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I received the Ted Baker Heavenly Fragranced body spray as a Christmas gift last year, along with the matching shower gel. When I first opened it I thought it would be like most of the stuff I get for Christmas and I would end up never using it.
The spray comes in a pink bottle, which has a darker pink decorative pattern all over it. It has a purple box on it which has the Ted Baker logo inside. The packaging looks very sophisticated and is very pretty.
The bottle has a large, push down spray top, which is very easy to use and dispurses a lot of the spray in one go.
I'm not great at describing scents so have found a description of it. It is described as:
'Wear with pride, treat with care. Let Ted transport you to heaven on a cloud of Jasmine, rose, pear and apple.'
I must admit, I did not detect a hint of any of these in the spray but I am not that great at picking up scents.
In my own words, the scent is quite fruity. It is the kind of scent you could wear for work and people wouldn't complain that it is too strong. I really like it.
Although the spray smells lovely at first, I tend to find that I cannot smell it on me after 5 minutes. I have asked other people and they also say that they cannot smell it on me. I feel that I would have to shower myself in the stuff for anyone to notice it, which is very disappointing as it is lovely.
I am not sure on the RRP of the spray, I received mine in a set and know that the person who purchased it was on a budget, which makes me think it was not too expensive.
Overall, I do love the spray and think it smells amazing but the fact that it does not last long at all really disappointed me. I wouldn't go out and buy this for myself as I fell it is a waste of money but it is a nice gift.
If you're young and poor, you may require something stronger than a deodorant but less expensive than a perfume. The answer is, of course, the humble body spray, but products like 'impulse' and 'charlie' have such teenage associations that you're bound to avoid them. You may also want something that's not an aerosol.
Ted Baker's body spray is, therefore, a reasonable alternative to all of these, because it has a sophisticated scent and sprays like a perfume, but is much cheaper than one! It usually sells for around five pounds for a 150ml bottle, which is obviously a very cheap way of buying perfume. The difference is that the body spray contains more alcohol and water than the perfume itself.
The scent itself, if you understand such things, is fruity and flowery blended with 'rare woods' and amber. I have no idea what this means, but it smells very nice, in my opinion, so I have no complaints about that. The only issue you might find is that it doesn't stick around for very long. However, if you're using it as a kind of deodorant, that doesn't matter so much.
The packaging is another feature a lot more grown-up than most body sprays. It should be, given that it's made by Ted Baker: the bottle is purple, the cap is a lighter shade, and the label is decorated in the Ted Baker BODYWEAR range style, with a rather sophisticated elegance. It's the kind of thing you wouldn't be embarrassed to have in your handbag. The instructions are helpful, if a bit dramatic (but whose aren't): "Let Ted take you to paradise on his magic carpet of bergamot, tangerine, lychee, peach, plum and mysterious vetiver." Hmmm.
I first used this body spray as part of a set from the BODYWEAR range, which came in a beautiful wash bag along with the Ted Baker body lotion. This came in a purple and green packaging, but now the colour scheme has changed to purple and pink, as detailed earlier. You can buy the body spray as part of a set still, but I buy it on its own from the Ted Baker shelf in boots. You'll locate it easily because of the mass of purple. Be careful not to buy the similarly priced and bottled 'moisturising mist'; they look very similar.
I use this spray very often, and have found very few disadvantages to it, if you understand that it's not a perfume. It's particularly useful for poor teenagers like me, who are fed up of the stink of 'Impulse' but don't want to spend an arm and a leg smelling nice. It will last quite a long time if you don't use it too heavily, which is why I think it's a reasonable price for how useful it is. The reason that I'm only giving it three stars is that I understand it may have quite a small market: those of us who haven't quite decided whether we're teenagers or adults, who haven't quite decided whether we want to buy perfumes or just deodorants.
I recently came about to using this product as it was part of a Ted Baker gift set that was given to me Christmas 2008. (Yes I know I'm late in using this product, but now I am I'm reviewing it also).
The bottle is very elegant and lady like, and would look great on display I think. The bottle is 150ml, it comes in a pale pink, dusty rose color, with a very deep plum, almost black spray pump lid and cap. All the wording and imformation regarding the product is displayed on a sticker around the bottle; which is good if you want to reuse the bottle and peel of the labelling. The background image to the sticky label is a pattern of a variety of girly objects, such as hairdyers, books, baths, lipsticks ect, it adds to the detail when you take the time out to look at the pictures. Finally another nice detailed feature is that the bottle on the top has slightly embossed wording of 'Ted Baker' going around, so even if you change the sticky label you can still see the bottle was always originally from this brand.
*** Scent & Staying Power
Ok so this is bodyspray and to me doesn't particuarly last that long. This just may be my perception of it as I am used to very strong perfumes such as "Britney Spears, fantasey, and Calvin Kelin Eupthoria" so maybe I am just use to very distinctive scents. I personally feel as though the smell you intially get is very much like a very strong chemically type of smell. When this has settled you can then smell the Ted Baker fragrance which is quite feminine and sweet, however I personally think It's not something that other people would be able to notice on youl. I could only smell the fragrance on me when I had my hand actually on my face so my nose was able to detect the scent.
*** The Claims
"Wear with pride, treat with care. Let Ted transport you to heaven on a cloud of Jasmine, Rose, Pear and Apple. Heavenly fragranced body spray has a joyful, floriental perfume, perfectly balanced with bright fruit notes, resting on a wood and amber base."
*** Overall Opinion
I love the packaging design and bottle, the final settled smell is nice and sweet, yet not very strong, or lasting, this is the downfall for me. This product is currently on sale in Boots for £3.30, however this is normally priced at £4.95. I deffinatly wouldn't purchase this product at this price, and even though I love sales, I wouldn't purchase it at a sale price either unfortunatly.
Hope this helps :)
Part of the Ted Baker gift set I received for Christmas was this body spray which, like all the products in the set, is in the "Heavenly" range.
Having tried the bath salts, body wash and scrub, I knew that the fragrance wasn't my favourite, but livable for washing purposes. But as a fragrance? Eh, not so much. Still, in the name of reviewing I thought since I had already washed in the same scent I may as well spray some onto myself.
The scent is a lot stronger and muskier than I would like, yet somehow at the same time sickly and floral. Apparently it is "jasmine, rose, pear and apple with a wood and amber base". I think the reason it doesn't work out so well is that while perfumes often mix completely different things in the top and base notes, they are designed in that way so different scents are released at different times to compliment each other. With a body spray, everything is pretty much thrown in together with the same scent-life, so it smells like the mish-mash that it is. I hate to say it but the phrase "tart's handbag" does spring to mind!
The spray comes in either a 50ml or 150ml bottle, which is made of pink plastic with rather tacky designs printed onto the label. I realise that this is a body spray, not a perfume, and as such there will not be as much care and time taken over designing the bottle, but I think we could all live without the pictures of toe separators and shopping bags. Yes Ted Baker, we know this spray is for women, the pink bottle helped us distinguish that, you don't need to imply that all we know how to do is get dolled up and spend money. (And apparently smell bad too).
In use, the spray is quite forceful even in the mini version I have. It feels like water on the skin and dries quickly. However, I find it difficult to use because it doesn't "spray" as such. The pump is so strong that it squirts one circle onto your skin, and you either have to rub that around before it dries or spray elsewhere, which can lead to a pretty potent scent if you are spraying numerous times. An aerosol would be far more effective at regulating the spray. As an aside, don't plan on wearing any type of perfume with this as you won't be able to smell it!
As for scent-life, I noticed it lasted fairly well, although due to the problems regulating spray I tend to only smell it on certain patches of my skin. I'm afraid I will only use this if I have bathed with the matching products and am not going out anywhere wearing perfume. In fact, I will admit that I resorted to using it as a room spray to get rid of cooking smells the other day. As it's so potent, it did a good job!
The miniature version of this product is £2.25 for a 50ml bottle which should last a fair amount of time. The full-sized 150ml is £4.95. Both pretty reasonably priced, but only if you like the smell. Scents are very personal, and personally I would not choose this had I not been given it as a gift! However, Ted Baker products are often on special offer at Boots, particularly minis, so it's a handy size (and has a cap over the spray nozzle) for a gym bag if you want to try out a new scent.