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      29.08.2013 01:06
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      Nice fragrance, fine mist and handy size.

      I love the Impulse brand of body sprays and have been buying them for many years because they are really nice fragrances and cheap to buy. I have bought this fragrance a few times because I like it.

      It comes in a small can which has the name clearly on the front and can be easily spotted on a shelf. It has a twist top at the top of the can which is very easy to twist on and off. The nozzle is very easy to press down to release the spray onto the skin.

      This spray is a very fine mist and lands on the skin very gently. It doesn't feel too heavy or wet and dries almost instantly. It has a sweet smell to it and has a slight floral scent, also I can detect a kind of spicy smell which I think is a nice smell in my opinion. I do like the blend of all the fragrances and think they do work very well together. I cannot really pick out which one over powers the other scents but I would say the floral is the more dominate scent with this spray.

      It has lime, jasmine and wood scents but I cannot smell any lime or wood scents and in my opinion it has just a floral scent with a sweet aroma. It is quite a strong smell and is very apparent when first spraying it onto the body. The scent lasts for around 30 to 40 minutes or so on the skin which I think is a good length of time and a little longer than some other brands of body sprays. I do find I have to top up during the day but topping up is what is expected with any brand of body spray because I find they all tend to last for around this length of time. I do like the smell of this spray and I am happy to wear it for during the day just to freshen up a little and especially if I am going out shopping and want to smell nice.

      It is a nice spray to use just before popping out to the shops and because it doesn't feel wet on the skin it means you can just give your body a quick spray and head out of the door immediately. Is a spray you can use after a shower or bath and get dressed immediately because of the drying time.

      It is one which fits nicely inside a hand bag and one which would be ideal to take to the gym in a bag so that you can freshen your body until you arrive home and can take a shower etc. Means you will smell a little nicer until you can wash in the comfort of your own home if you don't like or want to take a shower at the gym.

      This spray would be ideal for teenagers to begin wearing a nice body spray while at school, college or university. It isn't an old lady fragrance and I think it would be more than a suitable fragrance for any teenager to wear during the day.

      For a 75ml can it costs just £1 and I think it is extremely good value for money for this price. The can does last for a good while because you don't need to spray too much of it onto the body for a lasting smell. So a little does go a very long way with this spray. It is also a very good quality spray from the Impulse range. I think it is such an affordable body spray for any budget and well worth the price tag.

      I have sensitive skin and have found this one doesn't irritate my skin and hasn't caused any rashes etc and is more than suitable for my kind of skin.

      If you are looking for a nice body spray which doesn't feel wet on the skin after spraying it, I would recommend this one. I don't think you would be disappointed in the smell of it or the length of time the scent lasts on the skin. I am more than happy to recommend this body spray.

      Also appears on Ciao under my username pinky50.

      I give this body spray 5 stars.

      Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.

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      30.06.2013 17:35
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      Not so nice

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      I used to be a huge fan of the Impulse brand, until this one. The first one I ever brought was Temptation. I also had a couple of others and after that point I thought that nothing could go wrong. So, without smelling this one first before buying it in the shop I made a huge mistake. This is one of the worst smelling scents ever. It seriously made me cough a fit and gag when I sprayed it and I had to clear the room with all windows open. I then gave it to my mother because she also loves this brand and now she uses this one on a daily basis which is one of the worst mistakes I have done. The only good thing about this product is it's easy to use container, for me the scent is a no go. The product comes with a twist lid and the tin on itself is in a nice simple shape. The design on the front is very attractive and because I trusted this brand, it is what made me buy it.

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      I am not sure how much this is singly, I think they are around 99p, but I always used to buy these in offers which were two for £1.50. Overall I think this is a decent price for a body spray. I think that the reader should also be aware that body spray is for the outer body and not armpits. For the arm pits you use deodorant. I would recommend this product to any female who is a huge fan of the Impulse brand. However, I highly recommend you have a small spray in the shop first before buying. This is because you may decide against buying it.

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      21.04.2013 14:24
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      Ideal for strong musk lovers

      **Introduction and reason for purchase**
      I rarely buy body sprays for myself as I much prefer to use perfume to fragrance my skin throughout the day, though recently I've noticed quite an accumulation of different branded body sprays in my 'toiletries cupboard'. I received several gift sets containing these sprays for both my Birthday and Christmas so I thought it was about time that I started to use some of them up and the first one I came across was 'Hint of Musk' by Impulse.

      Having used this on several occasions I feel I can justify a review so I will now discuss my thoughts and experiences of wearing Hint Of Musk by Impulse..



      **Price, packaging & availability**
      I didn't buy this spray as it was included as part of a 'goody bag' of beauty items from my friend for my Birthday in late November, but I have seen it in several stores with an average RRP of between £1 and £2.

      The can is a standard 75ml which seems to be the norm for body sprays in general (though not all) although there are mini versions of Impulse sprays available though these tend to be mainly sold as part of gift sets.

      Availability wise, Impulse is a renowned brand and has been going for many years so their body sprays tend to be available widely ranging from being sold in chemists through to supermarkets. Because there is such a plethora of different fragrances in the Impulse brand these days there may be only a limited amount available in certain stores, though I've seen the Hint Of Musk quite widely available myself in most shops so it must be quite a popular choice amongst it's buyers.


      Packaging wise this spray is presented in a cylinder shaped canister which holds 75ml of spray. It features an integrated nozzle which is accessible by sliding a plastic protective cover to reveal the nozzle which unlocks the large button area on top of the can. The can itself is quite attractive being predominantly white in colour with a soft brown hue, it features a collage of flowers, hearts and diamonds which form a pretty heart shape image in the centre of the can making it eye catching and extremely feminine looking.



      **The fragrance itself**
      Hint Of Musk was launched way back in the 1990's and is still going strong today (strong being the operative word!). It is made up of the following:

      Lime
      Jasmine
      Woody notes

      Impulse inform us to "..bring back romance with Impulse Musk which is an alluring scent of lime, jasmine and woody notes. Spray it all over your body and enjoy it's captivating scent.."



      **My experience of wearing this**
      I'm a big fan of musky based fragrances and when choosing a perfume this is often what I look out for so when I realised that I had several cans of this particular Impulse fragrance I was actually quite pleased. As mentioned in my opening paragraphs I rarely buy body sprays myself though if I receive any in gift form then I do always make sure I use them as I'm not ungrateful, but when choosing a fragrance for myself I do prefer an EDT or EDP.

      I've received several Impulse body sprays over the years in different formats and some I've really been impressed with and have stood out, though Hint Of Musk has been around for 20 years or so I can't say I've ever remembered trying it previously as it would have stuck in my mind.

      As is the usual with body sprays we are advised by the directions to aim around 15 to 20 cm away from the body then proceed to spray (avoiding the facial area of course). On deciding that I would start making my way through my many body sprays I was actually quite looking forward to using this musk scented fragrance so I got it out ready the night before to use the following morning for the school run and usual chaotic day ahead.

      The large button is very easy to press once the plastic covering has been moved around the spray emits at a very rapid pace once pressed and is in the form of a very fine mist. The spray has a white appearance when initially sprayed on to the body though it is actually clear and is completely transparent on the skin though leaves a shimmery area for around 30 seconds before quickly drying.

      My first thoughts on this particular fragrance when I used it was that the title completely lied to me - there was no way this only offers a 'hint of musk' at all as it's full on musk in a highly concentrated strength!

      I initially sprayed just a few short sharp spritzes of this on my first use rather than applying quite liberally, like I normally tend to do with body sprays. The musky aroma was really quite intense on applying to my skin and the scent literally took my breath away and made me cough which I didn't deem to be a good sign to be honest.

      Once applied the body spray dried on to my skin fairly quickly though the strength of the fragrance didn't fade for a at least a full hour and it was so strong I just thanked heavens that I'd only sprayed a small amount rather than dousing myself in the stuff.

      I don't drive so regularly walk several miles a day on the school run and whilst carrying out my usual chores, and whilst I like to use a good anti perspirant to combat any 'sweating issues' I also like to wear a fragrance of some sort as well which is why I tend to opt for a perfume of some sort as I generally find perfumes offer more longevity wise.

      On my first occasion of using Hint Of Musk I found the the scent to be extremely overpowering and though it did seem to fade slightly after around 30 minutes it was very noticeable for the remainder of the day. I first applied the spray early in the morning and by mid afternoon I was fully aware of the musky aroma so longevity wise this is really quite exceptional as I own EDP's that struggle to last for this amount of time.



      **Recommended?**
      Yes it's true I favour musky fragrances, so was genuinely looking forward to Hint of Musk enveloping me in a soft and sweet way but what I actually got in return was something so overpowering that I was convinced the makers were taking the proverbial Michael. There's nothing soft about this at all and as for containing lime and jasmine scents well if it does the musk dominates so much that it's impossible to smell any other notes at all which is a shame.

      I have since managed to use up one full canister of this fragrance but still have a few more to go and though my review may seem quite negative towards it it actually started to win me over the more I decided to chance wearing it.

      Because of the strength of this I decided to treat it in the same vein as an EDP and applied very small amounts to my skin - literally a very quick spritz - but it was enough to suffice and the aroma did seem more 'manageable' to wear like this. I really wouldn't recommend anyone spraying this liberally as the scent will still be there the week after it's so strong and if you like soft musk then avoid at all costs as it's very very strong indeed.

      What I did like about it was when used the bare minimum it did offer a nice woody/ musky aroma and it did last so topping up the scent as never really required unlike with other body sprays, which is a reason I don't often buy them myself. I would say try this with caution as it's one of those 'Marmite' scents - you either like it or loathe it. As for the trendy packaging it's definitely a draw but can't see it being everyones cup of tea as musk can often be seen as being a more mature scent though it depends on the individual I suppose.

      If you like (strong) musky scents then this is ideal but definitely avoid at all costs if you don't. I will definitely use up the remaining cans that I received, though it's not something that I would purposely go out and buy myself. I don't hate it and found it did grow on me but it's not my favourite of the Impulse fragrances by a long shot.

      3/5 from me

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        21.03.2013 08:04
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        Nice enough

        White musk is not a scent I would usually opt for. I prefer fruity and floral fragrances and therefore when buying guide things for myself I always tend to opt for something like this. However my mum has bought this offering from impulse a few times now so I have used it regularly, the most recent being yesterday. My mum is a stickler for an offer and I am almost certain she didn't pay full price for this. Full price is around £2 for 75ml but it can almost always be found on a half price offer somewhere.

        The spray comes in a metal can and the current design is exactly the same as can be seen above. I like the design of the can and it is quite floral and girly. I do like the colours used and I think that the more neutral tones are a bit less feminine than some of the impulse range. There is a press down spray top which is accessed by twisting the top round.

        To be honest I had no idea what musk was so after some googling I have learned that white musk is the synthetic scent of deer musk and have a clean and smooth scent with occasional hints of blackberry.

        To use the spray is simple. The body spray is dispensed in a fine mist and it is easy to cover your whole body with a quick mist of this. I do like the scent. It is a clean and fresh smell but it does definitely have that familiar white musk kick to it. I find that the staying power of this spray is longer than some others in the range and you can still detect it a couple of hours after applying.

        The spray is a good quality. It does not stain clothes and it has a good staying power. I do like the scent but it is not one of my favourites but if you do like musk then this is definitely a spray worth trying out.

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        26.02.2013 10:21
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        A nice body spray, but I'd be tempted to rename it Lots of Musk.

        Body sprays can be a great alternative to using a full-on deodorant or spritz of perfume- they're cheap, cheerful and a quick spray can leave you refreshed and scented. I usually have a couple on the go so I can choose my fragrance for the day depending on what mood I'm in (and what sort of day it is!). Impulse are one of the leading manufacturers of body sprays and it's a nae everyone recognises.

        As a brand, they will often come in a little more expensive than, say, a supermarket own brand. I usually buy Impulse when it's on offer as I think £1.99 (or thereabouts, depending on where you buy the spray) is a bit steep for a body spray. I got this spray as part of a two for one offer, so it cost me a pound, which seems reasonable.

        I chose Impulse Hint of Musk because I really do like other musk-based perfumes. The Body Shop's White musk is one of my favourites, as is Avon's Soft Musk. According to the can, this spray also contains notes of lime and sandalwood. I have to be honest- I can't smell any hint of lime at all, although the smell of sandalwood is really quite strong, as is the smell of musk- a lot more than a hint. According to the can, this spray is 'known to inspire insanely romantic actions'. I don't quite see how, unless it's along the lines of your loved one saying 'darling, I'm not keen on your body spray but I love you anyway'.

        That being said, it's still a nice fragrance- it just doesn't match the way it's marketed. Firstly, it's a strong smell of musk, not a hint. Secondly, if you've bought this thinking it will be a lovely, sultry sort of fragrance, you'll be disappointed; it's more of a comforting smell, that reminds me a little of Imperial Leather or sandalwood soap. I like it, though. I just think the description could use a little work.

        Impulse sprays are refreshing and light, and nice to spritz on during the day when you need to freshen up. This one is no exception, and I will probably buy it again. I also like the design of the Impulse can- instead of a lid (which almost inevitably gets lost in the dark recesses of my handbag) it has a twist top to open. And the design on the can is lovely, with a gradiating shade of brown to silver and a delicate floral pattern on top.

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        17.08.2012 16:34
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        Impulse hint of musk

        This body spray doesn't just give you a hint of musk, it full on hits you over the head with the lung clogging envelopment of musk and should probably be renamed, "hint of old lady fragrance."

        Well, I suppose it sounds like I hate the smell of musk, but I actually quite like it. The white musk fragrance from The Body Shop is one of my favourite smells from childhood and growing up and I like the heavy fragrance that you usually get with a musk but for some reason this one from Impulse is just too overpowering for me.

        Impulse Body sprays are something that take me back to my teenage years but are still a product I stock up on now as its nice to have a cheap fragrance that you can just spray on if you're going to the gym or out going nowhere special but still want to smell nice without using up your expensive perfume. According to the makers of Impulse they say, "Impulse offers you the best in all-over freshness and fragrance, giving you the confidence to feel more naturally attractive. Impulse is available in a wide range of high quality, body spray fragrances to deliver an invigorating sensation of light, fresh fragrance and gentle deodorant. Spraying them all over your body leaves your skin feeling cool, fresh, revitalised and gently fragranced. All Impulse products are dermatologically tested"

        Boots were recently running a promotion on Impulse body sprays so I stocked up on a few of them. Usually they cost in the £2 region but they were selling each can for £1 which I thought was a good bargain so I picked up a few and this musk was one of them. The cans are an aerosol type spray so the smell comes out quite quickly and it enables you to spray it all over your body easily although I always think, whatever the fragrance you always get quite an aerosol type of smell from these sprays.

        This fragrance is described by Impulse as a classic, warm, inviting blend of rosy floral and musk fragrances. I found it really quite strong and not that nice unfortunately. All I could really smell was the heavy musky smell and nothing else which was disappointing as I was looking for a bit of flowery smell with this too to lighten it up but alas, no, this was not a fragrance for me but I'm sure other people would like it.

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        31.05.2011 01:06
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        Not a great one from Impulse

        I remember at age 12-15, Impulse sprays were a big part of my life. I couldn't afford perfumes during that period of my life, and so Impulse was the cheaper alternative. I remember particularly having been partial to Goddess and Tease which, at the time, I thought were divine. Fast forward to age 20 and I have stopped using Impulse for some years now. However, when my mum received this spray as a birthday present (was someone trying to tell her something?) and decided she didn't want it, I quickly claimed it, remembering my fondness for Impulse back in the days and, if I'm honest, I'll never turn down something I can get for free.

        The spray comes in a 75ml can and looks as pictured. I actually didn't find the packaging very appealing, as its sepia colour scheme suggests blandness to me. However, I held out hope that there would be a nice fragrance to compromise for the somewhat dull colours on the spray. In order to 'unlock' the spray, there is a swivel part which must be turned, revealing the hole in which the spray will come out of. I think the design of Impulse sprays in this way are good. There are no lids to lose and the spray will not come out accidentally if in the 'lock' position.

        And so I sprayed all over my body. But was utterly disappointed by the smell. This spray claims to be able to 'bring the Romance back' with its lime, jasmine and woody scents. I know products tend to have an annoying way of overselling things with lavish phrases and descriptions, but there was literally nothing romantic smelling about this spray. In my opinion, the scent was somewhere in between the smell you'd expect an older woman to wear and soap. It was not reminiscent of any of the funkier, lighter, younger scents that can be expected from Impulse. The good thing about this spray was that it was not overpoweringly strong, which is just as well, seeing as I hated the smell. However, despite this, it still lingered on my skin for 3-4 hours, and I was glad when it did fade completely.

        Looking on the Boots website, it appears that they do not stock this particular scent (not that I blame them) but other Impulse sprays retail in the region of £1.99, which I'm sure is what this spray would also sell for were it available.

        At the end of the day, I will lose no sleep over this product, as it was given to me for free. However, it is not something I would have picked out of choice as I find the scent to be thoroughly unappealing and uncharacteristic of what I remember of Impulse. I would definitely not buy again.

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          16.05.2011 13:05
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          A great body spray!

          It was a while ago that I first used this body spray. If I remember correctly, there were three things which attracted me to it initially. First, it was £1.99 but on a buy one get one free offer. Second, it was in a very pretty can. And third, I love musk but wanted something subtle.


          So let's go back to the price for a moment. From both Superdrug and Boots, this body spray costs £1.99 for 75ml, but it is often on offer in Superdrug. I think it's good price. It is also available from a wide range of supermarkets and chemists.


          Now the packaging. It comes in a cream coloured can. On the front are butterflies and hearts and flowers all making up the shape of a heart. The design is in gold. Overall, I really like the can. I would say it is classy and elegant and also very pretty and feminine.


          The instructions on the can are simple: "Spray it all over your body and enjoy its captivating scent.". Well, I suppose no one really needs much instruction on how to use a body spray. It is very easy to use; you simply twist the top of the can to the right then press down on the top to spray. You then twist the top back to the left when you're done.


          The can describes the scent as '"An alluring combination of lime, jasmine and woody scents." The lime and jasmine are definitely there but very subtle. The woody scent is stronger. Overall it is definitely musky but not overpoweringly so. It smells clean and feminine and really nice in my opinion. The smell is quite strong just as you spray it but it soon settles into a very subtle hint of scent which lingers all day.


          You don't need to use much at a time so the can lasts a while. Therefore I think it is good value for money. I have used several other body sprays since the first time I used this but I keep going back to this one. It has become a body spray which I trust and know I can rely on. Overall, I can't really find fault with this product and would definitely recommend it to all women.

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          13.01.2011 00:57
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          I think that this is excellent value for money so would be definetely buying this again.

          Having asked my partner to collect me some deodorant from the local Sainsburys STORE, I was left pondering as to what product he would come back with, because i dont usually ask him to buy these sort of items, as i usually buy them and chose them for myself.

          Unfortunately having felt a little worse for wear this week, having had a really bad bought of flu so didnt revel in the idea of going out myself, left it to him and his choice.

          I was more than delighted when he came with our groceries and delighted in showing me two cans of Impulse body sprays, as i have tried these before i was very pleased, and he went off to pop the kettle on feeling rather pleased with himself, that he had actually got something right for me for a change.

          What i liked about this spray was first of all the appearance, which was rather pretty, pictures of little butterflies amist an array of flowers, and a rather sweet little heart shaped diamond in the centre. The colours were beiges, browns and i felt that the can looked quite attractive.

          The word Impulse written across the top, and the fragrance inside the can to be discribed as a "Blend of Lime, Jasmine and Wood Scents. I noticed a couple of little acorn type things the ones that spin of the trees, signifying the woody areas, and all in all it looked quite attractive.

          The lid with an arrow pointing towards the right, so i twisted it to reveil a push down lid, coloured in a sort of brownish goldish colour. And it was easy to spray didnt take that much effort.

          The fragrance well i wouldnt have said that it was an overpowering smell of musk, but it was a really lovely smell, fresh and although with overtones of jasmine, and the lime, the woody smell was there too.

          On the back of the can it tells you to use in short bursts in a well ventilliated room. And to keep out of reach of children, common sense really. Mine have all grown up now so apart from when the grandchildren come over, i dont have to worry about that too much.

          This stuff is extremely flammable, so keep away from hot places.

          Well i was so pleased and this costing a mere 1.99 per 75ml container full, i was really quite impressed. I loved the smell and it did seem to last several hours, which is always a bonus, plus also i liked the fact that you could pop this into your handbag, so i put one in there and left the other in the bathroom. Asked if i liked i said yeah not bad, didnt want him to know he had done that well, lol. Yes i would definetely buy this again, why it is called a hint of musk, im not sure, because i didnt really detect the musk, but the smell was simply devine anyway.

          Thank you for reading and rating my reviews.

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            23.08.2010 17:47
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            A firm favourite of mine.

            I'm a huge fan of Impulse and body sprays in general, very handy to have in your bag and a must have after hitting the gym! When it comes to body sprays or perfumes I love anything flowery or musky - Impulse Hint of Musk is definately one of my firm favourites.

            The spray comes in an aerosol can as pictured, the colour scheme is beiges and gold with flourishes and lots of detailing. Now I know looks aren't everything but I must admit to being one of those people where if something looks fancy and appealing I am more likely to try it! I love the look of this body spray, it's girly and definately has a "grown up" look about it, classy! To use the spray you simply twist the top and press it down.

            This body spray is highly scented and quite strong smelling, if you're not a fan of musk then I wouldn't recommend you try it. Once sprayed the scent lasts a long time but the added lime and jasmine stops it from being heavy and overwhelming, it's a gorgeous girly scent with floral undertones - I love it! I spray myself in the morning and even many hours later the scent is still there, long lasting you don't have to use much. I adore this body spray, the smell is sophisticated, glamourous and gorgeously perfumed. The only downside is that it can be expensive to buy at over £1.50 per can.

            J'adore!

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            14.06.2010 16:03
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            a must-smell!

            I am a huge fan of Impulse body sprays.
            They are seen by some as a bit "chavvy" and women wearing them are usually sneered at as some kind of lesser being just because they arent wearing "actual" perfume...or is that just in my town!? But, whatever the general impression of them, they are my fragrance of choice.

            Impulse comes in many fragrances, but I have only used 3 so far - these are Temptation, True Romance and Hint of Musk.
            Call me stubborn, but I know what I like and tend to stick to it, so I will never buy anything other than these three Impulse fragrances.

            Hint of Musk is my second-favourite fragrance. It comes in a cream and cappuccino-coloured spray bottle, and says on the front that it is a blend of lime, jasmine and wood scents.

            When this is first sprayed on, the overwhelming fragrance is quite masculine; very musky, and there is also a slight woody scent in there too. However after around ten seconds, the fragrance lightens to more of a citrussy, vanilla kind of smell which is very pleasing and not too overpowering. It does smell kind of like this citrus deoderants you can get, but it is still a very nice fragrance and I have noticed that this smell lasts a lot longer than some of the other varieties of Impulse I have tried.

            Whenever I wear thisd product, I get lots of compliments, from both men and women - and no one that I have asked has said it is too strong or too masculine a fragrance.

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            17.03.2010 13:47
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            Popular scent with an beautiful design.

            Impulse Body Spray - Hint Of Musk- 75ml.
            A great Unilever production by the maker Ann Gottlieb.
            This gorgeous smell is a favourite of mine I usually by this in the summer or just before a holiday. It's around £1.89 and can be bought in many chemists or supermarkets. I particularly like its original scent, a smell of citrus and vanilla. It's perfect for a holiday night out as it has a smell that will stay on you throughout your night or day. Impulse is the UK's number one female body spray, and women everywhere are using it. With its popular advert on television with girl band The Saturdays using the different Impulse scents its gotten lots of publicity.
            I would recommend this particular one as it's the favourite one all the women in my family use in the hot weather. It does not make you smell musky either so don't be put off by the title! The musk scent blends with a vanilla smell on the skin and creates a smell that people will find irresistible. With it being less than two pounds, most places it's a good deal. I live near Unilever and they make all kinds of big named sprays for men and women and own some of the biggest body/skin care ranges in the UK.

            It's handy to take anywhere with you as its 75ml bottle and the design is pretty also making it more appealing to people.
            Don't be afraid to try it the musk part it usually the best smelling part of it! After a long day in the sun a couple of sprays of this and you will feel like summer smelling goddess!

            Note: You should keep out of reach of children it is not a food and its highly flammable.
            10/10 For smell
            10/10 for design
            9/10 For price.
            So get spraying that Hint of musk!

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            10.03.2010 16:15
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            I should have left this product in my teens!

            I don't usually wear Impulse body sprays because they remind me of when I used to wear Adidas popper pants and drink cider on the park. Yes I know it's a shameful confession but I was about 15, and Impulse was always my body spray of choice. Fast forward ten years and I am in Asda, I'm rushing and I remember as I join the queue that I've forgotten to pick up a can of body spray. I leave my other half and race back to the bathroom supplies section. For some reason I grab Impulse because it's the first thing I see. I quite like the smell of musk and it was on offer for £1, so I thought - 'Why not - I'll give it a go.'

            **************** Packaging and Availability ****************

            The spray comes in a 75ml beige cylinder aerosol. There is a clasp at the top that you turn to enable you to use the spray. It's a nice size - you could easily fit it in your handbag and it would look cute on any dressing table.

            The design on the front is gold and everything is written in a gold and black font. On the cylinder it says that this is a new scent and it's described as a "blend of lime, jasmine and wood scents."

            The bottle also contains other key information:
            - The bottle is recyclable.
            - The spray is dermatologically tested.
            - The scent lasts over nine hours.
            - It is gentle on your skin.
            - To use this product, hold the can 15cm from body and spray.

            I am not sure how widely available this is, because I've only bought it once, but I am presuming that it is quite widely available because I've bought it in Asda and I've seen it in Boots.

            ******************** The spray test *********************

            When I first sprayed this product I liked the smell - it was quite energetic, yet floral. You could really smell the musk and I was impressed with the strong scent.

            I spared it all over my body - hoping that the smell would be as long-lasting as it claimed.

            However after a few minutes after I sprayed it I started to feel a stinging sensation. I wasn't in a lot of pain - I just felt uncomfortable - so I put this down to the fact that it was a new product that I'd never used before and got on with my business.

            However the next day I used the spray again and it irritated once more - it also left a slight red mark on my arms. That's when I realised that I was probably allergic to the product and I threw it in the bin.

            Now Impulse might not claim to be suitable for sensitive skin types, but it does state on the container that the scent is "gentle on your skin," so I can't help feeling a little conned.

            Although the smell was nice, this product was too harsh for me and I won't be using it again.

            Two stars.

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              20.02.2010 16:41
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              Not such a good one from the normally wonderful impulse!

              what can I say...... What a dissapintment!

              I have always loved the impulse range of body sprays, they give a quick burst of aroma in a flash and there is then no need for a perfume, perfect for a day at home...

              I brought this fragrance a while ago, i was in a hurry while doing the weekly shop and running late so i did not take the time to teste the smell.... oh how i wish i had!

              I normally love the smell of musk, I find it suits me and is subtle, not at all overpowering and perfect for everyday use, however, upon using this hint of musk body spray I was left wondering why it was called 'hint' of musk and not Too much musk! I found it to be musky in aroma but it smelt more of the jumble sale musk you get, you know the musky smell of old clothing which are in need of a good wash and my god..... was it strong! I have since binned it! Its not like me to throw something away, normally i would hand it on to my daughter, who at 9 is not really bothered by the fragrance of something, she just likes to feel grown up. But this was so terrible I felt that I would not be able to stand it on her either.

              Impulse in general is good, they have a range of lovely fragranced body sprays to suit most tastes. The cans are simple to use with a twist top which reveals the push button spray, all are nicely decorated with different colours and patterns which often go with the fragrance inside.

              I am only giving this such a low rating as the hint of musk is not a hint at all. This is a review of the fragrance and not impulse itself.

              I will buy impulse again but definately not this fragrance and I would not recommend this frangrance to anyone, ever!

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              13.04.2009 14:53
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              Worth it's price tag and more, it's gorg!

              I love the Impulse brand of sprays but retailing at about £1.73 per can (if not on special offer of course!) I sometimes divert my attention to somewhat cheaper sprays because I'm such a heavy user it doesn't make economical sense to part with so much cash on a weekly basis!

              However as I just mentioned quite often this range can be found on offer. I purchased this one for an example for a £1.00 in Asda a couple of weeks back and in Sainsbury's as I submit this review you can get two cans for the before mentioned £1.73 (mx and match fragrances too!

              I love musky scents and hadn't tried this before so decided it was definitely worth a go!

              The Packaging....

              75ml beige, cylinder aluminium can which is aerosol and the top part twists to reveal the small hole it sprays from which is situated to the top. On the front in black and light gold writing I'm told it's 'New' Impulse Hint Of Musk which is 'A blend of lime, jasmine and wood scents' and that it is a body fragrance and finally on the front there is a small light gold pattern on there. On the back of the can (again in gold and black writing) I'm told a bit about the product, directions for use are give and cautions are listed, ingredients are there as are contact details for Unilever (the manufacturer of Impulse products), size and the recycle symbol are displayed and finally there is a bar-code on there. Very nice packaging which is not just stylish looking and quite classy but it is also very functional which he twist gently to reveal the hole function which means no more broken or missing lid accidents! It's compact and easy to take on the move with you if desired!

              A Bit About The Product According To The Back Of The Can....

              Bring the romance back with Impulse Musk, an alluring combination of lime, jasmine and woody scents.

              Spray it all over body and enjoy a captivating scent!

              Dermatologically tested.
              Gentle on your skin.

              Directions For Use....

              Hold can 15cm from body and spray.

              Me Using It....

              Gorgeousness in a bottle... providing like you like highly fragrant, long lasting musky aromas of course! Although hugely fragrant (other people can smell it on you) it remains light and airy and that's due to the heaviness of the musk making it long lasting but the lime lifts it and gives it a slight zingy energy and the jasmine floral smell gives it a beautiful floral scented heart. The whole thing is just incredibly well blended and fresh.

              Not only can you can use this as a body spray you can use this as a perfume as well if you want to of course. When sprayed onto the skin it is cool, not at all wet or gives residue on the skin (so entirely comfortable to wear) you can dress quickly and simply forget it is there and get on with your day (or night) with confidence. Also once on expect to stay fragranced for over 9 hours. I sprayed it on myself yesterday at 6pm (after a shower) and I woke up at 11am today, climbed out of me bed and could still smell it delicately on my skin.

              Verdict....

              It really is lovely, sophisticated, well blended, highly perfumed but none irritating, fresh, clean and beautiful in it's fragrance. Me, well I'm rushing to the shops to invest in a few cans of this because it really is lovely to wear around the house for all day freshness and will be great for summer evenings instead of my usual heavy fragrances. It's lovely and worth every penny and puts a lot of other body-sprays in the shade with it's quality! A great buy!

              Tihs review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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              Bring the Romance back with Impulse Musk, an alluring combination of lime, jasmine and woody scents /