“ Brand: Yves Rocher / Spray / Type: Body Spray / Suitable for: Body „
Before I start let me just apologise, as this is another Yves Rocher product I'm reviewing. Right, onto the subject at hand - this is entitled 'Monoi de Tahiti Spray' and is not just any old body spray, but is a moisturising body oil as well and can be described as being in the same vein as the Avon SSS dry oil sprays. The spray comes in an upright standing plastic bottle which apart from a sticker on the front and back (featuring the logo and product information) it is entirely transparent. Because of the transparency the spray itself is clearly visible and is a warm looking, deep yellow in colour. There is a plastic lid on the top which protects the easy to use nozzle hidden underneath. The consistency is actually very thin and almost watery, which is surprising given this is a light oil, but also gives the indication that it's not going to be too greasy so I don't mind how thin it looks. I have been using this spray for many years now and one of the main factors in me choosing to buy it frequently is the delicious tropical scent it leaves on the skin. To describe the scent for anyone that doesn't know about monoi oil it's made by soaking tahitian gardenia petals in coconut oil and is a product of Polynesia. If you like the sound of this then I urge you to read on to get an idea of how good this actually is.. The first thing you are greeted with when removing the lid is the unmistakable tropical scent that is tahitian monoi - and this is before you even spray any onto your skin. As I've previously mentioned this is a light oil spray, and even though it looks very watery once applied to your skin it does become..erm.. oily. I find this penetrates the skin more when used after a bath or shower as the pores are open and more eager to trap the moisture into the skin, though I have used this at any time of the day and it does give a degree of moisturising when used then as well. The dry oil spray soaks into the skin instantly and absorbs very well leaving very little residue. It is an oil as I've said many many times, and though it's not overtly greasy it may mark or stain certain clothing so just bear that in mind if using. A few squirts seem enough to suffice for most of my body as I rub the oil into my skin then to distribute it evenly which doesn't take long. The oil spray is fast absorbing and leaves skin almost velvety, it's ideal if you suffer from dry skin as it's very hydrating so is great to pack if you are going on holiday. For just a spray it has real staying power as the fragrance is initially strong when applied, but like a perfume it fades to a degree then lingers for several hours making it more than *just* a spray. If interested this is available from Yves Rocher (www.yves-rocher.co.uk or phone 0870 049 22 22) and comes in a 125ml sized bottle. Because only a small amount is needed the bottle lasts a few months if used two to three times per week. The regular price is £8.60 but can often be bought on half price offers.