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The White Company is a chain of shops selling clothes, linen and home accessories. As you may guess, it has a strong preference for all things white and neutral. I find it extremely over-priced and have never bought anything there myself, but was lucky enough to be given a bottle of their White Lavender bath and shower gel as a birthday present a few months ago. Just to give you an idea of their prices, this 250ml bottle of shower gel would set you back £12. So, a much appreciated gift from my generous friend!
As mentioned, this is a white lavender scented gel. It also contains neroli and lemon and can be used both in the shower and the bath. According to The White Company, "Ours is the most beautiful pure white lavender, blended with bright basil and Sicilian lemon, and warmed with vetiver to create the ultimate relaxing scent. This mild and gentle cleanser gives a creamy lather in the shower and a luxurious rich foam in the bath." I've never actually seen white lavender, and am not sure I could tell the scent apart from other types, but the scent of this gel is nice, and the lemon and neroli (although I can't detect the notes individually) take the sharpness off the lavender. For me personally, the scent is relaxing, and I prefer to keep this for evening use, rather than for a morning shower.
It is paraben- and SLS-free, which means of course that it doesn't produce copious amounts of foam (SLS is the foaming agent used in many toiletries, but is thought to cause some people skin allergies and reactions). It does lather up though, and produces an adequate amount of foam both when used as a shower gel and if added to running bath water.
The packaging is a cylindrical bottle made of transparent plastic, with a classy-looking label and a flip top which can also be unscrewed when the last dregs of product need to be rinsed out.
All in all, I have enjoyed using this product but would certainly not buy it myself - it is very expensive for what it is and I personally prefer to save my pennies for other things and buy slightly cheaper toiletries. However, if you are a real White Company aficionado or absolutely adored the scent of this gel, you might disagree!
Thanks for reading!