One thing I buy very often is bodysprays. I tend to like the So...? ones and buy them whenever I see them on offer which is actually rather often but the other day in Tesco they weren't on offer but Impulse ones were and although I'm not as keen on them I do think at a pound each (like what I paid for a few in store in Tesco) that they are of decent quality and lasting on my skin.
This one I hadn't seen or heard of before and I tool a quick sniff of it before buying it and I rather liked it and thought it'd be a change from the ones I usually opt for as it was a bit unusual scent wise.
The tall cylinder can is bright red in colour with a white twist to use and secure back up lid to the top of it and its aerosol in style and on the front of it we are clearly told what it is and who it is by and there is pictures of shoes and musical related items on there and then on the back of the can other information given includes directions for use being given, cautions, ingredients are listed, the size is stated (which is 75 ml) and contact details for the manufacturer are given. Its a bit of a younger styled can in my opinion than most of the other Impulse body sprays in the range however its nice enough and easy to use and informative enough and so on. I also like the fact that this has an indentation around the middle bit of the can for ease of handling and all in all I think the can is very well styled!
I use this on my clean body after showering or bathing and sometimes I simply top myself up with it if I feel the need to freshen up a bit and keep myself smelling fresh throughout the day. This is a damp spray though not wet and certainly not greasy or sticky and it dries quickly and I can forget its even been applied. It has a scent that's quite strong and is a mix of floral and fruit in equal measures with an undertone of a crisp scent like apples. Its refreshing, a little of it goes a very long way indeed and its a long laster on the skin. When I first applied this I thought it was a bit strong in scent but it settles. It has initially a little bit of a powdery scent to it which really does settle down after about half an hour and all in all its a nice blended scent this one.
So yes I like it and it gets a thumbs up from me, its a very different scent wise to all the other Impulse offerings and I like it very much indeed and will certainly buy it again in the future.
Its available in all good supermarkets and chemists and so on at usually about £2.29 a can unless you find it on offer as I did which quite often Impulse body sprays are.
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I spotted this scent on the end shelf of my local Tesco the other week. I am not in Tesco all that much even though I do like the shop. Asda is just a lot more convenient for us but the odd stock up in Tesco is good. There was an offer on Impulse sprays which wasn't as good as the usual £1 per 75ml tin and the offer was 2 for £3 but I do like to use Impulse and like to try new scents so that swayed me into spending that little bit more. I was running a bit low on Body Sprays though. So I chose 1 of this and picked up of the usual ones that I buy. The colouring of this tin stood out against the pastel shades of the other tins. I didn't even read the tin or have a cheeky little squirt before I bought this. For all I knew I may hate the scent.
When I first sprayed this I thought it smelt pretty powdery and it reminded me of a cheaper kind of scent but after this dried a bit and wasn't quite so strong it ended up being just a nice scent. There does seem to be a mixture of Fruity and floral notes through this but also a sparkling scent too and I know I may be wrong in assuming the scent of this but it smells a bit like sparkling berries. I am not so good with picking notes out in a scent though. The scent lasts a good enough lenght of time and I could still smell this very faintly on my top hours later.
Would I recommend this? Yes. it isn't quite like any other Impulse scent that I have smelt. It does have touches of other scents through this but the sparkling bit just adds a bit zing to it.
This is meant to be a Special Edition so perhaps won't be out forever but they said that about the City Collection - New York, Paris and London so perhaps this will still stick around.
~ Impulse Popstar Body Spray ~
I regularly wear body spray products as I find their scents are generally much 'lighter' than perfumes and other fragranced products. This suits me for 'general' everyday use or when spending the day at home when I do not particularly feel the need to spritz perfumes onto my skin.
I have tried many different brands of body sprays over the years and still have some favourites although I will buy new ones to try out from time to time, particularly if they offer a good value for money price. My body spray addiction can be costly as I use body spray products most days - sometimes with several applications throughout the day - and so end up going through quite a lot of different products.
I was intrigued by a new addition to the well-known "Impulse" range of fragranced body sprays recently when a bright red coloured canister caught my eye, standing out to me among other offerings in the range. I noted that the spray was a "Special Edition" fragrance within the range and decided to buy it to try it out for myself. The product in question is the "Impulse Popstar Body Fragrance" and I purchased my canister in a local branch of Tesco.
I actually managed to get my canister of Popstar as part of a promotional offer that was running in Tesco at the time, allowing two canisters of Impulse Body Sprays to be purchased for the sum of £3. I thought this price offered reasonable value, and I am not sure that I would have paid the full price for the Popstar spray which I believe was £2.10 at the time. The canister is quite a neat size, in keeping with other products in the Impulse range of body sprays, being 75ml. I generally don't pay any more than £1.75 for an everyday body spray product, particularly as I go through so many of them as I mentioned earlier in this review.
The packaging for the Popstar spray is quite eye-catching as I said, comprising of a red-coloured metal canister with an attractive gold love heart on the front of the can. Within this love heart are pictures of several items that tie in with the Popstar name, such as a microphone, dark glasses and killer high heels. There is a plastic lid on top of the metal canister that has the usual Impulse design, comprising of an outer plastic 'cover' that can be rotated anti-clockwise to reveal the spray 'nozzle' underneath, and then turned back to cover it up again. I quite like this design as I feel the spray won't accidentally go off if the canister happens to get nudged or thrown about whilst being in my handbag. Also, I find the plastic cover easy to rotate even though I have mobility problems and struggle with weakness in my hands at times. This might not be a particularly relevant point for many consumers, but anyone with limited mobility can rest assured that this product is fairly easy to open and close in my experience.
The product's fragrance is one that is quite hard to describe, but I am quite fond of it. I think it offers something a little 'different' which is not something that I can say about some of the other body sprays I have purchased from the Impulse brand in the past that smell quite 'generic' and very similar to each other. The Popstar spray in comparison feels more unique and this is a very welcome point for yours truly.
Being quite 'flowery' when it is first applied, the spray gives the impression of being too much and rather 'heady' for my own tastes, instilling panic and unease...... Allowing the fragrance to settle on the skin goes a long way with this product in my experience, and after a little time the scent really develops and 'blooms' into a much more pleasant fragrance. This second fragrance is much more fruity than the first, being slightly reminiscent of apples which brings a pleasant 'crispness' to the overall aroma. There is nothing particularly citrus or anything about the scent but a fragrant fruitiness overtakes the initial floral scents and meet with them to offer a pleasant balance that is extremely refreshing in my opinion.
I have found myself reaching for the Popstar fragrance more and more during the recent spell of sunny days that we experienced, probably because the scent feels extremely refreshing when compared to other scents that are rather more 'powder-like' or 'floral' in their essence. The Popstar fragrance feels perfectly suited to the summer months as a result of this pleasant trait.
Due to the scent being a "Special Edition" in the Impulse range, I have found myself rather panicked at the prospect of it being discontinued, so I have sneakily purchased a few additional cans to put away for my next few holidays abroad to somewhere hot. I feel the refreshing, rather fruity scent will be the ideal travelling companion for me on these trips.
In terms of longevity, the scent performs quite well considering it is a body spray product. I do find that body sprays' scents generally do not last particularly well, often needing 'topped up' during the day. This is to be expected however, and I do think of a body spray being as an accompaniment to my deodorant or anti-perspirant, rather than being anything more strongly fragranced than this. I find the Popstar spray performs as well as most of the other Impulse sprays that I have tried, with the crisp, fruit-like fragrance being detectable on my skin for several hours after application. This is about as long as it lasts however, and a further application will really be required if you want to experience the aroma for any longer than this.
I have experienced nothing in terms of sensitivity or aggravation to my sensitive skin after using the spray so I am happy that the product is of a high quality and contains a kind of gentle formulation.
As @ the time of writing (August 2012) you can purchase the Impulse Popstar body spray in all good drugstores such as Savers, as well as in some supermarkets such as Tesco. You can also order online at www.tesco.com where the current price for the 75ml can is £2.
I am really pleased with the pleasant scent of the Impulse Popstar spray and I do hope that the product does not become discontinued by the Impulse brand! The product gets full marks from me together with a full recommendation.