“ Brand: Marks & Spencer / Foam / Type: Bath Melt/Foam / Subcategory: Foam „
Up until recently I wouldn't have given toiletries from Marks and Spencer's a second look. Why? Well the thought of using their products doesn't exactly conjure up a *trendy* image does it?
My perception of their products has somewhat changed you will be glad to hear when I was bought firstly the 'Perfection' then 'Florentyna' eau de toilette's as Christmas presents.
As I became a fan of both perfumes I decided to branch out and try other products from the same ranges. Having found I had a M & S voucher to redeem recently, I perused the shelf of matching Florentyna products and decided that the bath foam appealed the most..
The design of the bath foam is almost identical to that of the perfume whilst the only real noticeable difference is the bottle is plastic, as opposed to the glass format of the perfume.
The bottle itself is aesthetically pleasing and looks elegant enough to have on display in your bathroom; adding that little touch of luxury.
The bath foam comes in an upright standing bottle, which as mentioned is plastic. There is a slight curvature to the shape and it's all topped off with a pretty flower shaped lid (looks like a rose?) which is white plastic and adorns the top of the bottle. This simple touch makes the bath foam look far more expensive than it actually is.
It's transparent so the contents are clearly visible and I like this as you can see exactly what you are buying. The liquid is a delicate pale pink in colour which has a shimmery pearl appearance.
The consistency is just right being neither too thick nor too runny and can be seen when 'swished' back and forth whilst in the bottle.
The scent of this is just wonderful and for anyone who doesn't know the Florentyna brand it contains notes of:
Lily of the valley
To use this you remove the lid and pour under running water; the way you would any bath foam really. I found that only a small amount was needed to create a lot of bubbles which was good.
The neck of the bottle has a small hole to access the liquid, however the bath foam flowed with ease when tipped up and didn't all come out in one go; nor did I struggle to release it from the bottle so top marks there.
My expectations were quite high of this having being uber` impressed with the perfume, and I'm pleased to say I wasn't to be disappointed.
The bath foam is very gentle on the skin and I found it worked very effectively as a cleanser when substituted for a shower creme.
This is far more than a bath foam and performs to a standard far more more than expected of it's measly £3.50 (for a generous 250ml size bottle). It left my skin feeling considerably softer, and after reading the blurb on the back it does state it contains moisturisers this is clearly evident.
My skin not only felt clean and soft but the scent lingered on my skin for several hours afterwards. I have used this in conjunction with the perfume for a more layered, continued scent though it has worked equally as well as a prominent fragrance just on it own.
There is no doubt as to me recommending this foam bath as you can tell from my somewhat biased review.
If you have ever tried the Eau de toilette and liked it then this is more than worth a try. As it's a very floral based scent it is slightly overpowering at first
as is the perfume so only a few drops are needed in the bath. This will suffice for a relaxing, indulgent bath that not only cleans your skin but leaves it feeling soft and delicately fragranced.
For a mere £3.50 why would you not at least try it?
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