Some people sneer at celebrity endorsements such as this. Perfumes, body sprays, cosmetics in general. But with something like this you can't deny when they smell so damn good.
Christina Aguilera's Inspire perfume was one I didn't buy. She has her ongoing set including Royal Desire, By Night which Inspire isn't directly part of. But I was given the body wash and wasn't going to knock it before trying it. It smells floral and somewhat fruit at one time. Not too strong, not too plain. It can be used in both shower and bath which I like. It's nice to have a product that can do both. Many shower gels just don't produce enough foam when ran through a bath. But Inspire bubbled up really nice, and could smell it as soon as it was out of the bottle.
I don't know about anyone else, but my skin had a slight shimmery glow when I got out of the shower and dried off. Like those ones that have a bit of glitter added to them. This was a nice touch, as it didn't state it had this quality.
As perfumes do, the smell lingered for quite a while, as if its a bubble wash and perfume all in one. But it's not overpowering and doesn't stink out the bathroom for hours.
WHAT IS IT?
A tube of shower gel that is part of a celebrity perfume gift set by Christina Aguilera.
Inspire is very flowery smelling and I like that because it is more formal than I thought anything by this singer would be. I like the fragrance because it is not too strong but it lasts nice on my skin so that I smell feminine and fresh until I apply my perfume.
WHAT I THINK
I like this shower gel but I think it is a little bit cheap when I use it. It is nice to use but I would not pay a lot of money for it and I am glad I got it with my bottle of Inspire perfume instead of buying it. I like the tube because it is easy to get the shower gel out even when it is nearly empty, I finished my tube off yesterday and the last bit of shower gel came out just as easy as when it was full.
I got quite a lot of bubbles out of it but the bubbles was very thin and they slid off me because my skin was wet. I thought the shower gel was very cleansing though and one of the ingredients makes it feel like it has deep cleaned my body and I sometimes get a pleasing tingling feeling that is very nice and makes it feel like my shower gel is effective. It rinses off very easy but sometimes I think it has rinsed off too quick before I feel properly clean.
I like the way the shower gel makes my skin smell so nice also. I would not buy it again because I do not think it is worth the cost when I can buy shower gels that cost a quarter of the money and are just as effective but without a celebritys name on them.
My tube of Inspire came with a gift set but a 200ml tube of it costs £12 and I think that is a lot because it is not anything very special.
3 Dooyoo Stars.
~Christina Aguilera Inspire Shower Gel~
The Christina Aguilera Inspire shower gel is something that I bought myself as part of a really lovely gift set some time ago. Whilst I was initially drawn to the Inspire fragrance and its matching body care products due to the bright and pretty colours used on the packing, as well as the free mini clutch bag that came with the set, after having used the actual body care products and fragrance together I rather liked them. The Inspire fragrance used in the shower gel is feminine and floral and would suit a wide range of fragrance buyers of all ages in my opinion.
The product tube that the Inspire shower gel comes in is easy to handle and well made in my opinion. The flip top lid works well if used as base on which to stand the shower gel and can be flipped open with ease when dispensing a little of the gel whilst showering or washing. The colours used on the packing are pretty and bright with a modern feminine feel that I find very attractive to look at. The storage tube that the gel comes in is matched to the other products in the same range such as body lotion and fragrance and I feel they all work well and look good together.
The floral feel of the shower gel comes from tuberose and gardenia, mixed with freesia, although there are more fruity hints that spring to mind when using the shower gel such as orange flower, citrus and mango. There is a musky base to the shower gel that adds longevity but doesn't over power the florals in the fragrance in my opinion. I have tended to notice the mix of fruity florals first when using this product, although the musk and sandlewood used in the gel do come through after the initial blast of fragrance.
I have found that the shower gel lathers up well if used with a shower puff, which helps produce lots of lovely light foamy bubbles that help clean and fragrance the skin at the same time. The actual product says it is a bubble wash rather than a simple shower gel, although it isn't quite as foamy/ bubbly as some similar products (eg: the citrus scented bubble wash that comes in the turquoise packing from the Soap & Glory range). I have found that the Inspire gel cleans well and doesn't cause any unwanted skin irritation when in use, even though it is a scented product. In my opinion the gel is not at all oily, leaving skin clean and moisturised, yet never feels harsh on the skin.
~Product rating/ price~
The cost of a 200ml sized tube of Christina Aguilera Inspire shower gel is around £9 in larger stores, although I have seen it for sale on sites such as Amazon for closer to £6/ £7 which I feel is better value. When I bought the product it came as part of a gift set which was even better good value. As the fragrance, body lotion and shower gel work so well together I would recommend looking around for a bargain priced gift set if possible as each product layers the next and enhances the final result. I really liked this product when I used it and would buy it again at the right price. My rating for this shower gel is 4 stars.
Inspire is a beautiful white floral fragrance with a lightness of touch twisted with colourful fruity top notes of mango and citrus / This is a fragrance that's classic and enduring sweetly feminine but with a vibrant freesia top note that although small and delicate is powerful enough to fill the room just like Christina herself / At the heart a beautifully crafted combination of tuberose rose and gardenia Christina's favourite flowers and a real reflection of her femininity / Meanwhile lingering base notes of Valencia orange flower musk and sandalwood add a sexy vibe with a sensual edge / Christina Aguilera Inspire encourages you to feel liberated to be yourself and create your own world on your own terms / Be inspired be sexy and be yourself / celebrity