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Palmolive Bergamot & Verbena Shower Gel

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Brand: Palmolive / Texture: Cream / Type: Shower Gel / Suitable for: Body

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      21.02.2013 21:28
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      A vintage looking bottle that gives soft skin

      I tend to buy shower gels when I see them on offer, not only to save myself some money, but also so I can review them on dooyoo. Not to mention it's always nice to try out new products that appear on the shelves.

      I bought this Palmolive Bergamot & Verbena shower gel as I had been wanting to try it for a while but the price tag had put me off somewhat. However, seeing it appear on offer, I was finally able to include it in my grocery shop last week.

      PACKAGING
      This contains bergamot oil and verbena extract which promises to 'awaken senses' and 'leave skin pleasantly fragranced'. The bottle is curvy with a black plastic lid. The design on the front is what seduced me into buying this - the wording on the front is done in a font that seems very vintage-looking, and the leafy design behind this gave me the impression of old glass bottles sitting in a Victorian pharmacist or something! I think the bottle looks really great sitting in a bathroom; this is one to be kept on display on a bathroom shelf, not tucked away into a cabinet or under the sink.

      APPEARANCE AND SMELL
      The scent of this shower gel is unlike anything I have ever bought, particularly as I have no idea what bergamot or verbena smell like normally! I personally found the scent to be slightly citrussy, although more musky rather than fruity - with even a little bit of a mintish aroma to it. Basically I am saying that the smell of this is indefinable - you will just have to have a bit of a sniff of it yourself!

      The shower gel is a pale olive green, not too runny but not gloopy. It didn't dispense too much at the same time, so hopefully I won't be using this up too quickly.

      USAGE
      This lathered up amazingly well when applied to the skin, and I didn't need to use a large amount to work up a good amount of soft, scented bubbles. The scent was very strong while I was using this, and it'd be a lovely product for use during the summer and for morning showers.

      Upon rinsing I could immediately tell that my skin felt very smooth and soft, and an hour after use, I can still smell the shower gel on my skin. My skin still feels silky and not dry whatsoever.

      Overall this is a very refreshing shower gel, and I definitely very cleansed and energised after using it.

      PRICE
      The usual price for this is £2 which I wouldn't pay because of my tight budget. However it is on offer in Sainsbury's for £1 at the moment, which I am more than happy to pay for a shower gel that leaves my skin so silky smooth.

      WOULD I BUY THIS AGAIN?
      I would buy this again provided it was on offer. The packaging alone is enough to convince, and I have to say that if it came in a more boring bottle, I probably wouldn't give it as many stars - well done to the Palmolive design department for that one, I guess! Without the stylish bottle I'd give this 3 stars, but as it looks so nice sitting in my bathroom, 4 stars it is.

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        03.01.2013 15:27
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        A lovely uplifting shower gel

        Just before our pre-Christmas city break to Brussels, I realised we didn't really have a unisex shower gel which was suitcase-friendly. Cue a trip to Wilkinsons, and several other unnecessary items later, we were in possession of this lovely looking product from Palmolive. Amazingly, despite looking like a good quality shower gel, it cost merely £1. It is currently on offer in Tesco, reduced from £2 to £1.

        I wouldn't say I knew what bergamot or verbena were when I chose this shower gel, I am simply easily swayed by attractive packaging. The product has a traditional but retro look about it, with old fashioned font and a classic lace design in black. It's very simple, but very classy, and looks a little more like a premium product than most shower gels from this brand.

        The people who designed this bottle have very thoughtfully tapered it in the middle, so it is very comfortable to hold in use. The flip top lid has never caused any issues, and is navy in colour which contrasts with the lovely deep green inside the bottle. I hoped this shower gel would be fairly gender-neutral so that my husband and I could use the same one on holiday, and it didn't disappoint. Despite not knowing what either ingredient smells like individually, together they create a wonderfully uplifting, herbal explosion which awakens your senses and makes your skin feel thoroughly cleansed. Although it smells herbal, it's also reasonably sweet, and reminds me a little of Refreshers (the sweets) but with a more masculine undertone. In fact, a quick look on the internet puts this so much more succinctly than me, by saying "the oil gives off a citrus aroma with a hint of both sweetness and spice to it" (taken from www.livestrong.com).

        The shower gel cleans as well as any other, and I do feel this shower gel is good at waking me up in the mornings due to the lively fragrance. It also makes the bathroom smell nice for a little while after using it, although it doesn't linger on my skin too long. This suits me, however, as I like to wear perfume or body spray and I hate it when the fragrance of shower gel overpowers your perfume. It lathers well and is a good consistency which minimises waste or overuse.

        All in all, this is a lovely product which feels like a premium product for a budget price. I'll be looking out for this one on offer in future, along with the other fragrances in this range.

        (Review may also appear on Ciao under the username Gingerkitty)

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