“ Brand: Di Palomo / Type: Bath Oil / What it does: destresses, Nourishes „
I purchased this bath syrup a couple of months ago when Di Palomo had an offer on their website.
I have had many of their other products and loved them all and this was no exception! I purchased this as I thought it sounded very luxurious being called a bath syrup as opposed to a bubble bath.
Firstly the box that this bath syrup comes in is gorgeous and would make a lovely gift to somebody. It is a browny/orange coloured box with black floral leaf illustration on. This matches the bottle too. The bottle is even nicer than the box! It is a frosted glass bottle with a stopper in the top. I love the stopper as I think this is really unusual to see on bottles these days. I will certainly be buying another one of these to give to somebody as a present in the future as it is just gorgeous! So much nicer than the plastic bottle that most bubble baths come in. Also around the top of the stopper is a small tied red flower decoration which is again a lovely finishing touch. The bath syrup is a deep red colour and the front of the bottle says 'seductive' on which the product certainly looks!
This retails at £12.00 for 300ml which seems to be lasting quite a long time. I have had about 5 baths with it so far and I still have about 1/3 of the bottle left. It can be purchased on the Di Palomo website or on other websites like feelunique.com where this product retails at £10.80. It can also be purchased in many high street shops, and department stores. For example in my area in the south west of Devon I can purchase Di Palomo in Hoopers in Torquay, or China Blue in Totnes amongst other places as well. I however would always suggest to buy this brand on their website when they have an offer on which is quite often. They do many gift sets as well which are perfect for Christmas.
How to Use
The bottle states to pour this under warm, running water to allow the bubbles to form. The texture of the syrup is what it sounds like thicker than normal bubble bath and slightly sticky like syrup which can leave a rim around the bath which needs wiping but I don't mind this. Another slight problem I find is that when pouring it into the bath there seems to be no way of doing this without getting some of the product down the side of the bottle making a bit of a mess. But that I suppose is due to the design of the bottle with the stopper, and I wouldn't want them to change this despite the slight problem with the design. I only tend to use a very small amount (a glug or two) and this creates a bath full of bubbles which last during the bath, but the gorgeous red colour of the syrup doesn't seem to make the bath red sadly.
Wild fig and grape is one of the first scents that Di Palomo created. It is absolutely gorgeous. The first time I smelt it I wasn't sure about it as it is quite strong. But then the more I smelt it the more addicted to it I got. I use the hand cream and I absolutely love it. I am not really a fan of the smell of figs but luckily for me I don't find that that is what I smell from it. I can certainly smell the grape. The only way I can describe the smell is if you imagine being in Italy or Spain with the baking sun, and gorgeous aromas of wine and earthiness. It just reminds me of being away somewhere on holiday. This is perfect when lying in the bath and dreaming of being on holiday! It is a completely relaxing scent and even my boyfriend likes it which is a plus! I suppose because it isn't all that feminine a smell. Other ranges in Di Palomo I would say are more feminine than the Fig and Grape.
Another plus is that my skin feels very moisturised once I get out of the bath which I find that very few bubble baths do and the scent lingers in the room making the bathroom smell of fig and grape for at least 2-3 hours after the bath.
I would highly recommend this product despite a few slight issues with the design of the packaging. The product is a top end product and I don't begrudge paying just under £10.00 for it. The packaging is luxurious, and the bath syrup I would describe as seductive like the packaging says! It would certainly make a wonderful birthday or Christmas present as the packaging is so lovely.
Last year I received a small tube of Di Palomo Wild Fig & Grape hand cream and fell in love with the scent. Knowing this, my fiancé bought me a few more products from the range for Christmas, one of which was the Wild Fig & Grape bath syrup.
The bath syrup comes packaged in a sturdy brown presentation box, which is all very nice, but unfortunately my fiancé had ordered this online from feelunique.com and it had leaked in transit. As he'd left it so near to Christmas to buy it (typical man!) there wasn't time to return it so he'd cleaned it up a bit and given it to me anyway. I think the problem is that the glass bottle has a glass stopper, which although it feels quite a good fit, is not completely secure.
The product itself is quite thick, which I guess is why they refer to it as a syrup. Like many of the other products in this range, it is a deep red colour which looks very luxurious and certainly looks pretty through the frosted glass bottle. The problem with being so thick, is that when it comes to using this, it runs out of the bottle fairly slowly and I usually have to wipe excess product from the rim of the bottle.
Although deep red in colour, once this dissolves into the water and starts to foam up, the red colouring disappears. It creates a good amount of foamy bubbles on the surface of the water and I have found that the bubbles are long lasting too. Unfortunately, unlike many other premium bath products, this one doesn't seem to do anything for the water. By this I mean that the bath water is not left feeling silky or luxurious in any way, which is a little bit of a shame.
The smell of this is exactly the same as all of the other products I have used in this range and put simply - it smells amazing. The main scent is fig - very rich, deep and luxurious. The grape can't really be detected, but they perhaps add a slightly sharper twist to the fragrance. Unfortunately, whilst the beautiful aroma of fig can be smelled clearly when this is put into the water, I find that after around five minutes the scent disappears completely. Given that the fragrance is the whole reason I love this range, that was hugely disappointing to me and a very big downside.
After using this product my skin feels soft and although I do not particularly find it to be hydrating it is certainly not drying either. On the whole though I would say that the benefits this has on my skin are limited and not really noticeable.
As this was a gift I had to look the price up and was shocked to find it costing £10.80 from feelunique.com and £12 from John Lewis for a 300ml bottle. I expected it to be expensive but I did not quite realise just how expensive (I was thinking more around the £6-£8 mark). I think for a bubble bath that's quite a high price tag and I would expect something exceptional for that price. Although there is no denying that it smells amazing in the bottle, the scent does not last and this has no real skin benefits - and that's not to mention the leaky bottle! I am quite disappointed therefore to have to give this a two star rating, although if it was a bit cheaper, it might just have made three.
English luxury with a delightful Italian influence, inspired by vivid recollections of time spent in Italy / Only the finest ingredients have been selected to make the mouth watering Wild Fig & Grape range of products for you to enjoy / A sublime, rich blend of oils, extracts & natural moisturisers to soften & nourish the skin as you relax in the seductive fragrance of Wild Fig & Grape / For maximum bubbles, pour into warm, running water /