“ Brand: Tesco / Spray / Type: Body Spray / Suitable for: Body „
Tesco produce two very good value for money Body Sprays; 'Lilac' and 'Pink' which cost less than £0.50 each.
As 'Lilac' is the Body Spray currently residing in my handbag, it seems sensible to review this as opposed to 'Pink'.
Tesco's 'Lilac' is described as a 'Fruity, Floral Fragrance' which is pleasant and not overpowering. I am inclined to add that the scent has slightly musky overtones to its 'flavour' - it reminds me a little of potpourri and I'm sure I can make out some Geranium in there too. It lasts well too - I tend to mist it around between two to four times during a 10 hour shift at work, depending on how hot the office is. I last sprayed it about an hour and a half ago, and its scent is still lingering subtly on my jumper.
'Lilac' is suitable for all over body use, it is NOT tested on Animals and all of the packaging is recyclable (the latter two points are always a winner with me).
'Lilac' comes in a standard slim-line body spray type container measuring 16cm in height (including lid), 3.5 cm wide and containing 75ml/47g when full. The container itself is a delightfully decadent shade of purple which is accentuated by the Tesco logo in a lilac shade (very apt) and the product name 'Lilac' in simple, easy to read capital letters across approximately 2/3 of the canisters length - again, this lettering is lilac in colour. The product type (Body Spray) is written across the lower portion of the canister, in less prominent 0.5cm high white capital lettering about 1.5 cm from the base of the canister. 'Lilac' features a 4cm high pull off/push on, slightly see-through plastic lid which has the appearance of being frosted and through which the white in colour 'push to spray' pump can be seen - although the colour of the lid makes this look lilac too!
All in all, a very nice body spray to keep in your handbag for day to day use.
In answer to that question, no, it doesn't. It's just given that name because of the colour of the bottle really I think. It doesn't really smell of lilacs anyway so I would assume it's just due to the bottle colouring.
This body spray is available in Tesco for around the £0.80 mark at the moment I think which is pretty reasonable given that it's the same size as most other bottles out there (75ml) and has a scent which is equally as good as some of those that are presented by leading brands such as Sure.
The bottle is a fairly simple one, being ordinary in shape and size with an ordinary lid - nothing overly special about this. For those of you who are unsure of the size of the bottle, it is probably 15cm long and 5cm across with an additional 5cm in length with the lid added on top. The purple colour of the bottle I suppose is quite attractive and goes with the name of the product as I mentioned earlier. The lid of the can is purple in colour as well but it is slightly see through, meaning you can see the pump that you spray the body spray from through it. The plastic this is made from isn't overly thick but I've never known one to break at all.
On the back of the bottle there are instructions on how to use the product (shake and spray 20cm from the body) along with ingredients and safety warnings. These are nothing unusual for the product though. It includes a large "highly flammable" label on it which again isn't uncommon.
An important social/political factor with this body spray is that it hasn't been tested on animals. This is a good thing in the sense that it will have been tested on humans so it should be safe for humans to use it. It also specifies that the can is able to be recycled when it is empty which is a good thing considering most don't have that option, as far as I know.
When you spray the body spray, it has a somewhat floral scent to it but it isn't overly powerful which I think is a bonus. It smells strong enough to mask any odour but it isn't so strong that it would be offensive. The packaging doesn't specify how long the scent should last but I would say it lasts for a few hours at least, if not more. I've never really specifically checked if it still smells after a day out or whatever but it seems to last for a reasonable amount of time.
I would say on average, one bottle of this would last me about a month using it most days in the month which I find its good - £0.80 per month works out at less than 3p per day so I would have to say I couldn't argue with that at all!
One thing that I would say could cause problems for some people would be the fact that the writing on the back of the bottle is very small and people with poor eyesight might find it very hard to read. This could obviously cause problems given that the safety instructions are in the smallest font of all. This should really be changed in my opinion!
Overall, I would say this is a pretty good body spray given the low price and the fact that it is trying to be somewhat environmentally friendly. The scent isn't too bad and it lasts for a reasonable amount of time as well.
Tesco Lilac Body Spray, I love it.
It smells musky and flowery at the same time. Once sprayed it lasts a few hours, not as long as your top brand sprays but quite comparable.
It is in a 20cm(ish) spray can, no fancy packaging or shapes, just a cylindrical vertical shape. The packaging has the usual jabber in small print on the back of the can in white. The top itself is a frosty purple, the can's background colour is violet. On the front it says 'LILAC' in caps running the full length of the can vertically starting at the bottom.
The last time I bought this was two days ago and it was 47p
For a body spray at this price, you get what you pay for. It lasts about three hours less than say, Impulse range but there is nothing wrong with applying it once again. It lasts a very long time the packaging is minimalist but is very nice with it's colour combinations. You can buy three of these for what it costs to buy some of the top brand ones.
Also available is the PINK scented spray from Tesco.
Tesco Lilac Body Spray comes in a typical body spray bottle which is about 15cm high, plus the purple plastic lid on top taking it to about 20cm in height.
The can is a deep shade of purple in colour with a much lighter shade of purple for the writing. It contains 75ml of body spray (47g) and, like other body spray products, it is highly flammable.
On the reverse side of the can it says that the product has "a fruity floral fragrance suitable for all over body use" which is something that I would certainly avoid normally due to having bad hayfever and asthma which can be triggered by scented things like this.
However, I decided to be brave and bought the product for a reasonable 47p from my local Tesco. When i got out to the car, I tested the scent of the product and it was surprisingly quite sweet and not actually as flowery as I had expected it to be at all. In fact, it hardly really smells of flowers. It just smells sweet and summery.
The scent does last for several hours, although I would say that the more expensive brands do last longer than this one does. The product lasts for several months with frequent use, though, so I guess a long lasting scent isn't so necessary when the product lasts for a long time.
It's fairly easy to store, what with it being a long slender can, and I would suggest keeping it in a handbag or maybe in the car if you're going out so that it can be re-applied.
All in all, this is a very good product for the price and it lasts for a long time, making it an ideal product.
When it comes to buying cheap body sprays I'm quite partial to them. I do buy all the regular Impulse, Charlie and So...? one's very often but basically as long as it smells nice I'm not really that fussed on whatever brand it is to be perfectly honest.
Where a body spray differs from a perfume is that although I want it to stay fragrant it really doesn't matter that much. I mean I can't smell any of them once I've put my clothes on and after all as a perfume wearer I don't want anything too strong to overpower or mix with that too much. Basically I apply it out of force of habit and it gives me a fresh feeling and then once I'm dressed I'm done I don't give fragrance really another thought (part from my perfume of course) lol
I can't imagine not using a body spray though. When I sit and write reviews on here I realise with alot of use we all have habits and this is one of mine. Not only will I apply it when showered or bathed but in the summer I wear it alone and as an all over body fragrance and actually carry a plastic pump action type one around with me to keep fresh and fragrant. I'm quite an addict really but it's a total habit and I know it lol Just last week I totalled up I bought 8 various bottles of the stuff!
Well this one of them and I was drawn to it simply because of the colour of the tin....
Which happens to be Lilac oddly enough (but a dark one and actually more of a purple colour but hey lets not pick flies here lol). It's an aluminium 75ml, recyclable cylinder shaped, long, aerosol can which has a white push button and a matching lilac plastic lid that covers that. On the front in light lilac and white writing I'm told it Is Tesco, Lilac, Body Spray. On the back I'm once again told what it is and a bit about the product, directions for use are given, warnings are there, ingredients are listed, I'm told it is not tested on animals (well done Tesco's for letting me know that), size is stated (as I've listed already), contact details are given for Tesco (the manufacturers of this product) and finally there is a bar-code on there. Neat and tidy, plain and simple packaging. Doesn't hit you in the face as an economy buy for 49p and contains all the information you need.
The bit of information on the back tells me it's 'A fruity floral fragrance suitable for all over body use'.
Directions For Use...
Shake can well. Hold can 15-20cm fro the body and spray.
Well I use this as an all over body fragrance (including using it as a perfume) or just as a body spray with my usual perfumes. Whichever way I choose to use it is fine because although it smells heavy on the skin when first applied it calms down rather rapidly.
I do as suggested. Shake can well and spray at about arms length. It goes on evenly and quite fast and as a cool mist. It's not sticky, it isn't wet and/or drippy and it's easy to direct where you want it. This isn't an anti-perspirant just a body fragrance.
The smell as I have just mentioned is rather heavy and actually is quite old fashioned in comparison to a lot of body sprays on the market I've come across of late. The main smells that hits me (in my mind) is like a soft violet smell with a slight citrus over the top of that giving it a slightly zingy feel. Whatever it is it smells 'lilac' lol It is floral with a twist of fruits and at first spray I'm not keen on it at all. After about half an hour it really does settle down alot but still stays quite pungent with that violet top-note smell.
Lasting wise I've smelt it on my skin for up to 4 hours later. Of course you can reapply it whenever you want to and I have a habit of spraying it on my clothes (if I'm wearing the body spray) before I walk out of the door and it doesn't stain my clothes or anything because it doesn't leave any residue anywhere.
This to me is an economy buy. For 49p I think this is excellent value for money and I don't mind 'topping up the fragrance if need be for the price it costs. Not really my cup of tea smell wise though my Mum who is 63 adores it and for me that summarises this scent to me. That it's probably best suited to the more mature woman's nasal passage. I wouldn't buy this particular fragrance again on purpose (would if that was all that was in stock) but shall definitely be looking out for other fragrances to try from within the range. If you compare this to the more well known brands of body sprays I guess this would come out poor in comparison but as an economy buy it really is great! It keeps me smelling fresher than I would without it and doesn't get mingled with my deodorant or perfumes I want to wear with it. Good stuff Tesco!
Tropical lilac scent /