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I was lucky enough to receive this as part of my Christmas present.
**About the brand**
Ive only ever seen this brand in boots. Its not the cheapest (well the rrp isn't) but it can often be found on offer ie 3 for 2 or extra points when you buy it.
**Price and where to buy**
RRP £12.00 / €14.04 - 100ml. This is on boots.com but I have never seen it in store.
I think this looks quite nice. I think that this might be a revamped bottle for the fragrance mist (pink bottle) but im not sure. Edit: its not .This is just a bigger fancier bottle. The bottle itself is pale/dark pink . I like the colours used on this .A few of the bottles have the same design but different colours so you can tell the different products apart- they all seem to have colours that fit the fragrance - this one is more girlie.
There are a few products that go with this including a stronger perfume, bodywash, scrub and lotion. I like when brands do this because I can layer the scent.
**How it smells**
Whilst the original scent is for daytime this one is better if you like a stronger scent or even for a night out (in the pub mind not fancy enough for somewhere posh). This has notes of Fresh mandarin , bergamot oils,cardomen oil and sweet notes of freesias and magnolia . The base notes are musk, sandalwood and vanilla .The spray is at first quite strong but this soon calms down and you are left with quite a summary scent, which has a hint of vanilla.
Anything that has vanilla in it rates highly from me as I love that as a base note (or in some cases the main note) Its not a bad price for a scent considering that you get the 100ml . I think it would make a great gift as its less common .Well what I mean is there are some perfumes out that everyone and their mother all own
I have two bottles of this 'Mist you Madly' Soap and Glory body spray - they have a spray nozzle at the top. The 250ml one which is in front of me now, and a smaller one, both of which I have got in gift sets. It comes in an attractive pink bottle which fits in well with all of the other Soap and Glory products.
This is described as a 'flirty floral fragrant body spray'- it definitely has a floral smell to it, but in a nice Soap and Glory way rather than an old lady kind of floral!
On the back of the bottle it says to spritz it on you whenever you need a flash of fabulousness. I don't tend to use body sprays that often as tend to use a perfume, and you definitely wouldn't want to use this in addition to a perfume as it would clash. As it is, this smell is pretty intense if you're as liberal with it as I tend to be - so perhaps be a bit more sparing until you know how much you should use.
It costs £6.50 for the 250ml bottle, which is fairly expensive for what it is, but not so bad at all if you buy it during the 3 for 2 offers at Boots which always seem to be on, or at least I always wait until they're on to buy things. I'm unlikely to actually buy it as still have quite a lot left from gift sets, but as part of a set it's something which does actually get used eventually.
4 out of 5 stars from me.
I am a big fan of the S&G range, I have bought many items and been given many items as gifts over the years. I have used the S&G body spray range before but that was quite some time ago however this Christmas I got given several as part of a gift set and the most you madly spray was part of that set.
Mist you madly is available in 100ml and 250ml sizes separately at £6.50 for 250ml and £3.50 for 100ml from Boots, S&G direct and other third party sellers. Boots do often have the S&G range on 3 for 2 offer so if you get it within the offer it will work out cheaper as would getting it as part of a gift set available all year round and at Christmas they have an extended range and includes this as part of it. Its packaged in a small pink bottle with a brief description on the front, all the body spray ranges come in the same size bottles but in different colours so its easy to tell them apart.
I like this spray its very light and fresh. I am a person who gets very paranoid about my own scent and so I often use body spray at work during the day if I'm concerned I'm smelling out the office, my feet most definitely contribute to this as I take my shoes off. I spray the nozzle about 4/5 times onto my skin and clothes, it settles well and doesn't ruin my clothes or irritate my skin. The liquid is clear and has a lovely fruity floral scent to it. Its light and airy and is a great day time scent to wear. I can pick up hints of freesia and blackcurrant within it and it works well to create a fruity floral scent but to too overpowering or to sickly. Staying power wise this does last a good amount of time, I can still smell it several hours later and definitely recommend it as a good freshen up scent or for those looking for those on a budget who cannot really afford perfumes.
As body sprays goes this is one of my favourite. It smells great and lasts a decent amount of time. S&G itself is aimed mainly at teenagers and young adults however I think this will suit anybody who likes sweet fruity and floral scents. I give it 5/5 because I really cannot fault it at all
I decided to give this a try last year while I was shopping in Boots seeing as I really enjoy Soap & Glory products and tend to prefer pump action sprays like this one rather than aerosol can sprays.
I love soap and glory packaging as it tends to be nice and girly with a retro vibe and the bottle that this body spray comes in is no exception.
The bottle is pink in colour with a nice slender shape which features smoothly curved shoulders and a pump action spray top covered with a small, clear plastic lid. The product name in a nice flowing black font and Soap & Glory's logo are surrounded by small white stars on the front of the bottle. The back features the usual warnings and ingredients list.
A 250ml bottle of this body spray (this is the size I buy) will cost you £6.50 (or 650 points from your advantage card if you have one) in Boots and if you have an advantage card you can collect 24 points by purchasing this product.
There is also a small 100ml bottle available which might be handy for travel. The smaller bottle costs £3.50 (or 350 points) and you can collect 12 points on an advantage card for the purchase.
Although there are many cheaper body sprays available, the quality and lasting power of this one does mean that it works out to be pretty good value for money and I do think that it's a case of getting what you pay for where this product is concerned. Besides, for every 27 250ml bottles of this I buy using my Boots advantage card I'll be able to buy one whole free one (however I'm still yet to figure out why I'd need to buy quite that much body spray)!
***Using the product***
The pump action bottle is easy to use without problems. A few quick sprays are all that is needed. I tend to spray this before I get dressed so that it sits on my skin rather than my clothes, but it would not harm your clothes to spray it directly onto them.
As soon as you spray this product the amazing smell hits you, I find it warm and girly yet sexy. The smell co-ordinates nicely with the rest of the Soap & Glory range which is great as it means I can use a scrub, body wash, moisturiser and then this which all complement each other and add to the overall effect of the product, however it is of course also lovely when used alone. I found it quite hard to distinguish exactly what I could smell in this scent but Soap & Glory say that this is a: "flirty, floral, fragrant body spray featuring notes of bergamot and blackcurrant, magnolia, freesia, vanilla and musk." I think this sums it's up rather nicely!
I find that this product has amazing staying power. I often use it for nights out and I find that after being out all night and falling asleep at some ridiculous hour, I wake up still smelling of this! I find this a lot more impressive compared to similar products I have used which tend to need respraying after a while because the scent has faded.
If I wear this when I'm going somewhere nice then I do still wear perfume too, however it is nice enough that when used for day time I find I don't want or need any extra perfume because this smells so lovely and the scent stays so well.
One bottle of this tends to last a reasonable while. If used only for evenings out then I can get a good few months use at least from the larger bottle of this, if used daily then it will last me around a month.
I have had friends comment on this spray and how lovely it is when we've been getting ready to go out together. I've also had a fair few people tell me how great I smell when I'm wearing this!
I have quite sensitive skin but this product has never caused me even the slightest irritation which is fantastic for something so fragrant!
This is a lot more pricey than the sprays I usually use and so I don't buy it often but it is well worth the price paid so I do like to treat myself to some every now and then. I would recommend this to others.
As you can probably tell from a glance at my other reviews, Soap & Glory products are a firm favourite of mine. The Soap & Glory Mist you Madly body spray I am reviewing here can be purchased from Boots and costs £6.50 for the 250ml bottle and £3.50 for the 100ml bottle.
The body spray comes in a plastic pink bottle with a pump spray lid rather than an aerosol can like the majority of body sprays usually are. The pink and silver packaging is typical of this brand, girly and eye catching on the shelf. The writing on the bottle states that this should be sprayed whenever you need a 'flash of fabulousness' and will give the wearer 'a new found kind of self confidence'.
The spray is described as fruity and floral on the bottle which I'd say is a good description. When I first used the majority of Soap & Glory products I found the fragrances quite unusual, but I've grown to love them. This body spray is quite strong when first sprayed but does die down a little after a few minutes which is more pleasant. The spray is more heavily floral than fruity but it does have an obvious lemony tone.
You don't need to use a lot of this product to get it's benefits. I find a couple of sprays is enough and lasts a good few hours, I do reapply a second time during the day but I find I have to do this with all body sprays, hence why perfume is my preferred fragrance. The spray sits well on the skin, dries immediately and leaves no greasy or sticky residue.
As much as I like this body spray I do feel that it is very over priced. It is after all only a body spray and these can be purchased in other brands for as little as £1. I received mine in a gift set and I have enjoyed the product which has lasted me since Christmas but I don't think I will buy it myself purely as I don't feel it is worth the price. This is a shame because there is nothing wrong with it overall.
3 stars- nice product but too expensive for me.
As I have to wear perfume or some form of body spray everyday, (day and night) I was in an emergency to needing to buy a new body spray or perfume, and being tight on money didn't help either. But when I was in Boots one day, I walked pass the Soap and Glory collection and came across this product.
When I first picked it up, I thought it was a cute, ideal, small thing that you could carry in your handbag or in your coat pocket. I knew it was more of a body spray rather than a perfume just by looking at the product. The price was expensive if you are looking for a body spray, as this costed me £3.50, when you can get a lot of body sprays like Charlie or So? for only £1. (If they are on special offer) As Soap and Glory products don't have testers in Boots stores, it was a risk whether this product was worth a buy or not, as well this was the first time I was buying a soap and glory product, I was hoping I was not going to be too disappointed by the product or range of products.
I didn't think twice about this, so I just bought it and see if it was worth £3.50 or not, although I am a perfume person than a body spray person.
The Bottle is very girly and very pink. You can only get this body mist in 100 ml which is OK for the price, but could be a little bit cheaper like £2.50 or £3.00. Sadly, to find this exact product, Boots is the only place to have this and Boots can be pricey sometimes.
I tried this product the moment I got home, and I thought the smell was quite weak, but it did have a nice fresh and floral smell, which can be nice in a way because it is not always nice to have a strong scent on all the time, especially if you are at work or have a job interview, so this is when the product becomes more ideal.
I would say this product is more ideal for everyday rather than a going out scent. However, the smell does not last that long, and you will need to re-apply every couple of hours (but then you have to do that with every body spray) As this is a 100 ml bottle it could last a while, but if you re-applied every two hours it probably would not last, so personally it is a lot of money to pay for this product. But this is a nice product if you are on a budget or if you are a girly girl and like to dress girly. Personally, this product is more suitable for teenagers and young adults.
You can get this perfume in a box set with two other body sprays the same as this one, that will cost you £8.50, which I think is a little over-priced. I have never tried the other two body sprays in the box sets but when I buy one, I will try them.
Overall, I was a little bit disappointed with this product because of the price I was hoping the value and the brand of the product, I was having high expectations. But sadly, not even expensive brands do their jobs! Sometimes it is better just to stick to cheaper brands because they can work just as good as some expensive brands.
Soap and Glory Mist You Madly Body Spray (100ml spray)
I received this product as a gift, in a set and I have tried a lot of soap and glory products, most of which I like but this is in the middle - I have now used up this product but I don't think I will buy it.
- Product description (from the Boots website)
"Soap & Glory Mist You MadlyTM Body Spray is a flirty, floral, fragrant body spray featuring notes of bergamot and blackcurrant, magnolia, freesia, vanilla and musk."
- About the product
This body mist comes in a spray bottle and the packaging is just gorgeous, as with most soap and glory products - glamorous retro. The bottle I have is the mini/travel size 100ml (3.4 us FL Oz) bottle. The Mist You Madly spray is described by Soap and Glory as a flirty floral fragrance. Soap and Glory do not test their products on animals.
- The scent, using the product and longevity
Firstly, the spray dispenser for this product produces an even spray of fragrance which is a little bit heavy. Secondly, the scent, the scent will be a bit hit and miss for some people as I think it will be too musky for some. I find this fragrance to be really nice, although I prefer this classic Soap and Glory fragrance in their body products - not as a fragrance spray on its own. The scent is described as a floral scent but to me the scent is just a generic mix of floral, sweet and musky notes which has been produced countless times by fragrance manufacturers. The initial scent when sprayed is strong, hairspray like and not very nice in my opinion but when the scent calms down after about five to ten minutes the fragrance becomes sweeter, floral and more musky, in my opinion.
The overall, scent of this body mist for me is a floral musky scent which I like but it is quite generic and a bit too musky for me personally. As this product is a body mist I didn't expect it to have a good longevity but it is has really poor longevity on me - this body spray scent lasts for about an hour on my skin and clothing but I find overall it lasts for a little bit longer on clothing/linen. I have am disappointed by the scent and the longevity of this product so I have been using it as a linen/room spray to use it up. Overall, a nice scent but it is a bit too musky for me and it has poor longevity on the skin and clothing/linen. I think of this product, and products like it, as a kind of sophisticated/adult version of the Impulse body sprays that I used as a child/teenager.
- Price and availability
I received this product as a gift, in a set, from Boots and this product can be bought individually from boots for £6.50 (250ml). The 100ml mini/travel size version is priced on the Boots website at £3.50. There is also a gift set including the three Soap and Glory body mists priced at £8.50.
*Gorgeous packaging - like most soap and glory product
*Cheap and fairly widely available
*Scent is nice overall
*Travel size available - convenient and handy to have in bag
*Light even spray/distribution
*Very poor longevity, in my opinion - but it is only a body mist/spray
*One bottle doesn't last long
*Difficult to detect the individual notes/scents in the body spray
*A bit too musky for me personally
Thank you for reading my review
I recently bought a travel sized bottle of Soap & Glory Mist you Madly body spray from Boots for me to carry around in my bag. I had never used a Soap & Glory body spray but it was a friend from work that made me want to go out and buy a bottle. She will often spray some on her whilst sitting at her desk and the smell is so strong, but lovely!
Soap & Glory Mist you Madly body spray "is a flirty, floral, fragrant body spray featuring notes of bergamot and blackcurrant, magnolia, freesia, vanilla and musk." I think this sums up the fragrance really well and it reminds me of the Next fragrance 'Pink'. The scent is similar to that of a lot of other Soap & Glory products too, but I think it is a lot stronger in the body spray. Therefore if you are a fan of the other Soap & Glory products then you will probably like this. It is a very girly scent.
You can always purchase the travel sized bottle like I did first to see if you like it. It does work out cheaper if you purchase the bigger bottle but I wanted this to carry around in my handbag and so that is why I bought the smaller bottle. 100ml costs £3.50 and 250ml costs £6.50 from Boots. They are currently in the 3 for 2 promotion at the moment and that is across all Soap & Glory products.
I never usually wear body sprays as I always had to spray it throughout the day to really notice the scent otherwise it would fade quickly. Instead I just wear a perfume that lasts all day. However, I have found with this Mist you Madly I only need apply it twice or three times a day which I think is good for a body spray. The scent is noticeably strong straight away and then it is quite subtle a few hours later, but I know it is noticeable because I have had quite a few compliments from people on it since I have started wearing it.
I really like this body spray and it is now one of my handbag essentials. Soap & Glory have a couple other body sprays available with different scents and I will definitely be trying them next! I noticed they had a gift set available in Boots of three different Soap & Glory sprays which would make a lovely gift for someone who is a fan of the range.
I have read loads of wonderful (mostly) reviews about Soap and Glory products so decided to treat myself to few items to try them on. This is my second item to review from Soap and Glory range.
The product is packaged in baby pink plastic bottle with a transparent plastic lid. This product is not in an aerosol can unlike other body sprays I have used before. There is a transparent sticker attached to the front of the bottle stating name of the product and again transparent sticker at the back with further information about the product such as ingredients. In my opinion the bottle looks little bit cheap looking considering the price of the product.
I think Soap and Glory product have retro/classy look I am fun of pink so the colour of the product packaging actually suits me. The most important product is how good the product is however the first impression of the packaging is also important as this is what attracts me to look at the product when browsing in the shop.
Soap and Glory describe this product as "flirty floral fragrant body spray" which I think fits the description perfectly. It has lovely floral and fresh smell which certainly appeals to me. I use it on my body just before I put my clothes on in the morning and also spray some on my clothes. I had few people commenting on it (in a good way) and even my husband have made compliments on how nice it smells (he is normally very fussy with body sprays/fragrances).
The staying power of this product is actually quite good; I am surprised as how long it stays on considering it is just a body spray. I sometimes re-apply it again in small amount around lunch time at work but this then lasts me until I finish work.
This body spray is available from Boots in 250ml bottle retailing for £6.50 and 100ml bottle which retails at £3.50. The price of this body spray is a bit steep considering you can buy 75ml of Charlie/Impulse for a quid (when on offer) however I do think that this body spray's staying power is a lot better and body spray last a lot longer as I do not need to re-apply as often as other aerosol body spray's I used before.
I would recommend this product but knocking a star off due to a bit steep price and cheap looking bottle but other than that lovely body spray with good staying power.
Soap and Glory products cost quite a lot compared to the ordinary high street cosmetics brands that I like to buy; obviously, this makes them not the most economic solution. However, despite the fact that I have had some bad experiences with the brand before, I find myself coming back quite often to replenish my not yet depleted supply of their products. There is just something about the brand that I can`t help trusting and, besides, sometimes I will discover a product from their range that I think is fully worth the price.
What surprised me about this product was the price of it. OK, at £3.50 for a 100ml bottle, it isn`t exactly the cheapest in the world, but it was cheaper than I expected considering that this is, after all, a Soap and Glory product. You will be able to find cheaper body mists, but you will also be able to find those of which are far more expensive. Even though this is not the full sized 250ml bottle I am talking about here, it is still a fair sized bottle which has lasted me for quite some time at least. However, I have to point out that this is a body mist not a proper perfume, so it is bound to be a little cheaper considering their differences. This was just cheaper than expected, so I did not feel too guilty paying for it at the till.
This Soap and Glory Mist You Madly body mist is packaged in quite a tall, sleek bottle that is a nice baby pink colour; quite typical from a brand like Soap and Glory. It looks quite elegant but not too sophisticated, with a slightly curved shape and a thinner neck structure. It has quite a girly look to the whole design, but not at all in a tacky way. It has a spray pump mechanism at the top that is very simple to use, just like any perfume. To prevent the spray nozzle from getting dirty or from drying out, there is a clear plastic cap that can easily be removed and replaced. The whole exterior of the bottle is made of a lightweight plastic though the liquid inside does make up a little bit of extra weight. The bottle is fairly travel sized, meaning you can take this with you when you are out and about for reapplications.
The directions for use on the label at the back of the bottle are not too helpful, simply instructing you to "Spritz Mist You Madly on whenever you need a flash of fabulousness". I just apply it like any other perfume or body spray with the easy to use spray nozzle.
The most important factor when judging a perfume or a body mist: the scent. I must say that I found this body mist to smell lovely, better than some expensive perfumes, in fact. Sure, it is not as sophisticated or posh as some other designer perfumes, but at least the smell is not too strong or overpowering.It smells quite sweet and floral-also, I think I can detect a fruity hint in this. It smells quite girly but not at all sickly.
Of course, being a body mist as opposed to a perfume this does not last for too long at all; I would say around 1 hour, max. In order to stay smelling nice for the whole day, you need quite regular reapplications which can be a bit of a nuisance at times. This does not have the longevity you find with most perfumes; but then, this is a body mists and body mists are not supposed to last for that long at any rate. I have never known a body mist to last longer than a small number of hours, so I am not too disappointed about this.
Overall, I like this body mist because it smells great and you don`t have to pay too much for it, unlike the case with most perfumes. I have to dock one star for the not so long longevity, since it can be a bit annoyng at times, but who expects that much from quite a cheap body mist anyway? I would recommend this product with 4 out of5 dooyoo stars.
As a big fan of Soap & Glory products, I have tried most of their products and use some of them on a regular basis. A few days ago I reviewed the Girligo Moisturising Mist and today I decided to write about another Soap & Glory body mist, the one by the name Mist you Madly.
The Mist you Madly can be purchased from most Boots stores and other online shops for around £6.50 for a bottle of 250 ml. The packaging of this particular product is extremely attractive and typical of most Soap & Glory products. The bottle itself is quite plain, made out of smooth pink plastic, with the pink Soap & Glory logo on the front, and Mist You Madly in big lettering. Underneath the name of the spray, it states that this is a flirty floral fragrant body spray. On the back of the bottle you have a full list of ingredients and you are told to "spritz it on whenever you need a flash of fabulousness.
It is the box that the bottle comes in that really stands out and in my opinion sells this product. It has that fun vintage/retro look typical of Soap & Glory products, with the black and white photo of a smiling 50's lady and various fun quotes, which are quite humorous. Apparently this body spray will bestow the wearer with a newfound kind of self-confidence which will trigger uncontainable fits of flirtatiousness (if only, I had to laugh at that one!)
The body spray is dispensed via a spray pump nozzle and is scented with a blend of bergamot, blackcurrant, magnolia, freesia vanilla and musk. The scent is not typical of most Soap & Glory products (for those of you who are familiar with them). The scent of the mist is quite strong and long lasting, lingering on for a few hours, hence ideal to wear instead of a perfume.
This body spray was bought for me as a present by a friend who knew how much I loved Soap & Glory products. At the time, this was a new product for me and so I was quite excited to have a sniff and of course a spritz. When I first took off the clear plastic top that covers the nozzle and I tried to smell the spray, I could not really decide whether I liked the scent or not. I then spritzed this on a couple of times, and to be quite frank I started gagging. This smelt like my grandma's perfume (bless her cotton socks but she always wore this cheap smelling white musk perfume) and I could not stand it. It was a sickly sweet musky smell, I couldn't for the love of God detect any of the other ingredients listed, apart from the musk. Anyway, I suppose this is down to personal taste, but I would certainly not class this body spray as "young", more like this was made with the very very very mature ladies in mind, or as far as I'm concerned for those without a sense of smell (sorry if I have offended any of you who may be reading this and actually think that it is a lovely fragrance).
However, because it is long lasting, comes in amazing packaging and if it wasn't for the gagging scent it would be a perfect body spray, I cannot totally rate it down so I have awarded it 3 out of 5 doyoo stars.
I have tried the glam-a-lot and girligo body sprays from soap and glory and so when I received the mist you madly spray as a gift for my birthday I was really looking forward to trying it especially seen as I loved the other two so much.
The mist you madly body spray I have is a small 100ml bottle which costs three pounds but it is also available to buy in a 250ml bottle which costs £6.50 in Boots. Soap and glory is often on offer so a better price can be obtained if you purchase it at the right time.
I love how soap and glory play with words to make their products sounds quirky and interesting and I have to say that I do really love the name mist you madly. The fact that the product comes in a pink bottle coupled with the fun name would certainly be enough to draw my attention to it on the shelf so it is very clever marketing in my opinion. The packaging used for this product fits in well with the image of the soap and glory brand as a whole I think as it does look very funky yet girly too.
On the back of the bottle it says to spritz mist you madly on whenever you need a flash of fabulousness which I think is an excellent statement! I tend to use this product after a bath where I have used clean girls body wash as they have the same fragrance and so I find this givens the best results with regards to longevity. I spray this directly on to my skin and don't rub it in as I find this seems to weaken the scent much like it does with the other soap and glory body sprays I have used.
The scent of the product is described as a "flirty, floral, fragrant spray which features notes of bergamot and blackcurrant, magnolia, freesia, vanilla and musk". I do have to say that I am pretty rubbish at picking out notes in a fragrance but this one to me just smells quite floral and feminine but also quite sexy too which I suspect is the muskiness in it. The fragrance is lovely and certainly one that I am happy to spray on my body be it for during the day or for an evening.
I find that using this body spray after using clean girls body wash really does help to layer the scent and as such the body spray can really be noticeable on the skin for a good few hours after application. As such I tend to use this body spray instead of a perfume when I do use it because otherwise it may clash with the scent of my perfume. I find a little goes a long way with this product and so a few sprays using the pump gives a good amount of fragrance on the skin.
I would certainly recommend this soap and glory body spray and feel that it is a bit more special than the bog standard body sprays you can get and so think it is worth the money really. I also think it makes a lovely gift for your typical girly girl!
Thank you for reading my review!
As most who read my reviews will know I have a passion for toiletries - bubble baths, rubs, scrubs you name it I love them! When it comes to body sprays I have a draw full, however normally end up binning them for giving them away as they never seem to have the staying power like a perfume does. In a large set I received for Christmas of Soap & Glory I had another body spray, which I never tried before then but it has been on of the best ones I've tried.
Soap and Glory - Mist You Madly:
'An opulent floriental with a glamorous twist, perfect for a night out or if you like a deeper daily fragrance. A flirty, floral, fragrant body spray featuring notes of bergamot and blackcurrant, magnolia, freesia, vanilla and musk'
Soap and Glory was always a brand I put off purchasing as it was pretty much in my face, friends telling me to give it a go etc. It wasn't until Christmas I received a huge bumper bag filled with Soap and Glory goodies. I just wish I took advice and tried this brand sooner!
For me this mist is on the slightly above average scale as I have tried many different body sprays like this one in the past. They have either been way to heavily scented then the fragrance disappears in seconds or the scent isn't noticeable. One I tried from the pound shop was like oil and stained my clothes so needless to say me and body mists haven't had a good past relationship.
Out of my bumper pack this was one of the last items for me to use but I must admit it didn't disappoint me at all. I sprayed a few squirts over my collar bone area and down my arms, what I liked to start with was that it was not overpowering. A noticeable fragrance with a lovely hint of cheeky sweetness.
Within all the notes of this body spray personally for me freesia and vanilla stand out for me, I'm not really into floral scents but as it is teamed up with a few sweet ingredients I think this works very well. I would say this is more of a day time scent in all honesty as a evening fragrance I would want a scent that has strength and staying power.
The longevity of this body mist is good but certainly not brilliant. I will spray a few squirts over me before going out to work and within a couple of hours it is hardly noticeable. Shame as I really think the fragrance is gorgeous, lucky for me I have 2 of these sprays one I keep in my locker at work. So every few hours I can give myself a smelly top up.
I have also sprayed this over my clothes which I find helps the scent last a longer when it is over fabric. The mist hasn't ruined/discoloured my clothing in anyway either. If they made this spray into a perfume I would certainly purchase it.
Soap and Glory is always rather noticeable amongst the selves, its bright and in your face. 99% of their products come in pink packaging which is another thing that used to put me off as I hate pink. But saying that it has certainly grown on me! Once empty remember to recycle.
Price and Availability:
Boots is £6.50 and currently within the 3 for 2 offer! Which I think is great value for me. I didn't think this bottle would last me long keep having to top up. However you will be surprised with just how long it will last.
Well I have to say this body mist unquestionably took me by surprise as I turned out to really like it. For me I'm not keen on floral fragrances but as this is rather sweet it works very well. The 250ml bottle lasts a lot longer than you think it would, making this good value.
My only down point this the staying power as it doesn't last as long as I would like, so occasional top ups are needed. Apart from that this is a great little spray that is very refreshing and fun.
Four out of five stars from me
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Alcohol Denat., Aqua (Water), Parfum (Fragrance),Dipropylene Glycol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexenecarboxaldehyde, Limonene, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Linalool, Coumarin, Citronellol
I bought this as part of a reasonably priced Christmas present for my mother because I had seen some excellent reviews for it and couldn't afford my usual family spend. At £6.13 (at time of writing) I consider this a very expensive body spray. You do get 250mls for that price which is more than a basic Impulse spray for instance. When I say I bought it what I mean I gave the husband a list and he bought it for me, therefore I didn't get to smell it before purchase but trusted to my fellow Dooyooers good taste. It was a decision I didn't regret, when I took a sneaky squirt of it to make sure it was ok for my mother I fell in love with it and immediately scraped my pennies together to purchase the smaller version for myself. The smaller version looks just like the larger one and costs at time of writing £3.11 for 100ml which is clearly less economical than its bigger sister but easier to afford in one chunk and also easier to carry with you if you so wish.
A big plus of this range in general is that they don't test on animals.
I like the bottle it comes in, the box is quite kitsch and looks rather 1940s it reminds me a little of Benefit packaging, the style of the bottle is similarly retro and is the same as the Dooyoo picture. I like its curvaceousness and it sits in the hand very comfortably. I even like it's pinkness which is not me at all, I'm not a pink frilly type girl. However I'm slightly disturbed to realise that there is something about this product that brings out my inner princess (for some reason I feel the need to wash my mouth out with soap after saying that, but I can't seem to help myself).
The spray action is natural not aerosol so better for the environment, the spray seems quite fine with the the droplets not too heavy and wet. The pump action is still working well and hasn't clogged up on me thus far.
The scent itself also has a slightly retro feel to me, and reminds me a little bit of 'Blasé' from the 1970s, only a slightly though as this scent is lighter and fresher somehow. The initial squirt had me a little worried as it seemed to have that slightly chemical dry powdery smell that deodorants often have. However this very quickly dissipated (within a few seconds) and was replaced by a gorgeous perfume. Channelling Jilly Goolden wine snob... er sorry expert extrodinaire , I 'get' a flower sprinkled meadow at the edge of a wood, a brook whispering and burbling near by, light shimmering through the full green leaves of the trees, dust motes dancing in the golden shafts like sprites... too much? Yes definitely. The aroma of this product though is genuinely quite evocative for me and does make my mind drift to that floral woodland clearing. I think this may in part be because the scent has a light 'clean' smell under pinning the beautifully floral musky top notes to me it's reminiscent of the kind fresh air you only get in places a good distance from large centres of population.
The official description of the perfume notes contained in the product are "notes of bergamot and blackcurrant, magnolia, freesia, vanilla and musk." These are some of my favourite scents so I can see why I like it so much, I can pick out some individual notes, such as the freesia and musk but the whole blends into a beautifully balanced whole.
The scent lasts well on me and does develop a little but does not have a huge change in character and stays fairly stable. I like this as the initial scent is so delicious I don't want it to change too much. A few fairly hefty squirts of this in the morning lasts me well into late afternoon, sometimes I do top up a little with a subtle spritz but usually I feel the scent is still noticeable enough not to really need it, I'm just greedy. I feel this spray is perfectly suitable for all ages and both day and night time use, I also think it's a multi seasonal spray gorgeous throughout the year.
The scent has a nice level of projection not too rambunctious but very evident none the less. Even my youngest who is over sensitive to artificial smells commented on the fact that it 'wasn't bad' which for most people would translate to 'fabulous'. My eldest daughter also pinches this at every opportunity, I can see I'm going to have to buy another one soon to pass on to her.
This product doesn't set my asthma off which a lot of body sprays do, and doesn't cause any irritation to my skin at all.
When I forked out £6 ish for my mothers bottle despite it not being a lot to pay for a present it hurt my wallet, mainly because I don't have much in my wallet but also because I felt that it was just a posh version of 'Impulse' or similar even cheaper body sprays. As it was nicely packaged and looked more upmarket than other sprays of its type it made a nice looking gift so I was willing to pay the price in that context . However having used it for a little while myself I feel it outshines other body sprays I have tried in every respect. There is no powdery chemical smell with this (as mentioned earlier), and it lasts much much longer on the skin than any other similar type of product I have used. It is also long lasting use wise, my 100ml bottle has hardly a dent made in the contents and I've used it almost everyday since Christmas, I'd have gone through a few aerosol equivalents of cheaper makes by now.
Despite still thinking this is a bit of a pricey product I will definitely try and buy it again when my current one runs out, and again, and again as this is a lovely scent which to be honest I'm pretty besotted with at the moment and wouldn't want to be without.
In the Uk Soap and Glory products are only available in Boots and Harvy Nichols according to their website. Their availability outside of the UK is changeable, for example they were available in Target in America but don't think they are any more, but are from Sephora.com.
I first got this as part of a gift set in its mini 100ml form. However I have since received the large 250ml bottle in another gift set! In Boots the small bottle costs £3.11 and the large bottle costs £6.13. I was pleased that this was in the gift set as I like to use body sprays under my perfume, when I'm around the house and before I go in the gym.
The bottles are plastic and a metallic pink colour with a plastic cap on top which reveals a spray top. The packaging is relatively plain for S&G despite having some black writing on a silver background and the logo near the bottom. Overall I feel the packaging looks quite young and somewhat cheap, especially considering the price of the body spray. I know S&G like to have fun with their packaging and they do usually look quite young, I feel this one looks young in a bad way and reminds me of something I would have had in my room when I was 12!!
The first thing I noticed (before the smell) was the fact that the spray nozzle doesn't work too well, and it wasn't just a faulty bottle as I would say the same about the second bottle I received. This gets worse the more empty the bottle gets and it became almost impossible to spray by the end! It does come out as a mist but is by no means a dry mist, so you need to be careful if spraying onto clothes as it could leave marks particularly on silky materials.
The fragrance is described as being 'flirty floral' and containing notes of bergamot, blackcurrant, magnolia, freesia, vanilla and musk.
The smell of the spray is very fitting with the packaging, it smells very sweet and sickly, but again in a rather cheap way. I find it very difficult to describe the fragrance, but it reminds me slightly of hairspray with sweet notes. I think if you asked an opinion on the smell without telling the person the brand, they would assume it was a much cheaper body spray than it is. The fragrance has nothing in common with the other S&G scents I have experienced which are also sweet but have a luxurious edge.
I think the description of it being 'flirty' is quite apt, and again reminds me of being much younger! However I don't agree that it smells floral, nor could I detect some of the fragrances it supposedly contains such as the vanilla and blackcurrant. I am 25 and feel far too old to be using it, and despite being happy to use cheap body sprays (I regularly use Impulse and Natural Collection) the quality of this one it too cheap for me.
Once it dries there is a slightly musky smell to it which saves it very slightly but it still smells generally poor quality. It does last quite well and I can still smell it throughout the day so this would imply that it is better quality than cheaper body sprays.
I didn't hate it enough to throw it away but stuck to using it around the house, and before I go in the gym. I think younger girls would like this perfume, by young I mean age 10-15 and I feel the product is aiming at this group, however the price is higher than most people of that age would spend, therefore it doesn't seem very well thought out.
I was really disappointed with everything about this body spray, the only positive is that the fragrance holds quite well. Other than that it looks and smells cheap as well despite its expensive price tag. I managed to use it but certainly wouldn't buy it, even if the price was reduced!