I was lucky enough to receive a Ted Baker set for Christmas, containing several items from their butterfly range. The body wash can be purchased separately from Boots for around 6.50. In that, you receive a 250ml bottle.
The butterfly range has a floral, delicate scent, something that I adore. It''s made up from bergamot, red fruit, tuberose and patchouli.
Unfortunately, I''ve been disappointed with this. The bottle ruins the experience of using the product before using the product itself. The bottle is designed as the others are in the range, being a light peach colour and transparent so the product is seen. It has a cap that is pushed down to dispense the product ? that''s the idea anyway.
I''d describe the body wash as being more like a jelly ? it''s extremely thick in consistency, so much that it is blobby when placed into the palm of my hand. Because of having such a thick consistency, the bottle opening makes it virtually impossible to dispense plus the fact that the bottle is made of strong plastic that is very hard to squeeze to help it. That''s when the product reaches the top ? it''s so thick that it takes ages to even get there. I stand in the shower shaking the bottle as much as I can, only to either end up with large blobs of it on the floor, or onto my hand. This means though that it is completely impossible to monitor the amount being dispensed. The opening of the bottle without the lid on isn''t wide enough for me to scoop my finger in to get some of the product either. All of these issues make having a shower using it a bit of a hassle, rather than the luxurious experience I expected.
Even without these problems, I''m unsure I would recommend the product itself. It''s so thick that I find it difficult to wash properly with it as it is hard to rub into the skin and make any significant impact in washing. I don''t feel particularly clean after showering with this product either. The beautiful scent that can be smelled upon application doesn''t last at all ? after drying and dressing the scent just isn''t there. I would have much preferred it to linger a little afterwards. I can''t recommend this body wash, just two stars from me for the nice scent.
~Butterfly Body Wash~
This body wash is part of the Ted Baker 'Butterfly' collection which also includes a body scrub, body lotion and a body spray. The body wash in this collection is described as being a 'luxurious' body wash. It carries the signature Butterfly scent of red fruit, tuberose, patchouli and bergamot.
This body wash is presented in a tall, rectangular bottle which is made of pink tinted plastic. It is a simple yet stylish bottle which features a gold, flip top cap and butterfly illustrations. The bottle, however, is not practical when in use - I will discuss this further on in my review. The bottle can be recycled and this product has a 24month shelf life from first use.
~Price and Availability~
At the moment, a 250ml bottle of this body wash is available from Boots and www.boots.com priced at £5.50. A smaller, 50ml size is also available priced at £2.50. Both products are currently on a '3 for 2' promotion.
For my recent birthday, my parents presented me with a gorgeous Ted Baker set which came in a large vanity case. I received a lovely collection of products from the Ted Baker 'Butterfly' and 'Origami' collections. I have so far enjoyed sampling the body scrub, body wash and body lotion together and alone. I prefer using them together though as they compliment each other perfectly and layering them together enhances the gorgeous fragrance offered by this collection.
I currently have around 10 bottles of shower products in my bathroom. That is just my collection and doesn't include the manly products my boys use! I like to alternate my products as I shower twice daily and get bored of using the same product usually. To be fair, this has been my preferred shower product to use since I received my gift set and I have used it after the scrub and also alone before applying the body lotion.
~Cleansing My Wings~
As I said before, the bottle isn't very practical to use whilst showering in my opinion. It looks pretty but a tube would be much better! Because of the rectangular shape of the bottle, the tiny dispensing hole and the body wash being a rather thick product, it doesn't dispense very well at all. I find myself becoming frustrated at squeezing and shaking the bottle for the body wash to shoot back up into the bottle! I have decided that fully removing the lid and pour the product out is less stressful.
The body wash is clear, thick and has a gel like consistency. I find that a small blob on my body puff to be more than sufficient for my showering needs. A little goes a long way. A gorgeous, rich and indulgent lather is created from just a little of this body wash. It feels cool and soft against my rough, sensitive skin and is very gentle and soothing too. This body wash is quite highly perfumed and whilst the scent may not appeal to all, I find it very appealing. It is a beautifully feminine scent which is lightly floral, sweet and fruity. The scent is refreshing and clean too which I like from a shower product. To me, it smells more expensive that it actually is.
The lather rinses from my skin well leaving no residue. I find that after drying off, my skin feels cleansed and whilst this body wash doesn't dry out my skin further, it isn't very moisturising. It does leave the surface of my skin feeling fairly soft but this isn't a long lasting effect. My skin is left smelling nicely perfumed. I increase the scent and softness by applying the matching body lotion and I find that both products work well together to leave my skin feeling smooth and smelling lovely.
I find this body wash to be pleasant to use and it is perfect for everyday showering. It is a girly body wash and I just adore the scent that it offers. It performs well at leaving my skin clean and fresh which is exactly what a body wash should do. I do wish that it hydrated my skin a little more but I cannot expect too much given that my skin is extra dry.
Whilst I find the matching body lotion fairly priced at £5.50, I feel this body wash is a little overpriced. It is of a good quality and will last well but I feel it could be a little cheaper as it isn't outstanding. Despite being quite highly perfumed, I find this body lotion to be very gentle and non irritating to my sensitive skin. It is nice to use and I recommend it.
Thanks for reading :)
At Christmas time, I was pleased to receive an attractive box containing a selection of "Ted Baker" skin care products from a friend. I have enjoyed trying the products out, and this review outlines my experiences of using the "Ted Baker Butterfly Wings Body Wash."
I received a small 50ml tube of the Body Wash amongst some other items from the same range. I believe you can purchase the product in larger branches of Boots, where the 50ml tube will cost you £2.50, or there is a larger tube available if you prefer, which is 250ml in size and currently costs £5.50. The item can also be purchased online at www.boots.com.
The packaging for the product is fairly attractive, it has to be said, comprising of a pale 'baby' pink tube, with an attractive image of some butterflies on the front. The Ted Baker branding appears in a gold colour, and the plastic lid at the bottom of the tube is coloured in a gold shade too, so I do think the packaging looks quite sophisticated and rather contemporary. I am able to use the packaging easily, as the tube is made of thin enough materials that cause no difficulty with me dispensing the product from within. Likewise, the plastic 'flip up' lid on the bottom of the tube has posed no significant issues with its use.
The Body Wash is essentially a gel-based product that is clear in colour. It looks and feels like a gel when it is dispensed from the bottle and applied to the skin. I tend to dispense a little of the product onto a damp flannel to cleanse myself in the bath or shower, and I have found that even a small amount of the product will produce a small creamy lather which feels pleasantly soft on my skin. I haven't tried to add the product to a running bath, choosing instead to use it 'neat' applied directly to the skin.
I find that the consistency of the Body Wash is just right; it doesn't spill and drip during use, although I don't find it is so thick that it is difficult to use or spread over the skin's surface.
There is a lovely description of the product on the reverse of the tube, stating "Feel as light as a butterfly on a summer's day with this luxurious Body Wash. Fragranced with bergamot, red fruit, tuberose and patchouli, its sure to become your everyday flight of fancy." I have become quite accustomed to the scent of the "Butterfly Wings" toiletries recently, having worked my way through my small collection. I have found that the Body Wash is the perfect addition to the collection, complementing its sister products down to a tee.
I have found too that the scent of the Body Wash feels very floral in its initial appearance, with a strong, feminine smell being created easily. Whilst I am not usually a fan of floral-based scents, I do find that the product's scent really 'quietens' during use, and it does so quite early on too, which is something I am rather grateful for as I think the floral notes in the fragrance could easily become too 'heady' for my own tastes. Once this aspect of the scent fades slightly, however, I do find that whilst it is still very feminine, it feels much more 'muted' and thus, much more suited to my own tastes. The scent of patchouli is quite understated in this particular product, which again, was something of a quiet relief as I do find this scent can quickly become 'heady' if it feels too strong. This wasn't the case at all with the Ted Baker Body Wash, however, and I found that the product's scent felt really rather refreshing, irrespective of its feminine, floral 'core'.
The floral notes feel delicately balanced by a pleasant sweetness in the Body Wash's scent, which is presumably down to the addition of "Red Fruit" within the product's formulation. Whilst this aspect of the fragrance is not as 'robust' as most fruit-based body care products that I use regularly, its presence is certainly noticeable, and I find it offers a delicious sweetness to the overall scent, allowing it to feel more balanced as a result. I was quite disappointed to notice the strong floral in the fragrance 'swamp' the fruity fragrance quite easily however, so it didn't hang around nearly long enough for my liking. This is probably a matter that is down to personal taste however, and other consumers might find the product's scent is ideal for them.
As it was, I happily used up my small tube of the Body Wash, finding it offered something a little different to other products I have been using recently. I have to be honest and say that even though I enjoyed trying the product out, I don't feel I would hunt it out specifically in the future, as I really do prefer products that are distinctly less 'floral' in their scents than this one is. It performed well enough, but without any real sort of 'wow' factor that would leave me seeking the product out in the future.
As a side note, I did feel that the Body Wash worked really well with its sister products, in particular the "Butterfly Wings Body Lotion" from the same range, which allowed the initial scent of the Body Wash to develop slightly, and mature almost, until the initial fragrance combined into the core of the Body Lotion's scent. This 'layering effect' worked really well, surprisingly so, and this was evidence to me that these products are of a good quality. The down side to this for me, however, was that I wasn't overly fond of the overall scent in the first place, but I don't think it would be unfair to omit these details as they may well prove relevant or useful to other consumers.
On the plus side, I experienced no irritation or unfortunate side-effects to my hyper-sensitive skin, nor did I experience any troublesome 'flare-ups' to the eczema or dry skin that is present. This result is somewhat surprising, given the strong scent and perfume that is contained in the product, so I did find myself coming to the conclusion that the product is one of a fairly high quality, especially as highly-scented or, indeed, poorly-branded cosmetics and skincare items will often have an adverse affect to my sensitive skin.
For the reasons outlined in this review, I feel that an award of four stars out of five in the Dooyoo product rating score is appropriate. The Ted Baker Body Wash was nice enough to be fair, but it's scent didn't blow me away, or provide anything particularly innovative, nor did I find the results from using the product were any different from most of the other body wash or shower gel products that I use regularly.
For my 34th birthday this year my sister gave me a gift bag with some Ted Baker products in, one of the bottles was a Ted Baker Butterfly Wings Body Wash. This can be brought from Boots and costs £5.50 for a 250ml bottle, when brought from Boots you can collect 20 points and there is also a 3 for 2 special offer. So if you are a fan now is the time to stock up.
The picture in the Dooyoo catlogue is of the moisturiser not the shower gel.
The first thing I noticed about the Body wash is that the bottle looks quite cheap, the packaging actually put me off trying the product for a while, the pink tinted clear rectangular bottle has a gold coloured pop up top and minimal labelling, the front of the bottle has a small label on with a picture of butterfly's in flight. On the rear of the bottle the label declares "Feel as light as a butterfly on a summers day with this luxurious Body Wash. Fragranced with bergamot, red fruit, tuberose and patchouli, its sure to become your everyday flight of fancy" The label also contains the usual warnings. Strangely there is no ingredients list of directions for use.
After reading the description on the label I decided to give it a go. The first thing that I found was that once your hands are wet in the shower the bottle is quite difficult to handle, there is nothing to aid your grip, the bottle can easily slip through your fingers once you are soapy. The product is not free flowing; the small opening on the lid requires you to give the bottle a good squeeze, which as previously mentioned can be quite difficult.
The Body Wash is clear and quite thick and looks good quality; I use a fifty pence sized dollop on a shower flower (body puff, body mop, scrubby thing) and roll it in my palms to create a nice luxurious foam that easily spreads over my body leaving me feeling clean, soft and refreshed.
The fragrance is very strong and smells expensive and makes me think of Nina EDT by Nina Ricci. The fragrance is warm and uplifting, for me it is not as light as a butterfly on a summer's day, but feels heady and rich and makes me feel pampered. The Patchouli is the dominant fragrance followed up by hints of red apple, red currants and cherry. Please remember this is what I can smell, everyone interprets fragrances differently.
Once out of the shower the fragrance is quite subtle and works well when layered with other products from the same range or with Nina EDT. Throughout the day I can smell the fragrance when I give myself a good sniff, I am not walking around in a cloud of fragrance. My skin feels soft and moisturised; the skin on my elbows and knees feels soft too.
I have had my bottle since the end of May and I gave used it a couple of times a week and there is about a quarter of a bottle left, so i would consider it quite long lasting.
In conclusion, I think this is a great Body Wash, the packaging does look cheap but don't let that put you off. I do think it is a bit overpriced so it is best to by it when it is on offer. The fragrance is rich and luxurious and works well with other products. If you get this as a gift or just fancy something different to the usual Soap & Glory products give it a go.
I deduct one point for the cheap packaging and another for the price.
Thank you for reading.
(Also posted on Ciao)
As a treat for myself just after Christmas I bought myself a huge vanity case of Ted Baker products in the half price sale in Boots. I love my smellies and I really do like the Ted Baker brand and I simply really wanted this pretty set of products.
Within the set this body wash was included. It is hard to get hold of it seperate though it is stocked in Boots in a small, travel 50ml size for about £2.99 so if interested in this Google for it!
The bottle the body wash comes in is tall and oblong and made of see-through plastic and it has a gold coloured flip top lid to the top of it. On the front of it there is a small pink and gold square section with butterflies on it and in gold writing we are told that it is Ted Baker 'London' Body Wash and that it is 250ml in size. On the back of the bottle other information listed includes being told a bit about the product, we are told how to use it and contact details for the manufacturer are given. This is a nice looking, classy bottle although made from plastic and of course it is informative enough.
The Body Wash Itself:
The gel is rather thick in consistency which was the first negative I experienced with this body wash as it was really hard to squeeze out of the small hole in the flip top lid! Its a right pain to be honest!
The gel is a gold, transparent colour and the fragrance is a blend of red berry fruits in the main so it has a nice berry fragrance to it which is softened by tuberose with a soft musky base, not too heavy of patchouli. Its a nicely layered scent this, natural and naturally sweet, particulary nice if you like fruity aromas really.
It lathers up nicely, feels nice and silky on the skin and rinses off easily leaving me feel nice and clean and soft enough and gently fragranced for a good few hours.
All in all I liked this body wash well enough to be fair, it just wasn't really what I expected I guess. Although nicely blended and interesting it was bit too fruity for me really!
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I recently bought a gorgeous Ted Baker body gift set from Boots in their new Butterfly Wings print, design and fragrance. I was attracted to this set firstly by the wonderful print on the box and then after looking inside and smelling the fragrance I was even more captured and I'm glad I bought this as it was a good bargain. I am going to review each product individually but this opening paragraph will be the same as it includes details on the gift box itself too. The back of the box calls this set "It's a small world" as it contains small versions of four different Ted Baker products, 50ml products to be precise which they say are ideal for travelling light or taking flight. The box is quite sturdy and is classified as a small hat box. This is a box you could definitely use again as a jewellery box or box for bits and bobs as its so cute looking and nice enough to put on display in your bedroom or bathroom.
The box is a gorgeous light pink colour with lots of butterflies on it. The butterflies are a black and white colour and are a nice contrast against the pink of the box. It's a typical Ted Baker print and looks really old fashioned and romantic. The set consists of a body wash, body scrub, body spray and body lotion. Now, I will review each product individually.
The Body Wash comes in a nice squeeze tube with a flip cap lid. Ted Baker say you will feel light as a butterfly on a summer's day with this luxurious body wash. The wash itself is clear and has quite a thick, gel like consistency. You only need a little bit of it in order to work up a lather in the shower. I apply mine to a bath puff as I find it goes further this way. The fragrance is amazing. It's got quite a flowery scent to me and almost has a musk effect as it really lasts a long time on the skin. It is kind of summery and would be suited to a nice warm day although I would say that you could wear this all throughout the year too. The wash is fragranced with bergamot, red fruit, tuberose and patchouli and is a new product I definitely recommend.
You can buy a small version of this body wash just on its own if you wish to try it from Boot and a 50ml tube will cost you £2.35.