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I subscribe to a few different beauty boxes, whereby you pay a fee and are sent lots of samples each month. One of those I subscribe to, Joliebox, recently had a much anticipated, yet ultimately disappointing full-size box. One of the products in this box was the Yardley Royal English Daisy body wash.
I believe Royal English Daisy is a new fragrance to Yardley. If not new, it is certainly one they are promoting a lot at the moment, as I have seen a few adverts for it in the Sunday supplements. Although I have personally always thought of Yardley as being a brand my grandmother would use, and not particularly one I would go to as a 27 year old, I did like the sound of the Royal English Daisy fragrance and looked forward to using this.
The body wash is packaged in a tube with a flip top lid, and despite the fact I only have a little bit left in the tube, I find the lid is still quite stiff to open and has not loosened over time, which is rather irritating. The tube is white and yellow with silver accents and does look quite cheerful, although something about it (I suspect it may be the Royal crests above the logo) still makes it look old fashioned to me.
The scent of Royal English Daisy is lovely and certainly one of the main positive points about this product. I am not normally a fan of floral fragrances but this one is beautifully light and fresh. I've often thought it smelled like green apples when using it, however I'd always thought this was just me. Having just looked this product up on the Yardley website, the description does actually mention apples as being one of the notes, so perhaps my sense of smell is not as skewed as I originally thought! The official description, if you are interested, is 'energetic top notes in the form of fresh green leaves and apple, combined with a heart of hyacinth and white rose, enhanced with warm base notes of sandalwood and musk.' Other than the apple, I can just detect a fresh floral fragrance with a hint of sweetness, I cannot for example notice any rose or musk in the scent.
The product is described as a body wash, so can be used in either the bath or shower. I have used it in both and have come to the conclusion that it is best used in the bath. The body wash is a silvery colour and quite thick, but does need to be rubbed into the skin quite a bit before it produces a lather. In the shower the running water can wash it away a little and I don't think you get the same foaming effects as you do in the bath.
The fragrance is quite strong when in use and the product feels quite smooth and silky against the skin. I wouldn't say, even when used in the bath opposed to the shower it creates enough foam to shave legs so I would recommend having a separate shave gel handy for that.
After using this there is a delicate fragrance left on my skin, however I don't find this to be long lasting and it is usually gone within half an hour. My skin does feel soft and is not dried out at all after using this, but I have not noticed any particularly spectacular benefits to my skin as a consequence of using this product.
A 200ml tube of this body wash retails at £3.50 and can be purchased from http://www.yardleylondon.co.uk I am yet to see it in the shops, I've noticed Boots have the matching soap on their website, so it's possible they may have more of the range in store.
On the subject of matching products, as well as the matching soap, a eau de toilette, body spray, body lotion, and a hand and nail cream are also available in the Royal English Daisy fragrance.
Overall, I found this to be a nice product, but not particularly special. I really liked the fresh, green fragrance and the intensity of the scent made it a nice product to use. I don't think this had any particularly good benefits for my skin and I didn't think it lathered too well either for a product which is described as being a luxury, so it gets a very average 3 stars from me.