Product Type: Valentino Bath & Shower
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Valentino Rock n' Rose Shower Gel
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Valentino Rock n' Rose Shower Gel
For Christmas this year I had a huge list of presents I wanted and I got them all and more besides! At the top of my list was Rock 'n' Rose Perfume. I'd seen the adverts, gone to sniff the scent and feel in love! Then I made sure I banged on enough about it to my stepdad to get it and he went to Boot's to sniff it he loved it and not only did he get me the perfume I longed for but got me a huge set of it which comprised the perfume, shower gel and body lotion. Chuffed I was!!
Moving on a few months I still have the perfume. I use mine on special occasions but the shower gel? Well I've repurchased it time and time again. Not only do I use it in conjunction with the other products I use but I buy it to use with whichever perfume I'm using or as a pick me bit of luxury.
Usually, like most people I buy shower gels and bath products which are mainstream. You know Radox, Imperial Leather that sort of thing. They're always on offer and do a decent job. Well that was before this gift set I was bought. You soon learn the difference between ok products and luxury!
It's funny cos the reason I'm doing this review is cos of a chat I had a couple of days ago with my Mother and I must tell you about it lol My Mum is someone who has the money to throw about on luxuries if she wanted to but she doesn't want to. Don't get me wrong she isn't the sort of woman who only uses coal tar soap and the cheapest shampoo she can lay her hands on economy in Kwik Save or anything but she is frugal with her pennies. She buys shops own beauty products such as shower gel, 2 for 1s and doesn't even own a pot of face moisturiser. Her bedroom isn't littered with all different products (unlike mine). She owns one deodorant at a time, one shower gel that sort of thing. Well the other day she was going on that for her birthday she wanted a pot of Opium Body Cream for £50.00! Not a problem I'm glad she loves something and it makes buying her something all that much easier but I was surprised. She told me if she doesn't get it she'd get it herself and as I say that is why I'm here writing my review!
It struck me that when I run out of this shower gel, even if its my last £20.00 I'd 'need' it! I'm sure we all have stuff that we must have with our last pennies. For me I run into Boot's without a second thought to purchase this but the funny thing is I will stand in Poundland with a couple of items and ponder whether I need them or if I'm just being wasteful! So that's how keen I am on this!
What It Is....
Valentino Rock 'n' Rose Perfumed Shower Gel. Mine is a 100ml but it can also be purchased in a 200ml size. Can be bought in Boot's and online at discount stores and mine sets me back about £20.00 per bottle. Saying that, that's depending on how heavy handed you are and I am I get about 20 uses per bottle!
Light pink opaque plastic recyclable bottle with black writing on the front telling me it is indeed Rock n' Rose by Valentino and I'm also told on the front that it is Shower Gel. On the back I'm given a list of ingredients, the size and contact details for Valentino. The top is a black plastic jewel like screw on/off cap. Under that the shower gel is dispensed from a small hole which has inset plastic in it's top to stop it pouring out (like a safety feature).
The Official Word....
The fragrance is inspired by a new generation of young Valentino women. She is a modern woman, who combines a Rock 'n Roll attitude with elegance and style. She is a Rose on the outside and a Rocker on the inside.
The fragrance is created as a perfect balance between edgy modernity and Valentino's elegance and tradition.
The fragrance is the same as the perfume and the body lotion in this range.
Top notes of bergamot, black currant, and crunch green.
Middle notes of orange blossom, gardenia, muguet, and rose.
Base notes of sandalwood, orris, musky notes, vanilla, and heliotrope.
Well when I first tried my first bottle of this shower gel I wasn't expecting much from it apart from a nice matching fragrance to the perfume. However...
It's marvelous. Real luxury! Firstly the amount you need is miniscule. Bout the size of 10p does the whole body and it's a clear gel that isn't runny but quite thick. It lathers up beautifully with rich creamy white bubbles and on application with the skin although its a gel it's just so kind and moisturising and kind of hugs your body! It's brilliant to shave legs and ya bits and bobs with and just so silk like.
The smell is just lovely too. Very light and slightly floral. Sometimes I can smell the gardenia more and sometimes I can really smell Rose but always I can smell a sweet musk. It's very modern for a floral fragrance
Now sure this was brought out in mind to use with the perfume to layer the scent and that's wonderful and I do, do that but as I stated earlier I'm more than happy to use this with other fragrances I mean you use Radox and stuff which is fragrant so why an earth not?! It's just a very feminine smell and delicate to boot and not an 'in your face smell'.
It really is kind to my skin. Forget the smell I've gone about that enough! It's just easy to lather and rinse off leaving no residue and a little goes a long way. It's how my skin feels after using it that's the best thing. My skin is so soft and after using it I feel clean.
To me this isn't just a fragranced, overpriced shower gel. It's pure unadulterated luxury and shows me you get what you pay for. I'd of never thought that it was worth the money without trying it and now I have I'm hooked. People comment on how nice I smell and I have been told what wonderfully soft skin I have (once or twice lol). This is great for someone with dry skin who is looking for a treat and personally I'm looking forward to the summer and wearing this with the body lotion in the evenings for a lovely girly, light smell!
Summary: A beautiful modern floral shower gel that makes showers so luxurious!