Product Type: Impulse Antiperspirant / Deodorant
Newest Review: ... sandalwood, vanilla and grapefruit. I think those scents came across very well, for an Impulse body spray. I'm sure it doesn't contain any... more
Impulse Body Sprays
Member Name: LillyAnnJones
Date: 11/07/13, updated on 14/01/14 (65 review reads)
Advantages: Fun, long lasting, reasonably priced
Disadvantages: Some smell artificial
I buy Impulse body sprays sometimes when I am buying deodrant and spot them on offer. They range in price from 99p to around £2.19 depending on when you buy them and if there is an offer on. They are available in chemists like Boots, Superdrug and Savers and in supermarkets. They're also sometimes in shops like Poundland and The 99p Shop.
The can they come in is different to most body sprays because of the lid. These don't have a removable lid, instead it twists round to cover or uncover the hole where the spray comes out of. This is very useful because it means you can never lose the lid and it cannot come open in your bag. You can spray them on your skin or over your clothes and the scents are usually strong at first, they fade to a lighter scent but they do stay all day.
There are so many different scents available in Impulse body sprays and a few different ranges such as The City Collection. The City Collection are a range of three different body sprays, each with the name of a different city. The range includes London, Paris and New York. They are supposed to represent those cities... I've tried them all and my favourite is London. The Paris one comes in pink packaging and is very, very sweet and floral. I'd definitely call it a young scent but I find it very sickly if you use too much. I usually like to spray quite a bit of body spray all over but I can't do that with Paris, it's just too sickly sweet. Also, I don't think is represents Paris in any way, shape or form. The London one is a bit more 'serious' but still refreshing, I really like it. It comes in purple packaging. The packaging states that it has notes of sandalwood, vanilla and grapefruit. I think those scents came across very well, for an Impulse body spray. I'm sure it doesn't contain any of those things but I could definitely smell them. The vanilla adds some sweetness and cuts through the other intense smells which is nice. The grapefruit adds some freshness and citrus to it and the sandalwood gives it that woody, deep smell. This could definitely be a more night-time kind of scent but it's just as good for the daytime. The last spray in The City Collection is New York, it comes in green packaging. The scent is very fresh and light, it's fresher and less intense than the two others in the range. It has notes of green apple which is very refreshing, crisp rather than sweet which is a nice change. The jasmine notes make it a bit more 'grown up' than a lot of Impulse sprays and there are also some fruity, maybe berry notes to this spray. It is fruity but not sickly at all, I wouldn't describe it as sweet, I would probably call this one a summer scent. I am not convinced that these sprays represent those cities in any way but ignoring that, they're good body sprays.
Some of my favourite Impulse sprays, out of the ones I've tried are Romantic Spark, Into Glamour and Tease.
Romantic Spark is my favourite out of all of them, it has the woody smell which I like but isn't too dark or intense. It has notes of violet, these go together perfectly to make a more glamorous smelling Impulse spray. It isn't sweet or fruity but it's light enough for the daytime. It comes in a lilac can with pictures of purple flowers and stars.
Into Glamour is a bit more intense, it has notes of sandalwood and vanilla. The sandalwood gives it a deep, woody smell and the vanilla adds sweetness to it, it's a lovely scent and the sandalwood and vanilla go together perfectly. It definitely lives up to its name, it's one of the more sophisticated Impulse sprays, in my opinion.
Tease is more playful and youthful, without being sickly sweet. It has woody, pineapple and red fruit notes. The woody scent isn't intense but it turns the fruity fragrance into something more special. The pineapple is fresh and adds a bit of sweetness, the red fruit notes aren't sickly or sweet though, they're more of a tangy smell and very feminine.
My least favourites are probably Musk and True Love. I used True Love for quite a while when I was younger and hadn't tried other fragrances but I find it too sickly sweet and artificial now. Very Very Pink is also too sickly sweet for me. Very Very Pink claims to have 'sophisticated white wood' but that doesn't stand out to me at all, instead I can smell the orangey, sweet smell. Instead of being a refreshing, citrus scent, the orange notes smell very artificial and cheap.
There is plenty to choose from in the Impulse range, especially if you look in shops like Savers and Poundland because they sometimes stock discontinued scents which you can't find in other shops. Some do smell too cheap, artificial and sickly to me but they're worth trying. I think these are perfect for teenagers, when I was in school I used these along with the Charlie body sprays and the So.... sprays. I have noticed the high price in some places lately and I'm not sure they're worth £.2.20 each, especially as I have tried a few Boots own brand sprays and noticed similarities. I have knocked one star off just because of this.
I would definitely recommend these to someone who wants something cheap and fun. You can spray them all over without breaking the bank and there are enough to experiment with to find out which one you like. I think they're good for teenagers as well as adults. they're definitely not only suitable for young people. The scents do vary a lot, some are very sweet and some are more serious so I think they suit a range of tastes.
Summary: Reasonably priced body spray in a range of scents
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