Product Type: N-Spa Bath & Shower
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NSPA Vanilla Creme Brulee Shower & Bath Gel
Member Name: katykicker
NSPA Vanilla Creme Brulee Shower & Bath Gel
Advantages: Smells lovely, great price, perfect size for travelling.
For Christmas 2011 I was a lucky girl (as ever) and got lots of wonderful gifts from members of my family. One such item that I got was this vanilla crème brulee bath & shower gel and I got this in a big hamper from a member of my family. I didn't use this for at least 5 months this year, this was only because I always get so many products at Christmas that it takes me at least half the year to use them, sometimes longer and so I use up my fresh Lush products first before moving on to bottled products that I know will keep for a good year or two.
N-Spa is available from Asda and the Nirvana Spa website although all the products I've tried have definitely always come from Asda were they can regularly be found on offer with the 500ml frequently just £2.00 and this 100ml bottle can regularly be picked up for just £1.00 making it purse friendly for a fairly small product and ideal when making someone a hamper of different pampering products up.
The bottle for this is a large chunky plastic bottle and you can see through it to see how much of this gel you have left. I always like that as it means once I climb in to the shower I know I have enough stuff to last me and I won't need to risk getting out the bath/shower wet and slipping over and breaking a bone (again!). The bottle has a black flip top lid and it doesn't look particular cheap compared to anything else on display in my bathroom.
Within the bottle there is quite a thick, creamy coloured gel. As soon as I flip the lid I am met with quite a rich, slightly caramel scent with hints of vanilla within it. The vanilla is not overpowering, as it sometimes can be, and this just feels like it has a real depth to it without being over the top in terms of scent. I would say that this is nowhere near as sweet as I was expecting it to be an instead felt like a more mature scent ideal for someone of my age who no longer wants to smell like an overdone teenager.
When I use bath or shower gel I almost always use it with a bath lily and this was no different. I poured some of this on the lily and with a swift shake and squeeze of the bottle a nice amount was released and it came out at a reasonable speed without being too fast and wasteful. I then scrunch up my bath lily and the scent gets a little stronger and more noticeable when I do this, it is still lovely though and I still really like it. I then wash myself as normal and find that a nice amount of lather is always released when using this. I find washing a doddle using this and it is simple to see at a glance if I have missed any spots while cleaning myself. The vanilla comes through more as I rub this around my body and my skin is always left feeling wonderful soft and smooth after I use this.
After I have rinsed myself clean the scent has all but disappeared and this isn't really a disappointment as this happens with most shower gel products that I use. As this is so low priced I wouldn't expect it to leave my skin perfumed all day or anything like that so I won't mark this item down for that. My skin feels lovely after using this and it is kept moisturised throughout the too, ideal with the weather changing as much as it has been lately!
To sum up, 5/5 from me. The scent is a grown up one and I have been using this on a daily basis for almost a month and it is only now that the bottle has run out. A little goes a long way with this and the scent is lovely without being too strong or overpowering. The smell is a little less flavoursome while in the bottle, however, as soon as I start to scrunch up my bath lily or rub this across my skin the smell is released and is more noticeable with a nice vanilla and caramel edge to it that is lovely and does definitely remind me of crème brulee. I would happily use this again although I might not actively seek to buy it as there is always something new in the N-Spa section to catch my eye but should I ever get this again in a hamper or as a small gift at Christmas I would be very pleased.
Summary: A fantastic bath & shower gel from the N-Spa range.