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~~*~~*~~ Timotei Energising Orange and Mint ~~*~~*~~ ~~*~~ I'm a Lady ~~*~~ Although I am most definitely female (I've got proof), I am probably the least feminine object in the world - my friends despair at my constant hoody and trainer combo but I'm happy and comfortable in my boyish ways. However, I do like to partake in bathtime and smell pretty. Unfortunately, this is what has driven me to writing this review. I purchased this in a small and rather useless pharmacy that insisted I spent £5 when all I wanted was some Tixilix for the girls as they had kennel cough - I bumped up my original purchase with a blank greetings card and a bottle of this gel because it sounded nice and I was in a rush - plus at £1.09 for 250ml, it seemed a reasonable price. ~~*~~ It's a shower gel ~~*~~ I'm not going to invest in separate shaving foam so my shower gel gets used for that (and for de-griming Puddle the Irish Water Spaniel when she's dipped herself in cow poop). A dollop the size of a £2 piece will lather up enough to cover my big ol body and will generally cover the whole of my dog when mixed with her curls - interesting stuff if you too have an 80's perm effect on your noggin. ~~*~~ Energising, my butt ~~*~~ It proclaims to be 'energising' presumably due to the inclusion of mint - the fact that there is a distinct lack of mint smell may attest to the fact that I do not feel energised after use. Neither does the Puddle. It does smell very orangey when using it but soon after, it fades and after a day's work it smells like stale sweat. I know I probably smell of stale sweat anyway in my rather pongy job but this is a strange sickly smell that I don't like. On a plus note, it doesn't seem to dry out my skin but it isn't as moisturising as other shower gels. It's a fairly nice smooth consistency without being too runny or having those horrible scratchy bits in it, and comes in a bright orange colour to prove it has seen an orange, once. ~~*~~ Ingredients and other rubbish ~~*~~ Actually to list the ingredients would be futile - does anyone really care or know what they mean - the only interesting one is glucose but since it states on the bottle that you're not allowed to drink it, this probably won't be of benefit to those in need of a sugar fix. The bottle is not particularly attractive but has an easy to use flip-top lid. This is a Timotei product from the aroma gel range - I may be tempted to try another flavour but won't be bothering with this one again. If however you'd like to make your own mind up you can find it pretty much anywhere - notably in poundland where I believe it was selling for a pound. Unilever UK, Freepost, Admail 1000, London, SW1A 2XX 0800 085 1548 Thanks for reading. Review will most definitely appear elsewhere. Caroline, Pig & Puddle September 2011
// TIMOTEI SHOWER GEL \\ -------------- THE PRICE -------------- I picked this up from Wilkinson's whilst it was on sale for 99p, the usual price is around £1.70 - £1.90 mark. I think this is a reasonable price for a reasonable shower gel. ---------------------- THE APPEARANCE ---------------------- The shower gel comes in a curved clear plastic bottle with a orange plastic lid. On the front of the bottle is the Timotei logo and some more information, along with a large picture of a sliced orange and a little circle which contains a picture of mint. On the back of the bottle is the usual information, how many ml you have, ingredients, what it does ect. The gel itself is orange in colour. Over all, a decent looking bottle but nothing special. -------------------- MY EXPERIENCE -------------------- The shower gel claims to be energising, I have to be honest though, it didn't make me feel any more energised. The gel is orange in colour and has a jelly like texture, when you squeeze the bottle it does actually come out like jelly, it isn't smooth and runs out, its quite thick and breaks up as it comes out. The smell of the shower gel is very nice, if you open up the lid and just squeeze the bottle to get a whiff it spells like pure orange juice, no sign of mint when you do this though, it actually smells good enough to drink, this probably being why on the back it tells me it isn't drinkable! When the shower gel is applied onto my puff and put onto my body, the mint comes through very strongly the first few seconds it hits the skin, it blends perfectly with the orange and they both are a match in heaven, but after the gel has been on your body the strong smell of the orange and mint fades, with the mint fading the most and being non existent. You are then basically washing with a plain wash. The gel does lather up quite nicely and smells nice for the first few minutes, afterwards when dry the smell is no longer on the skin and I don't feel more energised. It does clean you though! Over all, a decent product.