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I'm not a regular user of body sprays, but every now and again it's nice to be able to freshen up when you're out and about. I also find them handy for work - on the one hand I spend some time in controlled temperatures so wear lots of layers that are pretty redundant as soon as you leave the room, whilst also spending a fair amount of time stuck in overheated office. I'm not particularly loyal to particular fragrances, although I do tend to stick to Impulse as they have such a good range.
One of my favourite Impulse sprays is Temptation. It's described on the can as Vanilla and Peach. It's a 75ml can, but as I don't use it in large amounts or often, this will last me a few months. That's not bad value for a product that costs less than £2. It's currently selling at boots.com for £1.99 or Sainsburys for an even better £1.85. As with most body sprays and deodorant cans, the packaging is mainly metal and has a plastic top to press down for dispensing the spray. The design they are now selling is silver and orange, not like the picture above. The one thing that can let this product down is that plastic top, I have lost nearly full cans of spray when the button became disconnected, but due to the design on the top I haven't managed to get the top back on at all!
Well on to the important bit... As I said above, the scent is vanilla and peach. I usually enjoy these flavours as they are quite light and sweet, but not too sickly. I can't say the Impulse scent jumps out and screams 'I'm vanilla and peach!' Sadly, it's more of a slightly unknown fruity scent, with almost a hint of almond - but nonetheless I do enjoy the smell. It lasts a good couple of hours, and is not too overpowering, but after it has been on for a while the scent does get a little heavier.
Overall a handy little product that fits in many a modest sized handbag, ideal for freshening up a little, with a nice fruity scent.
I simply love my body sprays, there is always one in my handbag. It is a nice alternative to perfume and let's face it much cheaper too!
Impulse - Temptation Vanilla and Peach:
'Seductive vanilla and sweet amber notes blend to captivate, fascinate and definitely invite. It's slightly musky, unashamedly-sensual, with an earthy undertone. It makes you feel incredibly feminine'
Impulse is a product I've used since I can remember; my mom uses them, my sister and a lot of my friends. So on the hold it is a popular choice among women. You can get a lot of different fragrances there really is something to suit all.
The one I have been using of late is the vanilla and peach. I love the scent of vanilla and really like anything fruity fragranced so I was guessing I was going to like this one. However, although this is a rather nice scent I was hoping for it to either more vanilla or more peachy. Either way certainly not over powering musk!
Sometimes I will spray before I buy but when I purchased this I was at the counter in Superdrug and they were on offer for 99p. So I couldn't really smell it in front of the cashier! But as I saw vanilla and peach I didn't think I could go wrong.
Spraying this for the first time I was a bit unsure and neither fragrance really stood out to me. I personally think it is more of a musky amber scent with a back drop hint of vanilla but nothing really peachy.
At first the product is a little strong but it soon calms down to a scent which is much more manageable for me. I don't know, I guess I feel a bit mislead on this one, I was hoping for vanilla and peach but sadly I think it is over powered by the amber.
Like all Impulses I have used in the past the staying power isn't brilliant but nor does it claim to be. I feel it last a couple of hours before needing a top up. Great when leaving the gym showers, gives me that burst of freshness I need!
Impulse comes in a handy spray can; I have always found it to spray out evenly. Never had any issues with it damaging my clothes or irritating my skin in anyway, bonus! I have always thought the Impulse range looks inviting, young and fun but this fragrance I think is suited more to the mid-thirties and above.
Price and Availability:
I normally purchase my Impulses when on offer at 99p as I think that price is about right for the product. Normal price is around £1.99
For me I doubt I will purchase this one again it was just way to musky for my liking. Still at 99p great value for money, but they do much better scented ones.
Two out of five stars
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I bought this Impulse Temptation Body fragrance as my perfume ran out and I didn't have much money. I wanted something cheap and cheerful so when I saw the Impulse range on promotion at Tesco not only did I get memories of my teenage years flooding back but the low price fitted the bill perfectly.
You will find Impulse sprays in most supermarkets and drugstores. They are very reasonably priced ranging around £1-2. Offers are common. I have decided to stick with this as my scent for now and it has been on promotion two of the three times I've bought it.
The Impulse sprays come in a wide range of scents. I chose Temptation Vanilla and Peach as I'm a sucker for all things vanilla. It has a nice fresh scent, I'd liken it to a light musk with a fruity hint. The vanilla is very low key but does come through once the scent 'settles' a bit and thats enough for me.
Impulse spray comes in a tall thin 75ml spray can with a twist and spray top. Temptation is silver in colour at the top and merges into orange at the bottom with a nice flower picture.
What I really like about this Impulse spray is that it can be applied anytime anywhere. If you want a quick top up it can even be applied over clothes and leaves no white marks or wet patches. The spray is a thin mist and feel completely dry on the skin. The only down side would be that I find I need to top up quite a bit as the fragrance doesn't last very long. For this reason they do run out very quickly but at their low price I can hardly complain.
I've always been a fan of the Impulse body sprays, there cheap, look nice and mostly smell nice. Although they are aimed at the teenage market I think that they are good for all ages as my Mom even uses them as she likes the smells.
Impulse Temptation is a new one on the shelves; it has an attractive red, flowery design on the can as is the norm with Impulse designs. The can is silver and is 75 grams, the perfect size for being able to take to work/school in your handbag or to keep in the car for emergencies. The lid is a twist around type, I'm a huge fan of these types of lid as I'm quite prone to losing lids to deodorants and body sprays but you don't have the worry with this, It's easy to open and close and the spray comes out in a mist which doesn't leave a wet or sticky patch unlike some other body sprays I've tried.
This is a fairly cheap body spray, I picked it up for a very reasonably price of less than a £1 in Bodycare but shops tend to vary in prices and there also seem to be a lot of offers around for Impulse so it's worth shopping around.
The smell is described as Vanilla and Peach, the peach comes across more than the Vanilla and it has a slightly musky smell. It's not the girliest Impulse body spray but the smell is pleasant and stays around for a good few hours before having to reapply.
The only bad point I've found about this body spray, but is the same as most is that it seems to run out quickly. This could well be me applying way too much but I applied as much as I felt needed for the freshness and smell to come across.
Overall a really nice smelling product from Impulse, although not my favourite I would definitely buy it again.
Ever since I started secondary school, I've been a huge fan of Impulse body sprays. Most people associate them as body sprays that teenagers use but I still use them at 24. I have body sprays lying around everywhere, upstairs, downstairs, in the car, in my handbag! One of the ones I'm using at the moment is Impulse temptation.
The 75ml can is widely available to purchase from places such as Asda, Tesco and Boots. It normally has a full price of £1.49 but is more often than not on offer for just £1. There are many similar Impulses to buy from the range and they all tend to feature in the same special offers.
The packaging is very typical of body sprays coming in a thin can. It is coloured in silver and red and has a pretty flower design on the front. The lid of the can is one of the twistable ones, you simply twist it around then the spray hole will be revealed so pushing the top will emit the spray. The packaging contains all of the normal information and warnings of this type of product, keep away from children, do not spray near eyes etc.
After pushing the button on the lid the scent is instantly noticeable as it is quite strong. The spray comes out in a light mist and doesn't leave you sticky or wet when using it. The scent is described as musky vanilla with amber notes. The vanilla is very prominent and that is all I can smell when I spray it. I'm not a huge fan of the vanilla smell and for that reason I don't tend to use this often. It has an earthy, musky smell and it doesn't appeal to me, I prefer more feminine scents. That being said, the scent is quite noticeable for quite some time and isn't one of those that disappears no sooner than you spray it, it sticks around for a good hour or two.
Although I'm not a huge fan of this Impulse temptation body spray, I will carry on using it until I reach the end of the can. It's not one I would buy again as I think the scent is definitely an acquired taste. If you are a fan of vanilla then perhaps give it a go but I personally don't like it.
Recently I realised just as I went to grab a body spray that I had run out. Never allowing that to usually happen as I love using body sprays I nipped out to Tesco and treated myself to a few Impulse ones because they were on special offer at a pound each which I though was good value for money considering that they usually cost about two quid a time each at best. This one I hadn't heard of before, liked the nice packaging of it and took a sniff prior to buying it and rather liked it.
The packaging of this is as I have just said really nice to look at and practical too. The can is long and cylinder in shape and light pink and white in colour with a heart made up of flowers on the front of it and we are clearly told what it is and who it is by and then on the back of the can other information listed includes being told a bit about the spray, directions on how to use it are listed as are some cautions and ingredients, the size is stated which is 75ml and contact details for the manufacturer are stated. There is an indentation to near the top of the can for ease of handling and to the top of the can there is a push button to which you press and it works as an aerosol and under that there is a section of plastic that moves to which means you can have it in use or close it off which is a nice little safety measure in my opinion.
The Spray Itself:
I use this all over my clean body usually after bathing or showering. It sprays out a fine but damp mist and leaves no residue on my skin at all and its really highly scented this one and simple to use and of course I can use this whenever I want to freshen up a bit throughout the day including on my clothes if I want to as well which I do, do often.
This has a wonderful fragrance mainly of sweet but natural vanilla with floral notes (amber roses) as the top note and a grounding musky undertone to it which gives it a bit of an earthy feeling. Its really feminine and womanly spray this one and once I spray some on me in the morning it lingers for a good few hours on my skin.
I like everything about this particular product from the stylish look the can has to it right though the longevity it has at keeping me smelling really pleasant for ages. Although its a nice and rather pungent fragrance I don't find this to be strong on me when using other scented products on my skin either
Available in all good chemists and supermarkets and it gets the thumbs up from I!
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Impulse was something I used to always buy when I was younger. I remember being at school and an aerosol of Impulse in your bag was the thing to have! As I have got older it isn't something I buy much of as I tend to prefer more expensive body sprays from the soap and glory range for example but when I was shopping with a friend in Boots and we saw the Impulse sprays on offer for just 99p we decided to buy one. I bought the temptation flavour and this is my review of it.
The Impulse range all come in similar looking aerosols which is great for brand recognition as you spot them instantly on the shelf. I don't think the branding has changed much at all from when I used to buy it as a teenager so they must be doing something right! This temptation can is white with flushes of pink on it so it looks sweet and girly really. There are pictures of flowers and hearts in a larger heart shape and above this is the fragrance name as well as the Impulse name too. The can is made from aluminium and is recyclable once empty which is obviously a positive thing these days.
The temptation body fragrance is described as a "blend of musky vanilla scents with amber notes" and I have to admit that I just read this and thought it sounded nice and so I bought it. I generally love vanilla scented products and so I was hopeful that I would really like this one.
To use the spray you need to twist the top section of the can to expose the nozzle to spray it and I prefer this to having to remove a lid every time I want to use the product. It also makes it ideal to carry about in your bag because the lid won't fall off and so the spray won't accidentally spray in your bag. You don't need to apply too much pressure to the top of the spray to get the product to come out and you should then spray it generously on your body from a distance of around 15cm. I am a bit naughty and will sometimes spray it on my clothes if I am rushing to get out the door and want a bit of a scent but this works well too and doesn't leave any marks on my clothes.
So, the scent....well it is ok. Initially when it comes out it does smell really strong and I am not keen on that at all but after just a few minutes it will settle down to become a more subtle scent which isn't so in your face. It is quite a musky scent I will give Impulse that but for me I really can't smell the vanilla in it and that was the reason that I bought it. For me I associate vanilla with a sweet undertone but this one just seems ultimately musky and not sweet at all. It isn't an unpleasant fragrance and it certainly isn't offensive or anything and so I will continue to use this spray up but I don't think I would purchase it again.
The scent doesn't last all day and I find that if I spray it in a morning then by the afternoon it is barely noticeable but I wouldn't expect a cheapish body spray to last all day anyway and for the price paid I think it lasts well really. There is no issue with topping up the spray half way through the day if you need to as far as I am concerned. I would buy Impulse body spray again if I saw it on offer but I wouldn't buy this one. For the price I think they are a good alternative to perfume for days at home and would particularly suit teenagers and younger women.
Thank you for reading my review!
I've used a lot of Impulse body sprays since I was a teenager and they were all I could afford. Nowadays I tend to have them for when I want something for a quick top-up of fragrance as I don't like re-spraying expensive perfume throughout the day. One of the ones I have on the go at the moment is this Tempation one. The RRP on Impulse sprays is about £2 but they can often be found on offer at closer to £1.
It comes in a small aerosol can which is a great size for carrying around in a handbag. The design is much nicer than the can shown above, with a heart on the front made up of red and poink heart and flower designs, it really is pretty. The can also has a twistable section on the lid which allows you to close the spray stopping it from spraying when you don't want it to.
The scent is described as a blend of musky vanilla scents with amber notes. Personally I can't really tell that that's wahat the scent is made up of, which was disappointing as I do like vanilla but I couldn't smell any at all in the scent. Instead what I got was quite a fruity scent but it is very chemically, strong and overpowering, and it actually makes me sneeze, which none of the other Impulse sprays do.
Luckily the scent doesn't last long at all, I'd say it disappears even quicker than other body sprays including all the other Impulse ones I own, which is a relief because I really wouldn't want to smell like this, it's not nice at all.
All in all although I do love Impulse body sprays I would definitely not recommend this one, it was a massive let down and I wouldn't even waste £1 on it.
=== Impulse Temptation ===
Impulse are part of the Unilever brand and was launched in the UK in 1981. There was only four different scents originally released but now they have many. The Spice Girls became spokespersons for Impulse in 1997 and Impulse Spice was available for a while. I remember that body spray and I used to love it!
Now Impulse has a large selection of body sprays to choose from but the one I am reviewing is Temptation.
Blended with musky vanilla and amber it isn't really a spray that I like, this can be proved by the nearly full can in the bathroom!
It has such a sickly scent to it and it doesn't agree with me at all.
Impulse body sprays come in a thin rounded can, the spray nozzle is intergrated into the lid making it a neater looking bottle in my opinion. The can holds 75ml of product.
The main reason for me purchasing this particular scent of body spray was simply because it was on offer for a bargain £1 and the can has a pretty design, pinks and white in colour and decorated with hearts and roses it looks girly and without taking any notice of what the scent was, I chucked it in the trolley.
When I came to use it the following morning I was disapointed. If you do like vanilla's and musky scents then you would probably like this but I do feel it is more suited to the more mature woman.
I usually choose scents from the City Collection and I wish I had stuck to what I know!
The handy sized can fit's neatly into a handbag and a quick spray twice through the day will keep the scent there.
A generous mist is formed and it gives adequate coverage.
Impulse Temptation has got to be my favourate one out of all, I've used many of the other impulse fragrences before but this one i feel is the best of the lot. You can often put them up from most supermarkets and other stores such as boots and superdrug and they are often on special offer where you might be able to get them for a pound or two for something. They are great for just poping in your handbag to freshen up with throughout the day and they leave you feeling fresh, clean and revitilised. Would definatly recommend it. I love the new twisty lid so that it doesnt spray when closed and you dont have to keep putting the lid on and of you just simply have to twist. I very concious of smells and impulse is perfect for having handy in you bag or even the car when your out and about. I've used impulse for years and wouldn't change to any other body spray.
I hate using perfume as it tends to just smell of the base chemicals and really gets stuck in my throat. Also working around dogs who are using their noses for scent detection I dont want anything which is too strong.
Impulse was always an expensive option but when they are on offer you can pick them up for £1 or so instead of the £2.50 normal price of which I think is a ridiculus price.
The frangrance of this one is quite mature and non fruity if that makes sense. It is light and doesn't get you at the back of your throat!
It is nice to keep with you incase you feel a bit smelly and need to freshen up! If I am that smelly though a shower is in order and this will not cover up bad smells! It is also not a deoderant and just a bit of indulgence.!!
My friend uses these for when she has been smoking, great to cover up that horrible smell too!
Out of all the frangrances this is one of the best I think asit is a bit more mature. I always think of impulse as a school girl thing as you were not "cool" if you did not have a bottle of impulse at school, not sure what it is like now, probably moved one iPhones!
These are nice to freshen up throughout the day but will never take the place of deoderant or a shower!!!
Impulse: Temptation must be my favourite of the Impulse brand selection! I have bought loads of this over the past 7 or so years, and thankfully not once have they changed the way it smells.
The scent is quite sweet and feminine, but has deeper undercurrents which have a musky, warm scent (a bit like the "white musk" scent from other brands). It can also smell quite spicy as it wears down. Having said that, it takes several hours for this to happen, as the scent it strong enough (but not too overpowering) to stay on, without needing a top up for about six or so hours. I would suggest this for people whom like musks, or enjoy balmy summer nights, and to those whom don't mind something a bit stronger than usual!
I've found that it can mix fairly easily with other scents, such as Amor Amor, or Ted Baker Skinwear 'ten', and is useful to compliment other scents as a 'deodorant' type spray rather than a perfume.
The packaging is light pink, with darker pink and purple lips (I think thats what they're supposed to be) on the Impulse butterfly logo. The nozzle and swivel cap are white and very light pink respectively, and while this doesn't appeal to me, it does suit the feminine, flirty smelling scent which it carries inside it.
I love body sprays because they usually have such nice fragrances for the price and this brand is one I like to buy on a regular basis because I love the smell of most of the fragrances and also the choice too, I have probably tried and tested most of this range over the years and I do not think that I have had one that I do not really like at all, they are cheap and affordable for most budgets too and good value for money.
This one I am reviewing today comes in a nice pretty can, it is a nice pink and white design with a nice flowery pattern. It is a pump spray and easy to use, it has a really nice pleasant smell and the fragrance is musky vanilla scents with amber roses. The smell in my opinion is more like a fresh flower with a slight vanilla smell, it is a nice fresh smell and quite strong for the price.
It is usually priced around just under £2 for 75ml but I bought it for only £1 on offer from my local shop and so when I saw it for almost half priced I bought it immediately, I had not tried this particular fragrance before and so I thought I would try it while on offer and if I did not like it, not a lot of money had been wasted.
The can is a really nice size and is small enough to place in my hand bag for when I go outdoors and to use and to feel nice and fresh while out for the day etc. the can is nice and lightweight too because of the slim can, it takes little room in a bag. I sometimes like a quick spray of a body spray or perfume when I am out for a long period of time and this one is a very good one.
It feels nice and light on the skin and it dries in super fast time, it does not feel tacky or even sticky, the texture is very good and soft when it falls onto my skin. The quality is amazingly good for the cheap price and I have had no irritation on my skin after using this spray.
It is nice and gentle on my skin, just how I like it and it is a beautiful fine mist that just settles nicely on my body without having that heavy feeling that some other brands feel on the skin. This one I have sprayed all over my body, under my arms, on my legs and chest, anywhere on the body is fine with this one because it is so light. I think it is so affordable for any budget and I highly recommend this fragrance, it brand is also available in lots of other fragrances and a large choice in my opinion and available from most supermarkets and some chemists. I will buy this one again because I love the fragrance and I am happy with this one.
I give this one 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review.
Sometimes when you are feeling a bit worn out or after a long day at work, you just want a quick spray of body spray to refresh you and keep you feeling clean. I never used to be a user of body spray but sometimes, like after the gym or in the morning or after a shower I will spray some on and it just smells really nice and clean. I think out of all of the body sprays out there, Impulse has always been a brand that I have loved for years. They have a very good range out and are always adding new scents; the one I'm writing about is Temptation.
The spray comes in a thin, cylinder shaped spray can and has a white back drop. It then has a rosy glow around it with a heart made of roses in the middle as its main image. The lid has a gold colour to it and the Impulse logo sits proudly at the top. The package seems quite small but I suppose if you carry this in your bag then it is good to fit in. The good thing about the packaging is that it does reflect the scents in the spray and the can is quite lightweight being a 75ml size.
With the spray, it has a little bit that narrows in the centre so you can wrap your hand around the can to hold it. You just twist the top to let the spray hole show and then you can push down on the top and the spray will come out. You just need a little spray and then the smell is very strong, it is not my favourite I have to say, upon reading the description of the scent, to me this seems a lot stronger than what is described and is a bit too much for my liking.
From a body spray, I prefer subtlety I hate sprays when people use them and they over spray and it is overpowering for those around. This spray is meant to have perfume blends of musky vanilla, amber notes and it has been dermatologically tested on gentle skin so that it is safe to use. I don't really smell much of the vanilla notes, I'd say it just smells heavily floral and seems to linger for a while which I did find disappointing as I'd hoped for a sweeter smell to this product.
The can has to be held 15cm away from the body and then to be sprayed. Use in short bursts in a well ventilated place and avoid prolonged spraying. You should avoid direct inhalation and use only as directed. Keep out of the reach of children and do not spray near the eyes or on irritated or broken skin. Protect from sunlight and do not expose to temperatures exceeding 50degrees Celsius. Do not pierce or burn, even after use. Do not spray on a naked flame or incandescent material. Keep away from sources of ignition and recycle when empty.
Impulse body sprays are a Unilever product and are sold at most healthy and beauty places such as Boots and Superdrug as well as all supermarkets at the right aisle. You will see the whole Impulse range quite distinctively but if you want the Temptation scent just look for the love heart picture. The can is a 75ml can and you can buy it for £1.89 at full price which should last you a good few months, depending on how frequently you use this. However, on searching around the websites, I found that Asda are selling this for £1 which saves almost a pound so it is worth going there to try this first.
If you do want to find a few more details out about this go to the Unilever website at http://www.unilever.co.uk/brands/personalcarebrands/impulse.aspx . For a real test you're best to go into a shop and give it a quick spray as even £1 is a waste if you really don't like this smell.
There exists a rule that men must use Lynx and women must use Impulse. I ignore these warnings, I have dabbled with Mum, Dove and this brand in my quest to find a deodorant I like. I usually find that the ones I buy tick only one box. They might stop sweating, but then the smell will not be to my liking. Impulse can be bought for about two pounds for a standard sized bottle from all leading supermarkets and it comes in a pump action spray.
The main thing that might put guys off is the packaging which is aimed firmly at females, but if you can get over this, like I did with Mum anti perspirant, then you will discover some rather good scents. Men's sprays always seem to smell of sports changing rooms, lions or something equally manly. What about a smell for the man who happens to like the softer gentler smells in life. This one has a delicious vanilla essence tucked within its ether. As vanilla is one of my favourite smells I was drawn to this. Admittedly, it fades quickly when sprayed but the initial burst is quite endearing.
It smelt good on the armpits and also did for the chest and neck region where I dabbled with it. Where it let me down was in stopping wet patches as the day went on. While I do not sweat excessively, I do occasionally get damp patches and this failed to stop those appearing. Reapplication covers and masks the damp for a nother hour or so before it appears again. Where this does excel in the the sweet and charming smell department and I think I would like to use it as a bodyspray alone while using a more powerful antiperspirant for the armpits. I would buy again and it might do for cooler months actually when I sweat less!