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As I have mentioned before in my reviews, I love Impulse.
I have used it on and off since I was at school and I have always thought of it as the superior brand of body spray.
I used to love the sprays they had out back in the 90's. O2, ICO and ZEN were my favourites and I was disappointed when they rebranded and started bringing fragrances out with names such as True Love, but I have still always had a soft spot for Impulse. Perhaps it's nostalgia that makes this brand really appeal to me and I am always thrilled to receive Impulse as a gift at Christmas or for my birthday.
I find it isn't something I often buy for myself though.
I think the 75ml spray cans are quite small and I find they don't last very long.
I don't really think of the brand as being aimed at teenagers despite some of the names of the scents. I know women in their 50's who use Impulse and at 26, I don't think twice about it being too young for me.
~ Price and availability ~
I recently bought one of each Impulse fragrance when they were on offer for just £0.99 in Boots!
They usually cost £1.99 each for a 75ml can, but they often come up on offer for half price making them just £0.99 each.
Impulse is also available from Superdrug and most supermarkets for around £1.99.
~ Packaging ~
I have been seeing this one in the shops for quite a while, but I have never tried it before now.
It comes in a white 75ml spray can with 'Impulse' written across the front in pink lettering and then 'Love Puzzle' below. The words are surrounded by a heart shape and there are lots of words in coloured boxes around the outside of the heart.
The front of the spray can also tells us that this is a limited edition fragrance.
The spray is released when you twist the cap at the top of the can and then push down on the white plastic button on the top of the can.
~ In use ~
It has a fruity-floral scent. I think I can detect hyacinth as one of the notes, but it isn't too strong or harsh like hyacinth can be. It is quite a green scent. It does have a slight sharpness to it, but this is calmed down by the fruity notes. It is not overpowering at all.
I can't be too sure about any of the fruity notes in this fragrance, perhaps some sort of orange note. There is a definite fruity element to this body spray.
Love Puzzle has a very clean scent, but is quite subtle and it reminds me of fabric softener a bit.
The body spray is released in a cool burst which feels refreshing on hot summer days.
The scent lingers for a few hours before wearing off and it offers a nice boost of freshness during the day.
Each can lasts me around 3 weeks with regular use.
This body spray is really handy and with it being quite small it fits easily into my handbag. I have a huge handbag, but in the nicer weather I have been using smaller ones and a can of Impulse always fits in.
This is a very pleasant body spray to use and I like it, but this is not my favourite to use and I don't think I would choose this one again.
After trying all of their range I have come to know which ones are my favourites. I find this one quite boring. The scent has a slight harshness, which isn't offensive, but I would rather wear a scent that I loved rather than one I just thought was alright.
~ Conclusion ~
I like the scent of Love Puzzle. It is a fresh, clean, pleasant smell, but it is not one of my favourites and I know there are much nicer fragrances in the Impulse range.
I do like it, but I don't think I would buy this body spray again because there are others in the range that I much prefer to this one.
It comes in quite a small spray can so it easily fits into your bag and it lasts a few weeks. I think it is good value, especially when it is on offer.