouldn't expect that from a body spray, especially one as cheap as this is. Of course, you could re-apply it if you wanted the smell to linger. The 75ml bottles last well, for at least three or four months in my case, but of course it depends how often you use them. I apply this quite liberally and it doesn't make me cough either, despite having asthma and finding some similar products catch in my throat.
The body spray has the website written on the packaging, which is www.doyourthing.com and on here, you can see all the different fragrances available in the range. Charlie Chic, Pink and Black are also available as bottles of 30ml perfume if you like the smell. Pink is described as a mix of tangerine, red fruits and vanilla, but I don't think I have tried this one yet. Black is one I love and this is mandarin, cherry and white musk.
The varieties that are just available in the perfumed body fragrance range are Spirit (citrus and sweet apple), Red (blackcurrant, orange flowers, jasmine and vanilla), Passion (fresh and fruity), Glam (bergamot and raspberry), Star (Stargazer lily and bamboo) and Secret (mandarin, Cassio flower and heliotrope).
The body sprays look good too, with different coloured bottles making it easy to see which variety is which. They are also well-designed so they look fun, feminine and classy, so they are great for any handbag. I have bought these for my teenage daughters before, so they are great for youngsters, but also older women. I am in my early forties and these are ideal for me too. At just £1 a bottle, you really can't go wrong with Charlie body sprays!
A tin of Body Spray is a staple in my bag, and even more so now since the weather is getting that bit warmer. I probably should carry around a Deodorant in my work bag as well since I work quite a long day and the builind in where I sit can be temperamental with the Heat, but a Body Spray is usually fine just yo freshen up. It is more the Impulse brand that I choose, but recently Asda has had the Charlie range on offer for £1, so I thought why no have a change and you never know it may end up being a nice change of scent. the usual price for this brand in my local Asda is £1.70.
This comes in a 75ml tin and look like the picture on here - as usual. Don't think the tin looks all that pretty. The pink colouring is a sort of Salmon colour and although the black lettering stands out against the pink, I just get the impression that it looks a bit faded. Lid is on sturdy so doubt this will fall off in your bag.
Anyway the important part of this, how does it smell? The notes in here are Sandalwood, Amber and Patchouli. So heavier scents in here. I tend to prefer lighter kind of airy scent, but I have stumbled across some heavier scent that I have liked. The spray comes out quite fine, so not a big cloudy squirt. This is quite heavily Perfumed so although I still have a good enough squirt of this, I find that it then is quite a strong scent. The scent of this lingers well, and I can still smell this faintly on my clothes later on in the day.
The scent is quite a rich scent, and the Patchouli part is lovely. Perhaps would have been nice to have a lighter sparkling scent mixed through to break the scent up, but if you want a lighter scent then surely you would choose another scent.
A nice heavy scent that is a change from my normal kind of smell and 1 that I would buy now and again.
As you can see I do like to review sprays. I use lots of spray not particularly because I smell I just like to smell exceptional.
And thats were Charlie CHIC comes in to action, it smells just divine; with a blend of patchouli and sandalwood and apparently a hint of timeless amber, which frnakly I just dont smell in the spray.
The Charlie sprays are made by Revlon who have brought me the best in hairdryer technology over the years which I am thankful for. What I find the best about Charlie Chic is that the bottle is so pretty. Really, I mean I saw it in the shop and I just fell in love with the bottle and the pretty pink and black flowery thingys.
I bought my Charlie chich for £1.99 in boots. Which for i thought was a bit much and dont think i will be paying for it again becuase the spray didnt last long and after a while it starts to smell a bit weird but at first it is a nice spray.
If you need more information on Charlie products then please logon towww.doyourthing.co.uk
Whilst perfumes are generally a more sophisticated way of smelling good, sometimes there is a need for a quick freshen-up which is less expensive and easier to take around in a handbag.
Charlie chic, although it is a big bottle for a handbag, can certainly be a quick fix for these type of needs. Charlie comes in a lot of different variations, but i like this bottle as it is a very attractive pink and looks quite glamourous for an everyday body spray. The scent is very summery and flowery - light enough to not be too overpowering, but definitely noticeable to anyone close-by.
Charlie body sprays can become somewhat of a *nice* addiction. After trying one type, you suddenly wish to try as many as possible - a bit of variety never hurt! This one for me, has become a clear favourite & i have tried a fair few in my time...
In the past i've found some types of Charlie have been very acquired smells and very overused by many - like Charlie red for instance. This is a lovely summery change. The downside is you may find yourself buying a new bottle quite quickly, so don't overuse! !
The warmer weather has prompted me to start using fragranced body spray. I first came across Charlie Chic perfumed body fragrance when I was using the testers in store and I noticed that the fragrance was very distinctive and interesting compared to the other products on the shelf.
Charlie Chic is produced by Revlon and there is an accompanying Eau de toilette 30ml perfume spray in the same fragrance on the market. Revlon also do a couple of other fragrances in this range: Charlie Black and Charlie Pink. The Chic products seem to be aimed at more girly, feminine types. At least the online adverts for this show a cartoon girl dressed in pretty coral coloured lace and flowers, the same pattern that adorns the aerosol cannister.
The product comes in a 75ml aerosol spray can which has a hard plastic top to depress. A fine mist of the product is dispensed at a reach of about 30cm but you should hold the can 15cm away from the body when spraying.
The product is described on the back of the can as being "an alluring blend of patchoulli and sandalwood with a hint of timeless amber" and the brand claim this will help you "captivate your audience". I guess they mean other people will notice this fragrance on you and I totally agree with that.
I noticed the fragrance was unique immediately. On spraying it on my skin initially it seemed quite fruity and bold. The aroma does change when the product has warmed up on your skin and at this time it is at it's most potent. Remember Jilly Goolden, the wine critic that used to stick her nose into a glass of red and state all of the things the smell of the wine reminded her of? Well this is what Charlie Chic smells like to me:
Amaretto biscuits; vanilla essence; shortbread; pine; sandalwood; tree sap; fruit gums; mangoes.
And it makes me think of:
Summer days; festivals; picnics; discos; city cafes; youthfulness; Hawaii; that overall smell when you pass The Body Shop.
Since wearing this I have had a couple of people comment on how lovely the fragrance is. I don't think it's overpowering for other people to deal with though, but I would say this is a fragrance that is strong and that will garner attention. It's a sweet and almost mouth watering aroma. It's certainly very different from a lot of the body sprays that tend to have floral overtones. Although the word 'chic' implies elegance and high fashion I think of this in modern terms rather than this being a stuffy, prim kind of fragrance. I imagine this would suit lots of women and girls who enjoy perfumes with a bit of a kick.
As far as using this as a deodorant - the product is described as being a 'body frgrance' rather than something that'll stop you from perspiring. The spray is cooling and refreshing and will and keep you smelling great for hours though.
The product is available at most chemist chainstores like Boots and Superdrug. I got mine at Wilkinsons for 97p but later found it was only 95p at Superdrug. I would say the price is very cheap for the quality of the fragrance you get. It's my new favourite!
When it comes to toiletries and beauty products as a rule I'm a bit of a sucker if I'm perfectly honest with myself lol. As a consumer I'm led to the point of purchase by one of two things. One is big ad campaigns and then of course I'm taken in by the claims and my curiosity bugs me or packaging...I love nothing more than girly and expensive packaging which sort of led me on to this product.
I'd seen this can many times and not particularly taken with Revlon/Charlie products and preferring for the same money as this usually costs to buy So...? body sprays/body fragrances it was only when I decided I really did love the appearance of this can and that it was on offer in Asda for a quid that I eventually treated myself to it!
75ml tall and slim pink coloured can with a matching plastic lid that simply pulls on/off a matching coloured and integrated button under that which is aerosol. Down the front of the can it has a black pattern which over the top makes it looking like netting (Which is what appealed to me lol). On the front of the can I'm told it is Charlie 'Chic', Revlon Perfumed Body Fragrance/Deodorant Perfume. On the back of the can other information given includes being told a little bit about the spray, directions for use are given, cautions are listed, ingredients are stated as is the size (as I've listed already) and contact details for Revlon (the manufacturer of the product) are given as is some of that information given in foreign languages. It's quite simply a very nice looking can that is informative enough and easy to use.
A Bit About The Product According To The Information Given On The Back Of The Can:
Captivate your audience with Charlie Chic. An alluring blend of patchouli and sandlewood with a hint of timeless amber.
The Spray Itself:
Well this spray really is a lovely and quality one for sure in every single way! It sprays out easily and evenly and of course you spray this anywhere on your body. It sprays out cool and damp but leaves no residue or wetness on the skin at all behind itself and you can dress immediately after applying this if desired!
The smell of this is simply rather beautiful in my opinion. Really womanly and as a women in her mid thirties it really appeals to me and is a grown up sort of scent. It does smell a little musky and earthy down to the patchouli that this contains but then is lifted up by a sweet sugary smell and a smell of delicate florals which I assume is the amber this also contains. It's a warm rich scent and to me the blend smells a Little like vanilla only with a bit of a twist and a zing!
It not only delivers a rich and deep scent that scent lingers on my skin all day long too but not in an in your face/harsh way and keeps me feeling fresh and a little bit sexy all day long and of course cos it isn't a wet spray and comes in a lovely can I have no problem carrying this slim can around with me in my handbag for topping my scent up on the go if I wanna!
Lovely one for those summer evenings this because of it's long lasting scent and me, well I shall be buying a few of these for summer nights out in the beer gardens! I love it, it's as simple as that and I am converted now to staying with Charlie Chic...it's simple loveliness in a can and gets me compliments from men folk all the time lol.
This body fragrance is available in all good chemists and supermarkets and I've seen it on offer rather alot for a pound a can but if not on some sort of offer expect to pay closer to the £1.99 mark! (Worth every penny though even at full price this one and I'd still buy it if need be lol).