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I chop and choose between my shower products, usually buying whichever one is on offer so I work my way through quite a few. My latest purchase was Oriental Calm by Imperial Leather.
What does the product do?
The product promises to get the skin fresh and clean. Its is described as being a shower cream which should leave you feeling pampered with your skin soft and moisturised. It contains both Cherry Blossom and Vanilla beans, and it claims that its rich and creamy formula will give your a luxurious shower experience with a double creamy lather.
Packaging and Price
The product comes in a cloudy plastic bottle through which you can see the product inside. The bottle has a slight curve to it and there is a picture of some pretty cherry blossoms on the front. The lid is pale pink and it is a flip top lid which makes the product easy to open and close even when your hands are wet and soapy.
I bought mine on offer in Asda for £1 and for my money I got 300 ml of the shower cream. It can be bought from stores such as Boots and Superdrug, large supermarkets and also from a range of online supermarkets.
Aroma and Consistency
The product has got a really lovely aroma. It is floral yet sweet and has a delicious warmth of vanilla about it. It isn't old fashioned at all, and although it is a feminine aroma, it isn't so girly that it'll put the men off using it too. It is a subtle aroma and yet it is evidently there as you apply the product. It doesn't get sickly or over powering and it does make your shower experience an even nicer one. The product is white in colour and it is creamy but it still has the consistency of a gel which is different to many of the shower creams that I have used before.
Application and Performance
The product does produce the promised lather when first applied to a sponge. It creates plenty of bubbles which leaves you feeling like you are really getting clean. The aroma is evident the whole time. As with most shower creams however, I prefer to apply it straight to my skin because then the creaminess can really get to work on me. It is a gentle formula which doesn't irritate my skin or cause me to experience any discomfort. The product is easy to rinse off and I was really pleased to find the delicious aroma lingering on my skin for some time after use. My skin wasn't really softer but it certainly did dry out my skin either.
All in all, I love the aroma of this product and for this reason alone I would repurchase the shower cream. It's an extra special treat that it lingers on the skin after use too. The product works up a good lather and makes you feel really fresh and clean. I will definitely be buying another bottle of this on my next supermarket shopping trip.
Imperial leather oriental calm is described as a pampering shower cream containing fragrance of cherry blossom and vanilla bean.
I love Imperial Leather shower lotions/creams as they always have really interesting and different scents and this one is definitely different than others I have tried on the market.
According to the back of the bottle, it says, "Our shower creams have been treated with that extra special touch. Feel the rich, fragrant creamy lather gently cleanse and pamper your skin leaving it feeling healthy supple and soft. This shower cream has been formulated with two of our most pampering ingredients to create a luxurious and indulgent shower cream. For soft cared for skin every day."
I was really excited to try this shower gel as the flavours sounded amazing and the bottle and cream inside looked really nice too. On the front of the bottle we see a picture of lovely pink and red cherry blossoms and as the bottle is made of see through plastic you can see the cream inside. To me, it has a very delicate slight pink tinge to it and it's very light and pretty looking.
The mixture of the two fragrances inside are cherry blossom and vanilla. According to the bottle, Cherry blossom is a Chinese symbol of female beauty. I love cherry blossoms as it's such a delicate flower that is really pretty and I love the look and feel of it. Vanilla bean is know for its warm, comforting and relaxing aroma. For me, the strongest smell in this cream is definitely the vanilla, although its a really nice fragrant smell I was quite disappointed that it overtook the cherry blossom completely and I couldn't really smell it at all unfortunately. The vanilla is really nice and warming though and is a really nice addition to the shower cream.
The shower cream is lovely and soft and when I apply it to my skin its really silky and definitely smoothes my skin and leaves it feeling really nice after my shower.
The shower cream comes in a 300ml bottle. It's not one I would definitely rush out and buy again as I didn't love it but I would use it again if it was on offer.