Product Type: Impulse Antiperspirant / Deodorant
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The Scent Of Paris In Your Handbag?
Impulse Paris Body Spray
Member Name: cazkins
Impulse Paris Body Spray
Advantages: Pretty smell that's not too sickly sweet, often on offer, quite feminine & floral, handy to take out
Disadvantages: Scent doesn't last too long, floral tones not for everyone
I always like to spritz a bit of body spray over my clothes before going out and often top up during the day/evening to keep it slightly noticeable. I have a couple of favourites but like trying new ones now and then, which is why I tried Impulse City Collection Paris when it was on sale. As far as scents go, this is fairly pretty to use even though I don't find it necessarily lasts that long.
Impulse is very popular for their body sprays and they now have a large range of different scents, so much so that it can be hard to choose one! This is a body fragrance as opposed to an anti-perspirant and is thus simply designed to make you smell pretty. This comes in a slim 75ml metal can with a push-down spray mechanism that's protected by a twist-around cover so you don't accidentally end up spraying it everywhere whilst it's in your bag.
To use, simply twist the top bit, push down and spray, keeping it about 15cm from your body. I find it is down to personal preference as to how exactly you use it but it's fairly gentle on skin, otherwise you can spray over clothes.
City Collection Paris has a very sweet smell that's feminine and quite fresh. The floral scents have an almost jasmine undertone but I don't find it sickly sweet unlike other heavily-floral sprays I've tried in the past.
I find this is quite noticeable when first used and makes me feel quite invigorated, and I have had some positive comments about smelling 'pretty'. Nonetheless I still find you need to re-apply to keep the fragrance noticeable because after an hour or two it's less so, as with many sprays really. Not that it's a huge problem because the spray is slim and looks good so it's discrete to pop in your bag but you wouldn't feel embarrassed at getting it out or sharing it around.
At the average price of around £2, this is about average for most brand name sprays out there. It depends on your use as to how long it lasts; I don't think too much is needed for it to be initially noticeable but like I said, topping up seems necessary so you end up using more. These are, however, often on sale, which is the best time to give it a try. Whilst Paris isn't my favourite, I wouldn't hesitate to buy again when on offer.
Retails for around £1.99 (Boots)
Summary: A scent that's nice enough but nothing special & not long lasting enough
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